David Franz is a Los Angeles-based music business entrepreneur, producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, performer, and educator. He is the founder of the record label Underground Sun, co-founder of Underground Sol, an EDM artist development and event production company, and creator of the Evolving Album(™). David writes, produces, and engineers music for a wide range of artists in the Soul, Rock, Electronic, Pop, R&B, Hip-hop, and Americana genres. His music has been heard in prime time TV shows, multi-million dollar movies, advertisements for Fortune 500 companies, and through speakers around the world.
David wrote the book on Pro Tools; literally. Author of Producing in the Home Studio with Pro Tools (The First book about using Pro Tools), he has written other books, articles, and online courses for Berklee Online and Lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning) about Pro Tools and music production. A graduate of Virginia Tech and Berklee College of Music, David’s passion for music and education has led him to become the Content Manager for Audio+Music for Lynda.com and LinkedIn, where he worked with musicians and audio professionals to create world-class online training courses on digital audio workstations, music production, songwriting, music business, and many other audio and music-related topics. He has expanded his skill set and is now applying his content management skills in the areas of Video and Motion Graphics for Lynda/LinkedIn Learning.