I've had the chance to be in the studio with artists like James Fauntleroy, Solange, Lupe Fiasco, Sza, Emile Sande, Mali Music and many more. Creative R&B instrumentals, singing hooks, and studio production are my strengths.
I'm open to working with budgets for artists who wish to purchase beats.
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Interview with Jared Smith
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was able to work on a track with Larrance Dopson and Brody Brown of 1500orNothin. I was able to record a piano track live in the studio
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: working with multiple artists with their projects (singles and EP's)
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm honest and fair with prices and opinions (when asked)
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Aye bro, how much for a beat? I'm tryna work" lol smh
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What goals do they want to accomplish
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always show up early at a session. Make sure to have a memory drive with you and collect your files.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Sociology: I'm a peoples person and also believe in communication to make sure both parties are more than just satisfied. I've been doing that for 8 years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Since I produce by ear, I'm used to catering to the artists needs. My style is versatile in most cases
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anderson Paak, his music is refreshing and gives a new feel to life. Another artist is a young man by the name of Jerreau. His music relates to the common struggle and how to enjoy what we have, with the people we have.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always have an open mind when you are in a session or musical environment. It's all about having a good time while doing what you love to do!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'm usually producing R&B or hip hop tracks for the artists that consume work from me
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: finding alternatives to make a situation positive. Vibes mean a lot by the way
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Our studio consists of an SSL Board, Live Instrument Room (Grand Piano, Drum Set, Percussions)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Terrace Martin, Kamazi Washington, James Fauntleroy, Larrance Dopson, Just Blaze
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Studio Production, Live Performance, Writing Sessions and Vocal Arrangement.