Have you ever wanted to know how GRAMMY winners are chosen? How you can vote for them too? Want to know what makes a good record? Voting member of The Recording Academy, Alex J. Michaels, has offered to answer questions for our readers. So submit your question today to learn more about the music industry.
Alex J. Michaels is currently a music producer and music consultant primarily for independent artists and songwriters. He got his start in music as a child and studied piano, violin, saxophone and drums. In his teen years he performed in local and regional theatre productions and was a member of an acting troupe that toured throughout Europe. His first big break came while working on a USO tour headlined by Latin percussionist Sheila E. and Polynesian pop group The Jets. He worked on several other projects for Jacks Mannequin, Hawthorne Heights and Vans Warped Tour with Katy Perry and Paramore. He became a member of NARAS in 2004 and has been a voting member since 2008. He studied at Berklee College of Music and has a degree in music production and management.