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|Also known as||Tiny Lil Fade|
|Born||July 3, 1986|
|Genres||Rock, acoustic, pop punk, power pop, country, LDS, Singer-songwriter|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, engineer, mix engineer|
Brandon Metcalf is a record producer and entrepreneur. In 2005, he founded Destiny Collective, a network of businesses in the music and merchandising industries. He was originally a Seattle-based music producer but as of August 2012 is now based primarily out of Nashville.
History: Teenage years
Starting in the 6th grade, Metcalf was a paperboy. At age 13, he took savings from the paper route job and purchased a set of turntables after deciding he wanted to be a DJ. Adopting the nickname FADE, he spent his teenage years DJ’ing at competitions, school dances, clubs, and weddings. He started his first official business at age 15 which was a wedding DJ business. At age 13 he wrote and recorded his own hip hop album, using beats he made on the computer and sampled from vinyl records. At age 16, he upgraded to Pro Tools software and recorded local acoustic projects out of his parents home.
At age 19, Brandon sold the DJ company, dropped out of Brigham Young University, and purchased a home to build a studio in. He started a new company called Destiny Collective to focus on artist development, record production, and merchandising. The parent corporation includes successful ventures shirtsforgreeks.com, specializing in collegiate and Greek apparel, and the newly launched Destiny Nashville, a recording studio and production company on music row.
Brandon has worked in the studio as a producer, engineer, and/or mixer with bands and artists such as:
- Blues Traveler
- Secondhand Serenade
- Due West
- The Classic Crime
- Julia Sheer
- Trent Dabbs
- Brooke Waggoner
- Veronica Ballestrini
- Brooke Hogan
- Stephen Jerzak
- Daphne Loves Derby
- The Scene Aesthetic
- He Is We
- Danger Radio
- A Change of Pace
- Common Market
- Artist vs Poet
Aside from his personal studio, he has worked on projects in studios throughout Seattle, Los Angeles, and Nashville. His production work has received positive reviews from music publications and websites such as absolutepunk.net.
Brandon and his work has been featured on:
- McBride, Erin Ann. "Due West Does Country Music Right". Retrieved Oct 18, 2013.
- "Brandon Metcalf Biography". Retrieved 7 Dec 2011.
- "Shirts For Greeks". Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- "Destiny Nashville". Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- "Brandon Metcalf Discography". Retrieved 7 Dec 2011.
- "Websta". Retrieved 13 August 2014.
- "Twitter". Retrieved 13 August 2014.
- "Mix Magazine". Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- Lopez, Matt. "We've Picked A PRODUCER!". Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- "The Classic Crime Begin Recording". Retrieved 21 Feb 2012.
- "Brooke Waggoner Cover of Polly". Retrieved 13 Aug 2014.
- "The Cover Up Sneak Peek". Retrieved 13 Aug 2014.
- "New Album Coming Soon". Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- "Clyne Media". Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- "Stephen Jerzak is Recording at Destiny Nashville". Retrieved 8 Nov 2012.
- "Indie Star". Retrieved 8 Dec 2011.
- "Rain City Ambience". Retrieved 7 Dec 2011.
- "Absolute Punk". Retrieved 7 Dec 2011.
- "Brandon Metcalf Recognition". Retrieved 7 Dec 2011.
- "They Make Myspace Worthwhile". Rolling Stone: 72. Jan 2007.
- Holmes, Elizabeth (Aug 8, 2006). "Famous, Online". The Wall Street Journal (Print). p. B1.
- Holmes, Elizabeth (9 August 2006). "Bands Find Large Fanbases". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 7 Dec 2011.