Veteran composer, musician, producer and audio engineer Alan Shacklock is overseeing the audio recording/production duties for a new collaboration initiative at SAE Institute Nashville.
The initiative will pair SAE’s audio technology students with the school’s music business program students as they develop projects for up-and-coming Nashville recording artists.
“The first performers who are participating in our student partnerships are country duo Striking Matches,” Shacklock said in a release. “Their songs have been featured on episodes of the ABC TV series ‘Nashville’, they’ve performed at the Opry 10 times, and they’ve opened for such established stars as Kip Moore and Eden’s Edge. Our students are in the right place at the right time to be working with such a talented new band.”
An Englishman, Shacklock once worked with musicians who would later go on to perform with, among others, The Rolling Stones and Jethro Tull. Of note, the Shacklock old school hip hop song "The Mexican" is considered influential in the early development of b-boying and hip hop culture.
Read more about the SAE Institute Nashville initiative here.