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LAAMP is co-founded by production duo Stargate, the Grammy winning, 10xBillboard #1, ASCAP Songwriters of the Year. Why did they create LAAMP?

"We wanted to create an environment where young, talented and driven music creators can meet and take their music to the next level. A safe environment where you can find your true voice without judgement or the pressure of grades or degrees. Where the work itself and the process of making it is the focus.

Over our 20 year career we have seen so many people make their dreams come true though music. Music is truly a language that breaks down barriers and brings people together."

4 Time Grammy Award Winner — 
4 Time Grammy Award Winner
10 Time Billboard Hot 100 #1—
10 Time Billboard Hot 100 #1

A-ROD

Al-Sherrod Lambert, aka A-Rod, aka POINTS, is a Grammy-winning American producer and songwriter celebrated in R&B and pop. His work on Fantasia's "Side Effects of You" album, which hit No. 1 on the R&B charts, and songs for Ariana Grande, including "The Way," alongside collaborations with artists like Mary J. Blige and Kelly Rowland, have established him as a prominent figure in the music industry. His multifaceted contributions span various genres, showcasing his versatility and creative prowess.

A-ROD

Afrojack

Afrojack, is a Dutch DJ who made waves with "Take Over Control". A leading figure in EDM, he's famed for thrilling performances at Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival. His hits like "Give Me Everything" and "Hey Mama", and collaborations with David Guetta, Pitbull, and Ne-Yo, underscore his influence. Winning a Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, he owns Wall Recordings and recently announced his "Jack to the Future" US tour.

Afrojack

Ali Tamposi

Ali Tamposi is celebrated for hits like Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger," 5 Seconds of Summer's “Youngblood," and DJ Snake's "Let Me Love You" featuring Justin Bieber. She won 2019's BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year and has also shaped talents on "The X Factor" as a coach, contributing to Alex & Sierra's debut album.

Ali Tamposi

Aloe Blacc

Aloe Blacc, born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III on January 7, 1979, in Laguna Hills, California, is a celebrated American singer, songwriter, and musician. He gained fame with his 2010 hit "I Need a Dollar," which became the theme for HBO's How to Make It in America. His album Good Things went gold in multiple countries. Blacc achieved global success with Avicii's "Wake Me Up," which topped charts in over 100 countries and became one of the fastest-selling singles in the UK. Known for his versatility across R&B, soul, hip-hop, and Latin genres, Blacc is also a dedicated philanthropist​.

Aloe Blacc

Amund Bjorklund

Amund Bjørklund is a renowned Norwegian songwriter and record producer, best known for his work as part of the acclaimed duo Espionage with Espen Lind. He co-wrote and produced Beyoncé's global hit "Irreplaceable," which topped charts worldwide. Bjørklund has also collaborated with major artists such as Train, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, and Jennifer Hudson, contributing to numerous successful songs. His work has earned him several prestigious awards and nominations, cementing his status as a significant figure in contemporary music production and songwriting.

Amund Bjorklund

Andre Herd

Andre Herd is the Senior Director of A&R at Artist Partner Group (APG). He started his career as an artist/songwriter before joining APG as an intern. As an intern, he discovered the band ARIZONA, who signed with APG and Atlantic. He later founded the publishing company Unrestricted, where he worked on hit songs like "Stay" by Zedd ft. Alessia Cara and collaborated with artists like XXXTENTACION. In 2018, he began managing singer/songwriter JP Saxe, leading to the Grammy-nominated hit "If The World Was Ending" ft. Julia Michaels. In 2020, he joined APG's alternative/pop division, where he's signed artists like Lexi Jayde and producers like WZRD BLD, while expanding his department.

Andre Herd

Andrew Gould

As a visionary in A&R, Andrew Gould brings decades of experience in discovering and nurturing musical talent. His tenure at BMG and Downtown Music Publishing, where he played pivotal roles in the careers of global stars, equips him with unparalleled insights into the dynamics of the music industry.

Andrew Gould

Andy Steinway

Andy Steinway is a distinguished figure in the music industry, known for his strategic acumen and exceptional leadership. During his tenure at Hallwood Media, Andy played a pivotal role in driving the company's growth, overseeing artist development, and securing major deals that elevated the firm's profile. With a deep passion for music and a keen eye for talent, he has successfully managed high-profile clients and facilitated groundbreaking collaborations. Andy holds a degree in Music Business form berklee school of music and is recognized for his innovative approach and commitment to the industry's evolution. In his free time, he enjoys mentoring aspiring music professionals and exploring diverse musical landscapes.

Andy Steinway

Angela Rogers

Angela M. Rogers is an entertainment lawyer with over 18 years of experience, specializing in contract negotiations and intellectual property issues. She represents artists, producers, songwriters, production companies, and others in the music, television, literary, and digital industries. Holding a JD from a University of Baltimore School of Law, Angela is known for her meticulous approach and strategic career guidance. She also advises non-entertainment businesses and represents diverse clients, including fashion bloggers, YouTubers, and tech startups.

Angela Rogers

Angelique Cinelu

Angelique Cinelu, transitioning from a celebrated music publishing executive to a wellness and personal brand influencer, encapsulates the essence of adaptability and resilience. Her journey underscores the importance of personal well-being in sustaining a creative and productive career in music.

