ROSTER

Dsign Music

Dsign Music

Moonshine

Cazzi Opeia

Ellen Berg

Ellen Berg

BANGERS & CA$H

Bobii Lewis

Bobii Lewis

Jay & Rudy

JeL (Alex Karlsson & Alexej Viktorvittch)

JeL

Gabriel Brandes

Gabriel Brandes

David Anthony Eames

David Anthony

John Mars

Inga (Siv Marit Egseth)

YNGA

Carlyle Fernandes

Sondrey

Phat Fabe

Andrew Choi

Andrew Choi

Coach & Sendo

COACH & SENDO

Deez

DEEZ

KENZIE

Yoo Young Jin

Yoo Young Jin

IMLAY

IMLAY

J-dub

J-dub (Jinoo)

Jinbo

Jinbo

Noday

Noday

Realmeee

Realmeee

Tommy $trate

Tommy $trate

Yoon Gun

Yoon Gun

Harvey Mason Jr.

Harvey Mason Jr.

Mike Daley

Mike Daley

B4LNCE

B4LNCE

Vedo

Vedo

Che Pope

TOYO

BICKSANCHO

Emily Kim

KT Park

ADR

Allison Kaplan

Joe Millionaire

minGtion

Jin Suk Choi

Anne Judith Stokke Wik

Nermin Harambasic

Ronny Svendsen

BLUEPRINT

Alejandro Fuentes

Charite Viken

Rasmus Palmgren

BB Elliot

Dsign Music

Singers / Topliners / Producers / Songwriters

Songwriting team Dsign Music has scored a total of 40 No. 1 placements on various Billboard Charts, sold over 35 million physical records as writers and producers, generated more than two billion streams, had over 400 songs recorded and released, resulting in an array of international No. 1’s, Top 5’s and Top 10’s globally.

Dsign Music are true pioneers of K-pop, writing some of the most iconic hit songs during the last decade.

Dsign Music have over the years gone from strength to strength with cutting edge writing and production, winner of numerous awards across the globe. The smash hit and No.1 single for Ricky Martin “Vente Pa’Ca” has over 1.6 billion views on YouTube and more than 600 million streams on Spotify, earning Dsign Music a SESAC Latin Award in 2017 and two Grammy nominations at the Latin Grammy Awards in 2017 (Song of the Year & Album of the Year). In March 2018 Dsign Music won the Norwegian Music Publishing Awards.

Dsign Music’s versatile musicality is well-known globally, proven with their contemporary and often cutting edge feel for urban grooves, danceable pop music, exquisite hooks, cutting edge sounds, vivid arrangements and mixes.

Moonshine

PRODUCERS / TRACK WRITERS / SONGWRITERS / REMIXERS

The Swedish music producuction team Moonshine (Jonatan Gusmark & Ludvig Evers)  have in record time become one of the most sought after production teams in the K-POP world.

Moonshine have scored international No. 1 smash hit singles with SuperM (SM Entertainment), NCT 127 (SM Entertainment) Red Velvet (SM Entertainment), TWICE (JYP Entertainment), AleXa (ZB Label), Monsta X (UMG Japan), Ailee (YMC Entertainment), WayV (SM Entertainment), The Boyz (Cre.ker Entertainment) and many more.

Red Velvet’s single “Peek-A-Boo” sold 1,9 million in physical sales and downloads, 100 million streams and 180 million YouTube views. TWICE’s single “Dance The Night Away” reached No.1 on Billboard World Chart and K-Pop Chart with superstar girl group TWICE (JYP). Over 1,7 million in physical sales and downloads and close to 100 million streams. The video(s) has surpassed the 230 million views mark (combined) on YouTube. “Power Up” was released with Red Velvet. Yet another No. 1 Billboard World Chart and K-Pop Chart and No.2 on Worldwide Digital Sales.  Moonshine produced and co-wrote “Super Car” (October 2019) for SuperM (SM Entertainment) which earned them 6 no.1 Billboard placements, with the most prolific one being the Billboard 200 chart.  Moonshine have so far scored 10 no. 1 Billboard placements, wich in total has generated multi-million sales and digital downloads as well as over two billion streams. In their native Sweden, Moonshine were nominated for “Breakthrough of The Year” at the prestigious Swedish Music Publishing Awards in 2019.

Cazzi Opeia

SONGWRITER / TOPLINER / SINGER / VOCAL PRODUCER

Moa “Cazzi Opeia” Carlebecker is a Swedish singer,  songwriter and vocal producer working out of  her studio at EKKO Music Lab in Stockholm, Sweden.

During the recent years she has become one of the most in-demand K-pop songwriters, both solo or as a member of the songwriting duo Sunshine (together with Ellen Berg).

Her songwriting style takes inspiration from pop, electro, soul, R&B and dance music, which makes her versatile and well equipped for the many different sounds of K-pop.

The exceptional work of Moa “Cazzi Opeia” Carlebecker has resulted in smash hits with a number of K-Pop superstars like Red Velvet, BTS, TWICE, ITZY, NCT 127, NCT Dream and TXT to name a few. These releases have earned her a total of 26 no. 1 placements on different Billboard Charts.

As a songwriter Moa “Cazzi Opeia” Carlebecker  has sold more than 20 million physical albums combined, surpassing 4 billion streams and more than 1.5 billion views on YouTube. The Swedish Music Publishing Awards nominated her for “Breakthrough of the Year” in 2018 and “International Success of the Year” in 2019.

Ellen Berg

SONGWRITER / SINGER / VOCAL PRODUCER

Ellen Berg grew up in a bonafide music family with a jazz-loving musician father, a singer and multi-instrumentalist mother. Over the years Ellen has honed her skills as a songwriter and steadily built her network around the globe by collaborating with top writers and music producers.

Now in heavy demand as K-POP hit songwriter, either solo or as member of supreme songwriting duo Sunshine (together with Moa “Cazzi Opeia” Carlebecker).

Ellen Berg is widely known for her melodious songwriting style topped with great, meaningful lyrics, catchy punchlines as well as her truly brilliant vocal and vocal production skills.

