meet the team

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Morgan 'mo' brown  ceo

Los Angeles native Morgan “Mo” Brown began his music career at age 11,  being developed as an artist by No Limit co-founder Carlos Stephens (Snoop Dogg, Master P, lil Romeo). Having skills beyond his years, Mo began working with members of the iconic “Dog Pound” in Long Beach, writing hooks and melodies by the age of 12. By his early teenage years, Mo had become the lead singer of a band, collaborating on music with legendary Swedish songwriter Andreas Carlsson (Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Katy Perry). It was under Andreas’s tutorship that Mo truly fell in love with pop music and specifically toplining. Throughout his high school years Mo was in and out of the studio working on his craft and realized songwriting meant more to him than being in the spotlight. By the time he graduated high school, he had already crafted an impressive resume. 

Following college in New York, Morgan began focusing on his songwriting career in Los Angeles attending songwriting camps with major players like Jean Baptiste (Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, Rihanna) and more. While in a session with Harold Lilly (Alicia Keys), Mo was introduced to mega-producer Soulshock (Pitbull, Whitney Houston, 2Pac) and the two formed a close bond. Under Soulshock’s wing, Mo began flourishing in the studio and the pair collaborated on projects for LEGO and Friends, Nico and Vinz, and Aston Merrygold. Upon signing his first deal, Mo began working with Jordan Palmer (Jack & Jack, Empire, Carley Rae Jepson) and they collaborated on projects such Emblem3 ‘s “Waking Up” album, specifically the record “City Lights” which was featured on ABCs “Dr. Ken”. 

As years went on Mo began working with top writers and producers such as Poo Bear (Justin Bieber), Nikki Williams (Demi Lovato, Lauren Alena), Rice n Peas (Bazzi) and the list goes on. In 2017, following the death of both of his parents, Mo made a big move from his native LA to Nashville. Since being in Nashville, Mo has found his musical voice again -- having worked with the likes of Jeff Cohen (P!nk, Lady A), Steve Diamond (Orianthi, Brooks and Dunn), Brad Crisler (Rascall Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Brett Eldridge) and close friend Nikki Williams. In late 2020, Morgan formed Terrible Children Music to bring a breath of fresh air into the music industry.

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brian harris

president

Brian Harris has worked Internationally with the majority of major record labels, film companies and TV studios for over 25 years -- managing artists, film and TV projects, advising on overall strategy, artist development, and securing PR opportunities, synch licenses and film/TV collaborations for his clients. His expertise is in the development and the delivery of an entertainment, music, TV or film project, as well as the marketing and monetising of the finished product. ​​

Since the start of his career, Brian has been signed as a writer for Universal Music, Chrysalis Music, Rondor Music and Notting Hill Music. In the early years, Brian formed the production and writing team called Jolley Harris Jolley, which resulted in a string of hit singles and albums and becoming one of the most successful production teams of the era, working with acts such as Yazz, Robert Palmer, Mica Paris, Chic, Brenda Russell, Barry White, Aswd, and Julia Fordham, along with album of the year and best producer awards. Writer collaborations include high-profile writers such as Paul Barry, Scott Storch, Genuine, Deana Carter, Chris Braide, Steve Booker, Lucie Silvas, Ric Wake, and  Bob Marley (producing and co-writing a duet with Keisha White and Bob Marley - courtesy of Rita Marley  and the Bob Marley Estate.)

 

Brian co-wrote, produced, and managed the award winning, ambient soul/dance artist INNOCENCE spawning several hit singles, including the Pink Floyd collaboration ‘Natural Thing”. Still classed as one of the most influential albums of its genre within the album, ''Belief”, the single scored synchronisation ads with Disney, Fiat Cars, BBC and Miami Seaworld. He also created the background music for the Halle Berry/Sharon Stone movie blockbuster Catwoman, featuring the voice of Keisha White. Brian also worked on the music for the award-winning Bob Hoskins film, Mona Lisa. 


Early this year, Brian co-produced two new versions of the theme tune for a brand new series, My Mum Tracy Beaker, the highest rated show ever on CBBC with the theme tune charting in the UK. With success in 2021 already with Tracy Beaker, Stormzy, and a cut on the Michael Caine film, Twist, Brian is now focused on asset building in publishing, a number of TV projects including an animation series, road trip TV show, and the development of the up and coming newly launched North American independent pop label, Terrible Children.

