Joel Little (born 13 February 1983) is a New Zealand record producer, songwriter, musician and a Silver Scroll and Grammy Award-winning songwriter.
Background of acquaintance with Lorde
In 2012, Little co-wrote and produced, recorded and mixed The Love Club EP by Lorde at Golden Age. Singles "Royals" and "Tennis Court" both charted at number one in New Zealand in 2013, with the EP achieving gold certification in New Zealand and Platinum certification in Australia. Little also co-wrote, produced, mixed, engineered and played the instruments on the debut Lorde album, Pure Heroine, which was released worldwide on 30 September 2013.
In early September 2013, Little and cowriter Yelich-O'Connor were shortlisted for "Royals" in the 2013 Silver Scroll Award, which honours outstanding achievement in songwriting of original New Zealand pop music. They went on to win this award, at a ceremony on 16 October. He also won a Grammy award on 26 January 2014, alongside Lorde, winning Song of the Year for "Royals".