I started my career in music as a keyboard player for several Bay Area bands. Coming from a family rich in musical history and culture, it's no surprise that I spent much of my childhood in music studios and on stage. Since then, I have worn many musical hats; from Engineer, Music Director, A&R, Producer, Composer, as well as Studio Musician for local and labeled recording artists at locations such as Universal Music Group, Capitol Records, Sony Music, and Warner Brothers to name a few.
Stage Life: In addition to those sessions, I've spent many years as a touring musician, most recently with Island recording artists. This led to opportunities to hit the stage with artists like Wyclef Jean, Mikey Dread, Pitbull, The Marleys, Yellowman, Don Carlos, Fiji, O-Shen, Jamin, The Legendary Wailers, and many others.
These days however, you can find me creating in my private recording studio, the G Suite - working on projects set to be released this year.
SOUND SELECTION & MORE...
I am often asked about my sound selection or how I would describe my music? To me, I describe my music as organic and real. That means, what I feel - I create. It's 100% authentic.
When it comes to my sound selection methodology, I have my favorites such as OUTPUT, Waves, iZotope, Native Instruments, FabFilter, Lindell Audio and many others. No matter which I choose to go with, I believe in taking the time required to edit each sound and sonically produce what I call, Gabe Carmona music. As a pianist, chord and musical theory is also part of each production.
Expect to hear my latest in sound edits and digital releases this year, as I continue to partner with BBC Network, NatGeo, BravoTV, The Discovery Channel, Temponaut Timelapse Films, MTV, Focus Features, MMA, VH1 and others for production placements. One of my latest tracks 'Touch' , was featured on the E! Network.
Be sure to also follow me on all social media accounts and producer communities where I share industry knowledge, sound pack reviews, experiences on stage, and how to avoid industry pitfalls.
What can I say? I am dedicated to the craft of great audio and the art of music.
"Success" in the music industry isn’t something that I waited for or hoped for. It is something that I created, day after day. Staying true to my art, my sound, and my soul has led me to share stages with the industry's best, travel while touring and in the process, meet many beautiful creatives all around the world. BUT, the real gift is the ability to give back, inspire new/old artists, and touch hearts with our music. So, forget the hype and the lights, and have fun. This in my opinion is the true gift of music, and what truly creates lasting connections, fans, and artist longevity.
It's been a blessed journey for sure. So when I can give back, I do. Whether it's St. Jude's or musical charities, wildlife conversations I support, or spending time giving musical reviews, or advice to our musical community, I truly enjoy paying it forward. As the saying goes here in Music City, "We are here to help one another, not to compete". As far as my approach to new music, with each production I aim to take the listener on a journey. I'm grateful and proud of my diverse collection of unique music produced so far, both as a producer for artists, and my solo work in many genres.
I can't thank each and every one of you enough for your support over the years.
When I am not with my family, at the piano, or in the studio, I am dedicating my time and energy to bettering the lives of those in our healthcare communities.
* Fun Fact, I started my career as a Phoenix Fire Academy/Rescue EMT graduate.
What some may not know, is that I have spent the last 15 years in healthcare operations and leadership. Throughout my journey, I leveraged my passion for innovation, solution design, productization, people, and leadership to deliver strategies and products that directly engage and support the patient experience.
I remain dedicated to enhancing the patient experience, driving innovation and value-based care. Because when you put the customer and patients at the heart of your decision making (at both the strategic and tactical level), great things happen.
Proven Outcomes: Executive partnerships, Team accountability, Business development, Deliver to hospitals and health systems increased revenue, reduced costs, and increased capacity.
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• Master in Healthcare Administration (MHA, Magna Cum Laude)
• Bachelor of Arts (BA) Leadership and Management from the Angell Snyder School of Business
• Member/ Certifications from Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
"The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership"
As most know, I consider myself a forever student. I am big on extreme ownership, leadership, leading with value, discipline and of course the art of the GRIND, EXECUTION and HUSTLE.
I will expand on these topics in the future here or on the NEWS and BLOG page, but for now, here are a few of my favorite videos from my library. Enjoy.
Recent & Recommended Books
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Mindset: the New Psychology for Success by Carol S. Dweck
The Power of Positive Thinking: 10 Traits for Maximum Results by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz