Simon Britton

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Simon Britton
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Performing at the Eska Awards, Poland 2008
Background information
Birth nameSimon John Britton
OriginBristol, England
GenresPop, synthpop, dance, R&B, hip hop, soul
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, record producer, actor
InstrumentsVocals, piano, keyboards
Years active1980s–present
LabelsWarner Bros. Records, M&G Records, President Records, ZYX Music
Websitewww.simonbritton.tv

Simon Britton is an English record producer, songwriter and actor. He has sold over 50 million singles and albums worldwide.

Music[edit]

Red Rhythm[edit]

Britton was one half of Red Rhythm, the production, songwriting and remix team[1][2] whose credits include: Ashanti, Aaliyah, Boyz II Men, Sean Paul, Tara McDonald, D-Side,[3] Cutfather & Joe, Run DMC, Liberty X, Kool & The Gang, Eminem, Aggro Santos, Kimberly Wyatt,[4] Chaka Demus & Pliers, Beverley Knight, Melanie C, Michelle Williams,[5][6] Jimmy Cliff, Ginuwine, Missy Elliott, Sting, Talib Kweli, Timbaland, Usher, Michael Jackson, Leona Lewis and the US R&B hit "Da' Dip" by Freak Nasty.

They were commissioned to compose and produced music for advertising campaigns for brands such as Christian Dior,[7] Nat West, and Puma along with official soundtracks to motion pictures for Universal Pictures, New Line Cinema, NBC, Touchstone Pictures and Disney.[8]

Producer and writer[edit]

Britton has gone on to Produce & Work with Artists & Writers including David Gray,[9] Alexandra Burke,[10] Guy Chambers,[11] Nasri, Peter Andre,[12] Victoria Horn, Talib Kweli, Lisa Maffia, Nomfusi, Camo & Krooked,[13][14] Clean Bandit,[15] Julian Lennon[16] and Phil Rudd of AC/DC.[17][18]

Red Songs[edit]

In 2001, Red Rhythm signed a joint venture publishing deal (Red Songs) with Kim Glover.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

As Red Rhythm, they were recipient to multiple platinum, gold and silver sales. Britton won the 2010/11 British Television Advertising Awards for Best Use of Recorded Music in the PUMA "Hardchorus" television advertising campaign created by the Droga5 Advertising Agency, New York.[19][20] The video became a worldwide internet hit, landing 130 million media impressions and spawning an international singing competition between France, England, Germany and Italy, which was also named "Hardchorus".[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Simon Britton joins PRL for Performer Rights administration!". PerformanceRights.com. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  2. ^ "TV star and world-class music producer front competition panel in Birmingham". TheBirminghamPress.com. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  3. ^ "DSide – Stronger Together". discogs. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  4. ^ Team Michelle Williams. "Michelle Williams | December 2011". YouTube. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  5. ^ "EGB featuring Michelle Williams | On The Run". Egbmusicpro.com. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  6. ^ Team Michelle Williams. "Michelle Williams | 7 December 2011". YouTube. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  7. ^ Marc Gabe. "Fantastic Man X Dior Homme-Rotation 'All of Us Will Learn'". FashionTube.com. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  8. ^ Barry. "Red Rhythm rocks Costners' "Swing Vote"". MusicSupervisor.com. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  9. ^ Rob Copsey. "Why All Together Now should be Christmas No.1, by The Peace Collective: "We are the underdogs"". OfficialCharts.com. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  10. ^ Liv Moss. "Alexandra Burke, Guy Chambers, Gorgon City and Engelbert Humperdinck for new Christmas charity single". OfficialCharts.com. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  11. ^ Music Group. "All Together Now: The Peace Collective". DemonMusicGroup.com. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  12. ^ SingleMinded. "Peter Andre: Press Release". SingleMinded.com. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  13. ^ Von Manuel Kurzmann. "Simon Britton: ,,Oh mein Gott, Bombe!". Redbull.com. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Red Bull Listening Session: Camo & Krooked pre-sent their new album". Redbull.com. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  15. ^ "Clean Bandit and Gorgon City join All Together Now". Music-News.com. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  16. ^ Getintothis. "The Peace Collective unveil new recording of 'All Together Now' to mark First World War Centenary". Getintothis.com. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  17. ^ Annemarie Quill. "AC/DC's Phil Rudd on his new life, new love, upcoming tour". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  18. ^ "Phil Rudd's record producer arrives by helicopter". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  19. ^ Puma Football: HARDCHORUS. ""HARDCHORUS" Online Advert for Puma Football by Droga5". Coloribus.com. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  20. ^ ""Write the Future" for Nike, "Miss Chief" for Hovis Singled Out at BTAA Craft Awards". Source Creative. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  21. ^ "Hooligans Uite for Puma's 'Hardchorus' Euro Song Contest". AdWeek.com. Retrieved 8 February 2016.

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