A Bob Dylan fan, Nevin James is a songwriter who projects an image of sensitivity with his songs. He prefers a mix of folk and rock music that have quite a philosophical effect. This Pepperdine University student is also credited with writing and directing the school's first rock opera, among other things.
With his melodies about love, pain, and truth, Nevin James decided to become a contestant on Bravo's reality competition Platinum Hit. He is one of 12 other songwriters who are hoping to make it big in the music industry. Each episode challenges the contestants as they write and perform lyrics from a variety of genres, from rock music to ballads. The winner will receive a cash prize of $100,000, a publishing deal with songwriting collective The Writing Camp, and a recording deal with RCA/Jive label. Judging the contestants are Kara DioGuardi and Jewel, along with a number of guest judges.