Roll Call Credits & Discographies: (A-J)

This year’s list is a mix of emerging and established music creators…most are signed to major or top boutique publishing companies. Historically, that “next it” producer or songwriter is listed within Music Industry Quarterly’s Roll Call. So, A&Rs, label & creative execs, music supes, take your pick…and to you writers and producers, please utilize this resource guide to reach out and collaborate amongst yourselves.

A-Rock & Just Archie (ARJA)

Just Archie- Vanzetti Ministries Publishing (BMI); A-Rock- Supa Producer Publishing (ASCAP)

p14a-21a_rollcall-arockjustaARJA is a Norfolk, Virginia duo comprised of producer A-Rock and rapper Just Archie, which touts a sound rooted in a historical foundation of Hip-Hop and lyricism that accurately chronicles life. The group has had several of their videos played on the MTV Networks and their Norfolk State of Mind video garnered a CBN placement. The group is currently promoting Made In Virginia: The Gold Edition, a 2016 re-mastered version of the original album released back in December of 2013. The album contains four new remixes.  Contact: ARJA Representative Adena Conwell: aconwell32@gmail.com

Allan Kingdom

Pinkshire Lane Publishing (ASCAP)

p14a-21a_rollcall-allankFeatured on Kanye West’s “All Day” alongside Paul McCartney and Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom is widely cited as a talent to watch. The Canadian-born, Saint Paul, Minnesota-based rapper, singer and producer is a member of the highly-vaunted Thestand4rd collective along with Spooky Black, Bobby Raps and Pysym. Kingdom co-produced the group’s album alongside The Weeknd’s producer [need name]. Between his Future Memoirs and Northern Lights solo releases, Allan showcases a seldom paralleled genius, a genius that he lent to “You Know” from the uber-ascendant Australian EDM artist Flume’s recent Skin album. Allan is currently working on a new project. Contact: kasloco@me.com

Amy Stroup

Milk Glass Music/Secret Road Music Services (BMI)

p14a-21a_rollcall-amysAmy Stroup is the one thing that the Rio Olympics, MTV’s Awkward, Nashville and So You Think You Can Dance have in common. Whether she is solo or with her band Sugar and the Hi-Lows, Amy’s songs are like furniture, filling spaces with comfort and warmth. It is no wonder that brands like Lexus and New Balance have tapped into the power of her songs. With a new solo record coming in 2017 and new songs for her side projects (Oro Mara and Danger Twins) as well as a high volume of co-writes, there is so much to look forward to from this truly special Nashville writer. Contact: Lexie@Secretroad.com |

Andy Allo

Allo Evolution Publishing (SESAC)

p14a-21a_rollcall-andyaAndy Allo is a remarkably distinguished singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and model. The Cameroonian songbird is best known for her virtuosity and her illustrious collaborations with Prince, with whom she co-wrote for both his Art Official Age album and her Semiconductor album. Allo credits Prince with pushing her to be a better singer, artist and performer. She also worked with DJ Miguel Mugs on his Dim Division set. In addition to working on her new album, Andy is currently collaborating with other artists and working on placements for film and TV. Contact: info@alloevolution.com

Ashley Rose

BMG (BMI)

p14a-21a_rollcall-ashleyrAshley Rose is a classically trained musician from Detroit, Mich. and undoubtedly one of the industry’s most exciting writers. Dubbed “SuperPen” by Pharrell Williams, Ashley is the force behind delightful records such as Sevyn Streeter & Chris Brown’s “Don’t Kill The Fun,” “Stars” by Kat Deluna, “Pieces” by Tamar Braxton as well as “Can’t Hold Back” by Swedish starlet Zara Larsson. Ashley is currently working on project for several Atlantic recording artists, including Kehlani, Kevin Gates and Wiz Khalifa. In addition, Ashley is working on new music for LeCrae, Nicki Minaj, and more. Beyond her songwriting pursuits, Ashley runs an artist development company called The Code. Contact: www.twitter.com/loveashleyrose

Asia Whiteacre

Warner Chappell (BMI)

p14a-21a_rollcall-asiaMore than just a twenty-something songwriter living in Los Angeles, Asia Whiteacre is a maven in the fine art of dance topline. Her work with Gareth Emery, Morgan Page and Zedd highlights a unique vocal imagination and picturesque lyricism of the highest order. Drawing inspiration from Steve Wonder, Carol King and the tumultuous love lives of her friends, Asia makes songs that reflect a sweetly honest perspective. Upcoming work from Asia includes cuts for Kelly Clarkson, Andy Grammer, Icona Pop, Hailee Steinfeld and Grey. Contact:  Katie.Vinten@warnerchappell.com

