Music Production This online course for music production addresses in detail the foundations of digital music production. This course teaches how to create a song from inception to the finished product. It also touches on music theory for producers. Music Production is taught in Ableton Live period.
Songwriting Covers lyrical and melodic songwriting and analysis and dives deep into the structure of a good song. Advanced aspects of music theory are also discussed in this online course
Mixing This course teaches you how to really listen to music, how to balance levels, and how to hone vocal production and create space, as well as current mix delivery requirements. Mixing is taught in Pro Tools.
Engineering This course teaches you how to use a digital audio workstation (DAW). Students learn the best practices for vocal recording techniques, digital audio fundamentals, and recording templates. Engineering is taught in Pro Tools.
Music Business This online music course covers the foundations of managing a career in the music industry. Students learn the ins and outs of publishing, copyright, contracts, and taxes. They also learn how to take their music to the market.
Artist Branding Being a music artist is about so much more than your appearance and brand. This course covers marketing, networking, song distribution, and online presence not only for the artist but also for producers and other industry professionals.
Music Producer, Sound Designer
Seige Monstracity is an anomaly in the music industry. He rides the fence, providing the contemporary soundtracks for successful commercial artists such as YG, Tyrese, Keisha Cole, and Marsha Ambrosius, as well as producing grimey backdrops for underground artists like Bizarre, Bad Lucc, and Namebrand.
Technical Director and one of the Design Engineers for 1500 Sound Academy
Dave Hampton is a 40+ year Grammy Award winning veteran of the audio recording industry. In addition to engineering, He still consults with manufacturers on new technology, lecturers on survival in the industry, and continues to design custom studios and creative spaces for some of entertainments top artists.
9x Grammy-Nominated, multi-platinum producer and songwriter
Is a notable actor and entertainer, also known as 1/2 of the LA based production duo Da Internz. He’s a 9xGrammy-Nominated, Multi-Platinum Producer and Songwriter, responsible for some of the biggest hits for Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Big Sean, Justin Bieber, Nas and more. He’s also an On-Air Personality for Apple Music Beats 1, which broadcasts live in over 110 Countries worldwide. He’s both a graduate and former professor of Columbia College of Chicago and has also given a TEDx Talk at his alma mater.
4X Grammy Award winner and musical phenomenon, Brian Kennedy, contributed to Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson’s self-titled debut album as a writer and producer. The effort earned him his first Grammy for Best R&B Album at the 2009 awards ceremony. Revered as a piano prodigy, Kennedy’s musical genius has afforded him the opportunity to work with several top artists and producers, including Smokie Robinson, Timbaland, Lady GaGa, Rascal Flatts, Kelly Clarkson, Dallas Davidson, Dr. Dre Backstreet Boys, David Foster, Clive Davis, Natasha Bedingfield, legendary songwriter Diane Warren, and many others.
An American audio engineer, record producer, disc jockey, and record executive from Wilmington, Delaware. In 2019, Young Guru won a Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album for mixing the album Everything Is Love by The Carters. He has worked with many leading recording artists, most notably Jay-Z, and an April 2015 Wall Street Journal profile called him “the most famous and successful engineer in the history of hip-hop”
Harmony David Samuels (born 16 May 1980), also known as H-Money or “H”, is an English record producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He has produced a multitude of hits for artists such as Brandy, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Chip, Ciara, Fantasia, Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole, Ne-Yo and more.
BIANCA “BLUSH” ATTERBERRY
Bianca “Blush” Atterberry Is an Emmy Award Winning, Multi Platinum Selling Singer/Songwriter. Blush has been working in the music Industry and a part of albums worldwide since early age of 19. She collectively has sold over 1.5 million records as a songwriter. She had been able to work her way into rooms with Award winning artists such as Demi Lovato, Mary J Blige, Chris Brown, Meghan Trainor,Kelly Clarkson, Timbaland, DJ Snake, just to name a few.
Musical Singer/producer Jozzy started out behind the scenes writing songs for much more established artists. After a big break early on when she connected with Timbaland and worked on tracks with the legendary producer, the floodgates opened and Jozzy began writing for and collaborating with everyone from Beyoncé to Chris Brown to Pitbull.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, R&B singer and songwriter Sterling Simms formed the songwriting company Knightwritahz with several other writers. Through his company, Simms wrote songs for several R&B singers, including Mario and Tyrese. In 2014 he signed with the indie label One Recordings, which led to his demo falling into the hands of Island Def Jam executive Antonio “L.A.” Reid. Simms was then picked up by Def Jam and even appeared on rap superstar Jay-Z’s comeback album Kingdom Come at 2006’s end. Around the same time, his single “Jump Off,” featuring rapper Sean Paul of YoungBloodZ, was enjoying regular rotation on urban radio.
Senior VP A&R/Manager
Producer/a&r of Beyonce’s #1 albums Bday and I am Sasha Fierce, Dreamgirls sdtrk, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, b2k, you got served sdtrk, Barbershop sdtrk, Cadillac Records sdtrk Executive Producer of #1 box office hit “You Got Served”
Max Gousse, who heads the West Coast a&r Department for island Def Jam music group, has been a very successful a&r exec for nearly 20 years. The Los Angeles-based Gousse is perhaps best known for handling a&r for two of Beyonce’s biggest albums (I am…Sasha Fierce and B’day), for discovering and developing the Platinum r&b group b2k, and for a&r-ing the Multi-Platinum Dreamgirls soundtrack album.
Tracking & Mixing Engineer
In the past 15 years Todd Cooper (tracking/mixing engineer) has worked on thousands of songs with artists from all walks of life. A graduate from Expression college for Digital Arts in 2005, he operated Street Symphony studios in Fremont, CA until he made the move to LA in 2015. Some of his credits include: Travis Scott, Shawn Mendes, Gucci Mane, Pop Smoke, Pitbull, Will Smith, Kiana Léde, Jay Sean, Larry June, Duckwrth, Tinashe, Luke James, Yellow Claw, Snoop Dogg, E-40 and the list keeps going.
Multi Platinum Singer-Songwriter
Ally Brooke grew up in San Antonio, Texas. Following her time in Fifth Harmony, the multi platinum singer-songwriter kicked off her highly anticipated solo career in 2019 with back-to-back Top 40 charting singles and an impressive resume of genre-bending collaborations including “All Night” with Afrojack which marked her first #1 as a solo artist on US Dance Radio. A life-long entertainer, Ally competed on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars before embarking on her debut headline Time To Shine Tour in early 2020 with scheduled stops including a sold out show at New York’s Gramercy Theatre. With total career streams already in the billions, Ally is only just getting started.
Q: Can I do the program on my own schedule?
A: Yes, the On-Demand Online Program is designed with the flexibility to complete on your time, at your convenience, globally anywhere.
Q: How do I access the school content?
A: Login to the Student On-Demand Online Portal located on the upper right corner of the 1500 Sound Academy website or at https://learn.1500sound.academy/
Q: As an On-Demand Online student, do I get to interact with my instructor?
A: No, as an On-Demand Online student, you do not get to interact with an instructor.
Q: Are there any academic requirements to enroll?
A: There is no academic requirements to enroll in the On-Demand Online Program.
Q: Is the Academy accredited?
A: The Academy is approved to operate by the Bureau of Private Post-secondary Education, a division of the California Consumer Affairs Department and offers certificates of completion for their programs. The Academy is not accredited by a national or regional accreditation body.