Steve Mac

Steve McCutcheon (born 15 January 1972), known professionally as Steve Mac, is a British record producer, songwriter and musician. A multi-award-winning producer, he is one of the most prolific songwriters and record producers in modern British music, with contributions to 30 number one singles in the UK Singles Chart.[1][2]

Steve Mac
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Background information
Birth nameSteve McCutcheon
Born (1972-01-15) 15 January 1972 (age 49)
OriginChertsey, Surrey, England
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active1990–present
Associated actsSee below


Early careerEdit

Mac got his break in the music industry in the early 1990s when he wrote and produced the Nomad hit "(I Wanna Give You) Devotion", that reached no.2 in the UK Singles Chart. In 1992, he became part of dance group Undercover, who had several European hit singles, including "Baker Street" and "Never Let Her Slip Away".[3]

He then met songwriter Wayne Hector, with the pair striking up a partnership that has seen them co-write and produce a range of chart songs.

Mac has gone on to work with some of the most recognised names in the music industry. He has written, co-written and produced hits for musicians including Ed Sheeran, Melanie C, Pink, Westlife, Little Mix, and many other UK and international singers.[4]

From his Rokstone Studios in London, the artists he has written and produced for have racked up over 200 million sales worldwide during his career. As well as a string of no.1 UK and international hits, Mac has also penned top 10 singles for artists such as Calvin Harris, Demi Lovato, One Direction, The Saturdays, Leona Lewis, and Rita Ora, among others.[5][6][7]

Work with WestlifeEdit

The producer has had a long-standing collaboration with Irish boyband, Westlife, dating back to the late 1990s. This artistic partnership resulted in him co-writing and producing four no.1 UK singles for the band. He has co-produced another five no.1 hits and produced three top five singles. Mac also co-wrote and produced the band's 2000 hit Christmas single, "What Makes a Man" reaching no.2 in the UK singles chart.

2010 – 2017Edit

Mac won the first of his two Brit Awards in 2010 for co-writing and producing the no.1 single "Beat Again" for British pop/R&B band, JLS.[8]

In 2012, the producer worked with a host of artists including Little Mix, The Wanted, The Saturdays, Susan Boyle, Il Divo, Boyzone, and Gareth Gates.

Mac was recognised in 2012, and then again in 2013 by picking up the ASCAP Song of the Year Award. The awards were in recognition of co-writing and producing the hits "Glad You Came" for The Wanted, and "You Make Me Feel..." by Cobra Starship, respectively.

Between 2013 and 2015, Mac worked with several musicians include James Blunt, John Newman, Union J, Calvin Harris, The Vamps, and Demi Lovato. He made several contributions to both James Blunt's Moon Landing album that reached no.2 in the UK album chart and The Vamps’ Wake Up album that was a top 10 hit.

Mac scored another number one hit in 2016 with "Rockabye" by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie. The song reached the top of the UK singles chart, staying there for nine consecutive weeks. The single also won in the EDM Winning Songs category alongside his other co-produced track for Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson, "Symphony".

In 2017, Mac picked up the Songwriter of the Year and Producer of the Year at the Music Business Worldwide A&R Awards and the ASCAP Founders Award for "his pioneering contribution to music, global success and a 27 year body of work".[9]

The same year, Mac co-wrote the no.1 single "Shape of You" for Ed Sheeran. The song broke chart history, spending 14 weeks at the top of the UK chart, and remaining in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in the US for 33 weeks. It also claimed the unique achievement of being the most-streamed song of all time on Spotify.[10][11][12]

He also received another Grammy nomination for Pink's US top twenty single "What About Us", which he wrote and produced.

2018 – presentEdit

2018 saw the producer work with some of music's most prolific names such as Scottish group Chvrches, Years & Years, Celine Dion, Little Mix, Craig David, and Westlife.

Mac won the 2018 Brit Award for British Producer of the Year.[13] As well as the Brit Award, he also won both Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year at the Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards 2018 in LA.[14]

In another award recognising Mac's work, the multi-platinum hit "Shape of You" he co-wrote and produced for Ed Sheeran picked up both a Grammy Award[15] and the Ivor Novello Award for PRS for Music Most Performed Work in 2017.[16]


Brit Awards 2018:

British Producer of the Year

35th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards 2018

Songwriter of the Year:

Song of the Year – Shape of You, Ed Sheeran | Strip That Down, Liam Payne ft. Quavo | Rockabye, Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul | What About Us, P!nk

