Twice as Nice

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Twice As Nice
Origin Melbourne, Australia
Genres Indie, pop, dance, hip hop, electronic
Occupation(s) Production, songwriting
Years active 2005-present
Labels EMI Music Publishing
Associated acts Tiesto, DJ Mustard, DJ Snake, 50 Cent, Matthew Koma, Kat Graham, Nelly, Young Sid, Clinton Sparks, Savage, Black Cards, Super Junior-M
Members Nick Audino
Lewis Hughes

Founded in 2011 Twice As Nice Productions LLC is an entertainment company founded by Australian's Nick Audino & Lewis Hughes. In late 2014 the company progressed from a production duo/company to a full service entertainment company working with partnerships in artist management, development, A&R consultancy & creative direction.

Production History[edit]

Twice As Nice started off as an Australian record producing/remixing and song-writing duo consisting of Nick Audino & Lewis Hughes. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia; the team are currently located in Los Angeles. In June 2011, Twice as Nice signed a publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing U.S.A - The first ever Australian born production/songwriting duo to sign directly to EMI U.S.A. In late 2014 Twice as Nice became a full service entertainment company who currently manage multiple acts, facilitate creative direction & A&R for multiple artists/projects.

2014 saw "Twice as Nice" creatively orchestrated multiple successful records both in the U.S. and Internationally from Tiesto's most successful single (1 Million Sales World Wide) to date "Wasted" featuring Matthew Koma to co A&R'ing/producing Italy's most successful rap artist Fedez sophomore album Pop-Hoolista (Platinum album + multiple Gold & Platinum singles).

"Wasted" was premiered during Tiesto's set at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2014. "Wasted" is Tiesto's second official single from his debut album on Universal Republic released June 2014. "Wasted" made its debut at #3 on the UK top 40 Charts and reached #49 on the Billboard Hot 100 & #5 On the Billboard Dance charts. The song is achieved Gold status in the USA (500,000 copies) and Silver in the UK (200,000 copies). "Wasted' also achieved top 20 success in countries such as Sweden, Scotland, Netherlands, Ireland, Norway & more. Select collaboration list Nelly,Trey Songz, Pete Wentz, 50 Cent, T-Pain,Ty$,Sage The Gemini,Kat Graham,Guy Sebastian,Snoop Dogg,2 Chainz & more.

Remixes[edit]

In 2013 Twice as Nice began remixing various acts. Their first official remix release was with Brooklyn based act Little Daylight for their song "Overdose" which peaked at #7 on Hype Machine. They followed that with remixes for Ghost Loft, Generationals & UK Band Coasts Then "Gold" for LA band Sir Sly which peaked at #2 on Hypemachine and more recently "Afraid" by The Neighbourhood which also reached #2 on The Hype Machine popular Charts. Other official remixes include Lana Del Rey - Young And Beautiful, The Rubens - My Gun, Robin Thick - "4 The Rest Of My Life" (which was the bonus track on the Target Deluxe Edition), Hedley - "Wild Life", Cub Sport & Chain Gang Of 1974 - "Godless Girl", Flosstradamus, and Ryn Weaver.

International[edit]

Twice As Nice achieved notable success early in neighboring country New Zealand. - The first single that they produced "Ordinary Life" by artists Smashproof achieved Gold Status in New Zealand (7,500+) and peaked at #6 on the RAINZ singles charts.[1] Consequently, Spashproof's debut album The Weekend peaked at #3 on the RAINZ album charts and achieved Platinum sales (15,000+).[2]

January 2013 Saw the first K-Pop release for Twice as Nice. They produced the single & title track "Break Down" for Super Junior-M's second album, Break Down which made its debut at #1 on the Billboard World Album charts in late January.

Other notable NZ releases include "This Is Love" by Dawn Raid artist Monsta featuring J-Boog which was certified Gold Status in New Zealand and reached #22 RAINZ singles charts.[3] Similarly, Twice as Nice had success with the song "Music (Makes the World Go Round)" by fellow Dawn Raid artist Frisko featuring Aaradhna which reached #15 on the RAINZ singles charts.[4] Subsequently, Twice as Nice went on to produce 9 of the 17 tracks on Young Sid's sophomore album What Doesn't Kill Me which peaked at #11 on the RAINZ album charts[5] & all 11 tracks from the album Evolution from the Deceptikonz (#26 RAINZ album charts).[6] Twice As Nice also Produced 8 of 11 tracks the Album "Miracles & Mayhem" for Savage One of NZ's most successful artists. Recent New Zealand releases include "Paint Fade" from Smashproof which debuted @ #6 on the RAINZ Charts and Aaradhna's "You Don't Love Me Anymore".

Film Score[edit]

In 2011, Twice as Nice began composing their first film score for the documentary Fighting Fear (follow up to the highest grossing documentary in Australian history Bra Boys).[7] Released in cinemas 11 November 2011 - "Fighting Fear is an inspirational, action-packed docu-drama telling the extraordinary, yet true story of two best friends and their real-life struggles as they chase their dreams of becoming professional sportsmen."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RIANZ Music Chart 24 August 2009". RIANZ. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Smashproof - Top 40 Albums". Smashproof - Top 40 Albums. http://www.muzic.net.nz. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "This Is Love - Monsta feat. J Boog - Top 40 Singles". This Is Love - Monsta feat. J Boog - Top 40 Singles. http://www.muzic.net.nz. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Music (Makes the World Go Round)". Music (Makes the World Go Round). http://top40-charts.com. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "What Doesn't Kill Me - Young Sid - Top 40 Albums". What Doesn't Kill Me - Young Sid - Top 40 Albums. http://www.muzic.net.nz. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Deceptikonz - "evolution: Past, Present, Beyond"". Deceptikonz - "evolution: Past, Present, Beyond". http://acharts.us. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Documentary Production in Australia 2010". Documentary Production in Australia 2010. Screen Australia. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Fighting Fear Homepage". Fighting Fear Homepage. http://www.fightingfearthefilm.com. Retrieved 13 September 2011.