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Paul David Hager

Paul Hager, FOH @ GGD

Paul David Hager has engineered and mixed records for superstars including Goo Goo Dolls, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, the Jonas Brothers, Pink, American Hi-Fi, and many more.

In his role as engineer/mixer, Paul has consistently satisfied some of the most successful and discerning producers in the business, including John Fields, Rob Cavallo, Peter Collins, Butch Walker and John Shanks.

In addition to his work in the studio, Paul has toured the world as a “front of house” engineer, mixing live sound for the Goo Goo Dolls, Jane’s Addiction, Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne and others.

Creating the sound for a concert requires a different skill set than sculpting the sonics for a record. But Paul sees it as two sides of the same coin. His ideal is to bring the punch and energy of a live show into the studio, and the clarity and depth of the studio to the concert stage. By all accounts, Paul consistently delivers on this ambition.



Some highlights from his career include:

›  Goo Goo Dolls - Something for the Rest of Us (E-M)
        #7 debut on The Billboard 200
        #2 Top Rock Album

›  Nick Jonas & the Administration - Who I Am (E-M)
        #3 debut on The Billboard 200
        #4 Canadian album

›  Jonas Brothers - Lines, Vines and Trying Times (E-CM)
        #1 debut on The Billboard 200
        #1 Canadian album
        #1 debut at iTunes
        Platinum in Canada
        over 250,000 copies sold in the first week

›  Katy Perry - One of the Boys (E)
        #9 debut on The Billboard 200
        #3 Top Rock Album
Platinum in US, UK, Europe, France, Brazil
        2x Platinum in Canada, AUS

  Avril Lavigne - The Best Damn Thing (E)
        #1 debut on The Billboard 200
        #1 album in Canada, UK, Germany, Mexico, Ireland, Italy, Japan
        over 7 million copies sold worldwide
        4th top-selling album worldwide of 2007

›  P!nk - I'm Not Dead (E)
        #2 Top Canadian Album
        #6 on The Billboard 200
        Platinum in US, Canada, France, Germany
        4x Platinum in UK
        11x Platinum in Australia

›  Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin (E)
        #1 debut on The Billboard 200
        #1 album in Canada, UK, Australia, Spain, Mexico, Taiwan
        “Best Pop Album” – Juno Award Winner (2005)
        “Best Album of the Year” – Juno Award Nominee (2005)
        3x Platinum in US
        5x Platinum in Canada

