Young Pals Music is a respected force among independent record labels, with a catalog of more than 100 original songs and 35 full-length releases since 2008. Memorable melodies, catchy vocal lines and harmonies, intriguing rhythms and contemporary sound are the fundamental hallmarks of the artists signed to the label.
Songs created and produced in Young Pals’ studio are destined to be recognizable from the opening notes, thanks to keen songwriting, innovative production and collaborative efforts to include the act’s own talents—from culling their personal experiences written and told in their lyrics, through the authentic representation of their vocal talents, sans the overt processing that is present with so many of today’s major label artists. But the most important variable is to build a connection between the artist and the music listener; that’s what the label aims for in its music productions and A&R operations.
Time changes musical tastes faster and faster, it seems, as genres like pop music evolve with no boundaries. Young Pals’ confidence comes from its talent and passion for making memorable music.
In late 2021, the label’s catalog comprises 22 acclaimed artists, including Randy Jones (from The Village People), Anita Ward, Bianca Marroquin, Jerri BoKeno, Norman Gentle (from “American Idol”), Christi Bauerlee, David Keeley and many more.
Young Pals Records has been featured on CNN, The Los Angeles Times, FoxNY, Univision, Telemundo, Playbill, MTV, Yahoo! Music, Fox Morning News, “The Wendy Williams Show” and Style Network; and heralded by USA Today, New York magazine, MTV, Perez Hilton and The New York Daily News.
The company is owned and operated by Ayhan Sahin, who has worked with Frida (ABBA), Olivia Newton-John, Randy Jones (The Village People), Anita Ward, Melba Moore, Phoebe Snow, Broadway stars Bianca Marroquin and David Keeley, Turkish superstars Sezen Aksu and Sertab Erener, actress and comedienne Sandra Bernhard. He is a BMI-affiliated songwriter, with his Young Pals Music Publishing; and a voting member of NARAS (Grammy Awards) and the Latin Grammys.
Singer/Songwriter/Producer Ayhan Sahin has achieved notoriety in a range of musical genres, from pop, rock and dance to musical theater.
In the mainstream arena, Sahin has worked with Frida (ABBA), Olivia Newton-John, Randy Jones from The Village People, Anita Ward, Sandra Bernhard, Melba Moore, Phoebe Snow, Turkish superstar Sezen Aksu, Broadway star Bianca Marroquin and five “American Idol” finalists, including Norman Gentle, Vonzell Solomon and Jon Peter Lewis.
His music has been featured on CNN, Fox Good Day America, The Los Angeles Times, Playbill, MTV, Univision, Yahoo! Music, Fox Morning News, “The Wendy Williams Show” and Style Network; and heralded by USA Today, New York magazine, MTV, Perez Hilton and The New York Daily News.
In 2007, Sahin founded independent label Young Pals Music, producing/co-writing three full-length albums for Universal Records artist Karine Hannah. Illustrating his musical diversity, he has also produced projects for Chilean-American singer/songwriter Promis; Puerto Rican actor/singer Mitch Zorba; MTV “Making the Band” finalist Adam Shenk; French artist Lybert Ramade; acclaimed Georgian singer/songwriter Tinatin; and Turkish singer/songwriter/guitarist Emre Yilmaz. With Dennis DelGaudio, a classically trained guitarist and member of Billy Joel’s band, Sahin released production duo album “DNA”; and single “Bitch Slap!” for “American Idol” finalist and comedic talent Norman Gentle. He co-wrote and produced Award-Winning Broadway star Bianca Marroquin's first-ever solo album "El Mundo Era Mio" in 2014.
His latest project is a production album "Pop" with co-writer/co-producer Bernadette O'Reilly featuring platinum seller Randy Jones, Anita Ward, Broadway star David Keeley, country artist Christi Bauerlee and more.
Sahin, who lives in New York, is a BMI-affiliated songwriter with his Young Pals Music Publishing and a voting member of NARAS (Grammy Awards) and Latin Grammy's.