The Launch

The six-episode second season of THE LAUNCH kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT in super simulcast on CTV, VRAK, and the CTV app.

Synopsis

In each stand-alone episode of THE LAUNCH, unsigned aspiring artists audition for the opportunity to learn, record, and perform their version of a new original song by a world famous songwriter/producer. The artists are mentored by a panel of internationally renowned music industry legends alongside Borchetta, who then decide which version of the song will be released across the country immediately following the broadcast of the episode each week. Guiding artists through the audition, performing, and recording process are Scott Borchetta, world renowned music executive and CEO/Founder of Big Machine Label Group, and new permanent mentor Marie-Mai (STAR ACADÉMIE, LA VOIX), who join a weekly rotating panel of music industry powerhouse celebrity mentors and producers. Fan favourite entertainment reporter Liz Trinnear (ETALK) also joins Season 2 in a new hosting role. As announced last fall, the exciting second season of THE LAUNCH features A-List mentors and producers, including Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan; Grammy® Award-winning music legend Bryan Adams; frontman for four-time JUNO-Award winning rock band Arkells, Max Kerman; celebrated multi-platinum award-winning singer-songwriter Jann Arden; chart-topping singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha; and recording/producing superstar Ryan Tedder, who produced the Season 1 certified platinum hit single “Ain’t Easy” by Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, returns. Additionally, some of the most successful producers working in music today join Season 2 to produce fresh hit songs including Nile Rodgers (Madonna, David Bowie, Diana Ross); Jon Levine (Avril Lavigne, Drake, Bebe Rexha); Alex Hope (Carly Rae Jepsen, Troye Sivan, Tove Lo); and Shaun Frank (The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, Dragonette).

Cast Info

Scott Borchetta
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Scott Borchetta

Scott Borchetta
Executive Producer/Co-Creator/Mentor, THE LAUNCH

Scott Borchetta is the Founder, President and CEO of Big Machine Label Group, the #1 independent record label in the world and home to superstars such as Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett and many more.

With Borchetta at the helm, Big Machine has celebrated monumental success since the company’s inception nearly 13 years ago. Borchetta has led the charge on more than 50 million albums sold by Big Machine artists in addition to sending over 200 singles to #1 on the Country, Pop and Rock charts.

For his groundbreaking business savvy, Borchetta has been tapped for Billboard’s Power 100 list and Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business as well as being honored with the Music Business Association’s prestigious Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive. Borchetta joined the ranks of past executives who have been recognized for their outstanding vision, leadership, and commitment, including Dick Clark and Clive Davis.

Through an unprecedented deal in 2012, Borchetta made history through an agreement with iHeartRadio to secure sound-recording performance royalties for Big Machine and its artists. This contract with the largest owner of U.S. radio stations became the first time in the history of the United States that artists and labels would get paid for their sound recordings on terrestrial radio stations.

Under Borchetta’s leadership, Big Machine artists have won multiple Grammy Awards®, American Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and more.

He served as Executive Producer on the critically acclaimed and Grammy-winning documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, which also earned an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Song.

During the final two seasons of FOX’s AMERICAN IDOL, Borchetta served as in-house mentor and guided contestants throughout the competition as well as signing the winners to record deals.

In a continuing partnership with Canada’s mega-media conglomerate Bell Media, Borchetta will be featured in Season 2 of the original music format, THE LAUNCH, where he will helm the on-screen mentor panel and serve as Executive Producer. The first season of THE LAUNCH delivered a series of consecutive #1 hit songs amassing more than 21 million streams internationally to date. It also garnered an exclusive worldwide distribution deal with Song Pictures Television.

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @scottborchetta
Instagram: @scott.borchetta
Facebook: @scottborchetta

Liz Trinnear
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Liz Trinnear

Liz Trinnear
Host, The Launch

Liz Trinnear lives and breathes all things music and pop culture, which makes her an ideal Host for Season 2 of CTV’s hit original music series, THE LAUNCH. Trinnear will help guide the emerging artists, as well as audiences, through the emotional roller coaster the program chronicles.

