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Miley owes alumnus for hit song

by Nick Krewen, Hamilton Spectator | October 9, 2013

Stephan Moccio
St. Catharines-born Stephan Moccio co-wrote Wrecking Ball for Miley Cyrus. (Jim Rankin/Toronto Star)

He couldn't have asked for a better calling card.

Six days after songwriter and composer Stephan Moccio, BMus'94, relocated his family from Toronto to Los Angeles, he was enjoying a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100: "Wrecking Ball," recorded by the currently controversial Miley Cyrus.

Moccio, 40, who co-wrote the number last year with fellow scribes Sacha Skarbek (James Blunt's "You're Beautiful"), Maureen "MoZella" McDonald, Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald (Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone") and fellow Torontonian expat Henry Russell "Cirkut" Walter (Katy Perry's "Roar), said he's been barely able to catch his breath since his latest stroke of fortune.

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