International top artists like BTS, TWICE, ITZY, Red Velvet, Loona, Jonghyun, GWSN, AleXa are just a fraction of artists who have enjoyed Ellen’s exceptional songwriting talents. This has earned Ellen Berg an array of international No. 1 and Top 5 hits, multi-million sales, millions of downloads and more than 1.5 billion streams.

BANGERS & CA$H

SONGWRITERS / PRODUCERS / ARRANGERS / MIX ENGINEERS

The combined credits of and Fabian Torsson a.k.a Phat Fabe and Harry Sommerdahl are nothing short of stellar.

These vastly experienced songwriters, producers, musicians, arrangers and mix engineers have co-written and produced for artists such as  Tove Lo, Robyn, Notorious B.I.G, Lil’ Wayne, Steve Aoki, T.I, The Wanted, Ace of Base, Neneh Cherry and more recently Monsta X, GWSN, NCT Dream and Loona to name a few.

Their songs have charted across the globe and on various Billboard charts and have been performed on TV productions such as American Idol and X-Factor. Their digital platform streams are in the + 100 millions and they’ve won or have been nominated for numerous music industry awards.      

Phat Fabe & Harry are now officially operating as the creative combo BANGERS & CA$H and they’re set to regulate in the 2020’s and beyond. BANGERS & CA$H are currently busy writing and producing for numerous projects around the globe.

Bobii Lewis

SONGWRITER / SINGER / ARTIST / VOCAL PRODUCER

Bobii Lewis grew up in Tottenham, North London and as a kid he was hypnotised by the reggae and Motown records that his parents played in his home.  In 2018 Bobii scored his first chart No.1 hit on Billboard US World Digital Song Sales with the single “Simon Says”, the iconic K-pop group NCT127’s critically acclaimed smash hit.

2019 and 2020 have been extraordinary years for Bobii. He co-wrote “Super Car” on SuperM’s Billboard 200 No.1 album “Super M: The First Album” (SM Ent./Capitol). The album also topped another 5 Billboard Charts: World, Digital, Current, Digital and Album Sales. He co-wrote “Ice Queen” on EXO member Baekhyun’s (SM Ent.) solo album “City Lights” (2 X Platinum in South Korea -500 000 copies) and an additional 300 000 sold copies in China.

Bobii co-wrote “Trouble” for K-Pop giants EXO’s album “OBSESSION” (SM Ent.) which has gone 3 x Platinum in South Korea (750 000 sold copies) and sold another 300 000 copies in China. This year he’s delivered hit singles and standout album songs to a number of No.1 selling artists including Super M’s smoking hot single “One” – from the Billboard No.2 album “Super One”(SM Ent) and the record-breaking No.1 single “Make A Wish” for NCT U (SM Entertainment) from the No.1 album “Face Us”. In 2020 he’s generated well over 2 million physical sales and several hundred million streams.  Equipped with a fantastic voice, a natural rap flow as well as superb feel for melody and lyrics, Bobii Lewis is in huge demand among our clients around the world.

Jay & Rudy

SINGERS / TOPLINERS / SONGWRITERS / VOCAL PRODUCERS

Copenhagen-based singer and songwriter duo Jay & Rudy (Jakob Mihoubi & Rudi Daouk) have a writing and singing style that oozes classic and contemporary R&B, hip-hop and soulful pop. 

They have quickly become a house-hold name in the K-POP world and are now established as one of the most requested topliners in that market. With several US Billboard #1 placements, million plus selling records and multi-million streams under their belts it’s obvious that this dynamic duo are on a mission.

Top selling artists such as Lay, Super Junior, SHINee, NCT 127, Jonghyun (SM Entertainment), Han Seung Woo (Victon), have all been blessed with Jay & Rudy’s songwriting talent. Regular co-writing sessions are done with international hit makers Dsign Music, Moonshine, Che Pope, Robin Lynch, Harvey Mason Jr, Stereotypes, Iconic Sounds, Deez, Kenzie, Mono Tree to name a few.

JeL

PRODUCERS / SONGWRITERS / TOPLINERS / ARTISTS / DJ’s

Swedish music production duo JeL (Alex Karlsson & Alexei Viktorovich) is a highly demanded team based at EKKO Music Lab in Stockholm, Sweden.

Equipped with unique yet commercial sounds they have the ability to cater their sound to any pop genre. An array of the world’s leading K-Pop top stars that include NCT Dream, Super Junior, Shinee, SuperM, Key (SM), BTS (Big Hit), Twice (JYP), AleXa (ZB Label), B.A.P (TS) as well as entertainment mogul Simon Fuller’s prio act Now United (XIX Entertainment) have chosen Jel’s songs and music productions. In 2020 Jel scored their first US Billboard No.1 album with K-Pop giants BTS with their “We Are (Bulletproof)” as well as a No.2 on Billboard 200 Album Chart with K-pop superstars SuperM charted at. JeL co-wrote the single “Tiger Inside”.

Alex Karlsson (Topliner / Vocalist / Producer / Artist)
At age 18 Alex met world class writers/producers Dsign Music, who took him in and developed his skills as songwriter and singer. A couple of years later he’s charted all over the world, started various creative projects and have become and in-demand voice on the electronic music scene.

Alexej Viktorovitch (Producer / Songwriter / Pianist / DJ)
At the age of 8 he was already a piano prodigy and moved from Russia to Sweden. At age 12 he won the Steinway Award for Sweden’s best pianist, and began touring all over the country. After an epiphany, he left his classical life behind him and jumped straight into the world of EDM and pop music. Taking on the name Middle Milk where his song “Heroin” went #1 on iTunes in Japan and more.

Gabriel Brandes

SINGER / TOPLINER / SONGWRITER / GUITARIST

Gabriel Brandes is a Swedish singer, topliner, songwriter and guitarist, working out of  his studio at EKKO Music Lab in Stockholm, Sweden.

During 2021 he has earned huge success and become an in-demand topliner in the K-POP and J-POP marketplace, collaborating with some of the hottest writers and producers.

The exceptional work of Gabriel Brandes can be heard with artists such as Tomorrow X Together aka TXT (Big Hit / Republic) earning him 6 no. 1 placements on different Billboard Charts, SHINee (SM Entertainment), Stray Kids (JYP Entertainment), Pentagon (Cube), Cravity (Starship), The Boyz (Cre.ker), Now United (XIX Music USA), Alexa (ZB Label), Exile (Avex/LDH), BAP (TS Entertainment), Gacharic Spin (JVC Victor) and many more. Released songs co-written by Gabriel Brandes has so far exceeded in 3.8 mill physical sold units combined.

