Michael Corn is a NY based composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and voice over artist. Michael has more than two decades of experience as a music industry professional to date. From major label bands to major brand collaborations, Michael has worked in all corners of the music business. Currently, Michael is writing for and fronting the indie rock band Autorub. Their latest single "Meatball" dropped on 11/21/23, (actually it was more like shot out of a cannon) and is another fun rocker in true Autorub style.
In film/TV, Michael has composed music for the Emmy award winning show "Leah Remini: Scientology & the Aftermath" on A&E, as well as the Emmy nominated "Intervention" & "Wahlburgers," also on A&E. To date, Michael has music placements in over 250 current shows, including multiple score contributions to CBS Sports, "Love and Hip Hop" [VH1], "Catfish" [MTV], and History Channel's "Pawn Stars." Other notable past placements include the NBC 2016 Summer Olympics from Rio de Janeiro, The Tonight Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and ads for Wendy's, Applebee's and Logitech.
In April of 2021, Michael created and released the debut EP by Autorub titled "America the Sick." The project was created during the height of Covid. The material was mostly political satire, poking fun at the various political figures that still dominate current politics. Michael used a vocoder on the vocal parts just as experimentation, and composed in various genres ranging from indie rock to hip-hop to electronica.
In July of 2022, Autorub released the follow up single titled "Oh Marjorie." Sans vocoder, this song is an extremely catchy and melodic pop punk/indie rock track, and is also less political in nature despite the title and cover art. "Oh Marjorie" is still charting well on Spotify [over 100k streams] and other platforms, and is gaining much praise from music critics across the globe. From Go Records..."Oh Marjorie" is a beautiful song, very interesting, with potential which we appreciated so much, and which has absolutely nothing to envy of songs that occupy the first places of international charts, or that are present in dedicated Spotify playlists to this musical genre or generic."
Following "Oh Marjorie," Autorub released the 2-song EP "Women of the Right" in April of 2023. The EP received high critical praise with lots of press (see articles) and airplay on internet and college radio stations, as well as Spotify playlists and music podcasts, and is still growing.
The path to success with Autorub began long ago. Michael was the drummer and co-producer for the short-lived post grunge band Sammy [Geffen]. Following that, he co-wrote and produced 3 studio albums with co-writer Cliff Mays for the critically acclaimed modern rock band Heydevils, whose music often appeared in the popular ABC daytime series "All My Children." Michael also produced the jam-band album "From Here" by the Great Red Shark, as well as touring with them across the US as their bass player. Following that, Michael changed gears and genres completely, forming the hip-hop duo Selector with rapper/singer Dennis DeCambre. Selector landed the opening and closing themes to the feature film "Hard Breakers" in 2011.
Continuing to write and record with Cliff Mays, the duo Mays/Corn released an album titled "Cardinal," a collection of acoustic based material the two had composed post Heydevils, in 2017. Michael continues to compose and perform live with Cliff Mays in the popular touring jam band Grateful BRO (aka Great Red Shark), with a new album of original material forthcoming.
As a voice over artist, Michael recently worked with the American Thoracic Society by contributing all the voice-overs and background music for their online patient education series on various lung diseases and the ICU. Michael also worked with the Canadian based medical organization Mechanisms in Medicine, performing the voiceovers for their web animation series on using supplemental oxygen.