Will Harken

Pop Backing Track Producer

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My work is featured in films and online promotions, with over 100 songs of XP and counting! I started playing guitar at age 13 and graduated from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in 2012. Since then, I developed a start-to-finish understanding of music production and I specialize in arranging pop backing tracks.

I produce backing tracks (the instrumental) for clients in the pop genre! In your beat or backing track, I can write all the parts and play all the instruments if needed. I'm a huge fan of adding authenticity to a track by incorporating real samples—and making sure dynamics and timing are not overcorrected.

As a producer who's worked in several genres over the last decade, I put great attention on helping you "find your sound." This is often overlooked—connecting with the right fans is just as important as making great music.

Using my past experience as a digital marketer at Guitar Center, I can also help you think about your song productions through a marketing lens. With my strategies, I broke 200k views on my own music YouTube Channel in 2020. I also was a runner-up for "Baltimore Loves Talent".

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

25 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Ogochukwu V.
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    Very Patience

  2. Review by Ogochukwu V.
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    Thank you, Will

  3. Review by Ogochukwu V.
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    Excellent

  4. Review by Ogochukwu V.
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    good job

  5. Review by Emma Thom
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    Amazing job as always, very patient and professional!

  6. Review by Uche O.
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    Will is patient and focused on delivering quality music.Maintains good communication and responds swiftly.He did an excellent job on this track.He understood what I wanted and he delivered!

  7. Review by Emma Thom
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    Will did a fabulous job! Very excited to work with him in the future. Super talented and professional.

  8. Review by Uche O.
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    Excellent!Will is very creative ,a good listener and maintains good communication throughout the project.He really delivered on this one!

  9. Review by Trystan D.
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    Will harken is amazing! He did a beautiful job on my song, he really knew what I was talking about, and captured my vision. He was so nice, and made sure it was what I wanted! I am so happy I got to work with him! If you’re unsure who to pick to help produce your song, or anything else, CHOOSE WILL!!!

  10. Review by Ogochukwu V.
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    very kind, patience, and honest

  11. Review by Ogochukwu V.
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    Good job

  12. Review by Ogochukwu V.
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    Good

  13. Review by Uche O.
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    Great as usual.Patient and focused on the goal....to produce good music!

  14. Review by Sierra
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    Will is artistic, detail-oriented, and fun. He has really great ideas and a lot of patience. I really feel like he put in the extra mile and cared about my song! Looking forward to the next time we can work together.

  15. Review by Ogochukwu V.
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    Great job

  16. Review by Ogochukwu V.
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    Very talented, professional, Kind, Patience and Helpful

  17. Review by Uche O.
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    Will was absolutely amazing.He was very responsive and went above and beyond to make my project a success, giving suggestions and guidance throughout.I highly recommend him.

  18. Review by Yui Hisaishi
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    by Yui Hisaishi

    Will actually valued my ideas, unlike other producers I've worked with. He needed little input to understand what I wanted, and was able to fill in the blanks that I struggled with. I wanted to produce something similar to Blackmill, but as a pianist, it felt mind-boggling. Will captured the feelings of the music and asked a thought-provoking question, "What's going on in your life right now?" Fantasizing of base jumping to run away from a broken heart. Hence the title, "Jump Low". He collaborated with me to make the song I was dreaming of a reality! =D

  19. Review by Miriam Maaravi
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    by Miriam Maaravi

    Will Harken is wonderful to work with. His nearly obsessive work ethic and attention to detail means that he works fast and thoroughly. We worked on a few songs together, one in particular stood out called White Vans off of my Naive EP from 2018. He has a unique balance of creative vision, knowledge of what makes a song successful, and listening ability. It was an absolute pleasure working with him and he has been a very significant part of my music career thus far. Will is a talented musician, producer, and a worthwhile investment.

  20. Review by Scott Knowles
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    by Scott Knowles

    Will Harken is an incredibly knowledgeable and creative musician. He and I collaborated on a song called "Is it Too Late to Die Young?" which was released on Illiterate Public's debut album in 2018. Since then, the song was picked up by an independent filmmaker and is being used in an upcoming film titled "Bad Witch."

    Will was imperative to the song being a success.

    If you are looking for a guru to take your music to the next level, look no further. Will Harken is the real deal, and I am sure you will enjoy the process of working with him.

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