MICHAEL BROOKS

My past & present experiences in classical piano, music production, recording, mixing, mastering, engineering & internet radio/club DJ are some of my strong points.

I started playing piano at the age of eight & by the time I graduated high school & college I was writing, and creating R&B, Hip Hop, classical, jazz and mastering the creation with some major and local talent.

Currently I own & operate a media production company called FWM Group & a music production company called Fi-Water Music based in South Carolina.

We work with different artists ranging from Latin/Reggaeton, R&B, Pop, Rock, Country & Hip Hop/Rap genre’s and promote the artist music via our own internet radio station DAT FI FM.

Since the startup of our media production company in 2006 we’ve also placed several music placements on various networks & major television shows/films as well & now with our catalog getting bigger in size we’re able to offer more music for projects that require more authenticity & uniqueness

DISCOGRAPHY

Recorded, mixed & mastered credited & unaccredited projects to obtain proper protocol at studios listed

Obia studios – Charlotte, NC
Strawberry Skys – Columbia, SC
The Audio Lab – Mathews, NC
Reflections – Charlotte, NC
The Spot – Lancaster, SC
The Basement studio – Brooklyn, NY
Too Bad Records – Charlotte, NC
D & D studios – New York, NY
White Rooms – Charlotte, NC
Spoonfed – Rock Hill SC
Mama Joe’s – Hollywood, CA
Clock Work studios – Charlotte, NC
Fi-Water Music – Lancaster, SC
Patchwerk studios – Atlanta, GA
Soundtrack studios – New York, NY
The Beacon – Kershaw, SC
Black Market studio – New York, NY
78/88 studios – Queens, NY
Tongues In Da Attic – Bronx, NY
Jive recording studios – New York, NY
Track House – Charlotte, NC
Left Of The Dial – Mathews, NC
California Sound Studios – Lake Forest, CA
A.N. What Productions – Lancaster, SC

DJ, Promoted and/or showcased opening acts for well-known artist at talent shows & events listed

1992Father MC at the Red Carpet Lounge, Lancaster SC
1993Brand Nubian & Busta Rhymes at Savannah Tech, Savannah GA
1996 Guest appearance on FM radio station WPEG Power 98, Charlotte NC
1996 Da Spot talent show at Barr Street Auditorium, Lancaster SC
1997 MC Brains & The Luniz at The City Fair venue, Charlotte NC
1997 Lost Boyz & Blahzay Blahzay at Oven’s Auditorium & night club Sugar Shack, Charlotte NC
1998 Destiny Child, YoungBloodz & Jagged Edge at Denmark Tech, Orangeburg SC

Credits

1994
Recording engineer intern for Soundtrack studios New York, NY

1994/1995
Album co-production with Tommy Boy Records recording artist Undacova whose song “Love Slave” appeared on the volume one soundtrack to the 1995 film New Jersey Drive. Soundtrack received gold status by the RIAA.

1996
Opened up Da Spot recording studio in Lancaster SC

1997
2001 Produced music for several local artist such as Nacarvas, Topp Kat, Together On All Counts, Da Banchee, City Fam, A.N. What Productions, Eternity, Demetris Richardson, Calvin Richardson, Shorty Will, Jimmy De’als, Shalonda, William Mobley & Paula Thompson.

2002
Produced music on the North & South Kakalak’s “The Justice League” compilation mix cd released by A.N. What Productions & Joe Blunt.

2003
Edited voice overs for local AM radio station WAGL, Lancaster SC

2003– 2010
Signed a deal with Global Graffiti Music to publish music for the TV show America’s Next Top Model (The CW, VH1, UPN) for a duration of eight consecutive seasons.

2004
Produced music for local artist WHITESIDE, King G, QCees, Solomon Speaks & Rulette.

2005
Released a compilation cd titled “FI-WATER” produced by Brookz $101$ Productionz for Fi-Water Records.

2006/2007
Song “Going Down” by King G. off the “FI-WATER” compilation CD was used in the film trailer for a low budget boxing documentary film entitled “Club Boxing” filmed in Billings, Montana.

2007
Produced music for Poet/Hip Hop artist Reign The Italian & Latin reggaeton artist King Mora.
Started media & music production company Fi-Water Music Group LLC, Lancaster SC.

