J-Trx – Got Trx Publishing (ASCAP)

Forever changed by a session experience with Howard Hewett, J-Trx understands the soul and personality of the voice better than many of his contemporaries. Whether working with a Hip- Hop artist like Young Dolph (“Yeezy”) or with veteran R&B singers like Christopher Williams (“Carry Me”) and Tony Terry (“Take Me”), J-Trx builds a world for the music and places the artist and listener in the center of the story. Currently he is working on new music with American Idol finalist LaPorsha Renee, Meelah Williams, Musiq Soulchild and Rico “Big” Recklezz. CONTACT: JTPNOW@GMAIL.COM

Joey Purp – Sony/ATV Music Publishing (ASCAP)

A standout member of Chicago’s SaveMoney collective, Joey Purp is in the midst of a career groundswell with the mass acceptance of his album iiiDrops. Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Spin all had glowing things to say about iiiDrops and the strength of the record allowed Joey prime performance billing at signature festivals like Sasquatch, Summerfest and the Pitchfork Music Festival. One of the album’s singles, “Girls” featuring Chance The Rapper, was featured on HBO’s Ballers as well as a Spotify commercial. Never one to rest on his laurels, Joey is currently working on a new project entitled Quarter Thing, in addition to a forthcoming book. CONTACT: KEVIN@PURP.INTERNATIONAL

Jocelyn Alice – Primary Wave (SOCAN/ASCAP)

One of the hottest properties in Canada right now, singer-songwriter Jocelyn Alice, is in the middle of her moment. With Platinum singles and heavy radio support, Jocelyn’s evocative vocal stylings are deservedly finding their way to new audiences. Her recent partnerships with Primary Wave and Sony Music will only solidify her growing fan base. Jocelyn’s latest single, “Bound To You,” is Top 15 on Canadian radio and she is actively collaborating with a number of artists on their projects. One such project is with a band called BRKLYN, with whom she has a song called “I’m On Something.” WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/ IAMJOCELYNALICE/

Kaye Fox – Newsboard Music (ASCAP)

Chicago native Kaye Fox is a singer-songwriter who has become one of the most in demand vocal arrangers in Hip-Hop, counting Kanye West (“Lost In The World”), J Cole (“Déjà vu,”and “No Role Models”) and Nas (“Stay”), among her clientele. Kaye’s vocal prowess is so boundless that super producer David Foster used her as a lead vocalist during live renditions of his Whitney Houston classics. It is safe to say that attaining such respect is no small feat for any vocalist. Currently working with J. Cole, Kaye as a featured performer also has a forthcoming dance single entitled “Do It” coming this fall. CONTACT: KAYEFOXMUSIC@GMAIL.COM

Keith Stewart – Stewart Star Music Group (ASCAP)

Having written and produced artists from Chris Brown, Marques Houston and the theme for BET’s Hell Date, Keith Stewart has spent his production career as a utility player, fulfilling the needs of a broad clientele. As an artist, Keith makes music that is playful, seductive, celebratory and vibrant. He has been growing his audience with the promo singles “This Work” and “Do Better.” Particularly excited about his recent collaborations with Kevin McCall, listeners have a great deal of Keith Stewart music to look forward to. WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/KEITH25MUSIC/

Liana Bank$ – Pass The Aux Publishing Group (ASCAP)

Queens native Liana Bank$ is quickly cementing herself as an institution as both a songwriter and recording artist. Catching the attention of established producers like Jerry Wonda, Scott Storch and J.R. Rotem helped Liana build the platform to write selections for Jodeci, Lily Allen and Jessica Jung. Her most illustrious songwriting success however has been her work on “Selfish,” a Platinum single from Philadelphia-based rising star PNB Rock. Currently working on an EP called, Apt. 210, Liana has released two singles and one video off of the forthcoming project. In addition to completing her own project, she is hard at work in the studio working on music for other artists. INSTAGRAM.COM/LIANABANKS

Lorenzo Johnson – Zosmooth Music Publishing (BMI)

Johnson, a highly-regarded producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, and songwriter, is also one of the go-to guys for R&B songstress Ledesi, including her songs “This Christmas Could Be The One,” and “Get To Know You,” from her Grammy-nominated Lost & Found album.” He also produced song stylist Maysa’s Soul Train-nominated “Love Me Good” single. Johnson lives in the studio and is currently working on music for a few TV shows, writing with Soul singer Calvin Richardson, and developing a new artist. CONTACT: MP3RHYTHMS@GMAIL.COM

