What we can learn from music production when it comes to collaboration and problem solving.
Brandon Bailey Johnson is an extraordinary 14-year-old multi-instrumentalist, producer, and arranger, with a charismatic personality, and an impressive stage presence. He composed, arranged, produced, and performed all the live instruments, served as his own sound engineer, and supervised the mixing and mastering process for his debut album My Journey. It was recorded at his home-based studio, ReddOak Records, LLC, and was released in February 2015.
On February 21, 2015, Mr. Johnson was officially recognized as the Guinness World Records Youngest Professional Music Producer. He has written and composed over 35 songs and is presently producing four artists. His latest album, Memories is scheduled for release in the fall of 2016.
He practices kindness in his community through his Keep Reading Writing and ROCKIN literacy campaign by visiting local schools, relief agencies, and non-profits to offer words – and songs – of encouragement, and to remind everyone to be kind to each other.
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