Louis Schoorl

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Louis Schoorl
Birth nameLouis Schoorl
Born (1976-12-23) 23 December 1976 (age 43)
The Netherlands
OriginSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation(s)Songwriter, producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist
LabelsDisney Music Publishing
Websitewww.louisschoorl.com

Louis Schoorl (born 23 December 1976) is a Dutch-born APRA Award winning and ARIA-Award nominated and chart topping songwriter, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist.[1]

Career[edit]

Based in Sydney, Australia, Schoorl has written or produced for 5 Seconds of Summer, Taylor Henderson, Jessica Mauboy,[1] Girls' Generation, Stan Walker, The Fooo, Dami Im, Guy Sebastian, 360, Pez and M-Phazes. He's worked alongside singer-songwriters including Daniel Johns, Tina Arena, De La Soul, Delta Goodrem, The Veronicas, Kimbra, Bertie Blackman, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Georgie Kay and Mike Rosenberg aka Passenger.

Schoorl songs have topped the Swedish, Japanese and Australian Charts including runner-up of The X Factor Australia, Taylor Henderson's "Borrow My Heart".[2][3][4]

On a trip to Stockholm Louis wrote a song with Erik Lewander and Ylva Dimberg of The Kennel that was released by Girls' Generation on their Japanese album Love and Peace. The track "My Oh My" has notched up more than 20 million YouTube views.[5] Girls' Generation have set a new record by becoming the first Korean girl group to top the Oricon Weekly Album Chart twice with their 3rd Japanese full-length album Love & Peace.[6]

Schoorl won Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 APRA Awards held in Brisbane in recognition of a hot stretch in 2013 during which he wrote, co-wrote and produced 88 songs, collaborating with such acts as 360, Daniel Johns, Taylor Henderson and Jessica Mauboy. Schoorl is signed to a worldwide publishing deal with Disney Music Publishing.[7]

Schoorl co-wrote the original song "Gotcha" for the Australian film The Sapphires[8] with Ilan Kidron and the film's star, Jessica Mauboy.[1] The film's soundtrack was nominated for an ARIA Music Award for the Best Original Soundtrack[9] and Best Pop Release.[10] Jessica Mauboy also received an ARIA Nomination for Best Female Artist[11] for "Gotcha".

In 2018 he co-wrote the Swedish entry for that year's Eurovision Song Contest, Dance You Off[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Title Co-written with Producer
2014 Taylor Henderson Burnt Letters "Already Gone" Taylor Henderson, Alex Hope Alex Hope
2014 Taylor Henderson Burnt Letters "When You Were Mine" Taylor Henderson, Alex Hope, Hayley Warner Louis Schoorl
2014 360 feat Daniel Johns Utopia "Impossible" Matt Colwell, Daniel Johns Louis Schoorl
2014 Bertie Blackman "Run For Your Life" Bertie Blackman Louis Schoorl
2014 Diana Rouvas "Heart of Goodbye" Diana Rouvas
2013 Taylor Henderson "Borrow My Heart" Alex Hope, Hayley Warner Louis Schoorl
2013 Jai Waetford "Your Eyes" Alex Hope, Hayley Warner Louis Schoorl
2013 The Fooo The Fooo "Build A Girl" Herbie Crichlow, Joleen Belle
2013 Girls' Generation Love and Peace "My Oh My" Ylva Dimberg, Erik Lewander
2013 Tina Arena Reset "Still Running" Tina Arena, Hayley Warner
2012 Jessica Mauboy The Sapphires "Gotcha" Ilan Kidron, Jessica Mauboy Louis Schoorl
2012 Kamaliya "Who's Gonna Love You?" Nermin Harambasic, Anna Stokke Wik, Ronny Svendsen
2012 Bella Ferraro "Set Me On Fire" Hayley Warner Louis Schoorl

