Hi I'm Ed, a passionate songwriter with a deep bariton voice, and song experience of more than 15 years. Searching for quality improvement of your project? I'd love to offer you my lyrics-, harmony-, song development-, editing-, soundengenieering- & producing skills in many different genres, mostly popular orientated. Get your tune impactful!
With almost two decades of practice and over hundred written songs, I mastered the art of converting inspirations, feelings or experiences efficiently into complete, unique pieces of music.
I studied Jazz & Pop Vocals at the Austrian Anton Bruckner University, which enhanced my musical foundation and improved my vocal, improvisation, creativity, piano and rhythmical skills.
As an experienced performer, who lead, sang and played in more than a dozen bands, I know what it takes to get listeners fully attached to a song. (Same on records)
My base is in Linz, a cool cross-cultural - still small- town in austria. The focus of my work are catchy hooks, storytelling, groovy-rhyming lyrics & interesting harmonies/changes.
I m always highly motivated to collaborate and get amazing work out there!
Thanks for dropping by on my profile. I'll appreciate to get in touch with you on your project!
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
5 ReviewsEndorse Ed Stean
I was looking for a sound loop that would act as background music for guided meditations that I need for my work. Stefan listened to me carefully to find out what I need and how it should sound. He immediately understood what was important to me and implemented it wonderfully. Thanks for that!
Stefan is a really empathic artist. I am absolutely convinced of his work and I thank him from the bottom of my heart for his professional work. The next projects with him are already planned.
Hiring Ed was a great choice!
He worked extremly fast and did an awesome job with the advertisment jingle I needed urgently for a pitch presentation for Bank Austria.
His catchy melodies and rhythms got straight into my ears in no second.
Thanks a lot!
Ed composed the music for the lyrics I wrote. I learned so much during the process and it was also super fun.
Ed Stean is an excellent musician with a big heart and a lot of talent.
He brings out the best in you. He works with concentration and has a lot of passion. His ideas are creative and beautiful. Ed has a very good sense for people and their music. Loved working with him and I'm looking forward to working with him again.
Ed is an empathetic and talented musician with loads of creative ideas. As he composed the music to my lyrics, everything matched perfectly to the mood of the words and made them sound much more meaningful! I loved working with him.
Interview with Ed Stean
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Life and meaning.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The creation of my second EP "Away". I turned my 6 favourite travel tunes into music, which will always remind me of these beautiful moments when I listen to them songs. I did everything on my own on this project: recording instruments, singing, production, mixing, publishing, marketing, release concert, tour,... I learned a whole lot!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Myself and many business aspects of my music career I never considered so far.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog live & digital on records.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Unpredictabilty of joy and beauty.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Music is just about expressing yourself and not about getting together and and enjoying a creative conversation with others.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I wrote my first song 16 years ago and it was the beginning of a long journey.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Popular but individual.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: During the process always keep in mind what is the true purpose of your music project.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. Get the excact idea of a client -> 2. Get into an creative process -> 3. Deliver Work and feedback loop back to point 1!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Singer-Songwriter, Pop, Ballads, Blues, County
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creation smart & touchy lyrics, beautiful chord progressions, or recognizable melodies.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 2x ADAMS Monitors, Ableton Live with a few quality Instruments, Rode and Neumann Microphone, Roland Octa-Capture Interface, Roland RD2000 Piano, Ibanez Western-Guitar and many more instruments.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: John Mayer, Jamie Cullum, MJ, Sting, Elton John, Genesis.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Arranging, composing and producing a song or lyrics for/with them, helping the get their story said in quality music. Singing Vocal tracks.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Elton John would be great to work with I think, funny atmosphere, experienced and amazing artist...and a SIR :D