About Jerry Michael....


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  • Jerry Michael is a Multi-Platinum award winning publisher, writer and producer whose passion for music has helped him cultivate his talents into a successful career.  His music has been recorded by top name artists who are icons in pop, rock, country, AC and gospel. The singles that were released have been included on five best of hits" packages.  These releases have yielded Gold, Platinum, Double, Triple, Quad, Quintuple and Sextuple Platinum awards.  Jerry's dedication to music and drive for perfection has led him to some of the top names in the music industry such as: Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, Rita Coolidge, Kansas, Pure Prairie League featuring Vince Gill, Chi-Lites, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ray Stevens, Paul Overstreet, Neal McCoy, Cynthia Clawson a Grammy Award-winning American gospel singer, Dobie Gray, Exile, Shirley Caesar First Lady of Gospel, multi Grammy winner and the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, The Impressions.  He also co-wrote the national theme song for project literacy’s learning to read campaign for the CMA & CMT.

  • Jerry founded a state-of-the-art recording studio called Suite 900 with a penthouse view of Nashville from the legendary United Artists Tower on Music Row.  Suite 900 was a gathering place for top name artists and it soon expanded its clientele to include all major record labels and national advertising campaigns. With Jerry's determination and persistence, Suite 900's popularity sky rocketed quickly and was featured on the cover of Mix Magazine and on the Calendar of Pro-Sound News (considered as the Bibles of the industry). Suite 900 gained worldwide recognition because of its electrifying vibes and rhythm contributed by those who made the music happen.


  • ​Jerry has refined his talents and his years of experience into a multi-genre, multi-format company named Cool Pepper Entertainment.  One of the latest exciting developments in the company is finishing up the production of a debut album, The Impressions 50th Anniversary - Salute to Curtis Mayfield.

  • Below are a few accolades of The Impressions: 

    • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 

    • Grammy Hall of Fame for their hit “People Get Ready” Rhythm & Blues Pioneer Award

    • Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation Award

    • "People Get Ready" - Top 10 Best Song of All Time chosen by a panel of top industry songwriters and producers, including Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Hal David, as reported to Britain's Mojo music magazine.

    • Eric Clapton stated, "A dream come true to perform with The Impressions” ... ”what more could I want."  He asked The Impressions to record & tour Europe and the USA with him.

    Jerry holds both love and respect for great music Icons that have blazed the trail and paved the road with unforgettable songs.  The Impressions music lives on, in 2012, the hit song Keep on Pushing was used in the new James Bond movie Skyfall and also in the new TV ad for the Samsung Galaxy Note II featuring basketball superstar LeBron James.  2014 The Impressions hit again. The song “Keep On Pushing” is used in the new Oprah Winfrey movie “Selma”.

    Currently Jerry is active in production, publishing, writing and development of new, diverse artist/writers in the pursuit of their dreams.

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