Mark Needham

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Mark Needham
OccupationsProducer, Mixer
Labelsmanagement: Brightman Music Mark Needham on

Mark Needham is an American music engineer, mixer and producer. He has worked with many prominent names in music, including: Blue October, Newsboys, Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Chris Isaak, John Hiatt, Michelle Branch, P!nk, O.A.R., Neon Trees, Shakira, Pete Yorn, Bloc Party, Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Starbenders, and others.[1]

Over the course of more than three decades as an engineer and mixer, Mark Needham has worked with a wide variety of acts from different genres, including Bruce Hornsby, blues legend Charles Brown, and jazz greats Pharoah Sanders, Nat Adderley and Cedar Walton. He first met Lindsey Buckingham when he was brought in at the suggestion of Rob Cavallo to mix what was then to be a solo album for the guitarist in L.A. The two hit it off, and the solo album turned into a Fleetwood Mac disc.[2]

"Mr. Brightside" (certified Diamond selling via SoundScan) off The Killers' multi platinum selling album Hot Fuss, was recorded in just a few hours and mixed by Needham on a 12-channel Neve in about 40 minutes.

Needham has been nominated for 12 Grammy Awards, played a major contribution on four certified RIAA platinum records and represented by music manager Andrew Brightman.

Selected discography[edit]

