There’s nothing quite like the world of Owl City. The ever-expanding creative domain of singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young instantly welcomes all with its sunny harmonies, lush electronics, and lithe melodies. With humble small town beginnings in Owatonna, MN, Owl City is an avant garde hitmaker in his own right.

With total album sales over 2.5 million and single sales surpassing 18 million globally, his breakout single “Fireflies” from Ocean Eyes is certified six-times platinum, and it landed at #1 in 26 countries. Moreover, it’s generated sales of 10 million tracks globally. The Midsummer Station yielded the double-platinum smash “Good Time” featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, also a Top 5 hit in the U.S. 

Meanwhile, filmmaker Zack Snyder [Watchmen, 300] sought out Young to pen the theme song for Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, while Disney tapped him for an original composition in the Academy Award-winning Wreck-It Ralph. His tunes have also been featured in The Croods,Veggietales, and Smurfs 2. Peers including Armin Van Buuren and Paul Van Dyk also reached out for collaborations.

It always comes back to the same thing for Young though. “I want everybody to take away an uplifting vibe,” he assures. “Dig a little deeper and let the message resound. I hope people walk away with a sense of optimism. I’m always in my own world, and this is my way to invite everyone in.”

Owl City’s fifth studio album, Mobile Orchestra, is available now. Musically conceived everywhere from airports and hotels to tour buses, Mobile Orchestra follows up 2012’s The Midsummer Station, which debuted Top 10 on the Billboard 200. The new record also features standout collaborations with country star Jake Owen, “Back Home,” pop luminaries Hanson, “Unbelievable,” and more. Meanwhile, tracks like “My Everything” and “Bird with a Broken Wing” illuminate his progression as a songwriter with a balance between vibrancy and vulnerability.


Ultraviolet EP debuted at #2 on the Overall iTunes chart on June 27th.

– The music video for “Beautiful Times (Featuring Lindsey Stirling)” premiered on Rolling Stone on July 27th.

– Third LP The Midsummer Station was released August 21, 2012 and debuted #1 on iTunes and #7 on the Billboard 200 Charts.

– Hit single “Good Time” (featuring a duet with Carly Rae Jepsen) – certified Double Platinum in the US (also Triple Platinum in Australia, and Double Platinum in Canada, New Zealand, and Denmark). Peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on Top 40, and #7 at Hot AC.

– Adam produced, engineered, and mixed all projects for Owl City. He has additionally worked on albums for other artists such as Dispatch, Paul Van Dyke, Lights, Armin van Buuren, and more.

– He has written title tracks for feature films such as Legends of the Guardians (2010), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and Dreamworks Animation’s The Croods (2013).

– He has done sound design work for Apple.

– He has appeared on America’s Got Talent, The Today Show, VH1 Big Morning Buzz, Conan, The Tonight Show, Live! with Kelly and Michael, Arthur Ashe Kids Day, Sukkiri (Japan), X-Factor(Australia) and Sunrise (Australia).

– Songs from Owl City featured on ESPN Season Promos, NBC Season Promos, Disney XD, The Emmy’s, American Idol, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, 90210, and many others.

– Owl City’s debut LP Ocean Eyes has soundscanned nearly 1,300,000 albums in the US and has been certified Gold or Platinum in 9 countries. The lead single “Fireflies” has soundscanned nearly 7,000,000 tracks in the US, and over 3,000,000 tracks internationally – going #1 in 26 countries. It peaked at #1 at Hot AC Radio and on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, and #2 at Top 40.


Adam has toured with John Mayer, Maroon 5, and Cobra Starship, and has performed at Fuji Rock, Jisan Valley, Silverlake, Sasquatch, Summerfest, and countless radio festivals.

He has also toured the world extensively, and has played shows in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the USA.


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“…Young belongs to a grand pop-music tradition…” – USA Today

“From Mom’s Basement to the Top Of The Chart.” – NY Times ”

“As far as inescapable hits go, Owl City has a knack for writing especially uplifting ones.” – Rolling Stone

“Adam Young has stocked freezers at Hy-Vee, loaded packages for UPS, and built shipping containers for Coca-Cola. Somewhere along the way, he also became a rather unassuming musical sensation.” – MTV News