Gabriel Brandes has seen an explosive growth in terms of releases and confirmed cuts, and have a number og releases scheduled with A-list K-Pop and J-Pop artists and labels.

Soul, R &B and pop are mainly the styles Gabriel Brandes embrace with love and passion. A very versatile writer who’s known among his peers  as a very creative, innovative and professional collaborator.

David Anthony

SONGWRITER / PRODUCER / SINGER

David Anthony Eames is a London-based songwriter, music producer and singer.

He is laser focused and highly motivated by his deep love for music which he passionately and wholeheartedly embrace and cherish. David taught himself to play piano at a young age, and his first attempts with song writing eventually led him to West End musical production and local pop acts.

David Anthony is highly in demand as a producer and songwriter and continues to deliver irresistible, instant and cutting edge pop music. His style of writing, which is influenced by 90’s pop, hip-hop and R&B, has made him a strong name in the vibrant K-POP and J-POP world.

David Anthony has had recent cuts with superstar artists like EXO, Loona, EXO-CBX, TWICE, B.A.P, Red Velvet, King & Prince, Exile Tribe The Rampage, Oh My Girl, Boystory and many more which is an evidence of his craftmanship as a skilled songwriter and music producer.

John Mars

PRODUCER / SONGWRITER

Swedish music producer and songwriter John Mars (John Forkelid), is in-demand globally with his ear for commercial pop hooks, vivid music productions and crystal clear mixes. John has become one of EKKO’s fastest growing writer/producer names through his work at studio complex EKKO Music Lab in Stockholm, Sweden.

Raised with jazz and pop, he developed great skills in piano improvisation.

After  discovering an interest in the recording arts he set his mind to writing and production and in which he developed his uplifting and very infectious  pop sound. In 2018 he graduated from the very prestigious Swedish pop university Musikmakarna.

John Mars is now enjoying an array of cuts and holds on the international arena.
His work for hyped pop acts Now United (XIX Music USA) where he has a forthcoming single confirmed, hit singles with American/Korean pop sensation Alexa (ZB Label) and Japanese superstars V6 (Johnny’s) are clear evidence of his writing and production talents.

YNGA

TOPLINER / SONGWRITER / SINGER / ARTIST

YNGA (Siv Marit Egseth) is a young and brilliant Norwegian topliner, singer and artist.

Discovered at Song:Expo writing camp in Norway, Ynga has since then gone from strength to strength. A constant collaborator with international writers Dsign Music, Che Pope and Will Simms. Attended SM Entertainment’s international writing camp in Seoul several times which resulted in cuts with the label’s multiplatinum acts.

Besides being an accomplished singer she also plays several instruments such as accordion, saxophone and guitar.  A songwriter with very high ambitions and great work ethics. Released singles as a solo artist: “Got Me”, “Glass”, “Galaxy” and “Talk To Me”.

In late 2019 YNGA teamed up with Romanian record label Thrace Music and released the single “Papi Papi” together with fellow Thrace artist BRIANNA – a catchy, full of attitude and will guaranteed get your body bouncing.

Carlyle Fernandes

BEAT & TRACK MAKER / SOUND DESIGNER

Carlyle Fernandes is a very talented beat & track maker/sound designer from Gothenburg – the vibrant music city on the west coast of Sweden.

With roots as fast-picking metal guitarist on the local band scene Carlyle loves to create exciting grooves and sounds. His feel for cutting edge hip-hop, vivid electronic sounds and contemporary R&B and soul is already widely spread among fellow songwriters and labels around the globe and he’s constantly being approached with new and challenging projects.

Carlyle has successfully collaborated with EKKO Music Rights roster; Dsign Music, Sunshine (Cazzi Opeia & Ellen Berg), Bobii Lewis and Jay & Rudy. Further collaborations have also been done with renowned producers and artists Aloe Blacc, Akon, 808 Mafia, Honerable C Note and Daniel Seeff.

Carlyle Fernandes has co-written and co-produced “So Long” on SuperM’s Billboard 200 No.2 album “Super One” (Capitol/SM Entertainment) and cuts on the Red Velvet’s forthcoming album (both SM Entertainment).

Sondrey

SONGWRITER / SINGER / ARTIST

Norwegian artist, R&B/Soul singer, songwriter and record producer Sondrey is located and working from Oslo, Norway.

Heavily inspired by Michael Jackson’s soundscape on his fifth solo album “Off the Wall” and the contemporary Hip-Hop/Trap scene, he makes his own twist of R&B by expressing himself through emotional and dark lyrics, mixed with Japanese language and culture and explicit lyrics.

Equipped with a silky soft R&B voice as well as great feel for melody and lyrics Sondrey is on a very interesting and creative journey. Check out his own releases on Spotify and his debut album “Insomnia” released early 2021.

Check out his own releases on Spotify.

Phat Fabe

Songwriter / Producer / Drummer / Mix Engineer

Swedish native Fabian Torsson, who trades under the name Phat Fabe, is a brilliant Swedish songwriter, producer, drummer and mix engineer. He’s got a long list of high profile collaborations in the international music world. Written and produced for artists such as:

  • The Wanted (Albums-The Wanted, Battleground, I found You EP)
  • Teddybears Sthlm (Albums-Rock n´Roll Highschool, Fresh and Softmachine, including tracks: Cobrastyle, Punkrocker)
  • The Caesars (Album Love For The Streets, including tracks: Jerk It Out, Over Fore It Started)
  • Robyn (Cobrastyle and Should have known, All Because Of Boys Robyn/Yelle)
  • Neneh Cherry (Among other tracks: 7 seconds Feat. Yossou n´Dour And BUDDY X Feat. Notorious Big)
  • The Ark (Album-In Full Regalia)
  • I´m from Barcelona (Who killed Harry Houdini?-­album)

As composer and producer Phat Fabe has generated over 150 000 000 spins on Spotify.
He has won numerous industry awards such as Golden Beatle (2007)
Best Musical Performance for the movie Kidz In The Hood. The film went on to compete at the Berlin Film Festival.
Kidz In The Hood also won Best Film at the Toronto Film Festival and won the Golden Dolphin at The Cinekids International Film Festival.

