Germany’s Hip Hop producer extraordinaire Adrian Boeckeler aka Anno Domini has been honing his craft for more than 17 years and has taken over the US music industry by storm. He first became involved with music during college in London, UK where he familiarized himself with the technical ins and outs of music production, all the while studying for a degree in management. His Master’s degree from the London School of Economics turned out to be secondary to his growing passion for music, and he left the world of business behind for the glitz and glamour of the music industry.
Integrating his business skills with his passion for music, Boeckeler created an innovative digital platform with his website AnnoDominiNation.com, which caters to music artists from all over the world.
Integrating his business skills with his passion for music, Boeckeler created an innovative digital platform with his website AnnoDominiNation.com, which caters to music artists from all over the world. Artists can visit the website, interact with production talent signed to the Anno Domini Nation label, and license musical compositions for usage in their own tracks. The simplicity of the model has created scores of raving fans and a huge community of artists that flock to the site for access to the production library.
Outside of his business endeavours, Boeckeler is also a prolific composer and producer in his own right, having worked on tracks with artists like 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross and the Wu-Tang Clan. He has scored various Film & TV productions for companies like the NBA, NFL, MLB, UFC, MTV, VH1, NBC, Disney, Fox, Sony and many more.
For his work he has been decorated, among others, with the John Lennon Song Contest Award and the Great American Song Contest Award. He was also voted ‘Music Entrepreneur’ of the year by the Unsigned Music Awards.
It seems blazing a path through the world of music production is not enough for this serial entrepreneur, as he has set his sites on building music tools and software through new venture Modern Producers. Boeckeler quips, “it looks like that useless management degree came in handy after all”, and that might be a gross understatement. It will be interesting to witness where his path leads him next.