Morgan Taylor Reid

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Morgan Taylor Reid
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Chalice Recording Studios 2016
Background information
Birth nameMorgan Taylor Reid
BornSanta Rosa, California
GenresPop, alternative, rock, adult contemporary music, indie rock, indie pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, record producer, musician
InstrumentsVocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, drums, percussion
Years active2002–present
Associated actsBackstreet Boys, Chromeo, Marshmello, American Authors, Joseph Wrabel, MAX and Shane Harper.

Morgan Taylor Reid is a Grammy nominated music producer, singer-songwriter and recording artist based in Los Angeles. As an artist, Reid's music has been licensed for television including his song "Brighter" that was featured in the Season 7 finale of Grey's Anatomy, his song "Simply Human" featured on House (Season 8, Episode 9 FOX) and his song "Where Do I Even Start?" featured in Season 8, Episode 8 of Grey's Anatomy.[1] After being featured on Grey's Anatomy, "Where Do I Even Start?" reached #74 on the Top 100 Alternative Songs on iTunes.

As a songwriter and record producer, Reid has worked with several artists including the Backstreet Boys. Reid wrote and produced five songs on the Backstreet Boys album In A World Like This including their single "Show 'Em (What You're Made Of)". Reid also produced their holiday single "It's Christmas Time Again", which he wrote with Backstreet Boys members Nick Carter and Howie Dorough along with songwriter Mika Guillory.[2]

Early life[edit]

Morgan Taylor Reid, born and raised in Santa Rosa, California. He first played a musical instrument[which?] when he was three years old. He started learning piano at age four. He became multi-instrumental as he proceeded to learn additional instruments including guitar, bass, synthesizers, mandolin, and others. He was exposed to music by his parents. His moved listened to Top 40 and his father rock music including The Beatles, The Eagles, and Elton John. At the age of eleven he wrote his first song.[1]

Producing career[edit]

Reid lives and works in Los Angeles. He has written and produced several songs for artists such as Backstreet Boys, Megan Nicole (Bad Boy Records), Plug in Stereo (Atlantic Records), Shane Harper (Deep Well Records (Adam Anders) and several indie artists.

In April 2011, Reid began co-producing with record producer RedOne. They worked on music for the band 7Lions (2101 Records/Universal Music Group).[3] Reid wrote, produced and developed the debut EP Born 2 Run for the band 7Lions. After its release on June 19, 2012, the Born 2 Run album debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 charts at #15 on the Alternative Chart and #33 on the New Artist Chart.[4]

In addition to the Backstreet Boys 2012 Christmas single "It's Christmas Time Again", Reid also wrote and produced five tracks on the Backstreet Boys 2013 album; In a World Like This.[5]

Reid has been working with artist Grace Mitchell since she was 14 years old. On December 17, 2013, the soundtrack to the film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was released, it featured a cover of Hall & Oates's Maneater performed by Mitchell and produced by Reid. At the age of seventeen, Mitchell released her debut album; Design – EP, on Universal Republic Records.[6]

Solo artist career[edit]

Reid's solo album is called Simply Human. It is an acoustic album. The single "Stay Where You Are" was used in a Levi's campaign. The album's songs "Brighter" and "Where Do I Even Start?" were used on Grey's Anatomy. After being featured on Grey's Anatomy, "Where Do I Even Start?" reached #74 on the Top 100 Alternative Songs on iTunes. Reid's song "Simply Human" was featured on the show House in 2012.[1]

On November 21, 2012 Reid released a single, called "Science", which he wrote with CTodd Nielsen and Matt Mugford. The single was released the same day it was featured on Private Practice.[1]


