Brooklyn, NY

After nearly 30 years working in television, film, advertising and other media, Michael Whalen is one of the top composers and music supervisors in the United States. A two time Emmy® Award winning composer (with 8 nominations) he has created music for thousands of commercials, hundreds of TV shows and 19 feature films. Some of his best-known work: score and music supervision for “Veronika Decides to Die” (2014), “What the Bleep Do You Know?”, themes for HBO, CBS News, ABC News’ “Good Morning America”, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, dozens of specials for PBS, National Geographic and the History Channel and television films for Lifetime and the Hallmark Channel.

Michael is a internationally known recording artist with 30 solo and soundtrack recordings to his credit. Well-known for his beautiful and thematic music, he performs around NYC when time allows. He has also produced and executive produced over 100 recordings for other artists. His work as a executive producer resulted in a Grammy Nomination in 2000.

As well as his music work, Michael is an expert on copyright law, music monetization and digital rights. After several posts in the industry, he is now the CCO of Artist Expansion - a “boutique” artist development company which handles a small but highly successful roster of music artists. He also consults with major technology and music companies and mentors artists around the world. As a teacher, he has been an adjunct professor at NYU, The Berklee College of Music and The City College of NY creating highly successful courses in scoring and music business.

He loves making a difference for people as a highly successful program & seminar leader and he has led programs for thousands of people in the United States and Canada. Michael is also an author, thought leader on the future on digital copyrights and panelist at dozens of major conferences and festivals.

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