Jake Gosling

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Jake Gosling
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, Christina Perri, 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 multi platinum selling music producer, [1] songwriter, remixer, manager and publisher best known for his work with artists such as Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Christina Perri, Paloma Faith and Wiley. He was named Music Week magazine's Producer of 2012 [2]after work on Ed Sheeran's album '+', Paloma Faith's 'Fall to Grace' and One Direction's 'Up All Night'. 2012 also saw Gosling nominated as Producer Of The Year by both the Brit Awards and Music Producers Guild. [3] Gosling is also a respected remixer under the pseudonym Sketch Iz Dead,[4] has remixed for the likes of Lady Gaga, Timbaland & Nelly Furtado, Keane, Keri Hilson and Far East Movement amongst others. Gosling runs his own studio (Sticky Studios) in Surrey[5]along with his publishing company 'The Movement'.[6]

Early career[edit]


Gosling started his music career performing as a lead vocalist and keys player in numerous bands, often engineering and producing the band's music, it was here he began to learn music production and modern recording techniques. After working in numerous jobs within the music industry Gosling started his own recording studio; Sticky Studios, in Surrey, UK.[7]Gosling's first mainstream success came in 2008 with the album 'See Clear Now' by UK rapper Wiley, which reached number 18 in the UK charts.[8] The album featured tracks 'summertime', produced by Gosling and 'Cash In My Pocket' which he worked on with Mark Ronson.[9]Gosling then worked with Southern Fried Records and produced/co-wrote tracks on the Crookers album 'Tons of Friends'.[10]He also performed vocals alongside Pitbull and Kardinal Offishall on tracks 'Natural Born Hustler' and 'Put Your Hands On Me'.

Ed Sheeran[edit]

Ed Sheeran

Gosling started working with a young Ed Sheeran several years before Sheeran's mainstream success, they have gone on to form a successful partnership in both writing and as a producer/artist team. 2010 saw Gosling and Sheeran collaborate on the 'Loose Change' and 'Songs I Wrote With Amy' EP's. However it was the 'No.5 Collaborations Project', released soon after Sheeran signed his record deal with Asylum/Atlantic Records that was thought to be the breakthrough EP in Sheeran's career. The EP reached number 46 on the Official UK Album Chart.[11]Gosling was influential in both the birth and creation of this EP, producing all of the tracks featuring rappers Wiley, Devlin, Sway DaSafo, Mikill Pane, JME, Ghetts, P Money, Dot Rotten and Wretch 32.[12]2011 saw the release of Sheeran's debut album '+', Gosling co-wrote seven tracks on the album and produced all but one. '+' debuted at number 1 in the UK album charts with first week sales of 102,000 copies,[13]first single 'The A Team' was grammy nominated and peaked at number 3 in the Official UK charts, [14] follow up single 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' peaked at number 4.[15]Third Single 'Lego House' (Co-written by Sheeran, Gosling and Leonard) achieved 5 times platinum status in the UK,[16]selling over 600,000 copies and reaching number 5 in the UK singles chart.[17]The music video featured Harry Potter start Rupert Grint. Fourth single 'Drunk' also featured in the top 10[18]and was adapted by Sheeran and Chris Moyles on the parody album 'The Difficult Second Album'.[19]By March 2014 '+' had been certified 6 times platinum indicating sales of over 1,800,000 records sold in the UK,[20]as well as selling over 1,000,000 copies of single 'The A Team'. '+' received commercial and critical acclaim globally with it peaking number 1 in the Australian album chart, number 1 in New Zealand and number 5 in the US Billboard 200,[21]Sheeran became the highest charting UK male solo artist for 6 years in the US charts. The album has been certified 29 gold and platinum awards outside of the UK. Gosling produced Ed Sheeran and Shady Records artist Yelawolf collaboration 'The Slumdon Bridge' EP.[22]This EP has been highly acclaimed both sides of the Atlantic, being one of the catalyst's 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 in April 2012.[23]Gosling also worked alongside Rick Rubin and Pharell on Sheeran's second album 'X' which was released in June 2014 and spent 8 weeks at number 1 in the UK,[24]in its first week it charted at number 1 in 12 countries and has already been certified platinum.[25]

One Direction[edit]

Gosling worked on One Direction's 2011 multi-platinum selling, debut album 'Up All Night'. He produced the track 'Moments', Written by Ed Sheeran. [26] The album was an international success, topping the charts in 16 countries. The album debuted at number 2 on the UK album chart and became the UK's fastest selling debut album of 2011.[27]'Up All Night' went straight to number 1 on the United States Billboard 200,[28]selling 176,000 copies in its first week, making One Direction the first British group in US chart history to achieve this feat with their debut album.[29]Gosling was invited to work on the band's follow up album in 2012, titled 'Take Me Home'. Second single from the album 'Little Things', produced by Gosling and co-written by Ed Sheeran and Fiona Bevan, debuted at number 1 in the UK Official Singles Chart.[30]Gosling also produced album track 'Over Again'. 'Take Me Home' has been number 1 in over 20 countries and is certified as 3x times platinum in the UK,[31]with 'Little Things' being certified as platinum in the US. Gosling also worked alongside Ryan Tedder on the track 'Right Now', which appears on One Direction’s third studio album 'Midnight Memories', which was the best selling artist album of 2013 with sales in excess of 685,000 for the year. 'Midnight Memories' is also certified as 2 times platinum in the UK and platinum in the USA. One Direction's fourth studio album, titled 'Four' due for release later in 2014 also contains Gosling's work.[32]

Paloma Faith[edit]

In 2012, Gosling worked with female solo artist Paloma Faith on her UK double platinum selling album 'Fall to Grace', which peaked at number 2 in the UK Albums Chart in May of 2012.[33]Gosling collaborated with long time friend and work colleague Nellee Hooper, of Massive Attack fame, who has also produced world-wide stars such as U2 and Madonna. The album's lead single 'Picking Up The Pieces' peaked at number 7 in the UK Singles Chart and was co-produced by Gosling.[34]The follow up single '30 Minute Love Affair' was also co-produced by Gosling. The album became Faith's highest UK chart position to date.

