Jack Tipper recently earned his degree from Middlebury College in music and Chinese. He specializes in electronic production and cinematic composition, and has a keen interest in eastern culture. After his senior work presentation in early 2016, the Middlebury music department awarded Jack Highest Departmental Honors for his standout effort. Despite entering college with no prior experience with the language, Jack achieved full-proficiency in Mandarin by the end of his third year. In 2014, Jack worked as the full-time A&R intern for Republic Records, giving him an intimate understanding of the inner-workings of a major record label.
Currently, Jack is pursuing his dream of being a working artist in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, under his stage name Aotu. Since trekking west in late 2016, he has self-released an undeniably diverse array of original music, garnering viral attention on Spotify and SoundCloud, and earning well over a million total streams in his first year!