Ideas are just ideas until you do the hard work of shaping them into something more. I can help you with that work - no matter what stage you're in.
I am a writer - I can take your music and put words to it, take your words and help shape them, or take your words and find the perfect melody for them.
I am a producer - I can take your rough cut and turn it into the fully fleshed out song you know it could be.
I am a mix engineer - I can take your mix and make it sound like a "real song".
Above all, I am a teacher - I can show you where to improve and how to improve while helping you make the best art you are capable of.
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I have worked with Paige on multiple projects now. He has helped me become a better musician, songwriter, and overall a better artist. He’s my go to person when I first draft something, when I’m stuck on lyrics, and for producing my albums. He’s professional, insightful, and encouraging. He has worked insanely hard to become excellent at his craft, and it shows. I highly encourage anyone who is needing help in these areas to consider working with Paige. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed!!
Interview with Paige Gordon
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Houston Gordon's EP Think About Me. I co-wrote all of the songs, produced them, and was the mix/mastering engineer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Live stream audio and an EP for my brother-in-laws church. New LP for Houston Gordon. Theme song for a web series in production with the GoBros
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not currently but I hope to get to know a lot of the community soon!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital - because who got money for analog???
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will always give 100% and I will always be brutally honest. It's not the easiest in the short-term but I've learned from experience it's the best way for all of us to grow.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: There's always something new. The fundamentals stay the same, but how I get to apply them in order to make a great song changes each and every time.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you think this song is good? - This is almost impossible to answer without first answering the question "What is the purpose of the record?". If you know the purpose for the song, it changes the criteria for how you should decide if it's good or not. What's "good" for a song that you wrote for your girlfriend as a Valentines day present, may not be the same thing as what's "good" for a song you plan to be the foundation of your artist career.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That good songwriting is 90% inspiration. It's not. It's 90% perspiration for hours and hours on end so that when inspiration finally strikes, you're able to make the most of it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What message are you trying to convey in this record? What is the purpose of this record? (Personal enjoyment, gift for someone you love, build catalog for an independent artist career?)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't just hire someone who will do the work for you. Especially if you are trying to grow as an independent artist, the best thing you could possibly do is expand your knowledge base by working with someone who will Teach you. The more you know, the more creative you can be.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Denny - my Taylor 414ce Beta58 - because it can record literally anything Scarlet Solo - it's just me right? Don't need more than 2 inputs ATH-M50x - fav headphones 16" MBP - Cause if you can make music, you can make it through any hard time
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've played guitar and sang for over 20 years in different worship leading capacities. I've always loved writing songs but started taking it seriously in 2017 when I quite an IT job in order to focus on writing full-time. Spent the past 3 years focused on writing/producing/mixing for as many of my own and other people projects that I could get my hands on.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: True to my roots. My primary musical interests have always been Worship and Country music and those influence everything I do. Worship drives me to write melodies that are singable and easy to remember, Country drives me to write the best lyrics possible with only the words that are necessary
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Eric Church because I love his songwriting ability
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Your gear will never better than the person operating it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Producing = Singer/Songwriter, Pop Songwriting = Country, Singer/Songwriter, Pop, Worship Mixing = All of the above
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: A willingness to learn
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A burning desire for it to be the best that it can be whether or not that means any particular idea of mine makes it into the final version.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Deep Work. (If you haven't read the book, you should, if you have, you understand)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In the process of building out a new at-home studio in Clarksville TN
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Greg Wells, Eric Church, Ashely Gorely, Lee Fields, Jeff Sandstrom, Ed Sheeran, and Luke Laird
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My primary goal is to be whatever you need most at that particular moment. Most often that looks like being a co-writer helping to refine the lyrics and melody so that your song says exactly what you want it to say. After that it nearly always looks like being a producer/mix engineer helping to ensure that the song we crafted becomes everything we dreamed it could be.