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Martin Kierszenbaum

Born 1967
Occupation(s) Supervisor, songwriter, producer, musician, Chairman of the Cherrytree Music Firm
Related acts Girl Gaga

Martin Kierszenbaum, additionally identified by his pseudonym Cherry Cherry Growth Growth, is an American music persona. As a songwriter and producer he labored for Girl Gaga, Sting, Madonna, Mylene Farmer, Keane, Tokio Lodge, Far East Motion, Robyn, Feist, Flipsyde, Ivy Levan, Ai Colette Carr, Alexandra Burke and Natalia Kills.[1] He owns The Cherrytree Music Firm which developed the careers of Girl Gaga, LMFAO, Disclosure, Ellie Goulding, La Roux and t.A.T.u.. Underneath the alias Cherry Cherry Growth Growth he releases digital music and remixes.


Kierszenbaum grew up learning classical piano. As a child he lived along with his household in Argentina, London, South America and Europe, earlier than finally settling in
close to New Haven, Connecticut when he was eight years outdated. He then moved to Michigan.[2]

He graduated from College of Michigan with a B.A. in music idea, Spanish, and communication. He then went on to the Annenberg College of College of Southern California to finish his Masters diploma in communications administration.[3]

His sister is a classical violinist.[1]

Kierszenbaum co-founded impartial report label Arb Recordings which launched the hip-hop duo Maroon which he additionally co-founded underneath the moniker Mk Chilly Canine. The band existed 1985–1994.[4]

Kierszenbaum then obtained a job on the PolyGram Music Group mailroom. Throughout 1989-1991 he labored as a global publicity supervisor at Warner Bros Data.[2] Later, he labored as publicist within the worldwide division of A&M Data and by 1998 he was working for its new proprietor Interscope Data (Common’s unit) as the top of worldwide advertising. Kierszenbaum was promoted to go of worldwide operations and was accountable for discovering and signing non-American artists. His concept to advertise t.A.T.u’s single “All of the Issues She Stated”, whose lyrics he wrote, in Japan by means of karaoke bars led to 1.7 mil copies offered within the nation.[5][6][7] He promoted Eminem and Limp Bizkit on the European market.

In 2005 he based the music administration report label and publishing agency Cherrytree Music Firm.[7]

He was additionally working as President of A&R Pop/Rock at Interscope Data and head of worldwide operations at Interscope Geffen A&M Data.[8][9]
There he signed Girl Gaga, LMFAO, Disclosure and t.A.T.u..[10]

He parted his approach with Interscope in 2015.[6]

Kierszenbaum wrote and produced songs for 200 km/h within the Improper Lane by t.A.T.u. He additionally wrote and produced on Girl Gaga’s debut album The Fame.

His pseudonym, Cherry Cherry Growth Growth, is referred to within the Girl Gaga songs “Christmas Tree”, “Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)”, “The Fame”, “I Like It Tough” and “Starstruck”. Additionally within the track “I Wanna Contact You” by Colby O’Donis and “White Flag” by Far East Motion that includes Kayla Kai, from their album Free Wired.[citation needed] It is usually referenced in a few of House Cowboy’s music equivalent to his singles “Falling Down”, “I Got here 2 Get together” (that featured Cinema Weird), and the primary a part of his pseudonym “cherry cherry” is referred to in “Not in Love” by Natalia Kills.[citation needed]

Martin featured in a remix of Far East Motion’s “Like a G6” with Colette Carr referred to as “G6 (V6 Reflip)”. He additionally options in backing vocals on “Not In Love”, a observe from Natalia Kills’s debut album, Perfectionist.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b “Nook Workplace: Martin Kierszenbaum, Chairman of Cherrytree, on Working with Girl Gaga, A&R’ing Sting and the Streaming Debate”. Billboard. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  2. ^ a b Regen, Jon. “Martin Kierszenbaum”. KeyboardMag. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  3. ^ “Maroon” (PDF). Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  4. ^ “Maroon, Misplaced Classics of Hip Hop”. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  5. ^ Leeds, Jeff (5 December 2007). “Cherrytree Data – Martin Kierszenbaum – Pop Advertising”. The New York Occasions. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  6. ^ a b “Cherrytree boss Martin Kierszenbaum on streaming, Sting & Shaggy and the way forward for the report biz”. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  7. ^ a b Holslin, Peter (2 February 2016). “What’s Subsequent for the Former Interscope Affiliate That Helped Launch Girl Gaga and Feist?”. LA Weekly. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  8. ^ Kawashima, Dale. “Interview With Martin Kierszenbaum, Chairman Of Cherrytree Data, President Of A&R Pop/Rock At Interscope Data And Head Of Worldwide Operations For Interscope-Geffen-A&M”. Songwriter’s Universe. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  9. ^ Leeds, Jeff (5 December 2007). “As U.S. Pop Wanes Overseas, Expertise Scout Seems Huge”. The New York Occasions. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  10. ^ “Martin Kierszenbaum on Signing t.A.T.u. to Interscope, Launching Cherrytree”. Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 17 December 2019.

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