1500 Sound Academy

For the culture. By the culture.

The 1500 Sound Academy is a trailblazing institution that strives to produce passionate sound creators with mentorship, positive mindset, and professional development.

Our state of the art facility offers courses in music production, mixing, songwriting, musicianship, business management, entrepreneurship and TV/Film to aspiring professionals.

Grammy-winners James Fauntleroy and Rance Dopson are changing the culture of education and empowering the next generation of creatives with the 1500 Sound Academy. Here, students learn from the industry’s best and are in the room with relevant professionals who are creating a unique experience.

Get involved. The team is giving back with scholarships, student sponsorships, and other philanthropic, community focused opportunities.

About the academy

Our Certificate Program

Leave your mark.

The Academy offers a 1500 Sound Academy certification through an intensive 6-month on-ground program designed to develop skills to a professional level in a short amount of time.

About our program

The Founders


1500 or Nothin’ is the industry’s go-to live band. They’ve lent their writing and production skills to Rihanna, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, among others.

1500 Sound Academy is the result of 1500 or Nothins’ belief in developing future leaders in the creative community. By providing accessible educational opportunities to emerging talent in Inglewood and across the globe, 1500 hopes to revitalize and push culture to new heights.