Producer, Songwriter, Engineer, A&R
I am a producer, songwriter and musician and at times have worked at record labels as staff producer and A&R (talent scout). In the 90's I learned production and the music business while serving as assistant to legendary producers Arif Mardin (Atlantic Records) and Tommy Lipuma (Elektra). I also had the incredible experience of working beside Al Schmitt (19 time Grammy engineer) for 2 years who has continued to be a friend and mentor to me. During that time I discovered Jonatha Brooke (the now critically acclaimed artist) and a young Jennifer Love Hewitt who's album I produced for Doug Morris (then CEO of Atlantic).
In the 00's after working as an independent producer/engineer, I was hired by veteran Sony executive, Michael Caplan to be Director of A&R / Staff Producer for his new label, Or Music. We signed and developed the careers of Los Lonely Boys (Grammy winners), Matisyahu, Pitty Sing, Tower of Power, John Cale, Alexandro Escovido (Por Vida album) among others. I served as producer, engineer and mastering engineer for many of those artists (see discog below). Also, during that time my song, "Free To Be A Woman" co-written with Jennifer Love Hewitt became the theme song for the Style Network's "The Modern Girl" which aired for 2 years.
Subsequent to that, I went to Sony Music with Michael Caplan to serve as A&R consutant at his Sony label, One Haven Music. During that time I signed and produced Tina Sugandh and consulted for artists that included Ozzy Osbourne and Coheed & Cambria and did a good deal of recording, mixing and mastering, including more work with Matisyahu (Live In Israel, No Place To Be).
In 2007 I again migrated with Michael, this time to Razor & Tie, serving as Staff Producer / A&R Consultant for artists such as Semi Prescious Weapons, Tina Sugandh, Simon Collins. During that time the song I co-wrote and produced for Tina Sugandh, "Break Me" went to #4 on the Billboard Dance Charts.
Recently I started Majestic Music Factory as an ideal home to develop my own artists and projects as well as producing outside artists such as Kina Grannis, Railroad Earth and engineering for artsts such as Katia Cadet and Michael Jackson.
-Michael Jackson "Michael" (Sony) engineering
-Kina Grannis "Stairwells" (March 2011 release, One Haven Music) Producer, Recording, Mixing, Mastering
-Railroad Earth "Railroad Earth" (One Haven Music), Producer, Recording, Mixing, Mastering. Named #1 album 2010 by JamBands Online
-Matisyahu "Live At Stubs" Producer, Mixer, Recording, Mastering #1 Reggae album (Billboard), #2 Reggae album decade 2000-2010 (Billboard)
-Matisyahu "Live in Israel" DVD (Sony), Mixer, Production Consultant
-Matisyahu "No Place To Be" (Sony) Producer, Mixer, Recording
-Los Lonely Boys (Or Music/Sony): Acoustic tracks, live tracks Producer, Mixer, Recording, A&R (Grammy for Best Pop Performance, 2005)
-Semi Precious Weapons (Razor & Tie): Mixing, A&R
-Tina Sugandh (Razor & Tie) Producer, Songwriter (7 songs), Mixer, Recording #4 Billboard Dance Chart: Break Me (co writer, producer).
-"Free To Be A Woman" featuring Jennifer Love Hewitt: Theme Song for The Style Network's "The Modern Girl" Songwriter, Producer, Mixing, Recording
-Katia Cadet: album, "Boundless" Mixing. Grammy nominated artist.
-Katia Cadet: Recording, Mixing "Lan Mo Devan" benefit for Haiti
-Endeverafter (Razor & Tie) Mixing
-Pitty Sing "Demons, You Are the Stars in Cars 'Til I Die" (Or Music) Producer, Recording, Mixing, A&R
-Tower of Power "Live at the Village Underdground" (Or Music) Mixing, Recording, A&R
-Michael Showalter (Comedian) "Sandwiches and Cats" Recording
-Alejandro Escovido "Por Vida" Tribute (including Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Calexico, Cowboy Junkies, Charlie Sexton, John Cale):
-Alpha Rev - Producer, Recording, Mixing
-Jennifer Love Hewitt "Let’s Go Bang" (Atlantic) Producer, Songwriter, Keyboards
-Anita Baker "Rhythm of Love"(Elektra) Synth Programmer
-Natalie Cole "Take A Look" (Elektra) engineering
-Chaka Khan "The Woman I Am" (Warner Bros) Assistant
-Roberta Flack "Set The Night To Music" (Atlantic) Assistant
-Soundtrack "Glengarry Glen Ross" (Elektra) Assistant Producer
-Little Jimmy Scott "All The Way" (Warner Bros) Assistant Producer
-Joe Sample "Invitation" Assistant Producer
-Howard Hewitt "Allegiance"(Elektra) Assistant Producer
-Linda Eder "It's No Secret Anymore" (Atlantic) Assistant Engineer
-The Story (Jonatha Brooke), secured record deal with Elektra Records
-Jennifer Love Hewitt, secured deal with Atlantic Records
1991 Atlantic Records, Production assistant to Arif Mardin
1992: Elektra Records, A&R, Production assistant to Tommy Lipuma. Signed Jonatha Brook and The Story, Jennifer Love Hewitt (to Atlantic).
1994-2002: Independent Record Producer, Songwriter
1994: Created A&A Vintage Rentals with partner Al Schmitt (19 time Grammy winner).
2002-2005: Director of A&R, Staff Producer, Or Music (Los Lonely Boys (Grammy), Matisyahu, Tower of Power,
John Cale, Alejandro Escovedo, Pitty Sing)
2005-2007: A&R Consultant, Producer, Sony (One Haven Music)
2007: A&R Consultant, Producer, Razor & Tie
2009: Created Majestic Music Factory