Ared Arzumanian is a producer, songwriter, composer, remixer, and recording artist formerly with Sony/BMG and Universal Music Group. He typically works in Top 40 – pop, urban, and EDM genres – but his versatility enables him to work within other genres as well. His music has been released on several record labels including Odeon Records, Popular Records, SPG Records, Hi-Bias Records, DMA, Universal Music Canada, Sony/BMG Music Canada, and major label compilations worldwide.
In 1995, Ared co-wrote the hit single “Open Up Your Heart” for Universal Music recording artist Mia Minx that charted at number 1 across Canada, as well as 3 top ten singles to follow which he co-wrote and co-produced. One of those singles was the hit “Zodiac” which was released by Universal Music in 2000. Then in 2002, Ared and his associate were signed by Uomo/BMG, which formerly managed Shawn Desman among other BMG Canada artists. During that time, Ared co-produced a remix on Shawn Desman’s first gold record “Get Ready”, which was aired during an episode of Electric Circus (CityTV) across Canada and televised internationally. A year later, Ared was also featured on a weekly episode of Careers Television (CityTV), filmed at powerhouse songwriter/composer Stephan Moccio’s Toronto recording studio.
Ared has had the opportunity to work on remixes for artists including TLC, Gloria Gaynor, Amerie, Lyric (feat. Loon), Jerzee Monet (feat. DMX), Jarvis Church, Choclair (feat. Kurupt), Ghetto Concept, Nicci Gilbert, Andrea Lewis, and many others. More recently, he has collaborated on projects with artists including Force of Nature (feat. Ali Tennant), Kristinia DeBarge (Island Def Jam), Brooklyn Haley, Anastasia A (Ultra/DMD), Porsha (Ultra), Craig Smart, Venus Casino (BMG Chrysalis), Vasco (feat. Holly Wolf), Naria, Triple or Nothing, Thane (6N7), and Ilana Tarutina.
Ared has co-written with diamond selling producer/writer Peter Willis (Alannah Myles), Grammy Award winning Liz Rodrigues (Eminem, Pink, Dr. Dre, Pitbull, 50 Cent, Dan Hill), Erik Alcock (Eminem, Pink, Pitbull, Slaughterhouse, Tyga), Taya Marquis (Britney Spears, Ke$ha), and has toplined for songs under Ole Publishing. Ared also recently finished producing a project for U.S. artist Kizzy Amos (feat. Emjae) with co-producer Kip Blackshire (Prince, Eminem).
Ared is currently working with a number of top-tier entities/affiliates globally, writing and producing originals for many successful recording artists and working with songwriters, producers, and management teams. To date, Ared has been involved with projects around the globe including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Atlanta, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Poland, Romania, Armenia, Singapore, and Japan.
Ared has been fortunate enough to have had some of his work licensed in motion pictures. In 1998, several songs written and produced by Ared were used as part of the soundtrack (and opening theme) to the feature film “More to Love” directed by film and television director Paul Lynch (Twilight Zone, Star Trek TNG, Star Trek DS9, Robocop, F/X: The Series, Sliders, Xena: Warrior Princess, Prom Night). Shortly after its release, “More to Love” was broadcast in the U.S. and ended up winning the Feature Film Award for Best Romantic Comedy (1999) at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. Ared’s music was also featured in the movie “Runaway Divas”, released in 2004. In 2007, Ared teamed up with jazz pianist and songwriter, Eddie Bullen, to sound design, engineer, and mix the master audio for the ReelWorld Film Festival Trailer (official). More recently in 2014, Ared and fellow composer Chant Sleiman were hired to compose and produce the original score for the feature film “Doggy Daycare”, which was released in early 2016.
In addition to his creative projects, Ared has diversified his business into new and lucrative ventures. Entertainment Management Group (EMG) Canada is an established talent agency that has partnered up with Ared’s production brand, Silver Note Entertainment, to help develop and sign artists towards successful and well branded careers. Currently, Ared is a Partner at EMG Canada’s newest division, Artist Management.
Most importantly, Ared believes in giving back to the music community, and is no stranger to helping where he can. He has been involved with many regional and national music festivals including: as an industry mentor at Canadian Music Week (CMW http://cmw.net), guest judge & mentor for The Shot (http://singfortheshot.com), industry panelist for the Canadian Urban Music Conference (CUMC http://canadianurbanmusicconference.com), songwriting reviewer and competition judge for the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA FESTA http://www.imsta.org), festival judge and industry panelist at Indie Week & Indie 101 (http://canada.indieweek.com), and as an industry consultant for Canada’s Talent Nation platform (http://www.talentnation.ca). Ared has also supported various local and regional talent competition platforms as a judge, consultant, and mentor including Battle of the Bands, Hidden Talent Toronto (http://www.hiddentalenttoronto.ca), MYDM Mississauga, Markham Idol, and Armenian Idol.
Throughout his 20-year career, he has had the pleasure of personally mentoring hundreds of aspiring artists, songwriters and producers to help them develop their craft and set them up for success.