Hey guys, I'm Marcus! I've worked with Grammy Nominated Producer/Engineer Doug Fenske as well as Grammy Award Winning Master Engineer Erick Labson. I've also written songs for ExileTribe The Rampage which received millions of streams on YouTube peaking at #3 on the charts. My music has also been featured on campaigns by AWA and McDonalds Japan
As a writer, my work has led me to be a part of a few independent mixtape and EP releases by Multi-Platinum recording artist Kid Ink (Batgang) as well as Actor/Singer/Producer Roshon Fegan (Hate Me Or Love Me).
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. There I am currently working as a writer and featured artist with Universal Music Italia on a single which is set to release Oct. 26
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)
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9 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Marcus H.
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!
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
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!
The dude never stops killing it! Hit this guy up!!!!!!
Continues to bring the fire! Work with this man!
Marcus has the vocal sauce! Quick turn around time, easy communication, fantastic ideas and input!
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!
So fast & great track.
This is our first work, but i'll working with him every track haha
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.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I'm working on writing songs with Mechi Pieretti
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mechi Pieretti
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: It really depends but I'd have to say Analog. Nothing beats the warmed of analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
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.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
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.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Usually customers ask about splits and what my turn around time is like.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that it is easy work and that it happens overnight.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Trust your ears. Work with someone open to seeing YOUR vision.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take my trusty AT2020, my mbox (never let me down), Snowball for mic isolation, Headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as vibey and fresh yet contemporary at times. It really depends on what the record calls for.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
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!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Ability to write strong, catchy, and interesting melodies that keeps the listeners invested and never bored
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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