The Music Alliance Academy offers a one of a kind program that will teach you the core knowledge of what is required to excel as a music producer and artist. You will learn and practice the art of engineering, music production, sound design, arranging/scoring, marketing, career management/development and much more! 


You will have over 20 classes that will take you from beginner/intermediate to advance within 12 months. As well as over 1,000 hours of live instruction, guiding you along every step along the way. This program will not just teach you how to become a successful producer, but also set you up to become a successful independent music entrepreneur. 





Nik Hotchkiss

Audio Engineer/Producer/Composer/DJ

Nik Hotchkiss is a rare multi-talented renaissance professional that brings it on every level. Music creation, production, delivery, management with high level mastering and engineering skills. His passion for helping others reach their potential has made him an excellent mentor and teacher. Music Alliance is pleased to introduce Nik as a strategic asset for your mission in music. 

He has a degree in Recording Arts and a Masters of Entertainment Business in recording studio management. Nik spent almost 2 years in Nashville, Tennessee working with trend setting industry leaders and audio engineers. He has worked with more than 500 artists at all levels of the music industry. Notable musicians he has recorded include: Lil Jon, Rae Sremmurd, Soulja Boy, Atmosphere, YK Osiris, Yandele, Riff Raff, Blocboy JB, Karol G, Jesse Royal, Abraham Mateo, and CNCO. 


He now resides in Las Vegas and is President of the regional Audio Engineering Society and has designed and taught courses in music production and business for multiple national colleges. To summarize, Nik is a total badass and engineering wiz!  

Taylin Simmonds

Music Industry Executive

Taylin Simmonds became interested in the art of Electronic Music Production from a young age. This passion led him to take online music workshops while still in high school and eventually become a graduate of the Electronic Music Production Program here at CAT. Upon graduation Taylin signed his first record deal with independent record label Blue Label Records. While at Blue Label Records, Taylin released multiple tracks that charted in the I-Tunes top 100 Dance Charts, co-produced/ co-wrote songs for independent artists and assisted artists in preparing DJ performances for headlining festival slots. After working with Blue Label Records and major PR Agencies such as Music Promo Today and Dotted Music, Taylin decided to take his career into his own hands by becoming an independent artist.