"Stay Where You Are" in Shutterfly Commercial
April 2013: Morgan Taylor Reid's song "Stay Where You Are" is featured in Shutterfly's 2013 national television commercial. View the commerical on YouTube or on Shutterfly's website HERE. "Stay Where You Are" is one of six songs from Morgan Taylor Reid's debut solo EP: Simply Human, to download click HERE.
7LIONS Performs at SXSW 2013
March 12, 2013: Morgan Taylor Reid performs with 7LIONS at this year's South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Check out the video of 7LIONS at SXSW, featuring their song "Taking Over" written and produced by Morgan Taylor Reid, on YouTube.
Backstreet Boys on Christmas Day
"SCIENCE" by MTR NOW Available on iTunes
November 21, 2012: Today Morgan Taylor Reid releases a brand new song called "SCIENCE", which he wrote with CTodd Nielsen and Matt Mugford. The single is just a preview of what fans can expect from MTR's new album, set to be released in February 2013. Download "SCIENCE" on iTunes TODAY!!!
MTR's New Single "SCIENCE" on Private Practice
November 21, 2012: Morgan Taylor Reid's NEW song "SCIENCE" makes it's television debut on the hit ABC series Private Practice on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10pm. 'The World According to Jake' the 7th Episode of the 6th Season of Private Practice features all 4 mintutes of Reid's epic new single. Download "SCIENCE" on iTunes TODAY!!!
BSB brings Christmas & MTR to Perez TV
November 20, 2012: Today on Perez TV the Backstreet Boys give an exclusive acoustic performance of "It's Christmas Time Again" written by Howie Dorough, Morgan Taylor Reid, Mika "Prophet" Guillory and Nick Carter. To watch the performance click HERE. Also, the Backstreet Boys also give a shout out to their producer, Morgan Taylor Reid, in their interview on Perez TV, to watch the interview click HERE.
Billboard Interviews Backstreet Boys on NEW Album
November 18, 2012: At this year's AMAs (American Music Awards) the Backstreet Boys presented the award for Best New Artist to Carly Rae Jepsen. During their Red Carpet Interview, Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter tells Billboard they are wokring with producer Morgan Taylor Reid on songs for their highly anticipated new album. To read the article and/or watch the Billboard interview click HERE.
"Where Do I Even Start?" on MTV's Teen Mom 2
Fitz and The Tantrums Writes with MTR
NOVEMBER 2012: Morgan Taylor Reid gets in the studio with Michael Fitzpatrick, lead singer of the band Fitz and The Tantrums, to write and record NEW music.
BSB's "It's Christmas Time Again" Video
November 16, 2012: Backstreet Boys release an animated video for their brand new single "It's Christmas Time Again" starring BSB as cartoons!!! Morgan Taylor Reid produced "It's Christmas Time Again" and wrote it with Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and Mika "Prophet" Guillory. To watch the official video on YouTube click HERE.
Backstreet Boys bring Christmas to The Talk
November 14, 2012: Backstreet Boys perform their brand new single "It's Christmas Time Again" on the daytime talk show, The Talk on CBS. Morgan Taylor Reid produced "It's Christmas Time Again" for the Backstreet Boys and also wrote it with members Nick Carter and Howie Dorough, and songwriter Mika "Prophet" Guillory. The Backstreet Boys not only performed their new holiday single, but also their classic hit "I Want It That Way." To Watch their performances or interview on The Talk click HERE.
NEW Backstreet Boys Single Produced by MTR
November 6, 2012: Today the new Backstreet Boys single, "It's Christmas Time Again" was released on iTunes. This is the Backstreet Boys first song written and produced by Morgan Taylor Reid. In early October 2012, Reid wrote the song with Mika "Prophet" Guilory and Backstreet Boys members Nick Carter and Howie Dorough. This is also the first song by the Backstreet Boys to feature Kevin Richardson's vocals since he left the group six years ago and rejoined in 2012. The Backstreet Boys performed the song publicly for the very first time on November 4, 2012 at the taping of Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade at Disneyland, CA.
