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.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

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

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar26 days agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar4 months agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_dsc_9989glasses_copy4 months agoby

    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!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_image5 months agoby

    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!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_what_can_i_say6 months agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar7 months agoby

    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!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar7 months agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar10 months agoby

    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!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_dscn1863_bw__about 1 year agoby

    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 :-)

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_soundbetterabout 1 year agoby

    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_9 months 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-avatar12 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-avatar12 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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