Mike Daly

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Mike Daly
Mike Daly (Songwriter, producer, Musician).
Mike Daly (Songwriter, producer, Musician).
Background information
OriginNew Jersey U.S.
GenresPop, Rock, Indie, singer-songwriter
Occupation(s)Songwriter, record producer, audio engineer, musician

Mike Daly is an American record producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Daly attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating in 1994. Daly first came to prominence as the Whiskeytown resident multi-instrumentalist and co-writer. He wrote or co-wrote many of the songs on the Pneumonia album and has contributed to all of Caitlin Cary's solo releases.[1]

Daly has gone on to have a successful career as a studio musician, songwriter, and producer. He's worked with many artists in a range of different genres including Jason Mraz, Lana Del Rey, Imagine Dragons, Young the Giant, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, The Plain White T's, and Jimmy Barnes.

Daly has spoken as a panelist at the South by Southwest Festival and has appeared on numerous television programs including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, and Regis and kelly. He's also performed live at Austin City Limits.

In 2008, Daly wrote his first book, entitled Time Flies When You're in a Coma: The Wisdom Of The Metal Gods, a book which the publisher describes as a collection of "Zen Questions, Daily Affirmations, Meditations, and Words of Wisdom" based on Heavy metal songs. It was released on October 28, 2008.[2]

Daly is currently Executive Director of A&R and Music Publishing at Disney Music Group (Hollywood Records, Buena Vista Records, and Disney Music Publishing).

He is also serving as a mentor for the 2017 Techstars Music Accelerator Program.

Selected discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Details
2017 Temecula Road Single What if I Kissed You? Producer, co-writer
2016 Imagine Dragons Me Before You Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Co-writer ("Not Today")
2015 Josh Abbot Band Front Row Seat Co-writer ("Live It While You Got It")
2014 Lucy Hale Road Between Co-writer ("From the Backseat", "Kiss Me", "Road Between", Lie a Little Better", "Just Another Song"), Producer ("You Sound Good to Me", "From the Backseat", "Nervous Girls" "Road Between")
Milow Silver Linings Co-writer ("Against the Tide", Minus One")
2013 Sylvie Vartan Sylvie in Nashville Co-writer ("Come a Little Closer")
2012 Lana Del Rey Born to Die Producer, co-writer ("Diet Mountain Dew")
Jason Mraz Love Is a Four Letter Word Co-writer ("93 Million Miles", "Everything Is Sound", "I'm Coming Over")
Alberta Cross Songs of Patience Co-producer
Kaya Jones Kaya Co-writer ("Boyfriend")
Jessie Baylin Little Spark Co-writer ("Love Is Wasted On the Lovers", "Joy Is Suspicious", "Yuma")
2011 The Cab Symphony Soldier Co-writer (endlessly)
Christina Perri Lovestrong Musician, vocal arranger
Nikki Jean Pennies in a Jar Musician
The Summer Set Everything's Fine Co-writer musician ("Like I Love You","Someone Like You")
Breanne Duren Sparks EP Producer co-writer
Allstar Weekend All The Way Co-writer ("Blame It On September")
2010 Grace Potter Tangled Soundtrack Producer ("Something That I Want")
Young the Giant Young the Giant Co-writer ("12 Fingers")
Hey Monday Beneath It All Vocal producer ("I Don't Wanna Dance")
Allstar Weekend Suddenly Yours Co-writer, vocal producer("Come Down With Love", "Here With You")
Jimmy Barnes Rage and Ruin Co-writer ("God Or Money", "This Ain't The Day", "Let It Go", "Turn It Round", "Stupid Heart", "Time Can Change", "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead", "Letter From A Dead Heart")
Melee The Masquerade Co-writer, ("Wedding Dress")
The Bigger Lights The Bigger Lights Co-writer ("What About Us", "Say What They'll Say")
Augie March 'Watch Me Disappear Vocal producer
2009 Sherwood Qu Co-writer ("You Are", "Hit the Bottom")
Sister Hazel Release Co-writer, ("Take A Bow")
Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey Here and Now Co-writer ("Broken Record")
Boh Runga Right Here Co-writer ("Dark Horse", "Names In The Sand")
Aslyn The Dandelion Sessions Co-writer
Stephen Kellogg The Bear Co-writer, ("Born In The Spring")
2008 Jessie Baylin Firesight Co-writer ("Want", "I Was On Your Mind")
Donavon Frankenreiter Pass It Around Co-writer ("Somebody's Something")
Sonya Kitchell This Storm Co-writer ("Every Drop")
Marie Digby Unfold Co-writer ("Days Go By"), Producer ("Umbrella", "Stupid For You")
The Chapin Sisters Lake Bottom Producer
2007 Plain White T's Every Second Counts Co-writer ("Our Time Now", "Making a Memory", "Figure It Out")
Marie Digby Start Here EP Producer
Stephen Kellogg Glass Jaw Boxer Producer (album), co-writer and producer ("4th of July", "Hearts In Pain", "Why You Talking To Me", "Sweetest Goodbye", "Glass Jaw Boxer")
Ingram Hill Cold in California Co-writer ("You Say Goodbye", "I Hear Goodnight", "Something to Cry To")
Adrienne Pierce Fault Line Co-writer ("Fault Line"m "Reaching for Me")
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals This Is Somewhere Producer, musician
2006 Oliver Black 6th And Brazos Producer, co-writer ("See Me Sometime"), co-writer ("Don't Want You")
Doc Walker Doc Walker Co-writer ("Maria")
2005 Stephen Kellogg One Night in Brooklyn EP Producer (album), co-writer and producer ("Girlfriend As Pretty As You")
Stephen Kellogg Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers Co-writer ("Maria")
Josh Kelley Almost Honest Co-writer ("Love Is Breaking My Heart")
Jess Klein Strawberry Lover Co-writer ("Shonalee")
State Radio Us Against the Crown Producer
2003 Caitlin Cary I'm Staying Out Co-writer ("Cello Girl", "Beauty Fades Away", "Empty Room", "You Don't Have To Hide")
Fooled By April Nice To See You EP Producer
2002 Caitlin Cary While You Weren't Looking Co-writer ("Shallow Heart, Shallow Water", "Please Don't Hurry Your Heart", "Sorry", "Pony", "The Fair", "Too Many Keys")
2001 Robert McCreedy Streamline Producer, musician


  1. ^ Farber, Jim (March 1, 2002). "COURAGE ON THE MENU When not waiting tables, singer Caitlin Cary is serving up songs of feminist wisdom". Nydailynews.com. Retrieved July 6, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Zlozower, Neil (2008). Time Flies When You're in a Coma: The Wisdom of the Metal Gods: Mike Daly, Michael Azerrad, Mark Weiss: Books. ISBN 978-0452289772.

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