As songwriter, producer, A&R executive, and former co-manager of Carly Rae Jepsen (who’s “Call Me Maybe” sold over 21 million singles worldwide), John has written, produced or A&R’d 13 Top 10 singles and 17 Top 40 hits, selling over 43 million albums worldwide. John recently contributed a song to the Academy Award winning film Nebraska.   

John had his first Top 10 single, the smash U.S. hit “Heaven In Your Eyes” from the Top Gun soundtrack, selling over 18 million albums worldwide.


John then followed up with the #12 U.S. hit “We Can Last Forever” by Chicago, whose Chicago 19 and subsequent greatest hits releases have totalled over 12 million in sales globally. John continued to co-write and produce other platinum and gold selling artists including Melissa Etheridge, David Foster, Bif Naked, Cheap Trick, Quarterflash, Platinum Blonde, Alias, Mel Torme, Starship, Autograph, The Motels., West End Girls, d-cru and soundtracks such as Bob Dylan’s “Hearts Of Fire”, “Dream A Little Dream” and Sandra Bullock’s “Two If By Sea”.



by Bill King, FYI Music (June 2017)

by David McPherson, SOCAN (Aug 2017)

Songwriting Magazine UK (Aug 2017)


Andrew Allen's "What You Wanted" Top 10 in Canada

Andrew Allen breaks nationally at Canadian radio as an artist. A&R done by John Dexter and Adrian Lock.  John Dexter was the Executive Producer.

Electronic Dance Superstar Paul Oakenfold's New Pop Killer Album

Brooke Nolan and John Dexter have placed two songs on Paul Oakenfold's global release. John Dexter is executive producing the album's Canadian release.

#1 Chorus Of The 21st Century - Billboard

Billboard magazine names Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" #1 greatest chorus of the 21st century.  Congrats to John Dexter  for his involvement.

Media Base Year End Market Share Chart 

Reliant Music, John Dexter's Warner Music distributed imprint, was ranked #8 AC and #10 Hot AC on Media Base's Year End Label Market Share Chart, 2016.

Universal Germany Signs "Pitbull"

"Pitbull" has been licensed to Universal Germany for worldwide distribution. A&R was done by John Dexter and Adrian Lock. and John Dexter was the Executive Producer.






Producer / Songwriter / Composer


Samantha Pickard, Strut Entertainment

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