Shyan Selah is a Kentucky-born, Seattle-raised Creative Artist and Entrepreneur with over 20 years in the Entertainment industry.
â€œHeâ€™s the New Age artist, heâ€™s a trendsetter, heâ€™s a HOT ARTIST. Heâ€™s everything you love about music, and nothing youâ€™ve ever seen before.â€ â€“ Kevin Black â€“ President of U CAN FLY, formerly Head of Urban Music at Warner Bros. and Sr. VP at Interscope
As the founder and CEO of Brave New World, Shyan has built a boutique entertainment firm combining a record label, music and film production, marketing, and management divisions. All the while heâ€™s maintained a unique niche in progressive outreach for youth with his non- profit organization, The Shyan Selah Foundation. The combination of his Artistic skills, Business savvy, and dynamic Community Outreach endeavors have become his trademark which has served as a catalyst in the development of a formidable business culture. Based in the Seattle market, Shyan has led his company in the development of relationships with some of Seattleâ€™s biggest institutions such as Starbucks, Amazon, Microsoft, Costco, and others are all a part of a new culture and network.
Most recently Shyan has joined forces with Washington State to launch three programs for his hometown community: Connect to Nature â€“ an environmental awareness program for middle school students; The Artist Workshop â€“ a monthly workshop series about various roles and careers in the entertainment industry for high school and college students; and The Black Eco Chamber, a small black business incubator. Shyan is also working on a variety of TV, Film, and Multi-media projects including the second season of his podcast, LIFE featuring exclusive interviews with guests from Shyanâ€™s personal and professional experiences ranging from leaders in the entertainment, sports, education, political and business sectors. As of 2023 heâ€™s been named one of Forbes Books newest authors with a book project to be released by yearâ€™s end.
As an International creative artist this Singer-Songwriter and Multi-Genre Music Artist has spent his career producing, recording and performing Hip Hop, Rock & Roll, Soul, Blues, R&B, and Jazz music. Shyanâ€™s early childhood was influenced by his Gospel singing mother, a Record collecting father and his older brother, Marcus, who introduced him to Hip Hop. His childhood exposed him to a wide variety of legendary artists including Michael Jackson, Run DMC, Prince, Sting, LL Cool J, and James Brown; and as such, Shyanâ€™s music style reflects the essence of these legends but authentically stands on its own.
â€œI think Shyan is an incredible artist. He reminds me of Nas meets Lenny Kravitz meets Dâ€™Angelo. Heâ€™s a fusion of so many styles.â€ â€“ Jon Stockton â€“ former VP of A&R â€“ Bad Boy Entertainment, Def Jam West Coast Division, and Sony.
Shyan has shared the stage and worked with many world-famous talents from all genres of music such as Robin Thicke, KRS One, Pink Floyd, Seal, and Ludacris to name a few. Shyan remains creatively active in the entertainment industry with ventures in television, film, fashion and music. His song â€œSweet Little Liesâ€ was recently featured as the theme music for the new Omar Gooding film â€œA Familiar Lie.â€ Shyanâ€™s vibes are also being experienced as the theme music for famed fashion mogul Tommy Hilfigerâ€™s new series, New Legacy Challenge. Currently, Shyan is in the studio heâ€™s putting the finishing touches on the Cafe Noir LP, part of the Cafe Noir Project which for was featured as a special live performance experience in select Starbucks stores throughout the country.
â€œShyan Selahâ€™s music and message is good for the Starbucks brand.â€ â€“ Paula Boggs â€“ former Sr. Vice President & Lead Counsel for Starbucks Coffee
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