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Industry Statistics

By 2010, the global entertainment and media industry is projected to be a $1.83 trillion industry – up from $1.33 trillion in 2005.

“New delivery systems to share ideas, culture, and fun will make the existing Internet and currently available electronic entertainment devices seem as quaint and outdated as windup toys,” according to Futurist James Canton, Ph.D. In his book Extreme Future; Penguin, 2006, readers will find a list entitled the Top Ten Industries of the Innovation Economy: Who Will Benefit Most. Entertainment Media comes in number seven, and Education and Learning is number eight, stating that the creation of immediate portable, transferable, on-demand knowledge sources on a scale equivalent to the Library of Congress.

Canton also predicts that quality public education, in crisis today, will either propel or crash the future aspirations of the American workforce. “The education market is a competitive and complex market as the purchasing process varies by country and institution.” (Source: Gartner, Inc. April 12, 2007)

Tuition Cost Comparisons*

* Sources reviewed Oct. 2006

Today finding a good school is more about which school will provide an education that the industry will take seriously and the reputation of the school. Costs also play into the formula and often times it is very difficult to determine how much a degree will cost, because colleges and universities have formulas that they use. Applicants can be charged by the credit hour, by clock hour, or by semester. Then add in fees, books and supplies.

Traditional radio schools cost from $20,000 to $140,000, while an Recording, Radio, Film Connection school is less than $10,000. The following provides a comparison of some of the other schools and average costs associated with obtaining a degree.

The Los Angeles Recording School (36 weeks) = $20,000
Full Sail Associate of Science Degree, Florida (4 yrs.) = Est. $46.642
Full Sail Bachelor of Science Degree, Florida (4 yrs) = Est. $66,613
Berklee Music and Engineering, Boston (4 yrs.) = Est. $95,750
SCIC Institute, (12 mos.) = $85,000
Oberlin Music = Est. $133,940
MIT Computer Science (4 yrs) = Est. $134,400
University of Southern California (USC) Film, Cinematography (4 yrs.) = Est. $135,773
New York University (NYU) Film, Video Production (4 yrs.) = Est.$141.920

Board of Advisors

Tim Palmer

Music Producer

Tim is one of alternative rock’s most recognized and respected names. Originally from England, then L.A., and now based in Austin, Texas Tim is a “household name” among famous musicians and record executives. His platinum credits speak for themselves: as a record producer, engineer and mixer Tim’s credits include David Bowie, Tin Machine, The Cure, Pearl Jam, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears and U2.


Warren Huart

Music Producer

Warren Huart is a well known songwriter, audio engineer, music producer and mixer who has made records and other recordings as a producer, mixer, engineer for The Fray, Korn, Better than Ezra, James Blunt, Matisyahu, and Howie Day to name a few. Warren also has extensive Film and TV credits including: Inglorious Basterds, Transformers 2, MTV’s The Hills, Lost, Scrubs, and Grey’s Anatomy. Warren also co-owns a recording studio in Los Angeles, CA


BZ Lewis

Composer, Studio 132

BZ Started Studio 132 in '96 and today Studio 132 has one of the largest sound effects libraries in the Bay Area. BZ Lewis works as a composer who has done work for feature films, popular video games, national commercial advertisements for companies like Nissan and TV shows such as The shield, and numerous MTV shows.


Ryan Greene

Producer/Engineer/Mixer, Area 52 Entertainment

Ryan Greene is best known for working with such bands as NOFX, Lagwagon, No Use For A Name, Authority Zero, Good Riddance, Sick Of It All, Big Wig, Stretch Armstrong, Fenix TX, Bracket, Pulley, Propaghandi, Ignite, Nerf Herder, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmes, Ten Foot Pole, Mad Caddies, Megadeth, Tonic, Lita Ford, Cheap Trick, Glades Knight, Patty La Belle, Mr. Big, Wilson Phillips, Tracy Spencer, Dangerous Toys, to name a few.


Rob Burnett

Producer, Director, Editor

In 2010, Burnett directed music videos for Sammy Hagar’s rock supergroup Chickenfoot, assistant edited the 20th Century Fox feature LIKE DANDELION DUST and began directing and editing episodes of the HBO/Cinemax anthology series FEMME FATALES, which debuted in May, 2011. Currently, he’s directed five episodes of the series.


Preston Boebel

Chief Engineer, Clear Lake Audio

Preston Boebel as a student of recording Connection back in 1999 who trained with Recording connection mentor Brian Levi at Clear lake Audio. Now he is Chief Engineer of Clear Lake Audio and a Recording Connection mentor!


Billy Flores

Sound Engineer

Billy Flores attended the Recording Connection and worked his way up the ladder. Now he does live sound for Eminem, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Black Eyed Peas and more. With a grueling tour schedule that took the Black Eye Peas across the U.S., Europe, Australia and back to the U.S., Flores has been with the band for more than a year, and for over a quarter-century he mixed monitors for the likes of Sting, Four Play, B.B. King and Eminem.


John Paul

Program Director/DJ, KUPL

John Paul is a 20 year radio vet and current program director/afternoon DJ at KUPL in Portland, OR. He spent his radio career holding nearly every job in a radio station (APD, MD, Promo Director, producer, DJ on every day part), and programmed radio stations in Buffalo, NY, Columbus, Indiana and Portland, Oregon. Worked multiple formats (country, rock, oldies, Top 40, talk).


Joseph Heier


Joseph Heier is charismatic and gifted producer/musician. Joe’s commitment to quality started over 28 years ago, as he realized the need for “doing it right” in the studio world. In that span, Joey has earned a reputation in excellence, and has helped revolutionize the pro video and audio field by bringing integrity back to the forefront.


Cortez Farris

Engineer/Producer, Sound on Sound Studios

Cortez Farris began as an assistant engineer in New York City where he took a position at the famous Hit Factory. Cortez quickly became one of the hottest Producers in the Hip Hop and R&B community having worked with the Black Eyed Peas, Lil' Kim, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keyes to name a few . Aside from working with many of today's top selling artists, Cortez currently works as a freelance Engineer/Producer for Sound On Sound Studios in midtown Manhattan.

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