With the many citywide developments led by Mayor James Butts, the city of Inglewood has progressively become one of America’s most popular tourist destinations. Following SoFi Stadium, YouTube Theater, and the Kia Forum, the city of Inglewood celebrated the outstanding curriculum of 1500 Sound Academy and its new expansion plan on January 15, 2023. They are currently working on the architectural completion of a brand new studio: Volume Studios, to be located adjacent to the academy. Volume Studios is the newest addition to the city’s innovative landscape. This high-end arts-based school and production facility was founded by Grammy-winning producers James Fauntleroy and Larrance Dopson. This pioneering academy has state-of-the-art technology along with amazing opportunities for students. Also, their program provides a number of workshops that include songwriting, music production, and the business of music.
Celebrity recording artists El Debarge and Ty Dolla Sign performed live before a large crowd of attendees celebrating “1500 or Nothin’ Day” honoring the 1500 Sound Academy. In addition, city officials gathered to commemorate the theme and purpose of 1500 Sound Academy. Mayor James Butts spoke about 1500 Sound Academy as well as its innovation and significance for students in the city of Inglewood. The mayor also highlighted its unparalleled positive contributions to tech, curriculum, and the arts. He also shared his thoughts on how 1500 Sound Academy is a great help for students: