I started Sandshifter Music in 2005 to house the large body of songs that I was writing by myself and with other outstanding talented artists. Sandshifter Music has become a one-stop perfect pop licensing company of high quality, professionally mastered tracks in the genres of pop, indie, singer/songwriter, rock, pop/rock, tween, children's, world, urban, country, holiday music and R&B
My name is Gail Vareilles and I am a multi-award winning songwriter, in addition to being a a composer for Nickelodeon's megahit "Dora The Explorer" and “Dora and Friends”. I frequently partnered as a co-writer with hit show "GLEE" Music Producer (and multiple Grammy-nominated Songwriter/Producer), Tommy Faragher.
Tommy Faragher and I have already enjoyed winning 30 awards for songs we wrote together.
I have numerous professional licensing credits with many of my songs licensed to Film and TV, iPhone apps, Video Games and also numerous Artist cuts. Projects include writing and producing for and with Pop/Reggae star Jovi Rockwell/ American Idol’s Top 7 finalist Tim Urban/ Universal artist Natalia Kelly/ the Disney/Nickelodeon actress/singer Brooke Sorenson who can be seen in upcoming episodes of Mighty Med and Kickin' It on Disney XD/ and “Lemonade” playing on Disney Radio and Hot97 Radio in New York, # 2 on the Billboard charts in Gospel, written with Alex Boye, the epic vocalist with an African twist who sells out arenas everywhere and has over 100 million hits on youtube, produced by Grammy Winner Jerry Wonda (Justin Bieber, Shakira, Wyclef, Lauryn Hill) and Erin Bowman “Driver’s Seat”. “Surrender” is a recent cut on the amazing Indie artist called RIVVRS new album.
Placements include: ABC TV’s Colgate Skating Series, Discovery Channel’s Countdown to UFC, Alaska Wingmen, The Bad Girls Club (Oxygen Network), TLC Network’s “Say Yes To The Dress”, Nickelodeon’s Latin hit “Grachi”, Channing Tatum’s “The Vow”, feature film “The Backup Bride”, Hyatt Hotels ad, Polo Ralph Lauren ad, KAO Global, Gossip Girls, Essilor ad, Universal Austria record release, Cristiano Ronaldo video game, MTV’s Quiero Mi Boda, “The Odd Brodsky”, Simon’s Malls, DIHD’s “What’s My Car Worth?”, TLC’s “Our Little Family” and “Dogs 101”, the song “Beautiful Dream” sung by Tim Urban licensed to feature film “Movie 43” and “Surrender”, a cut on RIVVRS new hot album, “Game I Play” licensed to a new feature film called “Hit a Lick” (Heidi Banks and Tye Banks) and “Lemonade” in a new film called “Drop Off” and placements on Univision, Fox, Netflix, Hulu, NickJr, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc.
For TV/Film Placements, Licensing, Recording Artists or if you are a Producer/Artist who would like to discuss receiving a copy of any songs you're interested in, contact firstname.lastname@example.org