President and CEOCindee Nilson has been a professional entertainer and songwriter for more than 35 years. Cindee is a passionate person who has written a catalog of songs about her life and the people around her. Metropolitan Nashville Inc. released her debut album, entitled “Cindee,” on Platinum Plus records. Two of the cuts on this debut CD received awards in the top ten by the Mid Atlantic Songwriting contest sponsored by The Songwriters Association of Washington and BMI. The country music scene was one that Cindee Nilson could relate to. She writes songs about real life. People can relate to the stories in much of her music because they have lived it. Cindee is currently working on a contemporary Christian album and a jazz album. The daughter of a musician, she grew up in Long Island, New York and began performing with her father’s band at a very early age. A graduate of Smithtown High School East, Cindee began as a student of music where she received training in voice and music theory from Nancy Pinto. Nancy Pinto was Cindee's mentor and taught her about music and life and to follow her dreams. With a strong theatrical background, Ms. Nilson was accepted to the Boston Conservatory of Music where she studied drama musical theater and voice with Mary Saunders. Ms. Nilson also studied jazz improvisation with Maggie Scott at the Berklee School of Music. Ms. Nilson transferred to Western Connecticut State University where she majored in vocal performance. She received her classical training from Don Craig and her jazz and gospel training from James Furman. While a student at West Conn, Ms. Nilson was the lead vocalist of the West Conn Jazz ensemble. In the world of jazz, Ms. Nilson has performed with The Billy Taylor Trio, Dave Brubeck, and the West Point Jazz Ensemble. Cindee has studied Acting at The Boston Conservatory of Music and is currently studying with Aaron Marcus.
Ms. Nilson entered the radio business in 2000 where she worked for 12 years and has a strong grasp of the radio business and the needs of their advertisers. Nilson Music Company was formed by Cindee Nilson in 2011 and offers services in commercial jingle writing, voiceovers, singing telegrams, voice lessons, and live entertainment. Cindee Nilson has become an instructor at Nine9 DC and is conducting vocal, acting and songwriting workshops.
Vice President and Creative Director
Keyna Darling is featured as the singing voice of Sophia so Dwegon in the animated film “Dwegons and Leprechauns.” Keyna wrote as well as sang for “The Cave Flyers Band” and also featured in the film. Keyna Darling works with talented movie producer Tom Walsh and is a member of the EnterAktion Studios Creative Team. Keyna Darling hails from Michigan and is a veteran songwriter whose prolific songs are only enhanced by her passion for life and her sultry vocals. Recently, she has been cast and is working on the hit TV Series "Nashville." Look for her in the new season.
In 2006, Keyna Darling won Breakthrough Country Artist of the Year and was asked to perform her song “Stand up America” for President George W. Bush. The driving force behind the writing of “Stand up America” was her daughter Alana Kerekes, who was serving in the Air Force at the time. This song was dedicated to Alana and the heroes of 9/11/01. Keyna Darling has performed for the Army National Guard and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville TN and opened for Grand Funk Railroad. She continues performing and writing, and her music is heard worldwide on Internet Radio. She looks forward to writing music for TW3 Entertainment’s next film.
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