Ared Arzumanian is a Juno Award Nominated and award-winning producer, composer, songwriter, remixer, and recording artist formerly with Sony/BMG and Universal Music Group. His music has been released by Universal Music Canada, Sony/BMG Music Canada, and many major label compilations worldwide.
Ared recently attended the inaugural year of the Los Angeles Academy for Artists & Music Production (LAAMP) in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. This prestigious academy is founded and run by the record producing and songwriting team, Stargate (Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Wiz Khalifa, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Rita Ora, Normani, Mis-Teeq, Celine Dion, Blue, Janet Jackson, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Pink, Sia, Whitney Houston, Nas, Chris Brown, Khalid, Charli XCX, Trey Songz and others).
Ared co-wrote the hit single “Open Up Your Heart” for Universal Music recording artist Mia Minx that charted at number 1 across Canada, as well as 3 top ten singles to follow which he co-wrote and co-produced including dance hits “You’re Not Alone” by Rhythm Reaction and “Zodiac” by the Magik Brothers (Universal Music). Under Uomo/BMG, Ared co-wrote and co-produced many records including a remix on Shawn Desman’s first gold record “Get Ready”, aired during an episode of Electric Circus (CityTV) across Canada and televised internationally. Ared was also featured on a weekly episode of Careers Television (CityTV), filmed at powerhouse songwriter/composer Stephan Moccio’s Toronto recording studio.
Ared has had the opportunity to work on remixes for artists including TLC, Gloria Gaynor, Amerie, Lyric (feat. Loon), Jerzee Monet (feat. DMX), Jarvis Church, Choclair (feat. Kurupt), Ghetto Concept, Nicci Gilbert, Andrea Lewis (Degrassi), and many others. He has collaborated on projects with artists including Force of Nature feat. Ali Tennant from The Voice UK (BMG Chrysalis), Kristinia DeBarge (Island Def Jam), Anastasia A (Ultra/DMD), Porsha (Ultra/DMD), Craig Smart (Ultra), Venus Casino (BMG Chrysalis), Témi (formerly of Ludacris’ band Untitled), Shawnee Kish (Winner of CBC Searchlight 2020), and Samantha Watt (Cymba).
Ared has co-written with diamond-selling producer/songwriter Peter Willis (Alannah Myles), Grammy Award winning songwriters Liz Rodrigues and Erik Alcock (Celine Dion, Eminem, Pink, Dr. Dre, Pitbull), songwriter Taya Marquis (Britney Spears, Ke$ha), and has toplined for songs under Ole Publishing. To date, Ared has been involved with multiple projects around the globe including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Atlanta, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Poland, Romania, Armenia, Singapore, and Japan.
Ared has been fortunate enough to have had some of his work licensed in motion pictures including the soundtrack (and opening theme) to the feature film “More to Love” directed by film and television director Paul Lynch (Twilight Zone, Star Trek TNG, Star Trek DS9, Robocop, F/X: The Series, Sliders, Xena: Warrior Princess, Prom Night). Shortly after its release, “More to Love” was broadcast in the U.S. and ended up winning the Feature Film Award for Best Romantic Comedy (1999) at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival.
Most importantly, Ared is no stranger to helping the local and national music communities. He has been a guest speaker at both Metalworks Institute and Trebas Institute. He has served as an industry judge, panelist, and mentor for national music festivals including Canadian Music Week, the Canadian Urban Music Conference, the International Music Software Trade Association, and Indie Week with its industry panel portion, Indie 101. Ared has been involved in a number of well-known Canadian talent platforms as consultant for Talent Nation, as judge for Hidden Talent Toronto, as guest mentor and judge for The Shot (Seasons 6 and 7), as panelist for the Artist Development Expo, and as co-curator and panelist for the MKN Music Expo Weekend. Throughout his over 25-year career, he has had the pleasure of personally mentoring hundreds of aspiring artists, songwriters and producers to help them develop their craft and set them up for success.