Mike Bailey

Music Producer and Composer

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Im a music producer living in one of the top places to live in the US. I've worked with Warner Brothers country Pop sensation Dan and Shay, Rock-a billy hall of fame Sleepy Lebeef, American Idol artists Thomas Stringfellow, The Voice artist Barrett Baber, as well as projects with producers such as Ross Hogarth, Jeff Juliano, Mark Needham.

I offer radio ready music production, composition and mixing services in many genres.
I am a multi-instrumentalist and specialize in keyboard, drums, guitar and orchestration.

I have composed music for American Idol/The Voice finalists Barret Baber, Thomas Stringfellow, Trey Odel and Multi-Grammy winning artist Shay Mooney as well as music for solo-instrumentalists such as Asha Mevlana (Trans-Siberian Orchestra). I have scored music on Netflix movies "Boys of Summerville" and Warner Brothers TV Series Smallville. I work with top industry professionals such as Ross Hogarth (Keb Mo), Jeff Juliano (John Mayer,Dan and Shay), Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons), Jim Cooley (Sam Hunt,Luke Combs) Irko (Kanye,Sia), Christopher Rowe (Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts).

I believe music is personal and there is no "one size fits all" approach. Instead, I work closely with every artist/producer to help translate their vision into polished, competitive, and radio-ready songs.

As a Producer, I specialize in Top-40 Pop, Indie, Country and Electronic, Cinematic, Hard Rock a with access to many of the best songwriters and vocalists in the world.

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19 Reviews

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  1. Review by Myah Marie
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    Really dope collaboration with Mike ! I think we make an awesome team <3 love the song !! excited to see how it turns out ! x

  2. Review by Andrew
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    I’ve worked with Mike Bailey on numerous projects and he delivered. Every. Time. Mike is never complacent and is always striving to better his craft. Aside from his talents and skill when it comes to production/engineering/musicianship (one of the best drummer's and pianists I've ever personally seen), he is equally as good of a human being and knows how to treat people with kindness, professionalism, and fairness. Where ever you’re at personally and/or musically, Mike knows how to connect with you and bring out the best in you.

  3. Review by Amber C.
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    Mike is a great guy and a great engineer. He was very helpful with my daughter in mixing her first single. With a child artist, we've been very selective about who we allow her to work with and we can strongly recommend Mike to people in our situation. He takes the time to understand the artist's sound and works as long as it takes to achieve quality that's true to that. Honest and professional and just a great human.

  4. Review by Christian S.
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    Absolutely loved my time working with Mike! He brings a wealth of knowledge to every session as an accomplished musician, phenomenal producer, and all around compassionate human being. His passion for music truly shows through the deep conversations we would have about what the song's needs, his work ethic, and by giving you more than you expect in the final version. I have always been in awe of how the song evolved after spending a few days cooking in Mike's studio. I would highly recommend him not only for his music wizard skills but also for his genuine care and fun personality.

  5. Review by Christian S.
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    Absolutely loved my time working with Mike! He brings a wealth of knowledge to every session as an accomplished musician, phenomenal producer, and all around compassionate human being. His passion for music truly shows through the deep conversations we would have about what the song's needs, his work ethic, and by giving you more than you expect in the final version. I have always been in awe of how the song evolved after spending a few days cooking in Mike's studio. I would highly recommend him not only for his music wizard skills but also for his genuine care and fun personality.

  6. Review by Christian S.
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    Absolutely loved my time working with Mike! He brings a wealth of knowledge to every session as an accomplished musician, phenomenal producer, and all around compassionate human being. His passion for music truly shows through the deep conversations we would have about what the song's needs, his work ethic, and by giving you more than you expect in the final version. I have always been in awe of how the song evolved after spending a few days cooking in Mike's studio. I would highly recommend him not only for his music wizard skills but also for his genuine care and fun personality.

  7. Review by Chelsey Seboldt
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    Mike produced my EP, which debuted this summer. Not only is Mike just a fun guy to be around, he is extremely professional and takes what he does very seriously. I am not always the best at putting into words what I want something to sound like, but Mike always took the time to understand and navigate my vision. As artists, we always want our true selves to come through in our music and Mike made sure that’s exactly what happened for me. He truly has a gift for music and I believe the sound he can create is always one step ahead of the game. I can’t wait to get into the studio with him again!

  8. Review by Cailey Grace
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    Working with Mike was pure magic! Hands down my favorite person I have ever worked with.
    His skill, expertise, and years of experience make your time in the studio an absolute breeze. As a bonus, he made me fall in love with creating songs in a whole new way. You can tell he really loves what he’s doing and is passionate about each project he’s a part of, which makes him all the more enjoyable to work with.

    Thanks, Mike!

  9. Review by Paul Arivett
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    Mike Bailey was an instrumental part of our bands success. Besides being an incredible engineer he also helped guide, develop, and produce our overall sound. Very professional, incredible musical knowledge and just a plain good guy.

  10. Review by Dan N.
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    Mike is not just a brilliant producer/engineer- he is an amazing songwriter as well. He knows how to capture & recreate the sound as it is in your head. Every project I’ve ever brought to Mike has turned out better than I could’ve ever anticipated. He also is very honest, very direct & knows how to get the best performance out of you. You strive to be your best when working with him. I have always felt like a pretty competent songwriter, but when I leave the studio after working with Mike, I feel like a true professional. Mike makes me believe in my music.

