TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Three Alumni of Toronto's Harris
Institute are involved in this week's #1 Billboard Hot 100 Hit
'Wrecking Ball' by Miley Cyrus. Jamie Porter manages Stephan Moccio who
co-wrote the song, Henry Walter (CIRKUT) co-wrote and co-produced the
record and Sven Heidinga co-engineered the recording.
'Wrecking Ball' is the first #1 hit by Miley Cyrus. It moved from 22 to 1 on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart primarily due to a controversial video, which
has had over 140 million views on YouTube.
"We are very proud of the extraordinary accomplishments of our
graduates, but this is the first time
three alumni and one of our long-standing Guest Lecturers have
contributed to the biggest record in the world", says the college's
president John Harris. "We congratulate Jamie, Henry, Sven and Stephan
and wish them well with the adventures that will undoubtedly follow
this remarkable achievement".
Jamie Porter is a 1995 Honours graduate of the Arts Management Program and has managed Stephan Moccio since graduating. He is the President of RAMJAM Management Group and
Bijou Records. Moccio previously co-wrote the #1 Billboard hit "A New
Day" by Celine Dion and "I Believe" by Nikki Yanofsky, which was #1 on
the Canadian Billboard Hot 100 chart for 4 weeks. Moccio's solo piano
CD "Exposure" on Bijou Records is certified Gold and he is a
long-standing Guest Lecturer at Harris institute.
Henry Walter (CIRKUT) completed the Audio Production Program in 2006 and has since co-produced or co-written for Taylor Swift, Robin
Thicke, Rihanna, Katy Perry, The Weekend, Britney Spears, will.i.am and
Nicki Minaj, among others. He works with Dr. Luke in Los Angeles and is
a partner in The Deamhouse Recording Studio in Toronto.
Sven Heidinga was the first recipient of the Music Business Professional Certificate
from Harris Institute for graduating with Honours from both the Arts
Management Program and the Audio Production Program with Honours in
2008. Heidinga previously won Platinum Awards for recordings by The
Canadian Tenors, Nikki Yanofsky, Stephan Moccio and Gold Awards for
Annie Villeneuve and Stephan Moccio. He engineered 250 versions of the
award-winning theme music for CTV's Olympic broadcast over 18 months in
2009/10 at Harris Institute's original studio on King Street E.
Harris Institute is an internationally recognized leader in music industry education and
was recently ranked number one in Canada with A+. The college's graduates are in senior positions everywhere from Universal Music Group to
Lacquer Channel Mastering, IMAX Corporation to Metalworks Studios and
Sony/ATV Music Publishing to MaRS Discovery District.
Image with caption: "Jamie Porter (CNW Group/Harris Institute)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130923_C9797_PHOTO_EN_31226.jpg
Image with caption: "Henry Walter (CNW Group/Harris Institute)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130923_C9797_PHOTO_EN_31222.jpg
Image with caption: "Miley Cyrus (CNW Group/Harris Institute)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130923_C9797_PHOTO_EN_31224.jpg
Image with caption: "Sven Heidinga (CNW Group/Harris Institute)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130923_C9797_PHOTO_EN_31225.jpg
Image with caption: "Stephan Moccio (CNW Group/Harris Institute)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130923_C9797_PHOTO_EN_31223.jpg
SOURCE: Harris Institute
For further information:
John Harris, President, Harris Institute
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