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). She is an award-winning songwriter whose work has been featured in TV, films, and commercials. Her credits include The CW, NETFLIX, MTV, VH1, BRAVO, and the HALLMARK CHANNEL, 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, Musicians Hall of Fame inductees, and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees; as well as contestants on The Voice and Songland, and many other talented artists around the world. Her writing has earned her five Global Peace Song Awards, two Positive Music Awards, three Grand Prize Awards and a Lennon Award in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, among many other accolades. 

Paris leads the Malibu Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), and she hosts songwriting workshops, industry panels, and music events. She is also on the advisory council of the Hawaii Songwriting Festival, the staff of the Durango Songwriters Expo., and the SongArts Committee for the Society of Composers and Lyricists. She produces “Nitanee’s Nashville Nights” in Los Angeles, a showcase for hit songwriters and local talent, and she 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, build confidence, and nurture creative talents. She has a passion for mentoring young writers and helping artists navigate the music industry by building their craft and expanding their networks.