Wayne Cohen

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Wayne Cohen
Background information
Native name Wayne Cohen
Birth name Wayne Jordan Cohen
Born New York, NY
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Pop Music
Occupation(s) Songwriter, composer, producer, artist developer, advertising music creative director, music educator
Instruments bass, piano, guitar, voice, keyboards, programming
Associated acts Curtis Stigers, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Martin Sexton, European Pop Idol, UK girl-group Eternal, Laura and the Tears, Thousand Hours
Website http://www.waynecohensongs.com
Wayne Cohen songwriter/record producer/educator

Wayne Cohen is a songwriter, producer, artist developer, and music educator whose songs include Top 10 hit singles and #1 albums, which have sold more than 5 million, in the U.S., UK, Europe, Australia/New Zealand and Asia. He works from his NYC studio Stand Up Sound, as well as in London and Los Angeles.[1][2]

Discography[edit]

Song Artist Release Label Notability Credits Year
Dream Enough Sitti album: Sitti: Sessions Warner Music Philippines, Rhino Records USA writer[3] 2012 (PHL) 2013 (US)
Firelight Thousand Hours album: Dark & Light Stand Up Sound writer, producer[4] 2013
Aligned Thousand Hours album: Dark & Light Stand Up Sound writer, producer[4] 2013
Light Me Up Thousand Hours album: Dark & Light Stand Up Sound writer, producer[4] 2013
Detonate Thousand Hours album: Dark & Light Stand Up Sound writer, producer[4] 2013
Some Kind of Beauty Thousand Hours album: Dark & Light Stand Up Sound writer, producer[4] 2013
Are You Willing Rachelle Spector album: Out of My Chelle Genius 4ever Records Produced by Phil Spector[5] writer 2010
Love Live On Laura and the Tears album: Love Live On! - EP Smack single: BBC Radio 2 playlist writer, producer[6] 2009
Special Boris album: Rely On Me BMG #1 Album writer[7] 2005
Never A Day Goes By Alsou album: Alsou Universal writer[1] 2002
Rewind Precious album: Precious, four CD compilations,[8] single EMI single: #11 on UK Charts[9] writer[1] 2000
Love Keep Us Together Martin Sexton album: The American,[10] two CD compilations[11] Atlantic writer[1] 1998
Nowhere and Everywhere Michelle Lewis album: Practical Magic soundtrack Warner Certified gold,[12] writer[1] 1998
Nowhere and Everywhere Michelle Lewis album: Little Leviathan[13] Warner first single on album[14] writer 1998
Read My Mind Conner Reeves album: Earthbound,[15] compilation CD[16] Wildstar single: #19 on UK Charts writer[1] 1998
Catch up to Your Heart Eric Bibb album: Me To You Code Blue writer, producer[1] 1998
Between a Woman and a Man Eric Bibb album: Me To You Code Blue writer[1] 1998
Nothin' Like You Used To Do Eric Bibb album: Good Stuff EarthBeat! writer[2] 1998
24 Hour Love Robin S. album: From Now On Atlantic writer[2] 1997
Love Keep Us Together Martin Sexton album: Black Sheep[17] Kitchen Table Records writer[1] 1996
Caught in the Rain Martin Sexton album: Black Sheep Kitchen Table Records writer[1] 1996
Never A Day Goes By Jennifer Love Hewitt album: Jennifer Love Hewitt Atlantic writer, producer[2] 1996
Don't Push The River Jennifer Love Hewitt album: Jennifer Love Hewitt Atlantic writer, producer[2] 1996
Last Night Jennifer Love Hewitt album: Jennifer Love Hewitt Atlantic writer, producer[2] 1996
The Greatest World Jennifer Love Hewitt album: Jennifer Love Hewitt Atlantic writer, producer[2] 1996
How I Wanna Be Loved Dana Dawson album: Black Butterfly EMI single[18] writer[1] 1996
Can't Stand in the Way of Love Jennifer Love Hewitt album: Let's Go Bang Atlantic writer[2] 1995
Just a Step From Heaven Eternal album: Always & Forever EMI single: #8 on UK Charts, multi-territory hit single writer[2] 1993
Sleeping With the Lights On Curtis Stigers album: Curtis Stigers Arista UK Albums peak position 7,[19] hit single writer[2] 1991
The Man You're Gonna Fall in Love With Curtis Stigers album: Curtis Stigers Arista UK Albums peak position 7[19] writer[2] 1991
Count My Blessings Curtis Stigers album: Curtis Stigers Arista UK Albums peak position 7[19] writer[2] 1991
The Last Time I Said Goodbye Curtis Stigers album: Curtis Stigers Arista UK Albums peak position 7[19] writer[2] 1991
Nobody Loves You Like I Do Curtis Stigers album: Curtis Stigers Arista UK Albums peak position 7[19] writer[2] 1991
Song Film/TV Placement Credits Year
Need You Deep City Girl Diaries - Style Network TV show writer, producer 2013
Instrumental Library Cover Shot - TLC cable TV show writer, producer 2008
A Girl's Gotta Do (What A Girl's Gotta Do) Summerland - WB TV writer, producer 2007
Score and songs The Sound - indie feature film by Roger Majkowski writer, producer, music supervisor 2005
No More Next Time (performed by Kit Hain) The Young and the Restless - daytime soap writer, producer 2001
Not the One (performed by Michelle Lewis) Jack and Jill - WB TV series writer, producer 2000
Nowhere and Everywhere (Performed by Michelle Lewis) Practical Magic - WB feature film writer 1998

