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The Hitmaker Learning Experience aims to revolutionize the creative industry by integrating the conventional music education study with practical real-time learning via the music & entertainment industry experts

Vision

to be the leading institute of creative music education provider

Mission

enhance learning through real-life practical experience-based learning

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International Songwriting Competition

Our Award Winning Global Experience Directors

Miles Walker

Grammy Award Winning Engineer

Miles Walker is a Grammy award-winning engineer with countless hits and multi-platinum records sold worldwide.  With an extensive musical pedigree including attending North Carolina School of the Arts as a high school student and later attending the world-renown Berklee College of Music, Miles graduated from Berklee Magna Cum Laude in 2003.  It was there at Berklee that Miles’ final career path would be solidified.  “I figured I wanted to make music every day of my life…and as long as musicians were going to make music they are going to need someone to help them record it.”

Miles emerged from Berklee and made his way to Nashville where he cut his teeth making records on Music Row.  His next move to follow his true calling down the pop path, landed him in the hub of R&B, hip-hop and pop music, Atlanta, Georgia.  There he received a coveted assistant engineer position at the famed Patchwerk Studios and had the privilege to work with industry giants, Usher, Bryan Michael Cox, Jazze Pha, Young Jeezy, David Banner, and found a mentor in Grammy winning engineer Leslie Brathwaite. But one Atlanta resident in particular took great note of Miles, and soon Usher contracted him as a staff engineer for his Ush Records imprint.  There he tracked his first hit single, “Get It Shawty,” by Lloyd as well as worked on many other records for Usher and his artists.

 

His hard work at Ush Records caught the attention of the extremely prominent producer, Sean Garrett, who tapped Miles to be his personal engineer.  With Garrett, Miles garnered his first number one hit “Break Up” by Mario.  Continuing his reign with Garrett throughout the late 2000’s, he engineered the number one hit single by Beyonce, “Diva,” as well as multiple smashes by the Pussycat Dolls, Britney Spears, Enrique Iglesias, Amerie, and Jesse McCartney.

From there Miles became one of the most sought after engineers in the business.  In the last few years, he has teamed up with the illustrious production duo Stargate.  With Stargate, he has engineered records for Rihanna, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, British pop group JLS, and the critically acclaimed newcomer Wiz Khalifa.  He’s amassed five number one singles in the last year alone with Rihanna’s “Only Girl In The World,” “What’s My Name” and “S&M,” Katy Perry’s “Firework” and Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow.”

Miles won his first Grammy in 2010 for Best R&B Album with Beyonce’s “I Am…Sasha Fierce.”  Two more Grammy’s followed in 2011 with Usher’s “Raymond vs. Raymond” for Best R&B Album and Best Dance Record for Rihanna’s “Only Girl In The World.”   Miles has also been nominated thirteen other times for the following:

2013 Best Rap Album – Lupe Fiasco “Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1

2013 Best Rap / Sung Collaboration – Rhianna / Jay-Z “Talk That Talk

2012 Album of the Year – Rihanna “Loud 2012 Record of the Year – Katy Perry “Firework 2012 Best Pop Solo Performance – Katy Perry “Firework 2012 Best Pop Vocal Album – Rihanna “Loud 2012 Best Rap Performance – Wiz Khalifa “Black & Yellow 2012 Best Rap Song – Wiz Khalifa “Black & Yellow 2012 Best Rap Sung Collaboration – Rihanna and Drake “What’s My Name 2011 Album of the Year – Katy Perry “Teenage Dream 2010 Album of the Year – Beyonce “I Am…Sasha Fierce2010 Best Remix – Dean Coleman “I Want You 2010 Best R&B Album – Trey Songs “Trouble

Jon Rezin

Grammy Nominated Mix Engineer & Producer

 

Jon Rezin is a Grammy Nominated, Award Winning, and Platinum Selling mixer and producer. His mixes and vocal production work can be heard on numerous hit records around the world.

