Roll Call: Songwriter-Producer Career Defining Moments (Pg 3)

Layout 1Denisia “Blu June” Andrews – Universal Tunes, A.D.O. Songs of Universal, Inc. / Bu Music Publishing LLC/Denisia Andrews Songs (SESAC)

Blu June has put her pen to use as a lyric-melody writer on Rihanna featuring Future’s “Loveeeeeee Song,” OMG Girlz’s “Baddie” and Bobby V’s “Tipsey Love.”  She says meeting Rihanna for the first time and a year later placing a song on the superstar’s first No. 1 album, Unapologetic, was a career defining moment.  Blu June is currently working on new music for Rihanna, Beyonce, TLC and Christina Milian.  www.twitter/blu_june

Layout 1Eric White  – Smack Water Publishing/ Kobalt (ASCAP/ BMI/ SESAC)

For producer Eric White, his music styling and influences range from hit-makers such as Timbaland, Pharrell to Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.  White’s discography includes work with Eve, Lonely Island and DJ Mad.  Eric is currently working on new music for Alexis Jordan, Autumn Rowe, Enrique Iglesias and new production company by The Water Boys.  www.facebook.com/smackwatermusic

 

 

veinaminovGavriel “Vein” Rafael Aminov – VeinsWorld Publishing (BMI)

“Vein” is an internationally-known producer, songwriter and recording artist – co-writer/producer of such Pop gems as Leona Lewis’ “Can’t Breath,” Pitbull’s “11:59” and Belinda’s “I Love You.”  Vein is currently working on new for music for Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias, in addition to his own solo project.  “My career defining experience, was performing live with Pitbull for New Year’s Eve in Time Square when the ball dropped in front of millions of viewers,” Vein says. www.Twitter.com/VeinsWorld

 

Layout 1Jared Lee Gosselin – Strange Science Music Publishing  (ASCAP)

Producer Jared Lee Gosselin’s talents have allowed him to work with an array of artists such as Macy Gray, India.Arie and Beto Cuevas.  Jared’s influences range from Rick Rubin to Quincy Jones and George Martin. He states his inspiration for music is, “To create music, which will stand the test of time.” JaredLeeGosselin@gmail.com

 

 

Layout 1Jaylien Wesley – Jada Loves Daddy’s Music (SESAC)

Singer, songwriter and producer Jaylien Wesley has worked with some of today’s hottest artists. He has written for Akon (“Beautiful”), Will.i.Am featuring Britney Spears (“Scream & Shout”) and LL Cool J’s recent album Authentic.  What most influences his music is art, fashion and today’s youth.  Jaylien is currently working on music for Aaliyah’s posthumous 2013 release, Rita Ora and Kylie Minogue. www.twitter.com/IamJaylien

 

Layout 1Jesse “Corparal” Wilson – The Art of Winning LLC / Sony ATV Music Publishing (ASCAP)

Corparal’s career defining moment was meeting Ne-Yo and signing to Compound Entertainment/University where he learned song arrangement and composition under veteran producer James Mtume.  Corparal says he’s an ear candy specialist and melody addict whose writer credits consist of Justin Beiber featuring Usher “First Dance”’; Wale featuring Ne-Yo and Rick Ross “Tired of Dreaming”; and American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez’s “Plastic Roses.”  He’s working on new music for Celine Dion, the posthumous Aaliyah project and Dionne Warwick.  www.twitter.com/thecorpshow

 

Layout 1Kasual Kas – Author Writers/Cotter Brown Music (BMI)

Kasual is a top line songwriter and recording artist whose career defining experience was collaborating with DJ Khaled, Rick Ross and Maybach Music Group on his own single “Sittin’ On Top of the World” (produced by Cool & Dre).  Kasual is currently co-writing with Rob Persaud, Deputy, Devin “DLP” Parker and working with newcomer Matt Patterson.  Kas says his influences include fellow Bed-Sty Brooklyn native, The Notorious B.I.G.; versatile songwriter Ester Dean; and his Mom, a big Motown Records fan.  For inquiries: TanyaLBrown44@gmail.com

kellylittlejohnKelly Littlejohn III – (ASCAP)

Based in the ATL, Littlejohn is a producer, instrumentalist and songwriter whose career defining moments were playing live while opening for Brian McKnight, singing at Madison Square Garden as a kid, and creating a song with R&B producer Brandon ‘BAM’ Alexander.  Littlejohn says his mission is “to continue working on making timeless and classic music.”  Like his musical influences Rodney Jerkins, Teddy Riley, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Littlejohn wants, “my music and songs to last past any musical fads.”  kellylittlejohn3@gmail.com

Layout 1Killian Wells – Knightwriter (SESAC)

Wells is a songwriter, producer and recording artist who states, “My career defining moment was hearing my song, ‘If Only Life Could Be Like (Hollywood)’ play while I was shopping at Hollister.  I wrote it with my production partner, Todd Nystrom, and Mark Calderon from Color Me Badd.”  Wells is currently working with Kristina DeBarge and developing a new hip-hop artist named Nixon.  He cites producers Dr. Luke, Danja, Calvin Harris, RedOne and Max Martin as major influences on his music. www.killianwells.com

 

Layout 1Krazy Kiotic & Will Write – Will Write, Togba Publishing (SESAC); Krazy Kiotic, Hypnotized Music (ASCAP)

The songwriting and production team of Krazy Kiotic & Will Write are based out of Philadelphia and represented by Philerzy Productions.  They have been the unseen forces behind some of today’s top Hip-Hop and R&B records.  These two young men have finally decided to step to the front of the room and let the world know who they are.  They are currently in the studio with Will. i. am/Interscope recording artist Cody Wise.  “We are ready to change the sound of R&B like the masters did before us,” says Will.  For inquiries: helen@philerzy.com

kylechristopherKyle Christopher & ChrishanWarner Chappell (ASCAP/BMI)

Both Kyle Christopher and Chrishan are songwriters, producers, engineers and recording artists. Pooling their various talents together, the songwriting-production duo is working on new music for Trey Songz, Jude and newcomer R&B singer August Alsina. With musical influences consisting of Prince, the Beatles, Timbaland and the Dream, Kyle Christopher & Chrishan scored with the vibrant international hit “Wings” last year by UK Pop girl group Little Mix.  Nnextlevel@gmail.com

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