SOCAN Emerging Songwriters Workshop with Keith Harris (Black Eyed Peas)
Saturday, 15 June 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Take a peek behind the mystery of writing hit music with songwriter, producer and Black Eyed Peas drummer Keith Harris (ASCAP) when SOCAN hosts a once in a lifetime Emerging Songwriters Workshop. A Chicago native, Harris has made a name for himself as a hit songwriter and well respected producer. Learn from a master as Harris shares his creative process. Hear his stories on how he bridged the gap from playing drums for The Black Eyed Peas to building a successful songwriting career. Harris' songwriting resume boasts an incredible who’s who of talent including Madonna, The Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, Estelle, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige and countless others.
About Keith Harris
Keith Harris is an American music producer, songwriter and musician. Harris is the driving force behind multiple top 10 singles and Grammy Award winning hits including "Meet Me Halfway" and "Imma Be" by The Black Eyed Peas, "American Boy" by Estelle and "Be Okay" by Chrisette Michele to name a few. A Chicago native, Harris is best known for his drumming chops that round out the sounds of multi-platinum selling recording artists The Black Eyed Peas and Fergie.
In addition, Harris’s album credits read like a who's who of the music industry including Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, The Pussycat Dolls, Earth Wind and Fire, John Legend and many more. Recently, Harris ?secured a producer credit on the new Usher album Looking 4 Myself for “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” and a writing credit for “Gang Bang” on Madonna’s MDNA. In Canada, Harris produced the JUNO Award winning album Revival for Canadian R&B singer Jully Black.
In 1998 Harris graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in music production and engineering. While at Berklee, Harris met Bad Boy producer Richard Younglord Frierson. Frierson instantly recognized his musical gifts and took the young talent under his wing. Keith Harris says: “I’ve always been interested in music. As a young child, I would run to the TV during the commercials to watch them, and listen to the music. Once the regular program continued, I left the TV. Music is what I was called to do. I didn’t choose music, music chose me.”