Kenn Richards

Location New York

Founder MilkShake Media

Set Producer Film Producer
2 Projects

Work History

Founder / Lead Curator
Research {Curation}
May 2018 - Present
Greater New York City Area
Let’s face it, algorithms stink at picking music. Research {Curation} is individual human curated music for individual humans. The best music recommendations come from a personal relationship. Robots can’t do that. Personal and Corporate curation is our focus. You’re Welcome™. #dontlistentorobots
Founder & CEO
Milkshake Media LLC
Jun 2015 - Present
Greater New York City Area
Milkshake's mission is to make it easier for musicians [and their reps] to navigate the ever turbulent waters of today's digital music environment. We want to make it easier for your audience to find you, and easier for you to turn to your audience into a monetized fanbase. We do it transparently and honestly. Specializing in Digital Strategy, Web Development, and Playlisting services. We are also authorized dealers for Ultimate Ears.
Digital // Audio
May 2014 - Present
Consulting for various streaming services, management, and artists.
Partner & Dir. of Digital
Rise Music
Oct 2014 - Jun 2015
Greater New York City Area
Drawing on the skills of a select, dedicated team, Rise DIGITAL delivers services spanning everything from strategy to design and deployment in an ever changing digital music landscape.
Director of Audio
Aug 2012 - May 2014
Greater New York City Area
Kenn lead F#’s audio production in the US, creating compelling audio ads for music-based audiences and pioneering new technologies including 3D Audio. In his time at F# Kenn and his team created hundreds on Audio ads and branded playlists for the Spotify platform.
Secret Projects
May 2011 - Oct 2012
Greater New York City Area
Secret Projects has created hit music for over 30 feature films including, Diary of A Wimpy Kid, Going The Distance, and The Adjustment Bureau. Secret Project tracks can be heard in such hit television series as "Gossip Girl", "Bones" and "Num3ers".
Sound and Design
Mint Cherry / Better than Your
May 2005 - May 2011
Music / Design for Television and Film. Design: Music:
Dir of Digital
Big Daddy Music Distribution
Mar 2006 - Jun 2008
Greater New York City Area
Big Daddy was an independent music distribution company based in Kenilworth NJ. Kenn lead the push into digital working with such companies as iTunes, Sony Connect, and Rhapsody.
Richards and Richards, et al
Jun 1999 - Dec 2003
Graphic Design and Branding partnership.
Audio / Video streaming Consultant
Screaming Media
Feb 2000 - Jun 2000
Deveolped Audio/Video syndication platform for internet. Worked heavily as liaison between content providers (creative) and Business Deveolopment
Jun 1989 - 1992
Greater New York City Area
Promotions, Marketing, Artist Relations. Admin


Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
New York University
1987 - 1991
Five Towns College
1986 - 1986
City As School
1983 - 1985
1983 - 1983