Alan Ett Creative Group
Alan Ett is President/CEO of the Alan Ett Creative Group, founded in 1991. The companies, compri- sing AECG are: Alan Ett Music Group, a full service music production com- pany offering creative music services, including composition, music super- vision, and music editing, to the entire production community; Media City Sound, one of the fastest growing audio post production facilities in Los Angeles; Opus 1 Productions Music Library, distributing its own products internationally and the exclusive US distributor for fourteen of the premier European music library labels; and Creative Production Group, the media production company.
From 1976-1978 Alan was on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. Where, among other faculty duties, he was co-founder of what has emerged as the internationally significant Berklee jazz choir and vocal program. At the same time, he received the MM in Composition from The New England Conservatory. In 1979, Alan went to Europe to perform a three-week international jazz concert tour that resulted in a stay of four years and encompassed 12 countries and teaching assignments throughout Western Europe.
Upon his arrival in Los Angeles in 1984, he became involved in the computer industry working with a development group to devise the first shock mounted 20MB hard disc, the A-O20. He continued in the hardware and software development arena working on the original version of the production budgeting program "Movie Magic" and consulting with Roland Corporation on the development of the first MIDI software, the MPS or Music Processing System. Mr. Ett then became focused on producing music for the television industry when he received his first assignments composing and producing music for Columbia Pictures Television sitcoms "Who's the Boss, "227" and "Married...with Children." Since then he has created musical scores for thousands of hours of television, video, film, commercials, CD ROMs and DVD's.
He is currently President and CEO of Alan Ett Creative Group, a community of companies that has been focused on the establishment of strong relationships in the ever-expanding community of media developers, users and disseminators as a provider of worldwide services and product. Alan serves on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Artist House Music, Board of Trustees of the IDA, Board of Trustees of the Society of Singers, Board of Trustees of The New England Conservatory, is a member of BMI, a member of ATAS, and a member of NARAS.
In 2007 the first ida/Alan Ett Music Documentary Award was presented by Joni Mitchell for a documentary film in the category of music.
Mr. Ett completed his BA in psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; undergraduate studies in music at the University of Miami, Fla. and the Masters of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Mass. He has been on the faculty of many different institutions teaching on every grade level from kindergarten through graduate school.
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