The traditional music business has changed dramatically over the past twenty years. But while many doors have closed to new artists, an important new one has opened. The Akademia emerged out of necessity from the ashes of the old industry in order to realign existing resources, merge them with new media technology and create a new ecology in which artists may once again thrive. Read on to learn more about our mission and how we can help you achieve your musical vision.
Sound, light and language may be shaped in near-infinite ways by the human mind. Each creative act renders some original truth about the artist and their vision of the world. Through the millennia, leading thinkers have attempted to explain why some people are able to turn their visions into full-blown reality.
In 2008, a team out of Los Angeles looked at the problem for the first time in four dimensions and conceived a solution that is changing the lives of artists all across the globe. Contrary to conventional wisdom, The Akademia starts with the premise that from birth, each artist already possesses the knowledge and abilities required to achieve their creative vision. But like the tumblers of a great lock, our physical, intellectual and imaginative components must be engaged in a continuous cycle to decode this information stored deep in our sub-conscious neural network and DNA.
Think of The Akademia as a friend and adventuring companion - here to guide you on the ultimate journey to decode and unlock your unique personal vision. Like any great adventure, it will test you in all the right ways. It will be thrilling and challenging in equal turns. But in the end, could you really be satisfied if you didn’t try?
If you are ready to embark on the path towards your musical vision, then you are in the right place at the right time. Your vision + Akademia = Your reality
With expertise in every important aspect of the music business, including composition, production, marketing, management, IT, finance, legal and more, the Akademia executives and our team of over fifty staff members bring a powerful cross-disciplinary approach to recognizing talent and developing the careers of artists worldwide.
President & CEO
Executive Board Member, musician, composer, producer. With fives albums, top-ten international chart activity and placement of numerous songs on major television series under his belt, Anwar now devotes his full energy to the development and advancement of artists from all across the globe. With a Bachelors degree in Biology and Masters degree in Business, Anwar brings twenty-five years of business management and executive experience to his role.
Chief Operating Officer
Executive Board Member and musician. Roujeanne's educational resume includes a Bachelors degree in Chemistry, a Masters degree in Business and fifteen years of managerial experience. As an accomplished pianist and musical collaborator with Anwar on numerous projects, Roujeanne brings a wealth of music and business acumen to the Akademia team.
Executive Board Member, Strategic Advisor, Record Executive, living legend. Ken Wilson is a former senior executive at Arista Records, Columbia, MCA, J Records and Warner Brothers. This veteran record executive has shaped the careers of legendary artists such as Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Seal, Sade, George Michael and many more, leading to record sales in excess of $2 Billion.
Executive Board Member, business strategist, finance executive. Having held senior posts at major PR agencies, Marc brings decades of finance and business expertise to the careers of Akademia artists, helping them to navigate around industry pitfalls and maximize their financial opportunities created by The Akademia's new music ecology. Marc is fluent in English and Hebrew.
IT Executive, Data Management and Data Security. Krunal is responsible for managing and organizing the substantial volume of artist data, allowing The Akademia team to identify and work with the best candidates worldwide. His expertise also ensures that all client data is kept secure.