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Martin (Max)   (Sweden)

AKA : Martin Karl Sandberg
EuroDance producer
Added : 03/07/2010
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This Is The Way
Big Funky Dealer
Russian Lullaby
Do Me Baby
94 1995 1996

 

Featurings and collaborations

This Is The Way E-Type - This Is The Way Mar 1995  
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Big Funky Dealer Herbie - Big Funky Dealer 27th Sep 1995  
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Russian Lullaby E-Type - Russian Lullaby 10th Nov 1995  
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Do Me Baby Michele - Do Me Baby 1996  
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Productions, co-production, executive production

So Dem A Com E-Type - So Dem A Com 1995  
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This Is The Way E-Type - This Is The Way Mar 1995  
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Right Type Of Mood Herbie - Right Type Of Mood 6th Mar 1995  
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I Believe Herbie - I Believe 8th Jun 1995  
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Big Funky Dealer Herbie - Big Funky Dealer 27th Sep 1995  
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Russian Lullaby E-Type - Russian Lullaby 10th Nov 1995  
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Rainbowchild Herbie - Rainbowchild 21st Nov 1995  
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Do Me Baby Michele - Do Me Baby 1996  
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C'Mon Now Leila K - C'Mon Now 1996  
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Clap Your Hands Herbie - Clap Your Hands 1996  
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Free Like A Flying Demon E-Type - Free Like A Flying Demon Sep 1996  
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Songwriting

Right Type Of Mood Herbie - Right Type Of Mood 6th Mar 1995  
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Big Funky Dealer Herbie - Big Funky Dealer 27th Sep 1995  
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Do Me Baby Michele - Do Me Baby 1996  
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C'Mon Now Leila K - C'Mon Now 1996  
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Clap Your Hands Herbie - Clap Your Hands 1996  
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Max Martin biography

Born Martin Karl Sandberg on February 26th 1971, Swedish music producer and songwriter Max Martin was raised up in Stenhamra, Ekerö Municipality, a suburb of Stockholm (Sweden). As a teenager he sang in a variety of bands before joining a glam-style/ heavy metal band called It's Alive in 1985 as their singer and frontman. It's Alive were formed by ex-LAZY members Per Aldeheim and Kim Björkgren on guitars, and John Rosth who had been a member of Lineout. Martin eventually dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music with his band under the nickname "Martin White". In 1988 they participated in the national rock championships and played as the in-house band at a disco in Cyprus. The band got a breakthrough in 1991, as Dave Constable of Megarock Records offered them to make a demo-record. The later debut album was originally pressed in 1,000 copies and later on given away as a free cover tape in the UK by the Metal Forces magazine. The decision to focus on a music career paid off as they landed a record deal on producer Denniz PoP's label Cheiron Records, a BMG affiliate. After recording their second album Earthquake Visions, they released three singles in conjunction with the record and toured through Europe in 1994 supporting Kingdom Come. Earthquake Visions sold a disappointing 30,000 copies, despite being released in as many as 30 countries. More importantly though, Martin also began collaborating on songs with PoP. Recognizing a talent for writing pop songs in the young rocker, PoP renamed his new protegé Max Martin and eventually became his mentor.

"I didn't even know what a producer did, I spent two years - day and night - in that studio trying to learn what the hell was going on." he recalls in a 2001 interview. In 1993 Martin was hired by Cheiron Studios for a 5-year contract and spent some time learning the basics, before the first production collaboration between Pop and Martin: the Rednex song Wish You Were Here in 1994. They both worked on Ace of Base's second album The Bridge shortly thereafter, as well as on albums by 3T, E-type, Army of Lovers and Leila K. To date, The Bridge has sold more than six million copies worldwide, including one million in the United States. When Martin eventually left his band It's Alive in late 1995, he was replaced by Anders Jansson.

In 1995, the Cheiron Studios was hired by Zomba to work on Backstreet Boys' self-titled debut album Backstreet Boys. Zomba became the main working partner since the success in 1995. Martin took part in the production of Quit Playing Games (With My Heart), co-written with Herbie Crichlow, a single which quickly went platinum and climbed to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the singles As Long As You Love Me and Everybody (Backstreet's Back). The album was not released in the U.S. until 1997, but was released overseas and caught on all across Europe, eventually selling around 8 million copies worldwide. This led to the Backstreet Boys being relaunched in their home country later on, this time more successfully. Later that year, Martin co-produced Robyn’s hit Show Me Love which ended up on the Billboard top 10. In 1998, Cheiron Productions worked on albums by Five, Bryan Adams and Jessica Folcker. Jessica Folcker had first been hired as a backing singer for tracks with Ace of Base and Dr. Alban, and her debut album Jessica became an instant hit with singles like Tell Me What You Like and How Will I Know Who You Are which both sold platinum. After Denniz Pop died of cancer that same summer, Martin took over as director of Cheiron Studios. He soon started working with writer/producer Rami Yacoub, who has been his partner since.

In 1998, Martin wrote Britney Spears' hit ...Baby One More Time for her album with the same name, (the hit single was originally offered to both the Backstreet Boys, who turned it down, and to TLC). He worked on Spears' first three studio albums which were made in the style of teen-oriented pop.

1999 was a big year for Martin. He wrote, co-wrote and co-produced 7 out of the 12 songs on the album Millennium by the Backstreet Boys. I Want It That Way, a hit song Martin co-wrote with Andreas Carlsson and co-produced with Kristian Lundin, became the group's biggest single to date and it is still popular today. Martin again received ASCAP's award "Songwriter of the Year" both in 2000 and 2001, and is the first songwriter ever to receive the award three years in a row. In late 1999 Céline Dion released That's the Way It Is, a song co-written by Max Martin to promote her greatest hits album All the Way... A Decade of Song. The song became a hit, going to number 1 on the adult contemporary charts in the United States and Canada, and reaching top 10 all over the world.

Despite the success, Cheiron Studios was closed down in 2000. The Cheiron songwriters went their separate ways. Max Martin and Tom Talomaa started a new production company together named Maratone in January 2001

2004 : former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson traveled to Sweden to collaborate with Max Martin and Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald on songs for her album Breakaway.

2005 : Max Martin collaborated with the Norwegian singer Marion Raven for the release of her debut rock album entitled Here I Am. He also collaborated on 4 of the 12 songs on Backstreet Boys' comeback album Never Gone. Martin also wrote and produced songs for Pink's very successful and critically acclaimed platinum selling fourth album I'm Not Dead.

2008 : Max Martin contributed to Pink's fifth studio album, Funhouse, released in October. He produced and wrote for Britney Spears' new album Circus, released on December 2nd.

2009 : Dr Luke and Max Martin contributed to Ke$ha's album.

2010 : Max Martin worked with Avril Lavigne on several songs for her 4th album Goodbye Lullaby including the lead single What the Hell, which was released on January 10, 2011.

2001 : Max Martin is the executive producer (along with Dr. Luke) of Britney Spears' new album Femme Fatale out on March 29th.

Max Martin biography was last updated Sun, May 22nd 2011



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