HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience Thursday for one lucky Grammy contest winner.
Kirkland Alexander Lynch, Harvard Law graduate and music aficionado, won the opportunity to shadow Capitol Music Group CEO Steve Barnett in one of the most iconic landmarks of the entertainment world.READ MORE: Jauhar Tajuddin Shuaib Of Irvine Faces Hate Crime Charge After Allegedly Punching Woman, Hurling Racial Comments At Her
KCAL9’s Stephanie Simmons spoke with Lynch about his unforgettable day.
During his tour, Lynch was able to walk through Studio A inside Capitol Records, where musicians including the Beatles, Eagles and Rolling Stones have recorded.
“I was amazed,” said Lynch. “You can literally walk in and feel the history.”READ MORE: COVID-19 Mortality Rate 'Shockingly' Higher For LA County's Black, Latino Men; Also Have Much Lower Rates Of Vaccination
“Grammy U” ran a competition in which hundreds of contestants submitted a business plan on how to help the music industry evolve.
“I think music labels should transform and transition into becoming venture capital firms,” said Lynch. “Where they serve more as a bank and a support system versus the traditional marketing, head-honcho strongarm.”
Jodie Blum, head of Grammy U, felt Lynch stood out from the beginning of the competition.
“He came out with this out-of-the-box approach of how he married conventional distribution with a completely capital-investment streamline,” said Blum.MORE NEWS: El Sereno Recreation Center Vaccination Site To Close Wednesday, Will Be Replaced With New East LA Site
Lynch works at a law firm and hopes to transition this experience into a music career.