Dope & Edgy Writing and Vocals

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Hey guys, I'm Marcus! I've worked with Grammy Nominated Producer/Engineer Doug Fenske as well as 4x Grammy Award Winner Brian Kennedy. I've also written songs for ExileTribe The Rampage which received millions of streams on YouTube peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Japan. My music has also been featured on campaigns by AWA and McDonalds Japan

I've also written closely with Multi-Platinum Producer Dominic "DOM" Rodriguez on multiple projects and campaigns for SM ENT. and AVEX Music Publishing in the Asian territories. This ultimately led to me signing with Audity Music as a songwriter.

In August 2018, I signed with Fr8 Train Music Publishing/ Westlake Recording Studio in Hollywood, CA.

I always push myself to meet the goals of my clients. What means the most to me is when my clients can have the song they've envisioned. For that reason, I always ask for reference tracks that embody and capture the essence of what my clients are looking for.

Pop Vocal Style (Justin Bieber, Usher, Jason Derulo)
Urban/ R&B (Frank Ocean, Chris Brown, Tory Lanez)
Rap/HipHop/Trap (Big Sean, Future, Drake)

I record in Pro Tools and provide post-editing in every project. Vocals are recorded at Westlake Recording Studios writing suite with Apollo Twin & Z5600a

Click the contact button above! I'd love to hear about your project and see how we can make it bang!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Marcus Hall
  • THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE
  • Side Walk Slam
  • Side Walk Slam
  • Campain
  • THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE

59 Reviews - 15 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Matthew J.
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    Marcus is my guy, very professional and crazy talented. My go to on Sound better

  2. Review by Brandon K.
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    Great work, took my idea to the next level!! Really happy with the results and the creativity. Can't wait to work together again!

  3. Review by Pedro R.
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    Working with Marcus is always a pleasure 👏

  4. Review by Lyle K.
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    Going through the tracks he just gave me. Chills. These are the moments I do it for. Thanks Marcus. Head nodding right now.

  5. Review by Dwayne D.
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    Marcus is the most professional writer that I have ever worked with.Very talented with an amazing ear. He got my project done is few days and was able to quickly do revisions with no problems. This kid has a bright future in music.

  6. Review by Pedro R.
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    As always fast and brilliant lyrics. Thanks man 👏

  7. Review by Jermond
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    Marcus does it once again. Super talent...

  8. Review by Norbert L.
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    Fireeeeeee

  9. Review by Lyle K.
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    Got chills when I got his vocals back. Not sure what else I have to say. Thank you Marcus for slaying it. Best, Lyle

  10. Review by Pedro R.
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    It was super easy to work with Marcus and the results are amazing!

  11. Review by Jamodrick c.
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    Good work once again! No complaints and awesome turn around time

  12. Review by Sara S.
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    Marcus H created a great song and video for Mixed In Key using Captain Plugins. He has an amazing voice and is a strong writer. I would recommend working with Marcus on your next project!

  13. Review by Jermond
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    Once again, Marcus knocked the ball out the park. Super quick.

  14. Review by Robert C.
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    Talented guy. Fast turnaround and very musical.

  15. Review by Marcus P.
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    Marcus was amazing to work with. I gave him a track with just the title and he came back with GOLD. The lyrics and melody that he came up with was so catchy. He works quick and was very prompt. This guy is talented. He will definitely be my first call again. Another plus? We share the same name haha! If you need work done, don't even think about it..HIRE MARCUS!!

  16. Review by Jamodrick c.
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    Started my project only a few hours after funded, turn around time was perfect and got exactly what I asked for, will be working with again

  17. Review by Cain
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    This man is truly talented and exceeded my expectations! Will be doing all our work with , Marcus!

  18. Review by Gianluca
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    Marcus is a true artist. He helped me writing lyrics for a track, respecting completely the mood of the song and the melody line I gave him.
    I feel comfortable both for the aesthetics and the meaning of the lyrics.
    I recommend Marcus!!!

  19. Review by Kyle L.
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    Great to work with! Super speed, and not at the expense of quality! Recommended!