Trinnear has built her career on connecting with audiences and her interview subjects. Throughout her nine years at Much and CTV’s ETALK, she has built a reputation for her positive, authentic rapport with artists. Her grounded personality has connected with thousands of fans, helping her earn more than 100,000+ followers on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Hailing from London, Ontario, Trinnear started her career working at Much, which just happened to be her dream gig. To audition, she shot her own episode of CRIBS for production executives, which received the attention of thousands of fans on Facebook and Twitter. And soon enough, the girl voted “most likely to be a MuchMusic VJ” in high school beat out 4,000 other hopefuls, and landed herself a job in music television.

Trinnear quickly became a rising star in Canada’s entertainment scene, co-hosting THE MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS (MMVA) RED CARPET SPECIAL from 2012-2014, hosting the MUCH COUNTDOWN, and TODAY’S TOP 10, among others. Since 2015, Trinnear has co-hosted the MMVAs alongside multi-platinum selling artist Ed Sheeran, international supermodel Gigi Hadid, Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara, and DNCE’s Joe Jonas. She has also covered major events and award shows, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the JUNO Awards for CTV, Toronto Fashion Week, Toronto International Film Festival®, MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS (VMAs), and New York Fashion Week.

In 2015, Trinnear became a Reporter for CTV’s ETALK, Canada’s most-watched entertainment news program. Today, she reports from Hollywood as the program’s L.A. Correspondent. A fashion aficionado and captivating chatterbox, Trinnear has covered high profile events such as the Grammy Awards® and interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, David Beckham, Demi Lovato, Big Sean, Harry Styles, Justin Timberlake, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Aniston, as well as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

One of Trinnear’s most endearing and admirable qualities is her positive outlook on life. Having struggled with a skin condition from a young age, Liz has always felt that it’s what you exude from within that counts the most. Inspired by the lyrics “don’t assume everything on the surface is what you see, cause that classmate just lost her mother and that taxi driver’s got a PHD,” from Amanda Marshall’s song “Everybody’s Got A Story”, Trinnear is content being herself, and radiating her positive attitude and personality both on-screen, and off, while always trying to instill this same motivation in her fans.

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @liztrinnear
Instagram: @liztrinnear
Facebook: @LizTrinnear

Marie-Mai
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Marie-Mai

MARIE-MAI
Mentor, THE LAUNCH

Marie-Mai is the undisputed Queen of pop in Québec. As a talented singer and songwriter, Marie-Mai has dominated the Québec live music scene for more than 15 years. Her sold out concerts have seen more than two million fans and her four platinum albums, 17 #1 hits, 10 Félix Awards (the highest honour in Québec music – including five for Female Artist of the Year), have solidified her status as a force in the music industry.

As a successful songwriter in both French and English, Marie-Mai has won seven awards from SOCAN and was honoured as Songwriter of the Year in 2014. She was also a featured performer at the Closing Ceremonies of the VANCOUVER 2010 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES and took on a coaching role in the Québec version of THE VOICE (LA VOIX) and THE VOICE KIDS (LA VOIX JUNIOR). In 2017, she performed on Parliament Hill during Canada’s 150th Birthday Celebration alongside Bono.

Marie-Mai joins Season 2 of THE LAUNCH as Second Chair and permanent mentor, alongside Scott Borchetta. Her sixth French album, Elle et Moi was released in November 2018, debuting #1 of the French album chart.

