Josh Abraham

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Josh Abraham
Abraham in 2011
Background information
Years active1995–present

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.[1]

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.[2][3] 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[4] and Courtney Love.[5]

Pulse Recording[edit]

In 2004, Abraham formed Pulse Recording, after purchasing the property which operated as Soundcastle Recording Studios for more than 25 years.[6] 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.[7] 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.[citation needed]

He went on to create Pulse Management and Songs of Pulse, both operating under the Pulse Recording umbrella with partner Scott Cutler.[8] 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"[9][10] Phillip Phillips' "Home"[11] and Neon Trees' "Animal" and "Everybody Talks".[12] Pulse Recording now operates two Recording studios, one based at its headquarters in Los Angeles,[13] 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.[14]

Select songwriting discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Co-written with
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

Select production discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Details
2015 Justin Bieber Purpose (Deluxe) Producer, Songwriter
2015 Flo Rida My House (EP) Producer
2014 Lea Michele Louder Producer
2013 Ciara Ciara Producer
Bonnie McKee American Girl Producer
2012 Adam Lambert Trespassing Producer
Carly Rae Jepsen Kiss Producer
2011 Kelly Clarkson Stronger Producer
Black Veil Brides Set The World on Fire Producer
2010 Shakira Sale el Sol Producer
Fefe Dobson Joy Producer
Travie McCoy Lazarus Producer, Musician
Automatic Loveletter Truth Or Dare Producer
2009 Sugar Ray Music for Cougars Producer
Elliott Yamin Fight For Love Producer
2008 From First To Last From First To Last Producer
Alkaline Trio Agony and Irony Producer
Filter Anthems for the Damned Producer, Musician
Rev Theory Light It Up Producer
2007 Elliott Yamin Elliott Yamin Producer, Musician
2006 P!nk I'm Not Dead Producer, Engineer
Slayer Christ Illusion Producer, Mixing
The Panic Channel (ONe) Producer
Atreyu A Death-Grip on Yesterday Producer
The Summer Obsession This Is Where You Belong Producer
Men, Women & Children Men, Women & Children Producer
2005 Weezer Make Believe Mixing
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie Producer
Egypt Central Egypt Central Producer
Unwritten Law Here's to the Mourning Producer
10 Years The Autumn Effect Producer
2004 Velvet Revolver Contraband Producer
Courtney Love America's Sweetheart Producer
InMe White Butterfly Producer, Mixer
Staind 14 Shades of Grey Producer, Mixing, Programming, Keyboards, String Arrangements
Michelle Branch Hotel Paper Producer, Mixing, Programming, Keyboards
Static-X Shadow Zone Producer
Ima Robot Ima Robot Producer, Mixing
Campfire Girls Tell Them Hi Producer, Mixing
2002 Linkin Park Reanimation Producer
Unwritten Law Elva Producer, Mixing
Shihad Pacifier Producer, A&R
2001 Staind Break the Cycle Producer, Engineer, Programming
Dope Life Producer, Engineer
theStart Shakedown! Producer
2000 Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water Producer
Orgy Vapor Transmission Producer, Engineer, Programming, Musician
1999 Crazy Town The Gift of Game Producer, Mixing, Engineer, Programming
Coal Chamber Chamber Music Producer, Programming, Musician
Danzig 6:66 Satan's Child Engineer
Deadsy Commencement Producer, Mixing, Engineer, Programming
1998 Orgy Candyass Producer, Engineer, Programming, Musician

Awards and nominations[edit]

Latin Grammy Awards


  1. ^ "Josh Abraham - Credits". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "Josh Abraham". 2000-10-24. Archived from the original on 2000-10-24. Retrieved 2022-08-30.
  3. ^ "Korn, Weezer, Others Featured In 'Audio Magazine' Podcast". MTV.
  4. ^ "Thirty Seconds to Mars - Music Videos, News, Photos, Tour Dates - MTV". Archived from the original on December 16, 2002.
  5. ^ "Courtney Love - America's Sweetheart". Discogs.
  6. ^ "L.A. Grapevine". Archived from the original on 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  7. ^ "soundcastle spotlight".
  8. ^ "Downtown Music Publishing: Downtown Extends Agreement with Check Your Pulse; Forms Joint-Venture with Rising Publisher". Archived from the original on 22 January 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  9. ^ Yue, Genevieve (14 July 2011). "Bonnie McKee: Pop Tart".
  10. ^ Rollingstone
  11. ^ Halperin, Shirley (22 May 2012). "'American Idol': The Story Behind Phillip Phillips' Coronation Song (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  12. ^ "Most Performed Songs". Archived from the original on 2012-10-09. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
  13. ^ "Pulse Recording Los Angeles".
  14. ^ "Pulse Recording and Creative Nation Announce Exclusive Partnership | FinancialContent Business Page".
  15. ^ "Latin Grammys: The complete list of nominees". 14 September 2011.

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