MTR in the Studio with the Backstreet Boys
November 5, 2012: Morgan Taylor Reid in the studio writing and producing NEW music for the Backstreet Boys. As mentioned in the AOL Music Blog, Reid and co-writer Mika "Prophet" Guillory worked with Backstreet Boys' members Howie Dorough and Nick Carter to write their new holiday single "It's Christmas Time Again."Reid is also writing and producing several songs for the Backstreet Boys' new album, set to be released some time in 2013. To read the AOL artcle and hear "It's Christmas Time Again" click HERE.
MTR Produces 7LIONS & Porcelain Black Cover
OCTOBER 2012: 7LIONS and Porcelain Black, artists of Red One's 2101 Records, come together to cover U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday". The cover, produced by Morgan Taylor Reid, is a modern take on this classic 80's Rock Anthem, that converys the emotion and indegrity of the original "Sunday Bloody Sunday". To hear the cover song on SoundCloud click HERE.
SHOW ME THE MUSIC 2012 WINNER
OCTOBER 2012: Morgan Taylor Reid comes out on top in this years' SHOW ME THE MUSIC songwriting contest. Reid's song "Stay Where You Are", from his debut solo EP Simply Human, made him the winner in the Alternative catagory and then swept all catagories by making him the 2012 GRAND PRIZE WINNER!
New Songs Produced by MTR Available on iTunes
Shane Harper’s latest album, Dancin’ in the Rain - EP, was released on iTunes on August 14, 2012. The album includes four tracks that were previously only available on his self-titled album released back in February 2012 exclusively at TARGET stores. Three of the four tracks, “Your Love,” “Flat World” and “Say It Cause I Know It” were produced by Morgan Taylor Reid. To download these tracks click HERE.
MTR Performs/Produces NEW Intervention Theme
The song “Five Steps” by the Davenports has been the closing theme song for the television series Intervention since the show began in 2005. Now in 2012, this Emmy Award Winning show has been given some upgrades; new format, new graphics and most notably a new version of their closing theme “Five Steps” performed by solo artist Morgan Taylor Reid. Reid produced the new recording of “Five Steps” with one of the show’s producers, Joel Nassan. To hear the new theme, watch Intervention Monday nights at 9/8c on A&E or for the complete version of “Five Steps” by Morgan Taylor Reid click HERE to listen on YouTube.
7LIONS, MTR & RedOne in Billboard Magazine
AUGUST 2012: Morgan Taylor Reid got his first mention in Billboard Magazine, on page 27 of the August 2012 issue, in an article titled "REVVING UP" about producer RedOne and the band 7LIONS. The article talks about Reid producing the entire debut 7LIONS EP Born 2 Run and how RedOne co-produced the title single "Born 2 Run" with Reid.
Morgan Taylor Reid Records New Album
August 2012: In between writing and producing music for other artists, Morgan Taylor Reid has been writing new songs for his next solo album. Reid's last album, Simply Human, was a six track accoustic style EP, released back in 2010. The highly anticpited new album promisies to be full-length and will showcase Reid's full production skills. Unreleased tracks, "Ghost Town" and "Say Goodnight," will be on the new album that's release date is TBA.
Back in the Studio with Shane Harper
July 2012: Shane Harper is back in Morgan Taylor Reid's studio to work on music for his next album. Reid has already produced a new song that he and Harper wrote together called "Let's Take The World." The next album promises to show musical growth from Harper, the new sound is definitely influenced by his love of music from artists like Coldplay and John Mayer.
Writing/Producing for The Downtown Fiction
July 2012: Morgan Taylor Reid is in the studio producing a new song for the pop rock band The Downtown Fiction. He has teamed up with their lead singer Cameron Leahy and songwriter Sean Douglas to create new music for band. The release date of their new album is still TBA.
Shane Harper's "Flat World" Music Video
July 2012: The official music video for Shane Harper's song "Flat World" was released on July 17, 2012. Morgan Taylor Reid not only played keyboards in this video, but he wrote the song with Shane Harper. The recording of "Flat World," which was produced by Reid, is on the deluxe version of Shane Harper's self-titled album, only available for purchase at TARGET stores. To watch the official video of "Flat World" go to YouTube.
