I’m so excited that all of the episodes from Keyshawn Solves It are now available, wherever you like to listen to podcasts, and maybe more importantly, wherever you like to listen to podcasts with your kids, including PBS Kids, YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.
I composed the mystery hip hop score and theme song. Created by Ed Jenkins, the Keyshawn Solves It podcast is an 8-episode serialized mystery about a 10-year-old African-American boy who inherits a set of keys that can unlock almost any door. With help from his friend Kiki, Keyshawn uses these keys to help solve the mystery of disappearing bikes in his North Minneapolis neighborhood, ensuring that his community’s Juneteenth bike parade can go on. Listeners will be introduced to Juneteenth and its origins, as well as to social-emotional “keys to success” such as resilience, self-worth, and responsibility. Geared to children 5-9, Keyshawn Solves It is produced by GBH Kids and distributed by PRX and PBS Kids with funding made possible in part by Black Public Media.
Would you like to listen to the future of podcasting for kids? Listen to these six podcasts to see where this industry is going! I had the privilege of attending a PRX accelerator program over the last few months, and helped to create the pilot episode of Keyshawn the Keymaker. I’m so fortunate to be on this team! I’m the music producer, Ed Jenkins is the writer and executive producer and Avery Moore Kloss is the audio editor and sound designer. Our program was funded by Corporation for Public Broadcasting in partnership with PBS Kids.
Listen to the pilot episodes of all six teams here:
I’m so delighted to share a new podcast that has just launched. My friend, Jessica Laurel Kane has created “Once Upon an Upset” for kids 9 and up. She describes it as “stories and conversations to help make sense of difficult times”. I had the pleasure of creating the music for her. I hope you’ll consider listening and subscribing. https://www.jessicalaurelkane.com/
I’ve really had fun creating the music and sound design for the update of MathTango Starbase. It’s been great working with audio producer, Richard Warp from Intonic Studios, and the team from Originator. It’s a featured app in the Apple App Store. If you want to brush up on your multiplication, or if you know a child who does, check it out!
General’s Quarter’s, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California
September 26 & 27
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I’ll be moderating 2 events at this year’s West Coast Songwriter’s conference.
The first is a speed-networking event with the guests and attendees of the event. This should be a fun and chaotic way to meet and network with tons of folks in a short period of time.
The second is a panel “Streaming Unraveled”. We’re discussing where the music industry is in regards to streaming and distributing music. We’re going to showcase some of the the powerful tools that artists and songwriters can use to get their music out, reach their crowd, and get onto the path of making some money.