MICHAEL STERLING
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MICHAEL STERLING

Miami, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1980 | INDIE | AFM

Miami, Florida, United States | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 1980
Solo R&B Singer/Songwriter

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Releases:
Silver Platinum 1981
The Artist 1986
No Such Animal 1987
Trouble 1990
Love For Your Heart 1991
Trust 1994
The Songwriter 1996
Right Now 2002
The Songwriter (remastered) 2007
Eyes Around My Heart Vol. 1 2009
TIME 2011
Fronting "Single" 2010
Desperate ? (2 versions) Success Records 1983
Oral (12") Success Records 1984
Nite Club 69 (Are You Sure) / Annette Please (12") Success Records, Success Records 1985

Is It Still Good To Ya (12", Promo) Magnum Records International 1988
Nite Club Babes (12") Success Records
One More Chance (12") Magnum Records International
Selective (12") Success Records
Remixes:
Freedom Of Speech (12") Freedom Of Speech (Rad... Next Plateau Records Inc. 1990
Production:
All Nite (12", Promo) Sterling Records International Inc. 1984
Donkey Kong (Catch You In The Break) (12") Ethnic Music 1984
Showdown (12") TSOM Records 1984
Mr. Gigolo (12", Promo) Survivor Records (2) 1986
Gentle (LP) Gentle Skyyline Records 1989
Don't Sweat Me (12") Benz Records Inc. 1990
Don't Sweat Me (Album) ? (2 versions) Benz Records Inc. ... 1990
I Will Always Be There For You / Janet Reno (CD, Single, Promo) Luke Records 1993
Reggae Gold 2004 (Comp) ? (2 versions) In Her Heart, Jiggy Atlantic ... 2004
Please Stay / Mega Mix (12", Promo) Luke Skyywalker Records
Co-production:
Womanology (12") Joe Gibbs Music 1984
Monster Rapp (12", Promo) Survivor Records (2) 1986
Comin' Correct In 88' (LP) Epic 1988
Mix:
All Nite (12", Promo) Sterling Records International Inc. 1984
Showdown (12") TSOM Records 1984
Tarzan The Breakman (12") Top Hits 1984
Womanology (12") Joe Gibbs Music 1984
All Nite (I Don't Care) (12", Promo) TSOM Records, Sunnyview Records 1985
Tell Me (12") TSOM Records 1985
I Wanna Dance ? (2 versions) Luke Skyywalker Records 1987
Comin' Correct In 88' (LP) Epic 1988
Do Wah Diddy (12") Luke Skyywalker Records 1988
Janet Reno ? (2 versions) Luke Skyywalker Records 1989
Let Me Take You To The Rockhouse ? (2 versions) Effect Records ... 1989
Lectric Groove (12") TSOM Records
Roxann'es Baby (12") Fly By Nite, Fly By Nite
Appears On:
All Nite (12", Promo) Sterling Records International Inc. 1984
Bet It Up (12") Success Records 1984
Donkey Kong (Catch You In The Break) ? (2 versions) Dubwise Records 1984
Gigolo (12") Success Records 1984
Kong In The City Of Doom (12") Success Records 1984
Showdown (12") TSOM Records 1984
Tarzan The Breakman (12") Top Hits 1984
Womanology (12") Joe Gibbs Music 1984
All Nite (I Don't Care) ? (2 versions) TSOM Records ... 1985
Tell Me (12") TSOM Records 1985
Agent - Six - Nine (12") Coomack Records 1986
Free Baseing (Cocaine) (12") New Records (7) 1986
Mr. Gigolo (12", Promo) Survivor Records (2) 1986
Just Rock (12") Luke Skyywalker Records 1987
One Way (LP, Album) RAS Records Inc. 1987
Cars (12") Turn Our Music Up Loud Avenue Records 1988
Comin' Correct In 88 (Album) ? (2 versions) Luke Skyywalker Records 1988
Do Wah Diddy (12") Luke Skyywalker Records 1988
Move Somethin' ? (2 versions) Luke Skyywalker Records 1988
Shake It (12", MP) Luke Skyywalker Records 1988
Shake It (12") Luke Skyywalker Records 1988
Yakety Yak (12") WTG Records 1988
Comin' Thru Like Warriors (Album) ? (2 versions) Luke Skyywalker Records 1989
Gentle (LP) Gentle Skyyline Records 1989
Jockin' Robin / Mega Mix (12") Luke Skyywalker Records 1989
Keep Dancin' (7", Promo) Effect Records 1989
Let Me Take You To The Rockhouse ? (2 versions) Effect Records ... 1989
The House Jumps (12", Promo) Luke Skyywalker Records 1989
Dance All Nite (12") Effect Records 1990
Don't Sweat Me (CD, Album) You Are Everything Benz Records Inc., On Top Records 1990
Groove ? (2 versions) Benz Records Inc. ... 1990
She Put Me In A Trance / Still Doin' It (12", Promo, Mis) Effect Records 1990
Street Resident (CD, Maxi) Global Satellite, BMG Ariola München GmbH 1990
I Will Always Be There For You / Janet Reno (CD, Single, Promo) Luke Records 1993
Lovers And Friends / Get Low (CD, Single, Enh) Lovers & Friends (Radi... TVT Records, BME Recordings 2005
[Pias] 2005 (CD, Comp, Promo) Lovers And Friends PIAS France 2005
Enter The Rap Zone! Vol. 2 (CD, Comp) S & M BCM Records
Free Baseing (Cocaine) (12", Promo) New Records (7)
Lectric Groove (12") TSOM Records
Please Stay / Mega Mix (12", Promo)

