Jeff, JBO Music Productions

Music Production and Vocalist

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Hello Artists!!! We specialize in producing demos for songwriters, EP and LP projects for independent artists, songwriting (setting your lyrics to melody), mixing/mastering, vocal comping and tuning, and vocal coaching. We offer some of the MOST COMPETITIVE RATES in music production. Check us out on the web at http://www.jbomusicproductions.com

Whether you're an unpublished writer looking to hear your music professionally produced, or you already have a publishing deal and need to find more cost-effective production, our network of professional singers, producers, musicians, writers, and engineers has got you covered. Compare our fees to "song mill" demo studios and you'll find that at JBO Music Productions, we provide the same professional quality at a fraction of the price. At JBO Music, we strive to provide our clients with as much hands-on involvement with their project as possible. At least one revision is always included with every demo. And our clients have the final say on how they want their music to sound. Your song goes from pre-production to tracking to revision and finally to post-production quickly, yet without sacrificing quality. Please check us out at http://www.jbomusicproductions.com for samples of our work!

If you are in search of a vocalist, JBO Music has you covered! Check out our website and samples for vocalists.

If you are a songwriter who needs to have a demo produced, we know you pour your heart and soul into your music! Hearing your songs brought to life is the ultimate payoff. We can transform even the most basic song sketches into MASTER QUALITY TRACKS! Even if all you have to send is a rough vocal recorded on your phone, you'll be amazed at the final results!

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

18 Reviews

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  1. Review by Nicholas Runkle
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    Jeff is the consummate professional. He knows music. And he knows how to complete your sound. I’ve worked with him twice. He is so fast. So exact and sooooo good. I have an EP that had a full band sound and I don’t have a band. Thanks Jeff and JBO music productions.

  2. Review by Steven patrick
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    I've been working with Jeff for the past three years. Jeff is one of the easiest and most professional vocalists you could ever hope to work with. His turnaround times for completion is more than reasonable and so are the rates he charges people like me. We've done allot of recordings together collaborating from a distance and there are sure to be many more in the future. He's quite versatile and has easily met all my expectations. Steve Patrick

  3. Review by Bob Melander
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    Jeff is truly special, and I wholeheartedly endorse Jeff and his production team. 1) Not only does he produce a exceptional product, but I what care about the most is he truly cares. He is not satisfied with the song until you are satisfied with the song; i.e. it is not all about making money. 2) Speaking of which, his prices are very, very reasonable. 3) Another thing I found very exciting is how quickly he gets a draft of the song to me - usually within 4 or 5 business days. In short, I couldn't be more pleased with JBO.

  4. Review by Barbara Back
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    Jeff is one of the most talented, inspirational, and ethical people with which I have had the privilege of working. He has been truly blessed with the gift of creating exceptional music. I am amazed each time I send him my lyrics with the song he returns to me. He has always met our agreed-upon deadlines, and is very accommodating when I have asked for revisions because I've changed my lyrics mid-stream. I could not ask for a better musically-creative partner and I recommend him to anyone who is in need of an honest and talented writer and producer.

  5. Review by Janet Todd
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    Working with Jeff has been such a blessing.
    Not being able to sing made me concerned that I could not get my songs produced. But Jeff has a magical way of getting my audio vision plus. I am always confident that I can get a current sound and my demos sound like what you hear on radio. In fact, people started paying me high price for my demos that I intended to just give to publishers and a&r reps. There is no one else I would rather have produce my demos than JBO Productions

  6. Review by Lara Marriott
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    How does one express fully what a life-changing experience is? Working with Jeff has been one of those experiences for me. We have made such an incredible team as we've worked together on my upcoming worship album. I know I am not the only one who has felt this way when working with Jeff. His amazing talent and ear for excellence is awe inspiring. Not only that, there is a deep well of wisdom, heart, and passion that he carries into every single song he produces. I am extremely thankful that God brought him into my life to help me bring life and purpose into the songs that I've written.