Wrapped Plug In Stereo at Atlantic Records
July 2012: Morgan Taylor Reid wrapped the new album for Plug In Stereo at Atlantic Records in NYC. The release date for the album is still TBA, but Reid has written/produced several songs on the album with the lead-singer Trevor Dahl and songwriter Sean Douglas.
"Born 2 Run" Makes the Billboard Charts
June 2012: After the release of 7LIONS debut EP Born 2 Run, which was written/produced by Morgan Taylor Reid, the album placed on the Billboard charts at #15 on the Alternative Charts and #33 on the New Artist Charts.
7LIONS at the Sunset Sessions 2012
June 22, 2012: Morgan Taylor Reid's band 7LIONS performs for industry professionals at Michele Clark's 2nd Annual Sunset Sessions at the La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, CA.
7LIONS Performs LA Kings Stanley Cup Theme
June 20, 2012: Morgan Taylor Reid was mentioned in an ARTIST Direct article, about the band 7LIONS. The band is getting kudos for their "LA Kings/Born 2 Run" Stanley Cup theme, a remix of their single "Born 2 Run" that was created in cooperation with 98.7 FM, sister station AM 570 and the LA Kings. The response to the remix and single was so great that 7LIONS was asked to perform it on the KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles to spur on the LA Kings fans just days before the Kings won the Stanley Cup.
7LIONS' Born 2 Run EP Released on iTunes
June 2012: 7LIONS' highly anticipated EP, Born 2 Run, was released on June 19, 2012 exclusively on iTunes. The entire EP was written and produced by Morgan Taylor Reid including their hit single "Born 2 Run" which Reid wrote/produced with internationally renowned producer RedOne. The EP also includes the tracks, "One Man Symphony," "Emergency," "Taking Over" and "One More Time."
"Born 2 Run" Playing on National Radio
June 2012: The hit single "Born 2 Run" from the band 7LIONS is now in the rotation of several national radio stations, including The XM Satalite radio station OCTANE. This rock/pop/hiphop record, written/produced by RedOne and Morgan Taylor Reid, is not only grabbing the attention of alternative rock fans, but is expected to make a big impact on pop radio soon.
Producing NEW Music for Jessi Malay
June 2012: Morgan Taylor Reid teams up with producer Brian Watters to produce music for pop/dance artist Jessi Malay. The songs will be for an upcoming album that's release date is TBA.
MTR Performs at BMI's All About Music Showcase
June 13, 2012: Morgan Taylor Reid performs at the All About Music TV and Film Retreat (presented by BMI) in Nashville June 11-13 for its twelfth year. The retreat brings together top songwriters and film/television Music Supervisors. Reid not only participated in the retreat, but performed at one of the nightly showcases, which were open to the public at The Rutledge (410 4th Ave South) in Nashville, TN.
7LIONS in TOP 5 of iHeartRADIO Contest
May 2012: 7LIONS gets 2nd place out of 25 artists competing in the Macy's iHeartRADIO Rising Starcontest. Getting into the Top 5 earned 7LIONS tons of radio play for their new hit single "Born 2 Run" written/produced by RedOne and Morgan Taylor Reid.
7LIONS Performs at Wango Tango 2012
May 2012: Morgan Taylor Reid performs with his band 7LIONS at the 102.7 KIISFM's Wango Tango Music Festival on May 12, 2012. 7LIONS were the headliners in The Wango Tango Village lineup before the main event.
7LIONS iHeartRADIO Performance
May 2012: Morgan Taylor Reid performs a live acoustic set with 7LIONS as part of the Macy's iHeartRADIO Rising Star contest. As a result of being in the TOP 5 of the contest, 7LIONS was asked to come back to their hometown to play for hundreds of fans at the Macy's at Union Square in San Francisco on May 5, 2012.
7LIONS Performs at COACHELLA 2012
"Brighter" on Season Premiere of '16 and Pregnant'
March 2012: Morgan Taylor Reid's song, "Brighter" is featured on the Season 4 Premiere of 'MTV's groundbreaking docu-series '16 and Pregnant.' The season starts on a high note with this heartwarming ballad playing during one of the most emotional moments of the series.