Music Business Worldwide A&R Awards 2017

Producer of the Year

Songwriter of the Year

ASCAP Song of the Year Awards 2013

Glad You Came, The Wanted: (Co-writer & Co-producer)

ASCAP Song of the Year Awards 2012

You Make Me Feel... Cobra Starship: (Co-writer & Co-producer)

Brit Awards 2010

Song of the Year: Beat Again, JLS (Co-written with Wayne Hector)

BMI Awards 2001

Pop Award: Swear It Again, Westlife (Co-written with Wayne Hector)

Songwriting and production discographyEdit

Title Year Artist Album Songwriter Producer
Primary Secondary Additional Vocal
"Hurting Me" 2019 Liam Payne LP1  Y
"Don't Let It Break Your Heart" Louis Tomlinson Walls  Y
"L.O.V.E." Westlife Spectrum  Y  Y
"Without You"  Y  Y
"Repair"  Y  Y
"Take Me There"  Y  Y
"One Last Time"  Y  Y
"Home to You" Sigrid Non-album single  Y  Y
"My Blood" Westlife Spectrum  Y  Y
"Haloes" Ina Wroldsen TBA  Y  Y
"Stack It Up"
(featuring A Boogie wit da Hoodie)
Liam Payne LP1  Y  Y
"Til I Met You" Max George TBA  Y
"What Am I" Why Don't We  Y  Y
"Way to Break My Heart"
(featuring Skrillex)
Ed Sheeran No.6 Collaborations Project  Y  Y
"South of the Border"
(featuring Camila Cabello and Cardi B)
 Y  Y
(with Bebe Rexha)
Jax Jones Snacks (Supersize)  Y  Y
"Dynamite" Westlife Spectrum  Y  Y
"Mad Love" Mabel High Expectations  Y  Y
"Starting Over" Lil Carter Lil  Y
"Call You Mine"
(with Bebe Rexha)
The Chainsmokers World War Joy  Y
"Sing It with Me"
(with Astrid S)
JP Cooper Non-album single  Y  Y
"Better Man" Westlife Westlife  Y  Y
"Broken & Beautiful" Kelly Clarkson UglyDolls OST  Y  Y
"So Beautiful" James Morrison You're Stronger Than You Know  Y
"Here with Me"
(featuring Chvrches)
Marshmello Non-album single  Y  Y
"Now You're Gone"
(featuring Zara Larsson)
Tom Walker What a time to Be Alive  Y  Y
"Don't Call Me Up" Mabel High Expectations  Y  Y
"Hello My Love" Westlife Spectrum  Y  Y
"Brand New" 2018 Craig David The Time is Now  Y  Y
"Trust Fund Baby" Why Don't We 8 Letters  Y  Y
"Want You Back" 5 Seconds of Summer Youngblood  Y
"Follow Your Fire" Kodaline Politics of Living  Y  Y
"Your Love" Zak Abel Non-album single  Y  Y
"Miracle" Chvrches Love is Dead  Y  Y
"2002" Anne-Marie Speak Your Mind  Y  Y
(featuring James Blunt)
Lost Frequencies Alive and Feeling Fine  Y
"One More River" Melo Moreno Colours  Y
"Breathing Fire" Anne-Marie Speak Your Mind  Y  Y
"Ashes" Celine Dion Deadpool2  Y
"If You're Over Me" Years & Years Palo Santo  Y  Y
"Summer on You" PrettyMuch TBA  Y  Y
"Barcelona" Max George non-album single  Y  Y
"Happier" Bastille & Marshmello non-album single  Y
"Right Now"
(with Robin Schulz)
Nick Jonas non-album single  Y  Y
"Born Again" Kodaline Politics of Living  Y  Y
(featuring Snoop Dogg)
Olly Murs You Know I Know  Y  Y
"Thursday" Jess Glynne Always in Between  Y  Y
"Woman Like Me"
(featuring Nicki Minaj)
Little Mix LM5  Y  Y
(featuring Chelcee Grimes, TINI and Jhay Cortez)
Jonas Blue Blue  Y
"Fire on Fire" Sam Smith Non-album single  Y  Y
"Thumbs" 2017 Sabrina Carpenter Evolution  Y  Y
"Shape of You"
(solo / featuring Stormzy)
Ed Sheeran ÷  Y  Y
