The newest seasons of “Empire” and “Star” premiered on KHON2 Wednesday night, and two local songwriters had their work featured in trailers for the shows.
The songs were “Burn For You,” co-written by Faith Rivera, and “Before You Do It Again,” co-written by Olivia Cargile (LIIV).
Both are from Oahu and were participants in the Creative Lab Hawaii Music Immersive (CLHMI), a state initiative that offers songwriters the opportunity to collaborate with network executives, record producers, and seasoned songwriters on new songs for television and film projects.
They were able to work directly with Mamie Coleman, senior vice president and head of promotions at Fox Television.
“As a TV network music executive, it can be challenging to place the perfect song in a campaign, but to have an opportunity to create music with the best talent in Hawaii has been very rewarding on all accounts,” said Coleman.
“The Immersive program experience was life-changing. Each day presented me with opportunities to expand creatively, foster and develop my music, as well as form bonds that will last a lifetime,” said LIIV.