In the guest chair:

Curtis Daniel, Dana Barrett & Rob Vaka

Curtis Daniel, Dana Barrett & Rob Vaka

Patchwerk Recording Studios Co-Owner, Curtis Daniel joined Dana in studio to talk about the business side of music production. Plus, Rob Vaka, Co-Founder and Chief Giving Officer at G2G Collection was also in studio to discuss the importance of family time as a business owner and giving back.

Adam Gajdharsingh joined the show for our weekly Work Hard/Play Hard segment, highlighting events in Atlanta.

With over nineteen years worth of gold & platinum records under its belt, Patchwerk Recording Studios is Atlanta’s premier recording facility. Positioned among major record labels such as Universal, Sony, Atlantic, EMI, and Warner, Patchwerk has built their brand on quality, customer service, professionalism, and innovation. 

G2G Collection is a private travel and vacation club that transforms lives through the power of experiences and contribution.

In the headlines:

  • The Braves have made their move to Cobb County official. The team formally notified the city they will not renew their lease at Turner Field when it expires on Dec. 31, 2016. The team had until January 1 of 2016 to give notice but the Mayor had asked that they let him know as soon as possible so he could move forward with plans for the Turner Field area. Now that the official notice has been given, the Mayor has expressed his appreciation.
  • One of the many new Midtown mixed use projects is moving forward. This one, on about 1.5 acres at 1400 West Peachtree St., just north of Center Stage Theater and the MARTA Arts Center station is being developed by Greystar Real Estate Partners and will include 323 residential units, a 165-key hotel, 3,000-square-foot restaurant and 3,000-5,000 square feet of retail and bike facility space.
  • Smith’s Olde Bar at Piedmont & Monroe is still fighting to keep the lease in the space they’ve been in for 23 years. Nolen-Reeves Music — a partnership of music promoters Dan Nolen and Mike Reeves — did not reach a lease agreement with the building’s current owners that would allow them to remain at the current and original location.  Next stop… court.
  • And Atlanta has it’s very own real life soap opera, family drama that is now being played out in national magazines. The Rollins family – known for their pest control dynasty – was recently featured in Town & Country Magazine and not in a good way. The piece talks about everything from divorce to disapproval to forced plastic surgery and other craziness. Just goes to show you. The grass may look green over there, but it could be astroturf. Or spray paint. Just sayin’.
  • And Square has launched a service offering small businesses instant deposit of payment to their accounts – for a fee.  The good news… this is way better than what the banks do now. My question… what are the businesses paying for?  This SHOULD be happening automatically in this digital world we live in.

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