OWNERS > THE VANDERVEERS
AUTOMATIC + EBONY | CEO + PRESIDENT
The Vanderveers are co-owners of inRage Entertainment - a multi-genre, full-service entertainment company with a current focus on artist development in Los Angeles. Producing The team has been working in K-pop since 2012 starting with their first collaboration with K-pop idol XIA JUNSU and his first english release, Uncommitted. The video for Uncommitted debuted at #1 in Korea and China and held the #1 spot on charts worldwide. His second collaboration with XIA, Incredible, debuted at #1 on Japan's Tower Records Charts and iTunes charts and it debuted at #5 on Billboard's World Album Charts. Rock The World and Twice's I'm Gonna Be A Star, co-written by The Vanderveers have both gone on to top charts and become fan favorites in Asia and abroad.
Automatic got his start in production working directly with Michael Jackson and MJJ Records having developed female R&B group, Brownstone and hip hop duo Quo. He also was an apprentice under songwriting and production team Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and had a production deal with their label, Perspective Records/A&M. Automatic has worked with artists such as Pink, Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Aguilera, Cher, James Brown, and Raven Simone. He has produced songs for Interscope, Polygram, RCA, A&M Records, Prospective, Morgan Creek, Fox Searchlight, American Airlines and the WB Television Network. Ebony has worked with The Dream, Cristina Millian, Floetry and Aaron Neville. As a magna cum laude alumna of USC's Thornton School of Music, she has presented her research on gospel music at Yale University. The duo is currently hands-on in writing, producing and developing inRage artists.
Vice President, Business + Legal Affairs
John G. Cruz is a seasoned business lawyer and was licensed to practice law in the state of California in 1979. He also has extensive experience in government service. At present, he consults with and provides legal counsel to several startup companies.
DJ Guilly started music production at age 13 and received a certificate from El Camino college in commercial music and a certificate in engineering from Musician's Institute. His tracks have been played on Los Angeles radio stations 100.9 The Heat and 107.9 The Beat. His tracks have gotten recognition and won awards: song of the year on Like It Or Not with Michael Lane and best R&B song at Australia's Banks Radio Awards. You can always catch Guilly on the scene at the industry's biggest events.
Retired Professional Cyclist and President of AND Sports Entertainment, Donald brings years of professional sports and music background to inRage Entertainment. Based on the East Coast with offices in Buffalo and New Jersey, Donald has worked with celebrity artists and athletes.
With a bachelor’s degree in business management and a
decade of experience in music production, Gas starting working with inRage Entertainment in 2019. Johnny’s personality is a potent blend of art and business— from making instrumentals and scratch tracks out of his closet in high school to owning a recording studio, Johnny teamed up with inRage Entertainment to record is sophomore EP. Gas was born and raised in the foothills of North Carolina and is currently residing in Charlotte, NC.
Los Angeles based musician Christ Hutton brings passion, professionalism, and care to everything he does. As a vocalist, Chris has worked with renowned L.A. contractors Tim Davis, Edie Lehmann Boddicker and others, and has performed in styles from pop to jazz to opera. Chris holds a B.A. in Commercial Music from Biola University where he underwent artist development in songwriting and production with Disney songwriter Adam Watts, receiving the Bishop scholarship for voice.
inRage Entertainment is a multi-genre, multi-ethnic family of artists in Los Angeles, California, led by husband and wife team and Billboard chart-topping producers and songwriters Bruce “Automatic” Vanderveer and Ebony Rae Vanderveer.
When Automatic started his career as a music producer, the music in his catalogue was diverse including pop, rock, R&B, and even country. The industry tried to steer him into focusing solely on one genre. As a multi-instrumentalist whose influences ranged from The Beatles to Prince, he wanted the opportunity to create hybrid music. So, he decided to start his own record label built on musical diversity. inRage Entertainment was born.
As a company, we believe in creative freedom and we believe in developing artists. We see our relationship with our artists as a partnership. We believe in guiding artists to find the strongest version of their own creative selves. And, that’s what we do. The creative talent of our artists combined with the non-stop ingenuity of our team will inspire all of the dreamers among us.