Record Producer / Composer
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As a legendary record producer and well-known international film and television composer, Fred Mollin’s busy schedule has earned him unique credibility through his numerous creative endeavors. Fred Mollin first came into international prominence as a record producer in the late 70’s, producing numerous albums and singles, including the Grammy award-nominated «SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH» by Dan Hill. Mollin continues to work in the record arena as producer for such critically acclaimed albums such as Jimmy Webb’s «TEN EASY PIECES» , Kris Kristofferson’s «THE AUSTIN SESSIONS»,and Johnny Mathis’ Grammy-nominated «LET IT BE ME-MATHIS IN NASHVILLE».
Mollin’s most recent album productions include the new album for Candian songbird, Tenille, with her 2nd Mollin-produced CD «LIGHT». Last year saw the releases of «BACK PAGES» by America,»‘NATURAL HISTORY» by JD Souther and Mollin is now following his production of «JUST ACROSS THE RIVER» by Jimmy Webb, with an all-star duet follow-up, Mollin also recently had a chance to reunite with Dan Hill on his «INTIMATE» album.
As an artist, Mollin’s projects include «DISNEY’S LULLABY ALBUM for Walt Disney Records (Billboard Magazine’s second best selling children’s album in 2001), and «DISNEY’S PRINCESS LULLABY ALBUM», as well as «DISNEY LULLABY ALBUM VOL. 2» and «DISNEY’S CHRISTMAS LULLABY» In 2007 and 2008, Mollin took a hiatus from his freelance career and became Vice President of A&R for Walt Disney Records in California. Along with his executive duties, Mollin was Executive Producer of such Disney successes as «HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL-THE CONCERT», «DISNEYMANIA 5», and «DISNEY CHANNEL HOLIDAY». The year culminated at Disney with Mollin producing Billy Ray Cyrus’s hit album, «HOME AT LAST» cd, which included the Certified Gold Single (charting at #2) «READY, SET, DON’T GO» a duet with Billy Ray Cyrus and his daughter Miley Cyrus. 2008 finds Mollin freelance again and back in the studio full time again after an enjoyable year in the corporate world.
As a composer for television, Mollin has run the gamut from high tension (CBS-CBS TV’s Gemini award-nominated child abuse drama «LIAR LIAR» and CBS’s «LITTLE CRIMINALS», the award winning drama about young offenders) through fanciful flights of adventure (William Shatner’s «TEKWAR» and USA Network’s «BEYOND REALITY») to the darkest reaches of the medium (Paramount’s «FRIDAY THE 13TH» television series and movies, and MGM-UA’s «THE OUTER LIMITS»). His work on such cult series’ as Tri Star’s «FOREVER KNIGHT» and hit series such as Fox’s «BEVERLY HILLS 90210» and Paramount’s «HARD COPY» was an integral part to the success of these classics of tv entertainment. Mollin’s adventures in the feature film realm include his orchestral score for «THE FALL» starring Craig Sheffer and «BORDERLINE NORMAL». One project dear to Mollin’s heart was the VH-1 television movie «DAYDREAM BELIEVERS- THE MONKEES’ STORY» where he not only composed the underscore, but also served as the projects’ musical director. Mollin’s most recent songwriting for tv has been as one of the main composers and lyricists for songs on the Disney Channel series, «HANDY MANNY».
For a detailed list of credits of Mollin’s work in the record realm, please visit allmusic.com and click on Fred Mollin’s discography.
Mollin’s numerous awards include three Junos, a Gemini and the five SOCAN awards for film and television music. A dual citizen, Mollin resides in the U.S. and Canada.
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