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @MarieMaiReal
Facebook: @MarieMaiOfficiel
Instagram: @mariemaireal

Max Kerman
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Max Kerman

Max Kerman
Celebrity Mentor

Fronting the unstoppable rock’n’roll band Arkells, Max Kerman is considered one of the most passionate and dynamic frontmen in the country. The band has racked up four JUNO Awards, four gold certified records and three number one singles to date. Kerman’s keen awareness of politics and socials activism have inspired the lyrics to two of Arkells most popular songs: “People’s Champ” and “Knocking At The Door”; which was dubbed the most played Alt-Rock song of the year. Earlier this year, Arkells travelled to South Korea where they performed for Team Canada at 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, and are a mainstay on the festival circuit, with appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Osheaga to name a few.  Coming off a summer hometown headline show dubbed The Rally in Hamilton, Ont., which attracted 24,000 fans, Arkells are set to release their new studio album, Rally Cry, this fall.

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @Max_Kerman

Sarah McLachlan
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Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan
Celebrity Mentor

Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She has received three Grammy Awards® and twelve JUNO Awards over her career and was recently inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

In addition to her personal artistic efforts, McLachlan founded the Lilith Fair tour, which showcased female musicians and raised over $7 million for local and national charities.  In 2002 McLachlan founded her non-profit organization, the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, which provides top quality music instruction at no cost, in a safe and nurturing environment, for at-risk and underserved children and youth.  From an early age, music provided McLachlan with the tools she needed to navigate the challenges she faced in her life, so she recognizes how important it is for every child to have those same opportunities.

In 2014 McLachlan released her seventh studio album, Shine On, for which she received a JUNO Award for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year. Shine On explores her personal journey over the previous few years of navigating love, loss and change.

McLachlan’s latest release is her 2016 Christmas album Wonderland, for which she received a JUNO Award for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year as well as a Grammy® nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Wonderland contains fresh and inspired interpretations of 13 traditional and contemporary holiday classics.

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @SarahMcLachlan
Facebook: @sarahmclachlan
Instagram: @officialsarahmclachlan

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Ryan Tedder
Celebrity Mentor and Producer

Charismatic front man of the Grammy®-nominated pop-rock group OneRepublic, Tedder is an in-demand hit songwriter, and Grammy® award-winning record producer, behind OneRepublic’s massive global smash hits “Counting Stars” and “Apologize”, and 2007 hit song Bleeding Love, which he co-wrote, that went on to become an international hit for Leona Lewis. Tedder also wrote and co-produced the #1 international hit “Halo” for Beyoncé, as well as “XO” from the singer’s hit visual album BEYONCÉ; the smash “Rumour Has It” for Adele, “Rumour Has It” and “Remedy” by Adele, and more recently, “Fuh You” and “Nothing For Free” on the #1 album by Paul McCartney, Egypt Station.

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @RyanTedder
Instagram: @ryantedder

Jann Arden
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Jann Arden

Jann Arden
Celebrity Mentor

Jann Arden is the celebrated multi-platinum award-winning artist who catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993 with the release of her debut album Time For Mercy featuring the hit single, “I Would Die For You”. A year later with “Living Under June”, she would have her career breakout hit, Insensitive, that would solidify her position in the music world. In November 2017, Arden released the Canadian best-seller Feeding My Mother – Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as My Mom Lives with Memory Loss, a book that shares insights, loss, irony, and yes humour, as mother and daughter face the journey together. Arden has released 14 albums with 19 Top 10 singles; her most recent album These Are the Days was released on March 16, 2018. A proud recipient of a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, she has been inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and has been given the Vantage Women of Originality Award.

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @jannarden
Facebook: @JannArden
Instagram: @jannarden

Bryan Adams
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Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams
Celebrity Mentor and Producer

Known the world over for his signature brand of feel-good rock and roll and big ballads, Bryan Adams is an icon of epic proportions who has been touring the world for nearly four decades.

Adams solo career was launched with the release of his self-titled debut album Bryan Adams in February of 1980 on A&M Records. Adams had already been touring, recording demos and working as a studio musician paying his rent for a few years, but it was when Adams formed a song-writing partnership with drummer Jim Vallance that things started to happen.

The first album was not initially released in the U.S. (although “Hiding from Love” was issued as a single and reached #43 on the dance chart), so Adams assembled a backup band and embarked on his first Canadian tour as a solo act, spending four months playing clubs and colleges.

