Caleb J. Murphy

Producer / Songwriter / Folk

21 Reviews (16 Verified)
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Songwriter-producer / music has been on ABC, NBC, and NPR / 250k+ streams on my own songs / anything folk or folk-adjacent!

I'm not great at marketing myself, but I promise you'll be happy if you work with me.

I want to help you capture your creative ideas and make them come to life in a song. As both a songwriter and producer, I know first-hand, the creative process is sacred, and I'd be honored to collaborate with you in that.

I typically create sentimental, nostalgic, and yearning tracks, so if you're into that, I'm your guy!

To show you I know how to create emotional music that resonates with people, here are some things about me...

I'm a songwriter/artist, producer, and mixing engineer. My music has been streamed 250k+ times and has been on NBC's Chicago Fire, ABC's The Rookie, Canadian TV, and in hundreds of other indie film projects.

I've been recording and releasing music since 2009 in home studios across the country, preferring the studio to the stage. I've worked for and with other artists on their projects and I've made a ton of custom music for clients, anything from indie artists to jingles for companies.

I love songwriting and then taking those songs into the studio to craft and build them. And I'd love to help you create music you're proud of that listeners will dig.

I understand that every song, artist, and budget is different, so feel free to contact me with any questions!

Listen to my work here:

Send me a note through the contact button above.

21 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Matthew Adam Green

    I came across Caleb's own music and was seriously impressed with his production skills. I decided to reach out for help with one of my own tracks and did not regret it. Speedy worker with a great attention to detail, I hope to work together again some time!

  2. Review by Tash A.

    Caleb is a super talented producer and musician. He was able to take all of my ideas for my song and recreate them into a beautiful production that I'm truly proud of. Caleb was so patient with all my requests and super prompt with amendments during the whole process. I will 100% work with him again and recommend him highly!

  3. Review by Bruno Serroni
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    I really enjoyed working with Clay. He gave me clear directions on what he needed, I’m looking forward to the next ones!

  4. Review by Nuel Roma

    Caleb is a stunning producer, he knows exactly how to make every song special and puts all his heart in the music. It is so rare to find someone like him who is so in tune with the sound, atmosphere and sonic world that you’re trying to build. He does all of that spectacularly, beautifully and I can’t recommend him enough!

  5. Review by Warwick V.

    Caleb was super to work with. His 'ear' for detail is exceptional and his insistence on high quality is at the front of everything he does. An example, he took on the task of re-recording my guitar as I struggled to get a good enough sound. He's willing to support at every step, on every sound and shares updates for iterations supper quickly.

  6. Review by Rohini R.

    Caleb is an extremely talented producer and mixing engineer. He really took the time to understand my vision and reference tracks, and my single turned out exactly how I wanted it to. I am excited to continue to work with Caleb on my music!

  7. Review by Ruth B.

    A good producer is everything. Caleb is a GREAT producer. He is a skilled musician with innovative ideas. I was not sure how to move forward with my first type of folk ballad. Caleb intuitively took my song in the right direction and onto another level.
    As the arrangement progressed, Caleb offered helpful insight and requested my feedback every step of the way. His talent and dedication went beyond my expectations. Caleb is a true professional in every sense of the word.

  8. Review by Liv Y.
    by Liv Y.

    Caleb produced a song of mine and was really easy to work with. He listened to my references and gave the song exactly what it needed from the get go. Has a good creativity with the acoustic / folk genre. Really happy with the end result! Would definitely look forward to working with again.

  9. Review by Dima Faustov
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    Great Buyer and really clear instructions, that's why it's easy to work with him.
    Love Your music

  10. Review by J.R.
    by J.R.

    10/10 recommend! Caleb is a great collaborator and very talented. He was always patient and open to my suggestions throughout the process, and I think we nailed down a great song. I hope to work with him again soon.

  11. Review by Nuel Roma

    Caleb is one of the best producers I've ever worked with! I had a very clear vision for a couple of songs and he nailed absolutely everything and got the exact sound I was searching for. Do you know how hard and rare it is to find a producer who just reads your mind and knows exactly what you want? It takes a lot of talent, professionalism, good ear and heart to be able to do that and Caleb does it perfectly! I cannot recommend him enough!
    Looking forward to working with him again!

  12. Review by Marlon A.

    It was very exciting to work with Caleb. he’s very talented, patient and most importantly he will deliver high quality results. At first I was afraid what envisioned my song could be wasn’t going to come to life accurately, but Caleb managed to capture the essence of it just perfectly. Looking forward to working with him again!.

