Profile:
Long-time Sony/ATV songwriter Brian West is acknowledged expert in the process of artist
development. His band, the Philosopher Kings, released Gold and Platinum records in Canada
and won multiple Juno’s before becoming Columbia Records first direct signing of a Canadian
artist. After the band dissolved, Brian launched his production career under the name Track &
Field Productions. Among his first development projects was Nelly Furtado. The first album they
did together, Whoa Nelly, was an international smash and won multiple Grammys. His
production and co-writing work on that album garnered him a Grammy nomination for Producer
of the Year.

Track & Field also produced and co-wrote Nelly Furtado’s follow-up album, Folklore. This album
cemented her reputation as a real artist. His next development project was Somali-Canadian
rapper K’naan. Signed to West’s label, their first album together generated two Canadian hits
and won the Juno Award for Rap Album of the Year. K’naan’s next album was picked up by
A&M/Octone and generated the Olympic anthem hit, “Waving Flag”. K’naan’s third album
included duets with Bono and Nelly Furtado.

Since that time, West has been involved in successful artist development projects for Paper
Tongues on A&M/Octone (#1 Heatseekers), Awolnation on Redbull Records (Platinum Record),
Rachel Platten on Columbia and Andy Grammer on S-Curve/BMG (triple platinum single). West
continues to seek and develop young artists while writing for established artists such as Sia and
Maroon 5. He’s currently writing and producing the reunion album for The Philosopher Kings.
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Brian West - Chasing Silver album art Justin Hines Say What You Will: Westy Remix Justin Hines - Chasing Silver (Album) The Orange Lounge (2) Canada 2009 Sell This Version
Brian West - Fifty Shades Of Grey Remixed album art Various Salted Wound (Oliver Kraus & Brian West Remix) Various - Fifty Shades Of Grey Remixed (Comp) Republic Records Brazil 2015 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Brian West - The Philosopher Kings album art The Philosopher Kings Everyone'll Let You Down The Philosopher Kings - The Philosopher Kings (Album) Columbia, Columbia Canada 1994 Sell This Version
CSK 7537 Brian West - We're The Philosopher Kings album art The Philosopher Kings The Philosopher Kings - We're The Philosopher Kings(CD, Promo, Smplr, Car) Columbia CSK 7537 US 1994 Sell This Version
CSK 7454 Brian West - Charms album art The Philosopher Kings The Philosopher Kings - Charms(CD, Single, Promo) Columbia CSK 7454 US 1996 Sell This Version
Brian West - Famous, Rich And Beautiful album art The Philosopher Kings The Philosopher Kings - Famous, Rich And Beautiful (Album) Columbia Canada 1997 Sell This Version
Brian West - Live - One Night Stand album art The Philosopher Kings The Philosopher Kings - Live - One Night Stand (Album) Columbia, Columbia Canada 1999 Sell This Version
60044502852 Brian West - Whoa, Nelly! album art Nelly Furtado I Will Make U Cry and 4 more… Nelly Furtado - Whoa, Nelly!(CD, Album) Dreamworks Records 60044502852 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
DRMCS50891 Brian West - Turn Off The Light album art Nelly Furtado Turn Off The Light Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light(Cass, Single) DreamWorks Records DRMCS50891 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CK 80766 Brian West - Shake It Off album art Jarvis Church Jarvis Church - Shake It Off(CD, Album) Columbia CK 80766 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
powerless 12 Nelly Furtado Nelly Furtado - Powerless (Say What You Want)(12", Promo) DreamWorks Records powerless 12 UK 2003 Sell This Version
CDW 47931 Brian West - Wikked Lil' Grrrls album art Esthero Junglebook Esthero - Wikked Lil' Grrrls(CD, Album) Reprise Records CDW 47931 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
82876-73435-2 Brian West - Castles album art The Philosopher Kings The Philosopher Kings - Castles(CD, Album) Sony BMG, Columbia 82876-73435-2 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
Brian West - Make Some Noise album art Krystal Meyers Up To You Krystal Meyers - Make Some Noise (Album) Essential Records (3), Sony BMG Music Entertainment Indonesia 2008 Sell This Version
Brian West - Chasing Silver album art Justin Hines Say What You Will: Westy Remix Justin Hines - Chasing Silver (Album) The Orange Lounge (2) Canada 2009 Sell This Version
Brian West - Megalithic Symphony album art Awolnation Kill Your Heroes Awolnation - Megalithic Symphony (Album) Red Bull Records Europe 2011 Sell This Version
Brian West - Secret Codes And Battleships album art Darren Hayes Darren Hayes - Secret Codes And Battleships (Album) Mercury Australia 2011 Sell This Version
Brian West - Matter Fixed album art Marlon Roudette Storyline Marlon Roudette - Matter Fixed (Album) Urban Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Brian West - Overexposed album art Maroon 5 The Man Who Never Lied (as Brian and 2 more… Maroon 5 - Overexposed (Album) A&M Octone Records Indonesia 2012 Sell This Version
Brian West - The Mortal Instruments - City Of Bones - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album art Various Strange Days Various - The Mortal Instruments - City Of Bones - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Comp) Republic Records Europe 2013 Sell This Version
VWOO2-1 Brian West - Live album art London (6) London (6) - Live(LP, Album) Vamps Worldwide VWOO2-1 US 2013 Sell This Version
VICJ-61704 Brian West - The Best Collection album art Halie Loren Halie Loren - The Best Collection(CD, Album, Comp) Victor VICJ-61704 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
JTR 8591-2 Brian West - Butterfly Blue album art Halie Loren Halie Loren - Butterfly Blue(CD, Album) Justin Time JTR 8591-2 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
Brian West - Wildfire album art Rachel Platten Lone Ranger and 1 more… Rachel Platten - Wildfire (Album) Columbia Europe 2016 Sell This Version
00888072067585 Brian West - Traces  album art Steve Perry We're Still Here Steve Perry - Traces (CD, Album, Unofficial) Fantasy (4) 00888072067585 Russia 2018 Sell This Version