Phat Fabe’s broad insight and knowledge in music was called upon when he was asked to join Team SALO as sidekick in The Voice, Sweden. Fabe also produced and composed for Team Ison in X-Factor Sweden, adding up 20 million + spins on Spotify, and 7 entries on Itunes top 10. Phat Fabe has scored a large number of commercials for award winning directors such as Jonas Åkerlund and Kalle Hellzen and Filip Engstrom.

His client list include; Volvo, Citroen, Heineken, Apple/iPod, Samsung, Tab, Panasonic, Nike, H&M and Staples. Fabe is currently doing co-writes and production for various acts as well as developing his solo project, THE BOOM SHOT SQUAD, who´s remake of The Teddybears classic “Cobrastyle” is rocking clubs worldwide.

Andrew Choi

Songwriter / Vocalist

Andrew Choi is a Korean-American singer/songwriter and one of the most sought after pop/R&B topliners on the K-pop and J-pop scenes. Andrew started his songwriting career in Korea in 2011, and soon his incredible toplining ability attracted lots of A&R executives at Asian labels.

Since the beginning of the career, Andrew has been working with various superstar artists such as EXO, 2PM, TVXQ, Exile and many more. In 2012, Andrew Choi participated in major TV audition show “K-Pop Star 2” and by making top 3, he proved his capability as an artist as well.

SELECTED CREDITS

EXO ‘Lucky One’
VIXX ‘Dynamite’
EXILE ‘ALL NIGHT LONG’
SHINee ‘Why So Serious?’

COACH & SENDO

Producer

With SHINee’s stellar single “Everybody” released in 2013, Coach & Sendo has become one of the most renowned production teams of EDM in Korea. Their music is instantly recognizable and comes with very characteristic sound designs. Simultaneously they are more than capable of designing their sounds to suit any type of artist or co-write situation. With firm arrangements, they cover most of EDM’s various genres. The word “cutting edge” would best describe this amazing songwriting and production team.

SELECTED CREDITS

  • SUPER JUNIOR – “Black Suit” (SM Entertainment)
  • NCT DREAM – “MY PAGE’ (SM Entertainment)
  • SAAY “CIRCLE – (ft. Tish Hyman)” (Universal Music)
  • NCT 127 – “Heartbreaker” (SM Entertainment)
  • SHINee – “Everybody” (SM Entertainment)
  • JO1 – “GRAND MASTER” (Lapone Entertainment)

DEEZ

Producer / Songwriter / Vocalist

DEEZ is a neo-soul/R&B singer-songwriter/producer located in Seoul. He made his mainstream K-pop debut with Rain’s single “Only You” in 2008, and has since then been writing and producing a string of of K-pop R&B/Soul influenced classics such as “ACE” (TAEMIN), ‘Love, Love, Love’ (EXO), “Candy” (BAEKHYUN), “Kick It!” (NCT127), etc. As an artist, he released his own album ‘Get Real’ in 2010, of which the single “Sugar” was awarded ‘Best R&B/Soul Song of the Year’ at the Korean Pop Music Awards.

With his total package skillset, such as producing, chord progression and harmony creation, he’s become one of the most established songwriters in the scene.

SELECTED CREDITS

  • EXO – “Love, Love, Love” (SM Entertainment)
  • TAEMIN – “Ace”, “Thirsty” (SM Entertainment)
  • SAAY – “CIRCLE (ft. Tish Hyman)” (Universal Music)
  • NCT127 – “Cherry Bomb”, “Kick It!” (SM Entertainment)
  • BAEKHYUN – “Candy” (SM Entertainment)

KENZIE

Producer / Tracks

Seoul-based songwriter-producer Kenzie, is one of the most influential writers in the K-pop world. After graduation from prestigious Berklee College of Music, Kenzie has written a number of songs for K-pop superstars including ‘My Name’ (BoA), ‘Into The New World’, ‘Oh’ (Girls’ Generation), ‘Wolf’, ‘Overdose’, ‘Monster’, ‘For Life’ (EXO), ‘Devil’ (Super Junior), ‘Why So Serious’ (SHINee), ‘Limitless’ (NCT 127), etc.

With energetic and limitless creative power, Kenzie’s creating extremely musical, fresh and hi-quality music, no matter what genre it is. Not only the songwriting, Kenzie also possesses matchless skills of music, production, vocal production and lyric writing. Needless to say, Kenzie’s upholds world-class status as songwriter.

SELECTED CREDITS

  • NCT DREAM – “Chewing Gum”, “We Young” (SM Entertainment)
  • TAEYEON – “I Got Love” (SM Entertainment)
  • NCT 127 – “Limitless”, “Punch” (SM Entertainment)
  • EXO – “Wolf”, “Overdose”, “Monster”, “For Life” (SM Entertainment)
  • SHINee – “Why So Serious?” (SM Entertainment)
  • Girls’ Generation – “Into The New World” (SM Entertainment)
  • BoA – “My Name” (SM Entertainment)

Yoo Young Jin

Songwriter / Producer / Vocalist

Yoo Young Jin is a legendary Korean songwriter, producer, singer & mix engineer who led the early boom of K-pop. He is also a pioneer of R&B music in Korea. From back in 1996, Yoo Young Jin has been producing and writing hit singles for numerous K-pop superstars such as H.O.T, S.E.S, Shinwha, SHINee, SUPER JUNIOR, EXO, and TVXQ!. Beyond creating songs, he also possessed the talent of planting musical identities with artists and connect his compositions to them. This has left big footprints on SM Entertainment’s huge success.

SELECTED CREDITS

  • Red Velvet – “Happiness” (SM Entertainment)
  • TVXQ! – “Something”, “Catch Me”, “Keep Your Head Down” (SM Entertainment)
  • EXO – “MAMA”, “What Is Love” (SM Entertainment)
  • SUPER JUNIOR – “Sorry, Sorry”, ‘Mr. Simple” (SM Entertainment)
  • SHINee “Lucifer”, “Ring Ding Dong”, (SM Entertainment)

IMLAY

Producer

IMLAY is a Korean promising DJ/producer. Especially strong at future tracks which are based on trap beats, he’s becoming more and more popular in hiphop & electronica scene as well. He participated in JONGHYUN’s album “Inspiration” as one of the main producers, and as an EDM artist, he’s been performing on numerous stages such as Ultra Music Festival Japan, Spectrum Dance Music Festival, World DJ Festival, etc.

