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.

My credits include

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

Genres I specialize in

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.

Reviews of James Nagel

  • Default-avatarabout 5 hours agoby Verified Review

    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!

  • Default-avatar5 days agoby Verified Review

    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.

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    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!

  • Listing_thumb_dscn1863_bw__6 months agoby Verified Review

    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 :-)

  • Listing_thumb_soundbetter7 months agoby Verified Review

    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 !

  • Listing_thumb_fullsizerender__1_about 1 month agoby

    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.

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby

    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.

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby

    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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