"2005" James Blunt The Afterlove  Y
(featuring Zara Larsson)
Clean Bandit What Is Love?  Y
"Don't Let Me Be Yours" Zara Larsson So Good  Y  Y
"Happy" Steps Tears on the Dancefloor  Y
"Firefly"  Y
"Strip That Down"
(featuring Quavo)
Liam Payne LP1  Y  Y
(featuring James Blunt)
Robin Schulz Uncovered  Y  Y
"Your Song" Rita Ora Phoenix  Y  Y
"What About Us" Pink Beautiful Trauma  Y  Y
"A Different Way"
(with Lauv)
DJ Snake Non-album single  Y
"The Rest of Our Life"
(with Faith Hill)
Tim McGraw The Rest of Our Life  Y
"Leave a Light On" Tom Walker What a Time to Be Alive  Y  Y
"Bedroom Floor" Liam Payne LP1  Y  Y
"Then" Anne-Marie Speak Your Mind  Y  Y
"Keeping Your Head Up" 2016 Birdy Beautiful Lies  Y  Y
"Hear You Calling"  Y  Y
"Love Is the Name"
(solo / featuring J Balvin)
Sofia Carson Non-album single  Y  Y
"Phoenix" Olivia Holt Olivia EP  Y  Y
"Alarm" Anne-Marie Speak Your Mind  Y  Y
(featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie)
Clean Bandit What Is Love?  Y  Y
"So Good" Louisa Johnson Non-album single  Y  Y
"Mary's Story" Ina Wroldsen  Y
"Years & Years" Olly Murs 24 HRS  Y  Y
"Deeper"  Y  Y
"Adore" 2015 Jasmine Thompson Adore EP  Y  Y
"Take Me Home" Jess Glynne I Cry When I Laugh  Y  Y
"My Love" (Acoustic)  Y
"Love Me Like You" Little Mix Get Weird  Y  Y
"Wake Up" The Vamps Wake Up  Y  Y
"Survivors" Selena Gomez Revival  Y  Y
"Kingdom Come"
(featuring Iggy Azalea)
Demi Lovato Confident  Y  Y
"Waitin for You"
(featuring Sirah)
 Y  Y
"Lionheart"  Y  Y
"Hitchiker" OMI Me 4 U  Y  Y
(featuring Silento)
The Vamps Wake Up  Y  Y
"Windmills"  Y  Y
"I Found a Girl"  Y  Y
"Be with You"  Y  Y
"Colorblind" 2014 Amber Riley Non-album single  Y
"Mr. C" Nina Nesbitt Peroxide  Y  Y
"Empire" Shakira Shakira  Y  Y
"Me and My Broken Heart" Rixton Let the Road  Y  Y
"Break the Rules" Charli XCX Sucker  Y  Y
"When I Find Love Again" James Blunt Moon Landing: Special Edition  Y  Y
"Glow" Ella Henderson Chapter One  Y  Y
"Aliens (Her Er Jeg)" Ina Wroldsen non-album single  Y  Y
"Bumper Cars" Alex & Sierra It's About Us  Y  Y
"Get Away" Jessie J Sweet Talker  Y  Y
"Motion" Calvin Harris Motion  Y
"Stick with Me" Olly Murs Never Been Better  Y  Y
"In Your Eyes" 2013 Inna Party Never Ends  Y  Y
"Carry You" Union J Union J  Y  Y
"Down the Line" John Newman (singer) Tribute  Y
"Running" John Newman (singer) Tribute  Y
"Satellites" James Blunt Moon Landing  Y
"Miss America"  Y
"The Only One"  Y
"Sun on Sunday"  Y
"Bones"  Y  Y
"Postcards"  Y
"Working It Out"  Y  Y
"Loving You is Easy" Union J Union J  Y  Y
"Beethoven"  Y  Y
"Head in the Clouds"  Y  Y
"Where Are You Now"  Y  Y
"Save the Last Dance"  Y  Y
"Amaze Me"  Y  Y
"Lucky Ones"  Y  Y
"About You" Shane Filan You and Me  Y  Y
"Everybody Knows" The Wanted Word of Mouth  Y  Y
(with Nicole Scherzinger)
Il Divo A Musical Affair  Y
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"
(with Heather Headley)
"Bring Him Home"  Y
"Tonight"  Y
"All I Ask of You"
(with Kristin Chenoweth)
"Some Enchanted Evening"  Y
"Who Can I Turn To?"  Y
"Who Wants to Live Forever"  Y
"You'll Never Walk Alone"  Y
"If Ever I Would Leave You"  Y
