A song is a conduit of emotion from me to you | Oak Felder | TEDxSanFrancisco

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What would you do when you receive the worst news of your life? Would you quit or stay and take advantage of the opportunity? In this moving talk, Oak Felder shares his story of writing a song that touches the lives of millions when they need it the most.

Felder is a Turkish-American songwriter, producer, and Grammy-Award winner. Since the early 2000s, he and his production partner Andrew “Pop” Wansel have been collaborating with some of the most successful artists: from Ariana Grande and Britney Spears to Miguel and Wiz Khalifa.

Filmed at TEDxSanFrancisco: Dare To Know on October 3rd, 2019, at the Herbst Theatre.

#MusicProduction #SongWriting #Performance Oak Felder was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and that is when his passion for music began. While he was content to stay on the island, in 2001, Felder won a scholarship to Georgia Tech University. Since then, he and his production partner, Andrew “Pop” Wansel has collaborated with some of the hottest names in the business from Ariana Grande and Britney Spears to Miguel and Wiz Khalifa. He is a Grammy winning artist who prides himself on putting the artist first, while he continues to make his own mark on the music industry. Most recently, you can hear Felder’s work on Alessia Cara’s hit song “Growing Pains.” This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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