Alan Ett – Chairman & CEO
Alan Ett is currently CEO of AECG, a community of companies founded in 1991 that has been focused on the establishment of strong relationships in the production community as a provider of a wide range of services and products.
The companies comprising AECG are: The Music Collective, a full service music production company offering creative music services, including composition, music supervision, music editing and music clearance to the entire production community; Media City Sound, one of the fastest growing audio post production facilities in Los Angeles; Opus 1 Music Library, distributing its own products internationally and the exclusive US representative for fourteen of the premier European music library labels; Opus 19, a company that administers commercial music catalogs worldwide; and Axelrod-Ett Productions which currently has a development slate of over 30 projects for various distribution outlets, including the first ever musical for the Hallmark Channel, The Music Teacher.
From 1976 – 1978 Alan was on the faculty of The Berklee School of Music in Boston, Mass. where, among other faculty duties, he was co-founder of what has emerged as the internationally important Berklee jazz Choir and vocal program. At the same time he received the MM in Composition from The New England Conservatory. In 1979, Alan went to Europe to perform a three-week international Jazz concert tour that resulted in a stay of four years and encompassed 12 countries and teaching assignments throughout Western Europe. He has performed with his own groups around the world as well as with Liza Minelli, Sammy Davis, The Pointer Sisters, Lou Rawls and many, many other internationally acclaimed artists.
Upon his arrival in Los Angeles in 1984, he became involved in the computer industry working with a development group to devise the ﬁrst shock mounted 20MB hard disc, the A-O 20. He continued in the hardware and software development arena working on the original version of the production budgeting program “Movie Magic” and consulting with Roland Corporation in the development of the ﬁrst MIDI software, the MPS or Music Processing System.
Mr. Ett then became focused on producing music for the television industry when he received his initial assignments composing and producing music for Columbia Pictures Television sitcoms “Who’s the Boss,” “227” and “Married…with Children.” Since then, he has created musical scores for thousands of hours of television, videos, ﬁlms, commercials, CD ROMs and DVD’s. He has most recently completed his first musical, which will be featured in The Hallmark Channel’s first-ever musical movie, The Music Teacher, for which he will also be the composer. He is also currently the composer for the new Disney XD hit show Kickin’ It.
Mr. Ett completed his BA in psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; undergraduate studies in music at University of Miami, Fla. and the Masters of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Mass. He has been on the faculty of many different institutions worldwide teaching on every grade level from kindergarten through graduate school and remains committed to the evolution of our culture and our children.
Mr. Ett is on the Board of Trustees of the New England Conservatory, a member of BMI, a member of ATAS, and a member of NARAS.