Listening to MarilynMusic, you hear everything from rock, to pop, R&B and jazz. The range of styles in this duo’s catalog is almost as vast as the experience of the composers themselves. Casey Conrad and Michael Gaines, the two men behind MarilynMusic, each draw inspiration and knowledge from a lifetime spent in the music and entertainment industry that began in early childhood. Between the two of them, they have worked in every aspect of the entertainment industry including television, film, theatre, and the performance of music. In recent years, MarilynMusic has shifted their focus to composing and producing music, leveraging their longtime experience working with big-name talent from Robert Deniro to Ruben Blades to Chaka Khan.
Named after their mothers(both of whom had long careers in music and dance,) MarilynMusic marries a passion for authentic music with today’s pop audience sensibilities. "We are songwriters/producers looking to get our music heard by everyone. Although self expression is always important, doing it within the framework of a song people want to hear is the challenge," Gaines says.
MarilynMusic has composed and recorded many songs, and is now ready to begin releasing them to the public. "We wanted to develop a body of work that showed our range before we put it out there" says Conrad, who produces the recordings in his New York City studio, The Vertical Room. Both Gaines and Conrad write the music and play on the recordings as well as hire the best NYC singers and musicians.
With decades of combined experience in music, film and TV, MarilynMusic is well prepared to expertly execute any project.