SELECTED CREDITS

  • TRAX X LIP2SHOT – “Notorious (Feat. Sophiya)” (SM Entertainment)
  • JONGHYUN – “Lonely (Feat. TAEYEON)” (SM Entertainment)
  • JONGHYUN – “Inspiration” (SM Entertainment)
  • IMLAY X Laura Brehm – “Daylight” (SM Entertainment)
  • SEHUN & CHANYEOL (from EXO) – “On Me” (SM Entertainment)

J-dub (Jinoo)

Singer / Songwriter

J-dub (Jinoo) is a singer-songwriter who mainly work with Super Junior D&E. He’s being loved by artists with his beautiful / emotional melody using guitar riff.

Cadillac X DONGHAE ‘Perfect’
SUPER JUNIOR ‘One More Chance’
B.A.P ‘Feel So Good’
SUPER JUNIOR-D&E ‘Growing Pains’

Jinbo

Singer / Songwriter / Producer

Jinbo is a singer-songwriter/producer based on Neo-soul/Hiphop. As an artist, he won “Best R&B/Soul Album” at Korean Music Awards in 2010, and “Best R&B Soul Single” at Korean Music Awards in 2012. He’s also created phenomenal songs for K-pop artists, such as BTS, Red Velvet, SHINee, and so on.

Red Velvet ‘Look’ (Dance Practice 영상입니다;;)
SUMIN ‘U & Me (Feat. JINBO)’
G.Soul ‘Can’t’
Hoody ‘By Your Side (Feat. Jinbo)’
KIM BUM SOO ‘Home meal (Feat. Geeks, Mrs. Lee)’

Noday

Songwriter / Producer / Vocalist

Noday is a pop producer/singer-songwriter, who’s been with JYP Entertainment for long time. With numbers of K-pop superstars like Twice, GOT7, TVXQ, Girls’ Generation, etc, he has been covering various genre of music. He also made his debut as an Electronic artist in 2015.

Signed with EKKO Music Rights in 2018, actively writing and producing songs for various K-Pop and J-Pop projects

SELECTED CREDITS

  • GOT7 – “Sign” (JYP Entertainment)
  • JIMIN PARK – “Dasi” (JYP Entertainment)
  • KANG DANIEL – “Interview” (Konnect Entertainment)
  • DOBERMAN INFINITY – “Thrill Life” (LDH)
  • SUHO (from EXO) – “Let’s Love” (SM Entertainment)

Realmeee

Songwriter / Lyricist / Producer

Realmeee has been a one of the most beloved producers/songwriters/lyricists in Korea, after she wrote “Dream” and “Because” sung by LEE Hi. She covers different styles from ballad to electro-pop, with her touching and delicate melody & producing.

SELECTED CREDITS

  • YESUNG – “At the Time (Feat. KYUHYUN)” (SM Entertainment)
  • TAEYEON – “Cover Up” (SM Entertainment)
  • XIA “..IS YOU” (CJES Entetainment)
  • G.Soul – “Love Me Again” (JYP Entertainment)

Tommy $trate

Singer / Songwriter

Tommy $trate is a Canadian singer-songwriter who is actively involved in the work of famous hip-hop musicians and is developing his presence in the hip-hop market.

Swings ‘문 뒤 (Prod. By Offair) (Feat. Tommy Strate)’ (오피셜 계정 아님)
NCT ‘INTRO: Neo Got My Back’
Ash-B ‘On My Way’ (오피셜 계정 아님)
Tommy Strate ‘August’
Tommy $trate ‘Soundwave’

Yoon Gun

Singer / Songwriter

Yoon Gun is a legendary ballad singer-songwriter of Korea. He made his artist debut as a member of “Brown Eyes”, with the single “Beol Sseo Il Nyeon” which was one of the most successful single in the history of Korea. He’s expanding his genre to the EDM pop these days, as well.

Jung In ‘UUU’
Brown Eyes ‘Don’t Go, Don’t Go’
Brown Eyes ‘Jeom Jeom’
Brown Eyes ‘Beol Sseo Il Nyeon’
TVXQ! “Sun & Rain’

Harvey Mason Jr.

Producer

After the first success Truthfully” for Brandy’s 1998 release, Harvey Mason Jr. joined forces with Rodney Jerkins’ Darkchild Entertainment and continued to write and produce hits for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson. In 2000, Mason Jr. formed the production company, The Underdogs, whose first hit was Tyrese’s “I Like Them Girls.” He continued to top the R&B charts with hits for B2K, Marques Houston, Ruben Studdard, Joe, Ciara and Omarion, making history in 2009 with the number one hit, “No Air” featuring Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown, and again in 2012 with Chris Brown’s “Turn Up the Music.”

Until now, he’s been working on numerous projects in American pop scene and also participating film music in Hollywood. Furthermore, from mid-2010’s, he’s been producing songs for K-pop superstars, such as EXO, Girl’s Generation, and NCT127, etc.

SELECTED CREDITS

  • Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown – “No Air”
  • Dream Girls OST – “Listen”
  • EXO – “Overdoese” (SM Entertainment)
  • Girl’s Generation – “Mr. Mr.” (SM Entertainment)
  • NCT127 – “Limitless” (SM Entertainment)

Mike Daley

Producer

Based in Los Angeles, Mike Daley is a Grammy nominated songwriter and producer born and raised in downtown Chicago. He has worked with some of the biggest names in Pop, Urban, and K- pop music including Lady Gaga, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Girls’ Generation, Exo, BoA, and others.

In 2012, Mike began his music producing career with “Free Run” on Chris Brown’s platinum album Fortune. Between 2013-2016, Daley continued to garner great commercial success in the international and domestic market while becoming a staple producer for the K-pop market including Girls’ Generation #1 hit “Mr. Mr.”, SHINee’s #1 single, “1 of 1”, & “Tell Me What To Do”.