  7. Review by Morgan R.
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    Jeff is awesome! I love working with him, he is so talented. He has a great ear for producing, mixing and mastering. He is also a great writer and an amazing singer. I recorded one of his songs he wrote and he sang on it and it's definitely one of my top favorites on the album. I definitely recommend him and JBO Music Productions. They hooked me up with The facility Nashville studios and I love all my songs. Thanks Jeff, you are awesome!😀

  8. Review by Krystal B.
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    I worked with Jeff on my first professionally produced EP. His prices are reasonable, he is very patient and he will work with you on the sound until you are satisfied that your music is coming across the way that you want it to. He is very kind and professional and I always felt in good hands with Jeff. Being new to the music industry, he explained everything that needed explaining. The process was very streamlined and smooth and he worked quickly without sacrificing quality. I cannot say enough great things about Jeff and his services.

  9. Review by caseyryan341@gmail.com
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    Jeff and his team are amazing! He is an amazing producer and visionary. This guy can play, sing, write, and produce. Any job that needs to be done, Jeff and his team will blow it out of the water. I would highly recommend JBO Productions to anyone looking for a high quality product at an affordable rate!

  10. Review by Rich Owen
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    Incredible product for a fraction of the price. Jeff and his team can take the simplest demo and transform it into a radio-ready masterpiece! Timely and very responsive, Jeff was able to practically read my mind when crafting each track. In the last three months, the tracks he produced for my recently released album have garnered nearly a quarter million plays! And every track has a unique personality, while maintaining consistent quality. I can't wait to work with JBO on my next project!

  11. Review by Kyle Orten
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    Absolutely amazing. Not only did the end result sound great, but the whole process was a pleasure, and Jeff stunned me by how quickly he would respond. You get the feeling you are his top priority, even though you know that can't possibly be the case. Very accommodating, and extremely keen to make sure you're happy with the way everything sounds. I can endorse him strongly enough.

  12. Review by DM MCCLAIN
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    I've worked with several online production companies, and JBO is the best I've found. Excellent professional work, friendly, flexible, and helpful assistance when working with projects. Jeff has done over thirty projects for me, and I'm completely satisfied. Jeff would be my first recommendation to anyone.
    DM MCCLAIN

  13. Review by Art Doyle
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    Jeff and his team are outstanding. Being a musician and songwriter for a long time, I have worked with many top professional musicians, and Jeff is one of them. I have several demos Jeff has worked on my Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/theartdoyleguitar

    In my past I won a songwriting contest featured by John Elefante of Kansas https://johnelefante.com/

    and have also played professionally with some other well known artists.

    Some of my songs are being reviewed by Sony Records, and other Recording artists. I would highly recommend his team!

    Art Doyle

  14. Review by Lainy C.
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    Jeff is THE man. Any project we've worked on together has turned out great with a quick turn around time. He can do anything you need from production, writing, to finding the right vocalist for your project. Plus, he's just an all around great guy that you'll enjoy interacting with!

  15. Review by Miranda Cade
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    Jeff is a fantastic musician and producer! I've been working with him for about a year now and I do a wide range of music (anything from Country to Pop). He has been able to provide me quality tracks for my wide range of genres and for very affordable rates! There's no way you would find quality like this anywhere else in Nashville! He's made me a better artist, singer, and producer myself by mentoring me in the process. I can certainly say that not only do I have a fantastic producer I can depend on, but I have also gained a friend!

  16. Review by Dan McGowan
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    At Crosslight Publishing, we focus on writing Country and gospel songs. Sometimes it's difficult to find musicians who are able to deliver what you want as a writer without pushing their own agenda. Jeff at JBO is so easy to work with and delivers such a quality product! We have had occasions where the song was perfect out of the gate - other times we had to make some fine-tune adjustments - and in all instances, Jeff is eager to deliver what "the client" (we songwriters) want and NEED! I highly recommend Jeff at JBO for all of your music production needs!!

  17. Review by Nelson Tucker, Words to Music, LLC
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    Jeff at JBO Music Productions is fantastic! He is the best vocalist and production person I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He is creative, yet keeps to the original intent of the song. My opinion is he should be a Top 40 Country artist - he's that talented! I plan on submitting all of my male Country music songs to JBO in 2019. I highly recommend and fully endorse!