  13. Review by Craig C.

    Caleb did an awesome job producing and mixing my track. Came out exactly how I wanted, and he was very patient with revisions. Would definitely work with him again

  14. Review by Dima Faustov
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    Great buyer and really clear instructions. Thanks, hope work with you again

  15. Review by Denas
    by Denas

    It was great working with Caleb. This is our second track together and Caleb produced the song as well as provided songwriting input. Caleb has a work ethic that strikes the balance between allowing the artist to lead and providing the right level of support and direction.

  16. Review by Traci W.

    Super friendly and talented! A pleasure to work with!

  17. Review by Denas
    by Denas

    Caleb produced and mixed a song for me bringing a vast amount of skill and creativity to the table. He was inquisitive to what the song was trying to say which I appreciated and really matched the energy in delivery of instrumentation while taking all of my comments on board and giving suggestions. The song that we worked on was delicate in subject matter and I really felt like he handled it with care and brought out the best of it in production.

  18. Review by Ras A.
    by Ras A.

    Caleb was accurate, fast and professional. I look forward to using his guitar skills again in the future. You won't regret selecting his services.

  19. Review by Walter Kin (Rigli)

    It was a pleasure to work with Caleb. He introduced and implemented new ideas while working on my song and I'm very grateful for his perspective and help.

    Definitely would work again with Caleb on the next project!

  20. Review by David Altrogge
    by David Altrogge

    As a filmmaker, I can tell you from experience that Caleb delivers the goods! Easy to work with, versatile, and so creative! I highly recommend Caleb to any and all filmmakers, podcasters, and storytellers.

Interview with Caleb J. Murphy

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

  2. A: I wrote my first song in 2005 and haven't stopped writing since. And my first public release (a 7-song EP) came out in 2009, but I was recording demo-style songs in my bedroom long before that. Now I produce music for artists, get my music on TV/film, and continue to release my own music.

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

  4. A: My original music spans the genres of folk, singer-songwriter, orchestral, and pop. So anything I produce typically falls into these categories.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I produce music in my home studio in my apartment. I've always done it this way. I've recorded in bedrooms, basements, a garage, and even a walk-in closet, so I know how to get a good sound no matter where I am. I use a Macbook, Reaper as my recording software, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, an SM7B dynamic microphone, an Audio-Technica AT2035 condenser microphone, PreSonus Eris E5 monitors, and a pair of trusty HD 280 PRO headphones.

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

  8. A: I produce custom music for artists and license my original music for TV and film. It's all fun to me!

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

  10. A: We will work on this project until you're happy with it. Full stop.

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

  12. A: What do you want to do with this track? Can you share a reference track you want yours to sound like? When do you need this project completed? What's your budget? How do you take your coffee? You know, the essentials.

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

  14. A: A Macbook, a Focusrite Scarlett Solo audio interface, an XLR cord, a Shure SM7B, and an acoustic guitar. As I think about it, this would be a really fun challenge :)

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

  16. A: Jacob Collier because he's a musical genius, he's full of creative energy, and I would learn so much from him.

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

  18. A: Record every single idea you have and sort through the keepers and throwaways later. Just try it. You never know what will work until you hear it in the song.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Songwriting. It's what I do the most, and I believe it shows.

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

  22. A: I've been writing songs since 2005, playing acoustic guitar since 2002, producing music since 2009, mixing music since 2017, and I've become a solid vocalist. So really, I can contribute during any stage of the music-making process.

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

  24. A: When I'm producing songs for my clients, I first want to hear a demo, even if it's just a phone recording. Then I need 1-2 reference tracks, songs the client wants their track to sound like. And then I get to work, making sure I frequently share drafts with the client to make sure I'm headed in the direction they want.

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

  26. A: Paul Simon, Nick Drake, Henry Jamison, Jacob Collier, The Beatles, and so many more.

What I Know by Alex Zakon

I was the producer and mixing engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

We'll work on your song until it's finished, full stop. No extra charge for revisions as long as the job is open. Instrumental included, stems available if you need them.

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Gear Highlights
  • Shure SM7B
  • Audio-Technica AT2035
  • ElectroVoice ND257
  • Radio Shack 33-1010C
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
  • Reaper (DAW)
  • PreSonus Eris E5 monitors
  • HD280 PRO headphones
  • acoustic guitar
  • electric guitar
  • Nextar Panorama P4 midi keyboard
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