MTR featured in 'tmrw' Magazine
March 2012: England's hot new Music and Fashion magazine called 'tmrw', recently published an article featuring our very own Morgan Taylor Reid. Written by talented journalist, Tom Ironside, the article touches on Reid's humble beginnings and elborates on the direction his music will take in the near future. Click this link to read this article titled "Across the Pond: Morgan Taylor Reid."
"Traffic Lights" on The CW's 90210
March 2012: The song "Traffic Lights" written/produced by Morgan Taylor Reid and performed by the artist Alexander Cardinale was featured in in an episode of The CW's hit show 90210 on March 6th @ 8pm.
7LIONS on NASCAR's Daytona 500
March 2012: "Born 2 Run", a song Morgan Taylor Reid co-wrote with his band 7LIONS and co-produced with internationally renowed music producer RedOne, will be featured on NASCAR's famous Daytona 500 race. This epic record is quickly becoming the popular sports anthem for the 2012 year.
NEW Shane Harper Album Released at TARGET
February 2012: Adam Anders, world renowed music producer and creator of the hit network televison show GLEE has started a new label called Deep Well Records. The first artist to release an album on this label is Shane Harper, one of the stars of Good Luck Charlie; Disney Channel's #1 sitcom. Shane Harper's self titled album includes songs featuring his Good Luck Charlie Co-Star, Bridgit Mendler, rapper Prophet and several songs written/produced by Morgan Taylor Reid. Reid produced six songs on the album including a cover of the classic 80's hit "Your Love" by The Outfield. The album was released on February 14, 2012 at TARGET stores nationwide, it will be available February 21, 2012 on iTunes, click HERE to pre-order Shane Harper's new album.
'Simply Human' Reviewed By The Music Ninja
January 24, 2012: Morgan Taylor Reid's album Simply Human was reviewed by the popular online music blog, The Music Ninja, after being featured on on the #1 watched show on television: HOUSE, M.D. on FOX. The song "Simply Human" was heard in the last scene of the episode titled "Better Half" in Season 8, Episode 9 of HOUSE, M.D. This episode aired at 9:00pm on January 23, 2012. To read the review go to The Music Ninja website.
"Simply Human" featured on FOX's HOUSE, M.D.
January 2012: The title song from Morgan Taylor Reid's album Simply Human will be featured on the #1 watched show on television: HOUSE, M.D. The song "Simply Human" can be heard during Season 8, Episode 9, titled Better Half, of HOUSE, M.D. This episode airs at 9:00pm on January 23, 2012. Download Simply Human on iTunes today.
Writing/Producing for Anarbor
January 2012: Hopeless Records artist Anarbor is the studio with producer Morgan Taylor Reid to write and record music for their next album. In collaboration with the band and songwriter, Sean Douglas, Reid has written/produced two songs for Anarbor called "Piss Off Your Parents" and "What He Don't Know." A release date for the new album is still TBA.
"Born 2 Run" Plays During 2012 Australian Open
Writing/Producing for The Ready Set
January 2012: Decaydance Recordsartist, The Ready Set, is in the studio with producer Morgan Taylor Reid to write and record music for their upcoming album, set to be released this year. In collaboration with lead-singer Jordan Witzigreuter and songwriter Sean Douglas, Reid has written/produced a new single called "Turn You Up" for The Ready Set.
The Patience EP released January 3, 2012
January 2012: The Patience EP a new album from the artist Plug in Stereo will be released on January 3, 2012. The album includes 5 tracks, 4 of which were produced by Morgan Taylor Reid and Sean Douglas. Morgan Taylor Reid also co-wrote the new single "I Blame You" as well as two other brand new tracks titled "You're On My Mind" and "Frozen Heart."
Release of NEW South Jordan Album
December 2011: Keep Calm and Carry On, the new album from the band South Jordan will be relaesed December 20, 2011. This album includes six tracks produced by Morgan Taylor Reid and CTodd Neilsen, including the single "Picking Up the Pieces" that South Jordan co-wrote with Morgan Taylor Reid.
7LIONS' "Born to Run" Single Debuts
November 2011: "Born to Run" the debut single for the band 7LIONS will be making it's debut on 11/11/11 on the new National Geographic show Extreme Expeditions. Morgan Taylor Reid not only plays keyboards for 7LIONS, but he co-writes all their music with 7LIONS lead singers Prophet and Forrest Fulmer, as well as co-produces all their music with internationally renowed record producer RedOne.
