Born in Corvallis, Oregon, Jason Mater’s interest in music started at a young age. As a kid, he learned to play guitar and always wanted to learn more about crafting and creating songs. After high school, he attended Oregon State University where he graduated with a degree in Atmospheric Science and a minor in music. Upon graduating, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he studied at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and earned his Master’s degree in Audio Engineering.
Immediately following graduation, he relocated to Los Angeles where he started an internship for Slogan Music, a commercial production house. Shortly thereafter, he was offered an engineering position at Paramount Recording Studios where he worked with several artists including Dr. Dre, Eminem, Goo Goo Dolls, Snoop Dogg and more. He spent two years at Paramount before accepting a job at Capitol Records as an engineer. Working at Capitol with renowned artists such as Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Jon Brion helped to further grow his skillset and enabled him to move into song production. He worked with independent artists, songwriters and other musicians in and around Los Angeles for a few years to hone his production skills. This also helped him to take the next step in his music career.
Jason decided to make the transition from strictly engineering jobs when he was recruited by Ole/Jingle Punks to follow his true passion, producing. It was during his time there that he learned more about song production for TV and Film along with producing for developing acts on the company’s roster. After three years, he parted ways with the company to branch out on his own.
Since that time, Jason has built an impressive resume working seamlessly between producing for artists from various genres to working on song production for TV & Film. His songs have been heard in commercials, TV shows and films including “One Tree Hill”, “Private Lives of Nashville Wives”, the theme song for “Page Six TV”, the official trailer for the new “Spider Man: Homecoming” movie and much more. His tireless work ethic, dedication to his craft and his true passion for producing and creating great music will continue to make his musical journey even more exciting in the years to come.