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Perfect Pitch: Gebre Waddell

Founder, Guitarist, Audio Engineer

Gebre Waddell

Current City: Memphis

Current Job and Entrepreneurial Focus:

Founder & CEO Sound Credit, our mission is to champion creator's rights across diverse creative industries by safeguarding their long-term interests and revolutionizing their supply chains. We harness the power of metadata, cultivate innovation, and deliver cohesive, data-driven experiences that inspire and empower creators, organizations, and consumers alike in their respective fields.

Notable Prior Jobs:

Founder & Chief Mastering Engineer, Stonebridge Mastering

When I Started Performing: I began performing at the age of 15, playing guitar and bass in clubs around Memphis, TN.

Performing Arts Background: Producer & audio engineering credits including two GRAMMY® nominated projects, across genres with noted artists including Ministry, Public Enemy, Lil' Wayne, Rick Ross, The Bar-Kays, Sean Ardoin, George Clinton, Tito Jackson, Stevie Wonder and others.

How did your performing arts background supercharge your entrepreneurship?

My background in performing arts, particularly as a producer and engineer, has been instrumental in shaping my entrepreneurial journey. The rigorous discipline required in production, from the meticulous adjustments of each track to assembling the right group of performers for the song, directly translated into my ability to efficiently manage business operations. The vast network I built in the music industry provided a robust foundation for business connections, offering both opportunities and partnerships that were important as I ventured into entrepreneurship. Also, the scrappiness inherent in navigating the performing arts—where resource constraints are common—taught me to innovate and adapt under pressure, skills that are invaluable in the world of entrepreneurship.

Favorite Performer: As the founder and CEO of a music credits platform dedicated to crediting everyone involved in the music industry, I find it challenging to single out one 'favorite performer.' Each artist, engineer, and producer brings a unique essence to their work that deserves recognition. Artists like Stevie Wonder, Pat Metheny, John Coltrane, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell have profoundly impacted my appreciation of music. However, my true passion lies in celebrating the diversity and collective creativity of all individuals who bring music to life. This philosophy is at the core of our platform, ensuring that every contribution is acknowledged and valued.

Follow this Performer:

Facebook – gebre.waddell

Instagram – @gebrewaddell

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