Full Sail University


Brandon Blackwell

CEO & Founder of Blackwell Productions; Live Sound Engineer, Sound Producer, Broadcast Mixer, Award-Winning Author

Brandon freelanced as an Audio Engineer and Production Manager for Chew Entertainment, where he worked with Music Director Ray Chew and his wife Vivian. During his time there, he mixed monitors for concerts and special events that included artist such as Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Usher, Pharrell, and the Isley Brothers, among others. Brandon founded Blackwell Productions in 2014 and mixed monitors for R&B artist Ne-Yo. He then went on his first tour with one of the most iconic female groups of all time, TLC, as the Monitor Engineer and Production Manager. Since starting his career, Brandon has worked alongside and mixed notable industry names like A$AP Rocky, Steve Lacy, Camila Cabello, Big Sean, Lizzo, Tori Kelly, Drake, Beyoncé (Oscars), Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar, Sophia Carson, Alicia Keys, and many more. In 2022, Brandon and his wife Ariel wanted to bring awareness to the talented yet small audio engineering industry by writing a children's book called The Beat in My Head. It is the first children’s book focused on becoming an audio engineer. Brandon has also demonstrated his commitment to social impact by partnering with The Barack Obama Foundation and My Brother's Keeper Alliance.


Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, A$AP Rocky, Nicki Minaj, Camila Cabello, The Beat in My Head

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