MINX (Francisco Faria) is an independent songwriter and producer from Lisbon, currently living between there and Stockholm. He has worked with some of the biggest artists in his country such as Luís Represas, Carolina Deslandes, Aurea, Richie Campbell, Elisa, Mia Rose, April Ivy and Agir, and has written and produced with well-established international writers and producers like Grammy award winner Rob Davis (UK), Grammy nominee Ed Hill (US), and The Songwriting Academy's CEO and founder Martin Sutton (UK). As an artist he is represented by SONY Music.
His father being a professional pianist, composer and producer, MINX was soon exposed to a lot of music-making and quickly learned to have fun with several musical instruments. At the age of 18 he studied video production in the US, and once back in Lisbon he enrolled a cinema/multimedia course in university, using most of his free time to keep making music. At 21, he started working as a composer and producer for the most renowned sound production company in Portugal, ‘Indigo’, with which he still collaborates today making music for commercials that have won him 2 national awards for ‘Best Original Soundtrack’.
In March 2019 he moved to Stockholm to expand his music network
internationally, focusing on the POP and Mainstream market. He's since made numerous contacts all over Europe and in the US, and has been traveling with his gear wherever music calls him. Having become what some would call a 'digital nomad', he brings his studio with him wherever he goes.
Last year 'One of Those Days' (a song he co-wrote and co-produced) made 5th place in Junior Eurovision representing Azerbaijan.
As of 2021, MINX is also a Songwriting teacher at the School of Innovation and Creation Technologies (ETIC) in Lisbon.