ReverbNation Charts for Pop Music #1 in Toronto #3 in Canada
GRAMMY WINNER LUIS MARTINEE:
"Your vocals are so good that songs stand out more than they probably should ;your vocals have magic in them."
Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion,Company B, Arika Kane, Jermaine Jackson, Sequal, the Cover Girls, Debbie Gibson, Vanessa Williams, Pet Shop Boys, Son by Four, and Elvis Crespo, among others.
JUNO WINNER MICHAEL HANSON:
"You have a voice at the highest pro level"
Michael Hanson was the original drummer, founder of GLASS TIGER. With Five JUNO AWARDS, a GRAMMY NOMINATION and gold/multi-platinum sales worldwide; John Bettis (Madonna, Pointer Sisters), Brad Buxer (Michael Jackson), Susan Pomerantz (Cher, Chicago), Tina Turner, The Moody Blues and Journe.
CELEBRITY MUSIC INVESTOR BRETT WILSON:
"Rarely does a voice catch my attention like this."
Canadian music investor (5 Tenors) and philanthropist. He was a season 3 panellist on CBC Television's Dragons' Den.
MUSIC VISIONARY DEREK SIVERS (CD Baby Founder):
" Truly great voice."
Over 300k artists sell their music at CD Baby. $250 million+ paid directly to artists. Over 400k albums and 3 million tracks are currently available.
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Interview with Michael Ruberu
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My EP. It is my Future.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: "Supergirl". Making sure the producer has the right key for my voice.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Lots of People Here To Recommend. I make a lot of referrals here.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both are the same these days. It is pretty messed up...but that is how 15 yr old edm producers are successfully touring the world without having a driver's license. Music changes, and will always change. For the better.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 3 Revisions and a lot of heart
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customer: Will you join my group? Me: Let's talk.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That brand name equipment makes the voice. That is #$%#. The right voice recorded on a computer microphone will turn heads.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How can I contact you? Timeline?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Results come from wisely investing in your art. Listen to my work and if there is a fit, contact me!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Water and food. everybody needs a break sometimes.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am headed for touring this summer. I am assembling a band for music festivals in Canada, some gigs booked abroad...and possibly performances in Poland and Sri Lanka.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is adaptable. The genres I sing on take from a variety of historical music eras. Based on experience, I am as comfortable with EDM as I am with singing Jazz Classics. I mustn't limit the inspiration that I can funnel into a specific project, as long at the client likes the ideas.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I like to work with people that are driven. Songwriters and Producers tend to be that way, and I thrive on that.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The warmup to record must be like a ritual. Once you have that routine, production becomes optimal.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening and following instructions.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Technique and a sound you won't find very often elsewhere.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to Get The Work done asap. Opportunities come by quickly, and there is no time to lose out on work.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Protools 10.5 on a beefed up MBPro. Studio Monitors, MBOX, Audio Technica
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I find that my inspiration comes from two people: songwriter and producer.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am doing a lot of singing work in the pop genre.