The Alternative Top 100 Songs on iTunes
November 2011: After airring on the hit ABC series Grey's Anatomy, Morgan Taylor Reid's song "Where Do I Even Start?"reaches #74 on the Alternative Top 100 Songs on iTunes. "Where Do I Even Start?" is one of three songs on the Brighter EP, MTR's most recent album. Download the Brighter EP on iTunes today.
MTR on Grey's Anatomy AGAIN!!!
November 2011: Morgan Taylor Reid's song "Where Do I Even Start?" will be on the hit ABC drama Grey's Anatomy on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 9pm. His heartwrenching ballad will be featured on Episode 8 entitled "Heart-Shaped Box" of Season 8 of the Grey's Anatomy series. "Where Do I Even Start?" is avaiable for purchase on iTunes.
MTR Produces NEW Twin Act: Kris&Alix
October 2011: Morgan Taylor Reid is working with a brand new indie rock/singer-songwriter group called Kris&Alix. Not only are these California raised twins gorgeous, but they have the voices of angels. MTR is excited to be in his recording studio producing and writing a new EP for Kris&Alix.
MTR Featured in Music Connection Magazine
July 30, 2011: MTR featured in the JULY 2011 issue of Music Connection, a popular west coast monthly magazine that has been informing music people since 1977. The article mentions some of MTR's song placements for film, including his song "Brighter" that was featured on the Season 7 Finale of Grey's Anatomy on ABC and his recent work with producer RedOne. Click HERE to view the JULY 2011 issue of Music Connection magazine, turn to page 28 to read the article about MTR.
MTR on Rookie Blue Season Premiere
Producing Universal Artist Zac Poor
June 2011: Producer Adam Anders, creator of GLEE and head of Anders Music Inc. has commissioned MTR to write and produce new songs for his artist Zac Poor. So far in collaboration with Poor, MTR had written/produced 4 songs for the up and coming artist, release date TBA.
Sean Douglas' NEW Album Release
May 24, 2011: If We're Dying... the new EP from independent artist/songwriter Sean Douglas was released digitally worldwide this week. Morgan Taylor Reid co-wrote and produced the 1st single from this album: "Unconditional" Click HERE to download this album on iTunes
MTR featured on ABC.com
May 15, 2011: Click HERE to check out the Morgan Taylor Reid feature in the 'Music Lounge' on ABC.com
MTR's NEW EP 'BRIGHTER' on iTunes
May 19, 2011: Morgan Taylor Reid's NEW EP Brighter is NOW available online. This EP features his hit song "Brighter" which will be featured on the Season 7 Finale of Grey's Anatomy on Thursday, May 19th on ABC at 9pm. The EP also includes 2 BRAND NEW, never been heard before songs from MTR titled "Where Do I Even Start?" and "Back In Time" DOWNLOAD the EP on iTunes TODAY!!!
Grey's Anatomy uses "Brighter" on Season 7 Finale
MTR Plays Indie Music Festival in Las Vegas
May 4, 2011: MTR is set to play the 2011 Indie Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV on May 21, 2011 with artist Alexander Cardinale.
"Hold Me Steady" on Lifetime
May 1, 2011: The National Television Debut of the song "Hold Me Steady" by artist Annaliese will premiere on Monday, May 9th in a Lifetime Original Movie called Justice For Natalie Holloway. "Hold Me Steady" was written by Annaliese and written/produced by Morgan Taylor Reid.
Producing With RedOne
April 2011: MTR is back from Miami, FL after a week of writing/producing at The Hit Factory with RedOne (Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Lil' Wayne, Enrique Iglesias, etc.) for his newly signed band 7LIONS (2101/Universal).
Release of NEW Shane Harper Album
April 12, 2011: Shane Harper, star of Disney Channel's hit show Good Luck Charlie launched his music career with debut album One Step Closer through AMI/Universal founded by music mogul Adam Anders (Glee). Album includes 2 songs, Tracks 2 & 3, written/produced by Morgan Taylor Reid & CTodd Nielsen; "When I look Into Your Eyes" and "I Know What I Know" featuring Prophet.