SELECTED CREDITS

  • SHINee – “1 of 1”, “Tell Me What to Do” (SM Entertainment)
  • EXO – “Day After Day” (SM Entertainment)
  • NCT127 – “BOSS”, “Come Back”, “Regular” (SM Entertainment)
  • BAEKHYUN – “Candy” (SM Entertainment)

B4LNCE

Songwriter / Producer Team

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B4LNCE is a certified multi-platinum & Grammy Award winning music production team dating back to 2002. Based in Los Angeles, B4LNCE has been credited through their production work with B2K, Destiny’s Child, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Girls Generation, TVXQ, EXO, SHinee, E-Girls to name a few. The team have more than 15 years of entertainment industry experience in various fields such as music production, A&R, artist management, marketing and music publishing.

In 2001, B4LNCE formed  a production team (PMG) based in Los Angeles, CA. B4LNCE would continue to work that production company for many years and go onto produce music and executive produce for several projects  such as B2K,Destiny’s Child  and D12’s Bizarre. B4LNCE continued to work from LA to NY where they had the excellent opportunity to collaborate with a legendary artists, composers and industry veterans of all sorts. With their collaborators, B4LNCE worked on many major artist projects in North America. Highlights include: LL Cool J, Michael Jackson’s (posthumous album), Lady GaGa, Snoop Dogg, and Jazmine Sullivan to name a few. B4LNCE also produced a number of compositions that were featured on original music soundtracks for many major television networks shows,game & film projects.

In 2011, B4LNCE shifted focus to developing key relationships in international music markets,  specifically  in the Asia region. B4LNCE has secured key relationships with leading labels and publishers which have lead to great success in Asia with multiple commercially released projects and millions of records sold.

Vedo

Singer / Songwriter

Vedo is an American singer, songwriter and entertainer most recognized for his stellar performances on season four of NBC’s popular talent competition, The Voice and for his Profound covers on Youtube.

He was inspired to delve into his inner songwriter and perfect his vocals; these efforts combined with his natural ability led to Vedo becoming one of the top finalists on The Voice and writing songs for major label recording artists such as Chris Brown, Lil Dicky, EXO, SHINee, NCT127, Daichi Miura and many more.

Vedo currently resides in Atlanta and continues to work on his album while lending his melodic voice and life experience through lyric to others.

SELECTED CREDITS

  • SHINee – “Prism” (SM Entertainment)
  • EXO – “Going Crazy” (SM Entertainment)
  • NCT127 – “Highway to Heaven”, “Regular” (SM Entertainment)
  • WAYV – “Unbreakable” (SM Entertainment)

Che Pope

Producer / Songwriter

As a music producer Che has collaborated with legendary and visionary artists including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Carlos Santana, Destiny’s Child, Lauryn Hill, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jay- Z, 50 Cent, the Weekend, ASAP Rocky and Kanye West to mention a few. Che’s skill in successfully honoring and highlighting each artist’s strong sense of self while at the same time unearthing and discovering new sounds/styles gained him recognition as a master collaborator and influential addition to the creative process.

Presently, Che is uniquely poised to apply his years of accumulated knowledge to become one of the biggest songwriters and producers in the world fully re-dedicating himself being a full-time producer songwriter.

SELECTED CREDITS

  • Destiny’s Child – “No No No Part 2”
  • Kanye West – “All Day”, “Bound 2” (G.O.O.D. Music)
  • Girl’s Generation – “Girls Are Back” (SM Entertainment)
  • Taemin – “Crazy 4 U” (SM Entertainment)

TOYO

Producer / Music director / DJ

TOYO is a music producer, music director, DJ in Korea.
He produces EDM / Trap as an electronic musician.

He is influenced by classical music and jazz musicians, so he does not cling to specific genres. He makes various kinds of music for K-Pop.

He has been performing at many festivals such as Global Gathering, World DJ Festival, etc.
And he has been working for Seoul Fashion Festival, Water Bomb as a music director.    

THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE / WELCOME 2 PARADISE
KEY of SHINee – City Girl
– NICHKHUN – Colorful X’mas
THE BOYZ – Lucid Dream (자각몽)

BICKSANCHO

Producer/Songwriter

SELECTED CREDITS

  • HYUNA – “Red”, “Lip & Hip” (Cube Entertainment)
  • 4MINUTE – “Crazy” (Cube Entertainment)
  • IDLE – “La Ta Ta” (Cube Entertainment)

Emily Kim

Songwriter/Vocalist

Emily is an amazing topliner from South Korea who graduated from the prestigious Seoul Institute of the Arts.

With her emotional, melodious toplining and the vocal she’s one of the most highly requested female topliners in recent K-pop scene, actively writing for top notch artists such as BAEKHYUN, GFRIEND, BoA, etc in 2020. Emily has also been participating in various international songcamps, and gaining great attentions from outside of Korea as well.

SELECTED CREDITS

  • U-KNOW – “Swing” (SM Entertainment)
  • TAEMIN – “I Think It’s Love” (SM Entertainment)
  • JEONG EUN JI – “Away” (PlayM Entertainment)
  • BAEKHYUN – “Underwater” (SM Entertainment)
  • GFRIEND – “Labyrinth” (Source Music)

KT Park

Songwriter / Producer

KT Park is a one of the most famous Korean songwriters & producers for his megahit ballad numbers. Since his debut as a writer back in 1994, with a megahit dance song of Roo’Ra, he has written a number of hit singles for K-pop superstars such as Wheesung, Ailee, Suzy, Sechskies, Yangpa, Baek Ji Young, etc. With those hit songs, he won 5 Songwriter of the Year awards from 2002 to 2004. KT Park is still actively working on new music with young producers.

SELECTED CREDITS

  • Ailee “If You” (YMC Entertainment)
  • BAEK JI YOUNG – “SA RANG AN HAE” (KakaoM)
  • SUZY & BAEKHYUN – “Dream” (LOEN Entertainment)
  • SUHO (from EXO) – “Let’s Love” (SM Entertainment)

ADR

Producer

Aaron “ADR” Rougier hails from the US Virgin Islands, and is best known as a music producer specializing in Urban/Rhythmic/Pop music. Growing up in diverse environments has led ADR to have an open ear to a wide range of music. ADR has done music for Film/TV and has worked with various recording artists, always adding his unique perspective. 