"Love Changes Everything"
(with Michael Ball)
"The Music of the Night"
(with Barbra Streisand)
"Sparks" 2012 Cover Drive Bajan Style  Y  Y
"That Girl"  Y  Y
"Explode"  Y  Y
"30 Days" The Saturdays Living for the Weekend  Y  Y
"Bring It Home"
(featuring The Wanted)
Dappy Bad Intentions  Y  Y
"I Found You" The Wanted Word of Mouth  Y  Y
"Turn Your Face" Little Mix DNA  Y  Y
"We Are Who We Are"  Y  Y
"Gold Forever" 2011 The Wanted Battleground  Y  Y
"You Make Me Feel..."
(featuring Sabi)
Cobra Starship Night Shades  Y  Y
"Notorious" The Saturdays On Your Radar  Y  Y
"Glad You Came" The Wanted Battleground  Y  Y
"You Have to Be There" Susan Boyle Someone to Watch Over Me  Y
"Enjoy the Silence"  Y
"Unchained Melody"  Y
"Lightning" The Wanted Battleground  Y  Y
"Autumn Love" Susan Boyle Someone to Watch Over Me  Y
"Both Sides, Now"  Y
"Lilac Wine"  Y
"Mad World"  Y
"Autumn"  Y
"This Will Be the Year"  Y
"Return"  Y  Y
"Ue o Muite Arukō/The First Star"  Y
"Third Man Theme"  Y
"Gold Forever" The Wanted Battleground  Y  Y
"Gotta Be You" One Direction Up All Night  Y  Y
"My Heart Takes Over" The Saturdays On Your Radar  Y  Y
"Faster"  Y  Y
"With or Without You"
(featuring Scala & Kolacny Brothers)
Jai McDowall Believe  Y
"To Where You Are"  Y
"Fix You"  Y
"The Prayer"
(featuring Hayley Westenra)
"How You Remind Me"  Y
"There You'll Be"  Y
"Feels Like Home"  Y
"Bring Me to Life"  Y
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"  Y
"One Day Like This"  Y
"Cannonball" Little Mix Non-album single  Y  Y
"Woman" 2010 Toni Braxton Pulse  Y  Y
"All Time Low" The Wanted The Wanted  Y  Y
"Karma" The Saturdays Headlines!  Y  Y
"Perfect Day" Susan Boyle The Gift  Y
"Hallelujah"  Y
"Do You Hear What I Hear?"
(featuring Amber Stassi)
"Don't Dream It's Over"  Y
"The First Noel"  Y
"O Holy Night"  Y
"Away in a Manger"  Y
"Make Me a Channel of Your Peace"  Y
"Auld Lang Syne"  Y
"O Come All Ye Faithfull"  Y
"Vapor Trail"  Y
"Before the Rain" Alexandra Burke Overcome  Y  Y
"Beat Again" 2009 JLS JLS  Y  Y
"Crazy for You"  Y  Y
"The Club is Alive"  Y  Y
"Wild Horses" Susan Boyle I Dreamed a Dream  Y
"I Dreamed a Dream"  Y
"Cry Me a River"  Y
"How Great Thou Art"  Y
"You'll See"  Y
"Daydream Believer"  Y
"Up to the Mountain"  Y
"Amazing Grace"  Y
"Who I Was Born to Be"  Y
"Proud"  Y
"The End of the World"  Y
"Silent Night"  Y
"Wings to Fly"  Y
"Ego" The Saturdays Wordshaker  Y  Y
"La fuerza mayor" 2008 Il Divo The Promise  Y
"La Promessa"  Y
"Adagio"  Y
"Hallelujah"  Y
"L'alba del mondo"  Y
"Enamorado"  Y
"Angelina"  Y
"Va todo al ganador"  Y
"La luna"  Y
"She"  Y
"Amazing Grace"  Y
"Por ti vuelvo a nacer"  Y
"Sortilegio De Amor"  Y
"Don't Call This Love" Leon Jackson Right Now  Y
"Creative"  Y
"Stargazing"  Y
"All in Good Time"  Y
"Right Now"  Y
"You Don't Know Me"  Y
"Ordinary Days"  Y
"A Song for You"  Y
"Fingerprints"  Y
"Could Do Better"  Y
"Misty Blue"  Y
"Caledonia"  Y
"When You Believe" 2007 Leon Jackson Right Now  Y
"Carolyna" Melanie C This Time  Y  Y
"Understand"  Y
"Amaze Me" No Angels Destiny  Y
"Woman" Delta Goodrem Delta  Y  Y