Artist Developer[edit]

In addition to his many released songs, Wayne is known within the music industry to have made significant contributions to the development of the careers of multi-million selling Clive Davis-signed blue-eyed soul artist Curtis Stigers, singer/songwriter Martin Sexton, singer/songwriter Michelle Lewis, Australian indie pop/rock artist Dimitra, UK artists Thousand Hours, Laura Welsh (Laura and the Tears) and US artist Karen Kanan.

Business Ventures[edit]

Wayne owns Stand Up Sound/Stand Up Songs/Wayne’s World (ASCAP), a NYC-based music and audio production company, recording studio[20] (see citation), and independent music publishing company. His company runs a robust internship program, which has hosted many student interns from the US and the UK. He also has co-publishing ventures with Sony Music Publishing.

Educator[edit]

In addition to his three decades of real-world experience, Wayne has taught Melody Writing, Lyric Writing, Music Production and Music Marketing at university-level institutions including the State University of NY at Purchase College, New York University (the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Tisch and Steinhardt divisions) and at Berklee College of Music. He has also developed a song tutoring[21] (see citation) course that benefits songwriters around the world, in person, and via Skype.

Early life[edit]

Before becoming a songwriter, Wayne was a music creative director, composer and producer for visual media. He started his career at age 21 as the youngest music and radio producer in the history of ad agency Young & Rubicam, followed by a long stint with major NYC based advertising music production company HEA Productions. His advertising accomplishments include composing and producing music and audio for international television/radio ad campaigns for advertisers including Coca-Cola, Burger King, Amtrak, U.S. Army, Dr. Pepper and the U. S. Open[SIA disambiguation needed]. Prior to his work in advertising Wayne earned his Independent Learning - jazz studies B.A. from Indiana University, and performed across the US and in the UK in jazz and rock bands.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Wayne Cohen Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Wayne Cohen". Rovi Corp. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  3. ^ ""Dream Enough" by Sitti feat. Richard Poon". Lyrics Ko 'To. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Dark & Light by Thousand Hours". Bandcamp. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Out of My Chelle Credits". Rovi Corp. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Laura And The Tears - Love Live On!". Discogs. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Boris - Rely On Me". Discogs. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Precious "Rewind"". Rovi Cork. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 433. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  10. ^ "Martin Sexton "The American"". Rovi Corp. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Martin Sexton "Love Keep Us Together"". Rovi Corp. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Practical Magic (soundtrack)". Imdb.com, Inc. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Michelle Lewis "Little Leviathan"". Rovi Corp. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Michelle Lewis "Nowhere & Everywhere" single". Rovi Corp. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  15. ^ "Conner Reeves "Read My Mind"". Rovi Corp. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  16. ^ "Various Artists "Non Stop Hits "". Rovi Corp. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "Martin Sexton "Black Sheep"". Rovi Corp. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "Dana Dawson "How I Wanna Be Loved"". Rovi Corp. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  19. ^ a b c d e "Curtis Stigers Chart Positions". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  20. ^ "Studio". Stand Up Sound. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  21. ^ "Song Tutoring". Stand Up Sound. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 

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