Mike Oz

Mike Oz is a world-class music producer, sound and mastering engineer, videographer, vocalist, and educator in all these crafts. He owns a Class A multimedia production studio, label, and boutique publishing house.

Mike’s journey began with his family: Mike Oz was born Michael Armani Caprile Iannuzzi in Toronto on November 6th, 1974, son to Order of Canada and Order of Ontario recipient Dan Iannuzzi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Iannuzzi and Elena Caprile. Michael’s father founded the first multicultural television network in the world, MTV Channel 47 (now OMNI Television), as well as six different ethnic newspapers, and was dubbed the “Father of Multiculturalism.”

His mother, Elena, was the producer of the news segments and programming that ran on the network and was the editor for the Corriere Canadese, the largest Italian newspaper outside of Italy.

Michael studied at the prestigious Toronto French School from kindergarten to high school, making him fluently Trilingual. He has spoken Italian and English equally as a first language. His studies continued in Italian at the Sapienza University of Architecture of Rome. Michael began music studies with famed vocal trainer Ian Garrett (Shania Twain) and continued in Italy with soprano Sonia Bramace. At 16, he performed his first theatre performance as the lead in Mel Dinelli’s “The Man.”

At 17, Michael had his music debut as a DJ at the most famous nightclub in Italy, the Piper of Rome, with a two-year residency, Red Bull, and Pioneer sponsorships. Michael began working for Radio Energy 108 (the top dance radio in Canada at the time) as an on-air correspondent and DJ from Italy, spinning promos from top sponsored labels around Europe and helping to usher in the progressive house wave in Canada. As a trained actor (4 years with Sears and Switzer Academy), Michael got the lead role in the hilarious Speak and Splatter TV series in Italy and various guest roles in Italian TV series where Michael continued honing his craft.

Michael built his first multimedia studio, SonikLab, at the feet of the Vatican walls in Rome at 20 with partner and now famed Italian videographer Antonello Pierleoni. After much success, Michael returned to Toronto to work as a vocal artist with top music director Dean Jarvis (Nelly Furtado, Alessia Cara) and began working with his band Sculptures of Sound alongside Gavin Brown (Celine Dion, Sting), producing various tracks and solidifying his knowledgebase as a producer and engineer with continued studies of music production (Pro Tools) via Berkeley University. In 2010, Michael partnered with Iguana Studios inToronto and began crafting music for emerging artists as a producer/engineer and connecting them to further their careers.

Michael moved to Moncton in 2018 with his Class A multimedia studio, where he has been a guiding light for aspiring artists. He has been instrumental in helping them launch their careers with professionally recorded, mixed, and mastered songs and videos. Michael’s dedication to music education is also evident, as he has been teaching music production on all major platforms, as well as vocal training, music theory, and songwriting for the last five years.

StudioZ Productions has recorded ADR for several Netflix series and feature films. The studio was also awarded Excellence in Music Composition at the 2020 Silver Wave Film Festival.

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