About David Blake Chatfield

Current and Recent Music Representation, Consultation, and Production:

  • SUMTHING STRANGE - Los Angeles, CA - Co- Producer, Remixer

  • Ronnie Laws - Venice, CA

  • Keith Chagall -Los Angeles, CA

  • The Secrets (from the Aerovons) - St. Louis, MO - Co-Producer

  • David Aldo - Los Angeles to South Africa

  • Robot Nature - Malibu, California

  • Flight of Fire - Boston, Massachusets 

  • Carmen Perez - Norway

  • Army of None - South Bay, California

  • Ella Knox - Los Angeles, California

  • The Whereabouts - Cavan, Ireland

  • Dissolutes - Cork, Ireland

  • Mohawk Radio - Manchester, England

  • Cat's Park, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Colorstone - Sweden

  • Next Door To The Moon - Santa Barbara, CA 

  • Lily Blake - New York, New York

  • Sherri Abbate - Los Angeles

  • Abbey Scott - Los Angeles 

  • Kat Perkins - Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • The Black Delta Movement - Hull, England

  • Jon Byrne - England

  • Sol - Los Angeles

  • Breanna Kennedy - Los Angeles

  • The Storm -Co-Producer - Sound Image Entertainment Group available on Retrospect Records

  • Brickyard - Co-Producer - Sound Image Entertainment Group - available on Retrospect Records

  • Steel Breeze - Co-Producer, Remixer

Recent Television Projects:

  • Strappin' It On, the Making of an All Girl Rock Band with Genya Ravan

  • Dare to Dream TV - Starring Debbi Dachinger -Producer/writer 

  • Glory Daze - Music Publisher/clearances - Sound Image Publishing/Warner Bros./TBS

  • Conspiracy - Writer - Standing O Entertainment, Inc. 

  • Rock and Roll Road Stories With Rebecca Grant - Producer - Sound Image Entertainment Group

  • Road Stories With Frankie Avalon - Producer/Director/Writer - Sound Image Entertainment Group

  • Night Moves - Producer/Director/Writer - Sound Image Entertainment Group


Biography:

David Blake Chatfield began his career as an attorney and manager, representing music artists, mixers, and producers, and motion picture and television writers, producers, actors, and editors. Early career film projects included his representation of film editors on Rambo, Commando, Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, and writers on others. Early career television projects included representing writers on Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, Generations, and Santa Barbara. Early career music projects included representation of remix engineers and producers on projects for various artists including U2 (Desire), Madonna (Causing a Commotion), Natalie Cole (Pink Cadillac)  Jan Hammer (Miami Vice Theme), Jeff Lorber featuring Karyn White (Facts of Love), Michael McDonald (Sweet Freedom), El DeBarge (Real Love), Stephanie Mills (Bit By Bit Theme From Fletch), Harold Faltermeyer (Axel F Beverly Hills Cop Theme), Stacey Latislaw (Call Me), Jody Watley (Looking for a New Love, New Kind of Lover) and recording artists on major labels and soundtracks.

 

Also co-founded Sound Image Entertainment with Marty Eberhardt; Sound Image Records, a nationally distributed record label that achieved the distinction of having the first independent record music video in heavy rotation on MTV "George Faber and Stronghold's "Holdout Forever"; and a publishing company By Sound Image Music.

 

More recently, Sound Image concentrated on music recording, music video, commercial, and television production. Over the years, Sound Image's Client List included:

PRODUCERS/ENGINEERS: Matt Wallace ·Rick Rubin ·Humberto Gatica ·Ry Cooder ·Keith Olsen ·Mike Clink ·Ed Cherney ·Stan Lynch Rob Jacobs ·Ross Robinson ·Jim Scott ·Mark Dearnly ·Rupert Hine ·Brian Foraker ·Mike Frazer ·Mike Ging Chris Goss ·Fabrizio Grossi ·Bob Margouleff ·Paul Palmer ·Elliot Peters ·Pat Regan ·Gustavo Borner ·Femi Jiya Geoff Grace ·Rob Chiarelli ·Sean Slade ·Paul Q. Kolderie ·Allan Elliot ·Jim Crichton ·Jerry Jordan ·Matt Lavella Hank Cicalo ·Roger Sommers ·Bill Drescher ·Robbie Nevil ·Lee Popa ·Eric Valentine ·Greg Hutto ·Mike Landolt. 