  18. Review by Ted Crockett
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    I have used Jeff with JBO Music Productions for full production on over 20 songs. I'm so happy with the recordings. He makes me sound great! He is an incredible musician and singer. I do most of my own vocals, but I use him when the song is out of my range. He also does fabulous background vocals, and has access to great female voices as well. His wife is also an incredible musician and singer. I could not be happier.

Interview with Jeff, JBO Music Productions

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

  2. A: In 2016 I got hired to produce several of the tracks on Jennifer McGill's debut solo album titled "Unbreakable." (You can check her out on all the major platforms, and at www.jennifermcgill.com.) Jennifer was a star on the New Mickey Mouse Club show in the 90s and is seriously one of the most talented vocalists I've ever heard. She's truly amazing. One of the tracks on the album, titled "Fearless," which I produced solely, was reviewed by CCM Magazine (who gave the album 4 out of 5 stars) and was voted their favorite track on the record. That was pretty cool! By the way, she's currently available for hire as a vocalist through JBO Music Productions!

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

  4. A: Right now a little bit of everything. I'm producing and doing some vocals for a client who's writing a musical, so that's a lot of fun. It's great when I get to do something a little bit different like that! And of course there are plenty of pop and country tracks on the slate!

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

  6. A: Lainy C. is a phenomenal vocalist, man! Hire her!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. There's room for both. But these days the digital emulations of analog gear have leveled the playing field. We can get sound quality in the box, beautifully saturated tones in the digital domain that used to only be available to the "big guys," the guys with 250 grand worth of outboard gear. Not so anymore! We do employ some gear... preamps, compressors, limiters, reverbs and such, but we also use a lot of Slate and UA plugs.

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

  10. A: That I can't afford to let you walk away unhappy. That I'll do everything in my power to make sure that doesn't happen. I can't say we've never had an unsatisfied client... music is SUCH a subjective thing!... but I CAN say we haven't had many! And in each of those cases we bent over backward to give the client exactly what he or she wanted. So my promise is that we'll work hard for you and your song to make it come to life just as you imagined it!

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

  12. A: I love the work, but I also love the freedom it gives me. I can set my own schedule, which is always a nice thing.

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

  14. A: They usually want to talk about cost! Actually they often want to know what I think of their song. They want some feedback. They want to know if I like it. They want to know how they can make it better, even before we start working on it. I am always more than happy to help! I've got a great knowledge of song structure, probably because I've produced thousands of songs!

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

  16. A: That we're just pressing buttons! No, no.... there's a bit more involved in it than that. Software has made things easier, but from pre-production to tracking to post-production to revision, I'll have around 20 hours minimum in each project. It is a very, very detailed process.

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

  18. A: I touched on this earlier: "What's your vision for this song?" "What kind of instruments would you like?" "What kind of singer/voice?" "What famous band or artist could you hear singing this song?" "Is there a song out there with a sound that you would like your song to be similar to?" These kinds of questions help me as a producer to get a better idea of what the writer is going for. We also will discuss the songwriting process... What the writer was feeling when she/he wrote it, etc.

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

  20. A: I think the most important thing that people forget or don't think about is that forging a relationship with a producer is a very personal thing. Music is personal. So if you're a writer or an artist, you've poured your heart and soul, in a very real way, into your music. I understand that, because I'm also a writer and an artist. It's important to consider that, when hiring a producer, talent isn't the only consideration. You should LIKE the person who's producing your music. You should be able to freely express ideas with your producer without feeling shy about it. I've met a LOT of super talented people that no one wants to work with because they're either know-it-alls who won't consider others' ideas, or because they're rude or just mean-spirited in general. One thing that I really pride myself in is that I always try to remember how important this job is, how much music means to people. And I try hard to treat each client and each song with the respect and care it (and they) deserves.

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

  22. A: I'm assuming we have power?? :) My Taylor dread; my Komplete Kontrol 88; a laptop loaded to the gills; my apollo twin; and my Slate VMS ML1 mic.

