Samm Brown III is a 27-year veteran in the entertainment business. He's a hit Producer/Songwriter, film/TV score composer,
and Radio/TV Talk show host, and has received numerous industry awards including RIAA and ASCAP; he has had 9 number 1 recordings, 6 top ten hits, and 6 gold/platinum albums.
As a hit producer/songwriter and arranger he has contributed successfully to the careers of such recording artists as: Michael Jackson, Maxine Nightingale, David Naughton, The Jacksons, Tavares, The Sylvers, The New Edition, Jerry Butler, Gemini, Arpeggio, Peaches and Herb, Clay Hunt, The Supremes, The Atkins, and many others, both here in the U.S., as well as in Europe and Japan.
Along with Quincy Jones and Freddie Perren, Samm Brown III is the only other record producer to have a #1 international hit (One Day In Your Life) with megastar Michael Jackson during '80's, a song that was also Michael Jackson's first #1 record in the U.K.
Samm is a former staff writer and producer for Motown Records, a staff writer at Chappell, Almo-Irving, and Jobete music publishing companies. A past chairman of the N.A.R.A.S. Institute who served on the N.A.R.A.S. Board of Governors (Chicago Chapter), and was a member of the 1983 Producers Grammy Screening Committee, he is a frequently requested guest speaker on the subjects of songwriting, artist management and record industry business.
He's a graduate of the U.S. Navy School of Music, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and studied film scoring with the legendary film/TV composer Earl Hagen, (Dick Van Dyke, Mod Squad, I Spy, Andy Griffih), and is a former ABC-TV Eyewitness News, (WLS-TV Chicago) reporter.
Samm writes a column for the Tolucan Times on the music business and related matters. He has also taught songwriting master classes privately and at numerous workshops and seminars including: California Lawyers for the Arts, National Academy of Songwriters and Expos, The Arizona Songwriting Association, The Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase, The Vocal Career Symposium, UCLA Extension courses, California State University Northridge Music Industry Studies program, and has been a judge for the internationally known John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Mr. Brown utilizes his unique experience and expertise as a broadcast journalist and entertainment industry professional every Thursday at 8:00 PM on public radio's KPFK 90.7 FM, where he hosts the only weekly, one-hour radio talk show in the nation that focuses exclusively on the $700 billion a year entertainment industry: Samm Brown's FOR THE RECORD.
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