Ron Dante

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF TALENT ACQUISITION

Ron Dante is a highly successful music producer with a keen eye for developing talent and has a room full of Platinum Records, as well as Grammy, Clio and Tony Awards.

Ron has produced platinum selling records for established artists like Barry Manilow, Cher, Joan Jett, Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles and other major recording artists, as well as many new artists. Ron produced music that has sold more than $650 million in retail sales.

Ron Dante's company engineered the use of "Rock Music” for radio and television commercials and he collaborated with stars such as Melissa Manchester, Pat Benatar, Ashford and Simpson and Luther Vandross.

Ron Dante took his ability of creating business opportunities for music content to Broadway where he produced "Ain't Misbehavin", which earned him a Tony Award for best musical.

Ron has produced music for the world's first digital, next generation record label focused on delivering more value to artists by building upon the digital download format.


Desmond Child

TUNEGO MUSIC PRODUCER

Desmond Child is an American musician, songwriter and producer. He is a member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. For nearly three decades, songwriter/producer Desmond Child has reigned as one of music's most successful creative forces. His list of accolades includes Grammy awards, 70 Top 40 singles, and songs that have sold over 300 million albums worldwide. His collaborations include:

Bon Jovi, Bonnie Tyler, Selena, Christina Aguilera, Meatloaf, Alannah Myles, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin, KISS, Kelly Clarkson, Dream Theater, Cher, Josh Stone, Rosie Johnson, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Shakira and Alice Cooper.


Peter Asher

TUNEGO MUSIC PRODUCER

Peter Asher is a British guitarist, singer, manager and Grammy award winning record producer. He first came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the pop music vocal duo Peter and Gordon, before going on to a successful career as a manager and record producer. Best known as one half of '60s hit makers Peter & Gordon, Peter Asher later enjoyed great success as a producer. Peter discovered, managed and produced Linda Ronstadt and was a guiding light in her successful career. Asher's connection to the Fab Four was a crucial one, as he and Waller were often given unrecorded Lennon-McCartney songs to perform, most notably their first and biggest hit, 1964's decidedly Beatlesque "World Without Love." Some of his collaborations include:

Linda Ronstadt, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, Randy Newman, Kenny Loggins, Boyzone, Diana Ross, Anna Vissi, Amanda Marshall, Aselin Debison, John Steward, Wilson Phillips, 10,000 Maniacs, Jane Monheit, Morrissey, Tina Arena, Raul Malo, Carole King, James Taylor, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.


Michael Lloyd

TUNEGO MUSIC PRODUCER

Michael Lloyd was Vice President of A&R for MGM Records by the age of 20, and for more than 45 years has been producing hit records and soundtracks, earning more than 100 gold and platinum records along the way. Some of the artists he’s worked with include, Barry Manilow, Lou Rawls, Shaun Cassidy, The Monkees, The Osmonds, Stryper, Sammy Davis, Jr, The Righteous Brothers, Debby Boone, Belinda Carlisle, Air Supply, and Frank Sinatra, just to name a few. He was the Music Supervisor for the film Dirty Dancing and produced the Dirty Dancing soundtrack album. Additionally, he’s done the scoring, music supervision, songwriting, song placement, and/or music producing for well over 125 motion pictures, 24 TV movies, 13 TV specials, and 37 television series. His chart records span six decades, from the ’60s to the present.


Lamont Dozier

TUNEGO MUSIC PRODUCER

Lamont Dozier is the #1 songwriter in America. And for every #1 song that Lamont has written, Lamont has also produced it.

The internationally acclaimed, Grammy-award winning music master has spent time as a recording artist in his own right, as well as a solo and collaborative songwriter and top producer. He has indelibly impacted pop music forever.

Lamont is Broadcast Music (BMI) most honored songwriter with over fifty-four #1 hits. He worked with Berry Gordy and the MOTOWN machine producing their artists, and worked with Simply Red, Boy George and Eric Clapton. He collaborated with Phil Collins on a major motion picture soundtrack by writing and producing the #1 hit single "Two Hearts” which earned him a Grammy, a Brit Award, a Golden Globe, Britain's distinguished Ivor Novello honor and an Oscar nomination.

Lamont's songs have been sampled and recorded by today's biggest stars including; Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Lil Wayne, Dr. Dre, The Alchemist, Common Lupe Fiasco, Three 6 Mafia to soul icons Mary J. Blige, Nas, Usher and alternative rockers Linkin Park.

Lamont is an inductee to both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame is currently serving in his second term as Trustee for NARAS, the organization known for the Grammy Awards.

Lamont Dozier continues to work with the best of the latest generation of artists, including Kanye West, Joss Stone, Eurythmics', Dave Stewart, members of the Black-Eyed Peas, Solange Knowles and popular Grammy Award winning producer, Mark Ronson.


Kevin Churko

TUNEGO MUSIC PRODUCER

Kevin is a Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter that has worked with some of the world's biggest names including Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Ringo Starr, Five Finger Death Punch, Hinder, In This Moment, Britney Spears and many more.