  20. Review by Koustuv G.
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    Marcus has got some amazingly catchy hooks under his sleeve, the work went as fluid as possible, will work with him for sure for my next singles as well

  21. Review by Kyle L.
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    Great turnaround time, and quality stuff. Easy to work with!

  22. Review by Kyle L.
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    Fast work, inspired lyrics, great flow. Would recommend.

  23. Review by Alex P.
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    really great

  24. Review by Vladimir D.
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    Hi quality Signer, nice communication, very good music taste and feeling modern waves, highly recommended!

  25. Review by Isaiah J.
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    Great working with Marcus! Professional and flexible. Would definitely recommend and will definitely use again. Thanks again man.

  26. Review by Braydon B.
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    Marcus delivered a quality product super quick. Highly recommend!

  27. Review by Iraj W.
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    Easy to work with and very creative :)

  28. Review by Evans M.
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    Very professional.

  29. Review by Elliot K.
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    Marcus is dope, very talented. The turnaround time was amazing. I’ve found my go to person for all my projects

  30. Review by Room33
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    an incredibly talented young man. He has so far met and mastered all our requirements. We will definitely work together on further projects with him. We appreciate you Marcus!

  31. Review by Tommy M.
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    Marcus is so dope definitely gonna be working with him again in the future.

  32. Review by Themusicpitcher
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    Great works!

  33. Review by Raymond Y.
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    Marcus is talented and being really nice, he started the job right away when I told him the ideas and finished in a good efficient way

  34. Review by Jermond
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    Quick, proficient and professional. Marcus is truly a great talent. I look forward to working with him again.

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    Heatmaker🔥

  36. Review by David O.
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    Quick delivery time and he hit the spot. Gave me exactly what I was looking for

  37. Review by Themusicpitcher
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    Great songwriter!

  38. Review by Jaiman C.
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    Marcus is super talented and easy to work with. Be sure to check him out and work with him. Excellent !!

  39. Review by Herman N.
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    Better than i expected! He was really quick aswell

  40. Review by RĀI
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    Marcus is amazingly talented!! He’s equally easy to work with and will really do what needs to be done to bring your vision to life. Looking forward to working with him again!

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    This guy is the truth!! Fast, efficient, super talented and very very easy to work with. I am working with him again very soon!!

  42. Review by Jaiman C.
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    Marcus ... a very gifted, positive and creative musical spirit ... depth, sense and uniqueness. Be sure to check him out. 🙏

  43. Review by butterfly t.
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    an exceptional talent and a perfect professionalism I recommend.

  44. Review by Mark
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    One of the best writers I've worked with! Dude is so talented! Kills any track i give him. Super easy to work with, great communication, and is really patient. He's the Michael Jordan of Soundbetter! Definitely recommend him for all your songwriting needs!

  45. Review by Mark
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    Incredibly talented songwriter and vocalist. Can take a dull track and make it into a top hit! Professional and always easy to work with! If your looking for a top songwriter and vocalist, hit him up! Definitely recommend!

  46. Review by Abe T.
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    this guy is amazing. This is my third project with Marcus and it won't be the last.

  47. Review by Abe T.
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    To be able to put your vision into words in less than 24 hours, you have to be Marcus! You were a delight to work with, and this won’t be the last.

  48. Review by Room33
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    Amazing!! Delivered exactly what we wanted. He’s a very talented young men.. We will definitly work with him again on more dope sounds..

    Thank you Marcus!

  49. Review by Myron F.
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    Very talented. Super excited about adding his work in my project. Quick and professional for sure. Will utilize his talents again.

  50. Review by Room33
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    He killed it! Extremely talented and creates a dope vibe with his lyrics. Thank you very much Marcus. We will definitly work with you again!

  51. Review by Gbenga A.
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    Marcus is a dynamite! He came up with fantastic lyrics that blend with with the idea of the song and the beat flow. His melodious voice added great value to the song. I will surely come back for another project

  52. Review by Mark
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    Marcus is a great singer/songwriter who will give you that top 40 sound your looking for! Helped me make a crazy record! Definitely recommend him!

  53. Review by Zack Y.
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    The dude never stops killing it! Hit this guy up!!!!!!

  54. Review by Zack Y.
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    Continues to bring the fire! Work with this man!