Selected PRODUCTION / MIX credits

- American Hi-Fi - forthcoming album ‘Blood & Lemonade’ (Rude) (M)
- Dead Daisies - forthcoming EP 'Face I Love' (Caroline/Universal) (CM)
- Blondie - Ghosts of Download (Noble ID/UMG) (M)
     #12 Album in UK
- Hellspeak - The Slaughter Rule of Agony (Hellspeak) (P-M)
- Tyler Ward - Honestly (Tyler Ward Music) (M)
- Lily Kershaw - Midnight in the Garden (Nettwerk) (M)
- Smallpools - self-titled EP (RCA) (M)
     #7 debut Heatseeker Album
- Hoobastank - Fight Or Flight (Island) (M)
- Soul Asylum - Delayed Reaction (429 Records) (M)
- Jonas Sees In Color - "Help! Help!" and "Underground" from forthcoming album (Tribunal) (M)
- Peter Cincotti - Metropolis (Concord) (CM)
- Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth (Interscoper) (E)
     #2 debut on The Billboard 200
     #1 Rock Album
     #1 Hard Rock Album
- Dave Barnes - Stories To Tell (Razor & Tie) (CM)
- Jon Stevens - Testify (UMA) (CM)
- Vanessa Amorosi - forthcoming album (UMA) (CM)
- China Anne McClain - several tracks from A.N.T. Farm Soundtrack (Disney) (M)
- The Summer Set - Everything's Fine (Razor & Tie) (CM)
- The Soldier Thread - forthcoming album (M)
- Allstar Weekend - "Blame It On September" and "Teenage Hearts" (CM)
      from 'All The Way' (Hollywood)
- Stephen Jerzak - 2 songs from Miles And Miles (Republic) (CM)
- Devo - Something For Everybody (WB) (E)
     #5 Top Modern Rock Album
- Steven Page - Page One (Zoe/Rounder) (CM)
- Cary Brothers - "Break Off the Bough" from Under Control (Procrastination Music) (M)
- Goo Goo Dolls - Something for the Rest of Us (WB) (E-M)
- Jonas Brothers - "Feelin Alive" from JONAS L.A. [TV Soundtrack] (Walt Disney) (CM)
- American Hi-Fi - Fight the Frequency (Megaforce) (AP-E)
- Alex Band - "Leave (Today is the Day)" from We've All Been There (AMB) (M)
- Cassette Kids - one song from Nothing On TV (Sony) (M)
- Nick Jonas & the Administration - Who I Am (Hollywood) (E-M)
- Jason Castro - "Love Uncompromised" from self-titled debut album (Atlantic) (CM)
     #18 on The Billboard 200
- Machines of Grace - Machines of Grace (Winterfall) (P-E-M)
- Hannah Montana - Hannah Montana 3 (Disney) (M)
- Har Mar Superstar - several tracks from Dark Touches (Megaforce) (CM)
- Selena Gomez & the Scene - "I Won't Apologize" from Kiss & Tell (Hollywood) (CM)
     #9 on The Billboard 200
     Certified Gold
- Selena Gomez - "Disappear" from Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney) (CM)
- Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! [Bonus Tracks] (WB) (M)
- Honor Society - Fashionably Late (Hollywood) (CM)
     #18 debut on The Billboard 200
- Jonas Brothers - Lines, Vines & Trying Times (Hollywood) (E-CM)
- Demi Lovato - Here We Go Again (Hollywood) (E-CM)
     #1 album at iTunes
- Hannah Montana: The Movie - Original Movie Soundtrack (Disney) (M)
- Our Lady Peace - 4 tracks from Burn Burn (Coalition) (M)
- Ballas Hough Band - BHB (Hollywood) (CM)
- Aly Michalka - "I Want You To Want Me" from Bandslam (Hollywood) (CM)
- Katy Perry - One of the Boys (Aaom) (E)
- Jesse Malin - On Your Seleve (One Little Indian) (M)
- Alissa Moreno - In Your Wake (M)
- Goo Goo Dolls - "Before It's Too Late" from the motion picture Transformers (WB) (E-M)
- The Ataris - Welcome the Night (Sanctuary) (M)
     #5 Billboard Top Independent Album
- Verona Grove - Story Thought Over (Republic) (M)
- The Dreamscapes Project - Pity in a Heartbeat (M)
- Michael McDermott - Noise from Words (One Little Indian) (M)
- New Years Day - My Dear (TVT Records) (M)
- Candice - It's Always the Innocent Ones (Beverly Martel) (M)
- The Juliet Dagger - Hi-Ya! (Good Charamel Records) (M)
- Jesse Malin - Glitter In The Gutter (Adeline) (E-M)
- Forty Marshas - Forty Marshas (Beatville) (M)
- Avril Lavigne - The Best Damn Thing (Arista) (E)
- New Years Day - New Years Day (TVT Records) (M)
- Jihad Jerry & the Evildoers - Mine Is Not A Holy War (Cordless) (M-RM)
- Goo Goo Dolls - Let Love In (WB) (E-M)
- P!nk - I'm Not Dead (Phantom) (E)
- The Strays - Le Future Noir (TVT Records) (M)
- Towers of London - Blood Sweat & Towers (TVT REcords) (E-M)
- Ronnie Day - The Album (Militia) (E-M)
- Vs. The World - Versus the World (Kung Fu) (M)
- Lindsay Lohan - A Little More Personal (Casablanca) (M)
     #20 on The Billboard 200
- American Hi-Fi - Hearts on Parade (Maverick) (E-M)
- Egypt Central - Egypt Central (Fat Lady Music) (M)
     #8 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart
- Time - Better Off (Low Watt) (M)
- Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin (Arista) (E)
- Caviar - Thin Mercury Sound (Aezra) (E)
- Avril Lavigne - My Happy Ending [#2] (Arista) (E)
- Owsley - Hard Way (Lakeview) (E-M)
- The Donnas - Gold Medal (Atlantic) (E)
- Modern Day Zero - Coming Up for Air (Bullet) (P-M)
- Matt Sharp - Puckett's Versus the Country Boy (In Music We Trust) (E)
- Stephanie Jacobson - Consciously Pathetic EP (Never Never) (M)
- American Hi-Fi - Live From Tokyo (Island) (M)
- Smartbomb - Yeah. Well, Anyway... (Razor & Tie) (P-E-M)
- Charlie Robison - Step Right Up (Sony) (M)
- The Gravel Pit - Mass Avenue Freeze-Out (Co-Op) (M)
- Mesh - Lowercase (Jive) (P-M)
- The Ominous Seapods - Superman Curse (Palm) (M)
- Liquid Gang - Sunshine (Atlantic) (M)
- Ebo - Secret Weapon (Mullet) (M)
- Full Devil Jacket - Full Devil Jacket (Polygram) (E-M)
     including "Wanna Be Martyr" from the motion picture Scream 3
- Caviar - Caviar (Polygram) (M)
     including the hit single "Tangerine Speedo"
- Bare Jr. - Brainwasher (Virgin) (E-M)
- Full Devil Jacket - Wax Box (Polygram) (E-M)
- JoyPopper - Plastic Horse (Joy Popper) (M)
- David Mead - Luxury of Time (RCA) (E-M)
- Rocket Science - Girl's Name Here (Rocket Science) (M)
- Emmet Swimming - Earplugs 50 Cents (Screaming Goddess) (M)
- The Pills - Wide Awake with the Pills (Monolyth) (E)
- Superhoney - Superhoney (Moxxy) (M)
- Shawn Mullins - Shimmer (Columbia) (E-M)
- Jules Verdone - Diary of a Liar (Q Division) (M)
- Bare Jr. - Boo-Tay (Sony) (E-M)
- Emmet Swimming - Big Night Without You (Epic) (E-M)
- Tricky - Angels with Dirty Faces (Island) (E)
- Elevator Drops - People Mover (Time Bomb) (E-M)
- Letter to Cleo - Go! (WB) (E)
- Elevator Drops - Pop Bus (Time Bomb) (E-M)
- Tracy Bonham - Liverpool Sessions (Cherrydisc) (E-M)
- Generator - Generator (TVT Records) (M)

P=produced / E=engineered / M=mixed / CM=co-mixed

For more information on any of these producers or mixers, contact Frank McDonough at