In 2001, after 17 years of non-stop TV and film scoring, Mollin moved to Nashville, as he wanted to return to producing and arranging records for other artists and knew that Nashville was the preeminent place for recording live musicians in the studio. Since immersing back in the water of record producing again full time (starting in 1996 before the move to Nashville, he moonlighted from his scoring work and produced such critically acclaimed albums  as Jimmy Webb's "TEN EASY PIECES", Kris Kristofferson's "THE AUSTIN SESSIONS", and Barry Mann's "SOUL AND INSPIRATION” and once based in Nashville, his life and list of credits in numerous genres, has been deeply fulfilling.

 

Highlights from the recent record years include two Grammy nominated albums with Johnny Mathis with "SENDING YOU A LITTLE CHRISTMAS" and "LET IT BE ME - MATHIS IN NASHVILLE", Volume 1 and 2 of Jimmy Webb's Americana duet albums, "JUST ACROSS THE RIVER" and "STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE", "BACK PAGES" by America, "NATURAL HISTORY" by JD Souther, Rita Wilson's albums, "AM-FM" and “BIGGER PICTURE”, Rumer’s “NASHVILLE TEARS” and the historic album event, “REIMAGINATION” by Motown icon, Lamont Dozier.

 

Growing a reputation as a duet producer, he has spent the past 10 years producing duets with such artists as BILLY JOEL, WILLIE NELSON, VINCE GILL, NATALIE COLE, GLORIA ESTEFAN, LINDA RONSTADT, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, MICHAEL MCDONALD, MARK KNOPFLER, CHRIS CORNELL, LYLE LOVETT, ART GARFUNKEL, JACKSON BROWNE and countless others.

 

As an artist, Mollin's projects include "DISNEY'S LULLABY ALBUM" for Walt Disney Records (Billboard Magazine's second best-selling children's album in 2001 and a gold album), as well as over 30 album projects for Disney from 2001 till now. His work in children’s music has earned him millions of streams on Spotify, Apple and Amazon Music.

 

In 2007 and 2008, Mollin took a hiatus from his freelance career and became Vice President of A&R for Walt Disney Records in California. Along with his executive duties, Mollin was Executive Producer of such Disney successes as "HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - THE CONCERT", "DISNEYMANIA 5", and "DISNEY CHANNEL HOLIDAY". The year culminated at Disney with Mollin producing Billy Ray Cyrus's hit album, "HOME AT LAST", which included the Certified Gold Single (charting at #2) "READY, SET, DON'T GO" a duet with Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus.

 

In 2009, Mollin returned to Nashville as his home base, and became freelance again, along with retaining his career and life as a dual citizen in Toronto, Canada.

 

In the latest chapter of Mollin’s musical journey, he has partnered with Memphis-based Leigh Shockey to form MELODY PLACE LLC. MELODY PLACE is a small boutique, but powerful, album label specializing in great legacy artists and important new discoveries. Distributed by BMG, and helmed by Mollin, MELODY PLACE is the new first priority in Mollin’s musical life, with his work a freelance artist and producer still intact.

 

Mollin’s numerous awards include 3 Junos, 1 Gemini, 1 ASCAP award, and 6 SOCAN awards for film and television. He’s also been nominated for Grammy awards 4 times.

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