Matt Squire

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Matt Squire
Born (1976-05-07) May 7, 1976 (age 38)
Origin Washington, D.C.
Genres Pop, punk, power pop, alternative rock, indie rock
Occupation(s) Record producer
Years active 2002–present

Matt Squire is an American multi-platinum music producer and writer. He has produced, engineered, or written tracks for, SHINee, Big Time Rush, Kesha, Demi Lovato, One Direction, Ariana Grande, Good Charlotte, Selena Gomez, All Time Low, Panic! at the Disco, 3OH!3, New Boyz, Taking Back Sunday, HIM, The Used, Boys Like Girls, The Cab, Northstar, and Youngblood Hawke.

Early years and personal life[edit]

Matt Squire was born in Washington, D.C. on May 7, 1976 to John Squire and Lynn Zwerin. He was drawn to music at an early age. He got his first guitar at age 8 and he taught himself how to play drums at age 10. Squire attended high school at Georgetown Day School and graduated in 1994. He went on to attend Boston University and graduated in 1999.

Prior to producing, Squire was in numerous bands. He was in Ashes, Miltown, The Dubnicks, Long Distance Runner and The Rise Park. After The Rise Park folded, Squire recorded some demos for The Explosion. Soon after that, he went on to work with producer Paul Q. Kolderie. Squire and Kolderie banded together and reopened Fort Apache Studio in Boston under the name Camp Street Studio. In late 2004, Squire moved to the Washington, D.C. area to open up SOMD studio in College Park, Maryland. After moving back to the Washington area, Squire was re-introduced to Alexandra (Ali) Mackler. Squire and Mackler went to the same high school and university. Prior to his May 2007 marriage, Squire moved into a new home down the road from College Park and reopened SOMD studio in his home. After years of success in Maryland, Squire moved to Los Angeles. Currently, Squire maintains SOMD studio in Maryland and also works out of Los Angeles.

Musical style[edit]

Matt Squire is known for producing and writing pop and rock music. He has a knack for discovering underground artists and helping them refine their sound. Squire works very closely with his artists. He is known as a hands-on producer who often makes lyrical and musical suggestions. He also co-writes with artists and writers.

In addition, he worked on season one and two of the American version of The X Factor.

Selected discography[edit]

