1500 Sound Academy

1500 Sound Academy


Victrola is thrilled to announce our partnership with Volume Ventures and 1500 Sound Academy. Volume Ventures is an organization which believes deeply in its mission to provide representation and education to musicians and recording artists who are passionate about their craft. Led by Grammy award-winners James Fauntleroy and Larrance Dopson, and powerhouse executive Twila True, Volume Ventures created 1500 Sound Academy to educate, mentor, and develop the next generation of sound creators.


The mission of Victrola to create lifelong music memories in every home aligns perfectly with 1500 Sound Academy, whose innovative approach to music education seeks to embolden its students and breed creativity from confidence. 1500 Sound Academy provides quality equipment, ample rehearsal and recording space, and perhaps most importantly, a faculty who truly loves music and believes in the example they’re setting. 


The Victrola team worked closely with the leadership at 1500 Sound Academy to carefully curate these albums to tell the story of popular music from the 20th century to today. Students will have access to this collection and be able to take a trip through the development of jazz, the birth of rock and roll, the powerful anthems of the civil rights movement, and the explosion of hip-hop. 

These records were chosen for a variety of reasons, including their historical and cultural significance, production value, and stellar musicianship. Vinyl is the perfect medium for these selections, as the emphasis on album-focused listening helped develop the structure of so many records. They deserve to be listened to as the artists intended. 


We invite you to listen along with us. 5% of the proceeds will go to 1500 Sound Academy to help further their mission of helping the next generation of creators realize their full potential.

1500 Sound Academy

From the Reviews


"I never would have thought that having a turntable untethered from my stereo would be so liberating, but it’s a game-changer. To be able to spin vinyl from anywhere — where I’m working, where I’m entertaining — seems like not a big deal until you experience it."

"Sweet little portable turntable. Love the Bluetooth functionality combined with the old school vinyl experience. Suitcase design makes it easy to take anywhere and the sound quality is awesome!"

"I have the Empire and just love it. It is designed beautifully, and I can also use it for CD's and radio. I can't believe how great it is to listen to my old records. It feels like home again."

"I am a huge Vinyl collector, I have everything from movie sound tracks to classic rock legends. However, your average radio player doesn’t play them, so I haven’t even gotten to listen to any of them! That’s when I found this product -- and I ABSOLUTELY love it!"

"First off, it just looks good. Just a stylish addition to the living room. It is really simple and sounds really good. Overall we are very happy with purchasing this record player. The quality is perfect too."