In November 2021, West One Music Group was thrilled to host our inaugural Songwriting camp in collaboration with long-time partner ViacomCBS.
Since 2018 West One Music Group has partnered with ViacomCBS, providing access to their extensive music collection and creative services available for all ViacomCBS productions. As part of the creative partnership, our custom division creates bespoke music for key projects, including VH1’s Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly and MTV’s Siesta Key.
Tracks from our catalogue are also widely used across ViacomCBS programming, including Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Love & Hip Hop, Yellowstone and Awkwafina is Nora From Queens.
The five-day Songwriting camp brought together a group of 14 composers and songwriters and saw West One Music’s Martina Comuzzi (Team Manager, Creative & Licensing, LA), Chris Brown (International Custom Music Manager) and ViacomCBS foster a creative environment for the entire group of composers to produce their best work for a global audience, as well as guide participants on the business of sync from the perspective of a music label and a TV network. During the camp, two new albums were created: EMOTIVE POP and EMOTIVE HIP HOP.
Watch the video below to get a taste of what the Songwriting camp was all about…
Martina on the camp “It was an incredible opportunity for all of the different cogs in the wheel of the sync world to come together as a community. The network, the label, the music supervisors—all were on hand to uplift and mentor these writers so that they would leave not only with a handful of amazing tracks, but also with a better sense of the industry as a whole”.
Chris on the camp “It was a pleasure to work with such a talented and diverse group of artists on these latest releases; a huge thanks to the amazing ViacomCBS music team for being so engaged with the camp and helping support and nurture the artists’ creativity”
A list of the composers that attended the Songwriting camp:
- King Cooley
- Ms Madli
- Jordan Louis
- Tomas Altamirano
- Robbie Lamond
- So Whylie
- Jessy Covets
- Mayowa Arogundade
- Sydney Ranee
- Charlie Stardom
- Dexx! Turner
- Katie Hargrove
- Cheyenne Jolene
- Prong Praison