Award-winning Executive Producer, President/Chairman of the Board, Director, Writer and On-Air Talent
Broadcast Pioneers member Mike Nise is President, CEO and Executive Producer for Omni 2000, Inc., an international, full-service multiple-media company with a rich heritage in Digital, Video, Audio, Broadcast and Production that spans over three decades.
Nise’s remarkable career in the music and recording industry began in 1968. Nise and his father, Frank, created an audio production facility that launched an award-winning music production house. The business expanded to include a music publishing and an entertainment management company. Later, it evolved to include a full service video and broadcast production facility.
Nise’s extensive media and management background includes producing projects for print media, record labels, advertising agencies, corporations, newsworthy political and government representatives, legal, medical and business professionals, sports and entertainment celebrities for radio, television and the print media.
His credits include developing and producing highly rated interactive programs (live and live-to-tape) for a wide range of demographics for major television networks, radio stations and national cable systems. Nise is also a multiple award-winning Executive Producer, Director, Writer and On Air Talent.
Early on, Nise’s productivity and creativity was instantly successful with the on-location recording, mastering and pressing of 47 concerts. Nise’s impressive track record includes: Developing 4 successful record labels that produced original and critically acclaimed music for over 20 National and International record labels; music identification for the advertising industry; books dramatized on tape; Nise produced the album “August,” that is currently a collector’s album worldwide, and his production of studio gospel recordings includes a Grammy Nomination for The Dixie Hummingbirds’ “In Good Health.” Nise’s audio dramatization (with originally scored music), “The Destroyer,” also received a Grammy Nomination. Nise produced a history documentary of The Phillies – The First 100 Years and the original and last NBC cast album of Howdy Doody.
Multi-platinum and million-seller music awards presented to Nise by nearly every major record label include such notables as: The Pointer Sisters, Diana Ross, The Sugar Hill Gang, The Philadelphia Society, Jody Watley, The Fat Boys, Luther Vandross and The Boys, MCA Records, Motown Records, USA Records and Polygram Records.
As a manager, music publisher and producer involved with Columbia and Capitol Records, Nise was engaged to operate the Society Hill Sound Studio in Philadelphia as the “Philly Sound” gained momentum. Under Nise’s leadership, the studio doubled its income and was the 2nd hottest producing studio in Philadelphia. He also was President of Phoenix 413 Audio – Video Studios.
Nise is a long-standing voting member of the Grammy Awards and the Recording Academy, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia, and is a member of the American Sportscasters Association.
Nise is the creator, writer and publisher of Music Box, a trade magazine, and Take One, Philadelphia’s first public entertainment newspapers. Take One expanded its coverage from music to live events, movies, television and entertainment personalities, and was distributed in several states, achieving a 100,000 print run and a 300,000 circulation in the first year.
A successful writer and publisher of Take One, Nise became acquainted with John Lennon, Tina Turner, Jim Croce and other giants in the recording and film industries. Nise is best known as the Executive Producer for Dance Party USA and Dancin’ On Air. Nise is the only person alive today who possesses a proven track record for producing the longest running, highly-rated National television dance shows. American Bandstand was primarily targeting a white audience and Soul Train, a black audience. Nise was the first to integrate a multi-racial dance show, being ahead of his time.
Nise holds the “World’s Record For Producing The Most Number Of Television Dance Shows In The History Of Television,” and he did it in only 11 years. Over 3,500 Dancin’ On Air and Dance Party USA shows, as well as Under 18 Not Admitted and One House Street, were broadcast from Philadelphia, “The Television Dance Show Capitol Of The World,” and from the surrounding tri-state area.
Michael Nise holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Temple University in Education and Psychology, and a Master’s Degree, from the same school, in Education and Media with a Minor in Psychology. His years of teaching at The Art Institute of Philadelphia and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania spanned through almost two decades.
His father, Frank Nise, was a pioneer in assisting in the production of “Fantasia,” the first televised democratic and republican conventions in 1948, and the first televised Miss America Pageant.
On Friday evening, November 22, 2013, Michael Nise was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia’s “Hall of Fame,” joining his father, once again, who was inducted in 2010.