Jake Gosling

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Jake Gosling
Origin Surrey, UK
Genres Pop music, acoustic, hip-hop, grime, Dance music
Occupation(s) Music producer, songwriter, music publisher, music management
Associated acts Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Christina Perri, Wiley, Mikill Pane, Wretch 32, Sway DaSafo, Lady Gaga, Timbaland, Keri Hilson, Nelly Furtado, Mark Ronson, Hot Chip, The Prodigy, Daft Punk, Daniel Merriweather, Nina Nesbitt
Website www.themovement.uk.com
Notable instruments

Jake Gosling is an English music producer,[1] songwriter, remixer, manager, and publisher best known for his work with artists such as Ed Sheeran, The Libertines, James Bay, All Time Low, One Direction, Christina Perri, Paloma Faith, and Wiley. He received the ASCAP award 2014 as a writer for hit song "Lego House" and was named Music Week's Producer of 2012[2] after work on Sheeran's album +, as well as being the predominant producer on x (Multiply), Paloma Faith's Fall to Grace, and One Direction's Up All Night and Take Me Home, in which he produced Number 1 UK and worldwide hit single "Little Things".[2] Gosling has remixed under the pseudonym Sketch Iz Dead[3] for Lady Gaga, Timbaland & Nelly Furtado, Keane (band), Keri Hilson, and Far East Movement. Gosling runs his own recording studio Sticky Studios in Surrey.[4] Gosling and Sarah Liversedge run a joint venture publishing company called "The Movement London Limited".[5] Gosling is signed as a songwriter to BDi Music Limited and is a full member of the Music Producers Guild. He was nominated at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards for Record of the Year with "Thinking Out Loud". He has also won the Brit Award for 'Album of the Year' in 2015 with Sheeran's x. Gosling has been nominated twice at the Brit Awards for Producer of the Year. He was nominated at the 2015 Grammy Awards for Best Album with x.

In June 2015, "Thinking Out Loud" became the first single to spend a full year in the UK top 40. In September 2015, it also became the seventh single to have achieved triple platinum in the UK during the 21st century. "Thinking Out Loud" was the first song to reach 500 million streams on Spotify and it is also one of the most streamed songs in the UK.

More recently, Gosling co-wrote the track "Incomplete" off the No.1 Selling album Chaos and the Calm (which went double Platinum in the UK) and the All Time Low track "Missing You" from the album Future Hearts which debuted at No.1 in the UK and co wrote the track "Home" for Birdy on the Album "Fire Within' which has gone Silver in the UK.

Early career[edit]

Gosling started his music career performing as a lead vocalist and keys player in numerous bands, often engineering and producing the band's music, it was here he began to learn music production and modern recording techniques. After working in numerous jobs within the music industry, Gosling started his own recording studio; Sticky Studios, in Surrey, UK.[4] Gosling's first mainstream success came in 2008 with the album See Clear Now by UK rapper Wiley, which reached number 18 in the UK charts.[6] The album featured tracks "summertime", produced by Gosling, and "Cash In My Pocket", which he worked on with Mark Ronson.[7] Gosling then worked with Southern Fried Records and produced/co-wrote tracks on the Crookers album Tons of Friends.[8] He also performed vocals alongside Pitbull and Kardinal Offishall on tracks "Natural Born Hustler" and "Put Your Hands On Me".

Ed Sheeran 2013

Ed Sheeran[edit]

Gosling started working with a young Ed Sheeran in 2007, and they have gone on to form a successful partnership, both in writing and as a producer/artist team. In 2010, Gosling produced the Songs I Wrote with Amy EP, produced and co-wrote the Loose Change EP and The No. 5 Collaborations Project EP[9] which featured rappers Wiley, Devlin, Sway DaSafo, Mikill Pane, JME, Ghetts, P Money, Dot Rotten, and Wretch 32.[10] In 2014 Gosling produced Ed Sheeran single Make It Rain for the TV series Sons of Anarchy.

2011 saw the release of Sheeran's debut album +, for which Gosling co-wrote seven tracks and produced all but one of the tracks. + debuted at number 1 in the UK album charts with first week sales of 102,000 copies,[9] first single "The A Team" was Grammy-nominated and peaked at number 3 in the Official UK charts,[11] follow up single "You Need Me, I Don't Need You" peaked at number 4.[9] The third single, "Lego House" (co-written by Sheeran, Gosling, and Leonard), achieved 5 times platinum status in the UK,[12] selling over 600,000 copies and reaching number 5 in the UK singles chart.[9] The fourth single, "Drunk", also featured in the top 10[9][13] By March 2014, + had been certified 6 times platinum indicating sales of over 1,800,000 records sold in the UK,[14] as well as selling over 1,000,000 copies of single "The A Team". + received commercial and critical acclaim globally with it peaking at number 1 in multiple countries worldwide and number 5 in the US Billboard 200.[15] The album has been certified 29 gold and platinum awards outside of the UK.

