This 2017 list is a mix of emerging and established music creators…many are signed to major or top boutique publishing companies, others are independent. So, A&Rs, label heads, 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. The next big hits may just originate from these pages.

“30Roc” – Warner Chappell (BMI)

Inspired by his sister making it to college, Samuel “30Roc” Gloade has taken a studious approach to the music business and passed with flying colors. Signed to Warner Chappell and apart of MikeWillMadeIt’s EarDrummer collective, 30Roc is responsible for some of the most compelling hit music of the last few years. His credits include: T Wayne’s Platinum-selling “Nasty Freestyle,” “Rake It Up” by Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj (RIAA certified Gold) and “Real Chill” by Rae Sremmurd and Kodak Black. 30Roc is currently working on selections for Rich Homie Quan, Rae Sremmurd and Ty Dolla $ign’s upcoming projects. WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/IAM_30ROC/

A.Ros – Juan Catala Music Pub. (BMI)

A.Ros is an R&B singer-songwriter from Providence, Rhode Island. Best known for his Rump Shaker sampling single, “All I Wanted,” which features Pusha T, A.Ros has the vocal talent and charisma to usher in a sea change reminiscent of the artists he grew up idolizing (Usher, Chris Brown, Michael Jackson). Currently hard at work on his not-yet-titled first official mixtape, A.Ros is hoping to bring true R&B back and create a lively alternative to the current sound. A.Ros’s mixtape will be released at the beginning of November.

Akelee – Akelee Music Publishing (ASCAP)

As a lifelong singer and songwriter Akelee came to a point where she had to stop hiding in girl groups and behind big name producers/writers and truly believe in herself and the possibilities of her solo career. Akelee effectively “teamed up with God” and realized her purpose on this earth. This partnership helped her understand her path and her career started to take shape because of it. Her credits on records for Musiq Soulchild, Faith Evans and Boosie are evidence of her evolution; an evolution that will be continued with Akelee’s forthcoming album Wembely. CONTACT: AKELEEMUSIC@YAHOO.COM 

Andre Fennell aka GC – Fennell Family Publishing (BMI)

Jamaica born triple threat (songwriter, producer, artist) Andre “GC” Fennell is a 7x Grammy nominee that has worked with Shaggy, Elephant Man, Wyclef and Chris Brown. He has also collaborated with legendary producers Sly & Robbie and RedOne. Recently, GC has garnered writing placements on Shaggy & Neyo’s “Your Girl” and the Red One featuring Enrique Iglesias and R. City helmed, “Don’t You Need Somebody.” Fresh off releasing two singles with Swedish EDM group Showtek entitled, “Don’t Shoot” and “Mosh Pit,” GC is gearing up for an exciting 2018 as both an artist and songwriter. WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/GC_GATECITIZENS/

Antonio Ramsey – ARMuzic Publishing (BMI)

Deeply inspired by Soul music and a South Florida upbringing, singer-songwriter Antonio Ramsey works to fuse old school feelings with new age melodies and hard hitting 808’s to create a sound all his own; a sound he calls Funk Trap. Having just released his new single “Rituals” to much acclaim, Antonio will be touring this fall and winter in support of his current singles in addition to releasing his as of yet untitled debut EP. WWW.ANTONIORAMSEY.COM

Tha Authors (SR & Iz) – Tha Authors Publishing (BMI)

Living up to the high calling of their name, The Authors, comprised of SR & Iz, are a duo of Grammy-nominated songwriters and vocal arrangers from New York City that artfully assemble beautiful stories over music. Responsible for Lalah Hathaway’s “Whatever,” Dorinda Clark-Cole’s “Bless This House” and Wess Morgan’s “You Paid It All,” The Authors also lent a hand in Debbie Allen’s stage productions Freeze Frame and The Chocolate Nut Cracker. The Authors just recently completed a song called “Happy Wine” with Richie Sevens and Nheon and are working on SR’s second EP in addition to submitting tracks to various artists. CONTACT: THAAUTHORS@GMAIL.COM

Avery Segers – Hhbfm Inc. (BMI)

New Jersey bred singer-songwriter Avery Segers is gradually making an indelible mark on Urban music with his knack for creating ear warm melodies that latch on to audiences upon first listen. Evidence of his mastery is shown on: Mindless Behavior’s “I Want Dat,” Jaheim’s “Celebrate For 2” and Case’s “Replay,” to name a few. Viewing himself as an artist that took a break to became a writer and producer, Avery is currently working on the Phantom Boyz and Def Jam’s new girl group Riplay, in addition to being a member of a new group called DNA. DNA’s new single “Wat It Is” is set for a September release. CONTACT: Shanell Red REDSHANELL2@GMAIL.COM

