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Thursday, April 18 • 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Take a Bow: Master Session with Ne-Yo & Stargate

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Through ingenious combinations of pop, hip-hop and R&B, the Grammy-winning songwriting-production team Stargate, composed of Norwegians Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen, has crafted massive hits for some of today’s biggest artists. Stargate is a constant fixture on the charts, responsible for a wide range of unstoppable songs including Katy Perry's “Firework,” Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” and Rihanna's “Only Girl (in the World),” “S&M,” “What’s My Name” and “Diamonds” as well as songs for Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Ne-Yo, Lionel Richie and Shakira. Both Tor and Mikkel are experienced instrumentalists, and the solid musical core they bring to every production is the key to the durability of their music. In addition to their killer beats and great melodies, Stargate’s skills shine brightest in their ability to collaborate with other gifted artists, such as Ne-Yo, with whom they have created some powerful songs, including Ne-Yo’s “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)” and Rihanna dance-pop hit “Take a Bow.” Ne-Yo, who has risen to become one of modern music’s most talented and prolific artists. is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, composer and producer, and in less than five years, he’s produced three #1 albums featuring such popular hits as “So Sick,” “Sexy Love,” “Miss Independent,” “Closer” and more, sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and collaborated with everyone from Michael Jackson to Tim McGraw. His fifth album, R.E.D., was released last fall. In this very special session, Mikkel, Tor and Ne-Yo will provide a valuable look into the art of collaboration, the creative process and how they’ve created some of today’s most popular music.  


Moderator
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Chris Anokute

SVP, A&R - Island Def Jam Music Group
SVP, A&R - Island Def Jam Music Group | | Mr. Anokute was still a teenager in 2001 when he began his career in music with an internship in the A&R Administration Department at Def Jam Recordings. Soon he was managing songwriter Alisha ‘Mjestie’ Brooks, where he brokered a co-publishing deal for her with Grammy Award winning producer Vada Nobles.  Their first writing collaboration resulted in “Pon de... Read More →

Panelists
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Ne-Yo

Songwriter, Producer, Performer - “Let Me Love You,” “Mad,” “Miss Independent,” “Closer
Songwriter, Producer, Performer - “Let Me Love You,” “Mad,” “Miss Independent,” “Closer" Ne-Yo is a Grammy award winning singer, a songwriter, composer, and producer, one of music’s most talented and prolific artists and a man who needs only one name: Ne-Yo.  In less than five years, he’s produced three No.1 albums, sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and collaborated with... Read More →
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Stargate (Mikkel Eriksen & Tor Hermansen)

Producers, Songwriters - "So Sick," "Take A Bow," "Irreplaceable," "Let Me Love You"
Producers, Songwriters - "So Sick," "Take A Bow," "Irreplaceable," "Let Me Love You" Through ingenious combinations of pop, hip-hop and R&B, the Grammy-winning songwriting/production team Stargate, composed of Norwegians Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen, has crafted massive hits for some of today's biggest artists. Stargate is a constant fixture on the charts, responsible for a wide range of unstoppable songs including Katy Perry's... Read More →


Thursday April 18, 2013 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Dolby Ballroom (formerly called Grand Ballroom) 5th Floor

Attendees (189)