Hi! I'm Brian, aka Lovejack. I'm an Emmy-nominated Music Producer/Supervisor (Will Play For Food), as well as Artist, Singer Songwriter, Producer, Instrumentalist / Orchestration, and do Mixing and Mastering. As a band member in Streetlight Cadence, I've sold tens of thousands of records (until CD's became frisbees) and toured internationally.
-Songwriting (pop) - I've got a catalogue of registered songs I can share for you, or I can write something for you to fit a certain mood, style, or voice type
-Session Player (cello, piano, guitar) - I can travel to any studio in greater LA area (or farther, message me) or record from home and bounce tracks/ideas with you. I'm classically trained on cello and proficient on piano and guitar.
-Sing (pop, dark, lead or background) - I have a very unique voice type - I'm capable of hitting notes lower than any guy you know (unless you know a bonafide bass vocalist), BUT I have a tenor sensibility + access to the higher parts of my voice thanks to classical training. My voice has been described as soft, vulnerable, heavy, dark, resonant, powerful.
-Compose/Orchestrate - I can create orchestrations for your music, either using virtual instruments, playing live or with a combinations depending on your needs and budget
-Production - Creative Work, Vocal Comping, Vocal Tuning, Quantizing Instruments, Cleaning Tracks, Automation, I'm hirable for all of the above and more!
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Working with Lovejack was a great experience, he is very professional and easy to communicate with. He understood my idea and sent stems in a very fast turn around time, for sure I’ll be in touch with him for future projects. Totally recommended
It is always difficult to work from a distance but at all times he has been very attentive and aware of me and my project, he is a great producer and even though there are better singers on the platform, he has a very good voice and musical sensitivity that make his harmonies something unique, thank you for bringing my project to life.
Lovejack was great to work with, he is very professional and is an amazing singer! He has a beautiful voice and is an Emmy-nominated producer! I highly recommend that you work with him!
I am extremely pleased with every aspect of working with Lovejack on my song project and highly recommend him as a producer, arranger, instrumentalist, vocalist, and engineer. From a strong work ethic to his thorough attention to the finest details in mixing and mastering, Lovejack is a consummate professional in every sense of the word! The final sound recording of my song is a breathtaking production!
I look forward to working with Lovejack again on future projects.
I have worked with Lovejack on multiple occasion and his attention to timeliness and the fine details has made him a true joy to work with whether it was tracking, mixing, or producing, and I look forward to collaborating with him for many more years to come.
Interview with Lovejack
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Music Supervisor for Will Play For Food, an Emmy nominated travel/food show. It was SUCH a great experience, I composed a lot of the material in the show and learning how music fits to TV gave me a TON of perspective on how to make music good for licensing!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Too much D: Trying to make an EP for my Lovejack project. Sync/licensing music for my band Streetlight Cadence. Projects on SoundBetter. Still practicing singing a ton and taking lessons every week!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: If you need amazing accordion, Jesse Shiroma is where it's at. K808 ( Munnycat ) is a monster producer/singer/songwriter AND she's female, honestly this industry needs more girls who know how to produce, it's truly a language and knowing it empowers female artists to have a voice. If you wanna support females in the industry, it's K808.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Me, I'm more about getting stuff through a mic and making it warm and real there.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will listen to them and do my best to fulfill their wants and communicate every step of the way!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's SO soul satisfying and fulfilling to make great music!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How soon can you do it and the answer is yesterday.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you can't do it without renting a place like Sphere Studios (which I've done, and yes, the signal chain is cleaner + the lunch is great but you can forego a lot of that)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want it to sound like and do you have an example?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I'd say check the sound reel and pay attention to that person's contribution! We upload them ourselves so it immediately gives you a sense of what we're proud of and where we see ourselves.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Probably 5 coffees, duh
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Was halfway through a Masters of Social Work in Hawaii when my band got waaaay to busy! I decided to leave school and do the band full-time. That was 2014 and it's been a wild, crazy ride ever since!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's love child.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: 5 Seconds of Summer, I'm a massive fan boy to be honest, pretty embarrassing!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always always always record that first vocal, don't underestimate it! 30% of singers I know sing best when they're on #1. Always keep that first when comp'ing!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I shine brightest somewhere between soft, dark and alt pop, as well as indie/indie folk.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: As mentioned above, communication to give people what they need! Beyond that, I've definitely developed several skills, my strongest offering I would say is as a singer songwriter.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Because I'm an all-rounder (past music supervisor, artist, producer, singer songwriter, fan of music) I feel like I see music for holistically than a lot of people, so I can communicate well between producers, clients, artists, TV people, you name it. So, while I may not be the guy with a $500,000 studio, I better understand what someone unexperienced is trying to say when they say they want X and reference Y. Beyond that, I think my acoustic sensibility brings a slightly more organic flavor to songs than a lot of current producers.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I'm doing everything, typically my flow looks like: Write the song, solicit feedback Lay down a key, tempo, scratch vocal + piano, solicit feedback Add a first batch of acoustic instrumentation + percussion, solicit feedback Arrange acoustic instrumentation with electric/virtual, solicit feedback Begin shaping the mix, add (or even subtract) based on prior feedback Create finalized vocals, solicit feedback Fully mix, solicit feedback Master and bounce out requested file types
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run everything off Logic with a 'less is more' mentality. My acoustic instruments (voice, guitar, strings, piano) are often my main weapons and starting point. Vocals especially, as I reverse audio, run biovox/vocoder (VocalSynth2) through background vocals, all kinds of stuff to create a fresher soundscape that isn't over the top. Beyond that, I like to shape sound with electric guitar/bass, THEN virtual instruments to fill in whatever gaps that remain. I use a handful of playback devices for mixing, my favorite being HS 7 monitors. Lastly, I master with iZotope's Ozone 9, bouncing tracks based on the client's needs (streaming, CD, video, sync/licensing).
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's ; Hey There Delilah) is a close friend to my band and was an incredible co-writer and mentor in Fall 2017. FINNEAS working with Billie Eilish inspires me to not be afraid of breaking rules and experimenting to achieve potent, fresh sounds and vibes!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production, Singing, Songwriting and Cello Performance!