The tour was to be the foundation for his second album, You Want It, You Got It, which was recorded in two weeks and released in the spring of 1981. The original album title was Bryan Adams Hasn’t Heard Of You Either but that title was rejected by A&M as being too provocative. This second album became Adams’ first ‘official’ release in the U.S.

He toured America for six months, opening for the Kinks and Foreigner and by January of 1982 the album broke into the Billboard charts peaking at #118 in 13 weeks. The single “Lonely Nights” became his first Hot 100 entry at #84 and peaked at #3 on the mainstream rock chart.

His third album, Cuts Like a Knife was released in January of 1983, with the single “Straight from the Heart”, leading the way. It broke his career open, peaking in the Top Ten of the Hot 100 and setting up the LP which followed. The album also reached Top Ten, selling platinum and spawning further Top 40 hits with the title song and “This Time”.

The album’s success was stimulated by Adams’ extensive touring in support of it, which began in Canada and continued into the U.S., where he opened for Journey. From there he toured Europe followed by dates in Japan and then back to Canada.

Adams’ fourth album Reckless was released on his 25th birthday, November 5, 1984, and was preceded by the single “Run to You”, which reached the Top Ten. It was followed by no less than five Top 20 singles drawn from the album: “Somebody”, “Heaven” (which hit number one), “Summer of ’69” (Top Ten), “One Night Love Affair”, and a duet with Tina Turner, “It’s Only Love”.

Reckless reached #1 in the U.S. selling five million copies in America and a reported three million more in the rest of the world. Adams also earned his first two Grammy® nominations, Best Male Rock Performance for the album as a whole, and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group for “It’s Only Love”. As per usual, Adams toured extensively in support of it. His “World Wide in ’85” tour began in December of 1984 finally wrapping in November 1985. One of the highlights that year included being the first artist to open the American side of the Live Aid concert from Philadelphia on July 13.

Into the Fire, followed in March of 1987, prefaced by the single “Heat of the Night,” which became Adams’ fifth Top Ten hit in the U.S. The album reached the Top Ten in the U.S. and sold a million copies, with another million sold overseas. It also spawned the Top 40 hits “Hearts on Fire” and “Victim of Love”. Adams’ worldwide tour in support of the album went on for more than a year. One of the final shows, in Werchter, Belgium, was filmed for a television special, Bryan Adams: Live In Belgium, broadcast in Canada the following year.

Live! Live! Live! a concert album drawn from the 1988 Belgium show, was initially released only in Japan but later garnered a wider audience. In a departure from earlier years, Adams did not tour extensively but opted to spend his time in England with writer/producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, preparing for his next album.

In June of 1991, Adams went back on the road in Europe co-headlining with ZZ Top. This coincided with the release of the single “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” which topped the U.S. charts for seven weeks – the longest any song had remained at #1 in eight years. Its international success was even greater; spending 16 weeks at #1 in the U.K., making it the longest-running chart-topper in the history of the British charts.

Waking Up the Neighbours was released in September of 1991, and Adams once again hit the road – this time until July of 1993. The album featured two Top Ten hits “Can’t Stop This Thing We Started” and of course, “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”. Before it finished running its course there would be three more Top 40 hits, “There Will Never Be Another Tonight”, “Do I Have to Say the Words?” and “Thought I’d Died and Gone to Heaven”. Waking Up the Neighbours sold four million copies in the U.S. and another six million in the rest of the world. It also earned Adams a Grammy® nomination and an award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television. That song also provided his first Academy Award® nomination.

Adams began to look forward to his next studio album, but in the interim released a hits compilation, So Far So Good, in November 1993 featuring the single “Please Forgive Me,” a new Adams/Lange track. The song would also find its way into the Top Ten. Then came the Adams’ theme song for the movie The Three Musketeers, “All for Love”, recorded with Rod Stewart and Sting, which hit #1 in the U.S. in January of 1994. That same month, Adams embarked on an ambitious tour of the Far East, including countries like Vietnam that were rarely visited by Western pop artists.

