James Nagel

Producer | Songwriter | Singer

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I'm a producer and award-winning songwriter from the California Bay Area. You probably have heard many of my songs in commercials and hit TV shows without evening knowing it! My forte is in creating ear-catchy productions that leave listeners humming their melodies for weeks to come. I would love to meet you and hear more about your next project!

I enjoy collaborating with new clients and work hard in helping them achieve their creative goals. Every project is unique in itself and deserves specific attention and detail. Please feel free to get in touch and we can discuss your project's needs and how I can help.

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Reviews (16)

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  1. Review by Petar
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    James Nagel is friendly and in a same time ultra-professional . He gave me the freedom to do my take on his tune and we where bout happy with the results Would work with James any time .

  2. Review by Jeff
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    I really enjoyed working with James. Communication was excellent and his music is top notch! It was so much fun just to listen to his track let alone play over it. I sincerely hope we can work on future projects together.

  3. Review by steven w.
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    James was a pleasure to work with; extremely professional, prompt and accommodating. The quality of his work was outstanding and I look forward to collaborating with James again. I would highly recommend James for any future work.

  4. Review by Lovely H.
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    James is amazing to work with. Again, he came through and completed my project thoroughly and efficiently. He has a great musical ear and was able to draw attention to things that I was initially unaware of. I will be using James for my next project.

  5. Review by Eclano
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    James was one of the best mixing/mastering engineers I have worked with. He goes above and beyond on, and is extremely talented with his craft. Would recommend 100%. Looking forward to working with him again!

  6. Review by Nirvanah R.
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    I really enjoyed working with James...His ability to listen and deliver on time was phenomenal! Amazing talent with multitask abilities... In a very short time he created a masterpiece that i really loved! I am so glad i decide to work with James! I highly recommend working with James!

  7. Review by Alan T.
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    Another wonderful job done! Can't fault it. James has delivered a very current, commercial track that stands an excellent chance of impressing a publisher. Hope to work with James again. He takes a pride in his work & it always shows through in the production & performance.
    Alan

  8. Review by Lovely H.
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    Mr. James Nagel was a pleasure to work with. He responded quickly to emails and questions, which demonstrates that he is a true professional. He also was very conscious of my deadline and completed my project within 24 hours as I requested. He was very approachable and willing to provide me with alternative masters. I will use him again!

  9. Review by Samantha
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    It has been nothing but a pleasure to work with James again. I am so so happy with the results and wouldn't trust anyone else with my music! I will surely be contacting him again for future projects. He is the best, always professional, and produces exceptional quality work! I am so glad I found James Nagel.

  10. Review by Samantha
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    I am so fortunate to have worked with James for the production, mixing, and mastering of my first album! Not only is he incredibly talented, but also extremely professional, efficient, and an all around great guy. James spent many countless hours breaking down each of my songs and making sure that each one was exactly as I had envisioned. Amazing!

  11. Review by RJ
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    James is one of the most professional and extremely talented artists I have ever worked with! He took my song to so many better levels. His patience as a producer and his artistic insight brought the song to life. As well, he is much more than a producer, he himself is an awesome artist. I know we will work together again :-)

  12. Review by Joel D.
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    James is extremely talented in multiple musical fields. I was blown away by the results he gave my project. He got it 110% right a lot sooner than expected, which is a good surprise. He is also willing to go the extra mile to make sure the producer gets the final vision complete. This man is highly recommended, and his rates are super fair !

  13. Review by Tarra
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    James is an incredibly talented musician and professional. His responsiveness and clarity were on point. I couldn't ask for a more polite person to work with and am excited for a chance to work together again.

  14. Review by Lukasz B.
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    It was very spontaneous experience of the very talented and successful man. James is amazing, a real charmer sound. A very positive experience working with James. Very good contact. I definitely recommend James.

  15. Review by Alan Trickett
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    Just completed our first co-write together. The results were fantastic. Simply put, James delivers! He brought my lyric to life in a way I never imagined possible. A very current, marketable song, I hope to work with James again.

  16. Review by Nolan Kurtz
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    As a solo artist I have been fortunate to work with James on a number of projects. The combination of his professionalism and expertise as a producer makes James an absolute pleasure to work with. For musicians across all musical genres who are looking to have their talent and musical potential actualized, I cannot recommend him enough.

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I was the Songwriter, Producer & Singer in this production

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It's Alright by JNB

I was the Songwriter, Arranger/Producer, Drummer, Bassist, Guitarist, Singer, Mix & Mastering Engineer in this production

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Here We Go by James Nagel

I was the Songwriter, Producer, Singer & Mix Engineer in this production

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Another Bomb Goes Off by Stevie Rae Stephens (American Idol Season 12 Contestant)

I was the Songwriter, Arranger & Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

Each project is different and may require more or less time. That being said, I am very flexible and will work with you regarding revisions, royalty/writers splits, and turnaround times.

GenresSounds Like
  • Dan Auerbach
  • Ray LaMontagne
  • Bob Seger
  • Bob Seger
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Logic Pro
  • UA 1176
  • Neve 1073
  • UA Apollo
  • Aphex Expressor vintage channel strip
  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Royer 121
  • AKG c414
  • NI Komplete
  • East West
  • Waves Mercury
  • IK Multimedia Mastering
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SoundBetter Deal

Currently offering complimentary mastering on all mix orders.