Grammy® nominated Michael Whalen is a an internationally known recording artist and two-time Emmy® Award winning composer and music supervisor with 8 nominations. With 32 solo and soundtrack recordings to his credit, he is well-known for his beautiful and thematic music.
He has worked in advertising, television, film and video games for over 30 years and has also produced and executive produced over 100 recordings for other artists.
Some of his best-known work includes: “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,” as well as dozens of specials for PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, The BBC, NHK, and the History Channel, plus 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, The City College of NY and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Michael is also an author and thought leader on the future on digital copyrights and is often a panelist at dozens of major conferences and festivals. He still performs when time permits.
His new album is “Cupid Blindfolded.” Read our New Age CD review here. The album was recorded at Will Ackerman’s Imaginary Road Studio.
Cupid Blindfolded Music Video
The making of Cupid Blindfolded – mini documentary
Michael was born in Long Island, New York and grew up in Washington, D. C., where he played in a variety of orchestras, bands, and performance groups. He started playing the piano at the age of three, and began formal lessons on drums when he was five. During high school, Michael wrote his first music, switched his primary instrument from percussion to keyboards, and made his first studio recordings.
He studied music at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, and University of Maryland. In 1987, he moved to New York City, where he composed television soundtracks and commercials. He provided music for well over 1,000 commercials, including award-winning campaigns for clients such as Coca-Cola, BMW, Nike, IBM, and GE.
Michael has been a Yamaha Artist for 25 years and is exclusively published by Warner Chappell Music Publishing. He records exclusively for Solace, a division of Real Music.
Official artist website: https://www.michaelwhalen.com/FACEBOOK SPOTIFY INSTAGRAM TWITTER YOUTUBE APPLE MUSIC AMAZON OFFICIAL ARTIST WEBSITE
“Cupid Blindfolded” is available for streaming at everywhere including: Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora. Album available for purchase at Amazon and anywhere CDs are sold.
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