M. Maurice Hawkesworth

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M. Maurice Hawkesworth
Birth name Michael Maurice Hawkesworth
Born (1960-02-23) February 23, 1960 (age 54)
South Bend, Indiana, United States
Occupation(s) Producer, songwriter, A&R
Years active 1988–present
Labels Mega Records, Iwave Records, Danish Records

M. Maurice Hawkesworth (born February 23, 1960, South Bend, Indiana, United States) is an American producer, multimedia artist, songwriter and former A&R manager for the Danish record label Mega Records.

Early career[edit]

Hawkesworth moved to Europe in the mid-1980s. As an artist he exhibited his paintings at Den Fri's kunstnersefterårsudstillingen (Artist Censored Fall Exhibit) in 1988, 1989 and 1990. He produced several successful posters, one of which is featured in the Hoover Institution.[1]

Mega Records[edit]

In August 1992, Hawkesworth co-ordinated the production of Ace of Base's debut album, Happy Nation (US version The Sign), together with John Ballard at Tuff Studio in Gothenburg, Sweden. The same month, he co-ordinated artist Leila K's, debut album with Denniz Pop which was launched with the single "Open Sesame". It was a Top 10 in seven countries. Hawkesworth also designed the cover and artwork for "Open Sesame", which featured his painting and photography.

Hawkesworth's A&R credits include discovering and signing Herbie Crichlow. Hawkesworth initiated the re-write of the Crichlow song, "Clap Your", which became the English boy band 5ive's debut hit, "Slam Dunk The Funk", which debuted at number 10 in the UK Singles Chart.

Other signings by Hawkesworth included the Norwegian Stella Getz, written and produced in part by Mikkel Eriksen, who would later become half of the production duo Stargate. Also signed was Solveig Sandnes, whose hit single "Marie" topped the sales charts in Japan. Hawkesworth co-wrote the song and coordinated the A&R bringing on board Tore Johansson, to produce the Solveig album, Analog.

As video commissioner, Hawkesworth helped place over 20 videos on pan European MTV, such as Ace of Base ("All That She Wants", "The Sign", "Lucky Love", "Don't Turn Around", "Life is a Flower"), Leila K ("Open Sesame", "Ca Plane pour Moi", "Slow Motion"), and Stella Getz ("Friends") amongst others.

1999 to present[edit]

After leaving Mega Records, Hawkesworth formed the independent record label, Invisible Wave Records (aka Iwave Records). Among the most notable signings on Iwave Records were A Kid Hereafter, Windermere, Said the Shark and Some Allpass. During his projects at Iwave Records, Hawkesworth worked with Finnish musician and producer Jori Sjöroos, writing lyrics for Fu-Tourist and Magenta Skycode, releasing IIIII (known as Five Bars) and the EMMA (Finnish Grammy) award winning album, Relief.

Hawkesworth also composed the soundtrack to All About Anna, produced by Innocent Pictures in association with Zentropa. The soundtrack received an AVN nomination for best soundtrack of the year in 2007.

Songwriting credits[edit]

Leila K: Manic Panic – Album – A&R by Maurice Hawkesworth co-producer following tracks

  • Cue Club – co-written w/Leila K/Agami/Klewe/Pedersen
  • Its 2 Die For – co-written w/Leila K/Agami/Klewe/Pedersen
  • I’m Coming To You – co-written w/Leila K/Klewe/Pedersen

Solveig Sandnes: Analog – Album – A&R by Maurice Hawkesworth – Produced/Arranged by Tore Johansson

  • Detective – co-written w/Solveig Sandnes
  • What About My Life – co-written w/Solveig Sandnes
  • You Can Look Around – co-written w/Solveig Sandnes
  • Living Out Of Your Pocket – co-written w/Solveig Sandnes
  • Time Machine – co-written w/Solveig Sandnes
  • Marie(Marie,Marie) – co-written w/Solveig Sandnes
  • Someone To Use – co-written w/Solveig Sandnes/Carsten Kragenlund
  • Houdini – co-written w/Solveig Sandnes/Tore Johansson
  • She Knows What She Wants – co-written w/Solveig Sandnes
  • On A Day Like Today – co-written w/Solveig Sandnes
  • My Man – co-written w/Solveig Sandnes
  • Daylight Dream – co-written w/Solveig Sandnes/Haxholm

Soma Allpass: Lucky Angel – Album – produced by Maurice Hawkesworth

  • Lucky Angel
  • Soft As A Rock – co-written w/Soma Allpass
  • Balance – co-written w/Soma Allpass
  • Well, Well, Well
  • AOK
  • Green
  • Open Up – co-written w/Soma Allpass
  • It’s That Simple – co-written w/Soma Allpass

Soma Allpass: Sway – Album

  • All I Am – co-written w/Soma Allpass
  • Butterfly – co-written w/Soma Allpass
  • Spring – co-written w/Soma Allpass
  • It’s All Good – co-written w/Soma Allpass
  • Performer – co-written w/Soma Allpass

