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What do Eminem and Celine Dion have in common? They have both recorded songs written by Michael Jay. This prolific and versatile Grammy-winning songwriter has over 35 years of experience in the music business. He got his big break writing a song for Gloria Estefan on the soundtrack of the original ‘Top Gun’ film and has gone on to create hits for a string of stars, including Kylie Minogue, Debbie Harry, and Steps. His songs have sold more than 75 million records worldwide.
In this episode, Lauren talks to Michael about how to find stardom in the modern music industry. He shares how his own style of song creation has had to adapt to the latest trends, beats, and genres to make hits in all four decades of working in the business. Michael discusses all things social media, as well as how to make money from a music career, how to deal with writer’s block, and what makes Celine Dion so special.
British star of stage and screen Lauren Samuels has just moved to Los Angeles to continue her career in show business. Her podcast, A Brit in LA, is for anyone who shares her fascination with Hollywood and ambition to succeed on the silver screen. Each week, Lauren interviews inspirational figures who explain how they are making their own Hollywood dreams into reality.