Throughout the better part of 1994, Bryan kept a low profile with the exception of a song called “Rock Steady” written for Bonnie Raitt’s live album Road Tested. He performed the song as a duet with her, and the two soon shared a chart single.

At the beginning of 1996 Adams released a new album 18 ‘Til I Die. The album featured the flamenco-tinged “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” from the Johnny Depp/Marlon Brando film Don Juan DeMarco. Adams was rewarded with yet another #1 hit, as well as a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and his second OSCAR® nomination for Best Song.

An 18-month world tour followed and the album soon went platinum in the U.S. The singles “Lets Make A Night To Remember” charted briefly in the Top 40 and the provocatively titled “The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You” proved to do well outside of the US, but didn’t dent the US charts, perhaps due to the fact that his record company (A&M) transferred his contract in the middle of the release to independent rap label, Interscope Records.

Adams filmed an appearance for MTV’s popular UNPLUGGED series in the fall of 1997, and it was released as an album in December. It was a modest success, and served as a stopgap until the appearance of his next studio album, On a Day Like Today, which was released in October 1998. Overseas, the disc featuring the Melanie C duet “When You’re Gone”, reached the UK #3 spot in December of 1998 and spent 10 weeks in the Top 10. This was followed by the Top 10 dance re-mix of “Cloud Number Nine”. The album also hit #3 in Canada.

In November 1999, Adams issued a second hits compilation, The Best of Me, but the American branch of A&M/Interscope declined to release it. The title track “The Best Of Me” charted all over Europe and in Canada.

Adams returned in the spring of 2002 collaborating with Hans Zimmer on his first full- length song score for a film, the animated DreamWorks feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. The soundtrack made it into the Top 40 and Adams and Zimmer earned a GOLDEN GLOBE® nomination for their collaboration.

In September of 2004, Room Service was released in Canada and Europe where it debuted at #1 on the Billboard European Top 100 albums Chart. This was shortly followed by its release in the US in the spring of 2005.

In the fall of 2005 Bryan Adams celebrated his 25th anniversary as a recording artist with his first two-CD collection Anthology, the biggest retrospective of his multi- platinum career. The 36 selection Anthology spanned Adams’ entire career from 1980 through to 2005 offering the very best of one of the most popular rock singer- songwriters to ever don jeans and a t-shirt.

In 2006 Bryan became the first western artist to perform in Pakistan. The concert in Karachi was in aid of helping to rebuild schools in that country devastated by an earthquake the year previous.

In May of 2007 Bryan was inducted into Wembley’s Square of Fame. The ceremony coincided with his 25th show at Wembley and the anniversary of his first performance at the Stadium, when he headlined The Prince’s Trust Charity Concert in the summer of 1987.

In 2006 Bryan had two songs featured in major movie releases. “Never Let Go” was in The Guardian starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher and “Never Gonna Break My Faith” was co-written for the film Bobby. The song was performed by Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige, and earned Adams a GOLDEN GLOBE® nomination in 2007.

11 was released in Canada and throughout the world in 2007, followed by a U.S. release in the spring of 2008. It debuted atop three international charts, including Canada, India and Switzerland and was Top 10 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, the UK and Holland. The appropriately titled disc, produced by Adams, was his 11th album of all-original music and featured 11 songs. In September of 2008, Bryan performed in Tbilisi, Georgia – a concert billed as Peace, Freedom and Democracy for Georgia. It took place 40 days after the conflict of George that resulted in loss of life and was seen as a symbolic gesture of peace.

In 2009 Bryan would be honoured with his picture appearing on a postage stamp as part of the Canadian Recording Artist Series. That same year, he also wrote, produced and performed “You’ve Been A Friend To Me” for the Disney movie, Old Dogs.

