As heard on all your favourite influencer’s music (KTheScreamer, Taylor Destroy, Christina Rotondo, Lauren Babic, just to name a few). If you want full instrumental production, including mixing & mastering, as well as collaborations with a turnaround time of 1-2 days, let’s work together!
It’s a journey more than a decade in the making. Rian Cunningham has been partial to numerous musical projects over the years, and is still currently engaging with acts in multiple genres. Rian is making himself stand out by letting his audience know that he is not limited to one genre right out of the gate. He wants to be known as a voice of many feats, and that he can express his originality in his own unique ways.
Currently involved in multiple acts locally, and internationally, Rian has been making his name known as a 'jack of all trades' from production to promotion. Acting as a producer for massive Tik Tok influencers, as well as a songwriter/arranger for hire, Rian is gradually establishing himself in the modern music industry.
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Interview with Rian Cunningham
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The Pandemic EP w/K Enagonio is the protest album I always wanted to write. We also have a feature on every song so check it out!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Multiple albums, originals, and covers for myself, and your fav alternative influencers.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: You can pick both. Don't be an elitist.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: As long as you're happy, I'm happy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The challenge of working on something new.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How do you work so fast? Crippling anxiety has created a new type of work ethic where I just want to get things done right, and well, but also quicker than anybody else.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you need a pro studio to get good quality.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your budget? How long is the song? When do you need it by? Who is your distributor?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Only come to me if you can't do it yourself. You have to start somewhere, and I'm more than happy to provide you with my services, and eventually teach you how to do it yourself!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Interface, Microphone, Guitar & Bass. Mostly my setup now.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been producing for over 10 years, and started with using a Rock Band microphone in my drummer's basement to track everything. Bad times haha! But now, everything has changed, and I've gotten really good at what I do. I love to learn, and I'm sure with even more time, I'll get even better!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Studio-quality for a fraction of the price.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Post Malone to make a metal record, or any artist really that's driven and wants to experiment with their sound.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use whatever DAW you're most comfortable with. They all work the same and it's solely about user preference.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually metal covers these days, but I love working on all types of genres. i just wanna make dope sh*t!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Production & songwriting
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring catchy hooks, melodies, as well as provide additional insight into how you can make your sound even better.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depending on the song, typically a cover, I get the instrumental done within a few hours, and then send it off to the client for vocals, and additional instrumentation. Upon receiving back their stems, I can take an additional hour or two to get the song done. My record for a full production song is under a day.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Laptop in my bedroom! Just being honest.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Joey Sturgis, Will Putney, Johnny Franck, Landon Tewers, etc.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full instrumental production, mixing, & mastering. I also can do songwriting and composition, depending on the project.