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Eren Cannata

Class of 2007

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Eren Cannata is an established producer, songwriter, musician, artist, and co-owner of Cove City Sound Studios.

After growing up on tour with the Beach Boys and Billy Joel with Eren’s father, world renowned saxophonist Richie Cannata, Eren successfully released his first solo album “Blame It On The City.” The song "Part Of Me" landed a placement on the hit TV show Dawson’s Creek.

Since then, some of his accomplishments include making music for Cody Simpson, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Nina Sky, Timbaland, Bernie Williams, Ron Pope and NBC’s The Voice. Eren is also responsible for creating S.O.N.G. The program, Sounds of a New Generation, was created in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club of America as a songwriting course that teaches the art of writing and creating a “hit” to inner city kids after school. That experience led him to be hired as a songwriting professor at his alma mater, New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, where he currently teaches.

Through each endeavor, Eren has been able to establish himself as a force in the music industry, reflecting life experiences both on stage and in his studio. Eren Cannata’s successes all further cultivate his interest and drive to do what he loves best, the art of music.

Q What was your favorite part about attending Recorded Music?

My favorite part of attending REMU was the freedom of having New York City as a campus. I was thrown into the real industry and took advantage of it immediately. The faculty and courses were the perfect complimentary source for actually making music in the real world.

Q How did Recorded Music prepare you for success?

Recorded Music prepared me for success by showing me how to make mistakes and learn from them. Not all of my class projects were shining achievements, but it taught me how to innovate and grow, creating sounds that were interesting to me.  

Q What are you currently doing professionally?

I currently own one of the major New York recording studios and produce and write music for some of todays top artists as well as up and coming stars.  

Q What words of wisdom can you share?

You've never written your best song, keep creating, innovating and push yourself to be better everyday. The universe is a vast song in of itself, never stop writing about it.