Music Faculty member Anthony Casuccio was recently profiled by Business First about the evolution of his recording label Buzz Records. Buzz Records was founded in 2011 by Grammy-nominated producer, Anthony Casuccio and his business partner, attorney Steve Kantor: two successful yet ultimately very different individuals looking to provide the industry with a fresh, unique and much needed new approach. Their intent was to sign and nurture artists and bands who have a genuine, original sound. Casuccio and Kantor have seen too many labels and artists fail trying to fit the mold of pop culture and are striving to change that idea, one artist at a time. Currently, Buzz Records has signed Breckenwood, The Albrights, Taryn Southern, What is This?, Dallas Pace and has worked with other artists such as Villa Maria alumna Grace Stumberg, who recently toured with Joan Baez.
To brag a little bit about our faculty talent, Anthony Casuccio founded Xtream Audio Mastering. His sound engineering work has been nominated for three Grammy’s. Casuccio also sat on the board of governors for the San Francisco chapter of the Recording Academy (Grammy). He has mastered for Columbia Records acts Cypress Hill, Our Lady Peace, Nas and Jermaine Dupree. Anthony has done radio promotions for Destiny’s Child, Dixie Chicks, Train and Lil Bow Wow. Casuccio’s mixing work includes the band Last Conservative’s album, which was produced by Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls). Anthony’s own creative work has been featured on All My Children as well as numerous commercials across the country. Other mastering projects for major recording labels include Arista, BMG, Columbia Records, Curb, Island, Def Jam, Universal MCA, Nashville, Mercury, Sony, Warner Bros, RCA Records and Readers Zip Records.
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