Magnus Beite is a Norwegian film composer and songwriter, educated at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has written hit songs for artists such as Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, Jessica Simpson and Kelly Rowland. With the Ne-Yo song Closer, he accomplished to reach No 1 in the UK and No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart in the USA. He has composed the music for 15 feature films such as Izzat (2005), Cold Prey (2006), Orange Girl (2009), Jackpot (2011), Ragnarok (2013) and The Wave (2015). Beite works both in Los Angeles and Europe, and is based in Lillehammer, Norway.