There are not many people who have truly done it all (successfully!) – Grammy nominations, corporate label boss, hit after global hit songwriter, major label recording artist (90s), session vocalist/musician, bucket-list checking record producer, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, music publisher, artist manager, digital media pioneer, philanthropist, but there is… Billy Mann.
The Philadelphia native recently chatted with American Songwriter about his past 25 years in the industry, how he went from busking across the country and living in a walk-in closet to ultimately selling over 110 Million albums, writing hit songs for countless artists from John Legend to Johnny Mathis, Backstreet Boys to Take That, Sheryl Crow to Cher, Kelly Rowland to Martina McBride, Jessica Simpson to Hall & Oates, Art Garfunkel to Grover to Sting. In addition to reflecting upon his journey through the music industry, Mann shares what he’s up to currently, as well as what excites him about the future.
As the longest collaborator of iconic artist, P!nk, Mann also discusses his work with the superstar for nearly 20 years on hits like “God Is A DJ,” “Stupid Girls,” “Dear Mr. President,” “Glitter In The Air” and more.
Most recently, Mann launched icons+giants with Benton James, a partnership with ADA Worldwide, combining their savvy digital marketing and proven A&R track record with ADA’s continually widening global influence, resources and connected artist services.