M3rge – You Should Be Proud Of Me LLC/ Pulse Music Group (BMI)

With a career amplified by the release of Drake’s groundbreaking More Life playlist/album, M3rge is the Long Beach-bred producer behind the show-stopping Drake and PARTYNEXTDOOR collaboration “Since Way Back.” Renowned for his vividly emotional approach to music, M3rge has also produced the anthemic DJ Khaled, Kanye West and Rick Ross record “I Wish You Would,” the confessional PARTYNEXTDOOR cut “Low Battery” and the subterranean delight of Omarion’s “Sweet Anita.” Listeners should be enthused about the extensive amount of collaborations that M3rge has been undertaking. MANAGEMENT: Gelareh ‘G’ Rouzbehani (G@THEROUZGROUP.COM)

Major Seven – 7 Major Moves Publishing/Sony/ATV Music Publishing (BMI)

Omar Walker p/k/a/ Major Seven has been making major moves. His growing discography includes his production credits for Rick Ross featuring JAY-Z on the “Devil Is a Lie,” and a trio of records by Hip-Hop star Future, including “Selfish,” featuring Rihanna, and the songs “Fresh Air” and “Neva Missa Lost.” A career defining moment for Seven was learning that Dr. Dre was a fan of the certified Gold single “Devil Is a Lie.” Seven has been expanding his sound and is currently working on new music with DJ Envy, and says he still has unreleased works with Future, T-Pain, and more. CONTACT: MAJOR7BUSINESS@GMAIL.COM

Mike Sabath –  Sony/ATV Music Publishing (SESAC)

Mike’s credits include producer/co-writer of “Mess” by Jordan Fisher, and songwriter and singer of “You” by Nebbra. A call from his manager Don Isaac changed the game for Mike Sabath. When Don asked Mike whether he was willing to allow another singer to perform one of his songs, it opened up another world to Mike. This world of writing and production led him to turn down Harvard in favor of a deal with Sony/ATV. Working daily collaborating with other talented songwriters and producers, Mike has had the opportunity to work with Selena Gomez, Maluma, D.R.A.M., DJ Snake, NeYo and Jordan Fisher to name a few. CONTACT: Don Isaac, DISAAC@STUDIONATION.TV

Needlz – Dry Rain Entertainment/Universal Music Publishing (ASCAP)

Khari “Needlz” Cain has logged some significant accomplishments in the music business. From his first placements on Ruff Ryders compilations to his domination of mid 2000’s MTV theme music, Needlz has always maintained the highest level of inventiveness. This high level on mastery was evident on his production of Bruno Mars’ smash “Just The Way You Are,” which went on to be a No. 1 song on Billboard’s Hot 100. Having recently worked wonders for Jeremih (“Oui”) and PNB Rock (“Selfish”), Needlz is currently very excited about his new artist Nicole Bus and the work that he’s doing for Cardi B, and a few other undisclosed artists. WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/NEEDLZ1906/

Nicky B –  Reservoir (SACEM)

Nicholas “Nicky B” Bennett is a producer, composer, lyricist, top line, melody writer and recording artist. Many years ago, he was slated to open for Kanye West at a college show. Days before, he fell gravely ill and was in serious jeopardy of missing the performance. Everything imaginable tried to stop him but Nicky made the show. Since then, he has notched credits on Omarion’s “Word For Word” and the Sean Paul songs “Take It Low” and “Anyday,” in addition to releasing his solo singles, “Hotter Than You,” and “Oh Nanana,” He has collaborated with various producers like Yellow Claw, Supa Dups and Di Genius. CONTACT: Spek, SPEK@RESERVOIR-MEDIA.COM

NGHTxNGHT – Primary Wave (ASCAP)

Production and writing team NGHTxNGHT is comprised of Count Bassy and Billion. Best known for their extensive work with Bay Area singer-songwriter Marc E Bassy, the team garnered a Platinum plaque for their work on Marc’s 2016 single “You And Me.” Other significant NGHTxNGHT productions include French Montana’s “She Working” and Olivia O’Brien’s “RIP.” With Marc E. Bassy’s debut solo album coming out this fall featuring 80% NGHTxNGHT production and the duo diligently working closely with good friend and super producer Nic Nac, there will no shortage of NGHTxNGHT in 2017 and 2018. WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/COUNTBASSY/