SAE Institute of Technology Nashville Hosts Enrollment Event Featuring Multi-Platinum Producer & Alumni, BandPlay

SAE Nashville BandPlay

On April 25, 2024, SAE Institute of Technology Nashville held an enrollment event that featured one of their talented alumni. Krishon Gaines, professionally known as BandPlay, is a 2009 graduate of the Nashville campus hailing from middle Tennessee, and a multi-platinum music producer. The event allowed students, potential students, and alumni to come together and hear BandPlay’s journey to success within the industry. 

Event attendees also had the opportunity to hear a closed-session performance by BandPlay as well as have their own music critiqued by the award-winning producer. The event also allowed for an interactive conversation about the current state of the music industry and the world of music production. At the end of the event, BandPlay was presented with the SAE Institute Nashville Alumni Achievement Award.

Photo by Joshua Trotter / @josh_trotter_photography
Photo by Joshua Trotter / @josh_trotter_photography

BandPlay’s career started shortly after graduation when he began collaborating in the studio alongside talented artists such as French Montana, Young Buck, 50 Cent, and Jadakiss. Since then, BandPlay has become one of the top producers hailing from Music City, collaborating with many major artists and winning many notable industry awards and honorable mentions.

He received his first RIAA Platinum plaque from the hit single “Major” with Young Dolph and Key Glock as well as “Rolling Stoned” with Upchurch which is also certified RIAA Platinum.

BandPlay continues to pursue his passion for music, working as a producer under the record label and distribution company, Eazy Entertainment and Street Orchestra. He’s currently working with artists such as Kodak Black and Megan Thee Stallion and has amassed a significant following of over 111K followers on Instagram.

To connect with BandPlay, follow him on his social channels @iambandplay. For more information about the Nashville campus or our Audio programs, visit us online or call the campus directly at 615-244-5848. Special thanks to the Nashville Musicians Association AFM Local 257 for their hospitality and use of their theater for this exciting event.

Photo by Joshua Trotter / @josh_trotter_photography
Photo by Joshua Trotter / @josh_trotter_photography
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