The Remix: Monthly meetups for DIY Musicians

This month we’re starting a new thang! Collaboration is one of the best-kept secrets in music.

This month’s meetup is in Reno, our hometown, at a local spot called The Holland Project. The Holland Project is an all-ages arts and music initiative by young people, for young people, in the Truckee Meadows. Holland Project’s aim is four-pronged: 1.) art access; 2.) music access; 3.) diverse workshop & skill-building opportunities; and 4.) community engagement & collaboration.

Holland is non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that produces more than 250 all-ages events annually in the Reno area. Governed by its members, volunteer boards and our committees, Holland seeks to propel Reno’s all-ages movement, and wholeheartedly support and champion opportunities for young people in our community.

Holland focuses on executing live music events monthly, curating gallery exhibits, hosting unique and affordable workshops, and presenting special events and city-wide collaborations.

Holland Project hopes to further identify Reno as a cultural center with a vibrant urban scene where art and music thrive. Holland fundamentally believes that music and art are vital forces, and that young people have the ability and right to shape and share their culture. All-ages events and opportunities are an important part of any healthy and happening community, and we’re proud to work to present all-ages offerings.

Our hope is that musicians of all types will come out and mix it up with other musicians. The thing with music is that there are all sorts of levels of proficiency and when you get a diverse group of folks together, you never know what can happen. You may be a producer looking for a lyricist, or a songwriter looking for a producer. You may be really fantastic at writing lyrics in a notebook, but have no idea how to use a DAW to arrange a song. We know that it takes all different types of people with different skill sets to build a song from start to finish. We hope you will find other like-minded folks in order to go further faster.

We will also be demo-ing our collaboration app, in case you wanna give it a spin. But no pressure, this event is to serve the music community and provide a space for people to find what they are looking for that will get them to the next level. If you have any ideas on how we can help the community, give us a shout. Our email is

In case you’re really curious about our app and want to see if it is a tool that would be useful for you on your songwriting journey, and would like to beta test it, you can go here and sign up!

By Ethan Clift

Ethan is Co-founder and CEO of Tonic Audio. His favorite things to do are sew quilts, take walks, make music, and his morning ritual of waking with Evie June, feeding the animals, coffee + a jaunt to the dog park with the pocket-sized Yorkies. His favorite tool is a Nintendo Wii controller Allison hacked for him to use to control a synth during live performances.