"Go the extra mile, it's never crowded." Hey! I'm Cameron w/ Seven Billion Productions. I wanna bring out your best, so the world can become besties with your song. ;) I'm grateful to have won multiple International Songwriting Competitions, and to have my work w/ artists getting millions of plays and placed in movies to shows on MTV to CMT.
My goal is to take your vision and help you shape it so the world can hold it.
The best music makes moments. And moments usually turn into memories. That one moment sitting in your car listening to that song. That one moment at your high school dance with friends singing at the top of your lungs. That one moment you find YOUR SONG with your girlfriend or boyfriend. In these moments, the music is more than just notes and words and becomes a part of our lives, something real, a memory that we'll take with us. The cool thing is, there's so many moments we've living right now (good and bad) that can be put to a musical moment.. that in turn, make more moments. Man.. That's a lot of moments!! At the risk of sounding even more like a Hallmark Card, I wanna make a moment with you. *cue that Kelly Clarkson Song! haha!
I produce, write songs from (Pop/Singer-Songwriter/Urban/Christian), play guitar and sing. I'm excited to work with you!!
I can work with what you have. People sometimes send me voice memos humming melodies and random ideas and I love it. It doesn't have to be perfect to start.
A few things I think about when making music
*Making Moments (as stated way too much before ;)
*Vibe (a good vibe goes a long way)
Click the contact link! I'd love to talk to you about what you wanna work on!
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
7 ReviewsEndorse SEVEN BILLION PRODUCTIONS
When it comes to songwriting, Cameron is by far one of the BEST people to work with. We've written a ton of songs together over the years and there's never been a bad session. Cameron is amazing with melodies, brings in fresh concepts and ideas, and he challenges those ideas to make the song go from good to great. Cameron is a fantastic co-writer - he listens to everyone in the room and is always adding positive vibes and lots of energy :) He produces, he sings, he's awesome on guitar + piano, and he has the biggest heart in the music industry. You will not be disappointed. Hire him!! A++
I couldn’t agree more with these reviews. Cam is the master maximizer and will bring out the best of your project. Super fun, great energy and crazy talented. More importantly than all that, he actually cares about and pours his heart into everything he works on. Hire this guy! You will be so glad you did......DO IT!!!
I worked with Cameron for 8 years. His passion for excellence is unparalleled. His energy is endless and his kind heart for everyone in the room will make you want to work with him every time. He is a one of a kind musician with that unique ability to bring out your best as well as add some special sauce to it that takes it to the next level. Hire him today!
Cameron Stymeist is hands down my favorite co writer to write with. Not only is he great at bringing in new ideas, smash melodies, and unique lyrics... he’s also a killer guitarist and a great listener as well. By that I mean, he may have incredible ideas but he also knows the importance of listening to others and that his idea may not always be the best idea, which is something I myself could learn from him. We have never written a bad song and I can’t wait till we write yet another smash. Cameron is pure natural talent.
Cameron is one of my favorite co-writers, co-producers, and co-friends. He always brings awesome ideas to the table, whether it be lyric hooks or production ideas. He’s super full of energy and is always down to work as late as necessary to finish a song AND THEN SOME. Hire him now or cry yourself to sleep when you realize what you missed out on.
Whenever I have the the opportunity to write with Cameron I jump at it!!
He's got such a great ear for catchy melodies and his positivity lifts the room.
I have written and recorded two songs with him in the last year and learned so much through working with him and look forward to writing and recording a lot more songs with him in the future!
Cameron wrote on and produced my latest single, Spiritual.” His talent and work ethic is truly unmatched. He takes the production to the next level, and works to make it undeniably perfect. He is by far one of my favorite people to work with. Not to mention, he is so easy and wonderful to work with. Such a talented dude, and unbeliably great person!
Interview with SEVEN BILLION PRODUCTIONS
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love so many different creators and producers.. from Singer Songwriter type vibes to Pop to Urban and Country. But off the top of my head.. Ryan Tedder. I love his songs and how he works in so many different artists in different Genres. Ryan actually picked me to win a competition w/ Skype, so I got to spend some time being mentored by him. Max Martin, who I actually met at the ASCAP Pop awards. What a great guy. He came off as such a humble dude, and I really appreciated that especially with all his success. I feel like the best stay humble. I'm impressed by how good Max makes everything he touches.. from melody to production. I'm inspired by a lot of people that I get to work with. I just love people who give their best at everything they do and are always pushing to be better. I could go on.... but..
