Morgan Taylor Reid
|Morgan Taylor Reid|
Morgan Taylor Reid Photoshoot in Los Osos, CA, June 2010
|Birth name||Morgan Taylor Reid|
November 1, 1985 |
Santa Rosa, California
|Genres||Pop, alternative, rock, adult contemporary music, indie rock|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, record producer, musician|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, drums, percussion|
|Associated acts||Backstreet Boys, RedOne, 7Lions, The Ready Set, Plug In Stereo, Shane Harper, Max Schneider|
Morgan Taylor Reid (born November 1, 1985) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, recording artist and record producer based in Los Angeles, California. As an artist, Reid's music has been licensed for television including his song "Brighter" that was featured in the Season 7 finale of Grey's Anatomy, his song "Simply Human" featured on House (TV series) (Season 8, Episode 9 FOX) and his song "Where Do I Even Start?" featured in Season 8, Episode 8 of Grey's Anatomy. After being featured on Grey’s Anatomy, "Where Do I Even Start?" reached #74 on the Top 100 Alternative Songs on iTunes.
As a songwriter and record producer, Reid has worked with several artists including the Backstreet Boys, whose song "It's Christmas Time Again" was produced by Reid. In early October 2012, Reid wrote "It's Christmas Time Again" with Backstreet Boys members Nick Carter and Howie Dorough along with songwriter Mika Guillory.
Morgan Taylor Reid, born and raised in Santa Rosa, California, had musical talent from a very early age. When Reid was three years old, he was introduced to his first musical instrument and immediately took to the melodies he heard surrounding him. He has a deep love for the piano, an instrument he began to pursue at the age of four. Over the years he has developed talent with guitar, bass, synth, and mandolin, among many other percussive instruments.
As he grew up, he was exposed to his mother’s love of Top 40 hits as well as his father’s passion for classic rock n’ roll such as The Beatles, Eagles (band) and Elton John. This exposure led him at the mere age of eleven to dabble in a bit of song writing of his own.
As a multitalented singer, songwriter, record producer and musician, Morgan Taylor Reid is constantly involved in several musical endeavors. Primarily based in Los Angeles, California, Reid has written and produced several songs for artists such as Backstreet Boys, Megan Nicole (Bad Boy Records), The Ready Set (Warner Bros. Records), Plug In Stereo (Atlantic Records), Shane Harper (Deep Well Records (Adam Anders) and several indie artists.
In April 2011, Reid began co-producing with internationally renowned record producer RedOne for his then newly signed band 7Lions (2101 Records/Universal Music Group). Reid wrote, produced and developed the debut EP Born 2 Run for the band 7Lions. After its release on June 19, 2012, the Born 2 Run album debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 charts at #15 on the Alternative Chart and #33 on the New Artist Chart.
In addition to producing the Backstreet Boys 2012 Christmas single "It's Christmas Time Again", Morgan Taylor Reid has produced several songs for the eighth Backstreet Boys album set to be released July 30, 2013. On the red carpet of American Music Awards on November 18, 2012, the Backstreet Boys stated that they were more than halfway done with the new album and they're working with "up and coming guys who have a sound that hasn't been heard yet" such as Morgan Taylor Reid and The Fliptones.
Solo Artist Career
Reid's solo album Simply Human reveals the mellow singer/songwriter side of Reid, this heartfelt acoustic style EP has gotten Reid lots of media attention, Reid's song "Stay Where You Are" was used for a Levi's Jeans Campaign, his songs "Brighter" and "Where Do I Even Start?" have been featured on the popular network television show Grey's Anatomy on ABC. After being featured on Grey’s Anatomy, "Where Do I Even Start?" reached #74 on the Top 100 Alternative Songs on iTunes. Reid's song "Simply Human" was featured on the hit show House (tv series) (FOX) on January 23, 2012 and he has plans to release a new solo album in the Summer of 2013.
On November 21, 2012 Reid released a new single, called "Science", which he wrote with CTodd Nielsen and Matt Mugford. The single was released the same day it was featured on Private Practice (TV series) on ABC.
|Backstreet Boys||In A World Like This||K-BAHN||Producer, Co-Writer & All Instruments|
|The Downtown Fiction||"Everyday Is Saturday"||Photo Finish Records||Co-Producer, Co-Writer, All Instruments|
|Grace Mitchell||TBA||Universal Republic Records||Producer, Co-Writer, All Instruments|
|Jessi Malay||Bougie - Single||Co-Producer, Most Instruments|
|Max Schneider||Nothing Without Love - Single||Producer, Co-writer, All Instruments|
|Morgan Taylor Reid||A Minor Heartbeat - EP||Producer, Co-Writer, Vocals, All Instruments|
|Megan Nicole||Summer Forever - Single||Bad Boy Records/Interscope Records||Producer, Co-Writer, All Instruments|
|The Ready Set||"Turn You Up"||Decaydance||Co-Producer, Co-Writer, All Instruments|
|2012||7Lions||Born 2 Run EP||2101 Records||Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Most Instruments|
|Backstreet Boys||It's Christmas Time Again - Single||K-BAHN||Producer, Co-Writer, All Instruments|
|Plug In Stereo||The Patience EP||Atlantic Records||Co-Producer, Co-Writer, All Instruments (tracks 2-4). Co-Producer & All Instruments ("Patience")|
|Porcelain Black||"Sunday Bloody Sunday (cover)"||2101 Records||Producer, All Instruments|
|Morgan Taylor Reid||SCIENCE - Single||Producer, Co-Writer, Vocals, All Instruments|
|Shane Harper||Dancing in the Rain - EP||Deep Well Records (Adam Anders)||Producer, Co-Writer, All Instruments|
|Shane Harper||Shane Harper (Deluxe Version)||Deep Well Records (Adam Anders)||Producer, Co-Writer, All Instruments|
|2011||Morgan Taylor Reid||Brighter EP||Producer, Writer, Vocals, All Instruments|
|South Jordan||keep calm and carry on||Co-Producer (tracks 1-6), Co-Producer, Co-Writer, All Instruments ("Picking Up the Pieces")|
|2010||Morgan Taylor Reid||Simply Human||Producer, Writer, Vocals, All Instruments|
|2009||Bluebox||Thoughts In Motion||Producer, Writer, Vocals, All Instruments|
- "Morgan Taylor Reid - Music Lounge - ABC.com". Abc.go.com. Retrieved 2011-08-01.
- "Nick Carter Twitter Update". October 3, 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2012. "On our way to work to write with Prophet and Morgan. Wish us luck."
- "Music Connection Digital Edition". Musicconnection.com. Retrieved 2011-08-01.
- "ARTIST DIRECT "7Lions Turn Heads Over "L.A. Kings/Born 2 Run" Stanley Cup Theme"". Retrieved 20 June 2012.
- Schneider, Marc (November 19, 2012). "Backstreet Boys Are 'Halfway There' to First Indie Album". Billboard. Retrieved November 20, 2012.