Making a song come to life is about more than making music that sounds great. It needs to go the extra mile to push boundaries and accentuate your individuality - in order to stand out, listeners need to fall in love and relate to your specific vision as an artist.
One of the best ways to add some extra magic is to incorporate the texture of an orchestra or wind section. If you're looking at my profile, you probably already know countless records that have been elevated by their orchestration.
I am inspired by the psychedelic symphonies of "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye as well as the sweet background pulses on "thank u, next" by Ariana Grande. Songs like "Don't Forget About Me" by Noname and "Impossible Soul" by Sufjan Stevens also continue to inspire me with the magic of their arrangements.
In order to learn how to make masterpieces like this myself, I studied film scoring and audio engineering at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Under the instruction of seasoned film composers, I gained a rock solid foundation in music theory, orchestration, and most importantly orchestral sampling! That means I can make all of this knowledge work for YOU for an EXTREMELY low cost. Imagine having the power of a $100,000 scoring session for only $70. It would be my pleasure to provide this.
Strings/Brass/Winds Only: $70
Full Orchestra: $100
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Moya Gotham
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to work with you on your arrangement until you are completely satisfied!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That strings need to be performed live in order to sound amazing.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are the strings/winds rhythmic or are they a pad? Are they cute or are they mean? Do the strings come in during the chorus only, or should they play during the verses? The more description you provide, the greater the chance I can nail the arrangement on the first try!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The more reference tracks you provide, the better picture I can build of you as an artist and what you're going for in your song.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: lush and psychedelic
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Tyler The Creator :) He seems really fun but also focused on the work
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never make edits without a specific intention
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My mixing ability. Many composers can write and orchestrate, but very few know how to make their arrangements truly spring to life in a pop context.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring solid technical skills combined with enough experience to know when to break the rules.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Hip Hop, Indie
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I always start with my intuition, and then enhance the best ideas. The best ideas are the simplest, so I spend most of my time reducing my ideas to their most impactful elements.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Billie Eilish, Tyler The Creator, Brittany Howard, Kanye West
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Artists will give me a reference track or a melody they have in mind, and I will produce music/reverb stems for use in their final mix.