Augie Ray

Mkultra Publishing/Hollywood Records (ASCAP)

p14a-21a_rollcall-augieA member of the Trion production team with his partner Jintae Ko, Augie Ray’s journey into the professional realms of music began with years of trumpet and piano and an internship at Warryn Campbell’s Fever Studios. Meeting Ko during his time at Fever, Augie went on to co-produce “P.O.G” and “More Than A Woman” from Erica Campbell’s Grammy-winning Help 2.0 album, in addition to credits with the late, great Heavy D and Disney starlet Olivia Holt. Augie is currently working musical selections for Jordan Fisher, Earl St Claire and Bobi Andronov. Contact: Augieraybeats@gmail.com

Blu June

1114 Sounds/Warner Chappell (SESAC)

p14a-21a_rollcall-blujuneWhile Florida-bred songwriter Denisia “Blu June” Andrews got her first placement on Bobby Valentino’s “Tipsy Love,” it wasn’t until she and her partner Britney “Chi” Coney wrote “Loveeeee Song” for Rihanna’s Grammy award-winning Unapologetic album that her career went into the stratosphere. June followed the success of her Rihanna record with two masterful songs on Mariah Carey’s Elusive Chanteuse album, a heavenly addition to Ariana Grande’s My Everything album entitled “Best Mistake,” as well as R&B dynamo Kehlani’s sweltering new single “CRZY.” Never one to disclose good news too early, Blu June is working on a plethora of projects and expects many late 2016 and 2017 releases. Contact: novawavnovawav@gmail.com

Brent Faiyaz

Lost Kids Publishing/Pulse Music Group (ASCAP)

p14a-21a_rollcall-brentfCharlotte, North Carolina-based singer, songwriter and producer Brent Faiyaz caused a furor online in 2015 with the first trio of tracks he released on Soundcloud. A master of atmosphere with a slow burning seductive sound, Brent makes an indelible impression on listeners with his deceptively intricate work. In addition to standout features with GoldLink and Stwo, Brent formed a group with Soulection’s Dpat and Atu called Sonder. Sonder has a self-titled EP coming soon. Brent is also currently at work preparing for the release of his highly-anticipated AM Paradox EP. Contact: Info@Brentfaiyaz.com

Brian Fennell

BLF Music Group (BMI)

p14a-21a_rollcall-brianfSeattle based singer-songwriter Brian Fennell has been a working independent musician for over of a decade. Brian is the lead singer of Barcelona, a band that has had their music featured on Grey’s Anatomy and Sons of Anarchy, and has a one man side project called SYML, which has been featured on Teen Wolf. Expect a colossal amount of activity from Brian Fennel as new releases from The Fray, Barcelona, SYML and a number of advertisements featuring his music are expected to drop. Contact: higbee@secretroad.com

 

Brittany Barber

BrittanyBMusic/Spirit Music Group (BMI)

p14a-21a_rollcall-brittanybBrittany Barber, better known as Brittany B, is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles best known for her writing on Theophilus London & Kanye West’s “Can’t Stop,” Lyrica Anderson & Wiz Khalifa’s “Sex You,” and Chrisette Michelle’s “Make Us One.” Brittany has also written songs with John Legend, Tyrese, Kevin McCall and Carl Thomas. She is currently working on music for Ledisi, the UK’s Tkay Mzaida, and her own upcoming project entitled, Things Change. Contact: beats4lagirl@gmail.com

 

ButlerBoyz

ButlerButlerConcepts (ASCAP)

p14a-21a_rollcall-butlerboyzTony “TB Britside” Butler and his brother Joe “Joe Blakk” Butler are a writing, production and performance team from Los Angeles called the ButlerBoyz. With a discography including #BUTLERBOYZZ, C-22, OH10 and 98 degrees, the brothers have taken tremendous strides to grow their audience and have sacrificed to the extent of sleeping on bus stop benches pursuing their art-form. The ButlerBoyz are currently assembling a body of work that will count as their third album in addition to producing for multiple industry artists. Contact: https://twitter.com/butlerboyzz

