New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Razor & Tie Media)
Kurt Deutsch of Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight comments, "Michael is a singular voice in the American Theatre. His scores from Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson to The Fortress of Solitude prove that he can write both words and music that cross the boundaries of popular culture - we look forward to helping support his future theatrical endeavors and opening up opportunities in the publishing world.
The joint venture between Razor & Tie Music
Publishing and Sh-K-Boom/GhostlightRecords was created in 2014 to nurture the talents of a new generation of theatrical composers and writers. The venture's first signing was New York City based songwriter and artist Shaina Taub,who straddles the world of theater music and contemporary pop performance. The venture is an extension into the publishing arena of the successful longstanding distribution and marketing relationship between Razor & Tie and Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records.
About Michael Friedman
Michael Friedman has written music and lyrics for The Fortress of Solitude; Love's Labour's Lost and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson(both with Alex Timbers); Here's Hoover; Saved;The Brand
New Kid;The Blue Demon; and, with The Civilians, Canard Canard Goose, Gone Missing, Nobody's Lunch, This Beautiful City, In the Footprint, The Great Immensity, the upcoming Pretty Filthy, and music for Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns
and the company's 2012 TED Talk. He is the co-author of Paris Commune (with Steve Cosson). He has written for the London Review of Books, the New Yorker and the Paris Review, and has been a MacDowell Fellow, a Princeton Hodder Fellow, a Meet The Composer Fellow, a Barron Professor at the Princeton Environmental Institute
and an artist-in-residence at Spring
Workshop Hong Kong. His recent Tedx talk, "The Song Makes a Space," is available on YouTube. An evening of his songs was featured in Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, and he received an OBIE Award for sustained achievement.
Razor & Tie Music
Razor & Tie Music
Publishing has distinguished itself with a focused, proactive approach to artist career development, cross-format songwriting, multi-media song placement and comprehensive royalty administration. The company is led by a seasoned and energetic executive team with representatives in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. RTMP has scored numerous number one multi-platinum hits in multiple formats around the world. The company is self-administered in North America
and has aligned with a strong team of sub-publishers throughout the rest of the world. www.razorandtiemusicpublishing.com
Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast
Recordings - building a library of over 150 records in the last 15 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway's brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch and three time Tony Award nominee Sherie Rene Scott, Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight has won two Grammy Awards (for The Book of Mormon and In the Heights) and is a frequent nominee, most recently for the OBCRs of the 2014 "Best Musical" Tony Award winner A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Beautiful - The Carole King
Musical. Other notable recent releases include the 2014 "Best Score" Tony Award winner The Bridges of Madison County, Disney's Newsies, Pippin and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, plus the OBCR's of Next to Normal, Hair, Legally Blonde, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Drowsy Chaperone and many more Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. The label has also released solo albums from some of Broadway's biggest names: Patti LuPone, Sherie Rene Scott, Adam Pascal, Sutton Foster, Kelli O'Hara, Alice Ripley, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. The label recently created a new joint publishing venture with Razor & Tie to represent songwriters that fuse theatrical and pop music. Sh-K-Boom Entertainment is a producer of the upcoming film version of The Last Five Years, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick
and Jeremy Jordan.www.sh-k-boom.com