I am an independent artist with over 100,000,000 streams. I write everything I do and for other artists. I can also offer consulting advice and answer any other questions you may need advice on. My expertise of writing is in Rap, Pop, Pop-Punk, Alternative Rock, and even roots in Metal music.
I am an independent artist with over 100,000,000 streams. I write everything I do and for other artists. I can also offer consulting advice and answer any other questions you may need advice on. My expertise of writing is in Rap, Pop, Pop-Punk, Alternative Rock, and even roots in Metal music. I have hit many national tours as a headline and co-headline artist and am an expert in the independent music industry. No matter what the song is, I will work with you until we are both sure its a hit.
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Interview with Ryan Oakes
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Every project I've made an released that you can check out on my Spotify under the name Ryan Oakes!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Releasing my debut album, and working on my second album currently.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital is the future :)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To work with them until they're as happy as they can possibly be with their song!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with creative people and creating something that others can relate and move towards. Music is a tool that can help a lot of people and that's what I intend to do with it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What my turn around time is? Usually 5 days or less. How long I've been doing this? Eight years every single day for 8-10 hours. Who have I toured with?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's a job. Although I make a living its my passion so it doesn't even feel like it!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the biggest emotion you want to emphasize in the song? What experience are you writing about, or writing for? What's your turn around time?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Songwriting is like a sport. You have to constantly work that muscle to get better and I can assist you in working it in the right ways to progress faster than you normally would alone.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A microphone, Two Monitors, a Chair, and my Laptop.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this 8 years and every year I seem to double the amount of streams I do. This year alone I will break 30 million spotify streams and 50 million across the internet and I am only getting started. I have countless major label offers because of my work and more are starting to come in.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Raw and Real. Nothing is fabricated if im writing a song for you I specialize in taking a situation you were involved in and spinning it into something you can relate to and something that other people with gravitate towards.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Machine Gun Kelly
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be a perfectionist. It's important to push yourself to be the best musician you can but countless times I see people ruin songs because they keep trying to go back and make them better.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop or Alternative Rock Music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Song Writing for sure whether its rap or singing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Real raw emotion that tends to pull people in to my music. I built my buzz with this sound and it has accumulated my music with hundreds of millions of streams across the web.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually write a full song, and then take a few days after to tweak it until I feel it is absolutely perfect! Some songs take a day, some take a month!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a complete studio at my house in Los Angeles with production equipment, monitors, a microphone, and is of course sound proofed.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Machine Gun Kelly, Link Park, Eminem, NF, Logic, Blink 182, Sum 41, Hollywood Undead.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I can help co-production on songs, but my main expertise is in actual song writing. I have written literally thousands of hip hop, pop punk, alternative rock, and metal songs.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No one currently