Art Powell (Art The Great)
Music Producer/Songwriter/Music Label Executive
Art Powell aka Art The Great is a music producer, songwriter, and co-founder and co-owner of Sky's the Limit Entertainment who has created works for recording labels—Sony, Elektra, Atlantic, Motown, Warner Bros., and A&M Records; several of his works have hit the Billboard charts. He began his formal music education as a high school student at Washington, DC's Duke Ellington School of the Arts—where he majored in percussion. At Duke Ellington, Art received solid artistic training along with fellow classmates: recording artist Me'shell Ndegeocello, opera singer Denyce Graves, and comedian/ actor Dave Chappelle—among other renowned artists.
He performed in several bands over a number of years—during which time he toured internationally as a drummer/programmer, broadened his music production skills, and co-founded and operated (with his twin brother Scott) Dem Twinzz Productions.
Art has collaborated and continues to work with noted vocalists, songwriters, and bands of independent and major labels. He’s also created music tracks for TV and film—including an episode of CBS’s NYC 22, internationally distributed 4Real, and FOX-TV’s America’s Most Wanted. His work largely comprises a music catalog for Discovery Communications and has appeared in the docu-drama Family Motel and the awarding-winning documentary Bouncing Cats, narrated by Common and featuring interviews with and music by will.i.am, Mos Def, and K’Naan.
Art's extensive background in the music industry led to his co-founding—with his wife Stephanie Powell—independent music label Sky's the Limit Entertainment that offers songwriting, production, mixing, and mastering services to clients worldwide.