Scott Jacoby (producer)
Jacoby at Eusonia Studios in 2014
|Birth name||Scott Adam Jacoby|
October 31, 1971 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
Scott Adam Jacoby (born October 31, 1971) is an American record producer, songwriter, composer, sound engineer, and recording artist. He is a Grammy award winner, and has worked with numerous artists in various genres including Coldplay, Cory Henry, Fabolous, Jackie Evancho, John Legend, José James, Kane, Laura Izibor, Maiysha, Naturally 7, Ronnie Spector, Sia, Stormzy, Vampire Weekend and Vanessa Hudgens. In 2007, he founded his own record label Eusonia Records, and is also the owner of Eusonia Studios.
In 2003, Jacoby signed a record deal with Irma Records to released his debut studio album, Before Now (in 2004). The album was then licensed to Columbia Music Entertainment in Japan, and the first single, "I Like You", went to number 1 on the Japanese radio charts. In 2008, Columbia released Jacoby's sophomore studio album, After, which featured guest artists and writers, Maiysha, Andrew Wyatt, Jerome Collins of Straight No Chaser, Kevin Michael, and Shelly Peiken. In 2002, he established his own music production company, SCOJAC Music Productions, of which he is the current president and CEO.
In 2007, Jacoby founded Eusonia Records, an independent record label, originally distributed by Ryko and now by RED. The label currently has four artists on its roster: Jacoby, Maiysha, SiLyA and Zach Deputy, as well as the soundtrack for the 2013 film My Last Day Without You. In 2010, Jacoby teamed up with his partner James McKinney to run the label.
- Studio albums
- Before Now (2004)
- After (2008)
- Other projects
- Evolution of Creation (as VMS Universe) (1996)
- Insert (with Allen Towbin as EJECT) (2000)
The following is a select list of albums in which Jacoby has worked on as either producer, co-producer, composer, mixer or engineer, showing song title, year released, performing artist(s), album title and role.
|2002||"Do the Roo"||Disney Channel||Songs from the Book of Pooh||Walt Disney||Composer, producer|
|2003||"Right Way"||Maya Azucena||Maya Who?!||NuMedia NY||Producer|
|2004||Entire album||Scott Jacoby||Before Now||Irma||Primary artist, composer, producer, engineer, mixing|
|"Baby"||Fabolous||Real Talk||Desert Storm, Atlantic||Additional keyboards|
|2005||Entire album||Jess Klein||Strawberry Lover||Rykodisc||Hammond organ, Wurlitzer piano|
|2006||Entire EP||Autumn||Sunshine (EP)||You||Producer|
|Entire album||Lewis Black||The Carnegie Hall Performance[a]||Comedy Central||Engineer|
|"Can Ya Feel It?"||Naturally 7||Ready II Fly||Virgin Music Germany||Additional drum programming[b]|
|"Feel It (In the Air Tonight)"||Producer, drum programming, arrangement|
|"Harder Than That"||Drum programming|
|"Never"||Composer,[c] producer, drum programming|
|"New York"||Additional drum programming|
|2007||"Mmm…"||Laura Izibor||Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?
(Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture)
|2008||"Last Night"||Vanessa Hudgens||Identified||Hollywood||Producer, engineer,[e] drum programming, Wurlizter electric piano, electric guitar, Hammond organ|
|Entire album||Scott Jacoby||After||Eusonia, Nippon Columbia||Primary artist, composer, producer, engineer, mixing, vocals, guitar, piano, clavinet, organ, Wurlitzer piano, Minimoog, drums, congas, percussion, drum programming|
|Entire album||Kane||Everything You Want||Universal||Producer, mixer, backing vocals|
|Entire album||Maiysha||This Much Is True[f]||Eusonia||Executive producer, producer, engineer, mixing, drum programming, instrumentation|
|"Damned"||Eva Avila||Give Me the Music||Sony BMG Canada||Composer[g]|
|2009||"Perfect World"||Laura Izibor||Let the Truth Be Told||Atlantic||Producer, engineer, drum programming, additional mixing|
|"The Worst Is Over"||Producer, engineer, mixing|
|"Yes (I'll Be Your Baby)"||Producer, engineer, drum programming, additional mixing, bass, clavinet, drums, organ, Wurlitzer piano, string arrangement[h]|
|"I Don't Want You Back"||Producer, engineer, mixing, drum programming, drums, organ|
|2010||"Touch"||José James||Blackmagic||Brownswood, Beat||Mixing|
|"Save Your Love for Me"|
|"The Greater Good"|
|Entire album||Chimène||Laisse-les dire||AZ, Universal||Producer, mixing|
|Carolyn Malachi||Lions, Fires, Squares[i]||Self-released||Mixing|
|José James, Jef Neve||For All We Know[j]||Impulse!||Mixing|
|Billy White||First Things First||Porto Franco||Mixing, mastering[k]|
|2011||Entire album||SiLyA||Peel Away||Eusonia||Producer, mixing|
|Kane||Singles Only||Universal, Kane|
|"All I Seem to Do"||Rachel Platten||Be Here||Rock Ridge||Mixing|
|"You Don't Have to Go"|
|"Nothing Ever Happens"|
|Entire album||Zach Deputy||Another Day||Eusonia||Producer, mixing|
|2012||Entire album||Cory Henry||Gotcha Now Doc||Self-released||Mixing, mastering|
|"Spaceship"||Nicki Richards||Tell Me…||Not On Label||Additional vocals|
|2013||"Trouble"||José James||No Beginning No End||Blue Note||Composer[l]|
|Entire album||Vigon Bamy Jay||Les Soul Men||323||Producer, mixing|
|"Unbelievers"||Vampire Weekend||Modern Vampires of the City[m]||XL||Mixing[n]|
|Entire album||Olympe||Olympe||Fontana, Mercury||Producer, mixing|
|Nicole Beharie, various artists||My Last Day Without You:
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
|2014||Entire album||School Is Cool||Nature Fear||Sony Music Belgium, Wilderness||Mixing|
|Olympe||Une vie par jour||Mercury||Producer, mixing|
|"Alexandra"||Hamilton Leithauser||Black Hours||Ribbon||Mixing|
|"Pop That Truck"||Chuck Brown||Beautiful Life||Raw Venture|
|Entire album||Heffron Drive||Happy Mistakes||TOLBooth|
|2015||"Keep the Customer Satisfied"||Naturally 7||Hidden in Plain Sight, Vox Maximus Vol. 1||Hidden Beach||Producer, mixing|
|"Can't Take the Credit"|
|"Put You on to this"|
|"Need You with Me"|
|"Take It (Golden Gates)"|
|"Colors"||Vérité||Sentiment (EP)||Not On Label, Turntable Kitchen||Mixing[o]|
|Entire EP||Rachel Brown||The Band (EP)||Anavista||Producer, mixing|
|2016||"Congratulations"||Rachel Platten||Wildfire||Columbia, Sony Music||Composer[p]|
|Entire album||Cory Henry||The Revival||GroundUP, Universal||Mixing|
|Ronnie Spector||English Heart||429||Producer, mixing|
|Coldplay||A Head Full of Dreams (5.1 Surround Mix)||Parlophone, Atlantic||Mixing|
|2017||"The Week of the Disaster"||The Kin||Modern Primitive||Self-released||Composer, producer, mixer|
|"Underneath It All"|
|"Live Your Fantasy"||José James||Love in a Time of Madness||Blue Note||Composer, engineer,[q] keyboards, synthesizer|
|"Blinded by Your Grace, Pt. 2"||Stormzy||Gang Signs & Prayer||#Merky||Engineer|
|Entire album||White Willow||Future Hopes||The Laser's Edge||Additional engineer|
Film and television
The following is a list of films, television series and commercials in which Jacoby has worked on as either producer, co-producer, composer, mixer or engineer, showing title/client, project type, role and year released.
|Year||Title / Client||Type||Role||Ref|
|2002||The Book of Pooh / Disney||Series||Composer, producer|||
|2010||Escape from Havana / CNBC||Documentary|||
|2011||My Last Day Without You[r]||Film||Composer, producer|||
|2016||Policing the Police (Frontline) / PBS||Documentary||Composer|||
- The Carnegie Hall Performance won Best Comedy Album at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2006.
