Multi-Platinum producer Aaron Johnson began his career on the audio side of the music biz by hanging out at a studio in Southern California at the age of 17. Intrigued by the way recording melded the technical and artistic mediums into one.
Johnson attended the California Institute of the Arts majoring in Music Technology. In 1999 he moved to Denver, CO and began freelancing as a producer and playing in bands. Wanting to enrich relationships with major/indie labels, as well as create meaningful music business inroads, he moved to New York City in 2001.
Aaron developed Epic records artist "The Fray" starting in 2003. He produced "The Fray's" first album for Epic (How To Save A Life). He also co-wrote the fan favorite song "All At Once". Singles "Over My Head" and "How To Save A Life" both went Multi-Platinum and were nominated for Grammys. The album "How To Save A Life" sold over 3 million copies worldwide.
Again as Producer, Aaron worked on "The Fray" in 2009. The second album yielded the Top 40 hit "You Found Me", opened at #1 on The Billboard Top 200, and garnered two more Grammy nominations.
Recently Aaron produced the 3rd most funded Kickstarter music project of all time for upcoming artist Steve Grand. Aaron has also had a production hand in successful indie artist Katie Herzig, Top 40 hit bands Secondhand Serenade and Eve 6, as well as Chase Coy and Colbie Caillat. Mixing duties include Alpha Rev, The Fray, Secondhand Serenade, God Or Julie, Meese, the score for the motion picture "Brick". Surround album mixing for Epic artist Cartel. Aaron loves Neve and API consoles to track and prefers mixing on SSL consoles. He now lives back in his beloved Southern California hometown of San Clemente CA... home of the best surf in the world, and the Surfin' Chicken.