Freddy Wexler

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Freddy Wexler
Freddy Wexler in Palm Springs CA, 2012.jpg
Wexler in Palm Springs CA, 2012
Background information
Birth name Freddy Wexler
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation(s) Artist, Songwriter, Founder of The Brain Music (TBM)
Years active 2007-present
Labels The Brain Music (TBM)
Associated acts Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, Martin Garrix
Website www.thebrainmusic.com

Freddy Wexler is a platinum award-winning producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.[1] His songs have been recorded by a host of international superstars including Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Selena Gomez, Tiesto, Steve Aoiki, Martin Garrix, Avicii, Post Malone, Pusha T, Demi Lovato, and Wyclef Jean. He is the recipient of two BMI Pop Awards, as both a writer and publisher.[2]

Wexler is also owner of The Brain Music,[3] a 360 music company specializing in records, publishing, and management. Current recording artists include Moxie Raia, Leroy Blue, Cruickshank, and Charles Perry. Current writers include Nate Fox of The Social Experiment (Chance the Rapper, Big Sean), Dave Kuncio (Nico & Vinz, Ty Dolla $ign), Eric Wortham (Jill Scott), and Matisse & Sadko (Martin Garrix, Steve Angello). The Brain has joint ventures with Universal, Disney, Warner Music Group, and Prescription (Rx) Songs.[4]

Biography[edit]

2005-2008: Career Beginnings[edit]

Wexler got his start as an A&R intern for Sony Music where he pitched an unknown artist, Stefani Germonatta, as “the next Madonna.” Germonatta, whose early demos Wexler recorded, went on to become Lady Gaga. Soon after, Wexler landed his own record deal with Virgin Records where he enjoyed a brief stint as an artist himself, sharing stages with bands like Maroon 5, Good Charlotte, and Simple Plan. From there, he wrote and produced full-time for other artists and inked a contract with EMI Music Publishing.[5] Wexler's first commercial success was as a producer on a single for singer Marion Raven (of Norwegian pop duo M2M) which he coproduced with Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe. He went on to write songs for a host of recording artists and also wrote the promo-theme songs for the hit TV-shows "Dancing with the Stars" and "The Bachelorette.”[6]

2008-2009: Kidd Kraddick in the Morning[edit]

While attending college, Wexler received an ON-AIR phone call from celebrity morning show host Kidd Kraddick (whose show boasts the largest drive-time audience in America). Kraddick proposed a challenge—to drive from Philadelphia to Texas, playing shows along the way. Wexler accepted and embarked on what stations across the country promoted as the “Freddy Needs Gas Tour.”[7] He received nearly $10,000 of fan donations in just four days, which he donated to Kraddick's charity: Kidd's Kids. The positive response to Wexler's music lead to his move to Dallas, where he became a cohost on "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning," the then-largest syndicated music morning show in America. Based out of Texas, and stretching across 75 cities across the country, Wexler became a poster-child for independent pop music, performing on major television morning shows and sharing the stage with acts like Maroon 5, Good Charlotte, Paramore, Katy Perry, Forever the Sickest Kids, The New Temptations, Gym Class Heroes, Simple Plan, Ryan Cabrera, and Colbie Caillat.[8] On July 4, Wexler headlined a show in Frisco TX and sold over 22,000 tickets.

2009-2010: The Brain House[edit]

In 2010, Wexler returned to Philadelphia and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.[9] He started a music management company, where he represented several recording artists including Rachel Platten [10] (singer of the Top 10 hit "Fight Song"), as well as a handful of established models. The following year, Wexler built The Brain House, a modern-day songwriting commune in the Hollywood Hills where he invited a group of writers, musicians, and artists to live and work together under one roof.[11]

2011-present: The Brain Music[edit]

In February 2011, Wexler founded The Brain Music, a cross-platform record label, artist management company, and publishing company.[12]

Discography[edit]

Songs by Freddy Wexler [13][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "P!nk Receives President’s Award at 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards | News". BMI.com. 2015-05-13. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  3. ^ "About - THE BRAIN". Thebrainmusic.com. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  4. ^ "About - THE BRAIN". Thebrainmusic.com. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  5. ^ "Celebrity Interviews - Celebrities, Actors, Musicians, Authors, Artists, TV, Film". Popculturemadness.com. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  6. ^ "News About Your Network". Newsle.com. 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 19, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Celebrity Interviews - Celebrities, Actors, Musicians, Authors, Artists, TV, Film". Popculturemadness.com. 2008-05-09. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  9. ^ Christina Cook (2014-05-01). "Writers House makes room for state-of-the-art recording studio | Penn Current". Upenn.edu. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  10. ^ "Bio". Rachel Platten. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  11. ^ * (2014-07-07). "This Girl's Got Moxie!". Anthem Magazine. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  12. ^ "About - THE BRAIN". Thebrainmusic.com. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  13. ^ "Freddy Wexler | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  14. ^ "Lil Wayne’s "Tha Carter IV" Album Certified Triple Platinum Worldwide". Lilwaynehq.com. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  15. ^ [2][dead link]

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