LA based singer/songwriter/producer, Finalist on Season 1 of NBC's "Songland" (artist: Kelsea Ballerini, mentor: Shane McAnally) Berklee College of Music. Former boyband member (NY5, New District). High male range similar to Adam Levine, Justin Bieber, Bazzi etc. Writer/Collaborator with PLVTINUM, Said the Sky, Matt Sato, Sean Kingston, and more.
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*Rates: $4k for production, $2,600 for topline (demo vocals included). $1,200 for vocals only (please send a RECORDED demo) (Multiple songs / EP's are negotiable)
Experienced session vocalist in LA, and former Berklee Music Production & Engineering major. I'm available for hire to write full songs & toplines. Able to record lead vocals and harmonies, as well as tune & comp vocals to your liking. Works on-site or remotely. High tenor/alto range, breathy -strong, and malleable to whatever style you choose.
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- I am available Mon-Fri
- I offer 2 free revisions, any other changes after are $100 per revision.
- Every job requires a non-refundable deposit (50% of the total) to cover time spent
- Jobs are completed in the order they are received (turnaround time averages 10 business days)
- Vocal files are sent once the balance is paid in full
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2 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Jack Newsome
Jack Newsome is a standout talent on Soundbetter. His exceptional communication skills, quick response time, and impressive speed of delivery make him a pleasure to work with. His knack for crafting compelling pop melodies ensures top-notch results that leave us wanting more.
Amazing singer, and more than that worked to make sure the project was taken care of.
Interview with Jack Newsome
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I produced Darius Coleman's "High of You" which will release immediately following our episode of "Songland" on NBC. He's a supernatural singer, and I'm so proud of him and the song we made.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Writing and producing and laying vocals for other artists, and releasing my own artist music.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. A full-sounding analog synth next to a messed up sample can make for a super interesting dichotomy.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to be quick, respectful, and genuine throughout the entire process. I won't fluff you up if the song is bad.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like the end of a project when you get to listen to a product that you made from NOTHING. It's the coolest feeling in the world.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy. You can't just "be a singer" nowadays and make money. You have to be versatile, fast, and efficient.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask a million questions: what do you want to say? Who inspires you? When did music become your thing? Why do you want to make music?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would advise you to not reach out if this isn't a serious, long-term goal of yours. No artist/producer/writer becomes successful for just making one song.
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 laptop, my apollo, my condenser mic, my headphones, and any cables and power supply I might need (lol).
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been producing music for 10 years, and writing for longer than that. I have artist training with two seperate boyband projects, and I've studied writing and production at Berklee (the best contemporary music school there is).
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is pop: it's eclectic, well written, it sounds familiar yet it doesn't sound like anything you've ever heard.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with dance producers like Grey or Louis the Child. But in terms of artists, I'm looking for any edgy pop artists like The Weeknd or Ariana Grande.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more. Sometimes a track can sound more full with just 3 main instruments and a lead.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My favorite style is pop, but I love to lean towards RnB, EDM, Folk, and even country.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my ability to collaborate. I'm patient, and no idea is too crazy.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring finesse to a song. If it's a melody, we'll comb over it 10 times to make sure it's as trim as it should be. If it's lyrics, we'll beat it until we can't anymore. If we're recording vocals, we will do a million takes if need be. I'm not happy until everybody's happy.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I'm writing, I can guide you in saying exactly what you want as efficiently as you want. I've taken commercial songwriting techniques and a slew of other writing courses at Berklee, and I've studied pop music my whole life. If I'm recording vocals, I record by section to guarantee that each section flows and mark you need it to. If I'm producing a full track, we can vibe out to references and get inspired, or I can start something completely from scratch. I like to be easy to work with. :)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Based in Studio City, my home setup consists of an Avantone CV12 mic, an Apollo, two JBL monitors, and a killer view. I process my vocals with a Tube-Tech CL compressor and a Neve 1073 pre-amp. With 10 years of recording experience, I can help you get your vocals and production "radio ready".
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin, Ilya, Savan Kotecha, Pharrell, Timbaland, Jon Bellion, etc.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: People often come to me as a vocalist, but really I'm a one-stop shop. I have a home setup and I can have a finished, comped vocal for you within a day.