Finlay Dow-Smith, known professionally as Starsmith, is a multi-platinum selling British songwriter and producer. He was nominated for Producer of the Year at the 2018 A&R Awards, as well as the Music Producers Guild Breakthrough Producer of the Year in 2011.
As a songwriter and producer, he is best known for his work with Ellie Goulding, Jess Glynne, Paloma Faith and Clean Bandit, which includes 2 number one singles and 8 number one albums. The Jess Glynne song I'll Be There that he co-wrote and produced, is nominated for Best Single at the 2019 Brit Awards.
He produced the majority of Ellie Goulding's debut album Lights and also co-wrote five songs on the album. Following its release in 2010, it went straight to No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart. The album has gone on to sell over 2,000,000 copies worldwide. He teamed up again with Goulding on her second number-one album, Halcyon, producing and co-writing three songs on the album, which debuted in the top 10 in both the UK and the US in October 2012.
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