"I love her voice; it is so pure and strong"
Recording artist, songwriter, composer for film/TV, player of keys, a disturber of the peace, a student of life. Human being
Before the Hammond Organ, the Keytar, the microcontrollers, the mic, the flashing lights, there were always the songs Emiko wrote. Written under the dining room table when she was six, then moving to various studios around the US, Japan and
Europe, and finally settling in L.A., Emiko has what can only be called a "whoppingly paramount" catalog of over 3,000 songs including #1 pop songs, R&B/soul songs, full theater and film scores, J-pop, and so much more.
Deeply rooted in classical music, Emiko began her career at the tender age of just two and a half, retiring as a concert pianist by age 12. This impressive catalog of 3,000 songs has been put to good use; recognized by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in her early 20's, it was clear Emiko would make her mark as a songwriter and performer. She's graced the pages of Billboard, Music Connection, FM Sound, Keyboard Magazine, and countless other publications as an award-winning songwriter for SONY/ATV, Universal Music Group, InGrooves, Fontana, and now 37 Records/McJames Music Publishing. Her music can be heard worldwide on TV shows, in films, and even on the theater stage. Known for her incredible ability to write complete songs on the spot (yes, music and lyrics), Emiko serves as Hammond Organ's songwriting clinician giving lectures and workshops at Sam Ash Music Stores nationwide, educating and inspiring songwriters of all levels, ages, and genres.She is a roster artist for Hammond Organ, Alesis, Baldwin Pianos, Daisy Rock Guitars, On-Stage Stands, Blue Microphones, amplifier Microphones, and StarrLabs Technologies.When she is not touring, Emiko spends her time writing words that rhyme and music that sounds good in Los Angeles where she lives with her family and, apparently the neighbor's cat, Snowflake, who has hijacked her doormat.Emiko wrote "Simple Love" about her son. It's the ultimate love song to express the simplest and purest form of love. And in today's world that is filled with such war, grief, strife, and unhappiness, she strives, through music, to bring smiles and happiness to everyone she meets and performs for.
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