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Matthew Hager
Background information
Born USA
Occupation Record producer, songwriter
Years active 1990s-present
Associated acts Duran Duran
Mindi Abair
Mandy Moore
Simply Red
Record Producer / Songwriter

Matthew Hager is a multi platinum American record producer and songwriter, whose work has included mixing and engineering tracks for Duran Duran.

Biography Edit

Originally from Houston in Texas, Hager now lives in Los Angeles. He has written and produced several number one hit singles as well as several critically acclaimed albums and has worked with many major recording artists.

His song "When I Talk To You" is featured on Mandy Moore's multi-platinum album "Mandy Moore". He wrote the #1 hit song "Lucy's", which was the longest running #1 single for any debut artist in history on the Contemporary Jazz R&R chart, as well as the #1 singles "True Blue" and "Bloom". He produced the U.S. hit "Perfect Love" for Simply Red. Matthew wrote and produced the top 20 hit "How Does It Feel" for Columbia recording artist Peter White and also performed his own song "Enough" under his name in the hit movie A Walk to Remember.

Hager has also appeared on several songs with Scott Weiland, the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. An EP of his solo material including the song "Enough" from the movie A Walk To Remember entitled "Peace Love And Animosity" was released June 2, 2009.

Duran Duran:
Hager mixed the song "Cry Baby Cry" and also engineered "Falling Down" for Duran Duran's Red Carpet Massacre album. Other connections include co-writing "6000 Miles" with John Taylor.

Mindi Abair:
He wrote and produced the Hot AC hit "Stars" for #1 Billboard artist Mindi Abair as well as her top 5 hits "Come As You Are", "Flirt" and "Smile". Their song "Every Time" was featured in the movie "License To Wed", and "I Can Remember" was featured in the popular Spelling Television series Summerland. He also wrote the holiday smash "I Can't Wait For Christmas" with Mindi that has sold nearly a million copies to date.