Eric is the author of The Billboard Guide To Writing and Producing Songs That Sell, as well as Making Music Make Money (An Insider’s Guide To Becoming Your Own Music Publisher) and a music industry veteran, having held senior Creative jobs at Zomba Music, Jive Records, and Sony/ATV Music.. He’s worked with a wide variety of artists, writers and producers ranging from NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, and Britney Spears, to Andrea Martin, The Script, Stargate Productions, and the Jonas Bros. Currently, he is Vice-President of A&R at Shapiro Bernstein, one of the industry’s most respected independent music publishers, where he’s brought in hit songs like “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas, “When Love Takes Over” by David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland, “Put Your Records On” by Corinne Bailey Rae and “Too Little Too Late” by Jojo.
Prior to joining the executive ranks, Eric was an accomplished songwriter and record producer, with several Top Ten hits for artists like Diana Ross, The Jacksons, Martha Wash, and Joey Lawrence. He’s a teacher and course designer for Berklee Music Online, at the prestigious Berklee College of Music and blogs at ericbeall.berkleemusicblogs.com. He appears frequently as a guest speaker or panelist for organizations such as ASCAP, BMI, Belmont College , New York University, National Public Radio and a variety of songwriter and music-oriented websites.