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Barry Eastmond

Music Adjunct Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

One of the most prolific R&B/Pop songwriter/producers, Barry Eastmond has over sixty gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums with some of the most important contemporary artists, notching up cumulative sales of over 80 million copies. Barry's creative magic has been responsible for hit records by Anita Baker, Brandy, Britney Spears, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Tamia, Faith Evans, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Kenny Lattimore, Michael Bolton, Billy Ocean, Freddie Jackson, Al Jarreau, Will Downing, Vanessa Williams, Regina Belle, Barry White, and George Benson, to name just a few. He produced the certified gold Anita Baker album My Everything for Blue Note Records, which included a collaboration with Babyface. He composed and co-produced the title song for Whitney Houston's Christmas album, One Wish, as well as Anita Baker’s Christmas album, Christmas Fantasy.

Some of his hits include “You Are My Lady,” “Have You Ever Loved Somebody,” “Nice ‘n’ Slow,” “When The Going Gets Tough,” “There’ll Be Sad Songs,” “Love Zone,” “The Color Of Love,” and “I Apologize.”

Recent projects include Billy Ocean’s first album of original material in 20 years, titled One World on Sony Music, featuring “One World” composed by Barry and Billy. Barry also produced Billy’s standards album, Here You Are on Sony Music, which entered the album charts at #4 in the UK, as well as a Najee album entitled Poetry In Motion. He also has a song that he co-wrote with legendary rock singer Steve Perry on Steve’s album Traces, entitled “You Belong To Me,” which was released in 2018, and on Traces – Alternate Versions & Sketches in 2020.

Barry has received numerous ASCAP Pop and R&B awards. He has also served on the Board of NARAS. Barry was honored to be one of the songwriters that took part in ASCAP’s “We Write The Music” 2011 event at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, along with Hal David, Lyle Lovett, Jackie De Shannon, Dean Kay, and others, where he performed two of his hits, “You Are My Lady” and “When The Going Gets Tough.”

Barry is an adjunct professor at NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions in songwriting and is also involved in the NYU Summer Songwriting Workshop.



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