ABOUT

     

 

Ghia Gabriela Szwed owns G.G. Garth Productions and GG Garth Music Publishing (ASCAP). Prior to Ghia’s career in music and production, she wrote four adventure novels published by Bantam Publishing. She has also authored dramatic screenplays and stage plays, including comedies such as “The Millennium Only a Mother Could Save” under the pseudonym, G.G. Garth.  Among many original music and film creations, including the “Duelling Steinways” Series with M.Steinert & Sons and Principle Pictures, Ghia creates and produces her own music and lyrics including the double album rock opera, “Styx + Stone,” with Grammy winner Hernan Romero. She produces the teen group “Suburban Swagg”, and Ghia has collaborated with other respected artists by co-writing music and co-producing music videos. Her executive production of the anti-bullying music video “Britslap” and “Bitchslap” with comedian Norman Gentle of American Idol fame, has been featured in Los Angeles Times, Fox News, NPR, Yahoo Music, LIFE, New York Daily News, MTV, VH1, USA Today, Wendy Williams, WMBC, ABC News, and other print and wire media.  Creating and producing music documentaries, music, music videos, and jingles for consumer product branding, promotion, and events, in collaboration with LaRiccia Media Productions, Ghia created and produced Wellspring Pharmaceutical’s Emetrol jingle, and created and produced “LIFT: Humanitarian Relief Songs Initiative,” which won “Best Documentary,” at the 2010 Programming Awards in Boston, (SCAT-TV). While producing with industry professionals, her early career began at Rupert Murdoch’s Murdoch Magazines, the Estee Lauder Company headquarters, and was US Director of Education Services for Clinique Laboratories in New York City, soon after graduating from Wells College.  Ghia is a board member of Rhythm of the Universe, board member and former Vice President for the English-Speaking Union Boston Branch and on the founding advisory board of the Cloud Foundation, Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation, and Rhythm of the Universe.      

 

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JoJo LaRiccia of LaRiccia Media Productions is the host and executive producer of the thrice Emmy-nominated, live-action PBS show  JoJo’s DreamCart.  An alumna of Berklee College of Music, she uses her film production, songwriting, and vocal skills to inspire kids to believe in themselves and their dreams.  JoJo also owns JoJo’s DreamCart Music Publishing and LaRiccia Media Productions, where she directs, edits, and produces, high-definition videos, music videos, and documentaries. laricciamediaproductions.com


Ayhan Sahin’s Young Pals Music is a full-service independent record label based in New York City. Services include production, recording, songwriting and consulting. The company is owned and operated by NYU Tisch Master’s graduate Ayhan Sahin, whose recent work includes recordings for: Olivia Newton-John, Melba Moore, Phoebe Snow, Turkish superstar Sezen Aksu, Sandra Bernhard and a half-dozen “American Idol” finalists. Records released by the label have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Billboard, Fox News, MTV, VH1 and Yahoo Music.  Over the past five years, Young Pals has recorded, produced and released a half-dozen full-length projects for Canadian chanteuse Karine Hannah, as well as for Chilean-American singer/songwriter Promis, American Idol Season 8 Finalist Norman Gentle, Puerto Rican actor/singer Mitch Zorba, French artist Lybert Ramade, Turkish singer/musician Emre Yilmaz and MTV “Making the Band” finalist Adam Shenk. youngpalsrecords.com 

 

Ben Colarossi Photo Credit: Bob Bielk/Asbury Park Press, A Gannett Co.

 Ben Colarossi icon and legend in advertising history is revered by industry leaders such as Charles Revson in “Fire and Ice”.  Creative Director of more than 100 slogans, Mr. Colarossi engineered such famous ad slogans as Timex’s “Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking,” Ajax “Stronger Than Dirt,”, Texaco’s “Trust your car to the man who wears the star”, Wendy’s “Where’s the beef?” and the concept of placing singers on a mountaintop for Coca Cola’s “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke”.  Mr. Colarossi’s ads changed the English language and earned him more than a dozen CLIO awards for creative excellence in advertising and design. http://chucktaylorblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/meeting-man-behind-wheres-beef.html

 

     

  

  

  

Chuck Taylor is a journalist and author.  Chuck Taylor worked as an editor, writer, reporter and columnist at Billboard magazine in New York City for 14 years, has interviewed more than 500 entertainers and music executives, and penned front-page stories for Billboard about Celine Dion, Paul McCartney, Diana Krall, Elton John, Bette Midler, James Taylor, Tony Bennett and many more. He has been interviewed on an array of music and pop culture topics for ABC’s “20/20,” “CBS Evening News,” CNN FN, VH1′s “Behind the Music,” MTV, BBC and A&E’s Biography”; and has been quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, TV Guide, People, Entertainment Weekly and numerous others. He is a voting member of NARAS (Grammy Awards) and a published songwriter for Young Pals Music/BMI. Broadcast experience includes WWOD/WKZZ in his hometown Lynchburg, VA., and host for eight years of the Billboard Radio Countdown.   TheSmokingNun.com    http://wordsneatlyarranged.blogspot.com/