Matt Squire

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Matt Squire
Lahir 7 Mei 1976 (umur 38)
Bendera Amerika Serikat Washington, D.C.
Genre Pop punk, power pop, alternative rock, indie rock
Pekerjaan Produser rekaman
Tahun aktif 2002—sekarang

Matt Squire adalah seorang penulis lagu dan produser musik multi-platinum. Dia pernah menjadi produser, teknisi, sekaligus menulis lagu untuk 3OH!3, Good Charlotte, New Boyz, Selena Gomez, David Archuleta, Taking Back Sunday, The Used, All Time Low, Panic! at the Disco, Boys Like Girls, The Cab, dan Northstar.

Kehidupan pribadi[sunting | sunting sumber]

Matt Squire lahir di Washington, D.C. pada tanggal 7 Mei 1976 dari pasangan John Squire dan Lynn Zwerin. Dia telah menunjukkan ketertarikan terhadap musik sejak dini. Dia mendapatkan gitar pertamanya saat berusia 8 tahun dan kemudian mulai belajar drum secara otodidak pada usia 10 tahun. Squire bersekolah di Georgetown Day School dan lulus pada tahun 1994. Dia kemudian memasuki Boston University hingga lulus pada 1999.

Sebelum menjadi produser, Squire pernah bermain di beberapa band, seperti Ashes, Miltown, The Dubnicks, Long Distance Runner dan The Rise Park. Setelah band After The Rise Park bubar, Squire merekam beberapa demo untuk The Explosion. Segera setelah itu, dia mulai bekerja bersama produser Paul Q. Kolderie. Squire dan Kolderie kemudian bekerja sama membuka kembali Fort Apache Studio di Boston dengan nama Camp Street Studio. Pada akhir 2004, Squire pindah ke daerah Washington, D.C. untuk membuka SOMD Studio di College Park, Maryland. Setelah kembali ke kampung halamannya itu, Squire bertemu kembali dengan Alexandra Mackler. Squire dan Mackler sendiri adalah teman semasa SMA dan kuliah. Sebelum pernikahannya pada Mei 2007, Squire pindah ke rumah baru dekat dengan College Park dan membuka ulang SOMD Studio di rumahnya. Setelah sukses di Maryland, Squire kemudian pindah ke Los Angeles. Saat ini, Squire masih tetap menjalankan SOMD Studio di Maryland dan juga bekerja sebagai produser di Los Angeles.

Gaya musikal[sunting | sunting sumber]

Matt Squire dikenal dekat dengan power pop dan pop punk. Dia memiliki ketangkasan mencari artis papan bawah dan kemudian membantu mereka memperbaiki musikalitas mereka. Dalam bekerja, Squire selalu berusaha dekat dengan artisnya. Dia dikenal sebagai produser ringan tangan yang sering memberikan saran musikal maupun lirikal. Dia juga sering membantu menulis lagu untuk para artisnya.

Walaupun dia sangat dikenal atas kesuksesannya dalam kancah musik pop punk, dia telah mecoba bekerja dengan artis dari genre lain seperti Katy Perry, 3OH!3, Selena Gomez, New Boyz, The Used, HIM, dan David Archuleta. Dia juga bekerja pada versi Amerika dari acara televisi The X Factor.

Diskografi terkenal[sunting | sunting sumber]

