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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Michelle Lewis

Singer, songwriter, composer, Executive Director of SONA

Michelle Lewis is a New Yorker now based in Los Angeles, where she is a singer, songwriter, composer, and highly visible music creators’ rights advocate. From her early career as a recording artist signed to Irving Azoff’s Giant Records, to her first radio hit, Cher’s “A Different Kind of Love Song” in 2002, to the 2014 worldwide #1 single “Wings” by the British girl group Little Mix, Ms. Lewis brings authenticity, musicality, and heart to a diverse array of music projects. For the last decade, Ms. Lewis has branched out into the world of songwriting for animated television, most notably as a Peabody Award-winning composer of all original music for Disney Jr’s hit show, “Doc McStuffins” and Emmy-winning songwriter of the beloved Nickelodeon series “The Loud House.” She has over a half-dozen TV themes currently airing; including “Doc McStuffins,” “The Loud House,” “Muppet Babies," "The Harvey Street Kids,” “Sydney 2 the Max” and “DC Super Hero Girls.”

In 2015, Michelle Lewis co-founded the non-profit, Songwriters Of North America (SONA) in response to the ever-increasing complexities and disparities in digital royalties paid to songwriters and composers. Through her roles on the ASCAP Board of Directors, representing SONA and as one of the leaders of the #MusicArmy of songwriters, artists, composers and producers - Michelle was an instrumental force in the historic passage of the Music Modernization Act, which was signed into law in October of 2018.

AIMP & SONA Present Metadata Best Practices for Songwriters

"No metadata, no money" is the mantra of the modern music industry, and the best way to capture the song information correctly in the first place is at the moment of creation. Learn from professional songwriters and music publishers the key things you need to know to make sure your credits are accurately input and registered from the start.