MEET THE TEAM

  • Kanika Patawari

    Creator, entrepreneur, and environment-enthusiast, Kanika founded MusicRecycle in 2018 after observing a large disconnect between public information and the situation at hand.

  • Peter Gordon

    Passionate about sustainability and creating opportunities, Peter brings both his 35+ years of experience and his extensive relationships within the Los Angeles music industry to the MusicRecycle team.

  • Rebecca Shrand

    Rebecca is a Los Angeles based composer, tubist, conductor, singer-songwriter, and website designer. She is devoted to sustainability and is always encouraging those around her to actively participate.

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Kanika

Purpose-driven, Kanika works to share knowledge and create opportunities for everyone around her. She was raised in a family with high values for sustainability and her father has led his company, Gemini Corporation, into the foreground of the circular economy. 

 

Kanika found herself attracted to music from a very young age and began lessons in piano and voice. She went on to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she was a key performer in the tribute concert for legendary composer, A. R. Rahman.

Soon after graduating, Kanika moved to Los Angeles where she further honed her skills at Sony Music, interning at Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment label. In this position, she searched, selected, and recruited talent for the label.

 

Currently, Kanika is building a creative music recording space in the heart of Mumbai. She envisions this as a co-working space for musicians - a place where both amateurs and veterans may collaborate, network, and enhance their music skills. With the support of Sony and Berklee College of Music, she intends to make this a hub for international collaborations, where musicians from all over the world can come and collaborate with local Indian talent.

 
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PETER

Peter is passionate about creating new opportunities for sustainable business choices in the music industry, as well as inspiring the next generation of creative thinkers. As a lifelong musician, Peter was a touring/recording artist, freelancer, and a faculty member for Berklee College of Music’s Woodwind Department. 

 

In addition to being a musician, Peter is deeply rooted in the business development side of the music industry. He completed a 2-year appointment as Director of New Initiatives - Music Industry at California Lutheran University (CLU) in Thousand Oaks, California. In this position, he was involved in the development of a new music industry curriculum focused on creativity and innovative thinking. 

 

He also was Director of Berklee College of Music’s Los Angeles Office for over 20 years, where he served as representative of Berklee for the Los Angeles music industry. In this position, he built out the brand of the college by establishing an alumni network that is now the go-to pipeline for new talent across all fields within the industry. 

 
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REBECCA

Rebecca Shrand is a Los Angeles based film/media composer, tubist, conductor, singer-songwriter, and website designer. Her first composition was a song she wrote about pineapple at age 3: the premier performance of the piece was sung by herself in the car seat. 

She graduated from Berklee College of Music in May 2020 with degrees in Film Scoring and Tuba Performance, and a minor in conducting. During her time at Berklee, she was also the Brass Department Office Assistant, an EMT, and owned a pie business called Summer Street Sweets

 

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