Greg Kurstin

Greg Kurstin



Gregory Allen Kurstin (born May 14, 1969) is an American record producer, musician and songwriter. Described as "the consummate DIY writer and producer", Kurstin has been associated with releases which have cumulatively sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. He has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year in 2010 and 2014. In addition to three other Grammys, Kurstin won Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) in 2017.[1][2][3][4][5]

Kurstin co-wrote, produced and played most of the instruments on the record-breaking 2015 Adele single, "Hello". Among others, he has worked with Sia, Beck, Kelly Clarkson, Ellie Goulding, Pink, the Shins, Tegan and Sara, Lily Allen, and the Foo Fighters. He often plays guitar, bass, keyboards and drums, and engineers and programs the records he produces.[3][6][7][2]

An "exceptionally accomplished" musician, Kurstin began his career as a jazz pianist and later co-founded Geggy Tah. He has collaborated with Inara George in The Bird and the Bee since 2004.[8]



The Bird and the Bee
We Are Born
We Are Born is the fifth studio album by Australian singer-songwriter Sia.
The Bird and the Bee
The Bird and the Bee is the self-titled debut studio album by American indie pop duo The Bird and the Bee, released on January 23, 2007 by Blue Note Records.
Annie is a soundtrack to the 2014 film of the same name, released by Roc Nation, Overbrook Entertainment, Madison Gate Records and RCA Records on November 17, 2014.

