Composer, Arranger and Music Producer Jean-Marie Riachi established his own JMR Audio Productions in Rabieh and then went on to create the first publishing company in the Middle East (OMP : Oriental Music Publishing). In addition, he created Oreole Records, the first label in the region to solely produce instrumental albums.
Jean-Marie has produced a significant series of hits for leading stars like Majida Al Roumy, Jose Carreras, Yousoun Ndour, Elissa, Nawal Al Zoughbi, Assi Hellani, Ramy Ay-ach, Haifa Wehbeh, Ragheb Alameh, Latifa, Carole Samaha and many more. He has also produced several sound-tracks, among them the documentary movie â€œLes Cendres du Phoenixâ€ and the theme song, â€˜Nour El Shamsâ€™ by Pascale Machaalany for the blockbuster Hollywood movie â€œSpy Gameâ€.
2003 â€œAychalak â€œ by Elissa, winner of the Murex Dâ€™or for best song.
2004 â€œMa Trouhsh Beidâ€ by Latifa, winner of a World Music Award in Las Vegas.
2005 â€œAhla Douniaâ€ album for Elissa received the award of best-selling album in Lebanon and North Africa at the World Music Awards held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.
2007 â€œHabbaytak Anaâ€ composed and arranged by Jean-Marie and performed by Ramy Ayach won the Murex Dâ€™or for best song.
2008 â€œSea Of Starsâ€: Winner of the Murex Dâ€™or forâ€ best sound track, songs, and best arrangement.
2009 Platinum Virgin Megastore Award for Belaaks Album
Jean-Marie's Favorite Gear:
- 1095 Neve (vintage king box
My best preamp ever, just sounds great on everything.
- Retro 176
What a great tool on vocals.
- API 2500
One of my best compressors, on drums, percussion. And on my mix bus, very serious gear.
- Drawmer S3
This a magical gear, specially when I use it on bad quality recordings.
- Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
I got this compressor to use it in my mastering room, I tried it once on my master bus.... I couldn't take it out till now!
- Weiss ADC2
This is My CONVERTER.
- SPL Vitalizer
I like the machines that change my sounds, it's a great sound processor.
- Telefunken U 47- vf14
No mic can compete with this, especially for the Loud sources.
- Tube-Tech CL1B
Great compressor, vocals and bass.
- CharterOak SCL1
I think this is a very unique piece of gear, it's great on loud signals, you will never hear the pumping effect of usual compressors.