Hiromi Suda of Woodside, NY, released the mini-album Rain Dance, which features numerous Berklee alumni. Her song “Mizu no Utsuwa” won an honorable mention at the 2013 USA Songwriting Competition. Visit hiromisuda.com.
Sean Hayden of Toronto, Ontario, composed advertising campaign music for Coors Light, Shreddies, and Gay Lea Foods. His music has appeared on Pawn Stars, The Taste, Toddlers and Tiaras, and Today Tonight. Visit daisydogmusic.com.
American Authors, comprising Zac Barnett ’08, James Shelley ’07, David Rublin ’11, and Matt Sanchez ’09, topped the Billboard U.S. Adult Pop Charts with their song “Best Day of My Life.” It won the USA Songwriting Competition, directed by Eddie Phoon ’94. Visit weareamericanauthors.com
Gregorio Uribe of Brooklyn, NY, and his big band raised Kickstarter funding for their debut album Caribe Contigo. Uribe was recently named one of the Colombian government’s 100 Most Distinguished Colombians Living Abroad. Visit gregoriouribe.com.