Jono Buchanan is a songwriter, composer and producer based in London since 1999.
From 2001-2005, Jono worked as an in-house remixer and producer for dance label Almighty Records, completing remixes for artists including Whitney Houston, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, S Club and many others. After leaving Almighty, Jono continued to have remix success, with mixes for labels including Positiva, Subversive and Tommy Boy.
Jono switched his attentions to songwriting after meeting singer and fellow writer Cayte Webber. Their song ‘Control Freak’ was licensed for use in the US movie ‘Bring It On: Fight To The Finish’ and two other songs are slated for release on Electrovamp’s forthcoming album. Jono is currently writing with a number of other pop artists, having recently begun a working relationship with West 4 Music.
As a producer, Jono has enjoyed success with a number of artists. The album ‘Planes’ by Professor Penguin is scheduled for release in early 2012, following the release of first single ‘Pilot’ which is currently Record of the Week on London’s XFM radio station, having also enjoyed plays on BBC Radio 1 and 6Music. For female Swiss artist Annakin, Jono has produced 3 albums which have enjoyed significant success in her homeland and beyond, with production duties on 2011’s ‘Icarus Heart’ shared by Jono and 140dB’s Dimitri Tikovoi. Recent projects have also included an acoustic album of songs for Calm Of Zero (formerly Echobelly) whilst Jono is also in demand as a mastering engineer, recently wrapping up Frank Turner’s new album for Xtra Mile.
In the summer of 2010, Jono was asked to write a remix of ‘The Gadget Show’ theme tune by Channel 5 to accompany a projection mapping movie created by The Darkroom. This led to a series of collaborations which have led to audio/visual works created for clients including The Goodwood Festival of Speed, Hero Motorcorp and Intel.
Jono also writes extensively for production music libraries including Northstar Music in the UK and Pacifica Music in the US, which has led to his music being played on TV and Radio networks around the world, including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky, HBO, E! Network, MTV, VH1 and countless others.
Alongside these musical activities, Jono writes about making music with technology for Future Music magazine (UK) and for the Resident Advisor website. He also lectures on all things to do with electronic music production at London’s prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama.