CLIENTS & PROJECTS
MBC is a full service video production company providing
comprehensive "script-to-screen" production services. Specializing in the healthcare industry, MBC is best known for its award-winning television series HealthBreak® which airs across the U.S. MBC produces medical news programs, training/CME videos, recruitment videos, television spots, web video content, corporate video for internal and external communications, and documentaries.
Jasin Todd is a professional musician best known for his lead guitar work and as a founding member of the multi-platinum, Grammy Nominated, hard rock band Shinedown. Jasin was not only the lead guitar player for the band but he was also a major contributor musically for Shinedown's first three albums, Leave a Whisper, Us and Them, and The Sound of Madness.
After his departure from Shinedown Jasin has toured and performed with artists such as Fuel, Zakk Wylde, Joey Belladonna, Max Cavalera, and others.
A veteran of the music industry, Brian has had the success that’s rewarded by such passion. As a touring artist signed with a major record deal, he fronted the Christian rock band “Brian White & Justice” for 15 years, recording 5 projects. As a writer his songs have earned him Sixteen #1 songs, 2 Dove Awards for Song of The Year (Michael English -”Holding Out Hope To You” & The Martins- “The Promise”), SESAC Country Song of The Year & Billboard’s Most Played Song of The Year (Rodney Atkins- “Watching You”) as well as ACM and CMA nominations. Recently "Watching You" was listed at #37 in Billboard Magazines "100 Greatest Country Songs Of All Time" and also topped the chart as "The Most Played Country Song of The Decade".
With over 300 cuts to his credit, his songs have been recorded by such Christian artists as Danny Gokey , Kutless, 7eventh Time Down, Avalon, Point of Grace , Mandisa, 4 Him, Larnelle Harris, Karyn Williams, Selah, All Star United, 33 Miles, Pure NRG, Jaci Velasquez, Cliff Richard, and many more. Brian has also experienced success in the Country and Pop market with his songs being recorded by such artist as Rascal Flatts , Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, The Swon Brothers, Steve Holy, Earl Scruggs, Terri Clark, Kix Brooks, Blackhawk, Canadian Country stars Chad Brownlee, Tim Hicks, Brett Kissel, The Lovelocks, Livy Jeanne as well as Russian Pop Star Avraam Russo and many others.
Brian makes his home in Nashville, TN with award-winning Christian Recording Artist Karyn Williams and writes for SB21 Music Publishing.
Tony's career began in 1990 when he signed a staff songwriting deal with Lorenz Creative Services (which was soon purchased and became the gospel division of BMG Music Publishing.) He was a staff writer for BMG for seven years while also serving as Minister of Youth/Music at Westwood Baptist Church in Nashville, TN.
In 1998, he signed with Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing (Zomba/Universal) where he wrote exclusively until 2009 when he signed with Essential Music (Sony). From 2015 until the present he has been a staff writer for Word Music Publishing. Wood won the ASCAP Foundation's Sammy Cahn Award created to commemorate the life and career of the lyricist who gave us "All The Way," "Let It Snow" and many others. This award is given yearly to an ASCAP member showing promise as a lyric writer. Other winners of this award have included John Mayer and Lori McKenna. Wood has been nominated for the Gospel Music Association's Dove Award in the Songwriter of the Year category and for having songs in Song of the Year categories for Rock/Contemporary Song, Pop Song, Inspirational Song, Rap/Hip Hop Song and Southern Gospel Song. He has won three times in the Inspirational Song of the Year.
In 2015, he won the Canadian Gospel Music Association's Covenant Award for Pop Song of the Year for One Sure Thing recorded by the Color.
Three cities define Astyplaz’s musical journey thus far. Astyplaz is a neologism. It is composed of the word “asty” which in Ancient Greek means city and the French word “plage” meaning beach. With this neologism, a poetical metaphor of beach culture to the city is achieved (city beach). Astyplaz is an Athens based 4 piece electronica/synthpop outfit. Astyplaz is formed of Dioni (whose remarkable voice is heard in English, French, and Greek), P. Dreamweaver, Stathis and George.
The Artracks studio in Athens is the meeting point of the varying inspirations of the members of the group and simultaneously the place of the final shaping of the group’s musical identity. Sydney is the birthplace of Dioni (the singer and lyricist) and where she acquired her musical and theatrical education. In Montreal, L Music discovers Astyplaz and takes them under its wing to take them on an international journey.
In the summer of 2004 Astyplaz debut album Name your Slippers was released in Greece and Cyprus (Plus Rec / Universal Music). The Album title was inspired by surrealist author G.C. Lichtenberg (1742 – 1799).
To this day Astyplaz has contributed tracks to many compilation albums in their native Greece such as:
Inoteka Club Traxx V.I.O (Capp Records)
The Strength of Whispers (Universal Music)
Greek Electro 01 (Universal Music)
Eclectic Dance Vol 1 (Plus Rec/Universal Music)
Greek Electro 02 (Universal Music)
Fall To June may be a newer name in the hard rock scene,
but the band features veteran musicians in the form of seasoned bassist Jeremy Marshall (formerly of two-time Gold-certified grunge/alternative rock band COLD) and drummer Nate Yant (ex-NerVer, featuring Casey Daniel of Seven Mary Three).
