Grad Success Story

photo caption: (l to r) TJ Rogers and Administrator Kirt Hamm

Film composer and soundtrack executive producer TJ SupaHype Rogers dropped by the Gilbert location today to say hi and catch up. He’s a 1994 grad that has been doing very well.

Audioblogger: What have you been doing since you graduated TJ?

TJ: After leaving Arizona in 1994 I landed an internship at Jive Records. I interned there from about June 94, until about January 95. Then began working as a general assistant at The Hit Factory. While working there I created a very good relationship with mastering engineer Herb Powers Jr. I had no idea at the time that he was one of the most successful engineers in the industry. He left the Hit Factory to open his own company (partnering with Robert Clivilles of C&C Music Factory) in 1996 and brought me over as assistant manager in Jan 97. Herb Powers House of Sound was extremely successful, up to 2 months in advance garnering litterally every major label and producer working in R&B/Hip Hop/Dance and other genres.

We were the #1 studio in America (Billboard Magazine) in 1999 being so busy that we turned down a Whitney Houston session. Even P Diddy booked in advance. I worked as assistant manager there until about 2000 when they decided to split. I also outside of working there opened my own entertainment company. In 2000 when they split, I took over management for the House of Sound C&C Music studio. We later changed the name to C&C Music Factory Mix Studios, bringing in clients such as Praswell (Fugees), Vada Nobles (Miseducation of Lauren Hill), and Tiger (David Hollister).

I left the studio in 2002 and moved back to Arizona. My outide business was running well at the time and there were family things that I needed to attend to. During the period that I worked in music, my brother Chris Rogers, worked in film. He wrote and directed independent film winning film festivals and we released our first film in 2001 titled Hoop Soldiers. The film went international on DVD and to Cinemax (cable). I performed in the movie, was the music supervisor of the film and executive produced the soundtrack. We released another film “Cody Black” last year nationwide on DVD (Koch Int.) and I self released the “Cody Black Soundtrack” internationally through iTunes and other major online music networks through my own record label “Supa Music“. I am currently putting the finishing touches on the next film project “Pop The Clutch” and will be releasing the soundtrack before the end of this year. I am also working with the significant music outlets here to raise an entertainment movement here in Arizona.

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