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What can you call someone who plays many musical instruments, composes, arranges, directs, sings and has been a skilled songwriter for years? Generic labels like impresario, maestro, multi-talented or Renaissance man don’t seem to encompass the extraordinary gift of Michael Sterling’s musicianship. So what you do when faced with this seeming inability to describe such a wondrous gift is delve deeper into who this artist is –knowing that if you experience his music through his perception — the words you seek will finally come. Understanding Michael’s music requires you to know a bit of his background. A Miami native, his musical career started in his teens when he played bass for popular Latino recording artist Ray Fernandez. Eager to branch out into another direction, Michael and two childhood friends formed the group Silver Platinum, who quickly scored a hit on the R&B charts with their hit “Dance”. Michael then went on to play Lead guitar and to sing and record as a member of the Grammy Award winning reggae band Inner Circle. Inner Circle is most known for their hit “Bad Boys” which is used as the theme song for the Bad Boys film franchise that stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. It is also used as the theme song for hit television show COPS. After touring the world with Inner Circle, Michael returned to Miami. While developing his career as a solo artist, Michael also spent time as an audio engineer and producer at Luke Records, where he produced and engineered hits for artists 2 Live Crew, MC Shy D, famed rapper JT Money and others. He also served as musical director for Arista BMG recording artist Blu Cantrell. While assisting in the development of other artists careers, Michael continued to strengthen as a songwriter, and soon found many of his original compositions being covered by some of the hottest artists of the day i.g. The Song “ALWAYS” by TRINA feat. Monica is a derivative cover of Michael’s song, I will always be there for you, His song “Holiday” served as inspiration for the derivative Trick Daddy single “Thug Holiday”, which is also the title track of Trick’s Platinum album. Then Lil’ Jon and the East Side Boys, Usher and Ludacris covered his song “ Lovers and Friends” for their smash 2005 single of the same name. The song was released on the quadruple platinum album “Crunk Juice” and was the winner of two BMI Billboard awards including ‘Hip Hop Song of the Year’. In 2006, his song “Bedroom Boom” was covered by The Ying Yang Twins featuring Avant on the platinum Ying Yang CD “U.S.A”. Michael continues to use his formidable talents as a music industry heavyweight. His charismatic and unique voice has been featured in performances on the Today Show and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. It is no surprise that this industry leader has expanded his scope of entertainment interest to motion pictures. MSMG, The Michael Sterling Music Group in association with Infinity Productions will released the film: "Kung FU Brother" Shot primarily on location in Thailand, the movie score features a few of the crème de la crème of MSMG’s impressive roster that includes r&b group FAZE and Robert Wright. And so we return to the question of what do you call a man whose gifts run the gamut from music to film to label executive and whose artistry as a musician covers the genres of pop, reggae, hip hop and R&B? You call him what he is. A virtuoso — a musical genius whose career will only continue to inspire and awe all those who have the unique privilege of consuming his music.