In 2010, Vancouver would host the Winter Olympics and Adams, along with Nelly Furtado would perform “Bang The Drum” (co-written with Jim Vallance) at the opening ceremonies held at BC Place Stadium. Adams also released “One World, One Flame” during that same time period. It was used as a theme song for the German TV Station ARD, for their Olympic coverage.

That same year would see Bryan receive the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his charitable concerts and campaigns over the course of his career, as well as the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for his lifetime contribution to the arts in Canada.

In November of 2010, Bare Bones was released, an acoustic album recorded live in various locations on his Bare Bones tour earlier in the year. February of the next year would take him to Kathmandu, Nepal, where he would become the first-ever international artist, to perform in Nepal.

In 2011 Bryan Adams received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

In 2016, the acclaimed singer/songwriter was on tour for this 13th album Get Up, and in less than a month after release, Get Up reached the Top 10 in nine countries. The album’s success came shortly after celebrating the 30th anniversary of Adams’ iconic album, Reckless.

On November 3, 2017, the acclaimed singer/songwriter released his best-of album, Ultimate, via UME/Polydor Records, a collection of his much celebrated career, containing hits such as “Cuts Like A Knife” and “Run To You” , “When You’re Gone” with Melanie C and of course, “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”.

The album also features two brand new songs, “Ultimate Love” and “Please Stay”

Bryan Adams’ music has achieved #1 status in over 40 countries. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada, has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame and the recipient of numerous JUNO Awards, three Academy Award® and five Golden Globe® nominations, a Grammy® Award, American Music Awards and ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards. Adams is currently working on the upcoming Musical, Pretty Woman.

Adams continues to tour somewhere in the world 10 days every month intertwining stadium concerts with special, intimate solo acoustic dates. His live concerts have established him as one of the world’s best rock singers of our time.

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @bryanadams
Facebook: @bryanadamsofficial
Instagram: @bryanadams

Jon Levine
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Jon Levine

Jon Levine
Producer

Jon Levine is the producer of Rachel Platten’s album Wildfire including hit singles “Fight Song” and “Stand By You” which sold over 4 million combined copies. Jon co-wrote and produced Dua Lipa’s “Blow Your Mind (Mwah!),” her first worldwide single that has synced extensively and is featured in the new Revlon campaign. Jon produced Andy Grammer’s album Magazines and Novels, as well as singles for Serena Ryder, Kat Dahlia, Bebe Rexha. He has album cuts on Little Mix, Drake, Charlotte OC, Lea Michele, and Selena Gomez. His core collaborators are Scott Harris, Priscilla Renea, and Lauren Christy. He has written with J-Kash, Sean Douglas, Ali Tamposi, Bonnie McKee, John Ryan, Brian Lee, and MoZella. Jon is currently producing Rachel Platten, Avril Lavigne, Ben Platt, Alessia Cara, The Struts, LP, Nicole Scherzinger and Lindsey Stirling.

Shaun Frank
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Shaun Frank

Shaun Frank
Producer

Canadian DJ/Producer and Songwriter Shaun Frank has mastered the art of collaboration. In the last few years, he’s released tunes with Steve Aoki, Oliver Heldens, DVBBS, KSHMR, DigitalFarmAnimals, and Dragonette all the while putting out massive hit remixes for The Chainsmokers, Duke Dumont, and Louis The Child. Frank’s knack for teamwork recently earned him a credit on a #1 worldwide hit: he helped The Chainsmokers’ Andrew Taggart write and compose “Closer” in the back of a tour bus, which has gone on to be listed as Billboards 13th biggest hit of all time, accumulating billions of streams and millions of singles sold globally.

On the touring side, Shaun has been stacking up air-miles with over 150 tour dates in North America alone in 2018. This includes multiple headlining tours which saw him playing to thousands in prominent venues in Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto, and making festival appearances at Tomorrowland, Tomorrowworld, EDC Las Vegas, Electric Zoo New York, Firefly Music festival, Paradiso, Moonrise, Something Wicked, BOO, and many more around the world. Shaun has also been making waves internationally extensively touring Asia, India, and Europe.

