Studio Nine Productions/Michael Nickolas

Studio Nine Productions/Michael Nickolas

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Unique - Unclassified | Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Total Song Plays: 14,649   
Member Since: 2007
   Last Login: 1/24/2020

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Credit List

My music has been used in over 430 different TV shows, too many to list here! Below is a sampling:

FILM:
1 Mile to You, Feature Film with Billy Crudup
Hector and the Search for Happiness, Feature Film
Inescapable, Feature film starring Marisa Tomei
Elevator Girl, Feature Film on Hallmark

TV
2016 Miss USA Pageant
A List
All My Children
American Pickers
Americas Pregame
Americas Worst Tattoos
Animal Planet's Most Outrageous
Anthony Bourdain No Reservations
Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons
Behind The Music
BET Life Of
Biggest Loser 7
Biography
Brain Games
Buying Alaska
Cajun Pawn Stars
CBS Sports Spectacular
Colbert Report
College Baseball Live
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Counting Cars
Cribs
Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Dog and Beth on The Hunt
Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet
E News Special
Extreme Barhopping
F ck That's Delicious
Forged in Fire
Fox NFL Kickoff
Fox Sports Live
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Gene Simmons Family Jewels
Go Dragons a Rugby Story
Going Deep With David Rees
Great Christmas Light Fight
Hack My Life
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Hillbilly Blood: A Hardscabble Life
History Detectives
Homicide Hunter Lt Joe Kenda
Hot 20 Countdown
House Hunters
Hunting Hitler
I Almost Got Away With It
Impractical Jokers
Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
JAG
Kathy Griffin My Life on the D List
Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami
Kourtney and Kim Take Miami
Last Call with Carson Daily
Legend of Mick Dodge
Let's Make a Deal
Love It or List It
Made
Man Vs Food
Martha Stewart Show
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Final Practice
Moonshiners
Nate Berkus Show
NBA On TNT
NBA Playoffs
NY Ink
One Life to Live
Oprah Winfrey Show
Pawn Stars
Real Housewives of Atlanta
Rupauls Drag Race
Say Yes to the Dress
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Shameless
Steve Harvey Show
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Voice
The Zoo
Trading Spaces
Transform Me
Vice
Wyatt Cenac Problems Areas
The Young and the Restless

BIOGRAPHY

Originally from Connecticut, Michael moved to Boston in 1980 to attend the Berklee College of Music. After graduating Cum Laude in 1984, he was a founding member of what would turn out to be one of Boston's most successful local acts, "High Function". With High Function, Michael played extensively at clubs and colleges throughout the New England area. Other performance experience's included a three-week tour of Switzerland, appearances in New York City, recording an eight-song album in Chicago, and performing in a marketing film produced by the Bose Corporation.

After leaving High Function, Michael went on to co-find and play guitar in the Boston Music Award winning R&B band "Universal Language". Another very popular local group, nominated for awards each year of their existence, Universal Language credits include performances in the Boston Garden, Fleet Center, and at The House of Blues. He was also the Co-Producer of their CD entitled "One People"; a release well received on the local music scene.

In addition to playing with the bands, Michael was teaching himself the art of recording and composition, and during 1997 he built a recording studio in his home. He has also worked outside the house as a freelance recording engineer, and as an author of articles pertaining to composition/recording, has been published numerous times in the international periodical "Recording Magazine", The SonicScoop website and the Berklee College of Music alumni magazine 'Berklee Today'.

As a composer using his home studio (Studio Nine Productions), he has licensed original music of many different styles for NBC, ABC and CBS television, including the popular primetime shows "The Biggest Loser", and "The Voice". In addition, his original music has been used on many cable TV networks including VH1, MTV, ShowTime, HBO and Comedy Central.

International "custom composition" clients include Macmillan Educational Publishing the Mexico and UK branches for whom he has written hundreds of pieces of music used in the education of children.