Motown Veteran Michael B. Sutton Launches The Sound of L.A., Distributed by Orchard/Sony
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Motown Veteran Michael B. Sutton Launches The Sound of L.A. Entertainment Company with New Distribution Deal with Orchard/Sony
(May 21, 2018 – Los Angeles)…On June 1, 2018, Michael B. Sutton, a four-decades plus veteran of the music industry who has worked with Kanye West/Jay-Z (Guess Who's Back) Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and more, launches The Sound of L.A. entertainment company with a mission to reestablish the sound of the city. Beginning life focusing on music and records distributed via Orchard/Sony, The Sound of Los Angeles will ultimately include periodicals publishing, video and other ventures.
“The Sound of LA came to me after realizing the diversity of musical styles in Los Angeles,” states CEO Sutton. “I’ve always felt that Los Angeles has a distinctive sound that was palpable from when I first arrived here in the mid-`70s from Oakland. A few months ago, I realized that the artists I am currently working with represent that diversity - Ethnical, Magical yet Original.”
Artists in the initial rollout of The Sound of Los Angeles are the following:
Dionyza – Female Urban Pop singer: first single, “If it Kills”
Drive Time – Jazz sextet from Philadelphia led by percussionist Bernie Capodici: first single, “Mysterious Life” (instrumental)
STeaDY – Rapper from Oakland: first single, “Usual”
Mitchell Coleman, Jr. – Bassist currently promoting his third CD, Gravity CD: current single, a cover of Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It” featuring former New Edition lead singer, Ralph Tresvant
R.J. Wilson – Gospel singer akin to Luther Vandross: single, “I Found You”
Lady Aneessa – Dance/Club artist from Europe: first single, “Shake it”
Michael B. Sutton – Old-School Soul love man: first single, “Sex U”
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Michael B. Sutton has over two decades of seasoned experience in the music industry, including seven years as a staff producer and writer for Motown Records. A Stevie Wonder discovery, Mr. Sutton drew the attention of many talented artists at Motown for his genius as a musician, lyricist and composer. Over the years, Mr. Sutton has composed and produced music for Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Anita Pointer and Pat Boone to name a few. Mr. Sutton's contribution to the Disco era was substantial. Michael's songs, performed by the duo Michael and Brenda Sutton, proved to be some of Disco's most successful and timeless hits. The hot dance singles “Down to love Town”, “Grip My Hips” and Cheryl Lynn's “Shake It Up Tonight” could be heard from every club coast to coast.
To his credit Mr. Sutton has written, produced and scored over 300 songs for major artists as well as for film and television. Some of these accomplishments include the following: The album, Any Way You Like It for Thelma Houston which went gold, the album Switch which went platinum, the movie score for “One False Move”, the title song, “We'll make It” for the Channel 4 documentary Oasis Of Hope, the title song for the cable TV series Passion And Romance, and Machine Gun Blues, ESPN's Body Shaping and Co-Ed Training, the theme songs for the HBO movies Black Belt, Dance with Death, Guilty As Charged, Watchers 2, Cues' for the TV show Viper, Showtime's Black Scorpion and the production and performance for the HBO/Cinemax TV series Emmanuelle In Space. Michael is well known in the industry for his personable nature, his honesty, integrity, professionalism and attention to detail. His tenure as a member of ASCAP for over twenty years has earned him the reputation of being a premier artist, composer and producer.
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May 21, 2018 1:05pm ET by Web 'n Retail