Hi, I'm Tom. A Music Producer and Songwriter with a number 1 who has worked with Grammy Award Winning Artists and up-and-coming acts alike. Drop me a line if you're looking to do your next project.
I love making music. It's one of my all-time favorite things to do. I have been lucky to travel the world with my profession and take great pride in the skills I have learned, whether coaching an artist through a recording session or jumping on stage in front of thousands, it is undoubtedly one hell of an adventure!
I have been fortunate to have worked with Grammy award-winning artists and, as of recent, have seen my first number one in Europe. And now I am hungry for more opportunities.
I have a very organic approach to music. Its gotta feel real to me, and I treat every project with the same level of respect. If you are looking for a producer to develop your sound with, I'm your guy. When I produce, I always like to see it as a 50/50 effort. It's no good if only I'm happy. The artist has to perform these songs day in/day out, and I want to make sure that you love the song as much as I do. I am open to the artists' ideas and do my best to make their vision come to life.
Quotes from clients
"Your sense of melody is so strong that it permeates everything I have heard with a good commercial bent." - Paul Easton - Talent Venture Management
"I haven't had this much fun recording music and tapping into my range and real vocal ability in a long time. Aint many producers out there who could bring that side out of me!" - Rik Carey - Baha Men
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
3 ReviewsEndorse Tom Browning
Tom is a genius! In a very short space of time he understood exactly what I wanted and created a very special and memorable production. His unflappable disposition, patience and incredible expertise are a perfect combination. I am absolutely thrilled with the final result and would not hesitate to highly recommend his skills and professionalism. Thank you so much Tom!
I've worked with Tom a few years now, his production skills are awesome and he easily captures exactly what my vision is. It's always a pleasure to be in his studio writing new music!
Tom is such a great guy to work with. Incredibly chilled and laid back while delivering results that far exceed expectations. Tom will enhance any project he’s a part of :)
Interview with Tom Browning
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: For me, 'Leave This Town' from Cici-Rose was such a big moment. It was the first time we jammed out a song in a day together. When we reached the end of the session, we hit play, and apart from a mixdown it just felt done. From that day I realised that songs are supposed to be about that moment in time. Not about how many production tricks I can cram into 3 minutes. It was quite liberating.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now, I'm working on a mix-tape for Cici-Rose. It's my first time making one. I love the format, you can do anything your feeling, and it's great!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Ross Palmer and Maruja Retena, these 2 are incredible! Having worked with them both for the past few years I can honestly say that time and time again they bring new levels to the music we're working on.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital mostly. It's just easier that way.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If we don't get it right, we'll do it again until we do.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Writing the song. You never know what's going to happen but the feeling you get at the end of the day when the song is done and you're hitting the repeat button. It's a rewarding experience for sure!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They ask me if we can try something different. My answers always yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: To be fair, I don't even know what I do! I just make music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I want to hear what you've already done. Whether it be a phone recording or a studio produced single. Knowing where you're it is helpful in knowing whether I can assist you or not.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be as clear as you can with what you are looking for. Some people are on the grab for money but most of us will answer honestly if we think we can help you or not.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Headphones, a keyboard, a laptop with Ableton, and a fishing rod!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been making music professionally for around 10 years now. I started out in a metal band when I was a kid. I eventually jumped ship and went solo but I found my love in music production.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Open-ended. I'll try anything.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: As long as the artist is open, knows what they want and enjoys the process, that's who I want to work with.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Just enjoy it. There's enough to deal with in this industry, the creative process should be relaxed, open and easy-going.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I mostly work in Pop / R&B but have a soft spot for singer/songwriter/country too!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: This is a hard one to answer. I guess it's in song composition but even then it changes depending on the project. I'm somewhat of an all-rounder.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Ideas, and lots of them! I also keep myself very aware of what the artist is feeling. While the end result will be influenced by my sound, it'll still be true to the artist I am working with.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: To put it simply, make some noise for a couple of hours and whatever sticks, works. It's a rather chaotic process. I've tried to be more disciplined and ordered with my approach but it always ended up sounding too clinical. For me, a song should be made in the moment.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I've got a humble setup. It's simply a room in my house. I guess it's more of a writer's room than a full-on studio set up but I have everything I need and that keeps me content.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin productions were a constant when I was a kid. His melodic approach is definitely ingrained into my mind. I also love Noah 'Shibb' 40 for the simplicity of his work.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The position I often find myself a part of is within the songwriting process. I'm a songwriter's producer and always love building something from nothing in the room.