The camp was the brainchild of Angry Mob’s Director of A&R Ralph Torrefranca whose goal was to bring the more pop-leaning sensibilities of their Los Angeles-based writers and producers to Music City. After conversations with Atlantic Records A&R rep Chris Martinago and Ben Vaughn, President of Warner Chappell, Angry Mob decided to move forward and partnered with Starstruck Entertainment and Prescription Songs to bring the first annual LA x Nashville Writing Camp to life. Starstruck Entertainment hosted the main rooms of the camp in their in-house studios on the famed Music Row.
The camp featured writers and producers from Angry Mob Music, Starstruck Entertainment, Prescription Songs, and Warner Chappell and as well as select writers from Concord Music Group and Demolition Music. Developing artists from Atlantic Records, Warner Music, Capitol Records, Art House Entertainment, Starstruck, Sony RED and Island Records all participated in the camp as well as select Warner Chappell published artists. Some featured artists include Anna Clendening (East West), GAYLE (Arthouse), R.LUM.R (Island), Chaz Cardigan (Capitol), Caroline Kole (Starstruck), Maddie Medley (Elektra) and Anna Moon (Sony Red).
“Considering that we had 30 of some of the most uniquely talented up & coming writers and artists from both LA and Nashville, it’s no wonder why the camp was such a success! We’re grateful for all of the creative partners that were involved. There’s a real pop scene growing in Nashville and we were happy to bring some of LA to the south.” – Ralph Torrefranca (Director of A&R, Angry Mob Music)
The event was regarded as a massive accomplishment, it created exciting opportunities for writers and producers to connect with people whom they may have never have had the chance to collaborate with before. Great leadership & outstanding talent helped cultivate the perfect environment for nurturing creativity which resulted in a very productive and successful camp.