Shyan Selah has over 20 years of experience as a Creative Artist, Entrepreneur and Youth Advocate. This Kentucky-born Singer-Songwriter and Multi-Genre Music Artist was raised in the city of Federal Way (south of Seattle) where he excelled as an All American Athlete nationally recognized in football, basketball, and track and field. A graduate of Federal Way High School, he rounded out his educational and sports journey at Central Washington University as a triple major (Sociology, Psychology, Theology) who played RB for the 1995 NAIA National Championship team and has since been inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame.
While in college Shyan began developing his passion for writing, recording and performing music. This desire drove him to the Mecca of entertainment in Hollywood CA where he developed a reputation based on his work ethic, talent and desire. Shyan immediately began working as a Model, Actor and Recording Artist landing appearances on MTV, ESPN and FOX while touring internationally and developing his brand. It was while studying entertainment legal books and working on his laptop on the set of The Wayan’s Bros, (WB) where Shyan made an impression on producers, agents and managers. He negotiated and signed his first record deal with N’Focus Entertainment/EMI in the late 90’s with famed producer Mark Hill (Babyface, Madonna, Mariah Carey), which ignited his passion for business, and has since gone on to do a multitude of deals including some with industry powerhouses House of Blues, WEA, SONY, and Universal Music. As a Creative Artist Shyan has performed, recorded or produced with the likes of Pink Floyd, DMC, Seal, KRS ONE, Robin Thicke, and many more.
Shyan is the Founder/CEO of Brave New World – a boutique music, entertainment, brand development and outreach company operating out of Seattle and Los Angeles; as well as the Founder of The Shyan Selah Foundation – a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that produces special events, workshops, and showcases for youth that promote higher education and which he produces and tours throughout middle schools, high schools, and college campuses throughout the region. Shyan is a partner and board member of two tech development companies and serves as a board member to The KING AWARDS, an official organization based on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the SCLC. In January of 2019 he was also named Education Chair for the NAACP – Seattle-King County Chapter. His business endeavors have given him the opportunity to work in unique and viable alliances with industry powerhouses such as Apple, INgrooves, The Orchard, ASCAP, BMI, NBA, NFL, MLB, AMAZON, Youtube, Facebook, and others.
Shyan’s current multi-media campaign is called “The Cafe Noir Project” in association with Starbucks which began in 2012 at the 23rd and Jackson Community store and has since branched out to a global experience with the Coffee giant including a Live Album, Book and Film.