Artist Album Label Credit Year
Dolly Parton Current tracks: We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You, Magic Man (Carl Version) featuring Ann Wilson & Howard Leese, Bygones featuring Rob Halford, John 5 & Nikki Sixx & World on Fire on forthcoming album Rockstar scheduled release: November 2023 Butterfly Records Production/mixing 2023
Candlebox Current single Punks & forthcoming album The Long Goodbye scheduled release August 2023 Round Hill Records Mixing 2023
Blue October Current track: Down Here Waiting & forthcoming album Spinning The Truth Around, pt. 2, scheduled release September 2023 Up/Down-Brando Records Mixing 2023
The Record Company Current single Talk to Me Round Hill Records Mixing 2023
The Criticals Tracks on current EP Front Door Confrontations including single Belmont Fantasy Records/Concord Label Group Mixing 2023
Yam Haus Current singles: Stupid and Famous & Rafters Big Loud Rock Mixing 2023
Bluphoria Current self titled album including singles: Ain’t Got Me, Set Me Up & Walk Through The Fire EDGEOUT Records/Universal Music Group Production/Mixing 2023
Michael Franti & Spearhead Follow Your Heart Thirty Tigers Mixing 2022
Dolly Parton Run, Rose, Run - Dolby Atmos edition Butterfly Records Mixing 2022
Saint Motel The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Parts 1, 2 & 3 Elektra Records Production 2021
Dolly Parton A Holly Dolly Christmas Butterfly Records Mixing 2021
Blue October This is What I Live For Up/Down Records Mixing 2020
The Record Company All of This Life Concord Records Mixing 2018
Blue October I Hope You're Happy Up/Down Records Mixing 2018
Big Head Todd and the Monsters New World Arisin Big Records Mixing 2017
Buckingham McVie Buckingham McVie East West Records/Warner Music UK Limited Mixing 2017
Starbenders Heavy Petting Institution Records Mixing 2016
Graham the Empire Rise Independent Mixing 2016
Blue October Home Up/Down Records Mixing 2016
Moby Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt Little Idiot Mixing 2015
Blues Traveler Blow Up the Moon BT Records Mixing 2015
Chris Isaak First Comes the Night Vanguard Records Production, Mixing 2015
The Sounds The Tales That We Tell Arnioki Records Mixing 2015
Dominique de Witte Supernova Mauve Records Mixing 2015
Parade of Lights Feeling Electric Capitol Records Mixing 2015
Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts Blaster Softdrive Records Mixing 2015
Never Shout Never Recycled Youth Atlantic Records Mixing 2015
Coin Coin Capitol Records Mixing 2015
Five Knives Savages Red Bull Records Mixing 2015
Kodaline Coming Up for Air Sony Music UK Mixing 2015
Gemini Club End of Your Life Red Bull Records Mixing 2015
The Airborne Toxic Event Dope Machines Epic Records Mixing 2015
Smallpools Lovetap! RCA Records Mixing 2015
Colton Dixon Anchor Sparrow Records Mixing 2014
Empires Orphan Island Records Mixing 2014
American Authors Oh, What a Life Island Def Jam Music Group Mixing 2014
Twin Atlantic Great Divide Red Bull Records Mixing 2014
Nico Vega Lead to Light Five Seven Music Mixing 2014
James Durbin Celebrate Wind-Up Records Mixing 2014
Sleeper Agent About Last Night Mom & Pop/RCA Records Mixing 2014
Tokyo Police Club Forcefield Mom& Pop/RCA Records Mixing 2014
Whiskey Myers Early Morning Shakes Wiggy Thump Records Mixing 2014
Union J Last Goodbye - Single Sony Music Entertainment Mixer 2014
Russian Red Agent Cooper Sony Music Spain Mixing 2014
The Airborne Toxic Event Hell and Back - Radio Single Mercury Records Mixing 2014
Dolly Parton Blue Smoke Sony Music Entertainment Mixing 2014
Mikky Ekko Smile - Single RCA Records Mixing 2014
John Paul White The Long Goodbye Akram Records Mixing 2013
The Royal Concept Royal - EP Lava Records Mixing 2013
Royal Teeth Glow Dangerbird Records Mixing 2013
Mona Torches and Pitchforks Mercury Records Mixing 2013
Birds of Tokyo Lanterns - Radio Single Loma Vista Recordings Mixing 2013
Sick Puppies Connect Virgin Records Production, Co-Production, Mixing 2013
Youngblood Hawke Wake Up Republic Records Mixing 2013
The Postelles And It Shook Me +1 Records Mixing 2013
Walk the Moon Tightrope - EP RCA Records Production, Mixing 2013
American Authors American Authors - EP Mercury Records Mixing 2013
Terraplane Sun Ya Never Know Trauma 2 Records Mixing 2013
New Politics A Bad Girl in Harlem RCA Records Mixing 2013
Michael Fitzgerald Firecracker - EP Trauma 2 Records Mixing 2013
Train California 37: Mermaids of Alcatraz Tour Edition Columbia Records Mixing 2013
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Any Weather - Radio Single Blackheart Records Mixing 2013
The Unlikely Candidates Follow My Feet - EP Atlantic Records Mixing 2013
P!nk The Truth About Love RCA Records Mixing 2012
The 1975 Sex - Radio Single Vagrant Records Mixing 2012
Walk the Moon Walk the Moon RCA Records Mixing 2012
Imagine Dragons Night Visions Kid In Da Corner/Interscope Mixing 2012
The Sounds Something to Die For Side One Dummy/Warner Music Sweden Mixing 2011
Blondie Panic of Girls EMI/ Eleven Seven Records Mixing 2011
Hedley Storms Universal Records Canada Mixing 2011
These Kids Wear Crowns Jumpstart EMI Canada Mixing 2011
O.A.R. King Wind-Up Records Mixing 2011
Shakira Sale el Sol Epic Records Mixing 2010
Shakira and Freshlyground "Time for Africa" Sony Music Entertainment Mixing 2010
Neon Trees Habits Mercury Records Mixing 2010
Big Time Rush Famous - Radio Single Columbia Records Mixing 2010
Cobra Starship Hot Mess - Radio Single Fueled By Ramen Mixing 2009
Iglu & Hartly & Then Boom Mercury Records UK Mixing 2009
3OH!3 Starstrukk - Radio Single Atlantic Records Mixing 2009
Chris Isaak Mr. Lucky Reprise Records Mixing 2009
The Little Ones Morning Tide Chop Shop/Atlantic Records Mixing 2009
O.A.R. All Sides Atlantic Records Mixing 2008
Sick Puppies Tri-Polar Virgin Records Mixing 2008
The Killers Sawdust Island Records Mixing 2007
Mayday Parade A Lesson in Romantics Fearless Records Mixing 2007
The Academy Is... Santi Atlantic Records Mixing 2007
Metro Station Metro Station Columbia Records Mixing 2007
Stevie Nicks Crystal Visions – The Very Best of Stevie Nicks Reprise Records Mixing 2007
Pete Yorn Nightcrawler Columbia Records Mixing 2006
Bloc Party I Still Remember - Radio Single Atlantic Records Mixing 2006
Lindsey Buckingham Under the Skin Warner Brothers Mixing 2006
We Are Scientists With Love and Squalor Virgin Records Mixing 2006
Cobra Starship While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets Decaydance Records Mixing 2006
Shannon Noll Lift Sony Music Australia Mixing 2005
The Veronicas Cry Sire Records Mixing 2005
The Killers Hot Fuss Island Records Mixing 2004
Fleetwood Mac Live in Boston Warner Brothers, Reprise Mixing 2004
Fleetwood Mac Say You Will Warner Brothers, Reprise Mixing 2003
Chris Isaak Always Got Tonight Reprise Records Mixing 2002
Simon Says Shut Your Breath Hollywood Records Producer, Mixing 2001
Chris Isaak Speak of the Devil Reprise Records Mixing 1998
Chris Isaak Wicked Game Reprise Records Mixing 1998
Bruce Hornsby Spirit Trail RCA Records Mixing 1998
Cake Prolonging the Magic Capricorn Mixing 1998
John Hiatt Little Head Capitol Records Mixing 1997
Mark Eitzel West Warner Brothers Mixing 1997
Mark Eitzel 60 Watt Silver Lining Warner Brothers Engineering and Mixing 1996
Red House Painters Songs for a Blue Guitar PolyGram Records Mixing 1996
Red House Painters Ocean Beach 4AD, Warner Brothers Records Mixing 1995

