Shani Rose is an award winning songwriter and "Pop/rock songstress with a Soulful Crunch". She has a unique way of combining her acoustic coffeehouse bravado with hook-laden, anthemic sounds to create pop gems for her solo and duo projects, as well as when writing for other artists. The Los Angeles native started playing piano at the age of 7, and continued her studies as the pianist in her high school jazz band, and later as a music major (songwriting/composing) at University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music.
Shani's songwriting has won her 2 finalist awards and 3 semifinalist awards in the International Songwriting Competition (2016-18), out of 16k applicants in 137 countries. In February 2019, her song "Right Now" (co-written by Ovi Jacobsen), competed in the Finals of the Romanian Eurovision Selection. Released and performed by artist Olivier Kaye, the song performance was nationally televised, and made it's way up the charts on national radio in Belgium, Germany, and Romania.
In June 2019, Shani was accepted as one of 10 writers to the Hawaii Music Immersive, a sync writing camp with top writers and producers working directly with music supervisors from NBC, Fox, ChopShop, and more. Shani had the opportunity to work with writers such as Andre Merritt (Rihanna's "Disturbia"), and Lisa Harriton & Joshua Bartholomew ("Everything is Awesome" from the Lego Movie).
Aside from her songwriting adventures and solo project, Shani is currently releasing music with her new duo JØAN - her badass, fierce, female empowerment project.
Shani plays regularly as a featured performer at Universal Citywalk, Downtown Disney, and local hotels and resorts. Her music can be heard in tv/film and commercials for clients such as MTV, Apple, CMT, Freeform, and WB.