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Top Music Producers In Philadelphia

June 27, 2013 7:00 AM

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When it comes to music scenes, Philadelphia’s is one of the most innovative in the country. From colonial times to the present, Philadelphia has been committed to the art of music. It’s home to the Philadelphia Academy of Music, the oldest academy of its type in the country, and in 1857, it opened its doors, offering operas and concerts. It is also home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, hip hop artists, R&B, jazz, rock, soul and more. Not surprisingly, many music producers make their home in Philadelphia.
East Coast Recording
780 Falcon Circle, Suite 300
Warminster, PA 18974
(267) 535-0112
www.ecrstudio.com

Jim Cravero, a Grammy Award-winning producer and the head engineer of East Coast Recording, worked with producer Jim Gallagher, who produced records for Stevie Wonder and Rory Block, to name a few. While working with Peter Humphreys, the mastering engineer, Cravero had the opportunity to work with Grover Washington Jr., David Bowie and Teddy Pendergrass. At the 54th Grammy Awards, Cravero, Kevin Mackie, Patrick Robinson, Gloria Domina and Steve Pullara of Cool Beans Music & East Coast Recording won a Grammy for Best Children’s Album Producers for their work on “All About Bullies… Big And Small.”

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Range Recording Studios
2730 E. Country Line Road
Ardmore, PA 19003
(610) 649-7100
www.rangerecordingstudios.com

Grammy Award-winning producer Aaron Levinson is the owner of Range Recording Studios. Over the years, Levinson, who is also a composer and musician, has produced 16 albums and worked on the score of a Cinemax documentary, “How Do You Spell Murder?” Levinson, that won a Grammy for the Salsa Album of the Year. Additionally, Levinson was nominated for Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004 and was a nominee in 2001 for a Latin Grammy. He was a 2003 Billboard Award winner as the New Salsa Artist of the Year.

Melodyvision
2501 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
(610) 941-9300
www.melodyvision.com

Rodney Whittenberg, an Emmy Award winner who is often referred to as a “Renaissance man,” has composed music for movies and television. Whittenberg, of Melodyvision, began playing guitar and bass at Temple University at age 15. At 18, he sold his first musical composition, a jingle for a clothing and music store. In the late 1980s, Whittenberg’s band Dark Blonde had its final performance aired on “Star Search.” Whittenberg has composed music for “Jonathan Returns,” a 2012 documentary by Eran Preis; “E-Planet,” a 2009 production by Fink Productions; “Cost of a Soul,” a 2011 feature film; and the documentaries “Broken Pots Broken Dreams” and “Kulu Mele” in 2010 and 2009 respectively.

DreamScape Music
520 N. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(310) 857-8599
www.dreamscapemusic.com

A multiple Emmy Award winner, composer and producer, Len Miller is the owner of DreamScape. Miller has worked on more than 700 award-winning projects during his career such as the TV series “Wicked Attraction,” “Great Planes,” “The Final Report,” “The Bureau,” “Behind Bars and Hard Time” and “Inside the Vietnam War,” a mini-series. In film, Miller worked on “Primordial Soup,” “Ascension,” “Desperate Escape,” “Steve Phoenix” and “Slowly.” In addition to working on projects for major TV networks, he has also produced projects for large corporations, such as Bristol Myers Squibb, and worked on a project for the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania.

DecaMusic
www.decamusic.com

Patrick de Caumette, who runs DecaMusic, is a composer, producer and instrumentalist. His work includes post-production on scores for TV, movies, performing arts and video games. Recently, de Caumette, who was born in France, was awarded the Berklee College of Music Faculty Award. Among his better-known work is the musical score for “Le Piaf,” a cartoon series produced by Walt Disney and DreamWorks. At one time, he was the in-house composer for Walt Disney. In addition to being a producer and composer, de Caumette has performed with MBappe, Bruce Cox, Richard Bona, Diane Tell, Nick Manson and other internationally known musicians.

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Jeffrey B. Roth, has won numerous state and national news and feature-writing awards during his career. A well-known crime writer, investigative reporter and a feature writer, Roth writes for a number of magazines and newspapers. Listed in the Locus Index of SciFi and Fantasy authors, Roth is the author of a number of published short stories and poetry. His work can be found on Examiner.com.
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