Brian Howes

Brian Howes

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Producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, A&R professional and studio owner – the Los Angeles-based Brian Howes’ name crops up repeatedly as a writer and producer on massive hit recordings by Nickelback, Simple Plan, Hedley, Skillet, Hinder, Daughtry, David Cook, Puddle of Mudd, Boys Like Girls, Airbourne, among others.

Brian has won multiple BMI Awards for his work with Hinder, Daughtry, Skillet, David Cook and more. He has also won two JUNO Awards for Producer of the Year (2007 and 2011), in 2007 beating out David Foster and Bob Rock for the top honor. He has had multiple #1 singles and produced Skillet’s Grammy winning effort Comatose.

“I’m comfortable wearing a ton of different hats,” explains Howes, who was born in Los Angeles in the mid-1970s and relocated to Canada’s west coast as a youngster. “I’ve had record deals with two of my own bands (Closure and DDT), tasted a little success and made all the mistakes. But I learned awhile back that I love working with other bands and helping steer them clear of the potholes. Rather than being out in the trenches locked in one situation and one genre, it’s incredibly satisfying to be involved in the big picture as a writer, producer and collaborator.”

These days Howes is focused on two main fronts: Producing records at Van Howes Studios, a top-tier recording studio in Studio City, CA; and expanding his songwriting efforts in partnership with Atlas Music Publishing.
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Above Waves "Simple Things"
Above Waves
Album: Simple Things - Single
Genre: Pop
Moods: Danceable, Funky, Retro, Sexy, Upbeat
Alexander Francis "I'm Sorry"
Alexander Francis
Album: I'm Sorry - Single
Genre: Pop
Moods: Attitude, Danceable, Energetic, Feel Good, Upbeat
Alexander Francis "I'm Sorry (Clean)"
Alexander Francis
Album: I'm Sorry - Single
Genre: Pop
Moods: Adventure, Attitude, Bouncy, Fastpaced, Free
A&R Demo "Sort Your Shit"
A&R Demo
Album: Brian Howes - UNRELEASED WORKS
Genre: Pop
Moods: Ambient, Electronic, Love, Upbeat
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