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.

His company engineered the use of "Rock Music" for radio and television commercials and he collaborated with stars such as Melissa Manchester, Pat B Ashford, and Simpson and Luther Vandross.

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

Ron has produced music for the world through a digital-first, next-generation record label, focused on delivering more value to artists by building on the digital download medium.

  • Barry Manilow
  • Cher
  • Joan Jett
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Ray Charles
  • Melissa Manchester
  • Pat Benatar
  • Ashford and Simpson
  • Luther Vandross

DESMOND CHILD

TUNEGO MUSIC PRODUCER

Desmond Child is an American musician, songwriter and producer. He is a member of the Songwriters 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
  • Alice Cooper

PETER ASHER

TUNEGO MUSIC PRODUCER

Peter Asher is a British guitarist, singer, manager, and Grammy award-winning record producer. Best known as one half of '60s hit makers Peter & Gordon, Peter Asher later enjoyed great success as a manager and record 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
  • Edie Brickell

MICHAEL LLOYD

TUNEGO MUSIC PRODUCER

By the age of 20, Michael Lloyd was Vice President of A&R for MGM Records, and has been producing hit records and soundtracks for more than 45 years. With over 100 gold and platinum records, he has worked Barry Manilow, Lou Raw, Shaun Cassidy, The Monkees, The Osmonds, Stryper, Sammy Davis, Jr., The Righteous Brothers, Debby Boone, Belinda Carlisle, Air Supply, and Frank Sinatra. He was the Music Supervisor for the film Dirty Dancing and produced the Dirty Dancing soundtrack album. Additionally, he has done the scoring, music supervision, songwriting, song placement, and music production for 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.

  • Barry Manilow
  • Lou Rawls
  • Shaun Cassidy
  • The Monkees
  • The Osmonds
  • Stryper
  • Sammy Davis, Jr
  • The Righteous Brothers
  • Debby Boone
  • Belinda Carlisle
  • Air Supply
  • Frank Sinatra

LAMONT DOZIER

TUNEGO MUSIC PRODUCER

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

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 top hits. He worked with Berry Gordy and the MOTOWN machine producing their artists, as well as Simply Red, Boy George, and Eric Clapton. He collaborated with Phil Collins on a major motion picture soundtrack by writing and producing the 11 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, and Three 6 Mafia to soul icons Mary J. Blige, Nes, Usher, and alternative rockers Linkin Park.

Lamont is an inductee to both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He 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.

  • Simply Red
  • By George
  • Eric Clapton
  • Phill Collins
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Lil Wayne
  • The Alchemist
  • Common Lupe Fiasco
  • Three 6 Mafia
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Nas
  • Usher
  • Linkin Park
  • Kenya West
  • Joss Stone
  • Eurythmics' Phil
  • Dave Stewart
  • Black-Eyed Peas
  • Solange Knowles
  • Dr. Dre

KEVIN CHURKO

TUNEGO MUSIC PRODUCER

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

As one of the most pAminent 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 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.

  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Shania Tawin
  • Ringo Starr
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Hinder
  • In This Moment
  • Britney Spears
  • In This Moment
  • Britney Spears

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 el 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, 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.

A addition s 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 el 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, Boy. II Men, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Notorious B.1.0., 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.

  • Madonna
  • Michael Jackson
  • Whitney Houston
  • Santana
  • Sting
  • Shakira
  • Barbara Streisand
  • Paul McCartney
  • Marc Anthony
  • Billy Joel
  • Beyonce
  • Celine Dion
  • Mariah Carey
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Boys II Men
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Jill Scott
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • Nas
  • LL Cool J
  • Black-Eyed Peas

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, He, 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 8, the Four Seasons, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Sarah Brightman, Joan Armatrading, Randy Meisner, Orleans, Eric Burdon, Marvin Gaye, Queensryche, Seals 8, Croft, Jennifer Warnes, Mama's 13, Papa's and Eric Carrnan.

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.

  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Kim Carnes
  • James Taylor
  • Dolly Parton
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Santana
  • Eric Carman
  • Frankie Vellie & the
    Four Seasons
  • Jackson Browne
  • Elton John
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Sarah Brightman
  • Neil Diamond
  • Joan Armatrading
  • Randy Meisner
  • Orleans
  • Eric Burdon
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Queensryche
  • Seals & Croft
  • Jennifer Warnes
  • Mama's & Papa's
  • Orleans
  • Eric Burdon
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Queensryche
  • Seals & Croft
  • Jennifer Warnes
  • Mama's & Papa's

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 As 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 Tech, lOcc, 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.

  • Prince
  • Dire Straits
  • Rickie Lee Jones
  • Christopher Cross
  • Donald Fagens
  • Laura Nyro
  • Joe Cocker
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Diana Ross
  • Peter Tosh
  • 10cc
  • Digital Underground
  • Rosie Vela
  • Eye To Eye

AL KASHA

TUNEGO MUSIC PRODUCER

Al Kasha is an award winning composer, songwriter and arranger. Al Kasha won two Oscars for Best Song, "The Morning After" from The Poseidon Adventure and "We May Never Love Like This Again" from The Towering Inferno. He also received two more Academy Award Nominations for his work with Walt Disney, live action animated classic Pete, Dragon.

Al Kasha has worked side by side with legendary artists such as Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Berry Mann, Jerry Leiber, Aretha Franklin ("Operation Heartbreak" and "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody"), Neil Diamond, Donna Summer (,'m a Fire, and many more. Kasha is most noted for his years of collaboration with songwriter Joel Hirschborn. The two wrote and collaborated on many nominated and award winning songs for many music groups, movies, and musicals.

  • Poseidon Adventure
  • The Towering Inferno
  • Pete’s Dragon
  • Carole King
  • Berry Mann
  • Jerry Leiber
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Donna Summer
  • Neil Diamond
  • Neil Sedaka