His work can be heard on numerous top-charting albums spanning the last decade. (Santana, One Direction, Carly Rae Jepsen, Phillip Phillips among others) Jon’s intuitive and versatile mixing style has crossed over globally, creating a trail of top charting hits in the Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Latin markets. (SHINee, Tomomi Itano, EXO, W-inds, Taemin, Prince Royce, GFriend, Girl’s Generation, Natalia Jimenez, Doberman Infinity, BoA, Yunel & J Alvarez, Tomohisa Yamashita, EXO-CBX, Taeyeon, Howl Be Quiet, & Gerardo Mejia.. to name a few) His work in the Latin and Asian markets have garnered him a Grammy Nomination and dozens of #1 albums. Numerous producers, artists, and labels rely on his ability to hear the intention of the song and, while attending to every technical detail, amplify the energy and emotional intensity.

Darrell Ang

Grammy Award Nominee for Best Orchesral Performance

Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of The Sichuan Orchestra of China

Born in Singapore, Darrell Ang studied conducting in St. Petersburg with Leonid Korchmar and continued at Yale with Shinik Hahm. He became the youngest Associate Conductor of the Singapore Symphony OrchestraOne of Asia’s most sought-after conductors, Darrell Ang conducted orchestras in over twenty countries across the globe last season, including the ORF Vienna, Slovak Philharmonic, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie, New Zealand Symphony, Antalya Symphony, USA’s Pacific Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica de la UAEH (Mexico), Estonian National and the Manila Symphony

Darrell Ang is a regular guest conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre by invitation of Maestro Valery Gergiev. This season he returns to the NHK Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic with cellist Kian Soltani, Queensland Symphony with violist Antoine Tamestit, the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano/Trento, Munich Radio, Barcelona Symphony, China National Symphony, and National Taiwan Symphony with Vienna Philharmonic Principal Flautist Karl-Heinz Schütz. His numerous debuts include orchestras in Moscow, Bologna, Lausanne, Malmö, Ankara, Montpellier, Marseille, Denmark’s Sønderborg and the Japan Philharmonic in Tokyo. His growing operatic profile includes recent performances of Don Giovanni and Rigoletto at the Mariinsky, Carmen at Estonian National Opera, Die Zauberflöte and Nijinsky’s Tagebuch in Bordeaux, Der fliegende Holländer in Singapore and Così fan tutte in Toulon.

Olly Wood

Hollaphonic

Hollaphonic was born out of a small studio in the Arabian desert of Dubai, the brainchild of Olly Wood & Greg Stainer, two British electronic artists with a House and UK Garage history; soon after this fun-loving pair soared into the charts, packed dance-floors around the world and collected multiple industry awards. The first electronic act to sign to a major label in the Middle East, Hollaphonic released their debut album ‘Personal Space’ through Universal in 2015 to great critical acclaim, landing 4 No.1 singles and a No.1 album in various charts across eight countries; their track Dangerous reached No.3 on the global Shazam trending charts and BBC R1Xtra featured it as their track of the week.

Holla have found great success across Asian markets, their debut single on Sony Music ‘Spaceship’ has had over 10m streams worldwide and featured in the Top 10 on the JOOX (Tencent) Thai charts for 11 months, peaking at No.1. In Sept 2018 they enjoyed their first Asian No.1 grabbing top spot in Thailand’s main chart through a collaboration with Thai superstar Peck Palitchoke. 2019 saw them release their first K-Pop track with former U-Kiss Star Kevin Woo which was performed livestream to millions from a packed Kcon in Madison Square Gardens. More big releases planned in 2019 on Sony, the duo’s single ‘One Night’ set to be their first Sony global priority and with sets at Tomorrowland with One World Radio and several large festivals incoming it is only getting bigger. The duo have also produced remixes for Alan Walker, Philip George, Sigma, Nervo and more recently for Peck Palitchoke.

