Origin: Toronto, Ontario
Multi-faceted songwriter-composer Stan Meissner's career includes hits internationally as well as in both English and French Canada. Meissner has been a professional songwriter/composer for more than 35 years, under contracts with BMG Music Publishing, Warner-Chappell Music and Irving-Almo/Universal Music, and has written for many international acts including Céline Dion, Lara Fabian, LeeAnn Womack, Eddie Money, Farmer's Daughter, Ricochet, Rita Coolidge, BJ Thomas, Ben Orr (The Cars), Alias, Triumph, Darby Mills, Toronto and Lee Aaron among many others.
As a recording artist, Meissner released three solo albums: Undertow, Dangerous Games and Windows To Light. Undertow contained the top ten singles 'River Of Fire', 'Someone Like You' and 'If It Takes All Night' and was re-released in 2008 on Highway 118 Records; Windows To Light featured the hit single and video 'One Chance' which was the #1 A/C song of 1987 (The Record Chart). Meissner is also the creative force behind the duo Metropolis with Peter Fredette. The Metropolis debut cd included 'The Darkest Side of The Night', which was featured as the title track in Friday the 13th Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan.
Meissner has written music for many TV shows and films, including A&E's Biography, Berenstain Bears, Timothy Goes To School, Hang Time, Cottage Life, Missing Children, Lighten Up, Cody's Crew and Sweating Bullets/Tropical Heat, as well as contributing songs and source music to Beverly Hills 90210, Forever Knight, My Secret Identity, Daydream Believers - The Monkee's Story, Tekwar, Little Criminals, Odyssey, Phenom, Tales From The Crypt, Amy Fisher-My Story, Life Goes On, Shining Time Station, First Offender, Whispers, Fearless, Pilgrim, The Incredible Ida Early, Material World, It's Only Rock And Roll, Family Reunion, Goulies 3, Friday the 13th-The Series and Friday the 13th Parts VII & VIII.
As the President of the Board of Directors of SOCAN (2012-2018), Chair of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (2012-2018), Treasurer of SOCAN (2003-2012), President of the SOCAN Foundation (2006-2012) and President of the Songwriters Association of Canada (2000-2006), Stan has been very active in the songwriting community, working as a tireless advocate to further a more positive environment for creators in Canada and around the world.