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|Birth name||Erik Nelson|
|Occupations||music producer, songwriter, arranger, vocal producer, Recording Engineer|
Erik Nelson is the owner of Eclipse Studios in Normal, Illinois. He met Emile Ghantous in 1994, and after some common work, they teamed up together as The Insomniax, . He has written, produced or engineered materials for many artists including JLS, Jason Derülo, Prince Royce, Che'Nelle, Lemarvin Harris, July Michael, Bobby V (formerly Bobby Valentino), JoJo, Mudvayne, Fat Joe, Boyz II Men, Jon B., R. Kelly, Frankie J, O-Town, Jordyn Taylor, Velvet Angels, I-15, and Ralph Tresvant. As a musician, Erik is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in keyboards, guitar and bass. However, he has also played banjo, accordion, and mandolin on many recordings. In 2013, Erik Formed BLU ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, LLC with partners Mark Rhinehart and Brad Maloney. BLU ENTERTAINMENT consists of FIRST LAUNCH RECORDS and BLU EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT. Soon after forming, FIRST LAUNCH RECORDS signed DORYDRIVE, and released their album "HERE'S TO YOU" in early 2014. Erik is the President and Producer of First Launch Records. BLU EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT is currently putting together the first annual COUNTRYLIFE MUSIC FESTIVAL in Peoria, IL featuring Brad Paisley, Hank Williams Jr., Trace Adkins, Kelly Pickler, Jennifer Nettles and 11 other major artists.