Equally effective in both the business & creative worlds, the modern-day renaissance man also holds experience in music supervision, songwriting, music production, graphic/web design, and photography.
A graduate from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Arts Entertainment and Media Management, Orondé interned at several entertainment companies while maintaining his role as president of Columbia’s Urban Music Association (CUMA) during his last 2 years. During his tenure, he rose the fledgling organization to become one of the school’s top organizations. Alumni of CUMA have gone on to work for such companies as Universal Music, Warner Music, Bad Boy Records, and Translation Advertising Agency. In addition, he was the recipient of two AEMMY Awards in 2008, for Outstanding Leadership In A Student Organization & Music Business Sustained Passion.
Within 5 months of moving to Los Angeles in 2008, Orondé completed a 5-week music supervision program under esteemed music supervisor Matt Kierscht & composer Frankie Blue, which led to an 18-month internship at The Producers Lab under Emmy Award-Winning composer Richard Wolf, and acquired his position as a publishing administrator for Warner Music Group. He launched MusicPub101.com in 2012 as a resource for artists to learn more about the world of music publishing, and has led several workshops and panels on the topic.
Now based in Nashville, Orondé has continued to consult artists and entrepreneurs nationwide in the areas of music publishing, marketing, photography, brand & web development, and artist development. Never satisfied with the status quo, he continues to grow and expand beyond his current knowledge, in the hopes of inspiring others to strive for excellence.