Brian Howes


Brian Howes is a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, A&R professional and studio owner based in Los Angeles.

-Produced Nickelback’s newest release Here and Now debuted at #2 on US and Canadian Soundscan (Platinum and counting in the US and double Platinum and counting in Canada, 1.5 Mill WW)

-Writer/Producer on Hinder Extreme Behavior (4 million sold worldwide) including single “Lips of an Angel”- #1 CHR US charts for 3 weeks. Hinder 2nd release Take it to the Limit (Certified Gold in the US). Instrumental in developing the band from day one.

-Has written hits with Daughtry including “Over You” and “What I
Want” on his 5 million selling debut album. Both songs went Top 5 in the
US. Also has two additional songs on Daughtry’s second Platinum selling

-Produced/co-wrote with Boys Like Girls, including “Two is Better Than One”, featuring Taylor Swift and “Love Drunk”; both went Top 10 on Top 40/Hot AC in the US and sold more than 4 million singles.

– Produced Simple Plan’s release Get Your Heart On (debuted Top 5 in 7 countries) for Atlantic Records including the single “Jet Lag”, featuring Natasha Bedingfield. “Summer Paradise” featuring Sean Paul went top 10 around the world.

-Co-wrote American Idol winner David Cook’s first single “Light On” with Chris Cornell (1.5 million records sold in the US alone and Certified Platinum single), which Howes went on to win a 2010 BMI Pop Award for.

-Produced and co-wrote Hedley’s “Anything”, “Crazy For You”, “Invincible” “Cha Ching”, “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and “Perfect”, all multi-Platinum singles on double-Platinum albums. Produced and co-wrote Hedley’s album Wild Life (double-Platinum), which debuted Top 5 on Soundscan, and Storms (double-Platinum) which debuted at #2 on Soundscan.

– Co-wrote # 1 active rock radio smash “Awake and Alive” from GRAMMY nominated band Skillet’s Platinum LP. Produced and co-wrote Comatose, Gold in the US.

-Wrote/produced #1 rock radio track “Famous” for Puddle of Mudd, as well as three songs from their last release, including top 5 smash “Stoned”.

-Produced and co-wrote on Airbourne’s Black Dog Barking for Roadrunner/Atlantic

– Owns a world class recording studio in Los Angeles, CA where he currently lives and works

Awards Include:
-SOCAN’s International Achievement Award in 2010
– 2012 JUNO Award for Producer of the Year for his work on Hedley and Nickelback, and beat out Bob Rock and David Foster in 2007 for JUNO’s Producer of the Year. Nominated for Producer of the Year once again in 2014 alongside Hedley’s Jacob Hoggard.
-Nominated for Juno for Producer of the Year in 2010
-Swept 2008 BMI Pop Awards with four big wins, including top honor Song of the Year, as well as Top Digital Song for “Lips of an Angel”
-Won three additional BMI Pop Awards in 2009 for work with Chris Daughtry and Skillet
-Won BMI award for “Light On” (David Cook) in 2009
-Won several SOCAN awards for various projects, including the Pop Rock Award in 2012
-Nominated for a GRAMMY (Skillet) in 2008
-Dove Award for his work on Skillet’s Comatose

Career Highlights Include:
-NobodyHome / EMI Publishing: Had a joint venture partnership with EMI Music Publishing.
-VanHowes / Interscope Records: Brian had a joint venture partnership with Jimmy Iovine (Interscope Records)


Producer / Songwriter