Ross Victory

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Ross Victory
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Born (1990-01-07) January 7, 1990 (age 32)
Inglewood, California
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationCalifornia State University, Los Angeles - Marketing
Occupation
  • Songwriter
  • Author
  • Singer
  • Artist
Years active2010 - present
Known forViews from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Parents
  • Claude B. Victory (father)
  • Oceal Green (mother)
Relatives
  • Claude B. Victory
  • Jason P. Victory
Websitewww.rossvictory.com

Ross Victory (born 7 January 1990) is an American singer, songwriter, and author.[1] He is best known for his book - Views from the Cockpit and is regarded as one of the highly acclaimed writers of this generation.[2] He also firmly advocates for bisexual rights in the LGBTQ+ community.[3][4]

Victory has over a decade’s experience in Ops Management.[5] He specializes in branding, marketing, cross-cultural communication, relationship management, pattern identification, SEO, SEM, customer service, social media marketing, public speaking, graphic designing, B2B and B2C Communication.[6][7][8]

Victory has been featured in dozens of media outlets including, LA Weekly, LA Blade, LA Progressive, Writer's Life, Disrupt Magazine, Thrive Global, Honk Magazine, Nifey, Vocal Media, and others.[9][10][11][12]

In 2021, Victory launched Books & Bangers e-commerce store on his website to sell his books, music, and merchandise.

Early life and education

Victory was born on 7 January 1990 to Claude B. Victory and Oceal Green. His father was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and his mother, Oceal was born in Plain Dealing, Louisiana. Victory’s parents worked in law enforcement in Los Angeles County. Victory grew up with four siblings in Los Angeles and went to a private Christian school from K-12. His brother, Jason Victory, passed away in 2014 from brain cancer, and his father passed away in 2017 when he was 74 years old.

While growing up, Victory got the opportunity to travel the world because of his father’s job that required a lot of missionary work. Victory’s first international trip was to South Africa at seven years old. Over the years, Victory traveled to over 20 international cities.

Victory began creating music in first grade by recording a mixtape for his first grade teacher and later performing in talent shows throughout middle and high school.[13]

Later, Victory attended California State University, where he pursued a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing. He was also a member of the marketing club during his time at the university. Victory graduated in 2012.

Career

Victory started his career in 2010, when he joined The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers, and music publishers as an administrative assistant intern.[14] [15] Victory worked for almost a year at this organization, where he assisted with licensing, publishing, and royalty needs. He also played an integral role in the production of the Latin Awards, Rhythm & Soul Awards, Film & TV Awards, and several other sponsored workshops.[16] Victory also interned at Power 106 radio station in Los Angeles.[17][18]

In 2011, Victory moved to South Korea and became an ESL teacher at Sogang University. He worked for a year at this university, during which he taught 5-7 ESL lessons per day to Korean students from 1st - 12th grade.

In 2012, Victory joined FLS International, a leading education management firm in Glendora, California, as an ESL teacher. Victory worked for two years with this institution, where he taught Beginner-Advanced level English lessons.[19]

In 2014, Victory was selected as an international student homestay manager at Gateway Education USA, an agency that assists Chinese students with placement into private American high schools. Victory worked for a year at this agency, where he was responsible for the recruitment and maintenance of host families.[20]

In 2016, Victory joined Kings Education, an education management firm, as an assistant director of housing. After two years, he was promoted to the post of assistant center and operations director (DSO). Victory worked for almost four years for this institution, where he managed the operational and administrative tasks.[21]

Books & Bangers

Books & Bangers is an e-commerce store that features stylish streetwear inspired by the work of independent authors, musicians and visual artists. The site offers values-driven, high-quality products made to order. Offerings include custom designed and packaged hoodies, t-shirts, sweatpants, socks, backpacks, totes, fanny packs, hats, beanies, cell-phone cases, laptop cases, bluetooth speakers, notebooks, and to empower creative expression in literature and music.[22][23]

Bibliography

  • Views from the Cockpit, 2019
  • Panorama: The Missing Chapter, 2020
  • Punto de Vista: de Papa e Hijo, Spanish Edition, 2020
  • PANORAMA EL CAPÍTULO PERDIDO: DE LAS MEMORIAS PUNTO DE VISTA DE PAPÁ E HIJO, Spanish Edition, 2020
  • Father & Sun, 2020[24]
  • EGG: A Short Story, 2020
  • Your Story Is Your Clout, Your Voice Is Your Power, 2022
  • Grandpa’s Cabin, 2023

Discography

  • Money Drip
  • Cali Cruisin'
  • Luminous
  • Savor the View
  • Panorama
  • Ready for Love
  • Biggest Fan[25]
  • Two Keys to Moonlight
  • Everything Means Nothing[26]
  • The Loop
  • Chop It Up
  • Die Young
  • Perfect Winter
  • My Fault[27][28]

