Michael D. Tidwell holds over 10+ years of experience in the music industry specializing in a large variety of different fields to be identifiably recognized as being the best in the music business.
He started in the music industry as an executive music producer for his own music production company "Raptor Recordz" in Houston, TX where he wrote, composed, and produced records for many young independent artists in the Pop and Hip-Hop genres while actively placing his latest music on major music streaming platforms. In 2015 to 2017, Michael was recognized as the #1 music producer for instrumental music on Reverbnation.com with the release of his chill electronica/lounge EP entitled "best served chilled." Which was composed and produced by Michael D. Tidwell and mix and mastered at Legacy Music Group in Dallas, TX. His top single "Drinks After Work" landed on 88.1 KNTU on their weekly program: "Musical StarStreams."
Michael works to better the music industry through his knowledge and expertise to help other artists reach their fullest potential. As a veteran to the music business, he continues to grow his network of industry contacts, recording artists, singer-songwriters, and producers, while also innovating techniques and strategies that apply directly to record labels, music publishers, radio stations, and film production companies. He is Co-Founder to the Dallas Baptist University Drumline and holds many accomplishments from Bands of America, All Region Band and Indoor Drumline Competitions. He also has an exclusive membership to the Grammy U Network for the Texas Chapter.
Michael is also the host and creative director of his own podcast called "Powered by Music" where he interviews singers, recording artists, composers, and producers. He was also granted the opportunity of being a Public Speaker presenting his program "Motivation and Success in the Modern Music Business" at The Leonard Brautigam Center and Yes Prep Northbrook Highschool in Houston, Texas.
In 2022, Michael released his debut soundscape and meditation EP project entitled "Serenity Soundscapes" which was influenced by Michael's love for nature and the different seasons of weather. This project will feature the music industry's top female singers that include: Megi Angelova, Celica Soldream, Lara Ausensi, and Nelly Monk. This project will be composed and produced by Michael D. Tidwell, and will be mix and mastered by Senior Engineer Chris Jordan at Barron Studios and Benjamin Lincoln at Middle Mastering.
Currently Michael is releasing music for his newest space ambient EP project entitled "Ambient Atmospheres" which was influenced by a team of lonely astronauts traveling to a distant planet in search for intelligent life. This project features 6 of the top rated vocal artists that include: Lily Krisel, Clara Sorace, Alexa Ray, Aeralie Brighton, Nelly Monk, and Victoria Gydov. This project will be composed and produced by Michael D. Tidwell, and will be mastered Benjamin Lincoln at Middle Mastering.
Michael's music is proudly featured under compilation albums from ambient music record label's like "Imaginary North" based in Toronto, Canada and "Mare Nostrum" based in France. He continuously gets radio play from Bentonville Community Radio 103.3 KOBV on ambient music radio show called "Rivulets & Reveries" that airs every Sunday at 8pm to 10pm.
Summer of 2023, Michael will be starting his 2nd Masters' degree with Berklee College of Music Online with a Master of Arts in Songwriting. Michael holds a Master of Arts in Music Business from Berklee College of Music Online, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston Downtown, and a Bachelor of Business Studies with a Minor in Music Business from Dallas Baptist University.