See Your Shadow Songwriting closes out 2017 and kicks off 2018 with the release of the second single by the band Red Carpet Premiere entitled, “Online Affair”. Keeping true to the Red Carpet Premiere’s signature, the song “Online Affair” explores adult oriented subject matter just like their first single and former Number 1, “Rug Burn”.

For this second outing, See Your Shadow tapped talented vocalist, Jaye Womack after seeing him perform in the Columbus Ohio Gay Men’s Chorus. With the help of the Jango Radio Network, “Online Affair” has gained a fan base in Mexico, Canada, Japan, The Netherlands, as well as several states here in the United States.


See Your Shadow Songwriting launches the Simple Special Moments campaign.  In conjunction with Metropolitan Photography Service, See Your Shadow Songwriting is encouraging those who have experienced moments in their lives with total strangers that have made a lasting impact and impression. Backed by the theme song on the topic, written by Michael Coleman, The Metropolitan Cowboy, the campaign explores how our interactions with total strangers can make a huge difference and that our lives really are a series of “Simple Special Moments”.   Through an open forum on social media, participants can share stories and photos and can also download a copy of the theme song. 


See Your Shadow Songwriting celebrated marriage in 2015 and in 2016 See Your Shadow Songwriting celebrated women and divorce and went back to its Country roots, by retooling and turning its dance song, “Today I Do Became I Don’t” into a traditional feel good Country anthem.   The song is a testimonial to women everywhere about the feeling they get when a bad relationship is indeed finally over.


See Your Shadow Songwriting celebrated the landmark Supreme Court Decision allowing same sex marriage by releasing the first ever same sex wedding song.  The song, “Proudly, I Say I Do” was released in both male and female versions.  Click on the pictures below to download your copy for your special day. 


See Your Shadow welcomes its latest addition to the See Your Shadow Network of Stars, DiMarie & The Sisters of the Heartland. Their debut single has already garnered fans in over 20 countries with the help of the Jango Radio Network and has been picked up by several medium market radio stations throughout the United States. Click on the picture to see their promo and download your copy of “Weekend (Can’t Get Here Soon Enough)” today.



See Your Shadow Songwriting started off 2013 by producing the rock and roll praise and worship song “My Precious Lord (He’s So Good)” performed by ConiaLaTrice. Look for ConiaLaTrice as she hosts The Gospel Express on WVKO The Praise.


See Your Shadow Songwriting has a song featured on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the film H2indO. See Your Shadow’s country and western hip hop hybrid, “Like a Kid Again” provides the backdrop to one of the key sequences in the film and further enhances the diversity of this action packed body of music. Click on the picture below learn more and look for H2indO in your Red Box soon.

See Your Shadow Songwriting kicked off the summer of 2012 with the high energy dance recording, “Rug Burn” by Red Carpet Premiere featuring Brent Fabian. The song immediately went to Number 1 on the CD Baby Dance and Disco Chart and is being spun in dance clubs across the country.

Click on the picture below to learn more about Red Carpet Premiere.

See Your Shadow Songwriting celebrates the Columbus Bicentennial by creating the official theme song of Columbus200. The song entitled, “The Best Place (To Call Your Home)” is performed by ConiaLaTrice and is available on Itunes. Click on the picture below to see the official video and learn more about celebrating the Columbus Bicentennial.


See Your Shadow Songwriting has created and released the first ever divorce celebration empowerment song, “Today I Do Became I Don’t” performed by Fierce Independent Bitches featuring Jennifer Watkins.This innovative, one of a kind dance record will jumpstart your divorce celebration and is the perfect kick-off to you becoming your own F.I.B.


See Your Shadow Songwriting’s Country and Western/Hip Hop hybrid “Like A Kid Again”, will be featured in the upcoming Hollywood documentary H2INDO. The movie chronicles a group of athletes as they go on a two week journey of Stand-Up Paddleboarding.




Becoming further known for its creativity and innovation,
See Your Shadow Songwriting begins negotiations with legendary Nashville producer Brien Fisher. See Your Shadow Songwriting’s piece “You’re Good-bye Letter” captured the attention of Mr. Fisher, who immediately got in contact with the See Your Shadow camp.  Written with See Your Shadow’s longtime country collaborator, J. Richard Murray, this emotionally impactful ballad with its contrasting twists further showcases the talent that is in the See Your Shadow Network.



See Your Shadow Songwriting is proud to be part of the WOSU Documentary Series Columbus Neighborhoods. The series premiered on March 8, 2010 as was a resounding success. See Your Shadow Songwriting’s song entitled “Take It To Your Grave” was featured in the series which examined the richness and history of the Columbus, Ohio neighborhood known as the Short North.

Click on the picture above to learn more about the documentary series and to see clips.