Gosling produced Ed Sheeran and Shady Records artist Yelawolf's collaboration The Slumdon Bridge EP.[16][17] Gosling produced 7 tracks on Sheeran's second album x alongside other producers Rick Rubin and Pharrell Williams which was released in June 2014[18] and spent 8 weeks at number 1 in the UK, in its first week it charted at number 1 in 12 countries and has been certified double platinum as well as being named the UK's biggest selling album of 2014.[9]

One Direction 2013

One Direction[edit]

Gosling worked on One Direction's 2011 multi-platinum selling, debut album Up All Night. He produced the track "Moments".[19] The album was an international success, topping the charts in 16 countries. The album debuted at number 2 on the UK album chart and became the UK's fastest selling debut album of 2011.[20] Up All Night went straight to number 1 on the United States Billboard 200,[21] selling 176,000 copies in its first week, making One Direction the first British group in US chart history to achieve this feat with their debut album.[22]

Gosling worked on the band's follow up album in 2012, titled Take Me Home. "Little Things", the second single from the album, was produced by Gosling and co-written by Ed Sheeran and Fiona Bevan, and it debuted at number 1 in the UK Official Singles Chart.[20] Gosling also produced album track "Over Again". Take Me Home has been number 1 in over 20 countries and is certified as 3x times platinum in the UK,[20] with "Little Things" being certified as platinum in the US. Gosling also worked alongside Ryan Tedder on the track "Right Now", which appears on One Direction's third studio album Midnight Memories. Midnight Memories was the best selling artist album of 2013 with sales in excess of 685,000 for the year and is also certified as 2 times platinum in the UK and platinum in the USA.[23]

Paloma Faith[edit]

In 2012, Gosling worked with female solo artist Paloma Faith on her UK double platinum selling album Fall to Grace, which peaked at number 2 in the UK Albums Chart in May 2012.[24] Gosling collaborated with longtime friend and colleague Nellee Hooper, of Massive Attack fame, who has also produced world-wide stars such as U2 and Madonna. The album's lead single "Picking Up the Pieces" peaked at number 7 in the UK Singles Chart and was co-produced by Gosling.[24] The follow up single "30 Minute Love Affair" was also co-produced by Gosling. The album became Faith's highest UK chart position to date.

Life Ball 2014 red carpet 087 Christina Perri

Christina Perri[edit]

Gosling produced 9 of the 13 tracks on Christina Perri's second studio album Head or Heart, released in March 2014 on Atlantic Records.[25] The album reached number 4 on the US Billboard 200 and number 8 on the official UK album charts. "Human", the lead single from the album, peaked at number 14 in the UK[26] and number 31 in the USA, where it was certified as gold.[27]

Other projects[edit]

Gosling has worked with Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt. He produced Nina's 2012 The Apple Tree EP and co-wrote the lead single, "The Apple Tree". Gosling produced Nesbitt's debut album, which was released in February 2014 and peaked at number 11 in the UK Album Chart[28] and number 1 in Nesbitt's native Scottish album chart.

Gosling co-produced Mikill Pane debut album Blame Miss Barclay, released in 2013.[29] Gosling co-wrote the second single, "Nothing Really Matters", from Mr Probz's new album 2015 with writers Akon, Dennis Princewall Stehr, and Giorgio Tuinfort. Gosling has more recently produced and co-written Taylor Berrett's debut album, who is signed to Warner Bros. Records in the US. Gosling remains very busy as both a producer and songwriter.

Gosling teamed up with Irish group the Original Rudeboys[30] to produce and co-write their 2012 album This Life, which reached number 3 in the Irish Official Music Chart and has been certified as platinum. Gosling has also worked on, as they are now known, O.R.B.'s second album, All We Are, which was released in March 2014 and reached number 2 in the Irish Charts.

Gosling has also ventured into the world of film, co-writing with composer Ruth Barrett the score for the UK urban film Twenty8k, which was released in October 2012.[31]

For the UK charity National Citizen Service, Gosling produced a cover of the Beatles' "Come Together" with a selection of the UK's new artists, which included Nina Nesbitt, Will Heard, Lewis Watson, Kimberly Anne, Chasing Grace, Olivia Sebastianelli, and Colour The Atlas.[32]

In addition to songwriting and production, Gosling has embarked on several other ventures, including Nobu Unplugged, an evening he organises with John Woolf to showcase up and coming artists.[30] It is held at the Michelin star restaurant Nobu Berkeley St in London on the last Sunday of every month, and it has featured the likes of Ed Sheeran, Nina Nesbitt, Laura Mvula, Jamie N Commons, Tori Kelly, Angel (disambiguation)#Groups and artists[disambiguation needed], Jacob Banks, and Rixton, amongst others. The night has received critical acclaim from The Sunday Times, Culture Magazine, and Tatler Magazine.

Gosling runs a management company Sticky Management alongside Adam Coltman.



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