(L-R) Scott Michael Smith, Alex Ritchie and Sierra Lever
:NEXT To Feature The Future Of The Music Industry
Get ready for what's next in the music industry. On Monday, Oct. 28, the Recording Academy will launch its new series, :NEXT, spotlighting talented up-and-coming music professionals from across the industry.
From songwriters and artists, to producers and engineers, to music business professionals, the new digital short-run video series will look at a wide array of the future power players in music.
The series premiere will take a closer look at emerging artist, songwriter and producer Alex Ritchie and explore her path to releasing her debut EP, 404. Already in her career, she has worked with industry heavyweights such has Harvey Mason Jr., Gizzle, Snipe Young and Keith Hetrick. Look for Alex's episode right here on GRAMMY.com on Oct. 28.
Part two of the inagural three-part series, due out the following Mon., Nov. 3, will feature innovative producer/mixer Scott Michael Smith, who's recent credits include "The Handmaid's Tale," IT Chapter Two and Tranformers: Age of Extinction. Part three will be centered around Associate Marketing Director at Columbia Records Sierra Lever, who has has worked on major releases such as Tyga, Polo G, Chloe X Hallie, Chase B, and previously at Motown Records on Migos, Stefflon Don, Zaytoven and more.
Catch the first episode of :NEXT on Monday, Oct. 28 right here on GRAMMY.com and stay tuned for more from the future of the music industry.