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently producing a few songs in the pop/singer/songwriter vein for a few talented artists. Also working on a TV Commercial Ad.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It's what I've always used.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll give you my best and will keep working until you're completely happy with the product. :)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making music with new friends all the time. I also love seeing a song come to life and a happy client. Beyond that, I love knowing the potential of what a song can do.. and how it can help people.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Probably "When will the song be done?" and it always depends on what we're doing. If we're producing a song, it's a much longer process than recording acoustic guitar or a vocal. Production can take a week to a month. Recording guitar or vocals usually takes a few days, but if someone is in a rush, I understand and can put in some extra hours to make it happen quicker.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Before I jumped into producing / recording music I kinda thought that there was 1 magical secret way to make records and that after you figure it out, you're good for life. But what I've found is that even some of the greatest record producers that stay current are ALWAYS trying to figure it out. And ALWAYS looking to be better. And there is not 1 way to do it. Everyone approaches it in a different way and we all learn from each other in the process.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Always depends on what we're working on.. but.. What kind of vibe are you looking for? Do you have any references for the sound you'd like? What is your goal for this song? I'll probably ask more questions, but that's off the top of my head.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I'd say make sure whoever you're going to hire can help take you 1 step closer to achieving your goals. So, Step 1. Define Goals. Step 2. Find someone who wants to help you achieve them.. and make sure they care about your project and don't just see you as a paycheck. nom sayin?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: hmm... Mac Computer. UA Apollo 8, Monitors, Slate Mic, My Guild D55 Acoustic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out as a music director working with bands and singers at a church. There were about 5 services a week with around 2,500 people walking through the doors. I would live music produce the services. That was for 10+ years. I also had a Alt Rock/Pop band and we toured around and recorded some albums and I'd write and co-produce the songs. Since living in LA I've solely been writing and producing music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to wear black pants and simple shirts. My hair is a little swoopy. ;)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with anyone with a passion for music. I'd also love to work with Ryan Tedder, Julia Michaels, Alec Benjamin, Sasha Sloan.. oops.. I think it was asking for 1 again. haha. I'll just say why I'd work with Julia Michaels. I like her honest approach to music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Man.. there's so many you learn along the way, but 1 interesting one is sometimes an iphone can be a great way to record something. Charlie Puth does it, and actually a lot of other people use this trick. I'd go on with others, but it said one. :( I'm open if anyone wants to know more.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I mostly work on Pop music in some form.. It always depends on the artist and what they want. A good song is a good song, and I don't care what genre it's in.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My personality tends to push beyond normal boundaries to make something great.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'll usually write a song with an artist or do production for a song. I get hired to record Acoustic Guitar for artists and play live pretty often. I also record Electric Guitar for Sound Companies for Producer sound packs.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: It always depends on the needs of the song and the artist, but I'll usually bring authentic honest expression to a song... find moments..whether that be in writing or vocal producing. I can help bring structure to the song and production if needed. I'll often bring hooks and help find moments worth repeating.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It usually starts with a song for me, but I will also start with a track at times. but typically.. 1. A song is written by an artist or with the artist. 2. Decide the direction for song production and tempo with client/artist. 3. Produce song. Build track, record instruments and do whatever the song needs. 4. Produce Vocals. Sometimes the vocals are recorded at another studio and sent over because or distance or if an artist prefers to record their own vocals at home. Recently, I FaceTime'd in to Vocal Produce an artist's vox. So, it varies from project to project. Once Lead Vox (and Doubles) are recorded, we'll record Background Vocals and Ad Libs as necessary. 5. Comp Vocals. This is the process where you go through all the best performances and put them to a single vocal performance. Sometimes I'll do this with the artist and sometimes I'll do it without them. Whatever they prefer. 6. Time align, Melodyne or Autotune Vocals as needed or preferred. 7. Final touches on Production if needed. 8. Mixing. 9. Mastering. Some artists prefer certain Mixing and Mastering Engineers and I'm totally cool with that. 10. Client listens to the song for approval and makes notes if they'd like any tweaks and changes. 11. If needed, repeat steps 8-10 until client is happy. :)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of my house most of the time. I use Logic Pro X. I use Slate Hardware and Software. I'm digging their new mic and some of the mic emulations. I also record with a AKG 414 often which works great on a lot of different sources. I have tons of different plugins from Slate, Waves, PSP, Soundtoys, Melodyne, Autotune, Native Instruments Komplete bundle and more and more..