A Kid Hereafter: Rich Freedom Flavour – Album-A&R and Vocals produced by Maurice Hawkesworth

  • Hollywood Conspiracy – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Secret Service – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Never Too Late – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Superficial Star – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Seven Days Later – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Hip Girls – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Play Drums – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Reggae Dreamgirl – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • I Love You More Than Anything – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Nasty Thoughts – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Military Waiver – co-written w/Frederik Thaae

A Kid Hereafter: Yo – Album-A&R by Maurice Hawkesworth

  • Yo – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Girly Pie – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Don Wannabe – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Zero Is My Favorite Number – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • The Circuits Of Your Mind – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Paris- co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Defenders Of The Faith – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Men On Emotional Oceans – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • We Are Western – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Compressed And Compiled – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Viagra Wars – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Teenage God – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Particles Of Joy And Music – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Hey I Really Like Your Band – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Homemade Drum Machine – co-written w/Frederik Thaae

A Kid Hereafter: In The Grinding Light

  • Mutha Model – co-written w/Frederik Thaae/Hans Moller
  • Q&A – co-written w/Frederik Thaae/Hans Moller/Manoj Ramdas
  • Hitbot – co-written w/Frederik Thaae/Manoj Ramdas
  • Baby You’re a cloud – co-written w/Frederik Thaae/Hans Moller/Anders Rasmussen
  • Shut Up Shut UP Shut Up – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Footguts – co-written w/Frederik Thaae / Manoj Ramdas
  • Slaves to the Truth – co-written w/ Anders Rasmussen
  • The Light Itself Is Alive – co-written w/Anders Rasmussen
  • The Samurai – co-written w/Frederik Thaae/Hans Moller/Anders Rasmussen/ Manoj Ramdas
  • Mad Arms – co-written w/Frederik Thaae/Hans Moller/ Manoj Ramdas
  • Good Good Bad Friend – co-written w/Frederik Thaae/Hans Moller
  • Sunblox – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Wave Of Money Fish – co-written w/Frederik Thaae/ Manoj Ramdas
  • Sunloop – co-written w/Frederik Thaae/Anders Rasmussen
  • Be Kind To Greater Men – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Yes I – co-written w/Frederik Thaae
  • Happy Slappy – co-written w/Frederik Thaae/Anders Rasmussen

Magenta Skycode: IIIII – album

  • Hands Burn – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • People – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • Compassion – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • Open Air – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • Pleasure Of Love – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • I know You’re sleeping With Your Dolls – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • Go Outside Again – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • Luvher Oh Hater – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • Red Eyes – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • This Empty Crow – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos

Magenta Skycode: Relief – album

  • The Simple Pleasures – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • Kipling – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • Night Falls On The Rifle – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • Sometimes – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • Trains Are Leaving The Yard – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • The Old World – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • Escaping Outdoors – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • Montag – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • We're Going To Climb – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos

Fu-Tourist: The Universe Is For Us

  • You Come Alive – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • Remedy – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • Out Of Your Head – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos
  • Getting To Know You – co-written w/Jori Sjöroos

PMMP: Kovemmat kädet – kumipainos – Album

  • Kumivirsi- co-written w/Jori Sjöroos/Paula Vesala/Mira Luoti

Windermere: The World Is Here-album produced by Kim Oxlund and Maurice Hawkesworth

  • Somehow – co-written w/Kim Oxlund/T homas Hansen/Jacob Skjoldborg/Hans Kjelstrup
  • Trailer Park – co-written w/Kim Oxlund/T homas Hansen/Jacob Skjoldborg/Hans Kjelstrup
  • Unspoken – co-written w/Kim Oxlund/T homas Hansen/Jacob Skjoldborg/Hans Kjelstrup

Maria Køhnke: Collector – album

  • Building a Bridge (arranged by Kohnke, Bech)
  • Cardboard Heart – co-written w/Maria Kohnke
  • One Plus One Is Zero – co-written w/Maria Kohnke
  • Silent Soldier – co-written w/Maria Kohnke

Marvellous: Just In Time – Album produced by Taz and Maurice Hawkesworth

  • Rescue me- co-written w/Thomas Skydsgaard
  • Don’t Stop co-written w/Thomas Skydsgaard/Mette Arhoj
  • Outlaw co-written w/Thomas Skydsgaard/Mette Arhoj
  • No Matter co-written w/Thomas Skydsgaard/Mette Arhoj/Martin Wolff
  • The Way Things Are co-written w/Thomas Skydsgaard/Michael Houberg
  • Just in Time co-written w/Thomas Skydsgaard/Mette Arhoj
  • What’s the Difference co-written w/Thomas Skydsgaard
  • Kill The Radio co-written w/Thomas Skydsgaard/Mette Arhoj

All About Anna – Feature Film – score and songs produced by Maurice Hawkesworth

  • Birds of a Feather (All the Way)
  • All About Anna

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West European Collection | Hoover Institution". Hoover.org. 2007-05-29. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 

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