As one of the most prominent and successful creative execs in the music business, Kevin has been nominated for five Juno Awards (the GRAMMY of Canada) and has won three times. He was nominated for "Producer of the year in 2010”. Kevin is also a two-time Grammy nominee for his work with Ozzy Osbourne.

Kevin also produced and co-wrote the song "I Don't Wanna Stop” by Ozzy Osbourne, which was nominated for "Best Hard Rock Performance” at the 2008 Grammy Awards. For three years Kevin collaborated with Mutt Lange, one of the most successful producers in rock history. He has produced albums for artists such as Lady Gaga, AC/DC, Nickelback, Def Leppard, Outlaws, Foreigner, The Cars, Bryan Adams, Billy Ocean, Savoy Brown, The Corrs and Maroon 5.


James "Jae-E" Earley

TUNEGO MUSIC PRODUCER

James Earley is a Grammy nominated musician, songwriter, arranger and Platinum music producer. His early exposure with Hip Hop, R&B, Funk and Pop artists gave James and enviable platform for recognizing great talent. James worked with Jimmy Iovine, Chairman at Interscope records and produced motion picture soundtracks.

His music collaborations include:

SLASH, Rage Against the Machine, Cheap Trick, Marky Mark (Mark Wahlberg), E-40, En Vogue, Khayree, David Bowie, and M.C. Hammer for whom James produced the biggest selling Rap album of all time.


John 'Jellybean' Benitez

TUNEGO MUSIC PRODUCER

John "Jellybean" Benitez: music producer, composer, performer, film producer, executive and mogul. A one-man conglomerate who has utilized his inimitable talent to assemble his own multimedia empire and whose career is a tale of remarkable innovation, adaptability, durability and achievement.

Benitez has produced and/or remixed over one hundred "Top 10" hits and more than thirty-five #1 records, and has compiled an unrivaled discography of platinum and multi-platinum smashes. A glance at the credits listed under Jellybean Productions (launched in 1983) reveals a veritable "Who's Who" of diverse musical talent that includes music legends such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Santana, Sting, Shakira, Barbra Streisand, Paul McCartney, Marc Anthony and Billy Joel.

In addition to his incredible success as a producer, Benitez also earned acclaim as a performer with his debut album Wotupski?! (EMI, 1984), which generated two number one dance hits, "The Mexican" and "Sidewalk Talk" (which also broke the top 10 of the Billboard 100 charts). Additional personal efforts included Spillin' The Beans on Atlantic (1991) and the platinum selling 1987 release, Just Visiting The Planet, on Chrysalis, that featured 4 singles in the Billboard 100 and the #1 Dance Single "Who Found Who" .

His music publishing company, Jellybean Music Group, was founded in 1984, and the catalog boasts a large number of mega-selling hits from artists such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, LL Cool J, Black Eyed Peas, as well as the multi-platinum soundtracks to top-grossing films like Men In Black and Space Jam. Over the years, JB Music Publishing has over 200 Top 100 Hits and 4 Grammys, and continues to grow each year.


Val Garay

TUNEGO MUSIC PRODUCER

Val Garay, a legendary Producer/Engineer with a career spanning almost 4 decades when he started as a young singer/songwriter in the early 60's He's garnered over 100 Gold & Platinum records, 9 Grammy Nominations and an Emmy Nomination and won as a Producer/Engineer for "The Record of The Year" with total record sales over 125,000,000 worldwide.

Val Garay has worked with dozens of music legends, including Linda Ronstadt, Kim Carnes, James Taylor, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Santana, Neil Diamond, Jackson Browne, Frankie Vallie & the Four Seasons, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Sarah Brightman, Joan Armatrading, Randy Meisner, Orleans, Eric Burdon, Marvin Gaye, Queensryche, Seals & Croft, Jennifer Warnes, Mama's & Papa's and Eric Carman.

Today, Val Garay is busy working up-and-coming new artists, producing/engineering scores for motion picture and television projects, and constantly searching for creative ways to take his sound to the next level.


Gary Katz

TUNEGO MUSIC PRODUCER

As well as discovering and helping to launch the careers of many of the music businesses superstars, Gary discovered and produced the 8 original Steely Dan records with all but one being nominated for the Grammy for Best Album of the Year. Gary was a Vice-President of A&R at ABC-Dunhill Records where he was also instrumental in the signing of such artists as Jimmy Buffet, Chaka Khan (Rufus), and Jim Croce, as well as handling all the production work with Steely Dan and others.

At Warner Brothers Records Gary joined a legendary A&R staff that is still regarded as THE premier A&R staff , where he was hands-on responsible for the signing of Prince, Dire Straits, Rickie Lee Jones, Christopher Cross, and producing among other albums, Donald Fagens Grammy-nominated solo album "The Nightfly".

Gary has produced records with some of the great artists during this period, including, seminal songwriter Laura Nyro, Joe Cocker, Tupac Shakur, Diana Ross, Peter Tosh, 10cc, Digital Underground, Rosie Vela and Eye To Eye. Gary is a veteran of over 30 years experience and headed up Jake Records (Universal) as well as consulting all the major labels.