In February, See Your Shadow Songwriting traveled to Nashville to participate in the Tunesmith Songwriting Challenge. Michael Coleman and his long time Country and Western writing partner, Richard Murray, teamed with singer/songwriter Hank Lykins for this event wherein the three writers were given an unknown topic and had 24 hours to construct an up-tempo Southern Rock Song. The resulting song “Showdown” became the crowd favorite and captured the attention of the industry panel that was in attendance. On the panel was renowned singer, songwriter, guitarist, Jimmy VanZant who expressed interested in building a creative relationship with the See Your Shadow team.

See Your Shadow Songwriting writes and produces the Official Theme Song for the 2010 North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance Softball World Series marking the first time in NAGAAA history that a host city has an original, official theme song as part of the week-long athletic
competition. The song entitled “Stand Tall” was written by Michael Coleman and brought to life with the talented members of the See Your Shadow Songwriting Network of Stars.


Portions of the proceeds benefit local non-profits. 




KissFM places the
See Your Shadow Songwriting jazz/hip hop hybrid “Ancient History” on its rotation. This funky, unique track written by Michael Coleman and Keith Davis is performed by singer Alesia Powell. To listen to the song and purchase the mp3, click on the picture.


“Ancient History”
Written by Michael Coleman
(BMI) and Keith Davis (ASCAP)


See Your Shadow Songwriting teamed with local gospel musician and vocalist Terry Davis for the jazz infused gospel recording “Yes He Can!” With help from a series of very talented musicians, along with employees of Columbus Ohio’s own Nationwide Children’s Hospital providing the big voices of the choir, Artistic Director Michael Coleman and Terry Davis transformed See Your Shadow Songwriting’s original song “Yes We Can!” into this faith based feel good song.

Click on the picture below to play the music video which was directed by Allan Detrich and Michael Coleman.

See Your Shadow Songwriting started 2009 on a high note and is proud to be a part of Celebrate Radio’s music tribute to President Barack Obama. The CD, which is a combination of inspirational spoken word and uplifting empowering music, features the song Yes We Can! performed by The See Your Shadow Family. The song Yes We Can! made the top ten on the Australian World Independent Music Chart. To purchase the CD click on the picture. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Streetcats Foundation which helps teens in crisis.

To see the music video for Yes We Can! by The See Your Shadow Family click on the picture below.


See Your Shadow Songwriting closes the Summer Friday’s at the Statehouse concert series. On Friday, August 29th, See Your Shadow presented the first ever See Your Shadow Revue as it closed the inaugural season of the Summer Friday’s at the Statehouse concert series. The Revue showcased the original work See Your Shadow has created over the years with its stable of artist and composers. The event sponsored by the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, was an astounding success and the season closed with the first live performance of the empowerment anthem Yes We Can!

To see footage from the show CLICK HERE!

See Your Shadow Songwriting expands its Network of Stars to include some top notch talent and the See Your Shadow Family records the anthem Yes We Can!.

In the Spring, See Your Shadow Songwriting traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to participate in the HH Gregg Country Music Expo. This annual Expo is the largest country music expo in the Midwest. While there, See Your Shadow debuted the music video to its Country and Western/Hip Hop Hybrid “Like a Kid Again” where it received an overwhelming positive response from these die hard country and western fans.

Check out the pictures below from the festival.

See Your Shadow jump started with a bang by producing the very first ever Country and Western Hip Hop recording. This extraordinary, innovative recording was the brain child of Artistic Director Michael Coleman who teamed with Dustin Chura and Ahmal Henderson to bring to life this one of a kind recording. The song “Like a Kid Again” is performed by Ah-mayz Macson and was recently signed to the Los Angeles publishing house Synchronized Soundworks, Inc.

Click on the picture to watch the music video directed by Michael Coleman and Allan Detrich, with crisp editing by Mike Morelli.

See Your Shadow Songwriting’s work was showcased at the French Quarter in Nashville. The acoustic set performed by Richard Murray and Hank Lykins was received well by the industry insiders in attendance. The surprise of the evening came when the two did for the first time an acoustic version of the Murray and Coleman collaboration entitled “Uncle Roy Quit Drinkin’” The acoustic version of the fast pace up-tempo original captivated the industry insiders with its progressive and two dimensional lyrical content.

Check out the photos below from the showcase:

Also in 2007, See Your Shadow Songwriting’s collaborated with recording artist Rebecca Lynn.  The song entitled “Why Do All The Weirdos End Up With Me?” is the title track from Rebecca Lynn’s forthcoming album. This is the first writing collaboration between Rebecca Lynn and See Your Shadow Songwriting. The two first came together in 2005 when Rebecca Lynn provided the voice to the Murray and Coleman collaboration “Two Kiss Notice” which is still on rotation on the ISON Live Radio Network.  “Why Do All the Weirdos End Up With Me?” is also being played on the ISON Network.  Click on the photo to  Listen to "Why Do All The Weirdos End Up With Me?" and see photos from Rebecca Lynn’s photo shoot...

