Noel Zancanella

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Noel Zancanella
Occupation(s) Record producer, songwriter
Associated acts OneRepublic, Maroon 5, BOB, Gym Class Heroes, Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, Taylor Swift

Noel Zancanella is an American songwriter and record producer based in Los Angeles, California. He has written songs for rock and pop artists such as OneRepublic, Maroon 5, B.o.B, Gym Class Heroes, Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat.

History[edit]

Zancanella's father was a jazz musician, and Noel Zancanella grew up playing bass and drums before picking up an MPC drum machine and immersing himself in hip-hop as an artist/producer. In Los Angeles, he took a job at the famous Village Studios and soon found himself working alongside the likes of Janet Jackson and TK. "It was an inspiring time for me. It was the first time I was so deeply exposed to pop," Zancanella said. Eventually, he crossed paths with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder who, at the time, was working with Timbaland. Initially, Zancanella provided beats and tracks, but through his time with Tedder, he expanded his songwriting skills.[citation needed]

Since 2009, Zancanella has been signed to Patriot Games Publishing,[1] a company founded by Ryan Tedder. The signing came through Zancanella co-writing OneRepublic's hit "Good Life", which peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In 2015, Zancanella received the Songwriter of the Year Award at the BMI Pop Awards.[2]

In 2016 he won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for his work on Taylor Swift's 1989.

Discography[edit]

Tracks
Artist Title Label Credit+
OneRepublic "Counting Stars"

"Good Life"
"Wherever I Go"

Mosley, Interscope Co-wrote/ Co-produced
Demi Lovato

"Who's That Boy" ft. Dev
"Neon Lights"

Hollywood Co-wrote / Co-produced
Rob Thomas "Trust You" Atlantic Co-Wrote, Co-Produced
Mikky Ekko

"Love You Crazy"
"Loner"

RCA Co-Wrote, Co-Produced
Ella Henderson "Ghost" Syco Co-Wrote, Co-Produced
Olly Murs "Seasons" Epic, Syco Co-Wrote, Co-Produced
Gwen Stefani "Baby Don't Lie" Mad Love, Interscope Co-Wrote
Taylor Swift

"Welcome To New York"
"I Know Places"

Big Machine Co-Produced
Ellie Goulding

"Burn"
"Keep On Dancin"

Polydor Co-Wrote
Gavin DeGraw

"Need"
"Not Over You"
"Finest Hour"

RCA Co-Produced
OneRepublic

"Feel Again"
"I Lived"

Mosley / Interscope Co-Wrote / Produced
OneRepublic "Burning Bridges" Mosley / Interscope Produced
Sammy Adams "L.A. Story" 1st Round / RCA Co-Wrote / Produced
Gym Class Heroes "The Fighter" ft. Ryan Tedder Fueled by Ramen Co-Wrote / Co-Produced
B.o.B

"So Good"
"Never Let You Go" ft. Ryan Tedder
"Castles" ft. Trey Songz

Atlantic Co-Wrote / Co-Produced
Maroon 5

"Lucky Strike"
"Love Somebody"

A&M / Octone Co-Wrote / Co-Produced
Maroon 5

"Maps"
"New Love"

Interscope Co-Wrote / Co-Produced
K'Naan

"Hurt Me Tomorrow"
"Better"

A&M / Octone Co-Wrote / Co-Produced
Selena Gomez "That's More Like It" Hollywood Co-Produced
Colbie Caillat

"Brighter Than the Sun"
"Favorite Song" ft. Common

Universal Republic Co-Produced
The Wanted "Satellite" Mercury Co-Wrote / Co-Produced
Big Time Rush "Music Sounds Better with U" ft. Mann Nick / Columbia Co-Wrote / Co-Produced

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patriot Records". Patriot Records. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  2. ^ "P!nk Receives President's Award at 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards". BMI.