SINGER/SONGWRITER/CREATORS’ RIGHTS ADVOCATE
Michelle Lewis is a fierce New Yorker now based in LA, where she is a singer, songwriter, composer, and music creators’ rights advocate. From her early career as a recording artist signed to Irving Azoff’s Giant Records, to her first radio hit, Cher’s “A Different Kind of Love Song” in 2002, to the 2014 worldwide #1 single “Wings” by the British girl group, Little Mix, Ms. Lewis brings authenticity, grit, and heart to a diverse array of music projects.
For the last decade, Ms. Lewis has branched out into the world of songwriting for TV and film projects, most notably as a Peabody Award-winning composer of all original music for Disney Jr’s hit show, “Doc McStuffins,“ now beginning production of its 5th season. She also received her first Emmy nomination in 2016 for her work as a composer on the Nickelodeon show, “Bubble Guppies,” and has composed the theme songs to many other beloved animated series.
In 2014, Ms. Lewis co-founded the non-profit Songwriters Of North America (SONA). As Executive Director of SONA, she is deeply connected to the music creator community and is committed to growing the number of informed songwriters and composers able to advocate on their own behalves. She regularly communicates with leaders from Silicon Valley to Washington DC, fighting for the protection of songwriters and the value of musical works in the digital age. She is not afraid of taking action – SONA is the songwriter organization that sued the Department of Justice over its 100% licensing ruling last fall: .
Ms. Lewis lives in Los Angeles with her husband, music producer Dan Petty and their 10 year-old son, Jackson.