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Meet Keonda Gaspard of The Producer Suite

Today we’d like to introduce you to Keonda Gaspard.

Keonda, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
As a native Los Angeleno, like many, the city has been a big part of my life and growth. I am a published author of three books, music educator, special education instructor for the Palos Verdes School District and NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador for Los Angeles.

Born in the entertainment capital of the world, it is no wonder the music industry has always had a stronghold of me. As an avid credit reader by the age of six, I realized that I wanted to be a part of musical history. By 19, I was interning for Sony Music and it was there that I was able to hone my skills and meet up with my first round of mentors. I learned the importance of relationship building and maintaining my true self during this time. I worked at Fox Sports Music for six years, placing over 2000+ songs for cable and broadcast TV.

I am an advocate for education and while at El Camino College. I was introduced to astronomy. I graduated from Cal State Dominguez Hills University, majoring in International Business. And went on to study African and African American astronomy at Thee University of Chicago, where I obtained a Master of Liberal Arts Degree.

In 2013, I published my first book 25 Tips For Music Producers: Insights and Simple Steps For Maximum Success (ISBN 978-1367425347). I also launched “The Producer Suite Radio Show” with producer Dae One of XCVI Recordings.

This year, 2019, has been inspirational and life-changing. In January, I crowdfunded, raised money and participated in the nationally televised Kingdom Day Parade in Los Angeles, on my The Inspiring Potential Float, which was set to promote astronomy and introduce the ideas of the universe to those in the inner city. As a result, I am sponsored by Celestron, the world’s largest telescope company.

In 2019, I published AfroAstronomy: The Journey of Our Universe (ISBN 978-0368434839) which addresses the links between African American culture and astronomy by examining the history of their ancestors as well as taking a deeper look into today’s African American culture as it relates and connects with astronomy.

Lastly, I am also set to release my followup to my first book, From The Producers – Tips On Music Production, Business and Life (ISBN 978-0368474958). I have recruited 25 experts which include Grammy winners and multi-platinum producers giving their #1 tip for producers.

Has it been a smooth road?
Surviving 20+ years in the music industry and starting a career in the public speaking arena has not always been such a smooth path. As an African American woman, the fields that I have been drawn to are male-driven industries. Thankfully, I have carved my own lane and have been respected for it. As an author, being a novice has posed challenges, yet, I find that learning from the bottom up makes one more successful and knowledgeable.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Most know me as Professor KG because I specialize in music studies, history and production (also Astronomy, but we will get to that). My claim to fame is my company, The Producer Suite, in which I speak directly to producers and musicians. The Producer Suite hosts music seminars and panels with renowned producers (Terrace Martin, Mike & Keys, 1500 Or Nothin’, Battlecat) with topics that are directly related to music production. The events were sponsored by ASCAP, Propellerhead, Native Instruments, etc.

In addition, I write biographies and Wikipedia pages for producers/artist as such Like, Skhye Hutch, Bad Lucc.

I am most proud to be known as an Urban Music Historian. I find it special that artists understand that I want to tell their BEST story, from their perspective, no hidden agendas, just their truth. In the future, my goal is to write the autobiographies of today’s leading musicians.

What sets me apart in my years of hands-on experience and love of music and astronomy. From me working at major entertainment corporations, my dedication to continued education to me being hand-selected to attend NASA events all over the US. I thrive on sharing my knowledge and experiences to people of all ages to help aid them in discovering their true purpose.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Yes, our city is a good place for a business like mine. Many people are in need of artist development and music production training. Often this segment of the industry is overlooked, yet, it has and will always be important. All artists need a bio, background info and connections to the right people. Being a good writer and having the ability to relate to people of all ages is what is needed to start in my field, anywhere is optimal if you have clientele.

Pricing:

  • Artist Biography $75+
  • Artist Wikipedia Page $250+
  • Marketing Tools $50+
  • All books available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Contact Info:

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