“Through my music, I hope to answer what people’s spirits have been yearning for… peace, clarity, awareness, love, joy, freedom, and strength.”

— Em
 
 

Em is a native New Jersey singer songwriter whose musical quest began with childhood inspiration. Iconic retropop influences, a poetic soul, and a powerful voice — with these she weaves intense memories of her emotional past into every lyric and melody.

Em attended her first concert: Britney Spears. Accompanied by her grandparents, Em was only four years old, but that night, she was transfixed by her stage presence, and she realized her destiny was to become a performer. From that moment on, Em remained committed to being an entertainer. It wasn’t long before her talent got the attention of famed record producer Andy DiTaranto. At age 12, Em began her six year collaboration with Andy.

In 2009 Em found herself standing behind the glass of Westlake Recording Studios’ venerated Studio C, where generations of musical superstars had come to record. There she had the chance to sing into the same microphone that had recorded Britney Spears, the artist who had inspired her to perform.

Andy DiTaranto’s passing in 2014 sent Em into emotional retreat, but she never gave up on her musical aspirations. In her teen years, Em cultivated her writing talents and explored a diverse array of genres. She discovered Alanis Morissette, Stevie Wonder, Pink, Billy Joel, and a host of others whose genius would inspire Em to find her own voice. She worked on an album with producer David Tannenbaum and found her writing voice again. She met songwriter/producer Francesco Ariel Coco and grew even more as an artist.

 

 

 

 
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Photo by Kelly Lentz

After working with several producers on her sound, she stumbled upon a producer, Chris Young, in Manhattan, where they took their project to Woodstock and continued to work for seven months. With his musical prowess and her soul, they were able to achieve a new sound. They took it to Applehead Recording Studios in the heart of Woodstock, where Chris Bitner, a Grammy winning award engineer, decided to join the journey and put his beautiful finishing touches. With the Woodstock 50th coming up, the project is coming to a close. Release of new music and videos coming soon!