Sahpreem A. King, also known as, DJ Sahpreem or Sahpreem King, is a book author, DJ, multi-platinum music producer, songwriter, music-consultant, music business educator, film director, public speaker, and freelance journalist. He resides in South Florida, which are the home base for his businesses, Sewer Ratz Digital Music, Music Business Guru Academy™, and WOT Digital Press-A Wealth Of Thought Literary Publishing Company.
He contributed as writer and producer to the multi-platinum albums “It’s About Time” (SWV Album), “Shhh” (A.B. Quintanilla Y Los Kumbia Kings), and Latin Mix USA 2 (Sony). In addition, he has worked with artists, Wyclef Jean, Beenie Man, and Eric Benét, as well as Latin artists, Ivy Queen, Adassa, and DJ Laz.
As a music industry author, Sahpreem has written several, top-selling music production and music business books, such as, “Gotta Get Signed: How To Become A Hip-Hop Producer” (2005), “Surviving the Game: How to Succeed in the Music Business” (2012), and “Dude, I Can Help You! 18 Mistakes Artists Make and How To Fix Them” (2013).
MUSIC INDUSTRY JOURNALIST
As a journalist, King’s articles, blog post, commentary, and book excerpts have been featured in music industry trade publications including, DJ Times magazine, The Source magazine, Play magazine, Urban America, Beat Talk magazine, Black Beat magazine, MIX magazine, Remix magazine, Music Connection magazine, Music Clout, Digital Music News, ReverbNation, the Hob Nob, and more.
MUSIC INDUSTRY EXPERT
During a music industry career that spans over two-decades, King has been a panelist, keynote speaker, clinician, moderator, and consultant for music industry conventions and conferences including, SXSW, Winter Music Conference, DJ Times Convention, How Can I Be Down Music Conference, Atlantis Music Conference, Midem Music Conference, Power 96/DJ Laz Music Conference, Hip Hop Summit Action Network, Mid-Atlantic Music Conference, Florida Entertainment Summit, and Ultra Music Festival.
Sahpreem is also a former expert product clinician for Akai Professional and Numark, where he conducted seminars and training sessions for professional audio production and recording equipment throughout the United States. He is also the featured clinician in the “GearWire Akai MPC 1000” training video.
Director and Executive Producer, “Untitled Music Industry Documentary” about indie, unsigned, and DIY musicians/artists making it in the digital music market.
MUSIC INDUSTRY LECTURER
Miami-Dade Community College, University of Miami, University of Wisconsin Madison, Florida Memorial University, SAE Institute, Connecticut School of Broadcasting, New York University.