Angelique Cinelu

Ant Clemons

Ant Clemons, an artist/songwriter, moved from New Jersey to Los Angeles to pursue his dream career. In 2018, he wrote a song a day in exchange for a place to sleep, leading to a feature on Kanye West's "All Mine" and reaching the Billboard charts. His journey from homelessness to success epitomizes a "rags to riches" story. Clemons is now a sought-after songwriter, collaborating with artists like Beyoncé and Pharrell. In February 2020, he released his debut EP, "Happy 2 Be Here," which has garnered over 10 million streams and featured on numerous editorial playlists.

Ant Clemons

Anthony Mandler

Renowned American director Anthony Mandler made his mark directing top music artists like Taylor Swift, Jay Z, The Weeknd, The Killers, and Drake. His collaboration with Rihanna, producing 15 videos, shaped her visual style. Mandler's trilogy with Lana Del Rey, including "National Anthem," "Ride," and "Tropico," are acclaimed for their cinematic quality. His feature film debut, "Monster" (2017), stars Jeffrey Wright and Jennifer Hudson, and is based on Walter Dean Myers' novel. The film explores the journey of a 17-year-old caught in a robbery-turned-murder. Mandler's storytelling has garnered over 3.8 billion views and numerous awards, making him a coveted director.

Anthony Mandler

Autumn Rowe

Autumn Rowe is an American singer-songwriter, TV personality, DJ, and activist hailing from the South Bronx, New York. Her career took off in 2010 when she co-wrote "Happiness" by Alexis Jordan, which FIFA selected as the official song for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Autumn's notable achievements include working on Jon Batiste's album "We Are," for which she earned the Grammy Award for Best Album. Her involvement in music extends beyond songwriting and performing; she has also been a vocal coach on shows like "The X Factor" and "America's Got Talent." Autumn is recognized for her activism, particularly in advocating for songwriter’s rights and using her platform to address issues like racism and antisemitism. Her diverse music career and advocacy work underscore her multifaceted talents and commitment to social causes.

Autumn Rowe

Benny Blanco

Benny Blanco is one of the most successful producers and songwriters in contemporary music as well as a Record Executive.  Blanco co-produced and co-wrote a multitude of hit singles in the late 2000s and thereafter. He has contributed to the sale of over 500 million albums worldwide through his work with artists including Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Halsey, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Kesha, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Sia, The Weekend, Avicii, Selena Gomez, Adam Lambert, Charlie Puth, Keith Urban, Tory Lanez, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West, J Balvin, and many more.

Blanco released his debut single as a lead artist, Eastside, a collaboration with singer-songwriters Halsey and Khalid. The song peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100,marking Blanco's first top ten song credited as an artist and his 27th top ten song as a writer, a sum that includes seven number ones. 

Benny Blanco

Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy, a revered piano prodigy, has been in the music industry since 2001, with his big break in 2006 producing and co-writing "My Love" on Ciara's platinum album "The Evolution." His notable credits include Rihanna's chart-topping "Disturbia" and Chris Brown's #1 hit "Forever." Kennedy's musical genius has led him to collaborate with top artists and producers such as Smokey Robinson, Timbaland, Lady Gaga, Rascal Flatts, Kelly Clarkson, Dr. Dre, and Diane Warren. His work continues to influence the music scene, cementing his reputation as a highly sought-after producer and songwriter.

Brian Kennedy

Brian Kullas

Brian Kullas, a classically trained musician, began playing piano at age six in Connecticut. He studied performance and composition at Dickinson College but discovered a passion for electronic music. Attending Dubspot Electronic Music Production and DJ School, he honed his production and sound design skills. He later completed the Berklee Composing and Orchestrating for Film & TV Certificate Program, blending classical music with modern sound design. Currently, Brian works at Native Instruments as Global Product Specialist Lead, staying at the forefront of music trends and technology while fusing classical orchestration with cutting-edge sound design.

Brian Kullas

Caroline Ailin

Caroline Ailin is a Norwegian songwriter and singer based in London, best known for writing Dua Lipa’s UK #1 hit “New Rules.” She has also penned singles for Rachel Platten, Olivia Holt, Snakehips, and Julie Bergan. Ailin was awarded Pop Song of the Year (2017) and Songwriter of the Year (2018) by the Norwegian MPA. Her upcoming releases include work with ALMA, Sigrid, King Henry, Tove Styrke, Niykee Heaton, Astrid S, Ella Mai, Clean Bandit, Zedd, and Katy Perry.

Caroline Ailin

Cirkut

Cirkut is a prolific Canadian record producer known for his work with Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, The Weekend, Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and many other top 40 artists. He has been nominated four times for the Grammy award, winning in 2018 for the Weekend’s Starboy. His credits are expansive and serve as a testament to his impeccable technique and unmistakable sound. Though he maintains a low profile, his contributions to popular music within the past decade have left a lasting impact on the industry.

Cirkut

Dave Stewart

David Stewart is a versatile songwriter and producer known for his collaborations with artists such as Tinie Tempah and the Jonas Brothers. Beginning as a session guitarist, he honed his skills across genres, eventually landing cuts with major acts. Stewart's breakthrough came with BTS's English-language hit "Dynamite," which he co-wrote and played multiple instruments on. This success led him to top the Billboard Hot 100 Songwriters chart alongside Jessica Agombar. Stewart's journey underscores his adaptability and talent in navigating the music industry, from session work to producing chart-topping hits for global superstars.