ARTISTS/ GROUPS: Macy Gray ·Jessica Simpson ·Dave Navarro ·LeAnn Rimes ·Ryan Cabrera ·South Park ·Chad Smith ·Slipknot Raekwon ·Duran Duran ·Ozzy Osbourne ·Mr. Big ·Motorhead ·Lou Graham ·Gene Simmons ·Minibar ·Yes Niacin ·Strife ·Mystic ·Phunk Junkeez ·Reach Around ·Moloko ·Rick Springfield ·The Go Go's ·Sepultura Sinomatic ·Saga ·Badi Assad ·Gus Gus ·Masters of Reality ·Vin Scully ·Carmine Appice ·Steven Segal ·Survivor Glenn Hughes ·Bob Newhart ·Bahamadia ·Billy Sheehan ·Denny Lane ·Stroke 9 ·Jonathan Winters Spontaneous ·Rick Latham ·Louie Bellson ·Rocket From The Crypt ·Gene Loves Jezebel ·Bruce Dickenson Bobby Womack ·Magnum ·Ty Herndon ·John Frusciante ·Ed Shaughnessy ·Rickie Lee Jones ·Flavor Flav. 

CORPORATE CLIENTS: Warner Bros Pictures • Columbia Pictures • Paramount Pictures • Tri Star Pictures • Sony Pictures • Sony BMG Entertainment • Warner Bros Music Group • Tecate Beer • Atlantic Recording Corporation • NuTech Digital • Albert Music • Mapex Drums • Wellspring and Genius Entertainment • Botox • Fronteer Records • SPV Records • The Bergman Companies • The Westlake Village Inn • Galpin Ford Motors • New West Records.

 

  • David is an active member in THE RECORDING AGADEMY and the TELEVISION ACADEMY, the National Association of Independent Music Publishers, the National Association of Recording Industry Professionals, the Guild of Music Supervisors, and the California Copyright Conference. 

 

JUNE and JULY 2022

What projects am I currently working on and planning for the future?

 

I have two BMI publishing companies, Chatfield Music and By Sound Image Music, and I am continuing to amass a catalog of master recordings for sync licensing. I also have two independent record companies, Harmony Records and Sound Image Records with new releases. I also have distribution for the sale of CD’s from two retro 80’s rock groups through Retrospect Records. 

 

On March 18, 2022, I released a full album of great pop material recorded by the band, The Secrets (formed by two of the three members of The Aerovons who recorded “Resurrection” at Abbey Road Studios in 1969 for EMI). The recordings were produced by me, with Kim Fowley, and David Carr (founding member of The Fortunes, whose hits include “You’ve Got Your Troubles (I’ve got mine)”, “Hear It Comes Again” and “Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again”. The Fortunes’ hits earned them slots on dates with The Beatles in the 60’s. Carr was classically trained at the Royal Academy of Music and arranged the Secrets songs for the cream of the L. A. Philharmonic Orchestra’s accompaniment. Fowley’s strong Beatles association is well documented. The Beatlesque pop album “Secrets from the Aerovons” is currently available on all streaming services and for purchase on CD from my record company, Harmony Records, contact David@ChatfieldEntertainment.com. A new single by the Secrets, "Hot Night In the City" I co-produced will be remixed and remastered, available in Late July 2022.

