Michael Pollock death and obituary, what happened? cause of deathMichael Pollack
Michael Rose Pollack is a Grammy-nominated American songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He has played for Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Jonas Brothers, Backstreet Boys, Lauv, Ben Platt, Zedd, Lizzo, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Charli XCX, Dierks Bentley, Bebe Rexha and many more . In February 2020, he reached his first US Radio Top 40 #1 with “Memories” by Maroon 5.
Pollack and his sister were raised by their parents in Roslyn, New York. He started playing the piano, singing and writing songs at an early age. As a young man, he played with Billy Joel’s cover band and longtime Billy Joel saxophonist Richie Cannata.
After high school, Pollack moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Vanderbilt University. During his freshman year, Billy Joel hosted a Q&A session for students at Vanderbilt University’s Langford Auditorium. During the Q&A session, Pollack asked if he could perform “Mental State of New York” with the singer Billy Joel had accepted. A video of the performance was uploaded and went viral. The viral video saw Pollack appear on NBC’s Today Show, Good Day in New York, Sirius XM Radio’s Morning Mash-Up and The Jeff Probst Show.
Pollack’s viral encounter with Billy Joel led to his sophomore year of college signing a joint venture publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music and Atlantic Records A&R president for Pete Gambag’s Pure Tone songs. It wasn’t long before he started working with other songwriters like Ingrid Andress from Nashville while finishing his studies.
After college, Pollack moved to Los Angeles, California to live with musicians Ari Leff and Michael Matosic. The trio went on to write dozens of songs for Leif and others.
Pollack is led by Jamie Zeluck-Hindlin, founder of Nonstop Management.
In 2021, Pollack co-wrote and produced Ben Platt’s album Reverie.