VERSED: The ASCAP Podcast / Ep. 11 - Techy Fatule
April 18, 2020
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EP. 11 FEATURED INTERVIEW: TECHY FATULE
Singer-songwriter, artist and actress Techy Fatule has lived almost her whole life in the entertainment industry. The daughter of Dominican showman Carlos Alfredo Fatule and writer and motivational speaker Tania Baez, Techy grew up in Santo Domingo in a home filled with music and love for the arts. She studied piano, guitar and honed her skills as a vocalist with the best teachers in the Dominican Republic. She started her career as a child star in the famous Latin American TV show Don Francisco and graduated from the prestigious Berklee School of Music. Her roles in music theatre include "Belle" in Beauty and the Beast; "Deena Jones" in Dreamgirls and "Maureen Johnson" in Rent to name a few. In addition, she has been cast as the leading actress in three movies.
A creative force to be reckoned with, Techy’s debut album A Su Tiempo positioned her as the next up and coming Latin American star. After releasing her second album Capitulo 1, she is getting ready to release Capitulo 2 in October of 2020. A dynamic presence on the stage, she has performed and opened concerts for such artists as Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes, Ednita Nazario and Kany García to name just a few.
She recently sat down to talk with ASCAP’s Sarah Finegold about the evolution of women in music, balancing being a musician with being a mom, her songwriting approach, her new music and what it means to be Dominican. ALSO: ASCAP’s Jason Reddick talks about how the music community in Atlanta is faring during the pandemic and the ASCAP Urban team’s new #ASCAPRealSounds Instagram Live series. And from the archives, Latin Grammy-winning producer Linda Briceño talks about the value of working with collaborators who can educate you while you create.
EP. 11 INTERVIEWER: SARAH FINEGOLD, ASCAP MARKETING COORDINATOR
Sarah Finegold, an original yinzer from Pittsburgh PA, is a writer and music fan working in the Marketing department at ASCAP. After graduating from Cornell University in 2015 with a BA in English and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies – with a minor in Film Studies just to shake things up – Sarah moved to New York City and shortly found her home at ASCAP. When she isn't indulging her love of travel and all things edible, she relishes going to the movies, Broadway musicals, making friends with strangers’ dogs on the street and being overly competitive while playing board games.
Hailing from Atlanta, Jason grew up as a military brat and lived in four different countries before the age of 13. While in high school, he discovered his true passion was music and the business of music. Jason graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and a minor in Music Management. He moved to New York shortly after graduation and began working with various brands such as Stella McCartney, Nike, Mountain Dew and Timberland. After some time, Jason returned to Atlanta to open his own branding and music agency, Creative Period. Some of his clients included Pepsi, Foot Locker and Puma. In his past role as the Promotions Director for Radio One Atlanta’s Hot 107.9, Jason was tasked with pushing the culture forward in Atlanta through radio and promoting artist and brands. In his current role he is the Associate Director for ASCAP and runs the Atlanta office assisting writers and producers with royalties, publishing and creative opportunities.