For this week's Women Composer Wednesday, we are featuring composer and producer, SJae.
Mercury nominated, British-born SJae (also known as Sammy Jay) was the UK’s first female music producer who has been hailed in the US as ‘the best in the business’ by many of her peers including some of the world’s biggest music stars and producers.
Living and working in Los Angeles, the producer, writer and singer, has over two decades of experience in the industry and has worked with the likes of Raphael Saadiq, The Roots, Ricki-Lee, Booty Luv, Terri Walker, Mis-teeq, Mark Morisson, EXO and Rod Stewart to name a few.
Originally from a small town in South Wales, SJae was a graduate of London’s famous Brit School which bred world stars including Adele, Amy Winehouse, Ellie Goulding, Leona Lewis and Jessie J amongst others.
Def Jam gave SJae her first professional production gig on Def Jam artist Terri Walker’s ‘Untitled’ album, and it was from that SJae’s career was born and she became one of the most sought-after producers in the business where she went onto produce albums for world-wide stars and rose to the top of her game which led to her move to LA after much European success.
SJAE has composed music for various tv shows including MTVs Ridiculousness, Lethal Weapon and has placed songs on numerous tv shows and films including Fox’s EMPIRE, CBS Flashpoint, STEP UP Miami Heat, Step up Up High Water. Most recently, SJAE worked with Raphael Saadiq on scoring the Netflix Movie ‘After Party’, starring KYLE and French Montana. Recent work includes partial score for upcoming movie ‘Bad Trip’ starring Tiffany Haddish and promo music for new Michael Bay movie, ‘6 Underground’, starring Ryan Reynolds, and music for Paris Hilton’s new show, ‘Cooking With Paris. SJae is a lead composer for Netflix’s promotional arm, Music Lab.
Not only has SJae worked on some of the world’s best-selling albums, but she’s also produced logo music for top radio stations, RTL, Bayern 3, and The Wave and her music can be heard in promo slots and trailers for Netflix, FOX Sports, The NBA, Reelz Tv.
SJAE is also a composer of several advertising campaigns including Netflix, FX Networks, Jack in the Box, FIFA for Fox Sports, and Swiss Basketball.
SJae’s work has been championed across the world and she has risen to the top of her game whilst paving the way for women composers and music producers in the industry by making her mark as one of the brightest stars in the business.
Watch SJae's Women Composer Wednesday Q&A!
SJae has released several tracks with MPATH to date, including phenomenal women albums 5, 8, and 11, Holidaze, and Empower Vol. 2!
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