C Gutta aka Lil C

C Me Now/ Kobalt (BMI)

p14a-21a_rollcall-cgutta10 years ago, C Gutta (also known as Lil C) came into the game with a vengeance, clutching a monstrous hit called “Shoulder Lean” by Young Dro. The 2006 single was certified double- Platinum and made it to the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. As the years have gone by, C Gutta continued to accumulate hits with the Grand Hustle family (T.I., B.o.B and Young Dro) but has also ventured off to work with Young Jeezy, Future, Tyga, and Chris Brown. C Gutta in addition to the opening theme for Fast and Furious 7, is currently working on music for TI’s upcoming EP Us Or Else, SpongeBob The Musical, Nick Grant and Meek Mill. Contact: Guttamuzikmp3@gmail.com 

Carlos St John

The St. John Portfolio/BMG (BMI)

p14a-21a_rollcall-carlosstYears ago, Carlos St John was simply a rapper from Brooklyn. He had generated a respectable buzz with his In Association mixtape. A meeting with then Beluga Heights head Zach Katz (now President of BMG) considerably changed his perspective. Left with the simple question, “Do you want to rap or do you want to make a million dollars,” Carlos began to develop a broader toolbox of musical skills which has led him to choice placements with Usher (“Crash”), Nico & Vinz (“Pray to God”), Jidenna (“Extraordinaire”) and Gorgon City (“Doubts”). Carlos is currently working on a New York-based group called Godd Complex. Contact: stjohnsway@gmail.com

Charlie Handsome

GoldenGhostPublishing/Universal Music Publishing (BMI)

p14a-21a_rollcall-charliehandsomeCharlie Handsome is the mastermind behind the breathtaking exploration of House music that is Kanye West’s “Fade.” Having also provided sound platters for Post Malone’s folk-like “Go Flex” and Travis Scott’s dizzyingly psychedelic “Drugs You Should Try,” Charlie possesses a nearly mythic range of artistic ability, anchored by his abilities on guitar, bass, banjo and piano. The highly-sought after Los Angeles based, Atlanta-born producer is currently working with a slew of artists and unsigned talent that require silence about their projects. Contact: @charliehandsom3

ClickNPress

Sony/ATV/Allegro (ASCAP)

p14a-21a_rollcall-clicknpressThe songwriting-production duo of ClickNPress is comprised KQuick & Fresh2Def. Collectively their credits consist of Nelly’s Platinum single, “The Fix,” Bas featuring J Cole’s “Night Job,” and songs on Motown Recording artist Sebastian Kole’s forthcoming debut. “We’re really excited about our work on Sebastian’s album,” the guys say. “We produced the majority of it and can’t wait for people to hear this amazing artist.” KQuick recently finished mixing and mastering Interscope recording artist Boogie’s album, which is coming soon as well. ClickNPress pride themselves on their diverse tastes, stating: “Our influences range from classic Motown and Gospel to more worldly and cultural contributions like Salsa, Afro-beat, and Reggae. We listen to a lot of different things, and our music reflects our eclectic tastes.” Contact: clicknpress@gmail.com

Da Gold Touch

DaGoldTouch SoNGS/DaGoldTouch Music Group (SESAC)

p14a-21a_rollcall-dagoldtouchDAGOLDTOUCH is the stage moniker of record producer, vocal producer and music executive Sam Scorcese. Possessing a unique musical style powered by the polyrhythms and melodic freedom of African music fused with the spontaneous sounds of the 80’s and the swank of the 90’s, DaGoldTouch is currently writing for the upcoming Kelly Clarkson and Cee Lo Green projects and is looking to collaborate with great signed or unsigned songwriters in the Urban and Pop genres. Contact: dagoldtouch@gmail.com

 

David DA Doman

David’s Art/Kobalt (ASCAP)

p14a-21a_rollcall-daviddaDavid DA Doman is a consistently innovative force in urban music. The Chicago-bred, LA based producer got his first major label placements at the age of 18 with songs for Public Announcement and Ghostface Killah. After a few years in the Beluga Heights camp, DA found immense success working with Tyga beginning with the Gold-certified single “Do My Dance” and three songs from Tyga and Chris Brown’s collaboration album, Fan of A Fan. DA has upcoming work on Kevin Gates’ next album in addition to a full project with King Los (RCA), and several songs cut with Chris Brown, Kid Ink and several others. Contact: da.music8@gmail.com

Dre Buchanan

Ill 4 Real (ASCAP)

p14a-21a_rollcall-drebHailing from Los Angeles by way of Chicago, Dre Buchanan is a producer, writer, promoter, music consultant and film producer with an expansive catalog of placements with Roc-a-Fella Records, Violator, Death Row, Missy Elliot, Monica, Flo Rida, and more. Dre is currently investing and financing in motion picture films, producing and composing for feature films, especially an animated feature film titled The Dobermans, which will feature several elite actors and athletes. He is also pioneering a new genre of music called Rhythm & Inspiration (R&I) with his sister and former Death Row artist, Jocelyn Buchanan. Contact: ILL4RealMail@gmail.com