Dave Stewart

Deputy

Jamil Pierre, known as Deputy, is a sought-after producer with credits on tracks by Rihanna, Ari Lennox, and others. Nominated for two Grammys for his work on Victoria Monét’s “On My Mama” highlights his expertise in alternative R&B and melodic hip-hop. Deputy's childhood in Brooklyn shaped his musical influences, including Stevie Wonder and Madonna. His passion for music led to collaborations with prominent women in R&B, cementing his reputation as a go-to producer in the genre.

Deputy

Diego Andrade

Diego Benjamin Andrade is a visionary photographer and director renowned for his captivating visual storytelling. With a keen eye for detail and a unique creative perspective, Andrade has established himself as a prominent figure in the world of photography and filmmaking. His portfolio spans a diverse range of projects, from fashion campaigns to music videos, showcasing his versatility and artistic prowess. Based on the intersection of emotion and aesthetics, his work evokes a sense of intimacy and authenticity, captivating audiences worldwide. With each project, Andrade continues to push boundaries and redefine visual storytelling, solidifying his status as a leading talent in the industry.

Diego Andrade

Diplo

International superstar DJ and music producer, Diplo has garnered critical acclaim working with luminaries such as Gwen Stefani, Ellie Goulding, Madonna, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Usher, Bad Bunny, M.I.A., and countless others. Six time Grammy nominee, Diplo remains a powerhouse in the music scene, rising to the level of an icon to other producers and electronic artists. His numerous collaborations propelled him into working with higher profile artists such as Skrillex, eventually leading to several side projects and special releases.

Diplo

Earl Johnson

Earl Johnson is a music industry stalwart, championing songwriters as an A&R executive at Rostrum Records, working with artists like Wiz Khalifa and Vali. He also founded Music IV Masses Management Entertainment Group, representing a cadre of promising songwriters. With a diverse background spanning MTV, Bad Boy, and Warner Bros., Johnson's expertise is vast. He established successful ventures like Street Elements Inc., managing marketing projects for brands like Sprite and G-Unit. His passion for nurturing talent and innovative marketing strategies underscores his impact, making him a respected figure in the music business, poised to continue shaping its landscape for years to come.

Earl Johnson

Emily Warren

Emily Warren Schwartz is a Grammy nominated singer/songwriter responsible for global hits for artists such as The Chainsmokers , Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes and Sean Paul. She has found incredible success in the music industry and is largely known for her unique and innovating songwriting, working with high profile artists and producers alike. During her time at NYU, Warren signed with Dr Luke and began writing for Prescription Inc. Notable co-writes include creatives such as Caroline Ailin, and Music producer, Ian Kirkpatrick. The trio are responsible for making two of Dua Lipa’s hit records, “New Rules” (2017), and “Don’t Start Now” (2019). Throughout her career, Warren has worked on records from Jessie J’s,“Masterpiece” and has worked along side Scott Harris making The Chainsmokers, “Don’t Let Me Down”. Beyond her work as a songwriter, she has made significant efforts in advocating for songwriters rights.

Emily Warren

Fallon King

Fallon King, an Atlanta-born American artist, singer, and songwriter, gained fame as part of the R&B group Cherish alongside her sisters. Their album "Unappreciated" produced hits like "Do it To it" and "Amnesia," making them the last female R&B group to achieve RIAA® Gold Certification. King's songwriting extends to projects for HBO, Cartoon Network, and major networks. With three Billboard HOT 100 songs, including one in the Top 10, her music has amassed over 400 million online streams. King's legacy as a multifaceted talent in music and entertainment continues to resonate, marking her as a prominent figure in the industry.

Fallon King

Felisha King

Felisha King, known as FURY, is an American artist, singer, and songwriter based in Los Angeles. Born in Atlanta, GA, she comes from a musically inclined family, forming the R&B group Cherish with her sisters. Their album "Unappreciated" spawned hits like "Do it To it" and "Amnesia." FURY's talents extend to writing and producing over 30 songs for FOX's hit TV show "Empire" in its final two seasons. With roots in both music and television, she continues to make her mark in the entertainment industry, showcasing her versatility and creativity as an artist and songwriter.

Felisha King

Hans Hamann

Hans Hamann is a Marketing Manager currently working for Apogee Electronics in Santa Monica, CA. Originally from South Africa, Hans has always had a passion for crafting compelling stories based on human truths. He got his start in Minneapolis, MN as Art Direction Intern and now finds himself in Los Angeles, CA working for one his favorite audio companies.

Hans Hamann

HazeBanga

Rashad Muhammad, aka HazeBanga or HAZE, is a prominent American record producer hailing from San Diego, California. With an impressive roster of credits, he's collaborated with top-tier artists such as Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, M.I.A., and Selena Gomez. His work on Beyoncé's "Lemonade" earned him a nomination for Album of the Year at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, solidifying his impact in the music industry. HazeBanga's talent and versatility as a producer continue to garner acclaim, marking him as a driving force behind some of the biggest hits in contemporary music.

HazeBanga

Jamil Davis

Jamil Davis is a pioneering entrepreneur in the music industry, known for his work with G-Eazy and Drake. Starting as an assistant tour manager for Lil Wayne, he co-founded The Revels Group, which now manages award-winning musicians, producers, and visual artists. With 13 years of groundbreaking leadership, Jamil is celebrated as one of the industry's most influential executives, embodying the essence of a modern-day visionary.

