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Michael is the CEO of Solaris Entertainment and Media. He received his BA and MFA from the University of Southern California. He began his career working with David Wolper before launching his solo TV Producer career working with Karl Engemann. Solaris is a first-rate distribution company placing digital media worldwide wherever it is sold and is a primary content supplier to iTunes and Sony. Solaris is an official Sony Indie Label representing some of the best known recording artists in music. Solaris does all post-production work with both music and video in house and creates more than 15 music videos per year for its clients. Michael continues to develop original television program concepts. His first love, however, remains music, and he loves writing and producing artists from all genres and styles.
Michael asked Charles to join Solaris in January 2019 as his business partner. Charles is considered one of the best all around musicians in the Carolinas and beyond. His approach to music is inspiring and fresh, he is highly respected and requested, and Michael and him have a similar moral compass and shared business values. Michael had been searching for somebody to fill this role for years, and when they met he knew in an instant his search was over.
Here at Solaris we believe laughter is medicine for the soul and music has no boundary as to who it touches. Michael's combined accomplishments creating both over the past 40+ years has been an amazing journey. Solaris is focused on Developing and Producing original audio and video content. Promoting our clients catalogs is where we excel. Solaris celebrates our clients and we pride ourselves on bringing joy, laughter, and entertainment to all. Give clients a reason to do business with you and they will.
Michael had just produced Marie Osmond's first TV special as a solo artist. As it would happen It was his first at bat as an Indie executive producer. After this Michael was signed to the William Morris Agency. "Glad Marie didn't know this was my first." Michael recalls fondly ,"This is where it all started for me, and I owe it all to
Michael had just produced Marie Osmond's first TV special as a solo artist. As it would happen It was his first at bat as an Indie executive producer. After this Michael was signed to the William Morris Agency. "Glad Marie didn't know this was my first." Michael recalls fondly ,"This is where it all started for me, and I owe it all to Karl Engemann, the kindest person in show business of all time."
We can guarantee distribution, unlike aggregates or catalogs. We have Apple privileges enjoyed only by Apple or iTunes Producers. We happen to be both and one of only 12 worldwide. We will record tracks at a number of locations. Every Indie artist's situation is different. We pride ourselves on being flexible and versatile. Whenever, wherever and whatever the situation demands, we are always listening to the needs of our clients.
We are accomplished experts with decades of experience producing, directing, and writing for single or multi-camera capture. We have never lost money on a single project we were responsible for. We deliver top quality results. We're always at your service, we take nothing for granted, and will earn your trust continuously.