About the Masterclass
Hitmaker Global Academy is proud to present “Creating A Smash”, a Music Production & Marketing Masterclass featuring our international renowned award-winning tutors. The masterclass is brought to you, in collaboration with the Audio Arts and Science department of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Watch the award winning Hitmakers behind Girls Generation, EXO, Jolin Tsai…. create a SMASH from start to finish.
Date & Time
Date: 13th November 2019 (Wednesday)
Registration: 9:30 am
Masterclass: 10:00 am – 13:00 pm
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
3 Conservatory Drive,
Event Brite: CLOSED
Jeff Miyahara is one of the most in demand record producers and songwriters in Japan. With numerous #1 hits, over 28 million in sales, and an impressive list of awards and accolades (including Songwriter Of The Year 2009 and Hit Maker of the Year 2010), Jeff is fast becoming widely known as a hit-maker for artists from all over the world.
In addition to his numerous collaborations with mega-hit artists in Japan. Jeff also continues to work with top-tier international artists. In 2009, Jeff signed on with UM360 (a management division of Universal Music Japan) to furthersolidify his position as a major player in the global music market. He currently has projects in the works in the US, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Australia, while continuing his work in Japan. Evidence that having a powerhouse like Universal behind him is helping extend his international reach even further.
Jeff has been called a ‘Rosetta stone’ of record making, as it seems that regardless of the language and cultural elements of the artist’s input, an acclaimed hit-song comes out the other end. Jeff’s multi-cultural and multi-lingual background (LA-raised, half Korean, half Japanese) forms the foundation for his unique approach to songwriting and production. He has an unparalleled ability to craft songs that resonate across cultural and linguistic boundaries, genres, and even generations.
As his international profile grows and his workload on the Japanese side redefines the word ‘prolific’ (he had over 50 CD releases in 2009), Jeff Miyahara, is poised to become a global production phenomenon.
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.
“Jon Rezin has been my go-to mixing engineer for the past few years… I appreciate his focus on a clean vocal sound and he is a pleasure to work with…” – Toby Gad (Beyonce, Fergie, John Legend)
Jon is also a first call vocal producer responsible for seven seasons of American Idol, as well as the signature vocal sound for various major label and indie artists. His ability to connect and coach singers, bring out emotional intensity they didn’t even think possible and capture timeless performances are his signature. Understanding the power of the human voice and being able to bring that out in the vocalist and mold the final recorded tracks has made him invaluable to top-tier producers.
SYPS is a soul/pop singer, songwriter and producer who does not believe in being constrained by genre boundaries. 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.
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.
About Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
Founded in 2003, YST has quickly established a reputation as Asia’s most exciting international conservatory and one of the world’s most distinctive. Keenly focused on nurturing identity as a driver for excellence, we are primarily an undergraduate institution, offering full financial support for all our 220 BMus students with support from the Yong Loo Lin Trust and other donors. Alongside our BMus programme in instrumental performance, voice, composition and Audio Arts & Sciences, our new majors in Music & Society and Music, Collaboration & Production offer ever-more ways to engage aspirant professional musicians in full-time study.