Philip Lawrence – Chairman

Philip Lawrence – Chairman

An 8-time Grammy award-winning songwriter, producer, performer, personality, and comedian in his own right, Philip Lawrence is best known for his more than decade collaboration with Bruno Mars. Bruno puts it best when he says, “Every song that you’ve heard me sing, every song [that] they said that I produced, I produced with Philip Lawrence, I’ve written with Philip Lawrence. He is my writing partner. My right-hand man!” (Philip also performs on stage with Bruno). These collaborations include, “That’s What I Like”, “Uptown Funk”, “Just the Way You Are”, “Grenade”, “When I Was Your Man”, “Treasure”, and “Locked Out of Heaven” just to name a few. He’s also credited on Adele’s “All I Ask”, CeeLo Green’s “‘F* You”, B.O.B.’s “Nothing on You” and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire”. Philip also voiced the character Felipe and wrote/performed the song “It’s A Jungle Out Here,” in the 20th Century Fox animated feature film Rio 2.

For the past two years, Philip has been the lead songwriter and co-music producer of Netflix’s first original movie musical entitled “Jingle Jangle,” starring Forest Whitaker, Phylicia Rashad, and Keegan-Michael Key, released in November 2020. In addition to being a multi-hyphenate talent, Philip is also an accomplished entrepreneur. He recently sold his music publishing catalog for nearly nine figures. He has also been busy building several portfolio entertainment verticals in the music, music publishing, filmed content, and real estate spaces called CMNTY Culture.

In 2019, Philip formed CMNTY Culture RCRDS, a record label whose first debut artist RMR is already one of the hottest acts of 2020. Lawrence is also the owner and CEO of legendary Record Plant Studios in Hollywood, CA, which he acquired in 2016.