RSR302 - Cason Cooley - Writing and Producing Ingrid Michaelson, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Katie Herzig - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR302 – Cason Cooley – Writing and Producing Ingrid Michaelson, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Katie Herzig

Is the iPhone mic good enough for the studio? Cason talked about producing artists who start the songs in home studios, producing "Girls Chase Boys" for Ingrid Michaelson, tips for co-writing and powerful lyrics, and why Zoom is the end of bridges.

My guest today is Cason Cooley a writer, musician and producer who started music at a young age in Wichita, KS, often travelling across the country with his parents who were a part of the Grammy award-winning Southern Gospel group, The Cathedral Quartet. In 1997 Cason moved to Nashville to pursue music becoming a member of the Normals followed by focusing his attention on songwriting and production. 

Cason has written and produced artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, including her singles "Girls Chase Boys" and "Hell No," American Authors single "Deep Water," Katie Herzig, Ben Rector, David Archuletta and more. His work has been placed in dozens of popular television shows including Grey's Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars. Most recently he has produced NEEDTOBREATHE’s latest album “Out of Body” and American Author’s “Seasons”, Drew Holcomb’s “Dragons” and Ingrid Michaelson’s “Stranger Songs." 

Cooley is now based out of Nashville, TN where he works out of his studio The Masonic Lodge.

Thanks to Alena Moran at Triple 8 mgmt for the introduction!

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