People / Media Arts Advisory Council

Chris Ivery

Chris is a record producer and writer with over 25 years of experience in all levels of the industry. Notable credits
include “Cheers (Drink to that)” by Rihanna, and the television show Smash. He is passionate about helping at-risk
youth and has a long history of mentorship and service in this area.

Since November 2001, Chris has been a Producer at Parallel Music, and in addition since November 2010, the Executive Producer (Film and Television) for the company Calamity Jane Productions, founded by Ellen Pompeo and located in Disney Studios in Burbank, Los Angeles.

Chris was a contributing songwriter for the hit song, ‘Cheers (Drink to That)’ which was sung by Rihanna in her fifth studio album ‘Loud’, released in 2011.Shortly after that, Rihanna released a video of the song featuring snippets filmed during her ‘Loud Tour’ concert in Barbados, her homecoming and clips of her performance on the North American segment of the tour.
The track also featured in an episode of the TV series ‘Smash’ in 2012.