Published by Sony/ATV, Warner Chappell; albums/songs charted in Top 10 (Billboard); wrote songs that generated millions+ Youtube views, featured on radio and TV, i.e., MTV, VH1; worked at labels doing artist development, A&R, & music publishing; Berklee College of Music grad (Songwriting & Voice) w10+ years recording & writing songs professionally.
Justine Ok is a Korean-American singer, rapper, and songwriter currently based in Los Angeles and has written for Grammy award winning songwriters and producers such as Teddy Riley (Michael Jackson, Blackstreet, Bobby Brown), Cirkut (Rihanna, Britney Spears, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj), Ken Lewis (Kanye West, One Republic, Lorde) Keli Nicole Price (Beyonce,Michelle Williams, Tamia), Bridges (Miguel, Kascade), Jarrett Zellea (Luther Vandross, Katy Perry, My Chemical Romance), Autumn Rowe (Dua Lipa, Leona Lewis, Alexis Jordan), Bernard Malik (Alicia Keys, Danity Kane, Day 26), Deevani (Daddy Yankee, Beenie Man), Jordan Weiner (Chris Brown, Zendaya, Charice, Exo), Hyuk Shin (Justin Beiber, SHINee, Girl’s Generation), Duble Sidekick (Ailee, Girl’s Day, Mblaq).
Initially having been considered for a deal by both Universal Music Publishing and Mike Caren’s Artist Partners Group, she has since been signed by major publishers such as Sony/ATV Publishing and Warner Chappell and her work has charted in the Top 10 numerous times in several territories around the world.
As a recording artist, Justine has released music under Sony Music and has been featured on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics compilation with the song “Champion”, as well as licensed songs such as “Can’t Stop the Sunrise,” “Empire,” and “Step” in various movie soundtracks and TV stations, such as MTV and VH1.
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- Songs placed on MTV
- songs placed on VH1
- collaborated with billboard producers and artists
- collaborated with multiple grammy award winning producer and songwriter
- Billboard Charts
- Asia Cruise
- kpop hits
- Jess Lee
- Marisa Mota
- Nash Overstreet from Hot Chelle Rae
- Baek Ji Young
- Yong Jun Hyung
- Bullets over Petaling Street Theme Song (Soundtrack)
- Shining Star (movie soundtrack)
- 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Compilation
- single released on Sony Music
15 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse JUSTINE aka TINAMINA
Justine is a ridiculous talent. I have used her more work more than any artist on this site - and I have employed many peoples' talents. John
Justine is one of our best topline singers that we got here in Sound better. She always has strong and catchy ideas/melodies for every track that we sent her. We'll definitely hire her again for another project.
She's one of our best topliners and she's proven herself to have amazing ideas to our tracks. Works on time too!
Justine is unbelievably intuitive and melodic.
Justine is a remarkable melodists and I highly doubt that is where her musical talents end. John
Justine is an outlier. EVERYTHING she has done with me has shined.
Justine has the rare ability to emotionally connect with a song and then give you a catchy melody that is appropriate for the material.
When she is daring is when she is at her absolute best. John
Justine's work is fantastic. She is clearly a perfectionist.
I am going to try to recruit her again - momentarily. John
Justine provides extremely strong and emotionally appropriate melodies. She will, most likely, make your song better. John
Justine can rock and write a melody!
I met, Justine, through multiplatinum engineer, mixer & producer, Ken Lewis, a few years back. We've been working ever since. Her vocals and writing chops are awesome and her turnaround time is never an issue. She's efficient & highly skilled at her craft. I'm humbled to know & to be able to work with her.
I met, Tina, through multiplatinum engineer, mixer & producer, Ken Lewis, a few years back. We've been working ever since. Her vocals and writing chops are awesome and her turnaround time is never an issue. She's efficient & highly skilled at her craft. I'm humbled to know & to be able to work with her.
We worked together on the Katy album, Justine was amazing to work with, total Pro and a great vocal producer.
My music company has teamed up with Justine, and I have worked with her many times. She is a pleasure to work with. She understands the ins and outs of production process, quite thoroughly. Her vocals are gorgeous. As a writer, she is easy to work with. If adaptions and variations are necessary, she is capable of changing it on the fly. Justine is commited and focused. You will receive pro quality content on time, adding a lot of value to your track.
Justine is such a pleasure to work with. Fits into any scenario and delivers with amazing talent and input, from writing, vocals, and even engineering skills. 👍 Check out her services and know that if you choose to work with Justine, she's got the credentials to come along with it. 100🌟's from me.
Interview with JUSTINE aka TINAMINA
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I try to provide support in whatever role I am needed. If writing, I listen to a track to try to catch a vibe and write to that emotion. If the client wants a certain message or musical elements, I really try to incorporate what the client is going for. Whether writing, vocal producing or cutting demos, it is about working with the client while still being creative.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, super long range wifi extender, blue bottle microphone, duet, vintage Neve 1073 pre
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communicating what you would like as clearly as possible with as many reference examples as you need to make sure we are on the same page helps so much to ensure you are happy with the outcome
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What would you like to accomplish with me? Do you have any specific song examples and what elements do you like about it?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Do my best to deliver what you are looking for from me
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital...So much easier to distribute globally and instantly...Analog really does have it's signature warm quality sonically though...Now if only we could capture that digitally......
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Davey Nate and Prince Charles. Incredible♡ You will be pleased with the results
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Pitch to a US action movie soundtrack based on a comic
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Been writing songs and cutting demos in studios since 2001. Got signed to Sony in 2011.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Songwriting and breathy singing
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I generally do topline, vocal produce, and record demo vocals. I can engineer and mix my own vocal sessions as well as engineer for others.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a professional home setup as well several professional studios I have access to.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, R&B, Hiphop, Kpop and Electronic
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sometimes less is more when it comes to arrangements, but not always~ Go with what sounds good!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, Jojo, Demi Lovato, the late Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, Pink, Joss Stone, Kelly Clarkson, Ella Eyre, Anne Marie, Halsey, Jess Reyez, Sza, Yebba, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Cardi B, Little Mix, BlackPink, Jessi, Yoon Mirae...Too many to name...Amazing vocalists, girl groups, and rappers...Plus hanging out with Cardi B sounds like fun lol
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being creative is so much fun :)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Proud of having worked on 'Good Boy' because it was my first placement and it was #1 on all Korean download sites as soon as it came out and it hit #4 on the kpop Billboard charts that week. I worked on the song idea initially with my friend AJ in his basement studio and it was very cool to see it come to life and impact people on the other side of the planet. Seriously amazing xD
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love great vocalists. I really appreciate vocals that capture an emotion as well as demonstrate vocal control. Saaaangers inspire me. Great songs that I wish I wrote inspire me <3
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I mostly bring a catchy pop sensibility with urban leanings.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I only do K-pop because I am of Korean descent~
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Usually Billboard Top 100 style Pop or R&B/Urban or Dance w Rap I can kind of imitate different voices and styles that you might not expect, like Erykah Badu, Kesha, Lana del Rey etc...lol
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you do Kpop? Yes, of course! But I also graduated Berklee and I grew up in the U.S. so please don't typecast me due to my racial background :p I am actually an R&B singer at heart <3