Michael Crawford "known as Magnedo7" was born November 7th, 1983 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. His love for music came at an early age and his musical gifts and abilities were prevalent by the age of 2. In middle school he start writing and producing. He formed various groups; Gospel and Hip Hop.. Michael holds a bachelor's degree in Arts and Science from NC A&T University in 2007. His Concentration was classical piano. He is an accomplished pianist, bassist, guitar, organist and composer. Music has afforded him opportunities to travel, in the states (LA, NY & Port au Prince, Haiti) and abroad. Michael's first break in the Music industry came with his production; Blow the Bank, on Jim Jones' Album.
Tim Simenon's music career began in the mid 1980s, DJing at London's Wag Club. Inspired by his hunger for new music, following early experiments with keyboards and beatboxes and a short stint on a music production college course in North London, Simenon was quick to take up the offer of a two-day recording session. Working alongside Pascal Gabriel, who would later go on to become a major name in programming, the fruit of the pair's labour became Beat Dis, the debut single by Bomb the Bass.
Reputedly costing £500 to make, the track followed the emerging, hip-hop inspired cut-and-paste method of collaging samples together. According to the BBC, which featured Beat Dis on their clip-based TOTP2 show, the track contains an alleged 72 samples, including lifts from old school hip hop, funk (including The Jimmy Castor Bunch), alongside samples from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Thunderbirds soundtracks.
Aaron Espe is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who has independently released four albums and one EP to critical acclaim.
He has been featured on the BBC and the MPR show, “The Current”. Aaron has also become a favorite in the TV world, having MTV, Animal Planet, Volkswagen, and Payless Shoes use his songs for different shows and campaigns.
Most recently, Nettwerk Productions released Through Frozen Forests, an EP based around the single of the same title. Sainsbury featured the song in a series of 14 commercial films for their “Christmas Days” holiday advertising campaign. Among other projects, Aaron is a member of Bombs Over Nowhere, a new band featuring hit songwriter (and friend) Busbee.
Chosen as one of NPR Music’s “Austin 100,” this Swiss/German female duo release their album Mutual Friends, landing at #13 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The album is already Gold-certified in Germany, with infectious single “Little Numbers” boasting close to 8 million views on YouTube. The ladies of BOY have enjoyed a welcoming reception in the States from media, industry folks and fans alike, with featured coverage in major national outlets like The New York Times, Billboard, Cosmopolitan, Alternative Press, Filter, Bust, KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, WXPN’s World Café and Sirius XM’s Spectrum and Coffee House. “Little Numbers” was chosen as iTunes “Single of the Week” as well as Starbucks’ “Pick of the Week.”
In 1986, Nadina became the first child from Lebanon and the Arab world to ever participate at the Zecchino D'oro UNICEF festival in Italy. Delivering a powerful rendition of "Vola, Palombella" [Fly Bird of Peace] to a television audience of over 25 million worldwide, judges awarded the young singer a gold medal, and the song became something of an international phenomenon. Instantly, her voice stood out, and she swiftly embraced the stage at charity concerts and functions across her native Lebanon and Internationally. "I've excelled in all of these different avenues, and they've made me a better person. They've also helped my music and writing. I'd love for people to appreciate and enjoy the music, and I hope it inspires. It's a milestone for me, and I'll cherish it forever." Listeners undoubtedly will as well.
Troy Samson is a successful songwriter and producer based in
Vancouver, Canada. He’s written and produced songs for world famous
artists and companies such as Kelly Rowland, Mischa Daniels, Cody
Simpson (featured with Victoria Duffield), Trevor Guthrie
(soulDecision), Craig Smart, Mika Nakashima and Aisha (Japan),
Sarah Connor (Germany), Nikon, Calvin Klein, and the NFL to name a
From 2002 to 2011, Troy was co-owner and Head of Productions at
Hipjoint Music Group, which he founded with former songwriting and
production partner Mike James.
In 2012 Troy launched his new production company, Madlucky Music.
There he continues to have great success writing and producing with a
wide variety of talented artists, writers, and producers based all over the
Mike James is a talented songwriter and record producer hailing from
Canada. He has written and produced songs heard all over the world, in
every different medium, from radio and TV to films (and film trailers)
as well as commercials.
His work has been featured in a long list of TV shows, such as ABC’s
“Dancing with the Stars,” HBO’s “Entourage,” and The CW’s “Gossip
Girl.” He has also had success with his music in ads for companies
such as CK1, Reebok, Nikon Cool Pix, Tresemme, the NFL Network,
and Kit Kat. His success doesn’t stop there, but crosses over into the
film world; his music has been featured in Fantastic Mr. Fox, The To-
Do List, and What Happens in Vegas, among others.
The high-altitude town of Fort Collins, Colorado is abundant in bicycles, awash in craft beer and rich in arts of all kinds. Understanding the town’s unique cultural brew begins (but only begins) to explain the novel sound of SHEL. Four sisters, raised in an atmosphere of creative freedom and diligent study, have honed their musical skills surgically sharp and blended their personalities and visions into a unified whole. They are a vocal group with outstanding instrumental capabilities and an instrumental group with a thrilling vocal attack. From their fetching, unpredictable songs to their whimsical, hand-made top hats, SHEL makes a profound impression, something they are doing to growing crowds and critical acclaim. Sisters Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza were born within five years of each other. Raised and home-schooled by a singer/songwriter father and an artist mother, they dove into music young. Hannah was first to take classical lessons on piano.
The members of Current Swell no longer live together under a single roof — as they did years ago,
when the group first came together as a unit — but the bond between the four friends is stronger than
Touring the world for the better part of five years, from Brazil to Australia, often has that effect.
Current Swell’s years of experience on the road can be heard — and felt — in the nooks and crannies
of Long Time Ago, the new full-length from this rootsy Victoria, B.C. quartet. The record shifts
between upbeat folk (the title track, Long Time Ago) and singalong-ready roots rock (the first single,
Too Cold) with a fluidity and ease that could only come from continual touring.
For many years Ken Harrison approached songwriting as a solitary pursuit, choosing to steadily work alone and viewing songwriting more as compulsion than profession. As the songwriter half of the pop duo Wild Strawberries, he has written numerous songs for his partner Roberta Carter Harrison to sing including top ten hits in their native Canada--Heroine and I Don’t Want To Think About It.