Hi, I'm Will! As a songwriter-turned-producer, I've got experience working with professional artists and writers in both Nashville and Los Angeles, with multiple credits including the lead single from Kalie Shorr's "Open Book", which was the only country record on the NYT's top albums of 2019.
Songwriter, arranger, producer, mix engineer, mastering engineer, and vocal producer, with a degree in Commercial Music from Belmont University. Access to professional studio musicians for guitar, keys, drums, vocals, pedal steel, and more. Experience writing, producing, mixing, and mastering demos, singles, records, and EPs. Welcoming projects in a variety of styles and languages.
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Interview with William Stone
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What records have gotten you the most excited in the last year?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been studying and loving music since the age of 7. After acquiring a degree in Commercial Music (non-classical) from Belmont University, I've spent the years since honing my skillset in Nashville, TN and Los Angeles, CA.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, singer/songwriter, alternative, country, and everything in between!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My current projects include a debut full-length record for Seattle singer/songwriter Dani Hobbs, and a string of singles slated for 2020-2021 for two Nashville artists: Sam Varga and Lisa Winfield.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The job isn't finished until we're both thrilled with the result! I'm more than happy to continue with revisions until we have a product we're all proud of.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Often times production and mixing are viewed as linear processes - in my experience, every song has a life of its own, and "a good mix" isn't an objective idea, just like a single shirt won't fit every body the same way.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: As a writer/producer, I most often take a work tape or song idea from clients, along with sound references, and create a backing track. If the client would like their own vocals featured on the song, I can guide them towards the best way to record and send those files to me, or I can hire professional vocalists from my own network.