Albums[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Title Writers Executive Producer Producer
2012 Guy Sebastian Armageddon "Keeper" Guy Sebastian Louis Schoorl
"Big Bad World" Guy Sebastian Louis Schoorl
"Don't Worry Be Happy" Guy Sebastian Louis Schoorl
2014 Taylor Henderson Burnt Letters "When You Were Mine" Taylor Henderson, Alex Hope, Louis Schoorl, Hayley Warner Louis Schoorl Alex Hope
"Already Gone" Taylor Henderson, Alex Hope, Louis Schoorl Louis Schoorl Louis Schoorl
"Sail Away" Robby De Sa, Ben Fielding, Hayley Warner Louis Schoorl Robby De Sa, Louis Schoorl
"Brighter Days" Alex Hope, Lindsay Rimes, Hayley Warner Louis Schoorl Lindsay Rimes
"Worth Fighting For" Taylor Henderson, Jon Hume Louis Schoorl Jon Hume, Louis Schoorl
"Host of Angels" Taylor Henderson, Jon Hume Louis Schoorl Jon Hume, Louis Schoorl
"Piece by Piece" Taylor Henderson, Alex Hope, Louis Schoorl, Hayley Warner Louis Schoorl Louis Schoorl
"Close to Nothing" Taylor Henderson, Alex Hope, Johan Gustafson, Sebastian Lundberg, Fredrik Haggstam Louis Schoorl Trinity
"Matter of Time" Taylor Henderson, Benjamin Francis Leftwich Louis Schoorl Adrian Breakspear, Louis Schoorl
"The Best Part" Taylor Henderson, Emma Birdsall, Alex Hope, Christian Lo Russo, Louis Schoorl Louis Schoorl Louis Schoorl
"Taking Back" Taylor Henderson, Jon Hume Louis Schoorl Jon Hume, Louis Schoorl
"Burnt Letters" Christopher Coleman, Alex Hope, Jarryd Klapper, Jenny Queen Louis Schoorl Alex Hope
2014 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer "Beside You" Joel Chapman, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Christian Lo Russo Louis Schoorl, Joel Chapman, John Feldmann
2014 360 Utopia "Impossible" Matt Colwell, Daniel Johns, Louis Schoorl Daniel Johns, Louis Schoorl
"It's All About To End" Matt Colwell, Daniel Johns, Louis Schoorl Daniel Johns, Louis Schoorl

Extended plays[edit]

Artist EP Song Title Writers Producers
5 Seconds of Summer Somewhere New "Unpredictable" Joel Chapman, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Christian Lo Russo Joel Chapman, Louis Schoorl
"Out Of My Limit" Joel Chapman, Louis Schoorl
"Beside You" Joel Chapman, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Christian Lo Russo Joel Chapman, Louis Schoorl
"Gotta Get Out" Joel Chapman, Louis Schoorl

Certification[edit]

Year Chart Artist Release Certification
2012 ARIA Charts Jessica Mauboy "Gotcha" - single 1 x GOLD
2012 ARIA Charts Guy Sebastian Armageddon - album 2 x PLATINUM
2013 ARIA Charts Tina Arena Reset - album 1 x PLATINUM
2013 Sverigetopplistan The Fooo "Build A Girl" - single TBC
2013 RIAJ Digital Track Chart Girls Generation Love and Peace - album 1 x GOLD
2014 ARIA Charts Taylor Henderson "Borrow My Heart" - single 2 x PLATINUM
2014 ARIA Charts Taylor Henderson Burnt Letters - album 1 x GOLD
2014 ARIA Charts Taylor Henderson "When You Were Mine" - single 1 x PLATINUM
2014 ARIA Charts 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer - album 1 x GOLD

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Recipient Award Nomination Result
2014 Louis Schoorl APRA AMCOS Awards Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year[12] Won
2014 Louis Schoorl ARIA Awards 2014 Song of The Year - Taylor Henderson, "Borrow My Heart" Nominated
2014 Louis Schoorl ARIA Awards 2014 Best Pop Release - 5 Seconds of Summer, 5 Seconds of Summer Nominated
2014 Louis Schoorl ARIA Awards 2014 Best Adult Contemporary Album - Tina Arena, Reset Nominated
2014 Louis Schoorl ARIA Awards 2014 Best Urban Album - 360, Utopia Nominated
2013 Louis Schoorl ARIA Awards 2013 Best Pop Release - Guy Sebastian, Armageddon Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wylie, Julie (10 December 2012). "Song Story: "Gotcha" Louis Schoorl". APRAP. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Taylor Henderson knocks X Factor winner Dami Im off the top chart spot". The Daily Telegraph. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  3. ^ "X Factor stars Taylor, Jai and Third D3gree to release singles today". News.com.au. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Taylor Henderson To Release Self-Titled Debut Album On November 29th". Spotlight Report. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Australian idols of the K-pop world". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Girls' Generation become the 1st Korean girl group to top the Oricon Weekly Album Chart twice". allkpop. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  7. ^ Louis Schoorl, Disney Music Publishing. Accessed January 29, 2018.
  8. ^ The Sapphires. "The Sapphires". Hopscotch Films. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  9. ^ 2012 Aria Awards. "Fine Arts Awards Best Original Soundtrack 2012". Aria Awards. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  10. ^ 2012 Aria Awards. "Best Pop Release". Aria Awards. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  11. ^ Aria Awards. "Best Female Artist". Aria Awards. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  12. ^ "Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2016.

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