Melanie Andrews

President & CEO

Melanie is an award-winning multi-platinum songwriter/vocal producer. Best known for co-writing “LET’S WAIT AWHILE” (Janet Jackson’s “Control Album”) which charted #1 on Billboard charts and sold over 13 million copies world-wide. Creating a stir in the music world, Melanie started her career as one of the most sought after young writers in the music industry. Melanie also co-wrote three songs for the Legendary Band, “EARTH WIND & FIRE.” She has written/produced for many more top music artists and record labels such as Interscope, Warner Bros., Universal, Disney, A&M, Geffen and more! Melanie is also known for being one of the best Vocal Coaches around and has also sang background vocals on many hit songs that are on the radio daily!!  Her charming personality, along with her drive and ambition, landed her a 5-year deal with the powerhouse publishing company, Famous Music, (a Paramount Picture Company). After spearheading numerous successful songs and artists, (including a deal with world-renowned Lee Iacocca) Melanie created her own independent record/publishing company, MDI (Music Development Inc.) Melanie’s most current projects include her new creation,”NEW SCHOOL KIDS JAMZ ” and more solo artists being released in 2013 on her record label. Melanie has always been dedicated to inspiring and teaching youth, so she opened and directed several DANCING/SINGING/RECORDING STUDIO’s that have become a “hot spots” in the Los Angeles and Orange County California areas! Her unprecedented arrival into the music business has given Melanie an extraordinary reputation that continues to thrive.

 

Jay Shanklin

Pro-Music Production Department

Jay Shanklin is Melanie’s business partner and an extremely gifted songwriter/producer/arranger who started out his career signed to Epic Records as the bass player of the R&B group, “TEASE.” Jay (along with Melanie Andrews) created “THE NEW SCHOOL KIDS JAMZ” and co-wrote/produced and arranged all songs! Jay is known for his infamous Hip Hop tracks & he co-wrote and produced the critically acclaimed rap album, “Bagin’ on Wax” featuring real members of the Gang Truce in the streets Los Angeles, California. This album was produced under Jay’s alias name (“J.Stank”) and is known as being a monumental Rap album which helped promote “peace in the streets” in a very authentic true-life urban manner! Jay’s Higher profile clients include Herbie Hancock, and Boyz II Men and has written/produced theme songs for several TV shows. Jay has worked on many major label projects in a range of capacities. Jay has a true devotion to helping new artists musically and produces competitive music tracks so they can move into the industry with an original hit record!