 The Hollaphonic live show is packed with energy, and they’ve performed on some big stages!… playing to over ½ million fans to date, opening stages for the likes of

P!NK, David Guetta, Seal, Robin Schulz, Armin Van Buuren and Tiesto and playing on line-ups alongside such megastars as Coldplay, Calvin Harris, Major Lazer, Rudimental, DJ Snake, Disclosure and many more. Their performance style is the perfect mix of crowd pleasing body moving dance beats and soulful vocals, blended with rhythmic basslines and colorful visuals. They know how to build the hype as an opening act and own the stage as headliners.
Finally, 2019 saw them sign a deal with Dance FM, the leading dance music station based in the UAE and enjoy a prime time weekday and weekend show broadcasting to over 1/2 million listeners a day.

Kevin Woo

Music Artist | Actor | Television Host

KEVIN WOO is an American singer, actor, TV host and influencer, currently based in South Korea and Japan.

A California native, Kevin was discovered by a Korean talent agency at the age of fifteen and subsequently moved to South Korea. He is most notably recognized from the K-Pop idol group U-KISS, which debuted in 2008.

For over a decade, Kevin actively promoted chart-topping albums, led successful tours around the world, starred in musicals and more. He hosted Arirang’s talk show “After School Club” as the main MC for nearly 4 years, launched his own Youtube channel, and traveled globally as a host and special guest in the widely popular K-Pop convention, K-CON.

In 2017, Kevin made his departure from U-KISS to expand his solo career. Now he is promoting his music as a soloist and perfecting his craft as an actor and positive influencer.

Born in Florida to an English mother and Greek father, yet having grown up in Bangkok, Thailand, SYPS sees himself as a musical bridge between the East and the West. He is one of the few international artists and songwriters in the South East Asia region with aims of reaching the hearts not only of Asia, but of the entire world.

In 2017, SYPS teased us with his self-released debut single “Four Walls” – an absolute ear worm and undeniable singalong. Just before the release of Four Walls he collaborated with German DJ Sean Finn on “Can You Feel It”, which reached #2 in both the German and Swiss Dance Charts for multiple weeks. The Klaas remix of the song has racked up almost 4 million streams on Spotify. He then spent the rest of the year growing his personal repertoire and playing shows while continuing write for artists in London, Tokyo, LA, Berlin and Amsterdam.

In 2018, he released a 2 song Future R&B EP, ‘The First Day Of Spring: Lust’ in collaboration with close friend and artist AKA Block. The EP consists of “Romeo”, a passionate and sensual tune about reevaluating your decisions before you lose yourself, and “Still” a soulful and nostalgic number about a past love.

While continuing to release his own music, SYPS has found a niche in writing and producing for some of Thailand and China’s most adored superstars, some of whom include pop/rock queen Da Endorphine, sultry singer/actress Violette Wautier, and legendary Thai rapper Twopee Southside.

Alex Sypsomos

Soul/pop singer, songwriter and producer

The newest addition is Chinese megastar Jolin Tsai having written her number 1 single “Hubby”, apart of the album “Ugly Beauty”. The album reached number 1 in eight countries and received seven nominations at the 30th Golden Melody Awards.

In early 2019, SYPS featured on Da Endorphine’s “You’ll Be Mine” in which he wrote and produced. He is also featured on piano playing heartthrob Tor Saksit’s hit single “Roundabout” in which he cowrote as well.

With a combination of soulful vocals, storytelling charm and unforgettable hooks, SYPS is an artist that you want to keep your eye on.

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LIVE

Aspiring songwriters/producers learn the tricks of the trade to write, produce, and engineer songs to hit

FAME

Aspiring superstars learn how to dress, walk, and dance for the screen.

Aspiring visual producers learn how to film, edit, and photograph for maximum impact and exposure

STAR

Aspiring singer/songwriters and live sound engineers learn how to perform and control the big stage

MAKE

Aspiring music managers and music label execs learn how to create and market a star

The Hitmaker Concept

  • Experience hands-on learning from global award-winning music producer & lecturer
  • Learn from the Creative Industry Professionals
  • Be a Global Professional. Be a Global Communicator.
  • Access to a pool of travelling high-profile lecturers
  • Intensive practical working #LearnUnderPressure
  • Learn how to create value from your talent
  • Be discovered through social media and YouTube as the next star
  • Gain worldwide media coverage

Upcoming Event

The International Ensemble Competition 2020