  11. Review by Dan N.
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    Mike is not just a brilliant producer/engineer- he is an amazing songwriter as well. He knows how to capture & recreate the sound as it is in your head. Every project I’ve ever brought to Mike has turned out better than I could’ve ever anticipated. He also is very honest, very direct & knows how to get the best performance out of you. You strive to be your best when working with him. I have always felt like a pretty competent songwriter, but when I leave the studio after working with Mike, I feel like a true professional. Mike makes me believe in my music.

  12. Review by Dan N.
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    Mike is not just a brilliant producer/engineer- he is an amazing songwriter as well. He knows how to capture & recreate the sound as it is in your head. Every project I’ve ever brought to Mike has turned out better than I could’ve ever anticipated. He also is very honest, very direct & knows how to get the best performance out of you. You strive to be your best when working with him. I have always felt like a pretty competent songwriter, but when I leave the studio after working with Mike, I feel like a true professional. Mike makes me believe in my music.

  13. Review by Matt Hudgens
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    ave worked with Mike on and off for the past 15 years on various projects I've been a part of. Mike is an accomplished and prolific musician, an excellent collaborator, composer, and writer. Mike is great at building relationships with the artists he works with so he can better understand what it is they are trying to convey and he works tirelessly until he delivers on that vision. There is no genre he can't write in and time and time again has proven he can produce radio-ready songs for a fraction of what you’d pay at another studio of his caliber.

  14. Review by Joshua S.
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    I’ve worked with Mike before on several different projects over the years. He’s very professional, kind and hilarious in my opinion. It was a great time recording with him every time and the quality of his work is versatile and exquisite. I highly recommend choosing Mike Bailey for your project.

  15. Review by Joshua S.
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    I’ve worked with Mike before on several different projects over the years. He’s very professional, kind and hilarious in my opinion. It was a great time recording with him every time and the quality of his work is versatile and exquisite. I highly recommend choosing Mike Bailey for your project.

  16. Review by Joshua S.
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    I’ve worked with Mike before on several different projects over the years. He’s very professional, kind and hilarious in my opinion. It was a great time recording with him every time and the quality of his work is versatile and exquisite. I highly recommend choosing Mike Bailey for your project.

  17. Review by Matt Holmes
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    I have personally worked with Mike Bailey and I can tell you that he is as professional as they come and his guidance will give you a winning edge. I would recomend him to anyone looking to work with a talented and genuine person who loves music and the people that make it.

  18. Review by Matt Holmes
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    I have personally worked with Mike Bailey and I can tell you that he is as professional as they come and his guidance will give you a winning edge. I would recomend him to anyone looking to work with a talented and genuine person who loves music and the people that make it.

  19. Review by Tracy Bailey
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    Have seen Mike work with not just myself but with many talented artist! They will all say they leave the studio with more experience and more talent than they walked in with.

Interview with Mike Bailey

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

  2. A: Thats its all play and no work.

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

  4. A: Too many to even name

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

  6. A: Im working on Thomas Stringfellow, Asha Mevlana, Gaming Scores, Christian Serrano Torres,

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. They both have their strengths for varying purposes.

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

  10. A: I promise to bring my very best to every project.

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

  12. A: I enjoy being able to be creative and the depth of friendships that music can bring.

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

  14. A: Q:Who are the best artists you've worked with? A:"Shay Mooney", "Thomas Stringfellow", "Barret Baber", "Asha Mevlana"

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

  16. A: Who are your biggest influences? What are your favorite artists? What are your favorite instruments? Who do you see yourself going on tour with?

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

  18. A: Listen to the work of the person you are hiring and let them do what they do best. Guide them towards your vision.

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

  20. A: I would take a Yamaha C1 piano, Neve 1073, Distressors, Nueman, Royer

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

  22. A: Ive been doing this for 25 years and set out to do music since I was 16 years old.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: My style is typically described as "Radio sound with originality".

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

  26. A: Id love to work with Ed Sheeran just to study his methodology to songwriting and story telling.

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

  28. A: Dont over think during composition phases. Be free to improv and make "Happy Mistakes". Edit and refine these ideas after you've felt your way through a song.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Music production and attention to detail.

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

  32. A: I bring originality but familiarity to a song.

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

  34. A: I work in every genre but primarily known for my pop/radio production. CountryPop, Rock, EDM, Movie Score, Hip Hop

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

  36. A: My process is to help artists communicate their vision. I work in all different styles and don't have any pre-conceived idea of how the music should sound. I do a detailed creative discussion and tailor the music to support the song, singer and artist's vision.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: My studio is built around a hybrid setup including Apollo X Converters and Protools12 but I do alot of music production in Ableton Live 10. I use Neve1073's and Avalon preamps and API Compression.

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

  40. A: I spend most of my time producing and composing music for my clients which entails pretty much whatever is needed to get a song to radio quality status. I'm known for my music production and finding a unique but familiar sound.

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5 revisions (However i am very flexible on this) . I want you to be 100% satisfied with the service. Typical turn around time depends on the job. I work very quickly.

GenresSounds Like
  • Dan + Shay
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Dua Lipa
Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Apollo X's
  • Avalon 737SP
  • Neve 1073's
  • Distressors
  • API2500
  • Shadow Hills
  • ChandlerZenerLimiter
  • Neumann
  • Royer
  • Komplete 12
  • Spectrasonics All
  • Huge Kontakt Libraries
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