Awards

Victory is the recipient of a Bronze Award by the Nonfiction Author Association for his book Views from the Cockpit.[29] He also received a Silver Award from Book Titans for his book Panorama.[30][31][32]

Licenses and certifications

  • Designated School Official (DSO), SEVIS
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Level Certificate, Issued in 2010, Bridge - Linguatec
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Training, Issued in 2015, Udemy
  • Advanced SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Tactics and Strategy, Issued in 2015, Udemy
  • How to use Hootsuite for Social Media Management, Issued in 2015, Udemy

Personal life

Victory enjoys international travel, creating music, and driving sports cars. He identifies himself as bisexual. Victory has helped in raising money for Covenant House, Hollywood which is a homeless shelter for young adults 18-24. Victory even raised money for The Shower of Hope, an organization that provides mobile showers to the unhoused community. He is also an advocate against elder abuse.

Victory considers Jon B., BabyFace, Bruno Mars, and Ne-Yo as his vocal influences and The Dream, The Weeknd, and Mariah Carey as his songwriting influences.

In the media

                                

References

  1. "Singer/Songwriter Turned Author Ross Victory Writes 3 Books During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Tells Us How He Did It". Art Insider. 21 December 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  2. "Ross Victory". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  3. "Ross Victory - Crunchbase Person Profile". Crunchbase. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  4. "LOCAL GEMS: TRIPLE THREAT ARTIST ROSS VICTORY INSPIRES ANGELENOS TO USE THEIR STORY TO STAND OUT". LA Weekly. 11 November 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  5. "Ross Victory". IMDb. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  6. "2019 Was Victorious With Ross Victory!". BuzzMusic. 2 January 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  7. "J Ross Victory". www.amazon.in (in हिन्दी). Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  8. "From Hardship to Resilience, LA Singer and Author Ross Victory Shows L.A. How to Use Our Voice". Hollywood Progressive. 2 February 2021. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  9. "MEET ROSS VICTORY – SINGER/SONGWRITER TURNED AUTHOR FROM LOS ANGELES". Vents Magazine. 7 December 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  10. "From Grief to Artistpreneur, An Inspiring Story of LA Singer and Author Ross Victory". LA Progressive. 2 February 2021. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  11. Life, Writer's (9 January 2021). "Exclusive Interview With Author "Ross Victory"". writerslife. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  12. "Ross Victory - An Amazing Singer/Song Writer - Mike's Celebrities". mikescelebrities.quora.com. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  13. Salinas, Cheryl (18 May 2021). "BUILDING A CREATIVE PLATFORM, SONGWRITER AND AUTHOR ROSS VICTORY SHOWS US HOW". INSCMagazine. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  14. "Ross Victory is a singer/songwriter turned award-winning author of the books Views from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son and Panorama: The Missing Chapter from Southern California". Honk Magazine. 19 November 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  15. "Ross Victory". Spotify. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  16. "A Man of the Arts: How Ross Victory Unleashes His Creativity Through Writing and Music". Disrupt Magazine. 20 January 2021. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  17. Salinas, Cheryl (18 May 2021). "BUILDING A CREATIVE PLATFORM, SONGWRITER AND AUTHOR ROSS VICTORY SHOWS US HOW". INSCMagazine. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  18. "Ross Victory Interview Questions | MrHollywoodMagazine". mrhollywoodmagazine.com. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  19. VICTORY, ROSS (5 February 2020). "Singer/Songwriter, Ross Victory, Drops Two New Valentine's Day Singles for the Lovers in 2020". Medium. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  20. "Ross Victory, Author at The Good Men Project". The Good Men Project. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  21. "Ross Victory announcing two new singles on .: NOVA MUSIC blog". Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  22. "Books & Bangers is a groundbreaking new business model desig..." menafn.com. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  23. "BOOKS & BANGERS". Indiegogo. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  24. ""Father & Sun," New Book By Singer/Songwriter Turned Author Ross Victory, Debuts For The Holidays - WBOC TV". www.wboc.com. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  25. "ROSS VICTORY - "Biggest Fan" Single Review!". Planet Singer. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  26. "A Man of the Arts: How Ross Victory Unleashes His Creativity Through Writing and Music". Nifey. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  27. "Ross Victory to Release New Single "My Fault"". Entertainment Paper. 24 April 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  28. Smith, Bob. "Ross Victory's Smart & Soulful New "My Fault" - The Static Dive". Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  29. "Panorama: The Missing Chapter from the Memoir Views from the Cockpit". LITERARY TITAN. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  30. "★ Ross Victory, Award-Winning Author, Musician,". AALBC.com, the African American Literature Book Club. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  31. "Everything You Need To Know About Ross Victory The Award-winning Author and Artist". Viva. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  32. "Book Award Winner: Views from the Cockpit". Nonfiction Authors Association. 30 March 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2021.

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