Jamil Davis

Jason Flom

Jason Flom, CEO of Lava Records, Lava Music Publishing, and Lava Media, LLC, is a music industry powerhouse known for launching acts like Katy Perry and Lorde. Formerly at Atlantic, Virgin, and Capitol Music Group, he's also a philanthropist and criminal justice advocate, founding the Innocence Project. His podcast "Wrongful Conviction" sheds light on wrongful imprisonments. Flom's diverse interests extend to children's literature, co-authoring "Lulu Is a Rhinoceros," promoting themes of individuality and acceptance. With a passion for animal welfare, he collaborates with organizations like the African Wildlife Foundation. Flom's multifaceted career reflects a commitment to music, justice, and social impact.

Jason Flom

Jay Brown

As a seasoned music executive with a keen ear for talent, Jay Brown has played a pivotal role in shaping the careers of global superstars. His strategic vision and deep understanding of the music industry offer students unmatched insights into achieving success.

Jay Brown

Jelli

Jelli Dorman is an acclaimed vocal producer known for her exceptional ability to bring out the best in artists across various genres. With a keen ear for detail and a passion for vocal excellence, Dorman has collaborated with top talents in the music industry, refining their performances and elevating their sound. Her expertise extends from studio recording sessions to live performances, ensuring that each vocal delivery is flawless and impactful. Renowned for her innovative techniques and supportive approach, Dorman has become a sought-after name in vocal production, continuously contributing to the success of numerous chart-topping hits and memorable performances.

Jelli

Jenna Andrews

Jenna Andrews is a Canadian singer/songwriter, and producer. After releasing her song “Adore”  on Myspace, Andrews signed to Island Def Jams and began her career as an artist. More recently,  Andrews has shifted her focus to artist development under Records Label as an A&R Consultant,  signing major artist such as Lennon Stella, Noah Cyrus, and Zhavia Ward. Andrews has received  co-writing and production credits on hit records like “Butter” by BTS. Other significant  contributions include co-writes for “The Heartbreak Anthem” by Lil mix and “Supalonely” with  artist Stella Rose Bennet.  

Jenna Andrews

Jimmy Napes

Jimmy Napes, is an English songwriter and record producer. He has won a number of awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, 3 Grammy Awards, and 2 Ivor Novello Awards. Napes is best known for his work with Sam Smith ("Stay with Me", "Writing's on the Wall", "Lay Me Down", "Too Good at Goodbyes", "Dancing with a Stranger"), Disclosure ("Latch", "You & Me", "White Noise", "Magnets"), Clean Bandit ("Rather Be")‚ Stormzy ("Crown") and Taylor Swift ("Christmas Tree Farm"). Napes also has songwriting and producer credits with artists including Alicia Keys, Jess Glynne, Khalid, Normani, Kano, Dave, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, James Bay and more.

Jimmy Napes

Joe Poindexter

Specializing in music distribution, Joe Poindexter has been at the forefront of digital media and streaming strategies. His expertise in navigating the complex landscape of global music distribution platforms has empowered artists to maximize their reach and revenue.

Joe Poindexter

John Cunningham

John Cunningham is a L.A based producer and songwriter. He began writing and producing during his high school years and later went on to study at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. During that time, he landed major label placements that proved invaluable to his career. Recognizing the importance that publishing played in the music industry, Cunningham found a passion for A&R, and eventually signed to Unrestricted, a music publishing and management company. A few notable records that John has produced include Halsey’s song “I Am Not a Woman, I’m a God”, “Dream” by Miley Cyrus, and XXXtentacion’s massively successful album “?”. John was the third most successful producer on the Billboard Hot100 in 2018.

John Cunningham

John Shanks

John Shanks, a six-time Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer, and guitar virtuoso, is a defining force in rock, pop, and country music. With 43 #1 singles and 86 #1 albums under his belt, Shanks is celebrated for his versatility and gold-standard productions. His illustrious career includes collaborations with icons like Sheryl Crow, Bon Jovi, and Santana. Shanks' journey began in LA's music scene, touring with Teena Marie before transitioning into writing and production. From crafting hits for Miley Cyrus to co-writing Take That's BRIT Award-winning "Patience," his influence spans genres. Continuously evolving, Shanks remains an industry linchpin, enhancing artists' voices and shaping radio-ready sounds.

John Shanks

Joshua Love

As a music attorney, Joshua Love possesses deep knowledge of the legal intricacies of the music industry. From copyright law to contract negotiations, Love has been instrumental in protecting artists' rights and ensuring fair compensation for their work. His guidance is crucial for aspiring talent..

Joshua Love

Jozzy

Jozzy is a Grammy Award winning songwriter and artist, signed to Columbia and co-managed by Roc Nation, she has worked with some of the top artists in the industry including Lil Nas X on his record “Old Town Road” (2019), Lil Wayne, Coldplay, and Pharrell Williams, among others. She had her big break after moving to Miami to work with Timbaland and Missy Elliot. Other notable records include “Lemonade” in 2018 and “Feels So Good” in 2019. More recently, Jozzy has steered her focus towards her own music, dropping and EP titled Soul Therapy: Apartment 215 back in 2020.

