Michael Zager (born 3 January 1943, Passaic, New Jersey) has produced, composed, and/or arranged original music in a wide range of musical idioms, including commercials, albums, network television, and as a source for theme music for films. Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance In Music, an arrangement refers either to a rewriting of a piece of existing Music with additional new material or to a fleshing-out of a compositional sketch such Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. Advertising is a form of Communication that typically attempts to persuade potential Customers to Purchase or to consume more of a particular Brand An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public The phrase theme music usually refers to that of a radio program, Television program, or Movie.
He has produced Grammy Award winning artists: Whitney Houston, Cissy Houston, Gladys Knight, Peabo Bryson, Luther Vandross, Deniece Williams, Jennifer Holliday, Joe Williams, Arturo Sandoval, Herb Alpert, Olatunji, and The Spinners. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a Whitney Elizabeth Houston' (born August 9 1963 is an American Singer-songwriter, Actress, Film producer, Arranger and former Emily Drinkard (born September 30, 1933) better known as Cissy Houston, is an American soul and gospel singer Gladys Maria Knight, "The Empress of Soul" (born May 28, 1944) is a seven-time Grammy Award -winning American Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peabo Bryson on April 13, 1951) is a two-time Grammy Award -winning American R&B and Luther Ronzoni Vandross ( April 20 1951 – July 1 2005) was an American R&B and soul Singer-songwriter Deniece "Niecy" Williams (born June 3, 1950) is a Grammy Award -winning American Singer, Songwriter and Record Jennifer-Yvette Holliday (born October 19, 1960, Riverside Texas) is a two-time Grammy Award -winning American Singer Joe Williams may refer to Cyclone Joe Williams, baseball pitcher and hall of famer Joe Williams (jazz singer, achieved prominence Arturo Sandoval (born November 6, 1949) is a Jazz Trumpeter and Pianist. Herbert "Herb" Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American Musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert Babatunde Olatunji ( April 7, 1927 – April 6, 2003) was a Nigerian Drummer educator social activist and recording The Spinners are a Detroit, Michigan -based soul Vocal group (active since 1954 and most popular during the 1970s Some of Zager’s original scores and original studio recordings of Whitney Houston, The Spinners, and the Michael Zager Band, reside in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. Ideally the space is specially designed by an acoustician to achieve the desired acoustic properties (sound Michael Zager (born 3 January 1943, Passaic, New Jersey) has produced, composed, and/or arranged original The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads
His awards for producing, composing and/or arranging include thirteen gold or platinum records, Golden Boot Award (France), Europe 1 Award (France), Olé Award (Spain), two BMI Citations of Achievement, given for most performed songs on radio in a given year, a Grammy Award nomination for "Cupid" / "I’ve Loved You for a Long Time", performed by The Spinners, and nomination for producer of the year by the Golden Music Awards, in Nashville, Tennessee. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Broadcast Music Incorporated ( BMI) is a US Performing rights organization. A song is a Musical composition. Songs contain vocal parts that are performed 'sung' and generally feature Words ( Lyrics) commonly followed Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States.
Zager produced Daniel Ray Edwards, who was nominated for best new artist by the Golden Music Awards; as well as "You Win Again", which was nominated for single of the year. His record label was also nominated for Best Independent Record Label of the Year. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music His television awards include a Platinum Video Award for the ABC Television Network series: ABC Funfit with Mary Lou Retton, and a daytime Emmy Award for the same show. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Mary Lou Retton (born January 24 1968 is an American gymnast.
Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, and many more have sampled his songs. Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4 1969 better known as Jay-Z, is an American Rapper and former CEO of Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1 1971 is a five-time Grammy Award -winning American rapper, singer, Songwriter, and In Music, sampling is the act of taking a portion or sample, of one Sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or element of a new recording Zager has composed and/or arranged more than 400 commercials. His clients have included Dr Pepper, MCI, Master Lock, Cablevision, Buick, Acura, IBM, Crystal Light, Budweiser, Crest, Kodak, Maxwell House, Clearasil etc. Dr Pepper is a soft drink marketed in North America, South America and Europe by Dr Pepper Snapple Group. For the professional wrestling move called the Master Lock see Professional wrestling holds. Cablevision Systems Corporation ( is an American Cable television company Buick (ˈbjuːɪk is a Marque of automobile sold in the United States, Canada, China, Taiwan, Qatar, and Acura (アキュラ Akyura is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Honda Motor Company. International Business Machines Corporation abbreviated IBM and nicknamed "Big Blue", is a multinational Computer Technology Crystal Light is the name of a Sugar -free energy -free beverage (originally just a water soluble beverage powder Crest is a brand of Toothpaste made by Procter & Gamble and sold worldwide Eastman Kodak Company ( is an American multinational Public company which produces imaging and photographic materials and equipment Maxwell House is a brand of Coffee manufactured by a like-named division of Kraft Foods. Clearasil is a brand of skin care and acne medication whose products contain chiefly Benzoyl peroxide, Triclosan or Salicylic acid as active Zager’s advertising awards include a Clio Award, three International Film Festival awards, three Art Directors Club awards, and a Mobius Advertising award. The Clio Awards are given to reward creative excellence in Advertising and Design. This is a list of major Film festivals. Africa List of film festivals in Africa Asia List of film festivals in Asia Europe The Art Directors Club is a professional association of Advertising Art directors and Graphic designers. For many years he produced the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement Awards in New York. The American Advertising Federation (AAF headquartered in Washington D The City of New York
Zager holds the positions of the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in Performing Arts and professor of music at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Boca Raton ("bōkə rə-tōn" is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida incorporated in May 1925 Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the He previously taught at the Mannes College of Music, a division of New School University, in New York. This is about the university in New York; for other uses see New School (disambiguation. He is a graduate of the University of Miami and the Mannes College of Music, a Fulbright Specialist, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Florida Chapter of The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards). The University of Miami (also known as Miami of Florida, UM, or just The U) is a private non-sectarian University founded in 1925
He is the author of Writing Music for Television and Radio Commercials (A Manual for Composers and Students) published by The Scarecrow Press, and Music Production, also published by Scarecrow Press.