Chart positions[edit]

Song/Album Artist Year Chart Position
Hot Fuss The Killers 2005 US Billboard 200 7
"Mr. Brightside" The Killers 2005 US Billboard 100 10
A Lesson in Romantics Mayday Parade 2007 US Billboard Top Heatseekers 8
Mr. Lucky Chris Isaak 2007 US Billboard Rock Albums 10
"Shake It" Metro Station 2008 US Pop 4
Habits Neon Trees 2010 US Billboard Heatseekers Albums 1
"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" Shakira 2010 US Billboard Hot Latin Songs 2
Sale el Sol Shakira 2010 US Billboard 200 7
Sale el Sol Shakira 2010 US Billboard Latin Pop Album 4
Night Visions Imagine Dragons 2012-2014 Billboard Top Alternative Albums, Billboard Top Rock Albums 1
Night Visions Imagine Dragons 2012-2014 US Billboard 200 2
The Truth About Love P!nk 2012 Billboard 200 7
"Try" P!nk 2012 Billboard Hot 100 1
"Drive By" Train 2012 Billboard Hot 100 10
Blue Smoke Dolly Parton 2014 US Billboard 200 6
Blue Smoke Dolly Parton 2014 US Billboard Top Country Albums 2
Lead to Light Nico Vega 2014 US Billboard Heatseakers 9
Oh, What a Life American Authors 2014 US Rock 3
"Savages" Five Knives 2015 Dance Club Songs 5
Home Blue October 2016 Billboard 200 19
"Wish I Knew You" The Revivalists 2017 Alternative Songs 1
"Life to Fix" The Record Company 2018 Alternative Adult Songs 1
Wicked Game Chris isaak 2019 Billboard Rock Digital Song Sales 1
When Life Is Good Again Dolly Parton 2020 Billboard Country Digital Song Sales 11
Oh My My Blue October 2020 Billboard Alternative Airplay 12
Live Forever Almost Monday 2021 Mediabase Alternative 27
Brighter Day Michael Franti & Spearhead 2022 Mediabase AAA 37
Hands Dianña 2022 Billboard Adult Contemporary 21
Sun Keeps on Shining Almost Monday 2022 Mediabase Alternative 11
Finding My Way Home Lavendine 2023 Billboard Adult Contemporary 27
Down Here Waiting Blue October 2023 Mediabase Alternative 30
Talk to Me The Record Company 2023 Mediabase AAA 11


  1. ^ "Mark Needham - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Mix Magazine". Archived from the original on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2013-05-27.

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