Los Angeles based musician Kyle Townsend is a Producer and Composer whose contributions have led to 2 GRAMMY Award nominations. He has produced and composed music for 7 feature films including “Silver Linings Playbook”, which earned a record-tying 8 Academy Award Nominations. His star studded list of clientele includes music heavyweights such as Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, Diane Warren, as well as Snoop Dogg, Jessie J, and Ariana Grande, and even President Barack and First Lady Obama. He arranged and produced music for the 87th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony in 2015, and his music has been used in over 100 network and cable television shows and events.
Kyle is native of Seattle Washington, hailing from the city’s Central District. This is the neighborhood that music royalty Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix and Ray Charles also once called home. The son of a minister, he discovered his heart for music as a young boy, and began as his church organist at only age 7. Kyle is passionate about helping the next generation of industry leaders, artists and musicians entering the business. His message is on protecting and maintaining character, integrity, and identity in an industry that will ask you to surrender all of those things in return for success. “I’ll take a great person over a great musician any day.” Through mentorships and as a public speaker he has spoken to thousands of young musicians and aspiring entrepreneurs, giving frank advice on how to maintain healthy priorities to avoid personal failure while working towards professional success in entertainment. He is currently writing a new book on the subject, as well as continuing his work on new album and film releases.