Mickey J. Meyer

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Mickey J Meyer
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Background information
OriginHyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation(s)Film composer, music director, singer
InstrumentsVocals, keyboard, violin, piano
Years active2005–present
Websitehttps://mickeyjmeyer.com/

Mickey J Meyer is an Indian music composer and singer known for his works predominantly in Telugu Cinema, and a few Kannada films which are mostly remakes of his Telugu ventures. An alumnus of Trinity College of Music at London, United kingdom and his Light music is noted for being a harmonious blend of traditional Indian music and Western instrumentation. He has received two Filmfare Awards South, and three state Nandi Awards for the Best music Direction in hits such as Happy Days, Kotha Bangaru Lokam and A Aa.

The success of Happy Days led to remakes of the film in Kannada and Tamil and Mickey was retained as the music director for both movies (Jolly Days and Inidhu Inidhu respectively)[1] marking his entry into other Indian film industries. Following this breakthrough album, he composed the score and songs for the Telugu films Hare Ram and Kotha Bangaru Lokam which slowly established him in the Telugu film industry and he second time received the best music director award Kotha Bangaru Lokam at the two major Telugu film award ceremonies (Filmfare Awards South, Nandi Awards) won consecutively.

He then delivered two musical entertainers Leader and Maro Charitra. He was one of the four music directors for Anaganaga O Dheerudu, composing the song 'Chandamamala'. He composed the title song for the Maa TV serial Yuva. Mickey has composed music for Life Is Beautiful for Sekhar Kammula, Routine love story for Praveen Sattaru, and Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu for Srikanth Addala. His work for the title track of Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu was widely appreciated by critics as well as audience. After Routine love story he again worked with Praveen Sattaru for a Telugu anthology film Chandamama Kathalu where his Background Music is appreciated by Critics. His work in both Chakkili Gintha and Mukunda especially his Background Music got critical acclaim. Later he again joined with Dil Raju for Kerintha, Subramanyam For Sale , Shatamanam Bhavati and recently released Srinivasa Kalyanam

“Mahanati”and Mickey’s Future Projects[edit]

Mickey scored the music for the recently released film Mahanati which has become a benchmark for biopics and is one of the most appreciated films by both the public and critics in South Indian cinema.

Mickey’s role as the music composer was one of the key success to this massive hit which has earned him a great amount of respect and appreciation by his fans, the media and press unanimously. Mickey’s background score worked wonders for the movie and his songs gave the perfect mood to this cult classic of a movie.

Early life and education[edit]

Mickey J Meyer was born and brought up in Hyderabad, India. He attended St. Marys college in Himayatnagar, Hyderabad. He started learning violin and piano in his childhood. He is also trained in Carnatic music. After his fifth standard, he got into the most prestigious Trinity College of Music, London. He graduated from the eight-year music course in 2002.

Early career[edit]

Mickey’s first film as a composer was Pothe Poni which was released in 2005, followed by 10th Class and Note Book which were released in 2006.

Mickey’s breakthrough came through the movie Happy Days which was a huge hit with college goers and young crowds. At a time when music was commercial in nature, loud and jarring, Mickey brought in a fresh sound with his score.

The music of Happy Days was a smash hit and changed the way composers looked at film score composing. Mickey brought in a revival with the sounds and composing structures through this score, and the music was a rage throughout South India. Mickey’s popularity grew over time with massive hits with albums like Kotha Bangaru Lokam, Leader, and so on.

Mickey was soon the most sought after composer for films that needed soulful music, music that has good lyrical values, music that could uplift a film, music that all age group listeners can enjoy, and Mickey delivered further successful hits with movies like Seetamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, Mukunda, A.AA, Shatamanam Bhavati among others.

Mickey J Meyer Tour of North America.[edit]

Following the success of his massive hit album “Happy Days” in 2007, Mickey was approached by many producers to tour across USA and INDIA for live performances. But Mickey chose to focus on his composing career and quietly build his reputation as a quality film music composer/music producer.

Mickey set his eyes on a grand tour in the next ten years post his success after “Happy Days”.

It is the year 2018 and Mickey is ready to realize his dream as a touring artist.

Mickey will produce his own Tour of the USA which will be like never before for the Telugu audiences. Having scored 100s of hits to his credit, Mickey is embarking on his first ever musical tour which will be on a grand scale and will change the way music concerts are produced/performed.

Mickey’s Tour of USA will happen in the year 2019.

Discography[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2005 Pothe Poni Telugu
2006 10th Class Telugu
2006 Notebook Telugu
2007 Happy Days Telugu Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Telugu
Winner, Nandi Award for Best Music Director
Winner, CineMAA Award for Best Music Director
2008 Hare Ram Telugu
2008 Kotha Bangaru Lokam Telugu Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu)
Winner, Nandi Award for Best Music Director
2009 Ganesh Telugu
2009 Inidhu Inidhu Tamil Remake of Happy Days
2009 Jolly Days Kannada Remake of Happy Days
2009 Cheluvina Chilipili Kannada Remake of Kotha Bangaru Lokam[2]
2010 Maro Charitra Telugu
2010 Leader Telugu Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu)
2011 Anaganaga O Dheerudu Telugu Only one song; "Chandamamala"
2012 Life is Beautiful Telugu Nominated; Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu)
2012 Routine Love Story Telugu
2013 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Telugu Nominated; Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu)
2014 Chandamama Kathalu Telugu
2014 Chakkiligintha Telugu
2014 Mukunda Telugu
2015 Kerintha Telugu
2015 Subramanyam For Sale Telugu
2015 Buguri Kannada
2016 Brahmotsavam Telugu
2016 A Aa Telugu Nominated; Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu)
Winner, Nandi Award for Best Music Director
2016 Okka Ammayi Thappa Telugu
2017 Shatamanam Bhavati Telugu Nominated; Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu)
2017 Mister Telugu
2018 Mahanati
Nadigaiyar Thilagam
Telugu
Tamil
2018 Srinivasa Kalyanam Telugu
  • The films are listed in order of the music release, regardless of the film release.

Awards[edit]

Wins:[edit]

2017: National Film Award for Best Popular Film providing Wholesome Entertainment – Shatamanam Bhavati

2016: Nandi Award for Best Music Director – A Aa

2014: National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu – Chandamama Kathalu

2009: Big 92.7 Award for Best Love Song – Leader (Aunana Kadana)

2008: Nandi Award for Best Music Director – Kotha Bangaru Lokam

2008: Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu) – Kotha Bangaru Lokam

2007: CineMAA Award for Best Music Director – Happy Days

2007: Nandi Award for Best Music Director – Happy Days

2007: Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu) – Happy Days

Nominations:[edit]

2017: Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu)– Shatamanam Bhavati

2016: Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu) – A Aa

2013: Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu) – Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu

2012: Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu)– Life is Beautiful

2010: Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu) – Leader

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mickey's on a song". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 29 November 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2009.
  2. ^ http://entertainment.oneindia.in/kannada/news/2009/cheluvina-chilipili-remake-270709.html

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