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My name is Colin O'Dwyer. Thanks for visiting my site! This is my "about" page where I will give you a quick background on my experiences in the music industry and why I think I have a lot to offer anyone trying to break into songwriting and/or music licensing.
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
I attended Berklee from 1987-1991 with a major in Songwriting. Although, I sing, guitar was my principal instrument. After graduating, I self released my first CD entitled Some Kind of Attraction. About 4 years later I was signed to AMG Records with my band Oddwyre. We recorded and mixed at Electric Lady Studios in NYC.
As I was pursuing my performing and writing career, I also received my Masters in Education from the University of Massachusetts from 1993-1995. I have been a music teacher at the James Otis School in Boston, MA for 25 years. It's a fabulous school where I have been able to develop an arts program which culminates every year in a full blown children's musical performed for the Boston community at large.
In 2004 I started learning about music licensing where I began pitching my music to various music libraries which in turn began to place my music in a variety of TV Shows.
Below is the bio I use when submitting to music libraries:
Pop-Rock Songwriter/Producer Colin O’Dwyer has had songs placed on NBC, FOX, HBO, ABC, Bravo, Discovery, WeTv, MTV, VH1, A&E, Style Network, Travel Channel, and Yes Network, with shows including The Voice, Hollywood Access, Late Night with Carson Daly, Nascar, Tiny House Nation, Nightmare Next Door, The Nate Berkus Show, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Auction Kings, Amazing Wedding Cakes, Room Raiders, Into the Blue, Date My Mom, and Playboy Celebrity Series.
Some other examples of Colin O'Dwyer's song and instrumental placements are:
"Flipping Out" (BRV), "Fabulous Life of Celebrity Relatives" (VH1), "Scarred" (MTV2), "Running in Heels" (Style Network), "Let's Just Play" (Nickelodeon and Nick2), "Kids on Deck" (Yes Network), "Seaworld Orlando Beyond" (Travel Channel), "Underdog to Wonderdog" (Animal Planet), "Hey Diddle Diddle" (AMG-TV), "Real Estate Pros" (The Learning Channel), "From Junky to Funky" (DIY Network), "My First Place" (HGTV), The Food Network, "Special Olympics" (Big Ten Network), and "Universication" (Ustation/La7-Italy). Colin is also a composer for Howcast.com, where his instrumental cues have been used to create 103 "how to" videos and growing.
To listen or to license any of my music, please visit my catalogue
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