My name is MJ Shelby. I am a trained Composer/Producer with a focus on writing for Film, Television and other visual media. Throughout the 1970’s I acted as Music Director for various Theatre Company’s throughout the Midwest.
Upon relocating to California, I gained employment in Glendale as Music Director for Yubex Multi-Media. There I composed, arranged and produced material for Jingles, Infomercials and a variety of Commercial releases.
I later settled in the San Fernando Valley, where I operated a Recording Studio and Production Company from the lower level of Goodman Music in North Hollywood. From this location I established El Mi Music, a Music Publishing Company that specializes in writing Jingles, Background Music and Infomercials. During this time I also gained experience in Artist Management by promoting acts in California, Nevada and Osaka, Japan.
During the 1990’s I became CEO and co-owner of an Independent Gospel Label. My responsibilities included negotiating contracts with Record Producers, Music Publishers, Record Distributors and all other vendors. I also worked with Artists Relations, Corporate Sponsorships, Legal Teams, Public Relations and assisted in Radio Air Play.
I currently operate Aries of NoHo Promotions, where I work with Grammy Award winning Artist booking shows, distributing new music and promoting concerts.
My role here at Aries Productions is to oversee a team of Composers and Producers as they write for various network programming. I work with Supervisors and Publishers to provide music for television, cable and film. We also write and produce recordings for Gospel, Jazz and R&B Artists.