Nitanee Paris is the Director of A&R at ArtistMax, a Los Angeles based artist development and education enterprise founded by Grammy-winning producer Ken Caillat (Fleetwood Mac, Colbie Caillat). She is an award-winning songwriter whose work has been licensed for NETFLIX, MTV, VHI, BRAVO, HALLMARK, and has been placed in feature films, commercials, and corporate campaigns. TV Shows that have featured her songs include BRAVO's "Vanderpump Rules", NETFLIX's "Selling Sunset", MTV's "Ex On The Beach", VH1's "Love and Hip Hop Hollywood" and "Love and Hip Hop New York", MTV's "Teen Mom 2", "Will Play For Food", and the Mexican TV series "El Juego De Las Llaves". Her work has been licensed for feature films including "Muffin Top: A Love Story", "Plan V", and "Matching Hearts". She also composes original music for advertising, and her work has been recently placed in two commercials for Dignity Health's "Hello Human Kindness" campaign.
As a collaborator, Nitanee works with notable writers including Grammy and Emmy-winning musicians, composers, and producers, as well as contestants on The Voice and Songland, and Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees. She has created songs with legendary composer Steve Dorff, Gary Nicholson, Big Al Anderson, Andre Merritt, Alan Roy Scott, Pam Sheyne, Tim James, Dave Merenda, Hookman Barnes, Richard Harris, Chen Neeman, Charles Michael Brotman, Adam Zelkind, Andrew Rollins, and many others, and she has had cuts with several talented artists.
Paris recently received 8 nominations in the 2020 Peace Song Awards, and is the winner of the County/Folk Category. In 2020 and 2019 she has received a total of 11 nominations and won 3 awards in multiple categories. She is also the recipient of a 2019 Positive Music Award and is a current 2020 nominee. She earned the Grand Prize and Lennon Award in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, six awards for Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting in the Great American Songwriting Contest, and Song of the Year from West Coast Songwriters, among many other accolades.
Paris’ music has been on the Billboard charts, and has been released by labels including Panda Funk and Interscope. Her song “Lift You Up”, which was released by Omar Lynx and Jackie Boy Records, has had over a million streams in just a few months. Her award-winning song “Big Big Life”, was released by the band Streetlight Cadence, and the album reached #17 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #2 on the Heatseekers Pacific Chart.
Nitanee leads the Malibu Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), where she hosts songwriting workshops, industry panels, and music events, and she is on the advisory council of the Hawaii Songwriting Festival, and 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 hosts songwriting retreats including a castle retreat in Macon, France, where she leads workshops and exercises. Her passion is in producing music events to benefit charitable organizations, as well as mentoring young writers and helping artists navigate the music industry by building their craft and expanding their networks.