James & Shay

Toplining, Songwriting

James & Shay on SoundBetter

James & Shay are a Toplining/Songwriting super duo! They've been surrounded by top music producers, singers, executives for 10+ years! We specialize in top 40 style Pop & R&B style tracks! Listen to our sample track to see if we'd be a good fit for your project! Hope to hear from you soon!

Our Services provide:
- Toplining (Vocal Melody & Background Arrangements)
- Songwriting (Lyrics and Vocal Melody Together)
- Artist Development (Concept/Direction/Vision)

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Interview with James & Shay

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

  2. A: We specialize in Top Lining, Vocal Arrangements, and Lyrics

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

  4. A: Too many to name!

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: We base our recordings out of Repercussion Studios in Philadelphia and MindTailor Studios in Seoul South Korea

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

  8. A: We first LISTEN. Then after we feel like we understand our client's vision then we get straight to work! We keep it fun, but professional to get the best job done!

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

  10. A: We love to enhance what the artist/musician already has inside of them!

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Toplining Melodies & Lyric Writing

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

  14. A: Pop & R&B

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

  16. A: Let the music come to you! Don't chase it away!

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

  18. A: Beyonce. For every reason.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Top 40 Style

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

  22. A: We've both been doing this for 10+ years working in Music Production, Performing, and Radio.

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

  24. A: I'd make instruments with what was on the island.

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

  26. A: Be honest with yourself with what you want for each project.

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

  28. A: So let's hear it!

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

  30. A: There is no rule to how to write the perfect song.

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

  32. A: Are you two dating? Yes.

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

  34. A: Our 'Release' is our gift.

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

  36. A: We will do whatever we can for your project to meet its full potential.

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: Both! There's a time and place for both!

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

  40. A: We're still new! We'd love to connect!

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

  42. A: Songs are always in the works!

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

  44. A: Take a listen to our sample that showcases our sound!

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Listen to our Pop/R&B/K-Pop Sample!

I was the creative Top Liner, Vocal Arranger, English Lyrics in this production

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