Advisors

Advisors of Songwriters.sg are established and respected professionals in their respective areas within the music industry. They are the first whom we call upon for expert advice for songwriters.sg.

Songwriters Martin Tang

Martin Tang

Areas of Expertise: Production/ Arrangement and Songwriting

Martin has worked with almost every major recording label in the region since 1991, producing/arranging or as a songwriter for many prominent artistes. Among them are Jackie Chung, SHE, F4, Leon Lai, Mayday, Olivia Ong, Stephanie Sun and Kelly Chen. He has also worked with A*Mei as producer, arranger and also music director on most of her major concerts. In 2010, Martin also worked on the soundtrack of “Mulan”.

Martin is the trice winner of the coveted “Golden Melody Award”, the Chinese music industry’s highest accolade and the equivalent of a “Grammy”. This was in recognition of his work on albums by Stephanie Sun, Joanna Wang and A*Mei. Some other awards he has won are MTV (Greater China) award for best arranger, Tokyo Music Festival Merit Award for songwriting and Philippines Song Festival award for best foreign production/arrangement.

Some works by Martin Tang:

  • Wrote, Produced and Arranged 因為你愛我 by 王若琳 Joanna Wang
  • Wrote, Produced and Arranged 也許明天 Tomorrow’ Maybe by A-Mei 張惠妹
  • Arranged 暴風雪 Snowstorm by 李佳薇 Jess Lee
  • Arranged 我要的幸福 (My Desired Happiness) by Stefanie Sun
  • Wrote, Produced and Arranged 狠角色 by 张惠妹
Frank Lee

Frank Lee

Areas of Expertise: Sound Engineering

Frank Lee is one of Singapore’s most established mixing engineer and studio designer. With many years of experience under his belt, Frank is highly proficient in both studio and live sound. Some of his career highlights include recording the album Mad Chinaman that broke Dick Lee into the Japanese market, producing local act Humpback Oaks’ highly acclaimed debut album Pained Stained Morning, and getting nominated for Best Audio Engineering for Kit Chan’s album at the 2012 China Music Media Awards. In the local scene, Frank has mixed for homegrown musicians such as Wicked Aura Batacuda, Jack and Rai, Opposition Party, etc.At the same time, Frank has also delved into the regional industry where he has mixed for big names with the likes of Jackie Cheung, Emil Chao, A-Mei, Gigi Leung, Eric Moo, JJ Lin, Tanya Chua, Stefanie Sun, Karen Mok, Aaron Kwok, and many others. Always the man-behind-the-scenes, Frank is partly responsible for the success of many live concerts including A-Mei’s Asian Tour, the 2015 Sing50 concert, and JJLin Live in Singapore at the Esplanade Concert Hall. In recent times, Frank has also handled the tracking and mixing of Spotify Live Sessions for international artistes Yuna and Hunter Hayes. At the same time, Frank has also delved into the regional industry where he has mixed for big names with the likes of Jackie Cheung, Emil Chao, A-Mei, Gigi Leung, Eric Moo, JJ Lin, Tanya Chua, Stefanie Sun, Karen Mok, Aaron Kwok, and many others. Always the man-behind-the-scenes, Frank is partly responsible for the success of many live concerts including A-Mei’s Asian Tour, the 2015 Sing50 concert, and JJLin Live in Singapore at the Esplanade Concert Hall. In recent times, Frank has also handled the tracking and mixing of Spotify Live Sessions for international artistes Yuna and Hunter Hayes.

Dean Augustine

Dean Augustine

Areas of Expertise: Artiste Management, Labels, Distribution and Publishing

Dean Augustine is founder and director of CROSSRATIO Entertainment, an integrated music entertainment provider specializing in artiste development, music distribution, music publishing, and events planning. CROSSRATIO Entertainment currently manages major local acts such as Tay Kewei and Alfred Sim.

Augustine has been in the music industry for 20 years and was managing the Japanese label S2S.

David Choi

David Choi

Areas of Expertise: Songwriting, Production/Arrangement, and Social Media

David Choi is an American musician and YouTube video producer based in Los Angeles. Choi’s original songs and pop covers have been heard on NBC, FOX, VH1, MTV, A&E, E!, Travel Channel, Style Network, PBS, Food Network, Disney, as well as in commercials internationally. He has worked with companies such as Kellogg’s, Starburst, the American Cancer Society, General Electric, Samsung, J. C. Penney, and Asian online fashion and beauty retailer YesStyle.

Choi previously worked as a songwriter and producer at Warner/Chappell Music, which signed him on after his participation in an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) workshop.

His humorous song “YouTube, A Love Song” has received over 2.8 million views. The music videos for his singles “Won’t Even Start” and “That Girl”, which are posted on both his and producers Wong Fu Productions’ YouTube channels, has received a total of over 5 million views. He also posts non-music vlogs on his second channel. Choi often appears in online videos with fellow YouTube personalities, mostly playing a humorous character with a straight face. YouTube personalities, like Shane Dawson, Eric Feng, and Wong Fu Productions, often use Choi’s music in their videos.

Official website: http://www.davidchoimusic.com

Songwriters Jake Lee

Jake Lee

Areas of Expertise: Publishing & Distribution

Founder of LEEWAY Music & Media, publishing, licensing and distribution company that specializes in launching artists from around the world to Asia territory through synchronization in TV commercial, TV shows and Films. With a Ph.D in Intellectual Property at Dongguk University, Jake was a guest researcher at the Hollywood Approach Conference in L.A. and at The Future Publishing Business in Asia Conference in Tokyo. Jake works with many international and Korean independent artists in their album releases, publishing and placements of their music in TV ads, film and dramas.

Jake is a member in the Board of Directors of Korea Music Publisher Association.

Some music that Jake produced and placed:

  • “Goodbye My Friend” by Sumi Jo from the film “The Himalaya”
  • “What’s Wrong With Me” by San E from the drama “You’re All Surrounded”
  • “Happily Ever After” by David Choi “OPPO mobile phone TV commercial”

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