- The drums for "Can Ya Feel It?" were co-programmed with Andrew Lefkowits.
- "Never" was co-composed with Andrew Lefkowits and Jamal Reed.
- "4Life" was co-produced with Dwight Stewart and Kevin Deane.
- "Last Night" was co-engineered by Jason Coons.
- "Wanna Be", the second track from This Much Is True, was nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in 2009.
- "Damned" was co-composed with Greg Johnston, Luke McMaster and Sherry St. Germain.
- The strings for "Yes (I'll Be Your Baby)" were co-arranged with Laura Izibor and Steve Lunt.
- "Orion", the second track from Lions, Fires, Squares, was nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2010.
- For All We Know won the Prix du Jazz Vocal (Vocal Jazz Award) at the Prix de l'Académie du Jazz in 2010.
- First Things First was co-mixed and mastered with Alex Bilowitz.
- "Trouble" was co-composed with José James.
- Modern Vampires of the City won Best Alternative Music Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2013.
- "Unbelievers" was co-mixed with Emily Lazar.
- "Colors" was co-mixed with Jack Dine and Zach Nicita.
- "Congratulations" was co-composed with Rachel Platten and Jon Levine.
- "Live Your Fantasy" was co-engineered with Jack Dine.
- My Last Day Without You won Best Independent Feature at the Black Reel Awards of 2012.
- 12/10/2014 8:00 PM Eastern (2014-12-10). "Mix Regional New York City: Scott Jacoby at Eusonia Studios". Mixonline. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- Philbrook, Erik. "Manhattan Motown". ASCAP Online. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
- "Ronnie Spector on Keith Richards, David Bowie and Life After Phil". Rollingstone.com. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- Scott Jacoby. "Scott Jacoby | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- "Folk-rock singer-songwriter Jack Johnson was in Studio A for promo recording, including live ISDN radio interviews and a live acoustic performance". Mixonline.com. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "Scott Jacoby New Releases: Before Now on Beatport". Beatport. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "Scott Jacoby(スコット・ジャコビー)". Columbia.jp. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- Barlyn, Suzanne. "SCOJAC Music Productions". Productionco.org. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- Barlyn, Suzanne (2007-11-26). "Talk Is Cheap". WSJ. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- Mitchell, Gail. "Producer Scott Jacoby Seeks His Motown In Eusonia". Billboard. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
- "Maiysha, Scott Jacoby and Psalm One Will Write and Record with New York Inner City Students". Ascap.com. 2011-11-15. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- "Silya | New Music And Songs |". Mtv.com. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- "Zach Deputy | New Music And Songs |". Mtv.com. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- 2/01/2013 4:00 AM Eastern (2013-02-01). "Mix Tips: James McKinney". Mixonline. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- "GRAMMY Museum’s Music Revolution Project brought to Anguilla Through the Anguilla Music Academy | The Anguillian Newspaper". Theanguillian.com. 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- "Anguilla Music Academy and The GRAMMY Museum® Presents: Music Revolution Project Anguilla" (PDF). Grammymuseum.org. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- Hines, Kimberley A. (1 June 2009). "Behind the Groove with Mayisha". SoulBounce.com. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
- "Palmarès 2010" (in French). Académie du Jazz. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
- "Songs from the Book of Pooh". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "Maze Studios". Company on Top. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "Confess (2005)". IMDB. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "Escape from Havana: An American Story". CNBC. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "My Last Day Without You (2011)". IMDB. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "The Immigrant (Feature Film 2014)". ProductionBeast. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "Policing the Police". PBS Frontline. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
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