Meet Founders of the Hollywood Creative Academy, Matt Coleman and Joe Solo

“We are the dream builders of the next generation of film, music, fashion and digital creatives.” Matt Coleman, CEO of HCA.

CEO Matt Coleman and President Joe Solo reveal the inspiration and evolution of their edutainment platform, the Hollywood Creative Academy.

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Hollywood Creative Academy Story:

 A creative artist education series offering exclusive access to leaders in entertainment, revealing secrets and behind the scenes knowledge in the fields of film/streaming, music, fashion, and creative/technologies.

Our vision to develop the next generation of creatives by providing video tutorials, exclusive webinars with experts, workshops, and 1-on-1 sessions with industry leaders. Students will be able to access the program from anywhere in the world.

Hollywood Creative Academy is partnered with the Young Artist Academy, founded in 1978, and known for producing Hollywood’s first and longest-running youth awards. The non-profit organization is dedicated to educating, protecting, and mentoring young creative artists.

Matt Coleman

Matt has had over 25 years’ experience in entertainment/music and technology sectors and has worked for Warner and Sony Music and is Chairman and CEO of the Hollywood Creative Academy based in Los Angeles which offers a unique e-learning experience for users powered by experts in the creative arts world.

Over the last 5 years he founded the augmented and virtual reality company Magnify World offering expert industry advice in AR/VR solutions and launched a series of global conferences showcasing the best AR/VR experiences from start-ups/entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 organizations. The summit is the largest conference of its kind in the Asia Pacific region attracting over 6,000 attendees with major brands and speakers from around the world. His work at Warner and Sony over 14 years saw him work with some of the largest acts in the world such as Madonna, RHCP, Jonny Cash, REM, Billy Joel, INXS and more. He is also founder of ARIVAL a winning sports start-up of the year at the HYPE innovation festival at the Commonwealth games in 2018 and raised 6 million in venture capital and founded and sold which offered broadcasters real time mobile marketing solutions for fans and stadium experiences.

 Joe Solo

Record Producer, Songwriter, Speaker

  • Credits Include: Fergie, Macy Gray, Atlantic, MTV, Epic, HBO, Paramount, NBC, Universal, Sony, Apple, Famous Music Publishing, CBS, Killer Tracks, Fox Sports Music, BMG, Hasbro Games
  • Seasoned Film / TV Composer & Songwriter; Songs heard on One Tree Hill, The OC, Major League Baseball, Dancing with the Stars, and many others
  • Past speaking engagements include The NAMM Show, ASCAP’s “I Create” Expo, The Songwriter’s Guild of America, Expression College of Digital Arts, Billboard’s Film & TV Music Conference, The Producer’s Conference, UCSB, The National Assoc. of Record Industry Professionals, and KTLA News.
  • Endorsements include Gibson, Apogee, Spectrasonics, Yamaha, Propellerheads, RME, Seymour Duncan, Overloud, MOTU, and Antares.
  • Currently Joe is helping artists and music industry pros to become successful through his Hollywood Creative Academy, instructional videos, hands-on career coaching, live seminars, and of course… songwriting & producing records.


Show Notes:

Young Artists Academy 

Steve Ecclesine 

Matt Coleman 2020 Interview

Joe Solo 2021 Interview