By Sally Cole
The Grade 12 Bluefield High School student has just signed three contracts with officials in the U.S. entertainment industry. “This is bigger than I ever imagined. I’m really, really excited,” says Brady, noting that the ink is dry on deals with Smart Trax, Skate Dance and with David Musial, a New York City record producer who will manage him.
In June after graduation, he plans to move to nearby Jersey City to finish recording his first CD, which is due out in September. Brady is also planning to study musical theatre at New Jersey State University.
It’s a heady itinerary for the teenager from Hampshire, P.E.I. “In spite of the excitement, my marks have stayed pretty well the same,” says the honours student.
Brady’s exhilaration began last September at the Audio Engineering (AES) music and technology convention in New York where he had a by-chance audition with Musial. The New York producer was so impressed with what he heard that he came to P.E.I. to record Brady in November.
|“We are working on my website. It should be up and running shortly,” he says.
In New York City, Musial is positive about the Islander’s future.
“I will open doors for him but it’s up to Brady now to dream it,” says Musial, who is the CEO of One World Artists,
a company that creates Smart Trax — contemporary music videos and audio tracks for young people containing positive messages about non-violence, self-confidence and being drug- and alcohol-free.