Kortnee Simmons

Singer/Songwriter

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Award Winning Singer-Songwriter, and Empire Recording Artist. An upcoming songwriter who has worked with legends like Betty Wright and Maurice Stars, icons like Chris Brown, and upcoming stars. Legacy artist as nephew to Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons of Run–D.M.C.

Who knows the need of an artist better than an artist?! You send over your instrumental, I'll write and record the demo and send it back to you for approval/input. If you'd like revisions we'll make them. I offer one free revision, and though things are usually resolved by then, I understand the creative need. Additional revisions are available.

Services:
- Professional Songwriting (Lyric and Melody)
- Demo Vocals
- Features for artists and DJ's (upon approval)

Terms and Conditions
- Average turnaround time 1-3 business days (usually faster depending on my schedule)
- If you would like to receive your project within 24 hours, there's an expedite fee
- I provide 1 FREE revision, any additional edits are $100 per revision.
- Every job requires a non-refundable deposit (50% of the total) to cover time spent
- Files will be sent once the balance is paid in full

*All co-writes I retain my publishing rights, the % varies depending on the project*

Ownership/Publishing
50% Lyrics and Melody of Complete song
25% Lyrics and Melody of Chorus
25% Co-writes and Edits

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Interview with Kortnee Simmons

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

  2. A: A few more singles for the rest of the year, and an album for next year.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Analog. I love the richness and warmth.

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

  6. A: I promise to deliver a stellar product. Exactly what you ask for.

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

  8. A: The freedom to be creative.

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

  10. A: Anyone can do it.

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

  12. A: What is the end goal for the song?

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

  14. A: Go with your gut, and don't be afraid to take risks.

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

  16. A: Keeping it generic: A laptop, microphone, interface, headphones, and generator (for power).

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

  18. A: I started out as an actor in my school plays and a singer in church. Around 14 years old, I began to write for real. Sitting at a piano, and composing in every free moment. I've got 10+ years of experience with this.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Classic, a sound that transcends time in regard to style. I can take you to Motown, just as easy as I could take you to the Harlem Renaissance.

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

  22. A: I really want to work with Jaden Smith. He's a pretty unique guy. He has to be the weirdest rapper I know, I think it would be interesting to pair him with an equally weird singer.

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

  24. A: No detail is to small for special attention. We live in an age of high definition listeners. Sweat the small stuff, and if it's not right, fix it.

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

  26. A: I usually find myself working on Contemporary R&B, and RNBass; though I love working on Neo-Soul/Hip-Hop the most.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: My strongest skill is my ability to think outside of the sphere. I view everything a little different. I make things work people wouldn't expect to. Compassion as an artist is another strong suit of mine.

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

  30. A: As a male, I bring a unique perspective. I tell the story from the male perspective and the female lens. I've heard it likened to creating the perfect balance of the masculine energy, and the feminine emotional vulnerability to the song. That plus professionalism and precision.

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

  32. A: I set the mood through lighting, incense, etc; play the music and let the magic happen.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: It varies. For my own recordings and projects, I prefer more intimate spaces to allow emotion to come through; but I have access to a larger state of the art facility as well.

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

  36. A: Naturally, my uncles Russell and Joey (Rev Run); but aside from them I really love Jaden Smith's creativity, and DJ Khaled's drive.

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

  38. A: The majority of my clientele reaches out to me for features. A large percentage reaches out for songwriting services due to my unique style of writing.

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Kortnee Simmons - The Real

I was the Singer, Songwriter, Mixing/Mastering Engineer in this production

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