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Josh Abraham is an American record producer, songwriter, and music executive. He has worked with artists including P!nk, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Kelly Clarkson, Shakira, Weezer, Linkin Park, Velvet Revolver, Carly Rae Jepsen, Adam Lambert, Alkaline Trio, and Slayer.
His career began in the recording studio in the mid-1990s, as a self-taught musician, producer, mixer, and engineer. The first album he produced for a major label was Deadsy's self-titled debut album in 1997. As a client of The Firm, Inc. he became A&R and Staff Producer, leading to a similar role at Virgin Records where he teamed up with the likes of Thirty Seconds to Mars and Courtney Love.
In 2004, Abraham formed Pulse Recording, after purchasing the property which operated as Soundcastle Recording Studios for more than 25 years. Designed in 1967 by influential mid-century modern architect Carl Maston, the Pulse Recording headquarters consists of two redwood block and glass buildings on a one-acre lot, housing two recording studios and an office space. The building has received the prestigious American Institute of Architects award for quality of construction and design. Notable artists that have recorded on the property since its inception include: U2, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Beach Boys, Bruce Springsteen, Tupac Shakur, Billy Joel, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dr. Dre, Herbie Hancock, and Mary J. Blige.
He went on to create Pulse Management and Songs of Pulse, both operating under the Pulse Recording umbrella with partner Scott Cutler. Since 2010, the company's client roster has co-written Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream", "California Gurls", "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" and "Part of Me", Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" Phillip Phillips' "Home" and Neon Trees' "Animal" and "Everybody Talks". Pulse Recording now operates two Recording studios, one based at its headquarters in Los Angeles, and one based in Burbank, California. In 2012, the company established a partnership with Creative Nation, the Nashville-based music management and publishing company owned by songwriter Luke Laird and his wife Beth Laird.
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|2015||Justin Bieber||Purpose (Deluxe)||"Been You"||Justin Bieber, Jason Boyd, Brandon Green, Oliver Goldstein, Saul Alexander Castillo Vasquez|
|"Get Used To It"||Justin Bieber, Jason Boyd, Brandon Green, Josh Gudwin, Saul Alexander Castillo Vasquez, Ely Weisfield|
|2015||Flo Rida||My House (EP)||"Here It Is" featuring Chris Brown||Tramar Dillard, Alexander Izquierdo, Justin Franks, Oliver Goldstein, Teemu Brunila, Thomas Troelsen, Dillard|
|2013||Ciara||Ciara||"Overdose"||Ciara, Oliver Goldstein, Ali Tamposi, Olivia Waithe|
|2012||Carly Rae Jepsen||Kiss||"Turn Me Up"||Carly Rae Jepsen, Oliver Goldstein, Bonnie McKee, Kevin Maher|
|Kelly Clarkson||Non-album single||"Get Up (A Cowboys Anthem)"||Kelly Clarkson, Oliver Goldstein, Ryan Williams|
|Adam Lambert||Trespassing||"Cuckoo"||Adam Lambert, Oliver Goldstein, Bonnie McKee, Anne Preven|
|"Naked Love"||Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik, Oliver Goldstein, Dan Omelio|
|"Chokehold"||Adam Lambert, Oliver Goldstein, Bonnie McKee|
|"Nirvana"||Adam Lambert, Oliver Goldstein, Stephen Wrabel|
|2011||Kelly Clarkson||Stronger||"You Love Me"||Kelly Clarkson, Oliver Goldstein|
|""Hello" (Kelly Clarkson song)"||Kelly Clarkson, Bonnie McKee, Oliver Goldstein|
|"Alone"||Oliver Goldstein, Bonnie McKee, Ryan Williams|
|"You Can't Win"||Kelly Clarkson, Oliver Goldstein, Felix Bloxsom|
|Black Veil Brides||Set The World on Fire||"New Religion"||Lucien Walker, Andy Biersack, Jacob Pitts, Ashley Purdy|
|"Set The World on Fire"||Lucien Walker, Andy Biersack, Jacob Pitts, Ashley Purdy|
|"Fallen Angels"||Lucien Walker, Andy Biersack, Jeremy Furguson, Ashley Purdy|
|"Ritual"||Anne Preven, Andy Biersack, Jacob Pitts, Ashley Purdy|
|2010||Fefe Dobson||Joy||"Thanks For Nothing"||Fefe Dobson, Bonnie McKee, Lucien Walker|
|"Let's Go (Turn It Up)"||Fefe Dobson, Bonnie McKee, Oliver Goldstein, Lucien Walker|
|Travie McCoy||Lazarus||"After Midnight"||Travie McCoy, Evan Bogart, Oliver Goldstein|
|2009||Uncle Kracker||Happy Hour||"Livin' The Dream"||Matthew Shafer, Lucien Walker, Oliver Goldstein, David Coverdale, Bernie Marsden|
|Sugar Ray||Music for Cougars||"Closer"||Mark McGrath, Oliver Goldstein, Lucien Walker|
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Awards and nominations
- "Josh Abraham - Credits". AllMusic.
- "Josh Abraham". 2000-10-24. Archived from the original on 2000-10-24. Retrieved 2022-08-30.
- "Korn, Weezer, Others Featured In 'Audio Magazine' Podcast". MTV.
- "Thirty Seconds to Mars - Music Videos, News, Photos, Tour Dates - MTV". Archived from the original on December 16, 2002.
- "Courtney Love - America's Sweetheart". Discogs.
- "L.A. Grapevine". Archived from the original on 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
- "soundcastle spotlight".
- "Downtown Music Publishing: Downtown Extends Agreement with Check Your Pulse; Forms Joint-Venture with Rising Publisher". downtownmusicpub.com. Archived from the original on 22 January 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
- Yue, Genevieve (14 July 2011). "Bonnie McKee: Pop Tart".
- Halperin, Shirley (22 May 2012). "'American Idol': The Story Behind Phillip Phillips' Coronation Song (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "Most Performed Songs". Archived from the original on 2012-10-09. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
- "Pulse Recording Los Angeles".
- "Pulse Recording and Creative Nation Announce Exclusive Partnership | FinancialContent Business Page".
- "Latin Grammys: The complete list of nominees". 14 September 2011.