Michael Barnum

Singer-songwriter, Toplining

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Times may be uncertain right now for us as creators, but that doesn't give us a reason not to create. My name is Michael. I am a singer-songwriter born and raised in SoCal. My goal is to help tell your stories as authentically as possible. I specialize in topline, melody crafting on top of existing chord progressions in the pop spectrum.

I've been singing since I was 4 and have been doing music professionally for many years and have garnered a myriad of experience performing. My work has been featured on mediums such as television, radio, and through various online content via livestreams. Music is what I do fulltime and I truly love what I do. My goal in every project is to help tell your story as best as possible. When we are truthful in our work, it resonates with the world.

Music is a great way to bring people together, especially during times like these.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have. Happy creating.

Send me a note through the contact button above.


  • English
  • Filipino
  • Spanish

Interview with Michael Barnum

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

  2. A: My last EP, "breaking habits." is by far my most personal and vulnerable record to date. I am proud of it because it required me to step way out of my comfort zone and be open to the moment. I executive produced, wrote, and composed this entire project. It is my most proudest accomplishments in music.

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

  4. A: I would like to work with anyone who is passionate about what they do. If you truly love what you do, I'm already interested. I also believe in a no "ego" policy. Let's check all that at the door and make the best piece of art as we can.

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

  6. A: My guitar, something to record with, Stevie Wonder's, "Songs in the Key of Life" (on vinyl), a notebook, and a dog.

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

  8. A: I've been singing since I was 4 and have garnered a myriad of experiences throughout the years. I do music full time and it's the best job ever getting to do what I love.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: My style is rhythmic and catchy.

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

  12. A: Don't seek for perfection, step out of your comfort zone, that's where the magic happens.

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

  14. A: I've worked on projects ranging from pop to rnb/soul.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: My strongest skill is making sure is delivering a vocal with emotionality behind every word.

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

  18. A: My job is to help you bring your story to life and to help you tell it as authentically as possible. What I bring to a song is truth and passion. I live and breathe music everyday.

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

  20. A: I mostly do toplining for existing tracks.

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

  22. A: I'm always creating. I'm currently in the process of working out of my home studio.

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

  24. A: Again, my goal for all my clients is to provide the HIGHEST quality of service possible. I promise to treat you with respect and to give you my best work, if you promise to do the same.

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

  26. A: I would say to have an idea of what you want as much as possible. The more information you can provide me, the better I can help. If you're going for an indie feel, please make note of that in your pitch. You don't have to have all the answers.

Terms Of Service

I believe that each project is unique and I strive to give you the HIGHEST quality of service possible. 2 revisions/song. Deposit: 50% of quote due at booking, and remaining balance is due after.

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