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Lindy Robbins

Lindy Robbins is a multi-platinum selling songwriter from Los Angeles, whose hits include Jason Derulo's #1 single "Want to Want Me", David Guetta's #1 single "Dangerous" feat Sam Martin", MKTO's "Classic", Demi Lovato's "Skyscraper", Hot Chelle Rae's #1 single "Tonight, Tonight" and Jason Derulo's hit single "It Girl", as well as songs recorded by One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer and Leona Lewis (feat OneRepublic).

Mickey-Shiloh

Mickey-Shiloh was signed as an artist and songwriter to Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins from 2009 until 2011 and has written songs for artists such as Janet Jackson, Pitbull, Britney Spears, and Jennifer Lopez.

Michael Jay

Michael Jay is a multi-platinum selling record producer and songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Eminem, Kylie Minogue, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Mandy Moore and many more A-list artists.

Jud Friedman

6-Time Oscar Nominated, Grammy and Golden Globe Nominated Hit Songwriter. Jud Friedman has had hits and nominations with amazing artists such as Barbra Streisand, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Leann Rimes, Chaka Khan, Kristine W., Oleta Adams, Gladys Knight and Dave Koz.

Allan Rich

Allan Rich has multiple Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy nominations. His songs have sold over 65 Million copies worldwide. He has written for a roster that includes Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Luther Vandross, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Oleta Adams, Barry Manilow, Peabo Bryson, Toni Braxton, Charice, and many others.

Michele Vice-Maslin

Michèle Vice-Maslin is an Emmy Winning, #1 hit music producer/Music Arranger/ Songwriter, Music Publisher who composes (both music & lyrics) and produces- arrangers for artists/ films/television / ads/ promos/ games, etc. She has had numerous hit songs and cuts all over the world as well as over 5000 music placements. Her music can be heard on radio & television every day - 7 days a week/365 a year!

Wendy Waldman

Grammy Award winning artist Wendy Waldman's songs have been recorded by more than 70 artists. Among her biggest records are "Save The Best For Last" and "The Sweetest Days" by Vanessa Williams; "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Home Again In My Heart" by The Dirt Band; "Baby What About You" by Crystal Gayle; "I Owe You One" by Aaron Neville; "Heartbeat" by Don Johnson, and "I'm Gone" by Alison Krauss. Most recently, "Fishin in the Dark," released by Garth Brooks.

Marsha Malamet

Marsha Malamet is a Grammy nominated songwriter, whose songs have been recorded by artists, including Barbra Streisand, Faith Hill, Luther Vandross, Jessica Simpson, Meatloaf, Diana Ross, Hugh Jackman, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Barbara Cook, Judy Collins, and Sheena Easton and many others. Marsha’s top ten international hit single, I Am Blessed, sung by the UK’s pop group, Eternal, moved the Pope to invite them to perform the song at the Vatican.

Harold Payne

Harold Payne is a multi-platinum and Posi award winning songwriter whose soulful uplifting songs and husky heartfelt vocals have graced stages around the world. He has written songs for such diverse artists as Rod Stewart, Patti Labelle, the Temptations, and long time collaborator, Bobby Womack The album won the prestigious “Q” award in the UK for “Best Album of the Year”—literally from Peter Paul and Mary to Snoop Dogg. His most recent charted music was Daylight by Kelly Rowland.

Rob Seals

Rob Seals is a songwriter, producer, and educator based in Los Angeles, CA. Songs he has written, played on, or produced have appeared in indie & feature films and on TV shows like 'Pretty Little Liars', 'Ghost Whisperer', 'Brothers & Sisters', and, alas, The Kardashians. He is the Founder of The Songwriting School of Los Angeles.

David Cat Cohen

David Cat Cohen is a songwriter with pop, R&B, jazz and blues songs cut by recording artists Cheryl Lynn, Syreeta, Freddie Hubbard, Bo Diddley. He's had his work featured in the HBO movie The Rat Pack and the Universal feature film Undercover Brother. Cat teaches songwriting, artist development and has taught at UCLA Extension, Musicians’ Institute & Cal Poly Pomona. He’s has also been a speaker and industry panel participant for major songwriting organizations.

Daniel Capellaro

Daniel has written for Tonic, Lifehouse, Maxwell, Pink, Pitbull, Chris Brown, Boyz II Men, and writes and performs with his own band “Heritage” which is a blend of Soul/Rock/Folk and Country.

Connor Pledger

Suzan Koc

#1 Hit Songwriter Shelly Peiken