Blu June – 1114 Sounds/Warner Chappell (SESAC)

While 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 single “CRZY.” Expect work from Blu to appear on Kelly Clarkson and Zayn’s new releases. CONTACT: NOVAWAVNOVAWAV@GMAIL.COM

Bobby Brackins – Settled Publishing/Primary Wave/BMG (BMI)

The summer season has always been generous to Bobby Brackins. Beginning with his first solo single back in 2010 with the Ray J assisted “143,” Bobby has put together an enviable array of summer hits including Chris Brown’s “Loyal,” Tinashe’s “2 On,” Ty Dolla$ign’s “Saved” and most recently DJ Khaled’s “I’m The One.” The success of these songs is a testament to the way that Bobby’s lyrics speak to true life and reflect a youthful, carefree, unmistakably Californian aesthetic. Currently focused on his upcoming EP, To Kill For, Bobby just released a new song called “OB” featuring Marc E. Bassy, which will be followed by “Big Film,” featuring G-Eazy & Jeremih. WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/BOBBYBRACKINS/

Cameron Nadler – Cameron Nadler Music (BMI)

Working with artists such as Sabrina Claudio, Sofia Reyes, Mike Stud and Quinton Storm, Cameron has tapped into a new generation of talent with the luring potency of his production and writing. Having written upwards of 200 songs that have garnered 1.3 million spins across digital platforms, Cameron Nadler is a mainstay at Serenity West Recording in Los Angeles. He is currently hard at work creating more music from Quinton Storm and promises that the next single will be the best one yet. SOUNDCLOUD.COM/CAMERON-NADLER

Cardiak – Heartfelt Productions /Universal Music Publishing (BMI)

Having two of the most celebrated beats on Dr. Dre’s Compton album would be a career pinnacle for most producers, but for Cardiak such success is one moment in a long list of amazing experiences. After a decade of tireless work contributing to mixtapes from Hip-Hop’s elite, Cardiak cemented his ability to make commercial music with Rick Ross’ delightfully smooth single “Diced Pineapples.” Cardiak followed up on that success with records from Drake (With You), J Cole (Love Yours) and Gucci Mane (Tone It Down featuring Chris Brown). Currently working on a vast array of music for a broad swath of undisclosed projects, Cardiak is sure to continue what has been an immense run. WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/CARDIAKFLATLINE/

Chad Watson – (ASCAP)

Chad is a Los Angeles native, who is not only a staunch Hip-Hop head, but a classically trained musician. He’s a recording artist, songwriter, lyricist and composer. His songs, “The Man” (check out his video on, “Last Night,” “Chuck Bass,” and his newly-recorded “She Don’t Eff wit Rappers,” are steadily generating buzz. With influences ranging from Kanye West, Kid Cudi and Andre 3000, Chad’s career defining moment came nearly 10 years ago during an epiphany in his step-father’s studio, when he truly realized that creating music was his life’s passion and mission. WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/CHAD.WATSON/

Childish Major – Childish Major Music/Universal Music Publishing (BMI)

Widely respected for the spacey composition of Rocko & Future’s “U.O.E.N.O,” Atlanta-based producer Childish Major has carved a niche for himself as a young visionary capable of transcending worlds with a style that eludes definition. Morphing styles with his contribution to J. Cole’s “4 Your Eyez Only,” Childish considers his work with Dreamville as a defining moment in his career. Looking forward to exposing more facets of his musicality, Childish is currently working on a personal project titled “WOO$AH,” and developing group PD$Y. CONTACT: HUMILITYCITY@GMAIL.COM

Chrishan – Songs Right Now/Warner-Tamerlane Music Publishing (BMI)

Founding Right Now Sound with his business partner A1 marked a change in Chrishan’s career. Squarely focused on making fresh music for fresh moments, Chrishan has managed to perfectly encapsulate what it means to be young in the late 2010’s with hits such as Tinashe’s “2 On,” Chris Brown’s “Party” and Adrian Marcel’s “2 AM,” among countless others. His writing on Chris Brown’s “Grass Ain’t Greener” led to Chrishan and his team to co-producing Chris’ entire upcoming album. Other projects Chrishan is immersed in include Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa, Nelly, more Chris Brown, Gucci Mane and Tinashe WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/PRINCECHRISHAN/

