Terri-Ann Barrett


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I put lyrics to beats that will get people moving in their seats.

I have a knack for writing captivating material, in general, and also songs. Once I hear a track and I am given a theme/topic to work with, I can start putting ideas together almost immediately. As a linguist/language specialist, I tend to use unconventional words and rhymes to create impact.

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Interview with Terri-Ann Barrett

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

  2. A: I edit current lyrics or write lyrics for tracks.

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

  4. A: I am inspired by Jonathan McReynolds and Beyoncé.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I don't have a studio; I just write in the peace and quiet of my home.

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

  8. A: One of the first steps in my process is to discuss my client's expectations. Once those are established, I listen to the track without the theme in mind just to get a feel of the music. Then, I listen with the theme in mind and start jotting down ideas. I am usually able to write at least the first verse and chorus in one go. I keep revising until it feels like something others would enjoy listening to. When I am satisfied with the end result, I send a draft to the client and go through the revision process, if necessary.

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

  10. A: My poetic skills

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Listening

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

  14. A: Gospel, R&B

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

  16. A: Allow the music to speak to you.

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

  18. A: Jonathan McReynolds

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Impactful

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

  22. A: I started writing for a friend who is a music educator and producer two years ago.

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

  24. A: Laptop, headphones, pen, book, speakers

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

  26. A: I'm very big on meeting clients' needs, so I will only feel satisfied if you are.

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

  28. A: What are your expectations? Do you have any ideas so far? What is the theme/topic? What is the purpose of the song? How do you want listeners to feel?

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

  30. A: That it's easy.

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

  32. A: Do you like the track? This suits your style really well.

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

  34. A: The ability to help others express in words what they have expressed in music

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

  36. A: We will work together until you love the final product.

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: Both have distinct advantages depending on your objectives.

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

  40. A: No, I don't know anyone.

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

  42. A: Promoting my talent/skills

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

  44. A: I worked on writing a song recently for a friend.

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