About Sven MartinComposer | USA | California
Keyboardist, producer, engineer, songwriter, and musical director Sven Martin is a worldly man. You get that way when you grow up in Düsseldorf, Germany, live in the Los Angeles area, and tour the world as musical director and keyboardist for Russian pop superstars t.A.T.u. Concerts for 100,000 people in Kazakhstan, sharing the stage in Red Square with Shakira and Black Eyed Peas, playing keyboards on Liz Phair’s “Chicks with Attitude” tour, appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno—touring the world is just part of the job for Martin.
Much as he enjoys touring and creative gigs like helping artists find and prepare their bands for the road, Martin also loves working in the studio. At his home in North Hollywood, Martin turned his two-car garage into a perfect production studio, Garage Royale, which he describes as “a secluded, vibey retreat in a garden setting in North Hollywood that includes a massive collection of today’s and yesterday’s keyboards.”
Like many of Europe’s better musicians, Martin is a classically trained pianist. He discovered synthesizers at age 12 and later studied audio and video engineering at the prestigious Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf, Germany, then continued his audio engineering studies as an intern at Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood.
He has written and produced songs for a wide variety of artist and after some time as a songwriter for BMG Sven now cotrols his own publishing and compositions again.
His music has been licensed for TV and film, including Taken 3, Jersey Shore, Summerland (Warner Brothers), Raising Helen (Touchstone Pictures) and various TV commercials.
Recent projects at his studio include:
– Lena Katina (ex t.A.T.u.)
– Nadia Forde (Irish Model & Pop Artist)
– Teleskopes (LA Indie Rock Band)
– Big Finish Records (UK label)
– Nadia goes to Hollywood (UK & Ireland TV show, theme song & music)
Martin’s creativity is not only in music: In 2013 it took him back to his native Germany to develop a music line for babies and children toegether with its own hardware music player „snu:mee“. A hightech Wi-Fi device controlled by an App with a great sounding speaker, playlists, sleep timer and baby monitor which went to market in 2015 and won many industry awards.
Now back in Los Angeles Sven is ready for his next challenge…