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Mark Needham / M.A.N. Entertainment 2006 Press

Forefront Records Sign Ohio Based Band 'This Beautiful Republic'

November 3, 2006—By CMSpin

The band's first album will be produced by Allen Salmon (most noted for engineering records by Sanctus Real and Mute Math). Celebrated mix engineer Mark Needham (The Killers, Fleetwood Mac, Michelle Branch) will additionally lend his talents to the project.

Teenager scales the musical heights in America

October 18, 2006—By Carolyn Churchill

This week the teenager from Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire has been in a Los Angeles recording studio with producer Mark Needham — who has worked with Fleetwood Mac, Chris Isaak and The Killers — and several major labels are said to be interested in launching his career.

Verano Alternativo' Showcase Offers Hot Latin Sounds

July 12, 2006—By BMI Headlines

Their latest effort, Productos Desaparecidos (Lost Products) under the umbrella of Mercury Records, was produced by Mark Needham (The Killers).

Pink & Sly Robbie Guest On New Michael Franti Disc

May 2, 2006—By Glide Magazine

"Yell Fire!" was produced by Franti and Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) and mixed by Mark Needham (the Killers).

Bits: Michael Franti, Polyphonic Spree, Echo & The Bunnymen

May 1, 2006—By Barry A. Jeckell

A mix of reggae, hip-hop and soul, "Yell Fire!" includes appearances by Pink and reggae riddim kings Sly & Robbie and was produced by Franti and Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) and mixed by Mark Needham (the Killers).

Franti Preps Album, Film, Book Releases

February 17, 2006—By Wes Orshoski

Produced by Franti and Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) and mixed by Mark Needham (the Killers), the album completes Franti's evolution from hip-hop-rooted MC to guitar-slinging singer/songwriter, a transition that was in progress on Franti & Spearhead's 2003 Boo Boo Wax/iMusic set "Everyone Deserves Music."