Work remotely with an experienced music producer that will give your next track the attention it deserves while rendering away from a mainstream sound to provide a cultural new wave. Conquer your next single, EP or album with a professional musician that's capable of elevating your overall sound.
In 2014 I turned down a publishing deal with Sony Records to pursue a freelance career as an artist and tone in on my own sound. I want to work with you now and be able to offer you the same and lend any hand in achieving your own goals. You can read more about me in my artist bio below.
Israel Gore, otherwise known as IZZY, set his roots in Charlotte, NC before he took off to pursue a career in music. The motivated young artist showed interest in music as early as his toddler years. This quickly transformed into something greater through the church scene where his family was of major influence.
Taking a look back at the artist's adolescence, IZZY quickly realized he wanted to take singing and songwriting to a higher extreme. At the age of 16 he concluded that giving his attention to music full time would better suit him in his career. The next couple of years were spent in front of open mics that neighbored a boutique scene among the Charlotte area. Once the infamous 18th birthday sprung, IZZY packed his bags and headed to Nashville. He shifted between Nashville, LA and Kansas City where the young musician began producing and engineering full time to bridge the gap between recording and writing his own music. The traveling came of good use for IZZY as he made several connections with prominent figures in the industry that have guided in shaping his career.
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Interview with Israel Gore
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I co-produced and co-engineered "714" by Paper Tongues.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on mastering a few tracks at the moment before releasing them to the public. I'm constantly bettering myself as a producer and song writer-as a musician as a whole really.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm just getting to know the website at the moment, as of right now I don't have any recommendations.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because I'm accustomed to it.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do everything on my end to help you accomplish your goals.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I am able to collaborate with other artists which enhances both of our strengths and allows opportunity for growth-there is always room to grow in the music industry.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "How fast can I get the first bounce of the track?" I always provide my client with the first bounce before they leave the session.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think when people hear that you work in the music industry their mind almost instantly wanders to making wash out beats for Soundcloud, not really going anywhere. However, that is not the case with me-I have the experience and knowledge that has led me to where I am today and I'm proud of that.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you looking to get out of this project? What are your intentions going into this project? Do you have any examples you could compare this project to to help me understand the aesthetic for the sound?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be confident in your needs and goals for your project, if you feel like the musician you're looking to hire is incapable of the job-don't second guess that gut feeling.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Interface, Keyboard, speakers, mic and hopefully an electric palm tree to plug everything into.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Music has always been my career path, it's never been anything else. I started writing at 14 which further encouraged me to dive into that, however music has been in my life since my adolescence.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop alternative with a touch of R&B.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jon Bellion because I'm greatly influenced by his work and I think he stands out from other musicians in the game.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't rush your work.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B and pop-alternative.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Crafting a strong and unique melody, especially on the piano.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Individuality. I think there are a lot of great artists out there that can do a lot with what they bring to the table, but it's a matter of what you're bringing that no one else is.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I prefer to figure out the direction of the project my client wants to take, discover some similar artists to compare vocals and range and from there I like to dive right in with the beat and let everything flow.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a fully equipped music studio with a Universal Audio Apollo Twin, LA 610 preamp with HS 8's Yamaha speakers with a KRK sub woofer accompanied by a Komplete Kontrol Midi Keyboard, SM7B Mic powered by Logic Pro X with an abundance of plug ins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some musicians that inspire me are Jon Bellion, Finneas and Paul McCartney.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I spend a great deal of time doing production work for a handful of clients.