JANET MARIE - BIOGRAPHY
née Janet Allocca, is the “Allocca” in the talented songwriting team of
Soroca & Allocca. By the age of four, Janet was performing in
backyard dance recitals, and by five, she was soloing at the local “Y”;
piano study followed soon thereafter. Ms. Marie graduated with High
Honors from her high school in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and then made
the Dean’s List and graduated with Distinction from
in Northampton, Massachusetts. Graduate school followed, where Ms.
Marie earned an M.B.A. on a Mellon Grant from
in New York
graduation, Janet Marie moved to Los Angeles, where she embarked on
a long career behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. She
production managed a syndicated music show, “Jukebox”, as well as
music videos for Rod Stewart, The Police, and Earth, Wind and
Fire. Joining ABC-TV, she became a unit manager and finance
executive, with credits that included American Bandstand
(post-production), General Hospital, and The Olympics.
Later, as an independent producer, Marie produced several radio shows, TV
pilots, and seventy TV commercials.
got into lyric writing quite by accident, and this led to an epiphany in
1994. When her theme song, “Love Patrol”, opened a show of the same
name on KIEV-AM, Janet realized that, more than any other aspect
of the show’s production, it had been the lyric writing which most
intrigued her. “Poetry with 1001 rules” is how she described that craft,
and after considerable study, she gradually shifted focus to music. By
1998, she had teamed up with her longtime friend, Karen Soroca.
Since then, the two have been creating catchy, popular songs which connect
with listeners in a strong, positive way.
to songwriting, Janet Marie runs Danstar Productions, the
Malibu, CA-based music publishing/production company that oversees the
business side for the partnership. As part of her business, Janet is
also a consultant on licensing and royalties cases for major legacy
Janet is a member of ASCAP
(writer/publisher), SAG-AFTRA and Women in Film. She
resides in Malibu Canyon and happily calls Maui her “home away from
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