The Info List - Brian Howes

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Brian Howes is a Canadian[1] songwriter, producer,[2] multi-instrumentalist, A&R professional and studio owner based in Los Angeles. Howes has won two Juno Awards for his work as a music producer.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Awards include 4 Discography

4.1 Producer

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Howes grew up in Courtenay, British Columbia, and graduated from Georges P. Vanier Secondary School.[1] Career[edit] Howes played in a local band, Young Guns, and later fronted the group DDT which blended punk, ska, and rap. The band was signed by Lars Ulrich from Metallica's label through Elektra in the late 1990s.[3] DDT's Urban Observer album was supported by the first single "Walkabout". With Brian Jennings, Axel G and Robin Diaz, Howes formed the alternative rock band Closure in 2002 in Vancouver[4] and signed to TVT Records. They released a self-titled album in 2003[5][6] and their single, "Look Out Below", was included in the soundtrack of the 2003 film Darkness Falls. The group was dropped by the label and disbanded in 2006. Howes went on to become an award winning producer.[7] He produced, engineered and co-wrote Hinder's debut album, Extreme Behavior.[8] He also produced and helped write Skillet's 2006 album, Comatose.[9][10] In 2007 he was named Producer of the Year at the Juno Awards.[3] In 2013 he was given a plaque on the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement.[1] Awards include[edit]

SOCAN’s International Achievement Award in 2010[11] 2007 and 2012 JUNO Award for Producer of the Year for his work on Hedley and Nickelback. Nominated for Producer of the Year in 2010 and 2014.[7] 2008 BMI Pop Awards, including top honor Song of the Year, as well as Top Digital Song for “Lips of an Angel” Won three additional BMI Pop Awards in 2009 for work with Daughtry and Skillet Won BMI award for “Light On” (David Cook) in 2009 Won several SOCAN awards for various projects, including the Pop Rock Award in 2012 Nominated for a Grammy (Skillet) in 2008 Dove Award for his work on Skillet’s Comatose

Discography[edit] Producer[edit]

Year Artist Album

2003 Closure Closure

2005 Hedley Hedley

Hinder Extreme Behavior

2006 Skillet Comatose

2007 Faber Driver Seven Second Surgery

Puddle of Mudd Famous

2008 Rev Theory Light It Up

Hinder Take It to the Limit

2009 Puddle of Mudd Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate

Boys Like Girls Love Drunk

2011 Simple Plan Get Your Heart On!

Hedley Storms

Nickelback Here and Now

Stellar Revival Love, Lust, and Bad Company

2013 Airbourne Black Dog Barking

Hedley Wild Life

2015 Hedley Hello

2016 Skillet Unleashed

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Artist Album/Song Producer/Writer

Adelitas Way Adelitas Way Producer/Writer

Stuck Producer/Writer

Airbourne "Black Dog Barking" Producer/Writer

Boys Like Girls "Love Drunk" Producer/Writer

Caleb Johnson "Forthcoming" Writer

Daughtry Daughtry Writer

Leave This Town Writer

David Cook "Light On" Co-writer

Eleven Past One "Eleven Past One" Producer/Writer

Halestorm Halestorm Writer

Hedley "Hedley" Producer/Writer

"Famous Last Words" Writer

"The Show Must Go" Producer/Writer

"Storms" Producer/Writer

"Wild Life" Producer/Writer

"Hello" Producer/Writer

Hinder "Extreme Behavior" Producer/Writer

"Take It to the Limit" Producer/Writer

Joe McElderry "Forthcoming" Writer

Landon Pigg "Forthcoming" Writer

Nickelback "Here and Now" Producer

Puddle of Mudd "Famous" Producer/Writer

"Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate" Producer/Writer

Reamonn "Reamonn" Producer/Writer

Reece Mastin "Forthcoming" Producer/Writer

Rev Theory "Light It Up" Producer/Writer

Serena Ryder "Is It OK" Writer

Simple Plan "Get Your Heart On!" Producer

Skillet "Comatose" Producer/Writer

"Awake" Writer

Sons of Sylvia "Revelation" Producer/Writer

Veer Union "Veer Union" Producer/Writer

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^ a b c d "Brian Howes" Comox Valley Walk of Achievement website ^ "The Billboard Reviews". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 9– 3 October 2009. ISSN 0006-2510.  ^ a b "Renowned producer recalls roots Musicians international career took flight in the bars of Powell River". Powell River Peak, Andy Rice, September 11, 2012 ^ "Closure: Inspired By Red Wine And AC/DC » Chart Attack Indie and Alternative Music". Chart Attack. 2003-05-29. Retrieved 2013-11-03.  ^ "Closure The Gauntlet". Thegauntlet.ca. 2003-07-31. Archived from the original on 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2013-11-03.  at the Wayback Machine. ^ Words & Music. Volume 13, Issue 4. Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada. 2006. p. 8.  ^ a b Daavid Kawai (2012-04-01). "Brian Howes won the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year award at the Juno Gala Dinner and Awards at the Ottawa Convention Centre on Saturday, March 31, 2012". Ottawacitizen.com. Retrieved 2013-11-03.  ^ "EMI Music Publishing extends its partnership with award-winning rock songwriter and producer Brian Howes - EMI Music Publishing". Emimusicpub.com. 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2013-11-03.  ^ "An Evening With..." Alternative Addiction.com. Retrieved 2013-11-03.  ^ Deborah Evans Price (14 October 2006). "Rock Act Scoring on Christian, Active Rock Fronts". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 57–. ISSN 0006-2510.  ^ "Nickelback, Theory have most-played songs". CBC News Nov 22, 2010

External links[edit]

Official website Closure's MySpace Page "Video : "Look Out Below"". Vevo.com. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 

Music of Canada portal

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