Gagan Singh is an award winning Soundtrack Composer, Music 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 through. He went on to study at the University of Toronto, graduating with a focus on Music & Media Composition as well as Arts & Entertainment Management.
He is well-versed in playing an array of Keyboard instruments such as the Piano, Synthesizers, Harmonium, Mellotron, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, MIDI Keyboards, as well as an extensive array of Percussion instruments such as; Drum Set, Timpani, Tabla, Dholak, Dhol, Djembe, Congas, Drum Machines, to name a few.
He has worked on the music for several Canadian Productions including the Leo Multi-Award Winning Feature “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), among many others. He has also produced music with several Canadian and American acts including: Rodney Jerkins (Beyonce, Justin Bieber), Anjali World, Jully Black, Domanique Grant as well as others.
Singh has produced music for Television Commercials and Advertisements alike, working closely with large brands and producing music for major networks such as Bell Media, HGTV, BBC One, BBC Asian Network and others.
Gagan is currently working on cross-cultural live music and film projects between Toronto and Bombay. He also owns 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, University of Toronto, as a guest speaker. He is an ambassador and board member of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, as well as a prominent member of the Songwriters Association of Canada, Canadian Music Publishers Association as well as SOCAN.
Gagan’s unique skills and mind-frame 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 as an executive producer.
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