Course Subjects

  • Production
  • Mixing
  • Writing
  • Musicianship
  • Management

Get hands on with every facet of the music

1500 Sound Academy, brought to you by the world renowned 1500 or Nothin', is the new home for aspiring music professionals that want to learn the new rules to the game. Whether you're a songwriter, producer, manager, or anything in between, you’ll gain unparalleled access and expertise from industry leaders.


Based in Los Angeles, we curate an exclusive offering of courses and instructors in our state of the art facility. We're about real insight and actionable learning from those who are leading the game today and shaping it for tomorrow. Welcome to 1500 Sound Academy.

Larrance Dopson

A talented multi-instrumental musician, Rance is credited with constructing the Grammy-nominated crew of 1500 or Nothin'.

"Air" Jared Selter

“Air” Jared Selter is a professional music producer, DJ, musician and sound designer. He has toured extensively and has taught music production in Los Angeles and beyond for the better part of a decade. He has a degree in music from the California Institute of the Arts and is Chief Academic Officer for the 1500 Sound Academy. 

Vincent “Tuff” Morgan

Vincent “Tuff” Morgan is an Urban/Pop music industry insider with over 15 years of experience, including: artist/producer, management, writing/production, publishing, and A&R.

James Fauntleroy II

Grammy award-winning R&B/Pop-Singer/Songwriter who's repertoire includes numerous songs for artists like Rihanna, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Timbaland, Usher, P. Diddy, and many more. In addition, Fauntleroy received a large portion of the writing credits on Justin Timberlake's "20/20 Experience," Drake's "Girls Love Beyoncé" and Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail". 


Learn from the best producers and musicians in the world in our state of the art facility.