Jozzy

Justin Tranter

Frequently co-writing with Julia Michaels, Tranter has written songs for artists such as Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Linkin Park, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, DNCE, Kesha, Imagine Dragons, Fifth Harmony, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Bea Miller, Demi Lovato, Dua Lipa, and Fall Out Boy. From 2004 to 2014, Tranter was the lead singer of Semi Precious Weapons, a rock band based in New York. Since February 2017, they have been a board member of GLAAD, an organization that promotes LGBT acceptance in the entertainment and news industries.

Justin Tranter

Katie Welle

Katie Welle boasts over fifteen years of music industry expertise, earning recognition as one of Billboard's "40 Under 40 Executives" in 2019. She has collaborated with notable songwriters such as Becky G, Odd Future, and Kesha. Welle's career spans various roles at RCA and Sony/ATV, culminating in her tenure as SVP, A&R at RCA Records. Prior to this, she served as VP, Creative at Sony/ATV and started her A&R journey at Epic Records in 2005. With a rich background in label and publishing A&R, Welle's impact on the music landscape is evident through her diverse collaborations and executive roles.

Katie Welle

Kenny Beats

Kenny Beats, a versatile producer and burgeoning solo artist, is celebrated for his groundbreaking work across genres. Known for his critically-acclaimed debut album "Louie," a tribute to his father, as well as countless production credits, is energizing the music scene with his enthusiasm. From EDM roots with LOUDPVCK to collaborations with Hoodrich Pablo Juan, his journey reflects resilience and creativity. With a YouTube show "The Cave," he offers insight into studio sessions, bridging entertainment with education. Embracing transparency, Kenny navigates the evolving music landscape with authenticity and ambition, leaving an indelible mark on both the industry and his audience.

Kenny Beats

Kevin Writer

Kevin Writer is a Los Angeles-based music supervisor and producer known for his innovative approach to music and digital content. In 2010, he toured with Mariah Carey as her opening act and composed cues for MTV's "Wild 'n Out." Partnering with Nick Cannon, he co-founded Ncredible Ent., contributing to shows like "X-Factor" and "America's Got Talent." As Music Supervisor for Cartoon Network's "Incredible Crew," he provided 56 original cues. Kevin also composed music for the Sundance-winning film "Kings of Summer." From 2014 to 2019, he produced digital content for major brands, amassing over 1 billion online video views.

Kevin Writer

Kiesza

A Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Kiesza took the world by storm with her hit 'Hideaway.' Her journey from naval reservist to global pop sensation exemplifies the diverse paths to success in the music industry, offering students a unique perspective on artistry and perseverance.

Kiesza

Kosine

Marcos Palacios, professionally known as Kosine, is a 9x Grammy nominated Multi-Platinum American music producer, songwriter, and notable actor from Chicago. Kosine started his career as a member of Da Internz - a production duo. In 2009, Da Internz had their first break producing for the rapper Mims’ single “Move (If You Wanna)”. As a member of Da Internz, the L.A based producer is largely known for producing hit songs like Big Sean's “Dance”, Rihanna's "Birthday Cake", and Nicki Minaj's “Anaconda”. Aside from music production, Kosine has also worked as a talkshow host on BET’s Mancave and Kingz with Kosine. He has starred in the FOX series Star  and worked as a soundtrack producer for the FOX television series Empire. In 2014, Kosine launched his solo career releasing his first single “Out Here” which was later performed by Luke James on the Fox television series Star.

Kosine

Kuk Harrell

Renowned vocal producer and songwriter, Kuk Harrell, has been instrumental in crafting the distinctive sounds of artists like Rihanna and Justin Bieber. His expertise in vocal production and songwriting provides students with critical skills for developing their unique artistic identity.

Kuk Harrell

Leah Bublis

Leah joined the Roc Nation sync team right after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. Initially working in festival production at C3 Presents, she later assisted the Grammy Foundation with their annual Grammy Camp in LA. This experience convinced her to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career blending film and music. As the sync point-person at Roc Nation, Leah collaborates with over 75 artists and music supervisors globally to find perfect songs for various media. Her achievements include promoting the band Dorothy in sync placements and collaborating with The Lonely Island on the "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" soundtrack.

Leah Bublis

London Alley

London Alley is a premier production house renowned for its cutting-edge work in music videos, commercials, and films. Founded in 2011 by visionary director and producer Luga Podesta, London Alley quickly established itself as a creative powerhouse. With a diverse portfolio that includes collaborations with top artists like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Kendrick Lamar, the company is celebrated for its innovative storytelling and high-quality production values. London Alley's dynamic team of directors and producers consistently push the boundaries of visual media, making it a go-to destination for captivating and trendsetting content in the entertainment industry.

London Alley

Loose Change

Loose Change, comprised of Patrick Jordan Patrikios and Sunny, are renowned songwriters and producers with a portfolio including Little Mix, James Arthur, Macklemore, and Tinie Tempah. Their work has garnered over a billion streams and Brit Award nominations. Notable achievements include writing the Platinum hit "Touch" for Little Mix and contributing to their "LM5" album. They have also collaborated with artists like Susan Boyle, Il Divo, Rita Ora, and Noah Cyrus. Recently, they co-wrote "Problems" for A R I Z O N A. Now, the duo is poised to step into the spotlight as front-facing artists themselves.

