I write for international acts in the genre of Pop & Dance with major labels like Sony, Universal, Waner, more..
in over 25 countries with top charting DJ acts.
My work has been released under DiscoWax/Sony, Warner Music, Universal, Urban Latin/Urban Dance, Kontor, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull
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Interview with Christian Van Ham
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Stephen Oaks ft Levi & Lorela - "halfway there" - I was the songwriter, vocal arranger & vocal engineer. It was my first song released by Warner Music
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Many projects for Germany
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: A Rose Jackson (singer)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Faster workflow, recall old sessions with ease, better organization.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always do my best, and if you don't like it, I will try again.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I do what comes easy, and for that you will thank me.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you write me a song like this (example)? My answer is : Yes.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What style song are you looking for? Can you provide any samples of current songs?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Offer me examples of other songs that you enjoy.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: pro tools, microphone, mic pre, acoutic guitar, midi controller
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 10+ years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Unique, memorable, me.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ellie Goulding, she has a very unique voice and style and I think I would do a great job writing her a cool melody and lyric.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: melody is everything
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: House, Deep House, EDM, Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is writing from a female perspective and also maintaining a universal lyrical theme.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring emotion, ups and downs, and character to a song. I have the ability to write for Female and Male singers.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typically work process is writing the melody over the music while listening first time through. From there, I go back and write lyrics to fit the melody. Then a listen back the next day and make changes as needed.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work remotely from my macbook and often times I work in Studio locations around the country when I am visiting new cities. I am always on the go.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by people like Max Martin and other songwriters & producers who work behind the scenes on amazing projects.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I often write lyrics & melody over existing music tracks. I write for female artists and male artists.