Meet Our CEO

Alton B. Jackson, II - "AJ"

Over 20 years of Industry Experience

Engineer|Musician| Vocalist|Producer| Entrepreneur 

Alton is a well-versed professional. His years of experience have given him undeniable understanding and insight into the music industry. The respect he has earned within his field makes him a valuable and much sought-out expert 

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His ability to assess the current aptitude of a trainee’s abilities, no matter the musical concentration, is impeccable. In addition to properly assessing competency, he specializes in exposing weaknesses in order to address areas of concern with purpose 

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Biography

 

Education

 

Full Sail University

Masters of Science - May 2017

  • Entertainment Business

 

Bowie State University                                

Bachelor of Arts in Music – May 2000

  • Concentration in Vocal Performance

  • Minor in Piano Performance

 

Video Symphony

Pro Tools Engineering Certificate – June 2010

  • 5.1 surround sound mixing

  • Stereo Mixing & Mastering

  • Music Engineering

  • Creating video game assets

  • Music Scoring for film & video gaming

  • Advance musical editing

  • Post Engineering

  • Dialogue Recording & Editing

  • Background Editing

  • Sound Design Creation and Editing

  • Foley Editing & Delivery

  • ADR Recording & Editing

  • Field & Film Recording

  • Voice Over Recording & Production

*all mixing work was completed on a D command with various configurations or a Trident mixing console with extensive vintage outboard gear

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Alton Jackson, II, amicably known as AJ, is a native of Washington, DC. He is a producer, musician, vocalist, entrpreneur, and sound engineer with over 15 years of experience. AJ has worked with world renowned music producers, such as Teddy Riley, Micayle “The Mack” McKinney, and Floyd "Flip Matrix" Wilcox. He is the owner of KoLAB Entertainment which is an entertainment industry business hub.

AJ obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Vocal Music Performance with a Minor in Piano Performance from Bowie State University, and has also received an Avid Certification in Pro Tools Post and Music Engineering from Video Symphony in Burbank, California. AJ is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity Inc. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Entertainment Business.

AJ began working in the industry as an Assistant Sound Engineer for GDIC, a local DMV sound and lighting company. He has also worked with a variety of churches on the East Coast and on the West Coast serving as a Musician, Consultant, and

Administrator.

As a producer and engineer for various production camps AJ has been afforded the opportunity of working on projects for Michael Jackson, Kirk Franklin, Howard Hewett, Keke Palmer, Black Street, Paige Miles, Taryn Manning and various other artist. He is passionate about discovering and developing new talent. His goal is to keep his finger on the pulse of music and media while navigating through changes in business practices, marketing and commercial selling platform changes, and consumer’s consumption entertainment trends.

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