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Certificate Program &
Digital Badge Courses
We solely focus on the development of the modern-day creative through innovative curriculum, elite industry mentorships, and musical partnerships to prepare future artists with nontraditional
skill sets for success.
1500 Sound Academy offers a certificate for the Music & Industry Fundamentals Program available On-Campus or Live Online and a digital badge for On-Demand Online Courses designed to develop skills to a professional level in a short amount of time.
See which courses are right for you.
Grammy-winners James Fauntleroy and Larrance “Rance” Dopson are changing the culture of education and empowering the next
generation of creatives with the 1500 Sound Academy music production school in Los Angeles. Here, students learn
from the industry’s best and are in the room with relevant professionals who are creating a unique and inspiring music
Get involved. The team is giving back with scholarships, student sponsorships, and other philanthropic, community-focused opportunities.
1500 Sound Academy Alumni, in conjunction with Volume Ventures Publishing, provides the perfect
atmosphere for artists to develop and create music’s next top hits.
We have an incredible body of alumni who have gone on to do amazing things. Whether engineering their own albums or working on projects with our partners or other artists, our alumni are making their mark in entertainment.
A Trailblazing Music Education Institution By
1500 Sound Academy, LLC is a subsidiary of Volume Ventures, LLC, an independent multi-faceted entertainment company that provides comprehensive music & video production, publishing, education, and branding services to aspiring and established recording artists, songwriters, musicians & music videographers. Based in Inglewood, California.
A global entertainment company dedicated to producing high-quality, thoughtful music entertainment and educational content in the areas of:
- • TV, film and digital
- • Podcasts
- • Branded entertainment
A ~25,500 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that will cater to the production needs of the leading names in entertainment through:
- • Three recording studios
- • Screening theater
- • Soundstage
- • Outdoor stage
- • Podcast room
A music publishing company that represents top artists across multiple genres of music for the purposes of:
- • Song placements
- • Film and TV licensing
- • Global administration and royalty
A creative service dedicated to developing IPs for aspiring and established artists and corporate partners in the music and entertainment industry through new, and the evaluation of existing:
- • Marketing strategies and concepts
- • Brand identity and style
- • Brand positioning and voice