Allison Kaplan

Songwriter/Vocalist

Allison Kaplan is a native Los Angeles songwriter and musician specializing in melodies, strong lyrical concepts and instrumentation. Some of her releases include David Guetta/Madison Beer “Blame It On Love” and BTS “Dimple” from Love Yourself: Answer,” which garnered over 2 million worldwide sales, with the album hitting #1 in 72 countries and certified RIAA platinum in the U.S. She is hailed as a top k-pop writer with multiple singles among Korean groups EXO, Red Velvet, NCT127, and F(x), and has also written with/vocal produced for artists such as Louis Tomlinson, Cody Simpson, Stephen Puth and Kailee Morgue. ” Allison works often with David Brook, Bonnie McKee, Ali Payami (of Max Martin’s camp) and more. Recent artist sessions with Faouzia, Sorana, Grey, and Kenzie. Her upcoming releases include the next single by artist SKYE (Warner Music Group), and a release with famed DJ act Vicetone (Monstercat) which she will be featured on.

SELECTED CREDITS

  • BTS – “Dimple” (BIG HIT Entertainment)
  • Red Velvet – “Umpah Umpah” (SM Entertainment)
  • David Guetta / Madison Beer – “Blame It on Love” (Parlophone France)
  • f(x) – “Red Light” (SM Entertainment)

Joe Millionaire

Producer

Joseph Markell Foster, professionally known as Joe Millionaire (also Joe Milli) is a Platinum Selling International record producer from Atlanta, Georgia, where he currently resides. Coming from a musical family, he was introduced to a plethora of instruments early in his life. Thus establishing himself as a “one stop shop” for any artist or production. This musical range has garnered Joe some overdue accolades. Working with names such as Lil Wayne, Future, T.I, 2Chainz, T-Pain, Bazzi, Iggy Azelia, Vedo, etc. To fan favorites, EXO, Red Velvet, Taemin, Super Junior, etc. Joe even ventured into television production, producing for children reality shows, sports networks and WWE wrestling. Be it under bars of ballads or if you’re looking for that money sound, Joe Millionaire gets the job done.

SELECTED CREDITS

  • EXO CBX – “Rhythm After Summer” (SM Entertainment)
  • Super Junior – “Scene Stealer” (SM Entertainment)
  • Taemin – “Thirsty” (SM Entertainment)
  • EXO – “Sweet Lies” (SM Entertainment)

minGtion

Producer / Songwriter

minGtion is an all-around writer who mainly focuses on producing tracks while also making outstanding toplines. She graduated from the prestigious Seoul Institue of the Arts, the top university for the arts here in South Korea, where she studied music composition.

minGtion has become a one of the best rising producer/songwriter in 2019, especially with her chart-topping ballad song “Geu Dae Ra Neun Si” (Taeyeon), which was tied up in a popular TV series <Hotel Del Luna>. She’s a cutting-edge producer and also very talented melody maker at the same time, which makes her skillset very unique in this market. From dance music to ballad and jazz, she covers various genres.

SELECTED CREDITS

  • Chanyeol (from EXO) – “SSFW” (SM Entertainment)
  • BAEKHYUN – “Underwater” (SM Entertainment)
  • IRENE SEULGI – “Jelly” (SM Entertainment)
  • Taeyeon (from Girl’s Generation) – “Geu Dae Ra Neun Si” (<Hotel Del Luna> OST)

Jin Suk Choi

PRODUCER / SONGWRITER / COMPOSER / ARTIST / DJ

As a member of the production and songwriting team Dsign Music, Jin Suk Choi has scored a total of 40 No. 1 placements on various Billboard Charts, sold over 35 million physical records as writers and producers, generated more than two billion streams, had over 400 songs recorded and released, resulting in an array of international No. 1’s, Top 5’s and Top 10’s globally.

Jin Suk Choi is a true pioneer of K-POP and J-POP music, having written and produced some of the most iconic hit songs during the last decade.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Jin Suk Choi has been pushing the boundary of his music as an artist, multi-platinum songwriter and producer. Unique and eclectic are words used often to describe Jin’s music.

Dsign Music’s versatile musicality is well-known globally, proven with their contemporary and often cutting edge feel for urban grooves, danceable pop music, exquisite hooks, cutting edge sounds, vivid arrangements and mixes.

Anne Judith Stokke Wik

TOPLINER / SONGWRITER / SINGER

As a member of the production and songwriting team Dsign Music, Anne Judith Wik has scored a total of 40 No. 1 placements on various Billboard Charts, sold over 35 million physical records as writers and producers, generated more than two billion streams, had over 400 songs recorded and released, resulting in an array of international No. 1’s, Top 5’s and Top 10’s globally.

Anne Judith Wik is a true pioneer of K-POP and J-POP music, having written and produced some of the most iconic hit songs during the last decade.

Dsign Music have over the years gone from strength to strength with cutting edge writing and production, winner of numerous awards across the globe. The smash hit and No.1 single for Ricky Martin “Vente Pa’Ca” has over 1.6 billion views on YouTube and more than 600 million streams on Spotify, earning Dsign Music a SESAC Latin Award in 2017 and two Grammy nominations at the Latin Grammy Awards in 2017 (Song of the Year & Album of the Year). In March 2018 Dsign Music won the Norwegian Music Publishing Awards.

Dsign Music’s versatile musicality is well-known globally, proven with their contemporary and often cutting edge feel for urban grooves, danceable pop music, exquisite hooks, cutting edge sounds, vivid arrangements and mixes.

Nermin Harambasic

TOPLINER / SONGWRITER / SINGER / PRODUCER

As a member of the production and songwriting team Dsign Music, Nermin Harambasic has scored a total of 40 No. 1 placements on various Billboard Charts, sold over 35 million physical records as writers and producers, generated more than two billion streams, had over 400 songs recorded and released, resulting in an array of international No. 1’s, Top 5’s and Top 10’s globally.

Nermin Harambasic is a true pioneer of K-POP and J-POP music, having written and produced some of the most iconic hit songs during the last decade.

