THE FOUNDER

Mike Felder began his professional career in the music industry as a staff writer for Will Power and Stone Heavy Records.

In expanding his horizons, he was given the opportunity to score two movies as a co-writer for the following :

  • The Long Night (A Woodie King-St. Claire Bourne Film)

  • Death Promise (Mahler Films-Boston Film Company)

  • The Long Night by Woodie King-Score by Michael Felder

  • Death Promise By Charles Bonet-Score by Michael Felder

​ Mike has also written and produced for such labels as:

  • York Records-Where Do I Stand-Mike and Bill-1976

  • York Records-Wrong Family-Mike and Bill-1976

While in the U.S. Armed Forces, Mike performed for the troops in the U.S.A. and Europe. Mike has also had the pleasure of performing and working in the studio with artists such as:

 

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Cameo-North Carolina State University-1975 ​ ​

Natalie Cole- The Apollo Theater-1975 ​ ​

The Spinners- Kent State College-1976 ​ ​

Black Byrds-North Carolina State University-1975 ​ ​

Crown Heights Affair- The Apollo Theater-1975 ​ ​

New Birth-The Apollo Theater-1975 ​ ​

Hamilton Bohannon-The Apollo Theater-1975 ​ ​

The Late Great (Pianist) Paul Griffin-1976-1977 ​ ​

Patti Alston-A&R Studios NYC-1976 ​ ​

Gwen Guthrie-A&R Studios NYC-1976 ​ ​

Queen Esther Marrow- Sound Ideas Recording Studios-Man's Theory 1977 ​ ​

Connie Harvey-Sound Ideas Recording Studios-Man's Theory 1977 ​ ​

Audrienne Ferguson-Sound Ideas Recording Studios-Man's Theory 1977 ​ ​

Bronze Records-Please Come Back to Me/Secret Spy-The Swinging Bridgettes-1970

 

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In 1975, Moving up Productions was founded. The first artists released on the Moving Up label was Mike and Bill (Somebody's Gotta Go) before being signed to Clive Davis Arista Records.


Moving Up Productions along with Rollers Productions Ltd introduced one of the first self-contained African American bands (Man's Theory) to be signed by MCA Records. Joining the roster of artists like Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Olivia Newton John, Joe Bataan, and Lynard Skynard. Just to name a few…

Recently in 2018, Michael Felder was awarded with the Legends of Vinyl Hall of Fame Award for his contribution to the music industry. The awards show included appearances and performances by:

Felipe Rose (The Village People)

Claudja Barry

Melba Moore

Christine Wiltshire

Sarah Dash

Norma Jean Wright

Alfa Anderson

Today Mike excels in keeping his first love alive. MUSIC

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