Bryan Todd (record producer)

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Bryan Todd
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Record producer Bryan Todd.
Background information
Born (1973-03-01) March 1, 1973 (age 45)
OriginCincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
GenresPop, R&B, Country
Occupation(s)Songwriter, producer, musician, artist
InstrumentsVocals, piano, keyboards
Years active2002-present
Associated actsDavid Foster, Kelly Clarkson, Danny Gokey, Rascal Flatts, Michael W. Smith, Jordin Sparks, Snoop Dogg
Websitebryantodd.com

Bryan Todd (born March 1, 1973) is an American Grammy nominated, multi-platinum record producer and songwriter.[1] Early in his career, Todd was a solo artist and had a single in the top 20.[2] He has since focused on writing and producing for other Artists such as Miley Cyrus, Jordin Sparks, Danny Gokey, Michael W. Smith, Rascal Flatts, Kelly Clarkson, Ashley Tisdale and notably the song "Breakthrough" for the Disney Original Movie Lemonade Mouth (film), a soundtrack that reached #1 on Billboard. Todd is signed to Universal Music Publishing through David Foster.

Early life and education[edit]

Todd is the son of a minister and was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.[3] After high school he joined the Navy ROTC through Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.[3]

Career[edit]

Todd began his career as a recording artist in Los Angeles. He traveled to Sweden at the suggestion of colleagues and signed with Warner/Chappell Music. He released a single It's The Way which peaked at #19 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart in October 2004.[2] Todd also began penning tracks for other artists.[3]

Todd has since written and produced for numerous artists that have included Jordin Sparks, Kelly Clarkson, Michael W. Smith, Rascal Flatts, Lucy Hale, Ashley Tisdale, Josh Kelley, Berlin, Jordan Pruitt, Big Time Rush, Honor Society and Ashley Roberts from the Pussycat Dolls.[4] He wrote and produced "Breakthrough" for the Disney Original Movie Lemonade Mouth (film). This soundtrack went to #1 on the Billboard Soundtrack Chart and was also the highest soundtrack debut on the Billboard Hot 100. He also co-wrote and produced "I'm Still Alive," a song written for Slovakian sister duo TWiiNS.[5] In addition, Todd had a #1 record with the band Honor Society in late 2011 with the song he co-wrote and produced "Hurricane."

Todd has co-created and developed an act with record executive Tommy Page for Warner Bros. Records called V Factory. He acted as the group’s Executive Producer, as well as writing and producing about half of the group’s debut CD. In addition, Nickelodeon and Sony Music asked Todd to be a music consultant for a boy band Big Time Rush. His notable collaborators include Kara Dioguardi of American Idol fame, Jimmy Robbins, Jeffrey Steele, Andreas Carlsson, Kristian Lundin, and Stephan Moccio.[6]

Discography[edit]

Production and songwriting[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Award-Winning Music Producer Records Tucker Talent". Tucker Marcom. Archived from the original on 20 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Bryan Todd chart history". Billboard. 16 October 2004. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Kimpel, Dan. "Bryan Todd: From Navy Seal to Ashley Tisdale, Miley Cyrus, Big Time Rush". Music Connection. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  4. ^ Dodge, Jeff (6 January 2014). "Idol Roundup: Ruben Studdard Album Track List, Clay Aiken Considering Run for Congress and More". BuddyTV. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  5. ^ Amter, Charlie (15 May 2011). "Azerbaijan triumphs in Eurovision Song Contest". CNN. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Fil-Am group JAGMAC performs in Cebu". Sun Star. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Breaking News: New Single For Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up!". The Official Lemonade Mouth Headquarters. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Nooooo! Gretchen Rossi to Enter Music Business". TV Fanatic. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  9. ^ a b Mitchel Musso Feat. Miley Cyrus - Welcome To Hollywood. YouTube. 6 June 2009.
  10. ^ "Headstrong - Ashley Tisdale: Credits". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  11. ^ "Everlife - Everlife: credits". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Bryan Todd - It's the Way: Credits". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Bryan Todd - Remember, Get Ya, Feel Ya: Credits". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 11 June 2013.

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