Jon Levine in 2012
|Birth name||Jonathan David Levine|
|Born||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Occupations||Record producer, songwriter, keyboardist|
|Associated acts||The Philosopher Kings, Nelly Furtado, Anjulie, K'Naan|
Jon Levine is a Canadian producer, songwriter, and former keyboardist and songwriter for The Philosopher Kings. He has written and produced songs for artists such as Nelly Furtado, Cher Lloyd, T-Boz, K'Naan, Bono, Selena Gomez, Chris Rene, and Anjulie.
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Jon Levine began playing many instruments at an early age, touring as a drummer with local bands before focusing on piano and songwriting. Jon studied jazz piano at the University of Toronto, where he met some of the musicians that would make up The Philosopher Kings. The band was quickly signed to Sony Music Canada. Along with playing piano in the band, Jon wrote and co-produced most of the material on their certified gold, self-titled debut album, which landed the band a Juno Award for Best New Artist. The album was also picked up by Columbia Records for release in the United States, where “Charms” became a Top 40 hit. The band’s second album, Famous, Rich and Beautiful, was certified platinum.
Branching out to make a solo record and produce and write with other artists, Jon has produced songs for numerous other artists, including Nelly Furtado, K'Naan, Selena Gomez, and Anjulie, among others. He now works in Los Angeles.
|2013||Emblem3||Nothing to Lose||Syco Music||Producer, Writer ("3000 Miles")|
|2012||Juliet Simms||Wild Child||Universal Republic||Producer, Writer|
|Serena Ryder||Harmony||EMI Music Canada||Producer, Writer (various tracks)|
|Little Mix featuring T-Boz||DNA||Syco Music||Producer, Writer ("Red Planet")|
|Cher Lloyd||Sticks & Stones (US edition)||Epic/Syco Music||Producer, Writer ("Behind the Music", "Riot")|
|Chris Rene||I'm Right Here||Epic/Syco Music||Producer, Writer ("Chains")|
|K'Naan featuring Bono||Country, God, or the Girl||A&M/Octone||Producer, Writer ("Bulletproof Pride")|
|2011||Anjulie||Stand Behind the Music||Universal Republic||Producer, Writer|
|2010||Selena Gomez||Disneymania 7||Walt Disney||Producer ("Trust in Me")|
|Fefe Dobson||Joy||Island Records||Producer, Writer ("Didn't See You Coming," "Set Me Free")|
|2009||Anjulie||Anjulie||Hear Music||Producer (various tracks)|
|2008||Kreesha Turner||Passion||EMI/Capitol||Producer, Writer (various tracks)|
|2007||Serena Ryder||A Canadian Christmas, Vol 4||Universal Distribution||Producer, Writer ("Calling to Say")|
|2000||Nelly Furtado||Whoa, Nelly!||Dreamworks||Producer, Writer ("Well, Well")|
Levine's solo work can be heard on his debut album Ground Tied, which was released in November of 2009 and which is available through a number of online outlets, including iTunes.
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- "Chris Rene, I'm Right Here credits". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
- Bliss, Karen. "K'Naan: From the Political to the (Somewhat) Personal". SOCAN. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
- "Disneymania 7". ArtistDirect. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
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- "A Canadian Christmas 4". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
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