READY TO TAKE YOUR SONG TO THE NEXT LEVEL? Do you have the perfect beat but need the right hook or lyrics to sell your song? My name is Kristin Grace and I make tracks "pop". Literally! With my proven "pop music formula" I am known to take mediocre songs to THE NEXT LEVEL! So, are you ready to MAKE IT POP? I'm ready when you are!
I have over 10 years in the music industry and have had the pleasure to work with the following:
- Sony Music
- RED Distribution
- Columbia Urban Records
- David Hollister (Zomba)
- Tami Chynn
- Tash Anderson
- The Breakers Hotel
- Miami Dolphins
- New York Jets
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Interview with Kristin Grace
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I write lyrics and melodies,reference vocals/demo tracks to be shopped to other artists, and work as a creative director/image consultant for indie artists.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by my good friend and mentor Tiffany Miranda who is a female singer, writer, producer, engineer, and DJ. I'm also inspired by women producers like Angela Winbush, Missy Elliot, and Linda Perry.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a basic singer/songwriter set up. Audio Technica AT4040 Mic and M-Audio Fast Track interface. I use Logic Pro X. I also have access to studios with industry standard equipment.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I normally write my music in the shower or while driving in the car! I first come up with a catchy melody then put words to it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a lot of infectious personality and energy to each song. I bring that "It" factor so many execs want but can't describe. Since I work with these people, I know what they are looking for and I know how to bring that out it my music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is that my hooks are VERY catchy. They will get stuck in your head!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I normally work on Pop music. But I'm versatile and do rap, hip-hop, R&B, and even alternative/rock. I've even penned a Country Song!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It's not the equipment its how you use it! I've been in studios where they have the top of the line equipment but it sounds worse than me recording on a basic Behringer Ultravoice XM8500 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with so many people but I will hopefully work with Chaka Khan in the near future. Lionel Richie is also on my radar!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is Gwen Stefani meets Audrey Hepburn. A little punky pop but still sweet and classic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for over 13 years now. Started off rapping, then writing pop songs for other artists and now I sing my own original songs! I want to continue creating and helping others create as well.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Solar powered batter charger 2. Macbook Pro 3. Blue Yeti Mic 4. Cannon Rebel xti 5. Tequila :)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you understand my terms of service. Please read them. I may be cute but I'm still 'bout my business! FR!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your budget? Who authorizes release of funds? What do you need? When do you need it by?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think that songwriting is effortless so they don't feel the need to pay for it. Songwriting is effortless to me Yes because it is a God given gift. However, there is more to crafting a hit record. Vocal Production is a key component. All this takes time.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: Can you sing on this track for free? A: No. LOL!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love taking ideas and concepts and seeing them become something! It's the best feeling to see people listen to your music and dance to it! I live for that!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to to give them what they need and more and MAKE IT POP!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Love the warmth and imperfections of Analog. But Digital makes the production process faster and easier, but you lose some of that depth/soul that the analog gives.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a Pop Project that will feature some of my dance background. That's all I can say at the moment! My lips are sealed!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm proud of the work I did with David Hollister singing background vocals. I'm also proud of the artist development that I do with artists. I love stage coaching and training performers how to MAKE IT POP in the studio and on a stage!