The Entity Music Production Group, based out of Northern California, has its finger on the pulse of today's music industry. With International Production/Engineering Credits and more than 11 years of industry experience from Hollywood to Nashville to Seattle, The Entity Music Production Team works daily to write and produce for the next generation of Earth's Music-Stars.
Writer/Producer/Musician Matthew J Doughty (Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, Econoline Crush) began his discography with a hit. Canadian band Stabilo Boss travelled nearly 1000 miles from Vancouver, BC to California to record their debut, self-titled album. Shortly thereafter, they were winning Radio contests with their single "Everybody", signed to a major label, and opening for bands like Coldplay. Since then, Doughty has worked for names like Syliva Massy (Aerosmith, Johnny Cash, Tool), Mark Needham (Fleetwood Mac, Chris Isaak, Michelle Branch), and Joe Johnston (Cake, Deftones, Silversun Pickups) in world-class studios all across the United States.
In addition to his International Credits, Matthew has studied songwriting under some of the biggest names in the industry. Living and working on Nashville's Music Row brought Matthew many opportunities. One of the greatest was the months spent studying under 2008 Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee, Tom Shapiro (Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Jennifer Lopez). Two years later in Los Angeles, Doughty had the privilege of working for Grammy-winning lyricist & UCLA songwriting professor Marty Panzer (Barry Manilow, Julio Iglesias, Disney). After completing his BBA in Music Business from Belmont University, he spent more than three years in lighting/sound/video at Disney supporting some of the world's brightest stars. Now, an ASCAP Publisher/Writer, Matthew J Doughty works daily on building a catalog of fresh, marketable songs for all genres, and developing young writers and artists for the stage and studio.
The Entity's 2nd half is Chad Benzel. Inspired by the music of Dave Matthews, Foo Fighters, and U2; Chad has been a multi-instrumentalist, writer, and music producer for over twelve years. Beginning his musical career in his parent's church (Harvest Time Church of Lincoln), Chad has performed the guitar and bass guitar in worship settings all across the country. Branching out as a music leader and frontman with an ear for the aggressive approach, Benzel currently leads an Alternative Praise band dubbed The Edge of Eternity.
Together, Doughty & Benzel Produce/Develop Major/Indie Artists in the Recording Studio, and inspire & lead a group of writers and musicians to create music for the new generation of pop-stars. The Entity's Goal: to Create fuel for the music industry's fire, to Write for all popular genres, and to do our part to Alleviate the pain of others and to Amplify their Joy!
As TSO founder Paul O'Niell said: "To me, there's three types of art--there's good art, there's bad art and there's great art. Bad art is a painting on a wall that you don't even notice. Good art will elicit an emotional response from the listener or viewer that they felt before. But Great Art... elicits an emotional response from the (listener) that they never felt before."
Contact The Entity to write your next hit and produce/develop your artists' next project at 323-387-3653 or info@TheEntityMusic.com!