Christina Perri[edit]

Gosling produced 9 of the 13 tracks on Christina Perri's second studio album 'Head or Heart', released in March 2014 on Atlantic Records.[35]The album reached number 4 on the US Billboard 200 and number 8 on the official UK album charts. Lead single from the album, 'Human', peaked at number 14 in the UK[36]and number 31 in the USA where it was certified as gold.[37]

Other Projects[edit]

Gosling has worked with Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt. He produced Nina's 2012 'The Apple Tree EP' and co-wrote the lead single 'The Apple Tree'. The single received support from the likes of Radio 1 and reached number 6 on the iTunes download chart which contributed to Nesbitt signing with Island Records.[38] Gosling produced Nesbitt's debut album which was released in February 2014 and peaked at number 11 in the UK Album Chart[39]and number 1 in Nesbitt's native Scottish album chart. Gosling has also co-produced Mikill Pane whose debut album 'Blame Miss Barclay' was released in 2013 following the 'Lucky Strike EP'. The album peaked at number 62 on the UK Albums Chart.[40]Mikill Pane has toured with the likes of Rizzle Kicks, Ed Sheeran and US Hip-Hop star Mac Miller and also performed at festivals such as Wireless Festival and Wakestock. Gosling worked with Irish group The Original Rudeboys after seeing them perform at the BBC Introducing stage at Reading Festival. [41] He teamed up with them to produce and co-write their 2012 album 'This Life' which reached number 3 in the Irish Official Music Chart and has been certified as platinum. Gosling has also worked on the ORBs 2nd album which was released in March 2014. Gosling has also ventured into the world of film, co-writing the score for the UK urban film Twenty8k alongside composer Ruth Barrett which was released in October 2012.[42]Gosling was asked to produce a cover of the Beatles 'Come Together' with a selection of the UK's top new artists, which included: Nina Nesbitt, Will Heard, Lewis Watson, Kimberly Anne, Chasing Grace, Olivia Sebastianelli and Colour The Atlas for the UK charity NCS. The single was released as a free download and accompanied a live event that took place in March at the Brixton Academy.[43] In addition to songwriting and production Gosling has embarked on several other ventures including Nobu Unplugged, an evening he organises with John Woolf to showcase up and coming artists.[44]It is held at the michelin star restaurant Nobu Berkeley St in London on the last Sunday of every month and has featured the likes of Ed Sheeran, Nina Nesbitt, Laura Mvula, Jamie N Commons, Tori Kelly, Angel, Jacob Banks and Rixton amongst others. The night has received critical acclaim from the likes of The Sunday Times Culture Magazine and Tatler Magazine. 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, and up and coming singer/songwriter Matt Woods. Jake also runs a joint venture publishing company with Bucks/BDi publishing called The Movement London Ltd.[45]Gosling has also more recently worked on the debut album for American artist Taylor Berrett, who is signed to Warner Bros Records in the US. Gosling remains extremely busy as both a producer and songwriter.

Artist Album UK Chart Position Tracks Produced
Ed Sheeran + 1 The A Team
Wake Me Up
Small Bump
The City
Lego House
You Need Me, I Don't Need You
Give Me Love
Autumn Leaves
Little Bird
Gold Rush
Ed Sheeran X 1 One
Im a Mess
The Man
Thinking Out Loud
Even My Dad Does Sometimes
One Direction Up All Night 2 Moments
One Direction Take Me Home 1 Little Things
Over Again
One Direction Midnight Memories 1 Right Now
Paloma Faith Fall to Grace 2 Picking Up The Pieces
30 Minute Love Affair
Black and Blue
Just Be
Let Me Down Easy
Blood Sweat and Tears
When Your Gone
Streets of Glory
Christina Perri Head or Heart 8 Trust
Be My Forever
One Night
Sea of Lovers
Lonely Child
Shot Me In The Heart
I Believe
Nina Nesbitt Peroxide 11 Peroxide
Stay Out
Two Worlds Away
He's The One I'm Bringing Back
18 Candles
Tough Luck
The Outcome
We'll Be Back For More
Some You Win
The Apple Tree
The People
Birdy Fire Within 8 Home
Wiley See Clear Now 18 I Need To Be
Can't Stop Thinking
The Original Rude Boys This Life 3 (Irish album chart) Stars In My Eyes
Travelling Man
Sunny Days
Me and My Mind
Live Your Life
Bringing Me Down
Blue Eyes
In To Deep
Written Songs
Feel The Same
Dublin Days
The Original Rude Boys All We Are 2 (Irish album chart) Never Gunna Walk Away
Never Alone
Can't Let Go
What If
Ever Wonder
Gone Are The Days
Stay Strong
Mikill Pane Blame Miss Barclay
Crookers Tons of Friends
Lupe Fiasco ft. Ed Sheeran Tetsuo & Youth Old School Love
Angel Haze Dirty Gold 196 Planes Fly
Emily Osment Fight or Flight Love Sick
Jenna Andrews Kiss and Run Unhappy Ending
Giggs When Will It Stop 21 Play It Loud
NCS All Stars Promotional Single Free Download Come together
Gabriella Ellis What Do You Want From Me


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