Different Moon was founded in 2015 by North Carolina (USA) songwriter Jim Piper. At the early age of 37, Piper’s long-time high school friend and fellow keyboardist/songwriting partner, Mike Smith, passed away. Piper decided to honor his friend by sharing for the first time with the public five unreleased songs co-written by Piper/Smith. Working with a Los Angeles music studio to assist Piper with production, the debut EP was released under the artist name Different Moon.
Encouraged by interest from new fans and driven by a passion for music, Piper decided to continue writing and releasing new songs as Different Moon. Between 2016 and 2020, Piper released two additional EP’s and eleven singles, and received over twenty international songwriting nominations. The music of Different Moon continues to evolve, but its foundation is a blend of alternative, pop, and rock melodically crafted together.