Year recorded Artist Title Label Role
2003 Orange Island Orange Island Triple Crown Records Producer
2003 The Explosion Sick of Modern Art Tarantulas Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2004 Stars Hide Fire The Shortcut to Loss I-Surrender Records Mixer
2004 On Fire This Time It Is Forever Magic Bullet Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2004 The Killing Gift Who Watches the Watchmen? Immigrant Sun Producer, Engineer
2004 The Receiving End of Sirens The Receiving End of Sirens EP self-released Producer, Co-Engineer
2004 These Enzymes Henry Doghouse Records Producer
2004 Northstar Pollyanna Triple Crown Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2004 The Static Age Neon Nights Electric Lives Tarantulas Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2005 Del Cielo Us Vs. Them Lovitt Records Producer, Engineer
2005 Bleeder Resistor Sixteen Basement Records Engineer, Mixer
2005 Eyes Like Knives Slow Distractions Dopamine Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2005 Renee Heartfelt Death of the Ghost Textbook Music Producer
2005 A Fall Farewell Where Us Trouble Befalls and the Secrecy Enthralls Rise Records Producer, Engineer
2005 The Receiving End of Sirens Between the Heart and the Synapse Triple Crown Records Producer
2005 My American Heart The Meaning in Makeup Warcon Records Mixer
2005 Various Artists Punk Goes 80's Fearless Records Engineer, Mixer
2005 Lux Courageous Reasons That Keep the Ground Near Triple Crown Records Producer, Engineer
2005 The Junior Varsity Wide Eyed Victory Records Engineer
2005 Time And Distance The Way It Should Be I-Surrender Records Producer
2005 Driving East A Black Eye or a Broken Heart The Militia Group Producer, Mixer
2005 Panic! at the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out Decaydance Records/Fueled by Ramen Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2006 The Burning Paris Half-Truths and Indiscretions: The Anthology Magic Bullet Records Engineer, Mixer
2006 Nitro Tokyo Hell Yeah Magic Bullet Records Guitar, Engineer, Mixer
2006 Downtown Singapore Don't Let Your Guard Down DCide Records Producer
2006 So They Say Antidote for Irony Fearless Records Producer, Engineer
2006 Hit The Lights This Is a Stick Up... Don't Make It a Murder Triple Crown Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2006 Cute Is What We Aim For The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch Fueled by Ramen Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2006 Monty Are I Wall of People Stolen Transmission Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2006 Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls Columbia Records/Red Ink Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2007 Permanent Me After the Room Clears Stolen Transmission Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2007 Various Artists Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Music from the Motion Picture Atlantic Records/WEA Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2007 Daphne Loves Derby Good Night, Witness Light Outlook Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2007 A Thorn for Every Heart It's Hard to Move You Kickball Records Producer
2007 Signal the Escape These Scars Are Just the Beginning EP Double Blind Music Mixer, Co-Producer
2007 Skindred Roots Rock Riot Lava Records Producer
2007 The Receiving End of Sirens The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi Triple Crown Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2007 All Time Low So Wrong, It's Right Hopeless Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Writer
2007 Automatic Loveletter Recover EP Epic Records Producer, Mixer
2008 People In Planes Beyond The Horizon Wind-Up Records Producer, Engineer
2008 The Cab Whisper War Decaydance Records/Fueled by Ramen Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2008 Forever The Sickest Kids Underdog Alma Mater Universal Records Producer, Engineer
2008 The Maine (band) Can't Stop, Won't Stop Fearless Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2008 Signal the Escape All That You Deserve Double Blind Music Mixer, Co-Producer
2008 3OH!3 Want Photo Finish Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2008 Katy Perry I Kissed a Girl - Rock Mix Capitol Records Co-Producer (with Dr. Luke)
2008 The Morning Light Brand New Friends (Song) Fearless Records Producer
2008 This Providence The Bright Lights EP Fueled By Ramen Producer, Mixer
2008 This Providence Who Are You Now LP Fueled By Ramen Producer, Mixer
2008 Push Play Found (Select tracks) Wind-Up Records Producer, Engineer
2008 Monty Are I Break Through The Silence Island Def Jam Producer
2009 All Time Low Nothing Personal (Select Tracks) Hopeless Records Producer, Engineer, Writer
2009 Taking Back Sunday New Again (Select Tracks) Warner Bros. Records Producer, Engineer
2009 The Used Artwork Reprise Producer, Engineer
2009 A Rocket To The Moon On Your Side Fueled By Ramen Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2009 Breathe Carolina Hello Fascination (Select Tracks) Fearless Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
2009 Saosin In Search of Solid Ground (Select Tracks) Capitol Records Writer
2009 Emily Osment All The Right Wrongs Wind-Up Records Producer
2009 Meg & Dia Black Wedding Doghouse Records Writer
2009 3OH!3 featuring Katy Perry Starstrukk Photo Finish/Atlantic Records Producer, Engineer
2009 Forever The Sickest Kids The Weekend: Friday Universal Records/Motown Records Producer
2009 HIM Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, Chapters 1–13 Warner Bros. Records/Sire Records Producer
2009 Good Charlotte Cardiology (Select Tracks) Capitol Writer
2010 3OH!3 Streets of Gold Photo Finish/Atlantic Records Producer, Engineer, & Writer
2010 Brian McFadden Sign of the Times Universal Music Producer
2010 All Time Low Dirty Work Interscope Producer & Writer
2010 Selena Gomez Sick Of You Hollywood Records Producer & Writer
2010 David Archuleta The Other Side of Down (Select Tracks) Jive Producer & Writer
2010 Burnham TBA Island/Def Jam Producer & Writer
2010 New Boyz Break My Bank featuring Iyaz Asylum Producer & Writer
2010 These Kids Wear Crowns Jumpstart Capitol Records/EMI Music Canada Producer & Writer
2010 Simple Plan Get Your Heart On (Select Tracks) Atlantic Records Writer
2011 Sum 41 Screaming Bloody Murder - Baby, You Don't Wanna Know Island Records Writer
2011 David Cook (Don't You) Forget About Me RCA/19 Recordings Producer
2011 Matthew Morrison Matthew Morrison - (Select Tracks) Mercury Records Producer & Writer
2011 Greyson Chance Heart Like Stone eleveneleven Producer
2011 Big Time Rush "Paralyzed" from Elevate Columbia Records/Sony Music Writer
2011 One Direction Up All Night and Na Na Na Syco Producer & Writer
2011 Ariana Grande "Put Your Hearts Up" Universal Republic Producer & Writer
2012 Big Time Rush Windows Down Columbia Records/Sony Music Producer & Writer
2012 78violet Walk Alone Tonight Half Heart Music Writer
2012 Youngblood Hawke We Come Running Universal Republic Producer & Writer
2012 Kesha Dirty Love RCA Records Co Producer & Co-writer
2013 Demi Lovato Without The Love Hollywood Records Producer & Co-writer
2013 Ariana Grande Yours Truly (Select Tracks) Republic Records Co-producer & Co-writer
2013 Ivy Levan Introducing the Dame EP Cherry Tree Records/Interscope Records Executive Producer as part of Blood Money Inc
2013 Youngblood Hawke Wake Up - (Select Tracks) Universal Republic Producer & Writer


Band Album/single RIAA certification
Panic! At The Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out - Album Double Platinum
Panic! At The Disco I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Single Double Platinum
Ariana Grande The Way (Ariana Grande song) - Single Double Platinum
Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls - Album Gold
Boys Like Girls The Great Escape - Single Platinum
Boys Like Girls Hero/Heroine - Single Gold
Boys Like Girls Thunder - Single Gold
3OH!3 Don't Trust Me - Single Triple Platinum
3OH!3 Starstrukk (feat. Katy Perry) - Single Platinum
3OH!3 WANT - Album Gold
Selena Gomez & The Scene A Year Without Rain - Album Gold
All Time Low Dear Maria, Count Me In - Single Gold


  • Nominated for Boston Music Award 2007

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