Simon Marlowe

Music Producer/Songwriter

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Want to collaborate and make a great song? Want to get it sounding exactly how it does in the studio inside your brain? If you’re a singer/songwriter looking for a producer to curate a full band sound for your tracks or if you’re a pop artist looking for help with high-end production or if you frankly just want to ROCK then I'm the man for you...

UPDATE - Some of Simon's work has recently hit #1 in 43 countries around the world (including US iTunes) thanks to his songwriting on the SHINee album "Don't Call Me"!

"The above price would be for complete recording , arrangement, instrumentation, production, mix and master of one song with unlimited revisions - I'd like the client to LOVE the final product and be as excited to share it as I'm sure I would be. Happy to arrange a Zoom to chat through your ideas and make sure that we collaborate as much as possible."

So send me a recording of your voice and guitar or other instrument (or even just lyrics), give me an idea of the style of music and I'll send you a professional recording with real instruments (guitars, drums, bass, keys, piano etc.)

Biog:
Simon is a performer, songwriter and producer currently working out of a number of studios across the north of England. After many years of various bands and projects, he has accumulated support from all the UK’s premier tastemakers (NME, Q, Mojo, Lamacq, Jo Whiley, Zane Lowe and his treasured John Peel session), completed mulitiple US and European tours (including 3 trips to SXSW) and has synched songs to films and TV shows such as Snatch and Gossip Girl.

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

19 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Jah418
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    Simon is a man of his word. Prompt and efficient. Simon will find the sweet spot in your song and bring it out.I'm definitely using Simon on my next song.

  2. Review by Olivier Trinquand
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    Real pleasure working with Simon, help so much to take the song to another level.
    Thank you so much Simon, soon other to comes.

  3. Review by Nisho C.
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    Had such a wonderful experience working with Simon. He took my rough mix and created a beautiful song. He took all my feedback and was super patient as I made minor changes and he wasn't satisfied until I was fully happy with the outcome. Can't wait to work with him again!

  4. Review by Reina
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    Simon always delivers amazing work! Definitely recommend!

  5. Review by Jill G.
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    Simon was fantastic to work with. Gave great input and made my song much better. Definitely recommend!

  6. Review by Reina
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    Amazing producer! It's always a pleasure to work with Simon.

  7. Review by Reina
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    My second time working with Simon. He delivered amazing work just like last time! Looking forward to working with him again!

  8. Review by Reina
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    Awesome producer! I worked with him on an orginal song, which he really brought to life. Simon delivers music that sounds as if an actual band recorded it. He is more involved in the project than most producers and it made working with him really easy. I'm definitely going to work with him again!

  9. Review by Platinum
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    He listened to every one of my comments and implemented them into the song. I am so happy with the final product!

  10. Review by Colton
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    great communication and such a great guy to work with! Highly recommend.

  11. Review by Joaquin Alonso Espinosa
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    He's the best! Really get into the project and help me out to accomplish my musical goals! He's nice and always there to any help or questions that you may have!

  12. Review by James Cadden
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    Top notch producer and musician. Very good to work with and pleased with the outcome

  13. Review by Kane Triber
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    This guy makes music magic happen! He seriously knows he stuff and he was really fun to work with too! I'm looking forward to working with him again.

  14. Review by Amelia Cole
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    I highly recommend working with Simon. He is extremely professional and talented. He helped bring my ideas to life with his amazing skills and knowledge. I'm so happy with the outcome and I would definitely work with Simon again!

  15. Review by Creative Pink Ltd
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    Having worked with Simon for over a decade I can say he is personable, reliable and focused. We’ve worked on a diverse range of projects and will continue to work together for the foreseeable future. Simon lives and breaths music and I am always impressed by his ability to cross genres so easily, we’ve worked on rock, indie, pop, electro and even a few metal tracks together. I’ve recommended Simon many times and always had very positive feedback from the results.

  16. Review by Lemon Curd
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    What a professional. I whole-heartedly recommend. His broad influence base really helped to bring the final product together. His enthusiasm shone through the project and he was a great laugh too.

  17. Review by Sophie Walsh-Harrington
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    Working with Simon was a really rewarding experience. His professionalism, musical expertise and ability to put me at ease, enhanced my vocal performance on studio recordings. I've also used him for video production and been equally thrilled with the outcome. Can't recommend highly enough!

  18. Review by HMK
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    Ideal producer- knows his music, knows his gear, great ideas and knows when to stop adding layers. Really happy with his work with me, responsive, creative and a master craftsmen. Can’t wait to work with him again.

  19. Review by Joan Jordan
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    I've worked with Simon on many occasions and the quality of his writing and production is absolutely top notch. Totally recommended!

Interview with Simon Marlowe

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

  2. A: So the track that is on my listing by Tori Smith I'm currently really proud of because I think its exactly what I'm looking to do - great, modern, pop music but with real feel and authenticity. It just landed beautifully.

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

  4. A: 2 albums for a UK artist. Loads of sync work (both corporate and for TV/Film). Tracks for artists that are attached to my management company. More K-Pop work!

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Brent March. Top top producer.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Analog. But you know I totally appreciate the digital revolution...

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

  10. A: That I won't stop working on the song until it's exactly where you want it to be.

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

  12. A: Everything. It's the best and has always been my dream.

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

  14. A: Just about my experiences. I've got tonnes of old stories about all of this as answers. But this isn't about me. It's about your song...

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

  16. A: That it is in some ways glamourous. It's lovely but it ain't fancy...

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

  18. A: What does this song sound like in your head?

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

  20. A: That using someone on Soundbetter is a brilliant idea. I wish I had this amount of access to experienced and amazing producers when I was in bands! Speak to a few people. See if they get where you're coming from...

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

  22. A: My Gretch Baritone guitar. Aston mic. Logic Pro. Black Box Saturation. Valhalla Reverb.

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

  24. A: Songwriting for nearly 30 years. Signed indie bands through out my 20's. Producer for 15 years. Loved music since the womb.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Authentic.

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

  28. A: Right now? Billie Eilish.

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

  30. A: Less is more people!

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

  32. A: Alternative and independent music has been my staple for years but you know I've just co-written a track for K-Pop behemoths Super M so anything goes really. I just like it to have some soul and honesty...

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Approachability.

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

  36. A: Texture. Experience. The ability to successfully put together the client's vision for the song.

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

  38. A: Very much depends on the situation and what the client is brining in terms of ideas and inspiration. But you know...a few discussions, maybe an online rehearsal and discussion around performance, couple of days recording and a couple of days mixing...

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Simple. Nice pre amp and soundcard. Lots of fine sounding instruments. And I'm very much a less is more producer in terms of plugins - I've got a few excellent ones and and I know how to us them well!

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

  42. A: Jack White. Beck. Daft Punk. People who use technology to make something sound very, very human.

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

  44. A: I usually help work on the composition - both music and lyrics - and then produce, mix and master the track. All of this though is in total collaboration with the artist. I'm very much here to make sure the client gets the outcome they were looking for.

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I was the writer and producer (plus mix and master) in this production

Terms Of Service

Turn round time depends on the specific job but I usually will have something back to you in under 10 days. Happy to revise until the client is happy! No additional charges from initial quote...

Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • DBX 376 Pre Amp
  • Audio technical/Sennheiser Mics
  • Yamaha Drum Kit
  • Les Paul/Fender Guitars
  • Isotope Maag Black Box and Waves software
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