Tahun Artis Judul Label Pekerjaan
2003 Orange Island Orange Island Triple Crown Records Produser
2003 The Explosion Sick of Modern Art Tarantulas Records Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2004 Stars Hide Fire The Shortcut to Loss I-Surrender Records Mixer
2004 On Fire This Time It Is Forever Magic Bullet Records Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2004 The Killing Gift Who Watches the Watchmen? Immigrant Sun Produser, Teknis
2004 The Receiving End of Sirens The Receiving End of Sirens EP self-released Produser, Wakil-teknis
2004 These Enzymes Henry Doghouse Records Produser
2004 Northstar Pollyanna Triple Crown Records Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2004 The Static Age Neon Nights Electric Lives Tarantulas Records Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2005 Del Cielo Us Vs. Them Lovitt Records Produser, Teknis
2005 Bleeder Resistor Sixteen Basement Records Teknis, Mixer
2005 Eyes Like Knives Slow Distractions Dopamine Records Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2005 Renee Heartfelt Death of the Ghost Textbook Music Produser
2005 A Fall Farewell Where Us Trouble Befalls and the Secrecy Enthralls Rise Records Produser, Teknis
2005 The Receiving End of Sirens Between the Heart and the Synapse Triple Crown Records Produser
2005 My American Heart The Meaning in Makeup Warcon Records Mixer
2005 Various Artists Punk Goes 80's Fearless Records Teknis, Mixer
2005 Lux Courageous Reasons That Keep the Ground Near Triple Crown Records Produser, Teknis
2005 The Junior Varsity Wide Eyed Victory Records Teknis
2005 Time And Distance The Way It Should Be I-Surrender Records Produser
2005 Driving East A Black Eye or a Broken Heart The Militia Group Produser, Mixer
2005 Panic! at the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2006 The Burning Paris Half-Truths and Indiscretions: The Anthology Magic Bullet Records Teknis, Mixer
2006 Nitro Tokyo Hell Yeah Magic Bullet Records Guitar, Teknis, Mixer
2006 Downtown Singapore Don't Let Your Guard Down DCide Records Produser
2006 So They Say Antidote for Irony Fearless Records Produser, Teknis
2006 Hit The Lights This Is a Stick Up... Don't Make It a Murder Triple Crown Records Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2006 Cute Is What We Aim For The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch Fueled by Ramen Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2006 Monty Are I Wall of People Stolen Transmission Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2006 Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls Columbia Records/Red Ink Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2007 Permanent Me After the Rooms Clears Stolen Transmission Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2007 Various Artists Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Soundtrack Atlantic/WEA Records Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2007 Daphne Loves Derby Good Night, Witness Light Outlook Records Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2007 A Thorn for Every Heart It's Hard to Move You Kickball Records Produser
2007 Signal the Escape These Scars Are Just the Beginning EP Double Blind Music Mixer, Co-Produser
2007 Skindred Roots Rock Riot Lava Records Produser
2007 The Receiving End of Sirens The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi Triple Crown Records Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2007 All Time Low So Wrong, It's Right Hopeless Records Produser, Teknis, Mixer, Penulis lagu
2007 Automatic Loveletter Recover EP Epic Records Produser, Mixer
2008 People In Planes Beyond The Horizon Wind-Up Records Produser, Teknis
2008 The Cab Whisper War Decaydance Records/Fueled by Ramen Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2008 Forever The Sickest Kids Underdog Alma Mater Universal Records Produser, Teknis
2008 The Maine Can't Stop, Won't Stop Fearless Records Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2008 Signal the Escape All That You Deserve Double Blind Music Mixer, Co-Produser
2008 3OH!3 Want Photo Finish Records Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2008 Katy Perry I Kissed a Girl - Rock Mix Capitol Records Co-Produser (bersama Dr. Luke)
2008 The Morning Light Brand New Friends (lagu) Fearless Records Produser
2008 This Providence The Bright Lights EP Fueled By Ramen Produser, Mixer
2008 This Providence Who Are You Now? Fueled By Ramen Produser, Mixer
2008 Push Play Found (sebagian) Wind-Up Records Produser, Teknis
2008 Monty Are I Break Through The Silence Island Def Jam Produser
2009 All Time Low Nothing Personal (sebagian) Hopeless Records Produser, Teknis, Penulis lagu
2009 Taking Back Sunday New Again (sebagian) Warner Bros. Records Produser, Teknis
2009 The Used Artwork Reprise Produser, Teknis
2009 A Rocket to the Moon On Your Side Fueled By Ramen Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2009 Breathe Carolina Hello Fascination (sebagian) Fearless Records Produser, Teknis, Mixer
2009 Saosin In Search Of Solid Ground (sebagian) Capitol Records Penulis lagu
2009 Emily Osment All The Right Wrongs Wind-Up Records Produser
2009 Meg & Dia Black Wedding Doghouse Records Penulis lagu
2009 3OH!3 feat. Katy Perry Starstrukk (lagu) Photo Finish/Atlantic Records Produser, Teknis
2009 Forever The Sickest Kids The Weekend: Friday Universal Records/Motown Records Produser
2009 HIM Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, Chapters 1–13 Warner Bros. Records/Sire Records Produser
2009 Good Charlotte Cardiology (sebagian) Capitol Penulis lagu
2010 3OH!3 Streets of Gold Photo Finish/Atlantic Records Produser, Teknis, & Penulis lagu
2010 Brian McFadden Sign of the Times Universal Music Produser
2010 All Time Low Dirty Work Interscope Produser & Penulis lagu
2010 Selena Gomez Sick Of You (lagu) Hollywood Records Produser & Penulis lagu
2010 David Archuleta The Other Side of Down (sebagian) Jive Produser & Penulis lagu
2010 New Boyz feat. Iyaz Break My Bank (lagu) Asylum Produser & Penulis lagu
2010 These Kids Wear Crowns Jumpstart Capitol Records/EMI Music Canada Produser & Penulis lagu
2010 Simple Plan Get Your Heart On! (sebagian) Atlantic Penulis lagu
2011 David Cook (Don't You) Forget About Me (lagu) RCA/19 Recordings Produser & Penulis lagu
2011 Matthew Morrison Matthew Morrison (sebagian) Mercury Records Produser & Penulis lagu
2011 Greyson Chance Heart Like Stone eleveneleven Produser

Pencapaian[sunting | sunting sumber]

Artis Album/Singel Sertifikasi RIAA
Panic! At The Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (album) 2× Platinum
Panic! At The Disco I Write Sins Not Tragedies (singel) Platinum
Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls (album) Gold
Boys Like Girls The Great Escape (singel) Platinum
Boys Like Girls Hero/Heroine (singel) Gold
Boys Like Girls Thunder (singel) Gold
3OH!3 Don't Trust Me (singel) 2× Platinum
3OH!3 feat. Katy Perry Starstrukk (singel) Platinum
Selena Gomez & The Scene A Year Without Rain (album) Gold
All Time Low Dear Maria, Count Me In (singel) Gold
All Time Low Nothing Personal (album) Platinum

Penghargaan[sunting | sunting sumber]

  • Nominasi untuk Boston Music Award 2007

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