Ely Rise

Love Tunnel Music / Pulse Music Group (ASCAP)

p14a-21a_rollcall-elyriseAn obsessive student of music since the age of 7, Ely Rise is a producer, prodigious pianist and songwriter, responsible for “Body,” Dreezy’s sweltering single with Jeremih, as well as “Get Used To It” by Justin Bieber and the GLAAD-sanctioned acceptance anthem, “Hands,” featuring Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Mary J Blige, Pink, Gwen Stefani, and more. Never one to discuss his upcoming projects due to the shaky nature of the business, Ely promises some very exciting upcoming work. Contact: elyrise@gmail.com

 

Emari J

Mooremusic4u (BMI)

p14a-21a_rollcall-emarijIn an instance where he shared the stage with Tank, Ginuwine and Silk gave Emari J the confidence to task risks with his gifts. Following his life changing relocation to Atlanta, Emari has relentlessly worked with a cast of characters that includes DJ Mustard, Polow Da Don, Brian Michael Cox and Verse Simmonds. His contributions to Bryson Tiller’s Trap Soul have been critically praised and he’s also written and vocal-produced records for Mishon, Jhonni Blaze and Maybach Music Group. Emari is currently in studio working on selections for Jawan Harris, Case and Tone Stith. Contact: peterosewithdapen@gmail.com

Gabrielle “Goldiie” Nowee

All Gold Everything/Universal Music Publishing Group (BMI) 

p14a-21a_rollcall-gabriellegChris Brown’s Royalty album would have sounded considerably different without Gabrielle “Goldiie” Nowee’s three contributions. From the G-Funk explosion of “Picture Me Rollin’,” the LSG inspired bedroom rocker “Who’s Gonna (Nobody),” and the spacey cool of “Little Bit,” Goldiie’s writing on Royalty spans a wide melodic and topical spectrum. Other placements on Goldiie’s every growing resumé include “Out Of Words” by Jesse McCartney and a series of fantastic songs for fellow Sharpshootaz member Alex Jacke. Goldiie is currently working on music for Demi Lovato, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole and Nicki Minaj. Contact: Brandra.Ringo@umusic.com

Jamal Brookins

(ASCAP)

p14a-21a_rollcall-jamalbNewark native Jamal Brookins is a hidden gem of a producer-songwriter. A relative unknown who has recently flourished under new management, Jamal has been making his rounds and building a phenomenal catalogue that can be sampled on his Soundcloud. His well-tempered sound bears the indelible influence of classic R&B as practiced by Babyface and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. New work with Gordon Chambers and Ryan Michaels promises to be his best yet. Contact: jamalbrookins.jb84@gmail.comhttps://soundcloud.com/jaybrook

 

Jaramye Daniels

Jaramye Daniels Music/Warner Chappell (ASCAP)

p14a-21a_rollcall-jaramyeJaramye Daniels is the quiet force behind some of Urban music’s most luscious sounds. His track record includes Beyonce’s “All Night Long,” Teyana Taylor & Chris Brown’s “Do Not Disturb,” Jidenna’s “Little Bit More” and Estelle’s “Conqueror,” among a multitude of others. Utilizing his personal experiences to create incisive and relatable songs, Jaramye is known for crossing genres and embedding the richness of his Jamaican heritage into his work. Jaramye is keeping himself busy writing with various members of the Warner Chappell family, and a few other unnamed talents that you will surely hear about soon. Contact: tps://www.instagram.com/jamaicanjerm/

Jeremiah “Noel The Engineer” Cruz

Team Hybeam Studio (BMI)

p14a-21a_rollcall-jeremiahnoelA proud Full Sail graduate, Jeremiah “Noel the Engineer” Cruz has been producing and engineering for over 10 years. Though not yet a household name, the Atlanta-based Noel has been assembling an impressive body of work including his own single, “Personal” and the Heatho The Pharaoh single “Misheard.” Upcoming musical contributions from Noel include the Blood Diamond album by Heatho The Pharaoh, a solo project titled, Hopes And Dreams, as well as the Black Label beat tape. Contact: teamhybeam@gmail.com

 

