About Janine

Janine de Souza is a singer/songwriter. She has written and produced a musical (“Brand New Day”), lead and founded a Jazz band for 8+ years while working as a Kindermusik and music teacher for at musical theater summer camp and for an elementary school.  She received her Associate’s Degree in Business from Broome Community College and her Bachelor’s in Professional Music from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.  Janine was awarded a Songwriting Scholarship while attending Berklee. She writes in several different genres: Country, Pop, Rock, and Children’s music. She is currently co-writing numerous Sync songs for ads, film, and TV.  Her goal is always the same though……to create music that will move people emotionally and authentically.

Her original songs have been performed in and around the Boston area and according to Beverly Creasey, a prominent Boston theater critic for IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England), “…de Souza’s songs are infectious, smart, and versatile….”

Creative Highlights

  • 2019

    “Unstructured” Podcast Interview with Eric Hunley & Leslie Small

    Meet Me Under the Mistletoe” (Ft. Janine de Souza), written by Janine de Souza

    Film/TV Placement
    Army of One” (Ft. Xander Hale), co-written with Jamie Foulds and Cassandra Howell; “Bering Sea Gold”, Discovery Channel, Episode: “Race the Storm”

    Ad Placements
    Let’s Go” (Ft. Goldduster), co-written with Cassandra Howell; McDonald’s (Regional), Chicago

    Can’t Break Me” (Ft. Xander Hale), co-written with Jamie Foulds and Gil Polk;
    Nova Scotia Tourism & Truman’s Cleaning Products

    Broadjam Hot 100 Contest | 1st Place Winner
    What’s It Gonna Hurt?” (Ft. Xander Hale), co-written with Russell Fogg: Broadjam

  • 2018

    NSAI San Jose Challenge Chapter | Winner
    Backup Plan” (co-written with Kelly McKay and Brad McKinney);
    National NSAI ole Chapter Challenge

    ISC (International Songwriting Competition) | Semi-Finalist (Rock)
    Army of One” (Ft. Xander Hale), co-written with Jamie Foulds and Cassandra Howell

  • 2017

    NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) | NSAI Top 40

    Backup Plan” (co-written with Kelly McKay and Brad McKinney)

  • 2016

    UK Songwriting Contest | Finalist (Christmas Songs)
    Meet Me Under the Mistletoe” (Ft. Janine de Souza), written by Janine de Souza

  • 2015

    West Coast Songwriters Association | Winner of “Best Song” & “Best Performance” (October & November), “Movin’ On“, written by Janine de Souza and performed that night

  • 2014

    5 songs placed in two short documentaries (Songs written by Janine de Souza and Jacob Schroth)
    “Neurofibromatosis”
    “Free Matt Davies”

  • 2013

    “Song of the Year” Songwriting Contest | Semi-Finalist
    Merry in Mexico” written by Janine de Souza and “You Can’t Break Me” (co-written with Alex Tiffany)

  • 2009

    “Song of the Year” Songwriting Contest | Finalist
    Movin’ On” (Ft. Kendra Wiffin), written by Janine de Souza

  • 2008

    Wrote/produced musical
    Brand New Day” – Musical, Turtle Lane Playhouse, Boston