Have you heard of Michelle Bell, 88-Keys, IRKO and Jeremy Harding? Well they’re coming to T&T to facilitate MusicTT’s Songwriting, Production, Mixing and Mastering Workshop. No, we’re not joking! Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn from the best musical minds in the industry. Register now at www.musictt.co.tt/spmm.
As you know, MusicTT has a successful track record of hosting relevant, necessary and thought-provoking workshops to stimulate the business development of the local music industry. Past workshops included topics on Songwriting and Production, Music Publishing and Intellectual Property and Valuation in the Music Business; our fourth installment – the Songwriting, Production, Mixing and Mastering Workshop – continues along this vein and will equip attendees with the knowledge, tools and techniques needed to succeed in these areas. After all, ensuring that our music practitioners are properly educated, trained and aware of opportunities available to them is key to building a sustainable music industry that contributes to national wealth.
Want to know more about our four internationally-acclaimed, award-winning speakers? Here's the 411:
Introducing Michelle Bell for the Songwriting Workshop on Wednesday 3rd August, 2016 |
Michelle Bell is an American singer-songwriter and record producer who has worked with several artists including Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Sean Combs, Timbaland, Mary J. Blige, Paulina Rubio, Macy Gray, Bilal, Nas and Nelly Furtado.
As a pop songwriter and producer, Michelle’s talents have contributed to the sale of over 40 million albums worldwide. Some of her music Film & TV credits includes VH1’s Behind the Music, CBS NFL Football, Fast Money (CNBC), Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Bridesmaids, Fame the Movie, NCAA Basketball, Teen Choice Awards, America's Best Dance Crew, Home Depot, City (MTV), BET, EPSN, ABC, CW, VH1, Weight Watchers, All My Children and more. Michelle already has 50 syncs into commercials, TV & Film this year alone.
88-Keys, is an American record producer, rapper and partner in Kanye West’s production company, Very Good Beats, Inc. Since his days as an assistant engineer, 88-Keys has produced records for numerous artists including Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Kid Cudi, Macy Gray, Musiq Soulchild, Action Bronson and Consequence. Recently, 88-Keys extended beyond his production credits to highlight his skills on the mic as MC, singer and collaborator, most notably on his solo debut album The Death of Adam released on November 11, 2008. His major accomplishments include:
- Grammy Award for “No Church In The Wild” – Kanye West & Jay-Z ft. Frank Ocean
- Grammy nominated for “Hold On Longer” – John Legend and “All Day” – Kanye West
- Platinum Albums – John Legend’s “Hold ON Longer”, Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “Watch the Throne”, Musiq Soulchild’s “Juslisen"
- Gold certification for Musiq Soulchild’s “SoulStar"
- Gold record – Black on Both Sides – Mos Def
Introducing Dana Shayegan for the Production Workshop on Thursday 4th August, 2016 |
Dana Shayegan is the Vice President of Music at the premium content network, Studio71, a division of ProSiebenSat.1 Media. At Studio71, Dana operates one of the largest networks of independent music channels on YouTube, averaging 600 Million streams per month across a wide variety of genres including Electronic Dance Music (EDM), Hip Hop, Pop, Caribbean, and World Music. Dana works closely with S71music clients on the development, management, and monetization of artist, record label, and music curation channels. Prior to his role at S71, Dana developed and managed the Scion A/V record label and online radio station as a key marketing initiative for Toyota.
In 2008, Dana was featured in Billboard Magazine as one of their Top 30 Music Executives Under 30. In the Caribbean region, some of Dana’s clients include Machel Montano, Sean Paul, RVSSIAN / Head Concussion Records, London Future, Jesse Royal, Ghetto Youth’s International, Protoje, Konshens, and more. He is an expert on the topics of Digital Media Marketing and Content Monetization and has presented and spoken at global music and media conferences such as SXSW, Midem, Music Biz, Digital Hollywood, and more.
Introducing IRKO for the Mixing Workshop on Friday 5th August, 2016 |
IRKO is a Multi-Platinum Award Winning Audio Engineer who has mixed, recorded and published over 1000 songs in the last 15 years. He possesses extensive technical knowledge in Analog Recording, Audio Engineering, DAW, Digital Audio, Mix Online, Mixing, Multi-track Recording, Pro Tools, Recording, Recording Studio, Sound Engineer and Vocal Tuning
Born and raised in Venice, Italy, IRKO now resides in the USA and has worked with artists like Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Jay-Z, etc. He is also an Adjunct Professor at American University where he facilitates SpeakEasy WorkShops on his craft.
Introducing Jeremy Harding for the Mastering Workshop on Saturday 6th August, 2016 |
Jamaican by birth, Jeremy Harding is an accomplished DJ, musician, producer, engineer and artist manager. He is the founder of 2 Hard Records, a studio and label that released crossover Reggae/Dancehall hits such as “Sim Simma (Who Am I)” by Bennie Man, "Give it to Her'” by Devonte & Tanto Metro and "Log On" by Elephant Man.
But it was his discovery of the budding talent Sean Paul Henriques, whom he continued to produce and act as artist manager for the next decade that truly cemented his career in the music industry. Jeremy groomed Sean Paul into a bonafide international superstar, selling over 10 million albums, spawning three Billboard #1 records and garnering awards from MTV, ASCAP, American Music Awards, The Grammy Foundation, and the MOBO'S amongst others.
He has also done remixes for artists such as Ciara, Cher Lloyd, T.I., Sinead O’Connor and Chaka Khan. He is also a featured artist for Presonus Studio One DAW software and an online software instructor for Groove3.com music production tutorials.
Here are the Topics being Covered at the Workshops…
Remember these workshops are free and space is limited so register NOW at www.musictt.co.tt/spmm