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[iNterview] Darrell “Digga” Branch Speaks On His New Book ‘The Beat Game’, Gives Music Business Advice To Producers

Posted By The Certified Genius Darrell “Digga” Branch is a music producer, educator and entrepreneur who is perhaps best known for crafting 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ hit “Many Men” along with various titles for the likes… read more

[New Mixtape] Eskeerdo – 31 Days (Hosted by Don Cannon)

Posted By The Certified Genius Hip-hop artist Eskeerdo presents his Don Cannon hosted 31 Days mixtape, a compilation of 31 freestyles Eskeerdo recorded during the 31 Days of March. Having written major records for the likes of Kanye West and Rihanna, Eskeerdo’s 31 Days aims to prove… read more

[New Audio] Bekay – “2013 Year In Review” (Produced by Don Cannon, 88 Keys & Kanye West)

Posted By The Certified Genius As he has been doing consistently for about 10 years, Bekay puts out a year in review song titled “2013 Year In Review” over Pusha T’s “Number On The Boards” instrumental. As the Brooklyn… read more

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[iN-Depth] With Torrance “Street Symphony” Esmond

Interview by Premise — Mr. Esmond, thanks for taking the time to speak with us about your career. Being from TN with roots in both Nashville and Memphis, music was certainly all around you. When… read more

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[iStandard Alumni] Chi-Town’s Own ILL Brown

Interview by Premise — What’s up ILL? Where are you from and what do you do? Southside of Chicago born and raised! Been making beats for almost 20 years and I also work as a… read more

Beat Camp ATL 7/19-7/21 – Discounted Registration Ends 7/5/13 at 11:59PM EDT

Next Stop – ATL…   From Friday, July 19th – Sunday, July 21st, iStandard takes over the SAE Institute in Atlanta, Georgia for #BeatCamp! Along with Monster Energy, Native Instruments, IK Multimedia, PMC, XXL, we will be educating and entertaining the future of production… read more

Deadline for iStandard Showcase @ ASCAP EXPO Submissions Tonight, 4/4 @ 11:59PM EDT / Full EXPO Schedule & Panelists Announced

 April 4, 2013 We are exactly 2 WEEKS away from the 2013 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO – April 18 – 20, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.  The full schedule has been announced, and with over 65 panels / sessions and… read more

iStandard To Hold Its Producer Showcase @ ASCAP EXPO 13 / EXPO Panelists Include Lionel Richie, Ne-Yo, AKON, Steven Tyler, Diplo, No I.D., Don Cannon, & More

  February 27, 2013  Since 2006, the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO has been the premier national conference dedicated to putting songwriters, composers, & producers face-to-face with some of the most illustrious figures in music…. read more

Gee Oh ft. MIRK “Maybe” (prod. by Don Cannon & Gee Oh)

New joint from iStandard alumni Gee Oh featuring MIRK with production by Gee Oh and Don Cannon! Check out “Maybe” off of Gee Oh’s mixtape Kanye White. Ha! maybe ft. MIRK produced by don cannon… read more

W.B.C. Mag Exclusive – DJ Don Cannon Speaks On FIEND Helping Start His Career & Origin of “Cannon” Beat

Curren$y, Fiend, & The Jets X W.B.C. Magazine #9 (Download Below): During the release party for Lungz’s DreamKillaz mixtape, DJ Don Cannon talks about how Fiend a.k.a. International Jones helped him early in his… read more