Loose Change

Maejor

Brandon Michael Green, known by his stage name Maejor, is an American record producer, singer, and songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. Born on July 23, 1988, Maejor has crafted songs for top artists like Trey Songz, Justin Bieber, and Wiz Khalifa. As an independent artist, he released notable tracks such as “Trouble” featuring J. Cole in 2011, and “Lolly” featuring Justin Bieber and Juicy J, which peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Maejor has been signed to RCA Records, Virgin EMI Records, and Def Jam Recordings, showcasing his influence and versatility in the music industry.

Maejor

Maeta

Rising R&B songstress Maeta's new EP "Habits" showcases her personal growth and self-assurance. At 20, she has overcome toxic relationships and built a home in Los Angeles, channeling these experiences into her music. The EP includes "Teen Scene," produced by Kaytranada, and "Doesn't Mean A Thing," produced by Teddy Walton. Maeta first gained attention through SoundCloud and Instagram, releasing her debut EP "Do Not Disturb" in 2019 to critical acclaim. Her creative upbringing, influenced by artists like Kid Cudi and Alicia Keys, shapes her blend of pop and soul. Maeta aspires to be a voice for emotional expression and dreams of performing at large festivals worldwide.

Maeta

Megan Monahan

Megan Monahan is a meditation teacher and author dedicated to making meditation accessible and relatable. A Chopra-certified instructor since 2009, she learned from Deepak Chopra and has since taught thousands. Monahan collaborates with brands like Lululemon, Netflix, and Wanderlust, and works with clients internationally, infusing a modern, authentic approach to spirituality. Her first book, "Don't Hate, Meditate," was published in 2019 by Ten Speed Press. Passionate about bringing "spiritual real talk" to a broad audience, Monahan continues to shape the meditation landscape with her practical and engaging style.

Megan Monahan

Mikkel Eriksen

One half of the production duo Stargate, Mikkel Eriksen has produced and co-written chart-topping hits for Beyoncé, Rihanna, Coldplay, Ne-Yo and Katy Perry. His innovative production techniques and songwriting skills offer invaluable insights in creating hits that resonate globally.

Mikkel Eriksen

Ne-Yo

Ne-yo is an American singer, songwriter, and producer. He rose to notoriety in 2004 with writing credits on Mario’s song “Let Me Love You” which led to him meeting the label head at Def Jam and being signed shortly thereafter. He reached number one on Billboard 200 in the US in 2006 with “In My Own Words” and followed this up with “So Sick” topping Billboard Hot 100. His 2006 and 2007 albums garnered international attention and went platinum. He won his first Grammy in 2008, ultimately reaching a total of twelve Grammy nominations and three wins. His music career spans eight studio albums and hundreds of collaborations with notorious artists and producers including Rihanna, Celine Dion, Ciara, Whitney Houston, Stargate, and others. In addition to music, he is also an actor, dancer, and television judge.

Ne-Yo

Nick Raphael

Nick Raphael is a seasoned music industry executive. His career began in 1987 promoting events at Dingwalls in Camden Lock, London. In the early 1990s, he managed and promoted nightclubs in Leeds and performed as a DJ and recording artist with Paul Fryer under 'TWA'. He co-founded the Vague club, active from 1992 to 1996. Raphael's corporate career started at London Records in 1994. He later co-founded NorthWestSide Records, joined Arista Records as A&R Director, and became Managing Director of Epic Records UK. Raphael has signed notable artists like Jay-Z, Paloma Faith, and Olly Murs.

Nick Raphael

Rafael Fadul

Rafael Fadul, a Brazilian-born mixing engineer based in Los Angeles, has risen to prominence after working with legendary mixers Dave Pensado and Beto Neves. Signing with mega-producer Jason Evigan's Chumba Music, Fadul won a Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Recording for "Alive" by Rüfüs Du Sol. He has since contributed to numerous multi-platinum projects for artists including Juice WRLD, Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber, Trevor Daniel, Lady Gaga, Anitta, Jamie Miller, Jawny, Hobo Johnson, Pabllo Vittar, and Pop Smoke. Fadul's work continues to influence the music industry, solidifying his status as a top-tier mixing engineer.

Rafael Fadul

Rob Kinelski

Robert Kinelski is an acclaimed American mixing engineer and record producer, renowned for his work with artists like Billie Eilish, Finneas, Lil Dicky, Big Sean, Karol G, Joji, and Beyoncé. He achieved significant recognition in 2020, winning four Grammy Awards for his work on Billie Eilish's debut album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" These awards included Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. Kinelski's expertise and contributions have cemented his reputation as a leading figure in the music industry.

Rob Kinelski

Sheila Mohebpour

Having worked closely with some of the most notable budding social media stars at the onset of her career, Sheila Mohebpour has developed a unique skillset around creating bespoke content strategies to help music artists of all genres maximize their audience growth and fan engagement. Whether she is on set capturing content with artists, brainstorming fan-focused social media campaigns or managing relationships with key platform partners, Sheila has established herself as the go-to for some of the music industry’s brightest stars and developing talent.Sheila serves as the Director of Digital Marketing & Content Strategy within the music division at Range Media Partners and specifically helps Range’s roster of management and label clients navigate the opportunities of engaging with fans on TikTok, META, SNAP, X, and beyond.

Sheila Mohebpour

Steven Pressfield

A bestselling author and screenwriter, Steven Pressfield's works, such as 'The War of Art,' offer profound insights into overcoming creative blocks and mastering the discipline needed for success. His mentorship offers students invaluable strategies for navigating the creative process.

