James Kocian is an award-winning writer/producer and VP of A&R for Street Lamp Records, as well as a song coach and music mentor.
James has enjoyed commercial success with various artists in multiple genres, including the recent Country/Inspirational #1 "Keep Your Eyes On Me" which he co-wrote, produced, and mixed.
He also was an assistant engineer on the 2023 Grammy winning song, "Fear Is Not My Future" (Brandon Lake/Mav City/Kirk Franklin).
His songs have also been featured by Ralph Lauren, Inditex (H&M, Mossimo, etc.), Bosch, and in many network, national and international television shows, networks, and movies. Including the PGA, X-Games, NBA Championship, The Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and many more.
His song, "This Changes Everything" was the theme for the ELCA Mass Gathering in Houston, TX where he performed live at NRG stadium.
When James is not in the studio, he can usually be found mentoring young creatives or leading worship at his local church. He's also a a state rep for Celebrate Recovery and leads a weekly meeting for scores of people finding hope in recovery.
His leadership style is to share the lessons he's learned along the way - areas of hardship and hurdles he has stumbled on to help others navigate both the industry and life's journey more smoothly.