KB Recording Group is a Production and Management Company distributed through Sony Music Entertainment. Our clients are young & talented artists that may not have the huge amount of capital necessary to build a successful career in the entertainment industry. We pride ourselves on having the opportunity to mold these young & talented artists’ careers by being the mentor they need to develop their brands & creative minds.
Our team values the music over all else because we understand what it feels like to be an under appreciated creative. The artists we pursue or show interest in partnering with through our company are potential lifelong business partners whose music we are incomparably passionate about.
Chief Executive Officer
Kyle is a 26-year-old multi-business owner, songwriter & audio engineer born & raised in south Orange County, California. To those who knew Kyle at a young age saw that it was very obvious music would play a huge role & create an extremely large impact on his life. Kyle started writing songs at 12 years old & from there he was writing full length projects by the age of 16. He graduated from Aliso Niguel High School in 2012 then after a fall out with family Kyle subsequently joined the United States Army where he completed tours in Africa & The Middle East throughout his 3 1/2 years of service. He was honorably discharged in early 2016 & immediately used his VA benefits to enroll in Los Angeles Film & Recording School. Kyle has since graduated with an Associates Of Science in Recording Arts & Bachelors Of Science in Entertainment Business Management. Kyle has studied under Multi-Platinum Record Producers, Grammy award-winning Audio Engineers & industry experts in Recording, Vocal Tuning, Live Sound, Mixing & Mastering. Such as Andrew Lane, Press Play, Joel Numa, Alan Mason, James Fahey & Derek Olds. His most recent accomplishments include: his music being placed in multiple short & feature-length films, playing himself in a supporting character role for a feature film & collaborating with mega-producer Andrew Lane to develop the perfect sound for his upcoming projects which discusses the unspoken troubles of combat veterans. On top of owning & operating three businesses, Kyle is also a JD candidate with an emphasis in Entertainment Law. Kyle's long-term goal is to graduate with his JD with an emphasis in Entertainment law & to grow KB Recording Group to $3 Million in gross annual revenue by 2024.
Chief Financial Officer
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Mark holds multiple degrees including a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance & a Masters of Business in Taxation. Mark is also a Certified Public Accountant, Real Estate Broker & General Contractor as well. He is the Chief Financial Officer of KB Recording Group & is responsible for managing the financial actions of the company. Mark’s duties also include supervising potential company investments & capital structure, tracking cash flow & analyzing the company's financial strengths & weaknesses to propose corrective actions, filing company tax returns & making sure the company is adhering to all applicable tax laws & code. Mark’s experience in the Financial industry includes positions as Divisional President & Chief Financial Officer with both private and publicly traded companies such as KB Homes, Shea Homes, Richmond American Homes, Warmington Homes & more! Mark is a multi-business owner & Chairman/CEO of Envisage Real Estate & Construction & also sits on the Board of Directors for multiple other privately held companies.
NIGEL VAN BUSKIRK
In-House Producer & Audio Engineer
Nigel is a 26-year-old producer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, & live audio, visual coordinator & operator born & raised in South Orange County, California. Originally starting as a casual hobby at the age of 13, Nigel has since become a sophisticated producer with an unending interest in experimenting with plugins to bring a unique personality to every project he is a part of. After graduating from Aliso Niguel High School in 2012, he moved to the Bay Area to intern at Hyde St. Studios & Motor Studios while simultaneously completing an audio engineering trade-school. After successfully completing his internships & trade-school, Nigel moved back down to the LA area and began interning at The Abstract Recording Studios in Glendale, California. Shortly after, he went on to delve into the world of live audio & visual work. Starting as a freelance set-up technician, he quickly ascended to coordinating/operating 5-star events & amp live band performances at Marriot Laguna Cliffs in Dana Point, Montage Resorts in Laguna Beach, & Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California. However, with COVID-19 playing a big role in reducing the amount of available work in the live audio/visual industry, Nigel has since transitioned back to recording, mixing, & producing as a profession. His goals for the future include making a name for himself in the recording industry, becoming a PA for award-winning Producers, as well as completing his own instrumental album for vocalists to feature on.
Chief Operating Officer
Tana is a 24-year-old recording artist, songwriter & music producer from the outskirts of San Francisco. She is a classically trained pianist and vocalist developed by industry experts Mary Drummond & Jetha Hoffman. Coming from a family of traditional business owners in real estate, it was a huge surprise to her family to see Tana write, compose, & produce full length projects by the age of 13. During High School, Tana attended Singing and Acting classes at the school of John Robert Powers. Through their school she was able to attend iPOP! (International Presentation of Performers) and won 5th place in the 13-17 age singing category out of 3500 other contestants at the age of 13. Tana has graduated with an Associates Of Science in Recording Arts, an Associates of Science in Music Production & a Bachelors of Science in Entertainment Business Management. She has worked hand in hand with industry experts such as Multi-Platinum Record Producer Andrew Lane, Grammy Award winning Audio Engineer Joel Numa & James Fahey. While Tana is the COO of KB Recording Group, she is also a full-time professional recording artist. Her debut album, 'Petals and Thorns,' which is distributed through KB Recording Group/Sony Music Entertainment, was released in December of 2019. Her biggest accomplishments include: her music being placed in multiple short & feature length films, and working alongside James Lugo (Vocal Trainer for American Idol contestants). Tana's long term goal is to expand KB Recording Group's gross annual revenue to over $3 Million in the next 5 years & to continue helping with the development of young artists.
Director of Music Production &
Andrew Lane is a pop-hip hop-R&B songwriter and record producer. He was born in San Diego, California. Lane has worked with artists such as Backstreet Boys and Irene Cara. As a producer and songwriter, Lane has received both gold and platinum accreditations for his work with R&B artists Speech, Keith Sweat, and Alsou. Lane also worked on the platinum-
accredited records High School Musical, Miguellito, Hannah Montana, Disneymania 4, and Manny Fresh. Andrew moved back to Los Angeles In 2006, where he worked on the music for High School Musical and
Hannah Montana soundtracks. He produced, mixed, and programmed B5’s version of “Get Your Head in the Game” which sold over 4.7 million copies.
Andrew discovered and produced the Clique Girls in 2007, who landed a record deal with Interscope Records. He has 11 songs featured in the film, "Bring It On (Fight to the Finish)". He has also worked with artists such as Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, Static (Rapper/Producer) and such companies as Cash Money Records, Japan Warner Music Group, Capitol Records, Warner ADA and Lost Coast Sound.
Andrew has also developed many notable artists such as Becky G, Ross Lynch, Blake Michaels and is also responsible for developing social media stars like Carson Lueders, Jordyn Jones as well as many finalists on American Idol and The Voice. Throughout his career, Lane has partnered extensively with Universal Records, Warner Music, Sony, Disney, Interscope, Def Jam Records and Billboard, both within the United States and overseas. Andrew still partners with these companies today, while also assisting his artists in their own independent endeavors as well. Lane’s client list has sold over 40 million records globally, a number that is ever increasing.