Mickey J Meyer

Occupation:
Music Director, Singer
Awards:
2007: Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu) - Happy Days, 2007: Nandi Award for Best Music Director - Happy Days, 2007: CineMAA Award for Best Music Director - Happy Days, 2008: Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu)Kotha Bangaru Lokam
Years Active:
2005-Present
Mickey J Meyer
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Place of Birth:: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Mini Biography

Early life and education:

Mickey J Meyer was born and brought up in Hyderabad, India. He had been learning violin and piano since his childhood. He is also trained in Carnatic music and even while he was a kid, he used to render ghazals in All India Radio.After his fifth standard, he got admission into the prestigious TrinityCollege of Music, London. Established music directors from the SouthIndian music industry such as Harris Jayaraj and Yuvan Shankar Rajagraduated from Trinity. He graduated from the eight-year long musiccourse in the year 2002 and thereafter began practicing music. MickeyJ.Meyer is the third person from South India to complete the covetedeight-year course from Trinity College of Music, London after Maestro Ilayaraja and A.R.Rahman.

Career:
According to Mickey, he himself got addicted to music, because of A. R. Rahman, who he hails as an inspiration and his most favorite musician as he grew up listening to Rahman's music mostly.After graduating from Trinity College, in 2005, he decided to become amusic director. He approached Tammareddy Bharadwaja and in the form of Pothe Poni (2005), he got his first break in the Telugu music industry. His music for Pothe Poni was succeeded by 10th Class (2006) and Notebook (2007) in the following years. Thereafter, he was signed by Sekhar Kammula for the film Happy Days, which was widely noticed and lauded and was considered as one of the best albums of the year.Consequentially, he was awarded the Best Music Director Award at the three major Telugu Film Awards (Filmfare Awards South, Nandi Awards and CineMAA Awards) for the film. Noticeably, it was also the first film, for which he composed the film score, too.

The success of the film led to remakes of the film in Kannada and Tamil languages, Mickey J Meyer was retained as the music director in both the films (Jolly Days and Inidhu Inidhu respectively)and his entry into other Indian film industries happened. Following this breakthrough album, he got the opportunities to compose the scores and songs for the Telugu films Hare Ram and Kotha Bangaru Lokam, which slowly established him in the Telugu film industry.