music + media
Mana Music & Media is an award-winning full service, independent music production team with a diverse and growing catalog of onestop clearance music for film, television, advertising, live performance, theatrical, stage, and radio. From solo vocal to 90-piece live orchestra, songwriting, composing for film and tv, custom music creation and production, Mana Music & Media is ready to meet your musical needs with production studios in New York and Hawai'i and music library available across the world....
Michael Surprenant and Bryan Crook have been playing and creating music for their entire lives. Their talents combine with an eclectic team of artists and enormous pool of sought-after musicians to produce world-class music in their private recording studios in Hawai'i and New York. Their deep friendship and understanding of the creative heart and mind is the foundation of their approach to making music. Come be a part of the Mana Family! Aloha!
Bryan is an award-winning composer, arranger, orchestrator, multi-instrumentalist and producer for Broadway (Book of Mormon), television (Smash) and film (Ice Age 4). His work has been featured in Grammy, Tony, and Olivier award winning productions. He is honored to be an orchestrator for Back to the Future the Musical, Motown the Musical, and the upcoming Time Traveller's Wife.
Sarah B has extensive song writing and studio experience. In addition to producing her own music, she also loves co-writing and empowering other artists, especially women and indigenous peoples, to make their dreams a reality. Sarah's voice and playing have been heard on many radio stations.
Since founding Mana Music & Media in 2010, every album Michael produced has either won or been nominated for awards, including Contemporary Acoustic Album of the Year and Engineer of the Year. Michael has engineered for Marvel Studios, Lucas Films, Sony Pictures and more.
Ku'ulei is a powerful young Hawaiian artist, soulful singer, and multi-instrumentalist. In addition to her love and passion for making music, she also serves as a cultural advisor and educator. Ku'ulei brings a distinctive musical style and background to our team and loves creating music.
August is a Grammy nominated producer and award winning orchestrator. His music has been heard by millions from his work on the Billboard Music Awards, film and TV, to award winning Broadway shows including: Come from Away, Bright Star and Prince of Egypt.
Emmy Award Winning Composer Dave Pierce's Christmas Songs
Public domain Christmas songs with world-class arrangements and production by Dave Pierce
Original and public domain Americana songs
Multi-platinum album selling producer Dave Pierce won the Emmy Award for Best Music Direction on Television as the Music Director of the 2010 Winter Olympics. He has worked with countless stars including Garth Brooks, Celine Dion, Seth MacFarlane, Alicia Keys, Harry Connick, Jr., Lady Gaga, Michael Bublé and many, many more. Mr. Pierce has conducted many of the world's greatest orchestras and composed, arranged and orchestrated timeless recordings heard by hundreds of millions around the world
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August is a Grammy nominated producer, Olivier Award winning and Tony nominated orchestrator. He has composed music for symphony orchestras, big bands, rock and bluegrass and a capella groups. August plays more instruments than can be listed at a world-class level. He has experienced overwhelming success due to his prodigious talent. Read more at augusteriksmoen.com.
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Drew Daniels has one of the most distinctive and extraordinary voices you'll find among modern artists today. That combined with his passion for thought provoking lyrics and a broad confluence of music genres he includes in his music, Drew is instantly memorable. His extensive list of original songs covers a huge range of topics all from the perspective of powerful and positive messages.
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Minneapolis and St. Louis native, Sarah Bethany, began playing the piano at age seven. She continued her classical studies at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where she discovered an attraction to experimental electronic music composition as well as a love of jazz, hip hop, and reggae music. Sarah B. has been on several award winning albums and her voice has been heard over countless radio waves. She has performed with Kenny Loggins as well as several Grammy Award winning artists including Eric Marienthal and John Cruz.
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