Whether you're an artist looking to release a project, a songwriter seeking a publishing deal or maybe getting your music placed in Film/TV and commercials. I approach each and every project with your end goal in mind.
Ellis Dews, founder of Pay Dews Music/Ellis Dews Creative Sound, has composed and licensed music for some of todays top brands and television shows. With hundreds of placements on shows such as, American Idol, America's Next Top Model, Love & Hip Hop, Keeping Up With The Kardashian's, Ellen, Extra, MTV Cribs, Road Rules, Made and much more. Ellis' love for music and skills as a keyboardist, programmer, mixer and sound designer makes him the go-to-guy for creative audio.
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Interview with Ellis Dews
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Urban Pop and Hip Hop
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My goal is to create a soundtrack that captures the emotion of the song, re-enforcing the story and completing the musical vision of the artist.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Studio One Pro, KRK 8 monitors, Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol, NI Ultimate, tons VST of plugins, Steinberg 828 audio interface, Apogee Duet...
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Teddy Riley, Quincy Jones, Timbaland, Prince. I was heavily influence by a lot of 90's music. As far as newer artist, I'd go with Bryson Tiller, Ella Mae, Kendrick Lamar.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full Production. From the idea stage to the finalized master recording. I also work with my clients on crafting songs that are ideal for sync opportunities and giving them guidance on how to navigate in the world of music licensing.