"Home" Westlife Back Home  Y
"Have You Ever"  Y
"It's You"  Y  Y
"Catch My Breath"  Y  Y
"I Do"  Y  Y
"Hard to Say I'm Sorry"  Y
"Get Away"  Y  Y
"Homeless" Leona Lewis Spirit  Y
"Footprints in the Sand"  Y
"All My Life" 2006 Shayne Ward Shayne Ward  Y
"What About Me"  Y
"Back at One"  Y
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Westlife The Love Album  Y
"You Light Up My Life"  Y
"Easy"  Y
"You Are So Beautiful (to Me)"  Y
"Have You Ever Been in Love"  Y
"The Dance"  Y
"All or Nothing"  Y  Y
"You've Lost That Loving Feeling"  Y
"A Moment Like This" Leona Lewis Spirit  Y
"You Raise Me Up" 2005 Westlife Face to Face  Y
"That's Where You Find Love"  Y  Y
"She's Back"  Y  Y
"Desperado"  Y
"In This Life"  Y
"Heart Without a Home"  Y  Y
"Change Your Mind"  Y  Y
"Baby Can I Hold You" 2004 Ronan Keating 10 Years of Hits  Y
"Regresa a mi" Il Divo Il Divo  Y
"Mama"  Y
"Passera"  Y
"The Man You Love"  Y  Y
"Feelings"  Y
"Hoy que ya no estas aqui"  Y
"My Way (A mi manera)"  Y
"A Moment Like This" 2003 Kelly Clarkson Thankful  Y
"Hey Whatever" Westlife Turnaround  Y  Y
"Mandy"  Y
"Heal"  Y
"On My Shoulder"  Y  Y
"Turn Around"  Y  Y
"I Did It for You"  Y
"Thank You"  Y  Y
"To Be with You"  Y
"Home"  Y  Y
"What Do They Know?"  Y  Y
"Unbreakable" 2002 Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits
Volume 1
"How Does It Feel"  Y
"Tonight"  Y  Y
"Love Takes Two"  Y  Y
"Miss You Nights"  Y
"All or Nothing" 2001 O-Town O-Town  Y  Y
"Uptown Girl" Westlife World of Our Own  Y
"You Are" Atomic Kitten Right Now  Y  Y
"Help Me Understand" Trace Adkins Chrome  Y
"Queen of My Heart" Westlife World of Our Own  Y  Y
"Bop Bop Baby"  Y
"I Wanna Grow Old with You"  Y
"World of Our Own"  Y  Y
"To Be Loved"  Y  Y
"Drive (All the Time)"  Y  Y
"Angel"  Y
"Don't Get Me Wrong"  Y
"Reason for Living"  Y
"What If" Kate Winslet Christmas Carol: The Movie OST  Y  Y
"Blah, Blah, Blah" 2000 Devotion 2 Music Pokemon: The Movie OST  Y
"One Heart" O-Town  Y
"If I Don't Tell You Now" Ronan Keating Ronan  Y
"I Want Candy" Aaron Carter Aaron's Party (Come Get It)  Y
"Against All Odds"
(with Mariah Carey)
Westlife Coast to Coast / Rainbow  Y
"Real Good Time" Aaron Carter Aaron's Party (Come Get It)  Y
"Tell Me What You Want"  Y
"Lately" Samantha Mumba Gotta Tell You  Y
"What Makes a Man" Westlife Coast to Coast  Y  Y
"Close"  Y  Y
"Angel's Wings"  Y  Y
"No Place That Far"  Y
"Close Your Eyes"  Y  Y
"You Make Me Feel"  Y
"Fragile Heart"  Y
"Every Little Thing You Do"  Y  Y
"I Have a Dream"  Y
"My Girl"  Y
"I'll Be There"  Y
"What Becomes of the Brokenhearted"  Y
"Swear It Again" 1999 Westlife  Y  Y
"Flying Without Wings"  Y  Y
"Keep on Movin'" 5ive Invincible  Y
"I Don't Wanna Fight" Westlife Westlife  Y  Y
"Moments"  Y  Y
"More Than Words"  Y
"We Are One"  Y  Y
"Until the End of Time"  Y  Y
"Forever"  Y  Y
"Everybody Knows"  Y  Y
"Let's Make Tonight Special"  Y  Y
"Don't Fight It Baby" 5ive Invincible  Y  Y
"Satisfied" 1998 5ive  Y
"When I Remember When"  Y
"Let It Be Me" 1997 Damage Forever  Y  Y
"Forever" 1996  Y  Y


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