Alumni News: Metalworks Institute Graduates Credited on Four of Billboard’s Top 50 Staff Picks!


Billboard has released their Staff Picks for the 50 Best Albums of 2020 (So Far!) and it’s awesome to see four chart-topping albums worked on by Metalworks Institute graduates on the list!

Multi-platinum certified Grammy-Award winning Producer & Engineer Noel Cadastre, a graduate of our Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program, has multiple credits on Drake’s ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’; Juno-Award winning Recording Engineer Riley Bell, a graduate of our Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major) Diploma Program, has mix engineer credits on Jessie Reyez’s “Before Love Came To Kill Us”; multi-platinum certified JUNO Award-nominated artist NAV, a graduate of our Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program, is featured on Lil Uzi Vert’s “Eternal Atake”; and last but not least, Shin Kamiyama, a graduate of our Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program has recording engineering credits on The Weeknd’s “After Hours”.

The first half of 2020 has been unprecedented to say the least and it’s especially amazing to see that Metalworks Institute graduates have helped shape the music which has played such a “fundamental and undeniable role ... giving our lives stability, comfort and joy during such an unprecedented period.”

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