Connecting The Power Of Music, Education And Community

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Melba Moore - The Sylvers - Nikkole - The Emotions - Dawnn Lewis - Shanice - Melissa B. - Jody Quine - Ron Deuce



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Michael Ashby


Michael Ashby, a recent 5x Platinum and Grammy Award Nominee, has been blazing a trail through the industry for over a decade now. As Recording Engineer of the critically acclaimed “Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B, with hits for Offset, Fetty Wap, Zoey Dollar, Latoya Jackson, to name a few, he appears to be just getting started.

A graduate of New York’s SAE Institute and inspired by Jaycen Joshua and Craig Bauer, Grammy Award Winning Engineers, Ashby is now pushing into new territory. Forging a sound that can be either classic or cutting edge, he's using the latest advancements in recording technology at Krematorium Studios in NYC, which he also founded.

The industry is taking notice, too. With overwhelmingly positive feedback from his clients nationwide, Ashby is racking up award nominations at the highest tiers of his craft. Along with recognition and nomination from the Audio Society, Ashby has been nominated for Recording Engineer of the Year by the prestigious Pensado's Place Academy, founded by the “Grandfather of Engineers”, Dave Pensado.

Michael Ashby’s drive and aspiration sets him well on his way to his goal of being the go-to Audio engineer for the biggest and brightest on the East Coast and beyond. The industry may have just found its next great Recording Engineer.


Melissa B


Melissa B. is an American recording artist, songwriter,and a rising star in the global music scene. Her music is energetic, and international,blending the best of the Gritty Glam Pop,Club, and even that classic live band feeling. While Melissa is a girl geek by day, she's a powerhouse singer and actor,with an undeniable talent for crafting melodic,catchy pop songs.

Being introduced to the industry from young, Melissa's style has evolved to be interchangeable; she can successfully represent any genre of music and bring to you a versatile artist. Singing professionally since the age of 5, Melissa has been pursuing a career in music for almost her entire life. Her creative strengths sprung from a musical family with talents including her Aunt, Grammy Award-winning singer, and multiple ASCAP & BMI Award-winning songwriter, Dawnn Lewis.

Since high school Melissa began playing shows in her hometown of Newport News, VA and gained a substantial following. This inspired her to m​ove to NYC to pursue her music career full throttle. She's made many leaps and bounds, performing legendary venues like the Carniege Halll, Saban Theater, Bitter End, Village Underground and getting radio-play internationally.  


This past year Melissa B. has been considered for three Grammy nominations for her song "Maria" which was up for Song of the year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performace. She has gone on to win Gold for "Best Pop Artist" & "Emerging Artist" from Global Music Awards. She won "Best Pop Song" for "Maria" for Hollywood Music Media Awards. She also was Nominated for the Underground Music Awards. She was also picked as Singer of the Month for  


Melissa is also an activist with her non-profit organization "Girl Geek Dinners NYC" where she helps young women get inspired about computer science and technology.


She has been working closely with her engineer / music partner Mike Ashby from Krematorium Studios building her sound which is growing to be magical.


Expect big things to come from this pint-size beauty with the big voice. 


Irko Maurizio Sera


Irko Mauricio Sera is a Multi Platinum Award Winning Audio Engineer. In the last 15 years he has Mixed and Recorded over 1000 songs that have been published Worldwide. He has mixed projects for Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Pitbull, Rick Ross, Diddy, David Guetta, Akon, Snoop, Taylor Dayne, D-Train, Fabolous, Talib Kweli and so many more.

Irko was born and raised in Italy. He now resides in Los Angeles.