Steven Pressfield

Summer Rona

Summer Rona is an award-winning composer, artist, and producer known for her diverse talents and global career. She debuted at Sundance with Jane Lynch and has opened for Diana Ross, performed with Stevie Wonder, Jermaine Jackson, and Halsey, and produced various TV and live shows. Born in Salt Lake City to a musical family, she founded Summertime Productions, LLC, and has had her songs featured in films, TV shows, and commercials. Rona has performed in seven languages and received accolades such as the Hollywood Music in Media Awards' "Best Female Vocalist."

Summer Rona

Tayla Parx

Tayla Parx is a multifaceted American singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur. Known for her work in R&B, pop, hip hop, and country, she co-wrote three Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles in 2018: "Love Lies" by Khalid and Normani, "Thank U, Next" by Ariana Grande, and "High Hopes" by Panic! at the Disco. She earned Grammy nominations for contributions to Grande's "Thank U, Next" and Justin Bieber's "Justice." Parx is the founder of TaylaMade, Inc., which includes Parx Publishing and Parx Studios. She has acted in "Hairspray" and various TV shows and contributed to numerous high-profile music projects.

Tayla Parx

Thomas Walther

Thomas Walther is a startup entrepreneur, AI researcher, and musician. He is the founder of Tape It and previously founded Sonalytic, an AI music startup that was acquired by Spotify. With a background that blends technology and music, Walther has made significant contributions to the AI and music industries, demonstrating his expertise and innovation in both fields.

Thomas Walther

Tor Hermansen

Tor Hermansen is half of the music production duo Stargate, the Grammy winning, 10xBillboard #1, ASCAP Songwriters of the Year. Stargate has crafted hits for Katy Perry, Coldplay, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, among others. He exemplifies the essence of professionalism and hit making in the music industry.

Tor Hermansen

Vaughn Oliver

Vaughn Oliver, also known as U-Tern, is a multi-platinum Canadian music producer, songwriter, and DJ based in Los Angeles. Originally a hip-hop DJ in the 1990s, he collaborated with Oliver Goldstein, producing music remotely. Oliver has worked with major artists like Shakira, Britney Spears, Latto, and Kelly Clarkson. His debut album "Full Circle" featured collaborations with Chromeo and De La Soul. Oliver’s notable productions include Latto’s hit "Big Energy," which peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100.

Vaughn Oliver

Yung Gravy

Yung Gravy is an American rapper and songwriter, best known for his 2016 single "Mr. Clean." He gained popularity by releasing music on SoundCloud, leading to four EPs and a mixtape. His mixtapes include "Mr. Clean" and "Thanksgiving’s Eve," with EPs like "Yung Gravity," "Baby Gravy," and "Snow Cougar" under Republic Records. Influenced by the 1950s and 1960s oldies, his music blends hip-hop with 1990s and early 2000s sounds. Known for cheerful, light-hearted tracks, Yung Gravy has toured North America, supported by artists like Ugly God. He also produces music under pseudonyms "Lil Steamer" and "Mr. Butter."

Yung Gravy

Our Team

Danny Sanchez

Director of Operations and Online

Formerly of Relativity School's Electronic Music Production program and Beatlab Academy, Danny has been working in a variety of artistic and directorial capacities for over a decade. From touring musician to music director to project manager to educator to consultant, he has a diverse background in the music industry. He studied music at UC San Diego and pursued graduate studies at UC Irvine securing a Master of Fine Arts in Music. He has years of experience running ensembles and collaborating with local musicians and worked as an educator for many years.

Danny Sanchez

Sarah Keys

Head of Booking and Student Liaison

Sarah is a native to sunny Los Angeles. She began her career as a Michelin starred Chef post graduating from Le Cordon Bleu. She continued her career as a Hospitality Manager which was a perfect transition into running Stellar House, Stargate’s private studio. She has been their Artist Relations/Product Manager and has overseen numerous sessions, camps, and projects over the years. She is now the Head of Booking and Student Liaison at LAAMP.

Sarah Keys

Toft Willingham

Production supervisor

Toft Willingham is a music producer, composer, songwriter, singer, screenwriter and  videographer in the Los Angeles area. He is the lead singer and songwriter of nationally touring  Rock-Reggae band Spiritual Rez. Amassing millions of streams, Spiritual Rez has been awarded  two Boston Music Awards and achieved #2 on the iTunes reggae charts with their last two  album releases. Rez has performed over one thousand concerts in 45 states, 3 countries and the  U.S. Virgin Islands alongside acts such as: George Clinton and P-Funk, Jimmy Buffett, Steel  Pulse, Buju Bantan, Toots and the Maytals, Gregory Isaacs, SOJA, Culture and many more.  

Over the last 5 years, Toft has produced and engineered over 30 albums including the Reggae  Billboard #1 album, Living Free, by Roots of Creation. Toft has collaborated with members of  Awolnation, Eve 6, The Dirty Heads, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Hirie and countless other  national artists. He has co-written with prominent composer Taisei Iwasaki for the hit Japanese  Anime show Blood Blockade Battlefront and scored a Disney animated short film Elephant in  the Room. In August 2019, Elephant in the Room had a successful two-week run at El Capitan  Theater in Hollywood, CA and is now available on the Disney + streaming service as Episode  13. of the Short Circuit series. The film features both scoring and an original song by  Willingham. Toft also scored two indie features in 2019 and his original song "Sober," was  placed in the title credits of the feature film Racing Colt (in select theaters now and available  on Amazon Prime.)

