|Origin||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Genres||R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Caribbean|
|Occupation(s)||Record Producer, Songwriter, Sound Designer, Mix Engineer|
|Instruments||Piano & Drums|
Derek Brin is a multi-platinum, award-winning music producer, sound designer, and mix engineer who founded Fierce Music Entertainment Inc., based in Toronto, Los Angeles, and the Caribbean. He is also CEO and creator of iCaribbeanTunes.com, a major portal where the film, television, and video game industries can go to license music from the Caribbean. Brin, whose father is from St. Thomas and mother is Trinidadian, was born in Toronto, but raised between Toronto and the US Virgin Islands.
Before starting his own company, Brin spent 10 years as the in-house Composer, Sound Editor, and Head of Audio Operations at Visual Productions, a film and television production company, based in Toronto and South Africa.
Brin has worked with several of the industry's hottest artists, including Ne-Yo, Dan Hill, Jaheim, RuPaul, Kelly Price, Che'Nelle, Massari, Jane Zhang, Noel G, Dru, Andreea Bălan, Keo, Puya, Keshia Chanté, Kristine W, and Dream Warriors.
Brin's work has been featured on So You Think You Can Dance, The Hills, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Degrassi Goes Hollywood, Wild Discovery, Supermarket Sweep, The Mom Show, Blue Murder, Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, Cover Guy, The NHL Awards, and Fashion File. He also contributed to Pokémon: The First Movie, Save The Last Dance 2, Blue Streak, Smokin' Aces, Poker Night, and Replikator.
Brin composed music for the television series, Adventures in Evergreen Forest, which won a Can Pro Award for Best Children's Programming.
Brin received Canadian Juno Awards for Best R&B/Soul Recording (Keshia Chanté, In Essence, and Rupert Gayle) and Best Rap Recording (TBTBT and Devon) as well as many other nominations.
In 2007, Brin co-produced the song "Beautiful Surprise" for Philip7, which received a nomination for Best Alternative Song at the Barbados Music Awards.
In 2007, Brin signed an international publishing deal with Ole Music Publishing.
In 2010, Brin and music partner, Gary Serrao, received a nomination from the International Soca Awards for Best Soca Compilation Rhythm.
- I Fell In Love With The DJ by Che'Nelle
- Daddy Thing by Jaheim
- Body Body by Massari
- Under The Radar by Massari
- Red Hot by RuPaul
- Would You Mind by Dru
- Unpredictable by Keshia Chanté
- Hungry For Love by Andreea Bălan
- Closer by In Essence
- Stronger by Kristine W
- www.fan-ta-see by Innosense
- Pokémon: The First Movie, soundtrack
- While You Were Gone by Kelly Price (Blue Streak soundtrack)
- Do You Know (What It Takes) by Robyn
- Nothing Left To Say by Ryan Malcolm
- Unconditional by Kalan Porter
- Subliminal Simulation by Dream Warriors
- Flex by Belinda
- Can I Get A Yo by Graphidi Logik
- One Track Mind by TBTBT (Too Bad to be True)
- Stamina by Rameses
- Pokémon: The First Movie - 1998
- Blue Streak - 1999
- Save The Last Dance 2 - 2006
- Smokin' Aces - 2006
- Degrassi Goes Hollywood - 2009
- Supermarket Sweep - 1993-2012
- Blue Murder - 2003-2004
- Da Kink in My Hair - 2007-2009
- The Mom Show - 2007-2012
- The Hills - 2008
- So You Think You Can Dance (US) - 2008
- Kanako, Challenging the System (Documentary) - 2009
- Degrassi Goes Hollywood - 2009
- So You Think You Can Dance (Canada) - 2010
- Positive Women (Documentary) - 2012
- Ole Music Publishing
- SOCAN Article on Video Game Composers
- Derek Brin Stock Music for Nightingale Music
- Article: ole’s Brin Brimming – Or Is That ‘Brinning’ – With Talent
- Article from Virgin Islands Daily News (July 4, 2006): Derek Brin - Producer With St. Thomas Roots Working To Get Play For Caribbean
- Article: UMAC Announces New Board Members and Advisors; Urban Music Association of Canada Welcomes New Faces
- Article: ole Signs Billboard Chart-Topping Writer/Producer To Multi-Year Deal
- PMP Worldwide
- Article: Romanian Pop Superstars Tap ole’s Derek Brin for Domestic Success
- Wikipedia: Subliminal Simulation (Dream Warriors)
- IMDb - The Internet Movie Database
- Wikipedia: Juno Awards of 2005
- Wikipedia: Juno Awards of 2004
- Wikipedia: Juno Awards of 1994
- Wikipedia: Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year
- List of Nominees: International Soca Awards 2006
- Bajan Sun Article: Philip7 & Masala
- Article: The Soca Awards Organization (SAO) Releases the 2010 International Soca Awards (iSA) Nominees
- Article: ole New Releases: A Top 30 Hit And Dru's The One For Japan
- Wikipedia: SuperWoman - Andreea Bălan
- Billboard: Home - Ryan Malcolm
- Article: Cropover Barbados