  55. Review by Zack Y.
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    Marcus has the vocal sauce! Quick turn around time, easy communication, fantastic ideas and input!

  56. Review by Marcus P.
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    Marcus was amazing to work with. I gave him a track with just the title and he came back with GOLD. The lyrics and melody that he came up with was so catchy. He works quick and was very prompt. This guy is talented. He will definitely be my first call again. Another plus? We share the same name haha! If you need work done, don't even think about it..HIRE MARCUS!!

  57. Review by Doug Fenske
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    I would undertake any project on which Marcus is involved. His attention to detail, approachable demeanor and willingness to do anything that is best for the record are rare and unique attributes for any music professional, especially one of his age. Hire Marcus!

  58. Review by robbers
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    So fast & great track.
    This is our first work, but i'll working with him every track haha

  59. Review by Gosu
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    I contacted Marcus for songwriting and I loved the results! Super fast turnaround time, and very profesional sounding vocals (very nice mix as well). Both times that I've hired him for work he has gotten the exact vibe that I was going for on the track. Will definitely continue working with him and I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a talented writer/vocalist

Interview with Marcus H.

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: I more commonly write Pop R&B and Urban songs. Verses Pre-Chorus and Hooks. I also sing demos for other writers very frequently

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: I'm inspired by writers like James Fauntleroy, Frank Ocean, Ester Dean, Eric Bellinger, Ryan Tedder and Daniel Caesar. A few Producers that inspire me are Brian Kennedy, Harvey Mason Jr., Timbaland, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Ludwig Göransson and Diplo.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I have a small studio space/ Production Room that I work out of at Westlake Recording Studio. I use a Mbox preamp and AT 2020

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: I typically get a track to work on by my clients and after loading it into pro tools, I make sure my key and bpm is set and matching the instrumental. Then I record a series of melodies for each part of the song (Verse, Pre, Hook, etc.). While a lot of people like to work from the hook first, I like to work from the first verse first.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: I bring a very unique tone first and foremost. Starting in music with Rap/hip-hop, I've always been more lyric-oriented. It wasn't until 2014 where I can say melody writing became my strongest skill

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Ability to write strong, catchy, and interesting melodies that keeps the listeners invested and never bored

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: I usually work on Pop, Urban R&B, and Trap records. I'd say that rap/trap has become heavily melody driven which makes me able to use my strongest skill ever more often than years prior!

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: Write what you would want to hear in a song as opposed to what you think other people would want to hear. Listeners and since genuine emotions and authenticity.

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: I'd love to work with James Fauntleroy because listening to his demos back in 2009-2011 was what made want to become a writer.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I would describe my style as vibey and fresh yet contemporary at times. It really depends on what the record calls for.

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I've been writing songs since 2011. I went to school as Full Sail University for Audio Engineering in 2012. I eventually moved to Los Angeles from New Jersey in 2015. I attended Cre8 Music Academy in West Hollywood in 2017. I now am in-house writer at Westlake Recording Studio

  23. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  24. A: I would take my trusty AT2020, my mbox (never let me down), Snowball for mic isolation, Headphones

  25. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  26. A: Trust your ears. Work with someone open to seeing YOUR vision.

  27. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  28. A: I ask what it is that their looking for. What is the overall vibe? What artist inspired the track. What songs (if any) can I use as a reference.

  29. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  30. A: The biggest misconception is that it is easy work and that it happens overnight.

  31. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  32. A: Usually customers ask about splits and what my turn around time is like.

  33. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  34. A: I love the fact that I can be creative and that my customers usually give me room to be as creative as I possibly can. I don't feel constricted.

  35. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  36. A: My promise is that you'll get maximum effort for every job. I promise a turn around time that is more than reasonable for the job given.

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: It really depends but I'd have to say Analog. Nothing beats the warmed of analog.

  39. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  40. A: Right now I'm working on writing songs with Mechi Pieretti

  41. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  42. A: The project that I take the most pride in is a record that I wrote and produced with Grammy Nominated Producer/Engineer Doug Fenske at Westlake Studio

  43. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  44. A: Mechi Pieretti & Doug Fenske

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