Charbel Ghanime

  • Beirut Beirut
Charbel Ghanime

Work Samples

Skills

Skills

Cubase, Protools, Sony SoundForge

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign, Dreamweaver

Microsoft Office

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook

Interest

Pop Culture & Global Trends, Social Media, Abstract Thinking, Music Theory and Practice, Sound Design, Sound Production, Video Production, Graphic Design, Acting, Singing, Performing.

Objective

To find a challenging position that would reflect my personal interests and meet my competencies as a creative artist, whether in the music industry or in the field of Advertising while taking into consideration my capabilities as a business-oriented person, my background in Marketing, the skills I have earned through my varied work experience, and my high level of education.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2012 - Present

Owner, General Manager

Minus One Entertainment

Multimedia company established in summer 2012. Responsibilities include founding and structuring the company, creating the different divisions within the company, and establishing the company as a competitive firm within the Lebanese market with a continuously expanding list of clientele.

Sep 2010 - Jun 2012

Vice President of Talent Relations, Producer

New Wave Productions

Promoted from my previous position as English division manager to the role of head A&R where my duties became to be the direct link between New Wave Productions and its clients as well as being directly involved in all the works of the company. I monitored talent during the development and production of their material, assisted the musicians and sound technicians in recording, and administered song selection based on my ideas in branding and identity. Resumed my duties in writing & composing music, but also became heavily involved in the Arabic division and the Video division where I held the position of Associate Producer for music videos. 

Oct 2011 - Jun 2012

Music Club Instructor

American University of Science & Technology

Scouting, controlling, and educating musically talented students at the American University of Science & Technology (AUST) while giving a 2-hour session once a week that includes Musical Culture, Music Appreciation, Theory and Practice.

Aug 2011 - Nov 2011

Part-owner, General Manager

Minus Two Studio

Responsible for the day to day management of my personal professional recording studio along with partner Marc Assaad. Managerial duties include marketing and promotional strategies, creating and controlling budgets, keeping the studio and its staff at the most efficient level possible, and finally creating profit. The studio was used mainly for band practices and simple recordings, while keeping the studio affiliated with my work in New Wave Productions.

Jul 2011 - Nov 2011

Media Director

Backstage Production

Responsible for the online activity, marketing and advertising of all artists, events, and products associated with Backstage Production, as well as working on all graphics, advertisements, and promotional material issued by the company on and offline (including but not limited to print advertising, radio and tv advertising, press releases, public relations, and web design); with an emphasis on the artist Ragheb Alama.

Feb 2011 - Jul 2011

Creative Director

Bravo Filters Canada

Responsible for launching Bravo Filters in Lebanon and participating in all the marketing campaign that ensued (including but not limited to print advertising, radio advertising, and corporate identity). Of the things I did was cooperating with graphic designers for the creation of the logo and brand identity of Bravo Filters, involvement in the creation of Bravo’s initial brochures, work on the creation of the Bravo Filters tagline “Delivering Purity in Every Drop” and its Arabic equivalent as well as planning a full-fledged media campaign including developing custom jingles based on my music background. 

Education

Education
Oct 2009 - Present

Bachelors

State University of New York - Empire State College
Sep 1994 - Jun 2009

American High School Diploma

Sagesse High School

“Charbel was the Students' Council President while we were going through our accreditation process and played an essential role in raising the student body interest in the process and its importance for the school. He also raised the level of pride students had in belonging to the school. His leadership skills and strong personality didn't go unnoticed by the visiting team who enjoyed discussing matter with Charbel and commended his role. He is the father of the newly adopted school "casual" uniform.”

Cesar Wazen, Academic Dean/Head of Secondary Division/Rector’s Advisor for Accrediation

- Sagesse High School