Nitanee Paris

InterContinental Music Awards Judge

Award Winning Songwriter, Director of A&R

Nitanee Paris is the Director of A&R at ArtistMax, a Los Angeles based artist development and education enterprise founded by Grammy-winning producer Ken Caillat (Fleetwood Mac, Colbie Caillat). Paris is on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Songwriting Festival and she leads the Malibu Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), where she hosts songwriting workshops, industry panels, and music events.

She is on the judging panel of the InterContinental Music Awards, the staff of the Durango Songwriters Expo., and the SongArts Committee for the Society of Composers and Lyricists. Paris hosts music and charity events, and she produces “Nitanee’s Nashville Nights” in Los Angeles, a showcase for hit songwriters and local talent, and the ArtistMax showcase at the iconic Hotel Cafe in Hollywood for new artists from around the world. 

She also hosts songwriting retreats including a castle retreat in France, where she leads workshops and creativity expansion exercises. Paris created the Malibu Teen Songwriters group, to provide collaboration opportunities for young writers, and to help them to build confidence and nurture their creative talents. 

Paris is an award-winning songwriter whose work has been featured in TV, films, and commercials. Her credits include: VIACOM/CBS, PARAMOUNT, CBS Sports, NETFLIX, MTV, VH1, BRAVO, The CW, HULU, Comedy Central, the HALLMARK CHANNEL, Apple Fitness, Peloton, NFL Football, and Dignity Health, and her work has been signed with multiple publishers, libraries and licensing agencies. 

As a collaborator, Paris works with notable writers including Grammy-winning musicians, composers, and producers, and Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees; as well as contestants on The Voice, Songland, and America’s Got Talent, and many other talented artists around the world. Her writing has earned her five Global Peace Song Awards, two Positive Music Awards, and three Grand Prize Awards and a Lennon Award in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, among many other accolades. She has a passion for mentoring young writers and helping artists navigate the music industry by building their craft and expanding their networks.