 

On July 1, 2022 Harmony Records released a remix I produced of “Where I’m Going” by retro alternative rock/pop group Sumthing Strange. A brilliant song reminiscent of David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance’, Psychedelic Fur’s “Love My Way” and Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls”. Like Bowie, Sumthing Strange is an alien presence in pop music. The group brings a dramatic sense of flair and theatricality to their music. Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, this remix is radio ready, released July 1, 2022 on all streaming services, and is fully cleared for sync licensing. I also did some creative consulting work for Sumthing Strange’s version of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” that is being released as I write this. I am currently in co-production on Sumthing Strange’s new song “Electric Eyes” for release in late July 2022. The video of "Where I'm Going" has 62,000 views on YouTube and the Spotify streaming numbers are increasing daily at a fast pace. With the recent success of my work with Sumthing Strange, we are discussing co-producing new songs for a full EP of songs co-produced by the band and me in mid-August. Sumthing Strange was "hand picked" to compete to be the opening act at the Hollywood Bowl on October 22, 2022. More news about that later.

 

I am helping my friend Tony Moore spread the word about his great new single, “Let Your Heart Begin to Sing” released on June 3, 2022 “as a tribute to his mother whose dementia inspired him to write this song for her.” The song and video are available at  https://youtu.be/Cd50-XRGajg  and all streaming services. It is a catchy pop tune with positive and inspiring lyrics that has already been picked up by Caffe Nero for their in-store playlist and has been played in every Caffe Nero in the UK repeatedly in pre-release. Tony began his career in music as a keyboard player in the band Iron Maiden and became the keyboard player in Cutting Crew (“I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight”) in the mid 80’s. Tony has been awarded the much-coveted Gold Badge award for services to the UK Music Industry and was the sole inductee in the Music Managers Forum Roll Of Honour in 2004. 

 

I am going to be working the new Keith Chagall masterpiece album release of “Sail On Betsy Ross” available on Spotify on June 18, 2022 (coincidentally Paul McCartney’s birthday.) This record received an early review by Paul Zollo of American Songwriter whose first descriptive word for the album was “Stunning”.  Zollo writes; “Its as if Brian Wilson and his band teamed up with Paul McCartney and his band…Linked musically to both the past and future – the timeless with the timely – these are songs and tracks of richness and moment…Especially now, in these dissonant times so teeming with chaos and distortion, the sound of real voices unified in harmony is especially welcome, and nourishing. It’s the sound of authentic human triumph, of music over noise…the music of The Beatles, Beach Boys, Eagles, The Band – is resplendent sounds of humans in harmony…The title song is beautifully Beatlesque, as is “Mr. Lennon”, while “Senator Please” resounds like the best Eagles song they never sang…The photographs are by the legendary Henry Diltz, who captured iconic cover images for so many classic albums...Sail On Betsey Ross follows boldly in that tradition, and stands as a love letter to rock & roll and the expansive spirit from which it came. An album for the ages.”

 

I’m working with Ronnie Laws and his publishing company assisting with his new EP release that is now streaming on all platforms. Ronnie Laws is the most sampled artist of all time. Laws’ new tracks are cleared and available for sync. Laws has recently accepted an offer to record a new album and we are negotiating the deal with the label as I write this. 

 

I am producing a Remix of Steel Breeze's first album, including the 2 Billboard to 30 hits, "You Don't Want Me Anymore" and "Dreamin' Is Easy". Nine or Ten songs will become available on all streaming platforms for the first time in late July or early August. Steel Breeze's 14 followup recording will all be remixed by me and and remastered by Maor Appelbaum. 

I continue working my By Sound Image Music BMI publishing catalog and Sound Image Entertainment’s wholly owned masters are available for sync licensing. Sound Image’s popular recordings of “The Storm” and “Brickyard” are available on Retrospect Records. The label has informed me that the last production run of CD’s for those two bands is now sold out and Retrospect is taking orders for the next run. In July 2022 the songs from Sound Image will be available on all streaming platforms. The original George Faber and Stronghold album is being remixed by me and remastered by Maor Appelbaum.

 

I recently finalized deals for writer/producer Taylor Sparks for the licensing of 7 songs to Def7 Music Group for BMG Production Music.  Sydney Alston, Taylor Sparks and I are in discussions to revive our production company, the United Music Group, and are doing A&R for an upcoming in-house project featuring modern California Country Rock ‘80’s style with lots of guitars and harmonies. Authentic voices from the Southwest anyone? We are looking and listening for you.