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Kevin Kadish

Songwriter, Producer
"All About That Bass," "Lips Are Movin," "Wordplay"

Songwriter, Producer - "All About That Bass," "Lips Are Movin," "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life," "Wordplay"

Kevin Kadish is an American Grammy Award-nominated songwriter, producer, sound engineer, and instrumentalist who has participated in the production of many commercially successful American recordings. He co-wrote, produced, and mixed the 2014 multi-platinum single "All About That Bass" for Meghan Trainor, which spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, became the second-biggest selling song of 2014 in Australia and the eight-biggest selling song of the same year in Germany and the United Kingdom. Kadish received two more nominations at the 57th Grammy Awards: Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Throughout the mid-1990s, Kadish toured the East Coast as a solo, acoustic artist. In 2000, Kadish met record producer Matt Serletic who signed him as his "staff-writer" to Serletic's co-venture with Warner/Chappell Music. While under the wing of Serletic, Kadish co-wrote "Be There For You" and "Don't Fade Away" on Willie Nelson's album The Great Divide. He also co-wrote the songs "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" and "Stuck" for pop singer Stacie Orrico. These two hits have been featured on several compilations which have sold nearly 11 million copies, cumulatively. In 2005, Kadish received an ASCAP Christian Music Award for Stacie Orrico's "(There's Gotta Be) More To Life" for being one of the most played songs on Christian radio. Also in 2005, Kadish collaborated with singer/songwriter Jason Mraz on his sophomore effort, Mr. A-Z, producing and writing both singles ("Wordplay" and "Geek in the pink.") For his work on this record, Kadish was nominated for Best Engineered Album at the 48th Grammy Awards in 2005. In 2006, Kadish received the SOCAN award for his No.1 "Flawed Design" by Stabilo. In 2007, the song also received the SOCAN award for greatest number of plays on Canadian radio in 2006. In 2012, Kevin co-wrote and produced "Crazy For You" for Ross Lynch, "Rooftops" for American Idol winner Kris Allen, and co-wrote and produced "Crank it Up" for Colt Ford. In 2014, he co-wrote "Two Hands Up" and "Favorite Song" on O.A.R.'s "The Rockville LP", as well as "Fire" and "Country Road" on the upcoming Canaan Smith record. He also produced (and co-wrote 8 of the 14 songs) on the upcoming second album for Minneapolis based rock band, New Medicine, entitled Breaking The Model. Other songwriting credits include work with and for Miley Cyrus (Hollywood), Michelle Branch (Warner Bros.), Meat Loaf (Mercury), Taylor Hicks (Arista), Joe Jonas (Hollywood), Skillet (Lava/Atlantic), BC Jean (J Records), Gloriana (Emblem/WB), Ryan Star (Atlantic), Tal Bachman (Sony), Bif Naked (Lava/Atlantic), Lucy Woodward (Atlantic), Evan Taubenfeld (Sire/WB), Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Steve Perry, JC Chasez, Kris Allen (Jive Records), Billy Currington (Mercury Nashville Records), the JaneDear girls (Warner Brothers Nashville/Reprise), New Medicine (PhotoFinish/Atlantic Records), The Constellations (Virgin Records), Canaan Smith (Universal Nashville), Cleveland Jones (Big 3 Records).