A TV Theme at 17
I became a professional writer/artist/producer at age 17, when I wrote a nationally syndicated theme song. That was a kickstart to a varied and good career. Classically trained on piano, as a young teen, I rebelled and got into jazz, RnB and black gospel - picking up bass and guitar along the way. I'm a MIDI whiz and expert in computer music and digital audio.
1988-2005. Jingles. Ad Agencies. Broadcast.
When it comes to musical styles, survival in the business taught me how to be versatile - but my heart beats for soul, pop, RnB and orchestral. I've worked for ad agencies, record labels, publishers, other music producers, and countless indie and label artists from coast to coast.
2005. Burned Out. Changing It Up.
Around 2005 or so, I got burned out producing music for everyone else but me. So in 2006, I started to move towards website development and have built an entirely new career helping individuals and organizations of all shapes, sizes and budgets with websites, branding, video, SEO, strategy and everything else online. I like it as much as music. Check it out at www.WeAmplifyYou.com and get to know more about my wild-mind at www.RizzoCreates.com
I got a 100 year grand piano. It's feeding my soul. Wow.
I'm actually feeling like producing some music again.
Michael Nelson Rizzo
Get A Taste Of My Music
It's 2020 and I'm just starting to feel like producing music again. Go figure. I believe my best music is yet to come.
Not doing too much with music and I'm quite fine with that! I still get quarterly TV credits from all over the place - kinda wild sometimes. One of my cuts was in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2018 and that was extra cool. Once in a while, I'll produce custom music to go with some of the videos we produce at AMPLiFY Communication Design, but I'm mostly playing piano and guitar for my own enjoyment. Even so, I've written hundreds of cool motifs and progressions that I intend to produce soon. I'm actually starting to want to do music again. // I also give advice to a lot of musicians, young and old. I'm quite content but still believe my best music is yet to come.