Jerry ‘Wonda’ Duplessis

Eloli Music, Inc./Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI)

p14a-21a_rollcall-jerrywondaThough often coupled with his world-renowned cousin Wyclef Jean, Jerry Wonda Duplessis is a legend in his own right. For over 20 years, Jerry Wonda has touted a remarkable use of bass and texture on immensely successful records from the Fugees, Shakira, Carlos Santana, Justin Bieber and Miguel. His work has also extended to cultural touchstones like Melissa Etheridge, Bono and Eric Clapton. Coming from Haiti with nothing but his bass guitar, Jerry has been humbled by his successes and is in the process of releasing new music with Vybz Kartel, Miguel, French Montana and Joey Badass. Contact: princewonda@gmail.com

JGramm

JGramm Beats/BMG Chrysalis (SOCAN/ASCAP)

p14a-21a_rollcall-jgrammJGramm has proven himself as one of Hip-Hop’s most sensational upcoming producers with the following credits: Travi$ Scott’s “Upper Echelon,” Wale’s “The Need To Know” featuring SZA, Kid Ink’s “Be Real” featuring Dej Loaf, Wiz Khalifa’s “Incense” and 2 Chainz’s “Dresser” featuring Young Thug, to name a few. The Canadian national’s recent work on Virginia upstart D.R.A.M’s single “Broccoli,” went gold in a few weeks’ time and afforded him the opportunity to work closely with Rick Rubin at his Shangri La recording complex. Consistently working on new music, JGramm generally refuses to disclose his collaborators but based on his track record it is safe to bet on his continued dominance and progression. Contact: JgrammBeats@gmail.com

Jim Lavigne

Artist Publishing Group (ASCAP)

p14a-21a_rollcall-jimlavigneThe week before Jim Lavigne’s law school orientation, Polow Da Don heard a few of his hooks and flew him to Los Angeles. After being thrust into a new world of opportunity, Jim began to thrive with delivering street smart top line work. To date he has amassed placements with rapidly emerging artists such as G-Eazy’s “Lotta That” and Kevin Gates’ “Know Better.” The public should be on the look-out for Jim’s contributions to new projects from Akon, Kevin Gates and M City Jr. Contact: angie.pagano@artistpg.com

 

John “Draft” Davis

BMI

p14a-21a_rollcall-johndraftIt’s easy to wonder how John Davis became John “Draft” Davis. One wonders if it could be a reference to his long hours drafting records or possibly a hint that he’s the number 1 draft pick. But whatever the precise meaning, John “Draft” Davis has become synonymous with high level writing and production. Having gained notoriety for working with Young Money on their Rise Of The Empire project, Draft is currently working on new UK artist Lavaud’s upcoming EP. Her project’s first single, “Deep,” penned by Draft, has impacted radio on both sides of pond and become a fan favorite on Music Choice. Contact: jq@ldnagency.com

Jojo Nichols

Sidewalk and Headphones Publishing (ASCAP)

p14a-21a_rollcall-jojoJojo Nichols is brimming with potential. In late 2015, he received an e-mail from a very respected R&B artist’s manager and was told that three of his records will be included on that artist’s forthcoming album. The Atlanta based singer-songwriter sees this as a sign of things to come and is looking forward to many other forthcoming releases in 2016 and 2017. Jojo is currently working on song submissions for Brandy, John Legend and Kelly Rowland. Contact: jojothesongwriter@icloud.com

 

Josh Wells

CULTUR3 Publishing (ASCAP)

p14a-21a_rollcall-joshwWells is a man of many talents: able to produce, write, arrange, perform and engineer. His career-defining moment comes from the many professional relationships he built while engineering at the Music Building in Times Square. As a music creator, Wells says he literally draws inspiration from any and everywhere. “I like creating music based off life experiences.” Musically influenced by ‘60s and ‘70s Soul music, Eminem, Kanye West, and Fela Kuti, Wells has a few singles that have been catching some attention, with plans to shooting accompanying visuals. Contact: Leotis Clyburn – leotis@me.com

Julian Nixon

Reservoir (ASCAP)

p14a-21a_rollcall-juliannixonAs one half of the Best Kept Secret production team, Julian Nixon contributed to 11 out of the 19 songs on the critically-acclaimed mixtape, The Album About Nothing, by Wale. A true turning point in his career, Julian credits consist of Dr Dre & Kendrick Lamar’s “Darkside,” Schoolboy Q & A$AP Rocky’s “Hands On The Wheel,” as well as Jidenna’s “Long Live The Thief” and Tinashe’s “Black Water.” His current work includes collaborations with Ritz Reynolds, THC and Stacy Barthe. Contact Spek: spek@reservoir-media.com