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The secret hitmakers behind 'samey' pop
  –  December 28, 2017
Behind the scenes: Jack Antonoff and Greg Kurstin have worked with many of today's big stars Clinical approach: Max Martin John Meagher Twitter Email It was hard to escape Fun in the early months of 2012. The US trio, who had had little impact on this side ...
10 New Albums To Look Forward To In 2018
  –  December 28, 2017
There’s a full UK tour lined up for April 2018. The Scottish trio have been working with man of the moment Greg Kurstin, who has worked with Foo Fighters and Liam Gallagher in 2017. On 12 December, Martin Doherty of the band tweeted: “We are currently ...
Liam Gallagher riding high on his 'last roll of the dice' post-Oasis success
  –  December 28, 2017
On As You Were, which debuted at No.1 in Britain, Gallagher has written a handful of songs and enlisted the help of Adele producer Greg Kurstin. There's a distinctly Oasis feel to some of the tracks, with – of course – shades of the Beatles and even ...
What’s Liam Gallagher’s net worth, who is his wife, how many children does he have and what happened with Noel and Oasis?
  –  December 27, 2017
Two big producers he worked with were Dan Grech-Marguerat and Greg Kurstin, who have experience working with Adele and Radiohead. It’s out on now, and Liam is acutely aware that it could do battle with brother Noel’s next album, due to come out a ...
Music for every mood this holiday
  –  December 27, 2017
She and collaborator Greg Kurstin have written 10 songs, automatically helping it stand out from the forest of collections dominated by over-familiar songs. They bring effervescent energy to dance-minded tracks such as “Santa’s Coming For Us” and the ...
20 Best Pop Albums of 2017
  –  December 26, 2017
Across seventh album Beautiful Trauma, the singer analyzes married life, motherhood and the state of the world with help from Jack Antonoff, Max Martin, Tobias Jesso Jr., Greg Kurstin and more. A solid LP that successfully avoids mimicking trends.
Sia: Everyday Is Christmas — ‘breaking out of the novelty box’
  –  December 25, 2017
Whereas the tracks on his Christmas album were mostly covers of festive favourites, the songs on Everyday Is Christmas are originals, penned by Furler and her musical partner Greg Kurstin. “Puppies Are Forever” is a pastiche of Spector’s wall-of ...
Holiday-themed 2017 albums a mixed bag
  –  December 23, 2017
8. Sia ‘Everyday is Christmas’ It must have seemed like a sure thing: pop phenom Sia, one of the top purveyors of pop gold these days both as a songwriter and performer, teaming up with uber-producer and songwriter Greg Kurstin on a collection of newly ...
The 12 Discs of Christmas: The best of this year’s holiday albums
  –  December 23, 2017
Sia, “Everyday Is Christmas” (Atlantic): Don’t look for any of the old staples here. The Australian singer and longtime collaborator Greg Kurstin have added 10 brand new songs to the holiday canon, a mixed bag of styles and feels that are more nice ...
Paul McCartney Recording New Album With Adele Producer 2017 In Review
  –  December 23, 2017
Paul McCartney Recording New Album With Adele Producer was a top 17 story of March 2017: Beatles legend Paul McCartney has revealed in a new interview that he is recording a new studio album with Adele producer and songwriter Greg Kurstin. Kurtin produced ...
Tuesday Reviewsday: Inara George, the Reverend Shawn Amos and Ella Fitzgerald.
  –  December 22, 2017
It’s something that has marked all her work, in solo albums, collaborations with composer-arranger Van Dyke Parks, her Bird and the Bee partnership with producer-musician Greg Kurstin and the charming Living Sisters with Eleni Mandell, Becky Stark and ...
CalArts alumnus nominated for two GRAMMY Awards
  –  December 20, 2017
Greg Kurstin, an alumnus of California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), is nominated in two categories for the 60 th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The 1992 graduate is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical for his ...
Vince Gill, Billy Idol, Jessie J, Sia and more to perform duets on Tuesday's 'The Voice' finale
  –  December 18, 2017
Produced by Trevor Horn (with two tracks co-written and produced by 2017 Grammy Producer of the Year winner Greg Kurstin), it is full of thumping, cinematic songs about sin, redemption and the love of rock ‘n’ roll. ABOUT NORAH JONES Norah Jones first ...
Kris Allen talks Tom Petty, Kanye West, rock docs, returning to ‘American Idol’ and more
  –  December 18, 2017
So I don't know, exactly. I would love to, though. You were a songwriter when you auditioned. But Idol gets you in a room with songwriters like Greg Kurstin and Toby Gad. How do you react to being thrown into that situation, where, through the magic of TV ...
Watch Chvrches Cover Joni Mitchell & Cyndi Lauper In LA
  –  December 17, 2017
Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches have been busy working on their allegedly very poppy third album with Greg Kurstin, but they broke their year-long hiatus from the stage earlier this week. As a part of the Holiday Variety Show at Los Angeles’ Fonda ...
Noel Gallagher: Liam's Christmas gift is my genius
  –  December 15, 2017
Noel is no fan of Liam's album - which contains hit singles 'Wall of Glass' and 'For What It's Worth' - and has mocked his reliance on Adele's producer and co-writer Greg Kurstin and other songwriters to create his debut solo effort. Comparing Liam to ...
Apple’s iMac Pro arrives December 14, starting at $4,999
  –  December 12, 2017
The all-in-one design puts everything I need in one place, and I’m loving the Space Gray color. — Greg Kurstin (@GregKurstin) December 12, 2017 It’s similar to what we saw with the iPhone X launch, with a pretty diverse group of creators getting some ...
From Good Art to Shameless Cash Grab, Everyone Is Still Making Christmas Music
  –  December 12, 2017
A year later, Everyday Is Christmas is another sharp left turn: It’s a full album of holiday originals penned by Furler in collaboration with her go-to producer and co-writer Greg Kurstin. The singer’s ear for melody is as strong here as elsewhere ...
2017 No. 1s: Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters on Coming Back With Their 'Heaviest' Song Yet
  –  December 1, 2017
He also reached out to an unlikely collaborator: producer Greg Kurstin, the pop mastermind behind hits for Sia and Adele, who, says Grohl, lent some of the tracks a smoother, “Motörhead meets Pink Floyd” sound. Stalwart fans eager for a Foos comeback ...
Grammy Nominations: Sizing Up the Producer of the Year Race
  –  November 29, 2017
whose credits in 2016 included Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” and Greg Kurstin, who in 2017 took home gold for his work on Adele’s “25.” Contenders for 2018’s Producer of the Year include Kurstin again (for Foo Fighters’ “Concrete And Gold ...
Why Wasn't Metro Boomin Nominated for Producer of the Year?
  –  November 29, 2017
There's Calvin Harris, acknowledged for his album (and one DJ Khaled tune, oddly). Also nominated is last year's winner Greg Kurstin, whose discography of rock, pop, and that one Kendrick Lamar song is beyond reproach. Also up for the golden gramophone ...
Grammys: ‘La La Land’, ‘Hidden Figures’, Carrie Fisher Among Hollywood Noms
  –  November 28, 2017
songwriters (Zayn & Taylor Swift); “Never Give Up”, Sia Furler & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia); and “Stand Up For Something”, Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day Featuring Common). Jay-Z led all Grammy nominees this morning with eight ...
Noel Gallagher: Greg Kurstin's songwriting is embarrassing
  –  November 23, 2017
The former Oasis guitarist has slammed the producer, who contributed to many of the songs on his brother and bitter rival Liam Gallagher's debut solo record 'As You Were', and said the 'Hello' hitmaker was very fortunate to get to work with the likes of ...
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Host Holiday Bash in Sia's Music Video for 'Santa's Coming for Us'
  –  November 23, 2017
The set, which the songstress co-wrote with producer Greg Kurstin, also includes slow-tempo love song "Snowman". Speaking to Zane Lowe, Sia revealed that she finished the album in two weeks as she had so much fun writing the songs. "I just was having so ...


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