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zach seabolt

a&r / music director

Since the age of 13, Zach Seabolt picked up a guitar and slowly realized that his hobby was materializing into a passion for music. This life-long passion led Zach to further his skills by attending SAE school of audio engineering. After graduating in 2013, Zach immediately began working in studios around Atlanta, quickly joining an artist development team giving him an opportunity to refine his talents in production, songwriting, and mixing with artist of all levels.


In Late 2017, Zach made the move to Nashville continuing to work with artists in some of the top studios in music city. From then to the present, Zach has been building his network as a producer and engineer staying driven by his goals. Throughout Zach’s career he has worked on songs with major artists and corporations including Fetty Wap, Tiffany, Grant Kemp Disney Music, BET, and more.

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shannon horowitz

director of operations

Shannon Horowitz grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Emerson College with a BS in Journalism. While studying in Boston, she managed and wrote for various blogs and music magazines, including Vibe, DJ Mag USA, DJ Times and more. She teamed up with Elliot Grainge to create Strainge Sessions, a weekly music discovery showcase, with local Boston bands and singers. Each weekly session would be filmed and sent to partnering labels such as Caroline Music, for consideration for signing or development. Shannon also created the first intern role when working with Rephlektor Inkorporated, an east coast based music publicity firm, and acted as the artist coordinator during Miami music week 2015.

 

Following graduation, Shannon joined Elliot Grainge again and assisted him in the creation of 10k Projects, now a multi-platinum label. She acted as A&R, executive administrative assistant, artist coordinator, and personal assistant to the CEO. After parting ways with 10k Projects, Shannon spent time managing assisting artists like Clinton Kane. Prior to the global pandemic, she was working with Cirque Du Soleil as a VIP liaison at “Volta”. Shannon currently focuses on the day-to-day management and operations of the Terrible Children Records label and it’s releases.

angela samartano 

head of marketing + media relations

Angela is a social marketing strategist and entrepreneur that partners with other entrepreneurs, small businesses, and creative individuals to take their personal and professional brands to the next level. After earning a Bachelors of Science in Advertising & Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY) in New York City, Angela has spent the last decade working in a spectrum of digital marketing positions ranging from contributing writer, editor in chief, and blog owner to social media director, strategy consultant, and beyond. Her expertise has landed her as a guest speaker at Harvard School of Business in Cambridge, MA on an all-male panel to discuss the future of music and streaming, as well as guest placements on SiriusXM’s SXMElectro channel, and more. 

 

Angela added CEO to her resume in 2018 with the launch of her creative marketing agency, Authentic Life Media, Inc. and has been focused on helping brands find their authentic edge ever since. Angela continues to work with some of the biggest names and labels in the music industry including Sony Music, Red Light Management, and most recently, Terrible Children Records. 

 

In earlier years during her tenures at Red Light Management and International Culinary Center, she was directly responsible for growing client accounts to new social milestones – notably Tiësto’s 20-million fan mark on Facebook and 100,000 YouTube subscribers on Tiësto’s record label, Musical Freedom. Creating social videos, weekly copy, and graphics while strategically planning monthly radio shows, social rollouts for releases, festival announcements, and brand partnership liaising were all in a day’s work during this time. Angela’s vast range of industry experience includes everything from touring alongside artists for creative activations and video production to the planning and execution of a multi-day culinary conference. 

 

Angela’s work with artists has landed coverage in various outlets including Billboard, Rolling Stone, Food Network Magazine, Time Out New York,  Hollywood Life, US Weekly, The Nocturnal Times, and more. Angela has also written blog articles for publications in the past including 20some.com, Joonbug.com, MAXIM.com, the International Culinary Center blog, EDM.com, Clubplanet, and others. 

alandis brassel

General counsel

Alandis is an experienced entertainment law attorney and professor, serving as outside general counsel to Terrible Children Entertainment. In his practice, he represents companies and individuals in the fields of entertainment, media, technology, and branded goods, with a focus on music and television. Alandis advises songwriters, recording artists, producers, television writers, authors, influencers, and entrepreneurs in various transactions and helps clients protect their intellectual property through copyright registration, trademark (registration, office actions, and oppositions), estate planning, and estate administration/probate.

 

As Assistant Professor of Music Business at the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, Alandis teaches Legal Aspects of the Music Industry, Entrepreneurship in Commercial Music, Music Distribution, and Record Company Operations. Before entering private practice, Alandis worked as Counsel for U.S. Representative Jim Cooper (TN-05), where he advised the Congressman on policy matters concerning intellectual property and the entertainment industry and served as a liaison to agencies such as the Small Business Administration.