GREAT NEWS! Nitanee is the category WINNER in the 2014 West Coast Songwriters song competition for her song "Angels Like You"!! She also won honorable mention for two songs in the pop category, "Just Might Smile" (Nitanee Paris; Jean-Pierre Williams) and "All I Ever Needed" (Ben Davis, Ulf Aneken, Nitanee Paris), and one song in the singer songwriter category, "Learn To Breathe"!! Let's celebrate!!
Songwriter Nitanee Paris contributes her energies to an expansive musical community. As a networking mentor, her talents are in making introductions, fostering relationships, organizing events and promoting causes. A Malibu, California resident, Nitanee envisions and hosts workshops and a full slate of networking and charitable endeavors and songwriting events.
Nitanee is the founder of the Malibu Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), where she oversees a busy calendar of monthly opportunities. She is also on the advisory council of the Hawaii Songwriting Festival and on the staff of the Durango Songwriters Expo. She produces "Nitanee's Nashville Nights" in Los Angeles, a showcase for hit songwriters and local talent and she recently co-hosted a songwriting retreat at a castle in Macon, France, where she led songwriting workshops and exercises.
As a collaborator, Nitanee works with several notable writers including Gary Nicholson (BB King, Ringo Starr, Garth Brooks, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, George Strait, Fleetwood Mac, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill & many more); Big Al Anderson (NRBQ, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, Tim McGraw, Bonnie Rait, Delbert McClinton, Jimmy Buffett, Jeffrey Steele, LeAnn Rimes & many more); Andre Merritt (Rihanna, Chris Brown); Alan Roy Scott (Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Sheena Easton, Pat Benatar, Patti LaBelle, Johnny Mathis); Dave Merenda (Grammy Award winning songwriter “I Will Remember You”); Charles Michael Brotman (Grammy Award winning producer/composer who reached #1 on the Billboard World Chart & #1 on the Billboard New Age Chart); Richard Harris (#1 Billboard single writer/producer), Andrew Rollins (CMT’s Nashville), Adam Zelkind (Eight time award winning songwriter/composer/producer; Glen Phillips, Walt Aldridge, Gary Burr, Ashley Gorley, & Tim McGraw) and Ron Harris (Christina Aguilera), and she has just begun a project with a Songwriters Hall of Fame nominee. Nitanee also works with a diverse and extensive roster of talented artists around the world, and with regular trips to Nashville, she collaborates with a solid slate of Music City song crafters as well.
Nitanee’s music has earned awards and honors from the International Songwriting Competition, The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, the Dallas Songwriters Association, the UK Songwriting Contest, the Songwriters Association of Washington, the NSAI Spring Training/Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, and many other accolades. She earned five “Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting” awards from the Great American Song Contest, and she won Song of the Year from West Coast Songwriters for her song “Angels Like You”, and multiple awards for her Americana song “Coal Dust”.
Nitanee’s songs were placed in the romantic comedy Muffin Top: A Love Story, a feature film with an all female-created soundtrack and score. She has had 14 artist cuts in the past year and her song “Timebomb” was released in July by record labels Panda Funk and Interscope. Nitanee is signed to Alcon Sleeping Giant, writing songs for various film and TV projects. She also has songs represented by Secret Road Publishing and Washington Street Publishing in Nashville, and various music libraries. Her award-winning song “Big Big Life”, was released by the band Streetlight Cadence, and the album reached #17 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart.
For Nitanee Paris, it is all about forward motion, assisting and encouraging others, and being a powerful and positive force in promoting her community. “Camaraderie and partnership ” she says. “It is so important that we all help each other”.