Multi-faceted songwriter-composer Stan Meissner’s career includes hits internationally as well as in both English and French Canada. Meissner has been a staff songwriter for more than 25 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, Darby Mills and Lee Aaron. As a recording artist, he released three solo albums on A&M and Duke Street/Universal garnering several top 10 hits in Canada, including “One Chance” and “River Of Fire.”
Meissner has also written music for many TV shows and films including A&E’s Biography, Berenstain Bears, Timothy Goes To School, Cottage Life, Missing Children and Sweating Bullets/Tropical Heat as well as contributing songs and source music to Beverly Hills 90210, Forever Knight, My Secret Identity, Friday the 13th Parts VII & VIII and Friday the 13th – The Series among many others. Stan’s work has earned him numerous gold and multi-platinum records as well as a Gemini Award, two JUNO nominations, a Canadian Music Publishers Association Award, the British Columbia Country Music Association ‘Songwriter of the Year’ Award, a SOCAN #1 Award and a number of SOCAN Airplay Awards.
Stan serves currently as President of the SOCAN board of directors, as Treasurer of SOCAN (2003-2012), President of the SOCAN Foundation (2006-2012), President of the Songwriters Association of Canada (2000-2006) and member of the board of directors of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (2000-2006), Stan is 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.