Dsign Music have over the years gone from strength to strength with cutting edge writing and production, winner of numerous awards across the globe. The smash hit and No.1 single for Ricky Martin “Vente Pa’Ca” has over 1.6 billion views on YouTube and more than 600 million streams on Spotify, earning Dsign Music a SESAC Latin Award in 2017 and two Grammy nominations at the Latin Grammy Awards in 2017 (Song of the Year & Album of the Year). In March 2018 Dsign Music won the Norwegian Music Publishing Awards.

Dsign Music’s versatile musicality is well-known globally, proven with their contemporary and often cutting edge feel for urban grooves, danceable pop music, exquisite hooks, cutting edge sounds, vivid arrangements and mixes.

Ronny Svendsen

PRODUCER / SONGWRITER / COMPOSER

As a member of the production and songwriting team Dsign Music, Ronny Svendsen has scored a total of 40 No. 1 placements on various Billboard Charts, sold over 35 million physical records as writers and producers, generated more than two billion streams, had over 400 songs recorded and released, resulting in an array of international No. 1’s, Top 5’s and Top 10’s globally.

Ronny Svendsen is a true pioneer of K-POP and J-POP music, having written and produced some of the most iconic hit songs during the last decade.

Dsign Music have over the years gone from strength to strength with cutting edge writing and production, winner of numerous awards across the globe. The smash hit and No.1 single for Ricky Martin “Vente Pa’Ca” has over 1.6 billion views on YouTube and more than 600 million streams on Spotify, earning Dsign Music a SESAC Latin Award in 2017 and two Grammy nominations at the Latin Grammy Awards in 2017 (Song of the Year & Album of the Year). In March 2018 Dsign Music won the Norwegian Music Publishing Awards.

Dsign Music’s versatile musicality is well-known globally, proven with their contemporary and often cutting edge feel for urban grooves, danceable pop music, exquisite hooks, cutting edge sounds, vivid arrangements and mixes.

BLUEPRINT

PRODUCERS / SONGWRITERS / TOPLINERS / ARTISTS

The Norwegian music songwriting team BLUEPRINT (Paulos Solbø / Stian Nyhammer Olsen / Julia Bognar Finnseter) signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with EKKO Music Rights in March 2021.

Thanks to the unique combination of songwriters, BLUEPRINT finds new ways to make the unfamiliar sound familiar and the weird sound cool.

So far, they have scored one Billboard Chart No. 1 placement and multi-million streams, they are entering into 2021 with the aim of increasing this statistics.

With a united focus, they are currently casting a spotlight on the K-POP market. However, they are not genre defined and have worked with both local and international songwriters in the western marked, expanding their catalogue and toolbox.

Alejandro Fuentes

ARTIST / SINGER / SONGWRITER

Alejandro Fuentes is a Chilean born singer/songwriter who grew up as a refugee in Norway. He started his musical career singing in a local choir, playing the guitar and writing songs while being inspired by artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez.

In 2005, Alejandro Fuentes at the age of sixteen, released his first solo album “Diamonds and Pearls” after coming 3rd place in the Norwegian version of the TV-show Idol. His debut album quickly reached gold status and Fuentes toured extensively with his band. In 2006 Fuentes joined forces with Askil Holm, Espen Lind, and Kurt Nilsen (the latter winner of the Norwegian Idol 2013 and winner of World Idol 2004).

They released their first album “Halleluja Vol.1″ and sold 250.000 copies, and the Live DVD “Hallelujah- Live” sold 50.000 copies the same year.  With their single “Hallelujah” they won “Hit Of The Year“ at the Norwegian Grammy’s “Spellemannprisen” in 2006.  In 2009 they released their second album “Hallelujah Vol.2” and toured all over Norway.

His latest single “Emma Emma” and his upcoming single “Miss Favela” was co-written and produced by Dsign Music who also wrote the smash hit “Vente Pa’Ca” released by Ricky Martin.

Charite Viken

SONGWRITER / SINGER / ARTIST

Norwegian artist, singer and songwriter Charite started her artist career when she was 11 years old,  and soon became a household name after releasing several singles and performing major TV-shows and live-shows in Norway.

As a songwriter she has penned singles for the X-Factor winner of Germany and Indonesia, she won a Chinese Grammy with the #1 smash single “The Great Artist” released by Asian superstar Jolin Tsai.

Other merits include two #1 placements on US Billboard World Album Charts with “Girls’ Generation – Lion Heart” and “Red Velvet – 4 Walls”, both albums released by SM Entertainment.

In 2019 Charite co-wrote the song “Super Car”  for the Korean boygroup SuperM (SM Entertainment) which earned her six no.1 US Billboard chart placements, with the most prolific, scoring the No.1 spot on US Billboard 200 Chart. 

As an artist Charite is now out with her latest EP “Bloom” released by her duo called Naoko.

Rasmus Palmgren

PRODUCER / SONGWRITER / PIANO PLAYER

Swedish music producer and songwriter Rasmus Palmgren is based in Stockholm and is working from his studio at EKKO Music Lab.

With a background as a piano player listening to Top 40 hits, he started producing pop music in high school and later attended Swedish songwriting school Musikmakarna.

Some cuts include Swedish Idol winner’s song and Ireland’s entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2014. His most recent release with Chinese singer Wu Jia Cheng reached 10 million views on the music video in less than 24 hours.

BB Elliot

TOPLINER / SONGWRITER / SINGER / VOCAL PRODUCER

BB Elliot is a Swedish RnB/Pop-singer and songwriter based in Stockholm.

Born in a jazz-loving family, Elliot grew up surrounded by music. Rhythm and grooves combined with intriguing melodies has always inspired him in his own creating, heavily influenced by D’ Angelos laid back finesse in silky smooth harmonies and hooky storytelling.

At the age of eight he found his voice in choir and classical music and studied for six years at Adolf Fredriks musikklasser, one of Sweden’s most credible music high schools. Later on he was accepted on to Rytmus’s singer songwriter course. That made him blossom in his song writing, but only after some time BB Elliot started producing and ended up creating music for commercials for companies such as UN, Gevalia, XL-BYGG amongst more. It got him wanting to explore more and moved to Berlin to study song writing at BIMM Berlin.

BB Elliot is now working full-time at EKKO Music Lab creating music for his own project and for EKKO Music Rights clients around the globe.