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

  24. A: I have owned and operated JBO Music Productions full time since 2015. Prior to that I worked in the building products industry which was lucrative, but I hated it. My wife encouraged me to produce full time since I've been doing side productions since the 90s. It was a scary leap at first, but I'm proud to say our client list has grown tremendously over the past 4 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I really dig blending modern and organic elements. I think that's probably my signature if I have one at this point. Like, acoustic guitar licks on a pop track. Or live drums with electronic... an 808 or something like that. I'm always looking for really interesting ways to blend sonic elements to try to create something that sounds big, full, and expensive.

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

  28. A: I'm gonna say Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars. For obvious reasons. Oh, and Maren Morris. She rocks!

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

  30. A: If you're tracking live, gain staging is everything. If you're tracking in the box, beware of too many tracks in one song! There is definitely a saturation point, and "Less is more" is a real thing!

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

  32. A: Like I said, these days I'm doing a lot of modern country and pop. But I also love to produce rock and CCM, and even the odd hip-hop track!

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I think I covered that in the previous question, but I'll reiterate one point: I'm often told I have an excellent ear for production and for detail.

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

  36. A: As a producer, I think my strongest attribute is my attention to detail. I ALWAYS start a project by considering the lyrics. What sounds or instruments will serve what this song is trying to say? What arrangement will serve the song best? I'm also multi-instrumental myself, so that's very helpful. I was trained as a classical vocalist (I have a degree in voice), I play keys, rhythm guitars, and drums, and I have a strong working knowledge of theory. So I understand how music should fit together in an arrangement, like pieces of a puzzle. At any rate, on every project I do, my goal is always the same: to blow the client's mind.

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

  38. A: It depends. If we're talking about a demo for a songwriter, I will ask the writer to email us a basic song sketch. This can be as simple as a solo vocal sung into a phone. We just need to be able to hear how the song goes... the melody, the basic rhythmic cadence of the lyrics, etc. Of course if the client has a rough demo with instruments, that's totally fine, too! Once we have the sketch, I'll circle back with the client and ask a few questions: "What's your vision for this song?" "What kind of instruments would you like?" "What kind of singer?" "What famous band or artist could you hear singing this song?" "Is there a song out there with a sound that you would like your song to be similar to?" These kinds of questions help me as a producer to get a better idea of what the writer is going for. After that, we get to work! We sometimes track all at the same time in a single day, but often we lay down tracks in stages. We may do the rhythm tracks one day and guitars and vocals another. It just depends. Often our session guys work out of their homes... That's the main way we're able to keep costs down. Now of course this prohibits clients from actually being able to be at the session, but our clients find that they appreciate the cost savings... PLUS we ALWAYS offer revisions! So we'll generally turnaround a first draft around in about 5 to 7 business days for the typical song, and then send it to the client for notes. Once we have the client's notes, we'll fix whatever we did wrong the first time. We can't afford to let our clients walk away unhappy!

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: We actually function as a studio network of sorts. We track at a great boutique studio called The Facility Nashville, which is, of course, in Nashville! Beautiful room, acoustically fabulous. David, the studio engineer, has a gear list a mile long. You can check it out at www.thefacilitynashville.com. We often track vocals on a Telefunken u47, although lately I've really been enjoying the options I find with the Slate VMS. As far as software goes, you name it and we probably got it. I love the Output suite of sounds/synths/pulse engines for producing pop and even modern country. Our guitarists are some of the best in Nashville... Seriously. Guys who are regular session players but also play on the road with the likes of bands like Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts.

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

  42. A: Lately I've been producing a lot of pop and modern country. So there are producers and writers out there like Mark Ronson, Max Martin, and Chris Destefano--among many others--whose stuff I listen to and think, "How inventive!" It's influences like these that inspire me to think outside the box as a producer.

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

  44. A: Our business is about 70% songwriter demos and 30% EP/LP projects, if we're talking in terms of the kind of production we typically do. We pretty much do it all: producing, instrument tracking, vocal tracking/comping/tuning, mixing/mastering... you name it!

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We allow one full revision per song plus two vocal revisions. Typical turnaround time for first drafts is 5 business days. Fees for full production begin at $500 depending on instrumentation.

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