Year Label Artist Album Title Credited As
2018 Lakeshore Records Bella Thorne Midnight Sun (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) "Burn So Bright" Producer
"Let The Light In" Producer
"Reaching" Producer
"Sweetest Feeling" Producer
"Walk With Me" Producer
Atlantic Records Chromeo Head Over Heals "Bad Decision" Writer, Producer
Creative Nation Steve Moakler Born Ready "Slow Down" Writer
2017 Island Records American Authors I Wanna Go Out - Single "I Wanna Go Out" Writer, Producer
Cardiknox Bad Boys - Single "Bad Boys" Writer
Slippery Eel Emii Read My Mind EP "Read My Mind" Writer, Producer
Kris Angelis Heartbreak Is Contagious - EP "Built This House" Writer, producer
"Heartbreak Is Contagious" Writer, producer
"Kevin Bacon" Writer, producer
California Country Music Leah Turner Leah Turner - EP "Sleep You Off" Writer, Producer
Warner Bros. Records Mikey Mike Going Charlie - Single "Going Charlie" Writer, Producer
Entertainment Sam Fischer Getting Older - Single "Getting Older" Writer, Producer
Epic Records Wrabel We Could Be Beautiful - EP "Ritual" Writer, Producer
2016 ATO Joseph I'm Alone, No You're Not "Blood & Tears" Writer
"White Flag" Writer
Gia Straight Up - Single "Straight Up" Producer
OWSLA Marshmello Ritual (feat. Wrabel) - Single "Ritual (feat. Wrabel)" Writer, Vocal Producer
Parlophone Matoma & Gia Heart Won't Forget - Single "Heart Won't Forget" Writer, Co-Producer
Megan Nicole Mascara - Single "Mascara" Writer, producer, mixer
Virgin Shane Harper Like I Did EP "P.O.W.E.R." Writer, producer
"Satellite" Writer, producer
2015 Republic Grace Mitchell Raceday – EP "NoLo" Writer
"Breaking Hearts" Writer
DCD2 MAX Gibberish - Single "Gibberish (feat. Hoodie Allen)" Writer
2014 Republic Grace Mitchell Design – EP "Runaway" Writer, producer
"Broken Over You" Writer, producer
"Always & Forever" Producer
"Your Design" Producer
MAX The Say Max – EP "Darling" Writer, producer
Atlantic Records Plug in Stereo A Little Peace – EP "Don't Say Goodnight" Writer, producer
"Everything I Shouldn't Say" Writer, producer
"Home Soon" Writer, producer
"To Be Wanted (Feat. Megan & Liz)" Writer, producer
"Wait For Me" Writer, producer
2013 2101 Records 7Lions "Taking Over – Single" Writer, producer
Hopeless Records Anarbor Burnout "18" Writer
"What He Don't Know" Writer
K-BAHN Backstreet Boys In A World Like This "In Your Arms" Writer, producer
"One Phone Call" Writer, producer
"Permanent Stain" Writer, producer
"Show 'Em (What You're Made Of)" Writer, producer
"Soldier" Writer, producer
Republic Grace Mitchell The Secret Life of Walter Mitty "Maneater" Producer, Mixer
Compound Jessi Malay "Bougie" Mixer, producer
Max Schneider "Nothing Without Love" – Single Writer, producer, Mixer
Morgan Taylor Reid A Minor Heartbeat "City in Motion" Writer, producer, Mixer
"Ghost Town" Writer, producer, Mixer
"Love Lock Maze" Writer, producer, Mixer
"Say Goodnight" Writer, producer, Mixer
"Sweeter Sound" Writer, producer, Mixer
"Take Care, Remember Me" Writer, producer, Mixer
"The Greener Side" Writer, producer, Mixer
Bad Boy Records Megan Nicole "Summer Forever" – Single Writer, producer, Mixer
Atlantic Records Plug in Stereo "To Be Wanted" (feat. Megan & Liz) – Single Writer, producer
Inpop Records Shane Harper "Hold You Up" – Single Writer, producer, Mixer
2012 2101 Records 7Lions Born 2 Run – EP "Born 2 Run" Writer, producer
"Emergency" Writer, producer
"One Man Symphony" Writer, producer
"One More Time" Writer, producer
"Taking Over" Writer, producer
K-BAHN Backstreet Boys "It's Christmas Time Again" – Single Writer, producer, Mixer
Atlantic Records Plug in Stereo The Patience – EP "Frozen Heart" Writer, producer
"I Blame You" Writer, producer
"Patience" Writer, producer
"You're on My Mind" Writer, producer
2101 Records Porcelain Black "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (feat. 7Lions) – Cover Producer, Mixer
Morgan Taylor Reid "Science" – Single Writer, producer, Mixer
Deep Well Records Shane Harper Dancin' in the Rain – EP "Flat World" Writer, producer
"Say It Cause I Know It" Writer, producer
"Your Love" – Cover Producer
Shane Harper "I Know What I Know" (feat. Prophet) Writer, producer
"When I Look into Your Eyes" Writer, producer
2011 Morgan Taylor Reid Brighter – EP "Back in Time" Writer, producer, Mixer
"Brighter" Writer, producer, Mixer
"Where Do I Even Start?" Writer, producer, Mixer
Sean Douglas If We're Dying... "Unconditional" Writer, producer, Mixer
South Jordan Keep Calm and Carry On "Picking Up The Pieces" Writer, producer
"Naked" Producer
"Live Laugh Love" Producer
2010 Morgan Taylor Reid Simply Human – EP "Brighter" Writer, producer, Mixer
"One" Writer, producer, Mixer
"Simply Human" Writer, producer, Mixer
"Stay Where You Are" Writer, producer, Mixer
"Touch" Writer, producer, Mixer
"When Your Heart Is Able" Writer, producer, Mixer
2009 Bluebox Thoughts in Motion – EP "All You Are" Writer, producer, Mixer
"Clarity" Writer, producer, Mixer
"Close All The Doors" Writer, producer, Mixer
"Save A Day" Writer, producer, Mixer
"Started A Fire" Writer, producer, Mixer


Grammy Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2019 Head Over Heels Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Nominated


  1. ^ a b c d "Morgan Taylor Reid - Music Lounge -". Retrieved 2011-08-01.
  2. ^ "Nick Carter Twitter Update". October 3, 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2012. On our way to work to write with Prophet and Morgan. Wish us luck.
  3. ^ "Music Connection Digital Edition". Retrieved 2011-08-01.
  4. ^ "ARTIST DIRECT "7Lions Turn Heads Over "L.A. Kings/Born 2 Run" Stanley Cup Theme"". Retrieved June 20, 2012.
  5. ^ Schneider, Marc (November 19, 2012). "Backstreet Boys Are 'Halfway There' to First Indie Album". Billboard. Retrieved November 20, 2012.
  6. ^ Lewis, Casey (November 24, 2014). "Meet Grace Mitchell: The Teen Poised to Be the Next Banks". Vice. Retrieved March 14, 2015.

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