Certain People Music was established in 2017 and distinguishes itself as a collaboration of seasoned professionals with a  focused and proactive approach to multi-media song placement, royalty administration and publishing. The company is based out of Denton, Texas.

Certain People Music  has been featured...



  •  How I Met Your Mother (CBS),

  • Evening Shade (CBS)

  • Inside Stuff (NBC)


  • Black Snake Moan (Samuel L. Jackson)

  • I am a Man (Documentary, Running Pony Prods./Old Bridge Media) EMMY AWARD WINNER



  • Kohl's

  • Grammy Nominated song "More"

Shelley Carrol

Saxophonist, Shelley Carrol hails from a family of gospel singers and musicians in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of North Texas. He recorded two critically acclaimed CDs in 1990-91. During the same period, Mr. Carrol was invited to join the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Shelley has toured the U.S and over 30 foreign countries. He has recorded and or performed with Sheryl Crow, Maureen McGovern, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, and Joe Williams.

Robin Hackett

Robin Hackett is a singer, songwriter, performer & author. She brings years of experience to the table. She seasoned her career performing, writing, and recording original material while living in New York. She performed in the world famous JVC Jazz Festival and won a top ten finalist spot in Sarah Maclachlan's Lilith Fair Tour. Her song Hard Left appeared in the CBS Hit Comedy, How I Met Your Mother. Ms. Hackett was a top ten songwriting finalist for Texas' Wildflower Festival.

Eric Willis

Eric Willis is from Houma, Louisiana and brings a great deal of southern flavor to his music. He studied Jazz Performance at Southern University and served as Percussion Section Chief in the 77th U.S. Army Band. He has worked with a host of prominent artists such as Tom Braxton, Wayman Tisdale, Kirk Whalum, Melba Moore, Angela Bofill and many others. His personal shows include modern renderings of Jazz standards and cover tunes. These presentations are very captivating.

Nick Nichelson

Frederick Nichelson is a Dallas area musician/producer with over 25 years of professional experience. Nichelson hails from the rich music tradition of Memphis, TN. He is co-founder and leader of the jazz/soul group Fingerprints and its parent company Nichelson Entertainment. Nichelson has also served as manager for other artists including Shelley Carrol, Memphis Soul Live, and Kyle Turner. His South Memphis Music record label has over 20 releases and its artists perform over 500 shows per year.

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