Star Apps: Claude Kelly
From party anthems “Party in the U.S.A.” and “Circus” to babymakers “Pieces of Me” and “Beautiful Surprise” to tear-jerkers “Grenade” and “Bittersweet,” no. 1-selling, Grammy-nominated producer Claude Kelly can really create or enhance a mood through music. He does this by getting to know his artists and inspiring them in the studio with evocative movies.
The New York native and Berklee College of Music grad’s career first skyrocketed after first working with R&B heavyweight Akon. He has since lent his songwriting talents to a diverse array of artists such as Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Jessie J, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Fantasia, Tamia, Eve, and many, many others.
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Download.com chatted with Claude Kelly about his recording process, how he uses software in the studio, Miley Cyrus’s infamous VMA performance, his artist wish list, and his favorite mobile apps.
Reading your bio, I was impressed by the importance your mom placed on swimming, dancing, and traveling so you’d enjoy a more well-rounded childhood. With kids today parked in front of their devices, have we lost anything? What they’re missing, which is important to me as a songwriter, are the experiences that their parents had, which influ… [Read more]
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