Pop Music Producers
Kara DioGuardi is a pop-rock songwriter and producer who has worked with a wide range of top pop stars including Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, and Christina Aguilera. For the 2009 season she was the fourth judge on 'American Idol.'
Dr. Luke is a songwriter and producer who has worked on multiple pop hit singles for artists including Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Pink, and Taio Cruz.
A rap artist in his own right, Jermaine Dupri is also one of the most successful pop and rap producers in the business. He has been a significant contributor to major hit albums by Mariah Carey, Usher, Bow Wow, and Kriss Kross, to name a few.
Swedish born Max Martin is one of the world's most successful pop music producers. He has co-written and co-produced major hit songs by Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and many more.
Linda Perry first gained fame as vocalist for the group 4 Non Blondes who had a huge international hit with the song "What's Up?" In recent years she has had significant success as a songwriter and producer working with such artists as Pink, James Blunt, and Christina Aguilera.
RedOne emerged out of the Swedish pop industry to become one of the world's most in demand pop proudcers with the success of Lady GaGa.
Jonathan "J.R." Rotem
J.R. Rotem has developed a distinctive sound as executive and primary producer for his Caribbean leaning label Beluga Heights. He has been instrumental in development of Rihanna, Sean Kingston, and Jason Derulo as artists.
Rick Rubin is celebrated both as a top pop music producer and a shrewd businessman who helped move hip hop toward mass success. He has produced albums by artists as varied as the Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash, and Neil Diamond. He is the winner of the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Non-Classical Producer.
John Shanks is a pop music producer who is responsible for hit singles from Kelly Clarkson, Ashlee Simpson, and Take That among many other artists. He won the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year in 2005.
This Norwegian songwriting and production team first achieved success in Europe, particularly the UK, with pop records. Upon moving to New York in 2005, they have become a highly successful r&b and hip hop production team.
Keyboardist Scott Storch became one of the hottest producers in the music business in the 2000s. He played a very key role in the early success of Chris Brown.
Ryan Tedder gained acclaim as lead vocalist for OneRepublic on the massive hit "Apologize." However, he has gained even greater success as producer and songwriter of a string of hits by artists ranging from Beyonce to Jordin Sparks.
Timbaland has emerged as one of the most successful producers in pop music. Early acclaim came through his work with Missy Elliott. However, more recent production of work by Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake has made Timbaland one of the top producers in the field.
Butch Walker has been part of successful bands like Marvelous 3 as well as producing and writing music for artists including Avril Lavigne, Simple Plan, Lindsay Lohan, and Pink.
will.i.am is a member of the Black Eyed Peas. However, he is also a top pop music producer working with artists as varied as Cheryl Cole and Nicki Minaj.
Pharrell Williams is an artist in his own right, but his greatest acclaim has come as one half of the production team the Neptunes.