Toft Willingham

Reggie Theus Jr

Studio Assistant

Reggie Theus is currently a music producer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California who was hired by LAAMP to take on the role of Studio Assistant. His experience in music and as a high level D1 basketball player helps him bring drive, passion, positivity, problem solving, winning, and a team-oriented mindset to any table in front of him. He received a full ride athletic scholarship to the University of South Carolina out of Fairfax High School. After transferring to finish his basketball career at Cal State Northridge, he graduated with a degree in Recreation and Tourism Management, while also focusing on Sports Management and Psychology. Teaching himself music production and beginning his songwriting journey at age 12, Reggie has always had a deep love for art and creation and is thankful to be working with likeminded individuals at LAAMP.

Reggie Theus Jr

Alyse Farrar

Studio Assistant

Alyse Farrar is a multi-talented creative from Malibu. Aftergraduating Pepperdine University with a degree in Media Production, she quicklylanded her first job as an assistant engineer at Skrillex’s label OWSLA. Hereshe learned the ropes of music production while developing her own style andsound. From there, she joined LAAMP’s class of 2022, working with artists, andlanding spots on Spotify Playlists such as Fresh Finds Pop and Created byWomen, as well as becoming the first producer out of LAAMP to have a songreleased with Stargate. Alyse has been hired by LAAMP to take on the role ofstudio assistant and in-house producer, and is looking forward to meeting allthe new talent!

Alyse Farrar

Rowan Carnihan

Head of Admissions

Holding leading roles across youth orientated organizations within the music and creative industries such as the Amy Winehouse Foundation, Fully Focused Productions and Action for Diversity & Development, and currently as Director of Operations at LIMPI, LAAMP’s sister school in Norway. Rowan has dedicated her career to helping young people fulfill their potential, while striving for increased equality and inclusivity in the creative sectors.

Rowan Carnihan

Chris Anokute

Executive Director

Chris Anokute is an A&R executive and Founder of the entertainment company, Young Forever Inc.He was born from Nigerian parents, grew up in New Jersey, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. His first stint in A&R was when he was hired at Virgin/Capitol Records in 2006 as their Senior Director of A&R at the age of 23 years old. While at Virgin/Capitol Records, Chris oversaw the A&R for Katy Perry and Joss Stone. He later held senior vice-president of A&R roles at Universal Motown Records, Island Def Jam MusicGroup and Epic Records between the years of 2011 and 2018. In 2022 he began doing workshops at LAAMP for Artist Development.

Chris Anokute

Keith Yokomoto

Head of Technology

Keith Yokomoto is a technology and entertainment executive with experience producing live events, movies, and digital media. He is currently incubating a tech company, MyUniverse that features a cutting-edge mobile platform. Previously, Keith partnered with Shaun White, serving as COO of Shaun White Enterprises and Air+Style. He was also a partner at Radar Pictures, an independent movie company that produced such movies as The Last Samurai, The Chronicles of Riddick, and The Heartbreak Kid. Mr. Yokomoto co-founded ARTIST direct with Marc Geiger and Rick Rubin, which represented Pearl Jam, Beck, Foo Fighters, and the Beastie Boys and helped build the online operations for the Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Incubus, and many other artists.

Keith Yokomoto

Bethany Warner

Head Online Mentor, Artist/Writer/Producer

Pioneering what she calls “poetic pop,” Bethany Warner (aka Deza) is a triple threat: artist, songwriter, and producer. While attending LAAMP's sister school, LIMPI, her talent and drive caught the eye of hit-songwriter, Emily Warren. Now, Deza is Emily's first and only signee, published by Under Warranty and RX Songs. Drawing comparisons to Jon Bellion, Imogen Heap, and Bon Iver, Deza weaves unique sound design, honest storytelling, and captivating vocal performances to deliver something truly distinctive to the pop realm, and has cuts with ELIO, MOTI, Rachel Bochner, Slush Puppy, and Devon Again.

Bethany Warner

Sara Snyder

Online Mentor, Artist/Writer

Sara Snyder (aka SARAS) has been building a strong reputation since her time at LIMPI, LAAMP’s sister school. Her melodies weave through the genres and her precision of language delivers thoughtful storytelling. Being an artist herself while continuing to write for others has kept her moving between Los Angeles and London frequently since graduation. Her vocal productions and harmony arrangements can be heard on many of her songwriter cuts, including songs with Huey Mack, Starling, and Mike Taveira. 

Sara Snyder

Will Scharnberg

Online Mentor, Producer

Will Scharnberg (aka ‘hideouthill’) is an LA based music producer originally from Connecticut. After being 1 of 15 producers accepted into the first year of LAAMP on-site, Will was mentored by Stargate and found himself in an incredible pool of talent to collaborate with. Will produced ‘Big Plans’ for Kyla Imani his first week at LAAMP, which has amassed almost 2 million views on YouTube and 100k+ streams on Spotify. Since graduating, Will continues to produce records for up-and-coming artists, work on songs for pitch, and make beats at a high level in his studio in the LMNL building in Santa Monica. 

Will Scharnberg