D Stackz – SuperNatural Geniuses (BMI)

To put it in colloquial terms, producer-songwriter Darius “D Stackz” Meachem has the hood on smash. His contributions to the rise of New York upstart A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (“My Sh*t,” “Jungle,” “Friend Zone,” “1 Hunnit”) have put the world on notice about the special talent he possesses and earned him a Platinum plaque. D Stacks is still entrenched in the studio writing songs and brainstorming with his production team, preparing material for A Boogie, Don Q, Casanova, Remy Ma, and a few others. WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/BIRDMAN718_ZOE/

Daisy Guttridge – Music Publishing Accelerator (SESAC)

Emerging electronic singer-songwriter Daisy Guttridge vocalizes with a beautiful woundedness that lures listeners into her stories. Her collaborations with Hippie Sabotage, Tommy Trash and Rylan have put the electronic world on notice about the massive potential possessed by the Los Angeles by way of London vocalist. Currently working on an EP with Hippie Sabotage coming out later this year, Daisy is featured on the new Tommy Trash single, “Sinners,” and will be featured on The Disco Fries’ forthcoming single, “Starting Fires.” CONTACT: Ryan Rodriguez 310.309.9993

Darhyl “Hey DJ” Camper – Campstar Music/Sony/ATV Music Publishing (ASCAP)

Atlantic City native Darhyl “Hey DJ” Camper began playing music in church as a youth and landed his first placement on Omarion and Bow Wow’s Face Off album when he was 16 years-old. In the decade since, Darhyl has worked with a who’s who of recording artists that include Jay-Z, Mary J Blige, John Legend and R Kelly, among many others. Recently heralded for his executive production of both H.E.R’s EPs, Darhyl is currently executive-producing Jessie J’s upcoming album, rounding out a few pieces for Neyo’s new projects and completing his own R&B compilation. CONTACT: NAT@NATALIEPROSPERE.COM

Darius Scott – Royal Quill & Company (SESAC)

Being mentored by Pharrell Williams has been invaluable for Darius Scott. “He truly knows how to guide you down the path without giving you all the answers,” Darius says. “He lets you explore, discover and thrive.” Whether it is with his own work, Madi Davis’ or an iAMOther collaborative campaign with Old Navy, Darius maintains a high level of excellence and sonic integrity in everything that he does. Darius is currently finishing up his second album, YOUNG, while simultaneously working on a score for a Netflix series, recording background vocals for Janet Jackson’s tour and planning his upcoming tour. CONTACT: DARIUS.SCOTT@IAMOTHER.COM

Deontrez – DJM Music Publishing/RZ3 Music Publishing (BMI)

Knowing the level of excellence Deontrez brings to every piece of music that he touches, it comes as no surprise that he and his writing partner Crystal Carr have collaborated with some of the best and most notable producers in music. Between The Dream, Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Bam Dilla, K-Major and Stevie J, Deontrez’s writing takes the form of the music and winds the roads necessary to craft special songs. With music on two FOX series Star and Empire, Deontrez is working to expand his reach and is currently working on other major projects. CONTACT: Sean Webster ALWAYSVERTICALENT@GMAIL.COM

DJ Dahi – Dahi Music Productions/Sony ATV (SESAC)

Dacoury Natche p/k/a DJ Dahi is one of the hottest producers currently on the scene. His growing discography includes Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna’s “Loyalty,” Drake’s “Worst Behavior,” Big Sean “IDFWU,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Money Trees” and Pusha T featuring Jay Z’s “Drug Dealers Anonymous.” Dahi says, his career defining experience so far was, “Working on Kendrick Lamar’s Damn album. It was the first time I was given the opportunity to craft the sound of an entire album.” Dahi, who virtually lives in the studio, is working on new music with Schoolboy Q, Banks, Camila Cabello, Steve Lacy, and a few other surprises. CONTACT: DJDAHI06@GMAIL.COM


A producer, composer, melody writer, and motivator, from Long Beach, California, Samuel “DJ Swish” Ahana is the producer behind a lion’s share of YG’s Still Brazy album. His most celebrated song off of that set “FDT (F*ck Donald Trump)” became a cultural phenomenon and a rallying cry for politically disillusioned Hip-Hop fans everywhere. A classically trained pianist, DJ Swish first gained attention for his production on RJ MrLA’s new classic collaboration “Get Money” and is slowly becoming one of the most diverse producers in Hip-Hop. DJ Swish’s current pipeline includes future releases from G-Eazy, Macklemore, Lil Dicky, Jay Rock, YG, and alternative band Chase Atlantic. WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/THEREALDJSWISH/

