Brian N. Covelli, better known as Covelli, is an American musical composer, engineer, and record producer. He composes and produces Hip-Hop and R&B instrumentals and songs.
Currently working freelance, Covelli has created an impressive catalog of tracks, and is steadily building an impressive track record. With production in the genres of Hip-Hop, R&B, Dancehall, Pop, Rock, Reggaeton & Latin Music, Covelli is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young producers in the business.
Covelli has a strong marketing and radio & television background combined with experience in the music business as a creative entrepreneur and a freelance music producer. Covelli is passionate in the study of music business and record label marketing exemplified by his education background and his career history and accomplishments. He holds bachelor's degrees in both Marketing and Radio and Television with a specialization in Audio Production at Southern Illinois University.
Track record includes Chicago Hip-Hop recording artist Arrogant, WordP (Illatribe), Yogen Fruz (www.yogenfruz.com), Chicago Bears, WGN, Clear Channel (KISSFM and WGCI). Additional accomplishments include R&B singer Andreus featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, Math Hoffa, Solomon, Stevie G, Shakespeare Theater, and various rappers that are on national mixtapes such as Vice Raw (Respect the South 6). Vice Raw noted Covelli and Phrequency as "two of the best producers on the planet without question" in an interview by HipHopGame.com, a premiere source for the Hip-Hop industry's news. He won Best Producer at SIU in 2009 and produced SIU's updated fight song or anthem entitled "I'm A Dawg" by Dub Zero. He also won the updated fight song contest for the Chicago Bears hosted by Safety Chris Harris in the 2010-2011 season.
As a teen, Covelli began to explore the creative possibilities of electronic music production in High School. He began crafting his unique style of beats while developing an ear for music production. Big Ty introduced him to the music studio environment and Covelli quickly became comfortable. Treating the studio the same as a classroom, Covelli ambitiously yet patiently studied and dissected the music that he was passionate about. Ty took him under his wing and taught him how to use a mixing board and sequencing software.
Covelli slowly started building a home studio starting with an old Yamama DJX keyboard his father gave to him when he was a child. He still uses the keyboard today as one of the midi controllers for his sound modules. He continued to study, produce, and compose music from his bedroom studio throughout his childhood. After helping to produce a few tracks for various small time Hip-Hop artists at Evanston Township High School, Covelli's resume took its first big step when he collaborated with various artists from www.RapMusic.com and www.FutureProducers.com. Two major artists were Fatal Phenom and Vice Raw, the later of which their collaboration was featured on the national mixtape "Respect The South 6". It wasn't until Covelli linked up with Arrogant, the "Chi-town Prince", that he really began to make moves with recognized artists. One of Covelli's biggest track record accomplishments was when he won Best Producer at SIU in 2009 and produced SIU's updated fight song or anthem entitled "I'm A Dawg" by Dub Zero. The song is played at all SIU athletic events and has appeared on ESPN broadcasts and in ads for Barking Dawg Productions among many other platforms.
After graduating with a dual degree at Southern Illinois University, Brian began seeking work at recording studios and record labels and doing freelance production and engineering work. He interned for both Rax Trax Recording Studio in Chicago and for Clear Channel's KISS FM Radio Station. While at KISS FM Brian worked as an audio editor for the number one radio show in Chicago, DreX in the Morning. He also assisted On-Air Personality and Producer Candi Gomez with the Ryan Seacrest Show and stepped in to produce the Ryan Seacrest Show alone as well. Covelli's music was featured on WGCI as music beds for The Morning Riot.
While interning at Rax Trax recording studio, Rick Barnes introduced Brian to Audio Engineer for The Cool Kids JP Keller. He began assisting JP with The Cool Kids sessions and all night mixing sessions. Learning from one of the top up and coming engineers helped to take his skill to the next level.
Covelli's music production for hire has also led him to work with many creative artists including Arrogant, Frank Lucas Jr., Michael SanFillipo (American Idol and Bright Like Japan), Math Hoffa, Solomon, WordP, and many more. He also has a Hip-Hop/Rock band tentatively named Scoop Nation after the original name Ya Boy With A Band. Part of Covelli Productions now includes friend and guitarist from Scoop Nation, Dan Linehan. Dan and Covelli formed the production team under Covelli Productions called Prop Talent. Simply put, they collaborate and create masterpieces. Dan is a precocious young guitar talent. Other musicians and contributing members include Christian McCann on the keyboard, Burnard on the drums, and Big Rob on the Bass. The rapper/vocalist in the band, Stevie G, also is a long time collaborator with Covelli on everything from his solo albums to the project as a band.
Covelli is continuing to collaborate and earn his way up the ladder in the music business. Along the way Covelli has placed tracks with Yogen Fruz, the Chicago Bears, a plethora of artists, and more. If you appreciate his music reach out and show some support. Brian Nicolas Covelli is tired of writing about himself in third person and is going to stop now.