Oral History Information
Gio Giovanni has a rich background in music, a passion of his since he was a kid. Gio grew up in Detroit, where he studied guitar and became a Hip Hop DJ. He took classes that incorporated music theory into the art of DJing and worked part time as a DJ when he moved to Nashville in 2006. With the help and support of his parents, a year later Gio formed his own studio, The Record Shop, which provided artists a full scope of services. Gio views his role as being involved with the creative process in order to help the artists achieve their vision of each project. Gio provides project management, resulting in his studio’s concept focusing on the entire production, rather than just being a space to record. During the Pandemic that began in 2020, Gio and his team jumped right into video production as well to broadening their artists Social Media offerings when releasing new music. Gio has also provided sessions and appeared on several panels at the NAMM Show over the years, with the hope of helping others achieve their dreams in music.