GAGAN SINGH is an award winning Soundtrack Composer, Record Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist and Talent Executive. Born and raised in Toronto, Gagan began playing Indian Classical Tabla at the tender age of 3. He then began to learn Western Classical as well as Contemporary musical styles such as R&B, Pop, Neo-Soul and Electronic music, honing in on the craft of music production thoroughly. He went on to study at the University of Toronto, graduating with a focus on Music Composition for Media as well as Arts & Entertainment Management.
He is well-versed in playing an array of Keyboard instruments such as the Piano, Synthesizers, Harmonium, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, MIDI Keyboards, as well as an extensive array of Percussion instruments such as; the Drum Set, Timpani, Tabla, Dholak, Dhol, Djembe, Congas and many Drum Machines.
He has worked on the music for several Canadian Productions including the Multi-Award Winning Feature Film “Drone” Starring Sean Bean, as well as ‘The Use of Deadly Force’, Starring Elvis Stojko nominated for Best Canadian Short Film. He also won an award for Best Original Score for the short film “Undone” Produced by Foster Films Canada.
Gagan has produced music for several renowned Bollywood Artists as well, including; Salim-Sulaiman (Emmy Award Winning Music Directors), Shweta Pandit, Sreeram Chandra (Winner of Indian Idol 5), Vipul Mehta (Winner of Indian Idol 6) and Jonita Gandhi. He has also Produced music with several Canadian, American and British acts including: Rodney Jerkins (Beyonce, Justin Bieber), Anjali World, Jully Black, Sonna Rele, Kesh K.
Singh has produced music for Television Networks as well, working closely with large brands and producing music for networks such as Bell Media, CBC, CBC Radio Canada, HGTV, BBC One, BBC Asian Network, TVO Kids to name a few.
Gagan is currently working on cross-cultural music and film projects between Toronto and Bombay. He also oversees an Artist Management and Publishing label. In his spare time from being a creative entrepreneur, Gagan relishes in the opportunity to inspire aspiring musicians and the youth of today at events and institutions across Canada and internationally; and is constantly invited back to his alma mater, the University of Toronto, as a guest speaker. He has also been highlighted as a speaker at TEDx at the Ontario Science Centre in Canada. In 2018, he was appointed as Officer on the Board of Directors of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada.
Gagan’s unique skills set him apart from many due to his uncanny ability to blend Western Classical and Contemporary elements with Eastern Classical and Contemporary elements. He is able to combine the rich and tasteful musical traditions of the past, with the digital sounds and trends of the future. All of that combined with a keen ear and a knack for developing new talent is his recipe for success.
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