Michael Whalen is an internationally known recording artist with 32 solo and soundtrack recordings to his credit. Well-known for his beautiful and thematic music, he performs when time allows. He has also produced and executive produced over 100 recordings for other artists. His work as a executive producer resulted in a Grammy® Nomination in 2000.
Michael is also a two-time Emmy® Award winning composer and music supervisor with 8 nominations, who has worked in advertising, television, film and video games for over 30 years. Some of his best-known work: “Veronika Decides to Die” (2014), “What the Bleep Do You Know?,” “As The World Turns,” themes for HBO, CBS News, ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” plus dozens of specials for PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, The BBC, NHK, and the History Channel, as well as television films for Lifetime and the Hallmark Channel.
As well as his music work, Michael is an expert on copyright law, music monetization and digital rights. He consults with major technology and music companies and mentors artists around the world.
As a teacher, he has been an adjunct professor at NYU, The Berklee College of Music, and The City College of NY. Michael is also an author, thought leader on the future on digital copyrights and panelist at dozens of major conferences and festivals.
His new album, dropping March 6, 2020, is “Sacred Spaces.” (See our review here)
Michael says, ‘“Sacred Spaces” is an epic recording nearly ten years in the making. “I have been pursuing a spiritual ‘awakening’ for most of my adult life. Over the past decade, I realized that I am 100 percent responsible for whatever my relationship with a ‘higher being’ might be,” says Whalen. Filled with sonic landscapes built from hundreds of layers of sound, ‘Sacred Spaces’ is Michael’s tour-de-force electronic project, which seamlessly blends his natural gift for melody with fresh textures and percolating rhythms. Deeply inspired by Michael’s film and TV work and his love for progressive rock, ‘Sacred Spaces’ is the ambient recording of the year…'”
Be sure to check out his other musical work, including the outstanding solo piano album, “Cupid Blindfolded.”
The Making of Cupid Blindfolded:
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“I Have Loved You For A Thousand Lifetimes” with over 37M streams on Spotify. Check it out:
Michael Whalen created “I Have Loved You for For a Thousand Lifetimes,” for his wildly popular 2005 recording project “My Secret Heart.” This video has been shown all over the world and it’s one of the first New Age videos that played on pop outlets and classical channels. Directed by Mitchell Goldman and shot in New York City. Get transported by the melody that has launched a million romances!