Backline Musician Program Hires Cleveland Director, Announces Inaugural Program
The program which also provides $20,000 grants began accepting applications
CLEVELAND, OH– Backline, a free, grant-based musician accelerator program launched in Cleveland this week. Backline Cleveland will coach, connect, and provide $20,000 in grant funding to each of the four artists who are selected from a rigorous application, audition and interview process. Backline’s goal is to help emerging artists from the local community increase their chances of “breaking out,” and to further put Cleveland on the map for top musical talent. Backline was founded in Milwaukee in 2018 by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and gener8tor and has since expanded to Detroit and now Cleveland. Backline was named one of Fast Company’s “10 Most Innovative Music Companies of 2020.”
Sean Oatz (“Oatz”) has been hired by gener8tor to lead Backline Cleveland. Oatz’s deep roots in the Cleveland music scene include serving as the…
YSN Ourt born Ourtney Bryant from Cleveland, Ohio is currently 19 years old born on August 28th, 2000. The name YSN Ourt came from being in a group before he also branched out to do his own thing. YSN stands for Young Successful Navigation.
Ourt got into music because he posted a video playing around freestyling and it ended up going viral. NBA Youngboy and Toosie are his biggest influences because they are his favorite artists to listen to and they are near his age doing the same thing he wants to do.
A new single was just dropped called “FLOCK” along with the music video. Jwestbeats produced the song and the video was shot by 30mproductions. It was the first time working with 30mproductions, but Ourt definitely can see another collaboration in the future.
He wants his new project to be a summer west coast vibe. Also to let the people see what it’s like coming from Cleveland and really turning up to the music. His upcoming project won’t be based around the single but i…