While “Closer” was breaking records on the charts and received a Grammy® nomination, Shaun released a string of solo efforts to great success. “Let You Get Away”, which garnered him huge success in his native country of Canada remained in the top 20 at Top 40 radio for over three months, received over 15 million streams online (8 million on Spotify alone), and earned him his first JUNO Nomination for Best Dance Recording of the Year.

Shaun’s latest accolades have been signing with the renowned global publishing company, Warner/Chappell Music, and signing a record deal with ULTRA/Sony Records. His singles on Ultra titled “No Future”, “Upsidedown”, and “Addicted” have accumulated over 50 million streams. Shaun’s latest collaborative anthem alongside Digital Farm Animals, and Dragonette “tokyo nights” is spreading through the Spotify and Apple Music playlists like wild fire with 15 million streams and another top 20 single at Top 40 radio in Shaun’s native country of Canada. Shaun’s latest release “Bon Appetit” has already garnered support from DJ’s across the globe including Tiesto, Don Diablo, The Chainsmokers, and Oliver Heldens and received a coveted spot on Spotify’s NMF USA. With an onslaught of releases scheduled for the remainder of 2018, expect Shaun’s music to be heard on radio stations and festival stages across the globe this year.

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @shaun_frank
Facebook: @shaunfrank
Instagram: @shaunfrank

Alex Hope
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Alex Hope

Alex Hope
Producer

Alex Hope is an Australian writer and producer who is now based in Los Angeles, signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing.  Alex is known for her contribution to Troye Sivan’s album Blue Neighbourhood, including singles “Wild” (feat. Alessia Cara), “Heaven”, and “YOUTH” which won Song of the Year at the 2016 ARIA’s. In addition to her contributed works with Troye Sivan, Alex is also known for her production and collaborations with Tove Lo, Jack Antonoff, Wrabel, Broods, Gnash, and Seeb’s “Drink About”. In 2017, she became an APRA Ambassador and was coined a Spotify ‘Secret Genius’ as the ambassador for Australia.

Alex co-wrote “Borrow My Heart” for X-Factor runner up Taylor Henderson, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2014 ARIA Awards and Pop Work of the Year at the 2015 APRA Awards.

She also co-wrote his following platinum selling single “When You Were Mine” and contributed another six songs to Henderson’s ARIA #1 album, as well as producing the title track “Burnt Letters”.

Alex co-wrote “Only Lonely”, “Patchwork Heart”, “Don’t Look Back” and “Lose Myself” for Tina Arena’s ARIA nominated album Reset.

In 2015, she co-wrote and produced Nirvana, the first single from Tuka’s (Thundamentals) album Life Death Time Eternal, as well as “My Star” and “Right By You”.

She co-wrote “Fun” on Troye Sivan’s debut EP. TRXYE debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200, after reaching #1 on iTunes in the U.S., as well as 58 other countries.  Alex went on to co-write and produce the title track “Wild” from Troye Sivan’s second EP, as well as co-writing “Fools” and “DKLA feat. Tkay Maidza”.

“Wild Ft Alessia Cara” was re-released June 2016 and achieved Gold sales in the U.S. and Platinum sales in Australia.

On Troye’s debut album Blue Neighbourhood, Alex co-wrote and produced “Cool”, “Too Good” and “Blue”, which she also features on, as well as co-writing “Youth” and “Heaven feat. Betty Who”.

In 2016, Alex co-wrote and produced “11 Blocks” for U.S. artist Wrabel. The song and Wrabel were featured via U.S. iHeartRadio’s On the Verge artist in September 2016.

Alex co-wrote and produced “Hold the Line” and “Recovery” with Broods for their second album Conscious; she also produced the Broods and Tove Lo duet “Freak of Nature”. Conscious, debut at #1 on the New Zealand Charts.

Alex won Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year at the 2016 APRA Awards.