Producing For "Father of Disco"
April 2011: Academy, Emmy, Grammy Award winning songwriter/composer Giorgio Moroder, a.k.a. "The Father of Disco," best know for his work on the soundtracks of Top Gun, Neverending Story, Flashdancce and Scarface, is currently writing new pop/dance songs for several international artists. Moroder has brought on MTR and CTodd Nielsen to produce 3 of his most recent records.
"Stay Where You Are" in Luxury
MTR Live at SXSW 2011
March 2011: Morgan Taylor Reid performs live at SXSW in The Matchbox Showcase at Antone's in Austin, TX. The 2011 South By Southwest Music Festival was a busy week for MTR he not only performed music from his solo album Simply Human, but he performed a duet with Annaliese and with his band NOW THE RABBIT HAS THE GUN.
MTR on Pandora Radio
January 2011: You can NOW create your own MTR Radio Station on Pandora Internet Radio!!! Go to www.pandora.com, click "Create a New Station," then enter the artist Morgan Taylor Reid or enter then name of your favorite song from MTR's album Simply Human. Or click here to go straight to MTR Radio on Pandora: Morgan Taylor Reid Radio created by Morgan Taylor Reid - Pandora Internet Radio
Levi's Loves "Stay Where You Are"
December 2010: Morgan Taylor Reid's song "Stay Where You Are" from his latest album Simply Human was featured in a recent Levi's Jeans Campaign Ad. On top of buying the rights to use the song Levi's also threw in a custom made pair of jeans for MTR!
MTR Produces Songs for Indie Film
October 2010: Morgan Taylor Reid Performs and Produces original songs for an Indie Film called A True Story. Based on Things That Never Actually Happened. ...And Some That Did. starring Katrina Bowden. To hear MTR's performance from this film click HERE to watch the trailer and hear him singing in the 2nd song of the trailer.
"Sick of Dreaming" on One Tree Hill
October 2010: Morgan Taylor Reid produces a song called "Sick of Dreaming" for artist Alexander Cardinale. This beautiful melodic song, written by MTR & Cardinale will be featured on an episode of The CW's hit show One Tree Hill this Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 9pm.
'Simply Human' CD Release Party
August 2010: Saturday, August 21, 2010 Morgan Taylor Reid celebrates the release of his solo debut album Simply Human at The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA. Reid and his band will perform, come be the first to hear his new music LIVE!!! The first 50 guests will receive a FREE copy of Simply Human. Stick around for the after party!
NEW Album "Simply Human" Released
"All You Are" featured on Army Wives
June 2010: Season 4 Episode 12 of the hit primetime show Army Wives - airs July 11, 2010 @ 10pm on Lifetime. MTR's song "All You Are" will be the featured song of the Episode! Be sure to set your DVR's, you're not going to want to miss it!!
"So Far So Long" on ABC's Castle
May 2010: Another song produced by Morgan Taylor Reid makes it's national television debut! "So Far So Long" by artist Alexander Cardinale will be featured on ABC's NEW hit show CASTLE this Monday, May 3, 2010 at 10pm.
Music Featured on Ghost Whisperer
April 2010: Alexander Cardinale's song "So Far So Long" produced by Morgan Taylor Reid will be featured on CBS' hit show Ghost Whisperer starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. The episode airs this Friday, April 30, 2010 at 8pm!
Theme Song for ROSS MATHEWS!!!
March 2010: TV star Ross Mathews from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Chelsea Lately, is a huge fan of Morgan Taylor Reid. Mathews brought Reid on to write/produce/sing a Theme Song for his popular online blog show on HelloRoss.com. Watch Opening Theme for HelloRoss.com HERE
"All You Are" in The Cutting Edge: Fire and Ice
March 2010: Morgan Taylor Reid's song All You Are will be featured on ABC Family's The Cutting Edge: Fire and Ice
Land Rover features "Clarity"
January 2010: Morgan Taylor Reid, Lead Singer/Songwriter/Producer of the band BLUEBOX had his song "Clarity" featured on an international Land Rover commercial. "Clarity" is available for download on iTunes on BLUEBOX's album Thought in Motion. To see Land Rover Commercial click HERE