See Your Shadow Songwriting’s work was featured on the Television Show Nashville Onstage. The song featured on the show was the Murray and Coleman collaboration entitled “Take it to Your Grave” and was sung by talented vocalist Hank Lykins. Nashville Onstage is broadcast on the PAX television network Nashville cable channel 28. Click on the picture to learn more about Nashville On Stage.

See Your Shadow Songwriting began the year 2007 with its television division producing the no holds barred game show A. C. E. D. A. C. E. D. which stands for Ask,
Challenge, Embarrass, Drink, made its debut on DATV, Time Warner Cable, Channel 20.  The brainchild of Artistic Director Michael Coleman, A.C.E.D. is the ultimate party drinking game played on television where the viewer gets to see contestants placing themselves in precarious situation while they compete for a cash prize.

Click on the picture to see clips from the show including the uncensored footage that was too hot for television.

See Your Shadow Songwriting
starts its television division.  See Your Shadow Television premiers its pilot project, "Charlie's Pride".  "Charlie's Pride" premiered on DATV in June.  "Charlie's Pride", a show about an all minority country and western band was written by Michael Coleman and features songs from the See Your Shadow country catalog.

See Your Shadow Television Presents
"Country Music will never
be the same again"

Watch the Opening Sequence
Watch the Closing Sequence

See Your Shadow Songwriting
starts its record division.  See Your Shadow Records' premiere single, "A Visit from Him," sung by Michelle Ruben makes its debut on the ISON Live Radio Network.  To date, See Your Shadow Songwriting has had several songs featured on the radio network. The ISON Live Radio Network is based out of Australia.  The songs featured on the network are:

  1. "A Visit from Him" sung by Michelle Rubin
  2. "Two Kiss Notice" sung by Rebecca Lynn
  3. "Hidden Fantasy" sung by Mike Ruth featuring Mark Cullison
  4. "I Never Thought" sung by Mike Hatcher
  5. "Ancient History" sung by Soulmate
  6. "Number C-16"
  7. "Step It Up"

See Your Shadow Songwriting co-wrote and co-produced the CD "Modern Country."  Heralded as the American Songwriters, J. Richard Murray and Michael Coleman traveled to Nashville and worked with Nashville session musicians to bring the 10 song body of work to life.  The CD made its debut at the 11th Annual H.H. Gregg Country Music Expo in Indianapolis.

Also in 2005, selections from the CD "Modern Country" were performed at the 2005 Nashville Songwriter's Festival where the material received a standing ovation.  View the pictures below from the festival.

Click on the above photos to see enlargements
from the recent Nashville performances.

See Your Shadow Songwriting branched out in 2005 and wrote the original screenplay, "The Tarnished Rainbow."  See Your Shadow Songwriting entered the Alfred Hitchcock style thriller in the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Grant competition.  "The Tarnished Rainbow" became a semi-finalist in the competition and received a perfect score by one of the grant committee judges.

In addition, in 2005, Michael Coleman of See Your Shadow Songwriting became a member of the Country Music Association.

Beating out thousands of artists nationwide, See Your Shadow Songwriting landed a track on the highly anticipated CD entitled, " The Goddess Within."  "The Goddess Within," a benefit CD distributed by the Artists for Change Foundation helped raise money and awareness for victims of domestic violence. The selected track "Four Letter Words," was written by Michael Coleman of See Your Shadow Songwriting and Bobby Sanders from Kansas City.  Being heralded as See Your Shadow's most powerful piece, "Four Letter Words" speaks about the power of the human language.

In 2003, See Your Shadow Songwriting's momentum really picked up.  See Your Shadow Songwriting entered into publishing agreements with Oyster Bay/East Meadow Music and Dixiana Music, who is partnered and affiliated with Red Horse Records in Nashville.  See Your Shadow Songwriting was offered 12 publishing agreements in 2003, a true testament of the talents of Artistic Director, Michael Coleman.

See Your Shadow Songwriting
is launched in August.  The brainchild of Artistic Director Michael Coleman, See Your Shadow Songwriting becomes dedicated to the creation of quality art.

Michael Coleman becomes a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) and an uptempo version of his song "Number C-16" appears on a release by Americord Records sung by Ron Avery.

See Your Shadow Songwriting's song entitled, "It's About Me" receives airplay in Alabama and Mississippi and See Your Shadow Songwriting begins work on the CD entitled "One Life" with singer Lisa Fentress.


Michael Coleman, BMI - Lyricist, Melodymaker & Producer








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