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.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Michael Barnum

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

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

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

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

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: My style is rhythmic and catchy.

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

  16. 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.

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

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

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

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

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

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

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

  24. 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.

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

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

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Michael Barnum - the money song.

I was the Singer, Composer, Writer, and Executive Producer in this production

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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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