I became a professional writer/artist/producer at age 17, when I wrote a nationally syndicated theme song. That was a kickstart to a varied and good career. Classically trained on piano, as a young teen, I rebelled and got into jazz, RnB and black gospel - picking up bass and guitar along the way. I'm a MIDI whiz and expert in computer music and digital audio.
When it comes to musical styles, survival in the business taught me how to be versatile - but my heart beats for soul, pop, RnB and orchestral. I've worked for ad agencies, record labels, publishers, other music producers, and countless indie and label artists from coast to coast. Check out my site, my music and if you're feelin' it - let's make some music together!
Michael Nelson Rizzo
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Getting ready to launch a newer model for singer-songwriters/producers/creators to make a living from their music and brand. Record labels are the old way. This will be a new way and fair way. If you're interested, join my list to stay informed.
Continuing music licensing for network and cable TV, YouTube, etc; producing music for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia projects; "loosely" managing some artists in Philly and in Portland, OR. A highlight was producing a big band swing track (with REAL brasss!) for a Jimmy Kimmel Oscars promo. Andrea Giovinazzo is on vocals. Brass arranged by Don Hart. Special thanks to Erik G for the gig.
I've had continuing and repeat credits on shows and some new ones like: GOLF Channel, US Open, FOX Sports, UFC Best of 2013 and NBC Sports, Match Of The Day, Premier League Live and a highlight for me - 2014 Winter Olympic Games.