Rory Hope Music

Topliner & Singer/Songwriter

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Now based at home instead of travelling the UK for songwriting at BLP/Spotify/Tileyard I thought I would search for opportunities to song-write online. Recently worked with Diego Miranda, Victor Wao, Rationale and Nia-Kanem.

Now based at home instead of travelling the UK for songwriting at BLP/Spotify/Tileyard I thought I would search for opportunities to song-write online. Recently worked with Diego Miranda, Victor Wao, Rationale and Nia-Kanem.

I have been writing for over five years now for my own projects and love putting my emotion and passion into music. Whether the song is a happy or sad vibe I can cator for both! Have written fast paced like rap for modern pop style artists and slow intricate melodies for soul/R&B so challenge me! I could either sit and write with you over skype or I can take the reigns and complete the song with my own concepts and lyrics... The choice is yours really!

PLEASE REQUEST A LINK TO MY UNRELEASED MATERIAL IF YOU SO WISH!

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Interview with Rory Hope Music

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

  2. A: Working with Dani Senior and Rationale at BLP Studios in London as it was what made me realise that I wanted to be in music. The right people change you for the right reasons.

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

  4. A: I am working on my own project aswell as some vocals for a track I am going to release with Diego Miranda (well known Portuguese DJ)

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

  6. A: Unfortunately not! I stumbled across this today and wanted to make sure that I was here ready for a potential client!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital. Analog is nice as its closest to the original way of doing things.. But through my knowledge now of digital production and what friends/top end producer are doing from their bedrooms.. whats the point in a $50,000 Neve desk when you can do it all from your laptop and plug-ins that do the same as the space stealing equipment? (I don't mean to offend any other musicians producers whom disagree with me by the way!)

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

  10. A: That they will receive a track to the best of my ability, even if it takes blood, sweat and tears!

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

  12. A: The opportunities to be creative are endless

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

  14. A: What products do you use on your hair... I could be here a while...

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

  16. A: Always the time requirements. Anybody could go into the studio and lay down some vocals. They may sound ok or they may sound good, but they won't sound right for the track! It takes time to put yourself into a particular piece of music/in the shoes of the artist and to better acquaint yourself with the emotions at hand before you can truly capture the essence of what it is. Patience and time and just as important as vocal techniques and tone.

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

  18. A: I would ask what the overall goal would be with this piece/project? What's your timeline? What are the messages you're trying to convey? What is the emotion attached to this piece/song as I would like to play on the emotion of it all.

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

  20. A: Ask as many questions as humanly possible and don't be shy! At the end of the day this sort of work is all about relationships and if you get on well with the person normally that works out to be a better product!

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

  22. A: After putting serious thought into it the only thing I can think of that doesn't require electricity is my Taylor acoustic guitar... Otherwise it would be: 1. Apple Macbook Pro + Power adapter 2. USB Interface (inc leads) 3. Taylor Acoustic Guitar (inc new strings) 4. Komplete Midi Keyboard (inc leads) 5. Adam's Audio Monitors (inc leads) Thought the leads/wires needed a special mention

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

  24. A: My first career path was actually professional basketball player! However over time and through injury I found singing, that's definitely a story worth having over skype or whatever but I have been working on my own music in various bands that have unfortunately failed so now I have decided to go solo and release my own music as an alt/pop artist.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Diverse and adaptable.. From big rock songs (my background) to the subtle falsetto.. I can do it. As I said in my description, please ask me for my unreleased music! Would love to share it with you and talk music!

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

  28. A: I would love to work with Jared Leto as growing up he was my idol. From songwriting to vision to vocals... The man has it all!

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

  30. A: When it comes to delivery of vocals... Don't think. Relax and let the music/emotion of the song guide you. But back to the question... Production tip would be not to constantly re-create songs looking for the perfect take or the 'better' version of the song... sometimes the first take or the first demo is on the right track!

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

  32. A: I usually work on Pop music. However, more recently been involved in Afrobeats/EDM/Rock

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My main skill would be melodies (toplining) as that is in my nature to just hear a beat/piece of music and create a singing melody ready for lyrics.

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

  36. A: I bring emotion, interest and personal experiences. However, when asked I can put myself in the shoes over another artist person (once given the detail) to create something that is meaningful to them. I like to think of it as a means of acting.

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

  38. A: My process is that I would work from 11am - 7pm to bring you the best quality content. I like to get up and go for a run/head to the gym to get my mental ready for the writing process ahead.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: My studio set-up is work in progress home-setup but what I am starting out with is actually very impressive! All running from Logic Pro X DAW, my brand new Adams Audio monitors with a Focusrite NEW GEN USB interface (looking to upgrade to a Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII to go with my SM7B mic.

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

  42. A: Lauv for songwriting and production. His ability to create cute pop progressions and heartfelt lyrics that work autonomously are very inspiring!

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

  44. A: Most common work I would do is to sit in a session with the artist and the producer and work with vocal melodies and lyrics/diction for their song/process. To help guide the artist to create the best work that they could during that session. In some cases we get 3 songs out in a session, depends roughy on the artist and how we gel. However more recently I have been working from home in my own little studio to provide songs for EDM and house artists all over the world.

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Turn around time is 48 hours - 1 revision is free - Additional revisions $50 - All songwriting is 50/50 split owner of the song - Permission to use my name or feature will require buyout or acceptance

GenresSounds Like
  • The Weeknd
  • Lauv
  • Thirty Seconds To Mars
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