Maksim Gabriel Knecht (born January 5th, 1984), known professionally as Maks Gabriel, is a Canadian-American music producer and songwriter. He became popular after crafting a string of hits for pop artists like Tyler Medeiros, Mia Martina and Ryandan.
His first major break happened when he co-wrote a song for adult contemporary group RyanDan. This led to him writing multiple songs for RyanDan's second album, as well as to a few songwriting awards. Thanks to his ability to quickly produce multiple catchy Pop ideas, he formed a strong relationship with the two singers from RyanDan and began writing and producing with them for other artists including Massari, Mia Martina, Danny Fernandes, Tyler Medeiros, Belly and Jesse Labelle.
After a couple of years in Toronto, Maks moved to Nashville to grow his network. He expanded his studio and heavily focused on improving his sound production skills, evidenced by much of his remix work. This was to be able to offer a full suite of services that included being able to produce material right from concept to a professional mixed and mastered product.
Maks still lives in Nashville with his wife, and continues to take on projects with labels and big publishing houses such as "Universal Music Group" "Sony" "CP Records" "IROC/Music Solutions" "SB21" and "Word Publishing." He currently has a number of hit songs climbing the US and Canadian radio charts including "Let Me Love You" by Jordan McIntosh and "New Man" by All Things New.