2008
Inked a publishing deal with Warner Music.

2009
Music published & placed on TV shows Beach Patrol Honolulu (TRUTV), Cities of the Underworld (HISTORY), Clean House (STYLE NETWORK), DR 90210 (STYLE NETWORK), Lassie Pet Vet (PBS), My First Home (TLC) Manhunters Fugitive Task Force (A&E), Running Of The Brides (TLC), Sand Blasters (Travel Channel), Toddlers and Tiaras (TLC)

 2010
Signed publishing deal with Organic Music Library.
Produced music for local artist Marc Briks, Poppa High, Laprece, Yum Yum, Brian J, Chrisso, R.I.G.I.D., Xtra Gully & Evolutionary Soul.
Released second compilation “Fi-Water Da Sequel” produced by Brookz $101$ productionz for Fi-Water Music.
Music published & placed on TV shows King Of Clubs (PlayBoy), Millionaire MatchMaker (Bravo), Pitbulls & Parolees (Animal Planet), Rehab Party At The Hard Rock Hotel (TRUTV), Property Ladder (TLC), Dad Camp (VH1), Is It True (Discovery), Pit Boss (Animal Planet), 10 On Top (MTV), Science Of The Movies (Discovery)

2011
Started up an online independent radio station DAT FI FM.
Produced & co-produced music with local artist/band Tattermask, Xtra Gully, Mike Rich, P Testarosa, Banga MGMT Productions, Curley White & A.M.P. Productions.
Fi-Water Music releases its first Latin/Reggaeton album entitled “My Style” by King Mora.
Music published & placed on TV & sports shows Poker After Dark (NBC), Hair Battle Spectacular (OXYGEN), Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (OXYGEN), Lockup Extended Stay (MSNBC), 2010 Womens College Basketball (SPORTS SOUTH, SUN SPORTS FL, ECHOSTAR & DIRECTV SPORTS), Dirty Pretty Things (BBC)

2012
Signed publishing deal with Indigi Music.
Produced & co-produced music with local artist HillSide Boyz, Camo Collins, Ben Tice, DJ Cannon Banyon, ROK
Co-produced track with DJ Cannon Banyon for Waka Flocka Myers #4 mixtape.
Music published & placed on TV show Kendra On Top (WEtv)

2013
Music published & placed on TV & sports shows Food Paradise (Travel Channel), ACC All Access (Comcast, Sports South & Fox Sports), How Playboy Changed The World (History), Total Divas (E!), Forbidden (Discovery) Little Couple (TLC), Produced & co-produced music with DJ Cannon Banyon & Southern Country Muzik for their “Southern Country” mixtape series (vol. 3).

2014
Produced music for local artist Chi Chi (getthayayo), 4$ho, Dino Smooth, MADD, Kazzi (YBG), Q & Breeze
Produced & co-produced music with DJ Cannon Banyon & Southern Country Muzik for their “Southern Country” mixtape series (vol. 4) Hosted by Bubba Sparks & (vol. 4.5).
Music published & placed on TV show R&B Divas (TV one)

2015
Released third compilation “FI-WATER presents THREEQUEL” produced by Brookz $101$ productionz for Fi-Water Music.
Produced & co-produced music with DJ Cannon Banyon & Southern Country Muzik for their “Southern Country” mixtape series (vol. 5 side B).
Music published & placed on tv shows CHUG (Natl Geo), World’s Hottest Hotels (Travel Channel), Love and  Hip Hop Atlanta (VH1), Keeping Up With The Kardashians (E!), According To Alex (Centric), True Life (MTV), Bad Girls Club (OXYGEN), Love and Hip Hop Hollywood (VH1)

2016
Produced, filmed & edited several music videos for local artist & radio interviews for internet radio station DAT FI FM.
Video “Real Killas” by Chi Chi (getthayayo) off the “FI-WATER presents THREEQUEL” compilation CD was aired on Columbia SC local station Rap-A-Thon television on WACH 57 FOX.
Developing & building new music licensing catalog company FWM Library.
Music published & placed on TV show LA Clippers Dance Squad (E!)

2017more to come…

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