Krístian Zervas-Ryggesen


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Krístian Zervas-Ryggesen on SoundBetter

Let me tell you a story. Your story.


Hei, hei!!

My name is Kristian, I'm Greek/Norwegian & I'm a Jouet.
The only Jouet in the world, as I came up with the term. Hehe :)
"Jouet" stands for "Journalistic Poet" and it's my branded writing style.

I fuse... (you guessed it...) Journalism & Poetry to create storylines that deliver strong messages in easy ways, using stupid simple vocabulary. By the way, I hate no-brainer lyrics. Beklager :)

Design thinking is my best quality.
I excel in editing. Both written & audio.
My favourite habit is playing with languages.

I am a huge Swedish Schlager fan (because ABBA) and committed to the Eurovision Song Contest (because... you will only understand me if you attend or work for the Contest).

I also adore Musicals.
My biggest dream is to get Oscar-nominated for an original song in a movie.


- First revision for free, Second for 40$
- Turn Around Time: 7 calendar days
- Minimum TAT: 4 calendar days
*4-day request: +70$ to the original price
- Topic Research Fee: 70$

Ownership and publishing rights:
50% On all Songwriting - Lyrics occasions
20% On Song/Lyrical Editing occasions
10% On Podcasts Editing occasions

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

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Kevin Anyaeji
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    Krístian is a great client. We've worked together 3 times now and I can say that he is a rare kind who cares more about the people doing the work, than even the work itself.
    He knows what he wants but is also open to your ideas.
    Thanks Krístian

    approach to caring about the person more than the task

  2. Review by Kevin Anyaeji
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    Great Working with Kristian! Knows what he wants. Very professional. 5 Stars!

Interview with Krístian Zervas-Ryggesen

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

  2. A: It depends on the client. There are no "sample questions", because there are no "sample clients".

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

  4. A: It depends on the customer. There are no "common questions", because there are no "common people".

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

  6. A: Manic Street Preachers, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Darude, Tavi Castro, Loic Nottet, Stereophonics, Mary Susan Applegate, Coldplay, Robert Miles, Sarah Dawn Finer, Alanis Morissette, Thomas G:son, Pulp, David Lindgren, Brad Paisley, Michael Buble, Bryan Adams, Cascada, Shania Twain

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

  8. A: I am proud of my research on; why Eurovision created a more inclusive Europe. I conducted this research in the midst of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna (Austria) and it was drafted for a European Press Prize the same year.

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

  10. A: Eurovision Song Contest Projects for 2021.

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

  12. A: That I'm a Journalist.

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

  14. A: I started writing songs in 2008, due to my best friend's murder. Since then, songwriting was my getaway. Throughout my professional career in Communications & Media, it helped me to speak about things that I was not allowed. In 2018, a traffic accident I experienced, gave me that extra kick I needed, to become a full-time songwriter.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Lyrical Storyteller

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

  18. A: Manic Street Preachers, because Lyrics // Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, because Musicals // Darude, because 90's // David Lindgren, because Swedish Schlager // Helena Paparizou, because Eurovision

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Design Thinking (and Cultural Intelligence).

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

  22. A: My Journal, my Pen & my Spotify. That's enough.

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

  24. A: A meaningful story, a reason to sing, the 'afterwards' you need.

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

  26. A: Albin Loan.

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

  28. A: Across the range of dance, pop 'n' rock...

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

  30. A: Editing. Everyone wants to be different - Few really are.

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

  32. A: Playing with words & fusing languages.

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

  34. A: You will never think the same again.

  35. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  36. A: Analog. You can be more creative and independant, while you save yourself from digital frustrations.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Basically, a Farm Studio.

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

  40. A: Working in rewind. First, I decide on the bottom line and then, I skaffold backwards.

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

  42. A: Find your "what", before you start.

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

  44. A: To always know what he/she wants, as well as the reason why he/she wants that.

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I was the Songwriter - Lyrics in this production

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