Shory

Toplining and Pop Vocalist

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48-hour turnaround time! Nashville-based singer/songwriter whose songs has garnered over 700k streams and climbing.

Hey guys, I'm Kory! I'm a Nashville-based pop songwriter and vocalist in the vein of Lauv and Jon Bellion. I love bringing out the best in each piece of music I have the honor of working with.

In my 6 years in the business, I've written 100s of songs. I graduated Cum Laude from Belmont University in Songwriting, the only music school in the country with AACSB Accreditation.

A professionally recorded vocal and great songwriting sets the ceiling for the success of a record. An emotional performance and great writing can make the record's ability to perform well. I'll work with you to achieve a hit-quality song that resonates with your listeners.

If you're in need of a pop male vocalist, I can take your song and record professional-quality vocals over it.

If you're in need of a topline, I'll write a song that's in the style that you need for your track and cut vocals as well.

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

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Matt Wagner
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    Kory is hands down my favorite writer/producer I work with. He has been involved in every single one of my artist releases as either a writer and/or producer and, without him, I never would have found my sound. Kory's greatest skill is his ability take an artist's crazy ideas and make them commercially viable without sacrificing one's artistic integrity. Also, his ear for catchy melodies is simply unrivaled. More than anything, Kory truly cares about every song he works on and will never cut corners when bringing an artists' vision to life. Kory Shore will take your music to the next level!

  2. Review by Danny
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    Kory can do it all, and do it all at the highest of levels. I’ve cut multiple songs with him and with each track he has brought to life my vision and then some. Being an artist and writer himself, Kory understands how to bring out the very best in an artist and the steps it takes to get them there. He’s got a killer ear for production and knows the ways to enhance a song and take it to that next level. He’s also just such a cool and inspiring person, and working with him has helped me grow a whole lot! Highly highly recommend him :)

Interview with Shory

  1. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  2. A: I have been writing professionally for 6 years and have written 100s of songs in 100s of sessions.

  3. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  4. A: Listen to the MUSIC. Reading people's profiles is a fine way to get a pulse on personality but talk is cheap and action is honest. The music will tell you everything you need to know about their craft and what they can offer.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Lauv meet Jon Bellion with Ryan Tedder influence.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Pop hooks and honest lyrics. I'm almost always the one in the writing room to come up with the chorus melody and the one to add that emotionally daring one-liner.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: Tasteful pop sensibilities. My background is in writing and producing for other artists. I have a big-picture approach to songwriting because I know how producers think. I'm not just crafting a lead vocal line. I'm crafting a record. That involves knowing when to leave room for the production and allow the right parts of the record to shine.

  11. Q: What's your typical work process?

  12. A: I listen to the reference track you send me and write a song that fits in the genre and stays true to what you want the song to be about. If toplining I'll also record the vocal on top of the track after writing the song.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: I work in the pop sphere. Anywhere from emo-pop, glitter pop, sensual R&B pop, trap pop, and dance-pop.

  15. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  16. A: Tasteful pop sensibilities. My background is in writing and producing for other artists. I have a big picture approach to vocals because I know how writers and producers think. I'm not just crafting a lead vocal. I'm crafting a record. That involves knowing what harmonies will lift a hook (not distract from it), how to layer vocals, and how to create a unique vibe that suites the artist's voice.

  17. Q: What's your typical work process?

  18. A: I meet with the artist or producer and get to know them, who they are, and what their goals are. Then I get in a session with them and help pull out a great performance. I want to encourage artists to use the gift that is uniquely THEIRS. I do this by creating an environment where it's okay to sound bad. We have to be okay with sounding bad, so we can sound GREAT. For vocal editing, and those who want to use my editing services. I go syllable by syllable and meticulously handcraft a performance that is both emotional and pristinely tight. My editing style is nuanced. The vocal is the most important instrument in pop music and it deserves the highest level of attention and care.

  19. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  20. A: I'm heavily inspired by Jon Bellion, Kanye, Julia Michaels, Post Malone, and Ryan Tedder. I think these artists bring someone extremely daring and unique to the table with their craft, in both songwriting and production.

  21. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  22. A: Pop production and songwriting. I work with my clients to make their sound both unique and relatable. I help them find their voice and then help sculpt it to make it shine.

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: Tasteful pop sensibilities. My background is in writing and producing for other artists. I have a big picture approach to vocals because I know how writers and producers think. I'm not just crafting a lead vocal. I'm crafting a record. That involves knowing what harmonies will lift a hook (not distract from it), how to layer vocals, and how to create a unique vibe that suites the artist's voice.

  25. Q: What's your typical work process?

  26. A: I meet with the artist or producer and get to know them, who they are, and what their goals are. Then I get in a session with them and help pull out a great performance. I want to encourage artists to use the gift that is uniquely THEIRS. I do this by creating an environment where it's okay to sound bad. We have to be okay with sounding bad, so we can sound GREAT. For vocal editing, and those who want to use my editing services. I go syllable by syllable and meticulously handcraft a performance that is both emotional and pristinely tight. My editing style is nuanced. The vocal is the most important instrument in pop music and it deserves the highest level of attention and care.

  27. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  28. A: I'm heavily inspired by Jon Bellion, Kanye, Julia Michaels, Post Malone, and Ryan Tedder. I think these artists bring someone extremely daring and unique to the table with their craft, in both songwriting and production.

  29. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  30. A: Pop production and songwriting. I work with my clients to make their sound both unique and relatable. I help them find their voice and then help sculpt it to make it shine.

  31. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  32. A: I'm heavily inspired by Jon Bellion, Kanye, Julia Michaels, Post Malone, and Ryan Tedder. I think these artists bring something extremely daring and unique to the table with their craft.

  33. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  34. A: Pop songwriting. I work with artists to make their sounds both unique and relatable. I help them find their voice and then help sculpt it to make it shine.

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Turn around time: Toplining w vocal: 3 Weekdays (at most) Songwriting: 2 weekdays Revisions: 2 Revisions after initial draft

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