Earlly Mac – Bella’s Money/Pulse Music (ASCAP)

Earlly Mac is a wunderkind that mastered songwriting, production and performance at an early age. Best known for his work with fellow Detroit native Big Sean, Earlly Mac has contributed to Sean’s song “I Know” featuring Jhene Aiko, from Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise as well as “Memphis,” a well-loved Big Sean collaboration with Justin Bieber from Bieber’s Journals project. Viewing the blank instrumental as a problem that needs to be fixed, Earlly infuses a playful yet masterful control of the written word with an incisive voice that commands attention. Currently collaborating with a broad array of artists on their projects, Early Mac’s next release Cousin Trap 2 will be out soon. CONTACT: EARLLYMAC2@GMAIL.COM

Emari J – Emari Music (BMI)

This Atlanta native is a talented top line, melody writer, artist, and has writing credits on songs performed by Dedira McKinney, Wanya Morris, Case and Mishon. His career-defining moment was moving to the ATL from Cincinnati and doing a song with Bryson Tiller. Emari says the move was one of the hardest things he’s ever done, but it’s resulted in him building a lot of great relationships in the entertainment business. Emari is currently in the studio working on selections for his own upcoming EP in addition to outside work with Jawan Harris, Mishon and Torion. CONTACT: PETEROSEWITHDAPEN@GMAIL.COM

Exly AKA ExlyOnDaBeat – TuneCore (ASCAP)

When Exly was nine years-old, his father bought him a piano and thus began his life-long addiction to the creation of music. Most of Ft. Lauderdale representative’s composition is birthed from spontaneity and is usually triggered by browsing different sounds, drum kits, or a sample. His current work with R&B newcomer Barachi exhibits a free-spirited, open-minded and street wise approach that Exly employs as both a songwriter and producer. Look forward to more Barachi joints and collaborations with other artists. Exly is just getting started. CONTACT: EXLYONDABEAT@GMAIL.COM

Fekky – Reservoir/Reverb Music (BMI)

Highly vaunted British recording artist Fekky is in the midst of a continuous career breakthrough. With an international buzz that began rising with his televised performance at the 2014 MOBO Awards, Fekky has unleashed a swath of enormous, energetically uncontrollable singles like “Avirex,” “Still Sitting Here” and “Way Too Much.” These single have culminated in the release of his debut album El Clasico. Still working on music in the midst of supporting El Clasico on an upcoming European tour, Fekky is constantly evolving and finding new and important ways to grow as a creator of music. CONTACT: BENJAMIN.AKPOJARO@ RESERVOIR-MEDIA.COM

HeadNoize – Who’s Harris Music Publishing (BMI)

Being selected by Radio One/ Syndication One executive Gary Bernstein to co-produce and song coach Jamaican recording artist Samantha J is one of the most important moments in Keanglo Maybury aka HeadNoize’s career. Headnoize’s involvement in Samantha J’s career was a large component of Samantha signing to Columbia Records and gave him validation among several label executives. Partnered with publishing magnate Livio Harris, Headnoize has collaborated with Ester Dean protégé Lynniah Herron and gone on to garner writing credits on Tommy Boy Records’ Adriiana, singer-songwriter Jay Lavita, and numerous dancehall projects. WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/HEADNOIZEMUSIC/

High Volume – High Volume Music Entertainment (SESAC)

Tobias Price also known as High Volume is an Ohio-bred producer known for his distinguishable sound and the high level work he’s done with artists such as Flo Rida, Barachi, Gucci Mane and Rick Ross. Getting his start working with Shawn Stockman from Boyz II Men, High Volume built upon those early lessons and has since flourished in the music production community. Currently working on music for Slip N Slide Records and shopping beats to some of today’s most important figures in music, High Volume is definitely a name to be on the lookout for. CONTACT: HIGHVOLUMEMP3@GMAIL.COM

Hiko Momoji – Primary Wave (BMI)

A breakthrough can happen anywhere. Culture is filled with New York and Los Angeles breakthrough stories but for producer Hiko Momoji his breakthrough took place in unsuspecting El Paso, Texas during the first recording sessions for RCA’s new wunderkind Khalid. His production credits from American Dream, include the title track, and the songs “Let’s Go” and “Hopeless.” Hiko is using that momentum to fuel his own artist career (an EP is forthcoming) and funnel ideas to some of today’s most influential artists in music. CONTACT: ILLA@BLACKWAXCREATIVE.COM