Jake Gosling

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Jake Gosling
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Background information
Birth name Jake Gosling
Origin Surrey, UK
Genres Pop music, acoustic, hip-hop, grime, Dance music
Occupations Music producer, songwriter, music publisher, music management
Associated acts Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Wiley, Mikill Pane, Wretch 32, Sway DaSafo, Lady Gaga, Timbaland, Keri Hilson, Nelly Furtado, Mark Ronson, Hot Chip, The Prodigy, Daft Punk, Daniel Merriweather, Nina Nesbitt
Website www.themovement.uk.com

Jake Gosling is a Brit Award and MPG nominated producer of the year, multi time platinum selling music producer, songwriter,[1] remixer, manager and publisher best known for his work with artists such as Wiley, Paloma Faith, One Direction and Ed Sheeran in which he produced and co-wrote the 5 times platinum number one album + along with the number 3 hit and platinum selling The A Team both in the UK and the USA, hitting number 10 in the billboard chart. He has been named Music Week's number 1 Top Producer of 2012 [2] after work on the albums + and Fall to Grace . Gosling worked on the platinum selling number 2 album Fall to Grace for Paloma Faith. Gosling runs his own studio (Sticky Studios) in Surrey along with his publishing company “The Movement”.[3] Work on the first multi-platinum selling One Direction album Up All Night with the track "Moments" lead to more work with the band on their 2nd album Take Me Home. He produced single Little Things which debuted at number 1 in the UK Official Singles Chart. Over Again is another song produced on the world-wide hit Take Me Home which has already been number 1 in over 20 countries. Gosling has also done official remixes for Keane, Lady Gaga, Timbaland, Keri Hilson and Far East Movement amongst others under the pseudonym Sketch Iz Dead.[4]

Early career[edit]

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Gosling's musical career started where he performed in numerous bands as a lead vocalist and keys player. This is where Gosling started to learn his trade as a producer and widening his skill set from instruments such as the keyboard and percussion to mastering modern technologies. Gosling runs Sticky Management alongside Adam Coltman, a management company which has the artist at the centre of its ethos with acts such as UK Hip-Hop artist Mikill Pane who is signed to Mercury Records.

Gosling achieved mainstream success with UK rapper Wiley producing album See Clear Now[5] featuring tracks 'Summertime' produced by Gosling and 'Cash In My Pocket' in which he worked on with Mark Ronson. This peaked at number 18 in the UK and grabbed much acclaim for both the careers of Wiley and Gosling. This brought him a lot of respect for his production and helped kickstart his career. He then worked with Southern Fried Records and produced/co-produced/co-wrote some tracks on the Crookers album Tons of Friends.[6] Also, performed vocals alongside Pitbull and Kardinal Offishall on tracks 'Natural Born Hustler' and 'Put Your Hands on Me'.

Gosling's association with Ed Sheeran started early in both of their careers and they formed a formidable writing partnership which started with the 'Loose Change' EP followed by 'Songs I Wrote With Amy' and then No. 5 Collaborations Project[7] which was thought to be the breakthrough EP in Sheeran's career in which resulted in his record deal with Asylum/Atlantic Records. Gosling was influential in both its birth and creation producing all of the tracks which featured rappers Wiley, Devlin, Sway DaSafo, Mikill Pane, JME, Ghetts, P Money, Dot Rotten and Wretch 32. It reached 46 on the Official UK Album Chart which for an independent release with no label backing is a huge achievement.

Gosling also achieved Remix credits with high-profile artists around the world. Artists include US stars such as Lady Gaga on her track Bad Romance and Timbaland & Nelly Furtado on the track Morning After Dark.

"+" (Ed Sheeran album)[edit]

Ed Sheeran

The breakthrough which brought Gosling mainstream success was the debut album "+" by Ed Sheeran. Gosling co-wrote seven tracks on the album, producing the whole of the album with one track produced by No I.D..[8] It debuted at the top of the album charts with first week sales of 102,000 copies coming off the back of singles The A Team and You Need Me, I Don't Need You. The former peaked at number 3 in the UK Singles chart with the latter also achieving success with a peak position of 4. Lego House was also a hit for both Gosling and Ed Sheeran with the writing pair achieving commercial success achieving Platinum status in the UK selling over 600,000 singles and reaching number 5 in the UK Singles Chart and featured Rupert Grint in the video. The single Drunk also featured in the top 10 with it being adapted by Sheeran and Chris Moyles on the parody album "The Difficult Second Album".

By the end of 2011, the album had been certified 3x Platinum indicating sales of over 900,000 copies. By July 2012 the album had been certified 4x platinum indicating sales of over 1,200,000 records sold in the UK. The album also received acclaim globally with it peaking number 3 in the Australian Albums Chart,[9] number 2 in New Zealand [10] and number 5 in the US Billboard 200 [11] which saw Sheeran being the highest charting male solo artist for 6 years. This success has been credited to both the talents of Ed Sheeran and the partnership he has struck up with Gosling which has enhanced the profile of both individuals. The album has achieved an outstanding feat of having 29 gold and platinum awards outside of the UK with countries Australia and Ireland on this list showing the worldwide success of the debut album.