Alex was also nominated for the 2016 ARIA Producer and Engineer of the Year for her work on the Troye Sivan album Blue Neighborhood. She also won the 2016 ARIA Award for Song of the Year for Troye Sivan’s single “Youth”.

In July 2017, Alex alongside Ricky Reed, Boi1da, Justin Tranter, Noonie Bao, and Savan Kotecha was named as one of the Spotify “Secret Genius” to Celebrate Songwriters. This is a global initiative that will highlight the contribution songwriters and producers make to the music industry and artist careers.

Alex recently co-wrote and produced “Hey You Got Drugs?” for Tove Lo’s December 2017 album Blue Lips. Her co-write “Strawberries & Cigarettes” with Troye Sivan and Jack Antonoff has been included in the Love, Simon soundtrack.

During the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Alex was highlighted in partnership with Uber for her contribution to the music community as a female producer and songwriter.

In 2018, Alex Hope had releases with Troye Sivan (“Lucky Strike”), Alec Benjamin (“If We Have Each Other”), Seeb (“Drink About”), Missy Higgins (“Red Moon”, “Hallucinate”), Years & Years (“Howl”), Fletcher (“I Believe You”), and upcoming releases with Mikky Ekko, Kasey Musgraves, Daya, Sasha Sloan, and Carly Rae Jepson.

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @alexhopemusic
Instagram: @alexhopemusic

Nile Rodgers
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Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers
Producer

Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multiple Grammy® award winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. As the co-founder of CHIC and the newly elected Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Nile pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like “Le Freak,” (the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records) and sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times”. Nile Rodgers transcends all styles of music across every generation with a body of work that’s garnered him inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2017) and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2016). Most recently, he was appointed as the first ever Chief Creative Advisor for the legendary Abbey Road Studios to cap off a year that has included “festival best” performances at both Glastonbury and Coachella that resulted in the BBC nominating the band for the BBC Music Awards as “Best Live Performance Of 2017” and the LA Times stating “Nile Rodgers influence stretches all over Coachella, beaming the sound of a better future”. His work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross, and Madonna have sold over 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Sigala, Disclosure, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. Nile Rodgers and CHIC recently released their first new studio album in over 26 years to critical acclaim and a Top 10 position in the UK album charts. Nile Rodgers and CHIC will also join Cher on her Here We Go Again Tour, kicking off January 2019.

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @nilerodgers
Facebook: @NileRodgersOfficial
Instagram: @nilerodgers

Bebe Rexha
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Bebe Rexha

Bebe Rexha
Celebrity Mentor

Singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha has accumulated more than 11 million overall single sales, 3.35 billion total global streams, and a radio audience of more than 10 billion. Her latest single, “Meant To Be” with Florida Georgia Line, is currently topping the charts at #1 on Billboard Hot Country and has amassed over 949 million global streams to date. Bebe Rexha, whom Billboard calls “one of the most daring artists of 2017,” burst onto the scene in 2013 when she penned the song “Monster,” which became a worldwide hit for Eminem and Rihanna and went RIAA quadruple-Platinum stateside. Since then, Bebe Rexha co-wrote and carried the instantly recognizable hook for the double-platinum “Hey Mama,” by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, and Afrojack, which has over 1 billion YouTube™/VEVO views and was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song. She also hit #1 both on the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with her Platinum-selling smash single, “Me, Myself & I” with G-Eazy. Her last single, “I Got You” has more than 335 million YouTube™/VEVO views, “No Broken Hearts,” featuring Nicki Minaj, has more than 236 million YouTube™/VEVO views; and she is featured on Martin Garrix’s single, “In The Name of Love,” which has amassed more than 304 million YouTube™/VEVO views. Bebe Rexha released her second EP, “All Your Fault: Part 1,” and the follow-up, “All Your Fault: Part 2,” last year to rave reviews.

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @BebeRexha
Facebook: @beberexha
Instagram: @beberexha

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