Leonidas Chantzaras

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Leonidas "Freakchild" Chantzaras
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Background information
Birth name Leonidas Chantzaras
Origin Offenbach am Main, Hesse, Germany
Genres Pop, dance, rock, R&B, hip hop, electropop, dance-pop
Occupations songwriter, producer, publisher, A&R, manager, CEO, singer
Years active 1991–present
Labels Dino Music (1991)
Marlboro Music (publishing)(1997)
Peermusic (publishing) (2001-2008)
Air Chrysalis (publishing) (2009-2011)
BMG Rights Management (publishing) (2011-present)
Associated acts Elena Paparizou, Anna David
Website dafreakchild.com

Leonidas Chantzaras (born on July 29), better known by his artist name Freakchild (also sometimes stylized as DaFreakchild) is a Greek-German multi-gold and platinum songwriter, producer, publisher, A&R and former singer.[1][2]
Leonidas Chantzaras is the CEO of his own management company The Company MGMT,[2][3] publishing company The Store! and record label 300* Records.[4] He is currently personally in contract with BMG Rights Management as a songwriter.[5]

In total, Leonidas Chantzaras is responsible for having written and/or produced 17 Platinum and more than 5 Gold records in Europe and Asia. His co-writes include people such as Steve Lee (Britney Spears), Michael Jay (Celine Dion), Rasheem "Kilo" Pugh (Lauryn Hill), Curtis Richardson (Jennifer Lopez) and Deekay (Blue).[1][2][6]

Leonidas has worked with some of today's talents such as...Elena Paparizou, Anna David.[6]

Music career[edit]

Early career[edit]

1991 signed as artist to Dino Music released one single "Killing me softly"
1997 signed to Marlboro Music
2001 - 2008 Das Leihhaus/Peer Music
2002-2008 co Owner boomin system productions
2006 - 2008 co owner Das Leihhaus
2008 - 2014 Freakchild! Ent
2009 freelance A&R Parasongs

2009-present[edit]

2009 - 2011 Chrysalis
2011-2014 The Company MGMT
2011-2014 Bmg Rights
2013 The Store! Publ
2014 Senior A&R Imagem

Brought Darin and Alex Band to EMI.

Leonidas Chantzaras is also known for his relevant articles written in his blog Yes I Said It ! (The Realities of being a Songwriter).[7]

The Company MGMT[edit]

The Company MGMT, was founded by Leonidas Chantzaras in 2011. After several years in the music business as a platinum writer/producer, as well as an A&R and consultant, Leonidas Chantzaras decided to form a management company that provides an unseen network and a strong promotion ability to his clients.[2]

The Store![edit]

The Store! publishing was founded by Leonidas Chantzaras in 2013.
Main writers signed are:

  • Rike Boomgaarden
  • Monty Wells

300* Records[edit]

In 2012, Leonidas Chantzaras created his own record label 300* Records[4] in a joint venture with Feelgood Records in Greece (which acquired Sony Music Greece).[8][9]
Main acts signed are:

  • Alexandros Rigos
  • NICCA

Black Rock Camp[edit]

Leonidas Chantzaras often organizes sonwriting camps named Black Rock Camps on the Greek island of Santorini at the Black Rock Studios.[10]

Discography and Certifications[edit]

A discography of songs written and/or produced by Leonidas "Freakchild" Chantzaras

Year Song Artist Album Label Certifications
2010 "Crashing Down" Ivi Adamou  — Sony Music Entertainment  —
2010 "Necros Okeanos" Sakis Rouvas Parafora Minos EMI  —

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Freakchild Official Website". DaFreakchild Website. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Leonidas Chantzaras Biography". The Company MGMT Website. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Company MGMT Facebook Page". Facebook. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "300* Records Facebook Page". Facebook. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Freakchild BMG Rights Management page". BMG Rights Management. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Leonidas Chantzaras Discogs". Discogs. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Yes I Said It ! (The Realities of being a Songwriter)". Wordpress. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Feelgood Records". Feelgood Entertainment. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Feelgood Records Facebook Page". Facebook. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Black Rock Camp". Black Rock Studios. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014.