Music Business Worldwide

Poo Bear, Songwriter: Justin Bieber, Black Lives Matter, and Being Hit By A Tornado

July 17, 2020 Music Business Worldwide Season 2 Episode 6
Music Business Worldwide
Poo Bear, Songwriter: Justin Bieber, Black Lives Matter, and Being Hit By A Tornado
Show Notes

Jason Boyd aka Poo Bear is one of the most successful songwriters working in the modern US pop music industry.

During a storied and Grammy-winning career, he's written and/or produced tracks for the likes of Pink, User, Lupe Fiasco, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey and Ty Dolla Sign. 

He's perhaps best known as a long-time collaborator of Justin Bieber, for whom Poo Bear has co-written hits like What Do You Mean?, Where Are U Now? (with Jack U) and Yummy, as well as working on Bieber's record-breaking remix of Despacito in 2017.

Poo Bear is now readying his own new solo album (set to be released via Platoon), Bars & Guitars – a follow-up to 2018's Poo Bear Presents... Bearthday Music, which featured the likes of Bieber, Jennifer Lopez and Zara Larsson.

We talk songwriting, the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, getting ripped off by the music business and much more.