Fall to Grace[edit]

In 2012, Gosling's achieved success with female solo artist Paloma Faith and her Gold selling album Fall to Grace [12] which was released in May 2012 reached number 2 in the UK Albums Chart. Gosling collaborated with long time friend and work colleague Nellee Hooper who is of Massive Attack fame and also produced world-wide stars such as U2 and Madonna.

The album's lead single was Picking Up The Pieces which peaked at number 7 in the UK Singles Chart and was co-produced by Gosling with the follow up single 30 Minute Love Affair also having Gosling's co-production credits. The album has become Faith's highest chart position to date adding another top 3 album to Gosling's collection following + earlier in the year.

Current projects[edit]

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Gosling has many current projects that he is working on with one finished product with Ed Sheeran and Shady Records artist Yelawolf[13] with the collaboration resulting in The Slumdon Bridge EP.[14] This has been highly acclaimed both sides of the Atlantic with it being one of the catalysts for Sheeran's success in the USA. It was released in February 2012 as a free digital download in the UK and made available via iTunes under Warner Music in the USA on April 24, 2012.

Gosling is continuing to work with new up and coming artists including Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt who has recently signed to Universal Music Group. He produced 'The Apple Tree EP' and co-wrote the lead single 'The Apple Tree' receiving support from the likes of Radio 1 and reached #6 on the iTunes download chart before getting signed. Gosling is also recording her debut album which will be released under Universal Music Group.

Gosling is also managing UK artist Mikill Pane (Mercury Records) alongside Adam Coltman under 'Sticky Management' who he is also producing/co-writing on his up and coming debut album 'Blame Miss Barclay' under Sticky Management. Mikill Pane has just been on tour supporting Rizzle Kicks, Ed Sheeran and US Hip-Hop star Mac Miller also performing at esteemed festivals such as Wireless Festival[15] and Wakestock.[16] Jake also worked with Irish group The Original Rudeboys[17] after seeing them perform at the BBC Introducing stage at Reading Festival 201 [18] and teamed up with them to produce and co-write their album 'This Life' which reached number 3 in the Irish Official Music Chart.

Gosling has received credits on other albums, such as One Direction's multi-platinum selling Up All Night with the track "Moments" that Jake produced and was written by Ed Sheeran.[19] This strong working relationship has led to work on their second album Take Me Home with the single Little Things being produced by Jake and co-written by Ed Sheeran and Fiona Bevan. This reached number 1 in the UK Official Singles chart along with the album which also achieved number 1 status in over 15 countries. Gosling also produced "Over Again" which also features on the album Take Me Home. Other artists who Gosling has been involved with include the Australian rapper 360, James Jay Picton and French band Singtank.

Along with the obvious routes music takes you down, Gosling has embarked on several other projects including Nobu Unplugged [20] which is an evening that Gosling organises with John Woolf in which they showcase up and coming artists with the likes of Nina Nesbitt, Ryan Keen, Sam Garrett, Natalie Duncan and Bluey Robinson featuring so far. It is held at the michelin star restaurant Nobu Berkeley St in London on the last Sunday of every month which has achieved critical acclaim among esteemed institutions such as the Sunday Times Culture Magazine and Tatler. Gosling has also ventured into the world of film, co-writing the score for the UK urban film Twenty8k[21] alongside composer Ruth Barrett which is due for release in October 2012.

Discography[edit]

See Jake Gosling discography

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bucksmusicgroup.com/composers/Jake_Gosling.html
  2. ^ http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/sheeran-man-gosling-tops-music-week-producers-chart/051875
  3. ^ http://www.themovement.uk.com/
  4. ^ http://www.myspace.com/themusicproducer
  5. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Wiley-See-Clear-Now/release/3598620
  6. ^ http://www.themovement.uk.com/songwriters/Jake-Gosling
  7. ^ http://edsheeran.com/store/products,no5-collaborations-ep-cd_90.htm
  8. ^ http://www.mediaessentials.co.uk/2011/08/media-essentials-interviews-ed-sheeran/
  9. ^ http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Ed+Sheeran&titel=%2B&cat=a
  10. ^ http://charts.org.nz/showitem.asp?interpret=Ed+Sheeran&titel=%2B&cat=a
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/482882/usher-finds-fourth-no-1-album-on-billboard-200
  12. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/rfcg
  13. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1655811/eminem-signs-slaughterhouse-yelawolf-shady-records.jhtml
  14. ^ http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/ed-sheeran-to-release-the-slumdon-bridge-ep-on-april-24/10037007
  15. ^ http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/ed-sheeran-to-release-the-slumdon-bridge-ep-on-april-24/10037007
  16. ^ http://www.wakestock.co.uk/band-root/2012-lineup/
  17. ^ http://www.theoriginalrudeboys.com/?paged=4
  18. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/festivals/readingandleeds/2011/artists/originalrudeboys/
  19. ^ http://www.urbandevelopment.co.uk/blog-categories/news-events/news-jake-gosling-and-ed-sheeran-create-song-one-direction_2623
  20. ^ http://www.noburestaurants.com/berkeley-st/nobu-unplugged/
  21. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1833885/

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