In addition, the band boasts brimming talents Dan Mickler (guitars) and Ben Badger (vocals).
The band is managed by Brad Stewart of Ballistic Audio Productions, known for his work with Puddle of Mudd and his time as an original member of Shinedown.
FALL TO JUNE
Prior to the launch of Chic Vinyl Records in 2013, company founder Gilles Petelle had successfully established L Music, an independent Canadian record company and Kali Publishing. With over 35 years of experience, Gilles Petelle’s artistic roadmap consists of diverse and complementary experiences. In the early ’70s, Gilles, while spinning records in clubs and working at a local campus radio station as a DJ got his foot in the music industry door and began working for a music distribution company. Gilles, In the early ’80s, made the transition to the retail side of the music industry as a single buyer. Soon after, he was working for an indie label and quickly moved up the ranks to become the promotional representative for that label.
Gilles was hired by BMG Music Canada where he spent almost 15 years developing professional relationships with media and industry peers as the local promotional representative. Since then, he has turned his attention to independent production. This is when he founded his own first record company, L Music. In 2001 he devoted his time to finding unique artists such as the popular band Human League. He proceeded to license and release the band’s new album, Secrets in 2002 via L Music in Canada, creating a groundswell of interest that has rekindled passions for this veteran act.
After Human League, Gilles turned his attention to an Athens, Greece based group called Astyplaz. In 2004 he signed a worldwide exclusive deal for the band’s first full-length release, Name Your Slippers. This was followed with a Canada only deal for the band’s second full length, Bi a few years later. Bi was simultaneously released for the rest of the world via EMI (Greece). Meanwhile, the publishing division, Kali Publishing provides approaches and negotiations to develop and open up the international markets.
CHIC VINYL RECORDS
In 2001, Dioni Vertzayas co-founded her group Astyplaz. She is the lyricist and vocalist and immediately caught the attention of veteran promoter (formerly of BMG Canada), Gilles Petelle. She has released two albums with ASTYPLAZ - Name Your Slippers and Bi and a third collaboration EP. She also has tracks featured in numerous compilations including the internationally recognized in “Buddha Bar XI” series.
In Greece, she has worked with many renowned and diverse artists such as composer/saxophonist George Katsaros among others, as well as various cover bands (from rock, soul to acid jazz and fusion), in addition to projects with electronica producers and classical composers. She has performed in Ancient theatres and stadiums supporting bands like British outfits “Faithless”, “Soft Cell” and “The Chemical Brothers” to crowds of thousands. Dioni is an extraordinarily versatile artist who has a multilingual repertoire (seven languages and counting) and can sing almost any genre imaginable.
Dioni’s dazzling delivery full of humor, passion, and soul will captivate imaginations and make you ponder your existence that little bit more.
Jon started making music in 1988 or thereabouts. Within no time he was awarded on several occasions, 'demo of the month' in Music Technology magazine. Throughout the early 1990s, similar awards were granted by the likes of 'The Mix'(including a track called '2000' given away on a cover CD), 'Melody Maker', and 'Future Music'(Including the track 'Electronique' featured on a cover cassette) magazines.
In 1993 Jon journeyed up to Manchester to visit sound engineer Mark 'Staggman' Stagg. During February of that year, Jon and Mark produced 'Electronique'. Three versions were put together plus a more ambient track called 'Refrain'. Jon returned in the July with Andy Sturmey (now gig photographer extraordinaire) and the trio produced what became 'The Tanzmusik e.p). The tracks included; 'Optimum', '2000', 'Voice' and 'Sonar'. Desy Balmer's 'Nice and Nasty' label released this on vinyl in 1994.
In 1996 Jon was noticed by producer Pascal Gabriel. Pascal introduced Jon to Claudia Bruecken, of Propaganda and Act, and began sending her cassettes of ideas for months and months. After many attempts, a demo was finally recorded called 'Play along'. Jon got his own acoustic performances of 'Relax' and 'Love train' on a summer's day in London.
Jon teamed up with a Danish vocalist called Eva Christiansen in 1997. They recorded 7 tracks together under the name 'Exhale!'. During the early part of the new millennium, Jon once again teamed up with Claudia Bruecken and also Paul Humphreys (of OMD and Listening Pool) for their new 'Onetwo' project. Jon programmed on all five songs and co-produced/co-wrote 'Element of Truth' and 'Signals'. Jon also managed to co-write 'The Theory of Everything Part 1 & Part 2'.
After 'Onetwo', Jon went to working on his own project and released the Kraftwerk-esque 'King of the Mountains' maxi single at the end of 2008. This followed his first live performance supporting 'Oppenheimer Analysis' in London for Brave Exhibitions. The vocals and lyrics of Iebole, Blue-Jean Muir, Deborah Lequoque and Marlonski were all added to the Jonteknik sound. The album 'Sounds From the Electronic Garden' was released and achieved album of the month at 'Soundmag.de' as well as the album of the week from 'Poponaut' in Germany. A new 2 track single was released early in 2010 and included 'Pride in Your Pocket' and 'Omnidirectional'. This from a new working relationship Jon forged with Martin Philip in Sweden.
Overall, Jon has been fortunate to have his music featured on worldwide television (Discovery, BBC, Film24 to name a few) and also on Japanese film and on many many radio shows.