My name is Magnus and I'm ready to make your project become a reality. I'm from Reykjavik, Iceland but moved to Los Angeles to master my music production crafts. Since then I've worked with many talented people in the music industry in LA. I will do my absolute best to make your project stand out. I'm very easy to work with and I'm super driven.
My name is Magnus and I'm originally from Reykjavik,Iceland but moved to Los Angeles in 2016. Since then I have graduated from a Music Production School, I have released an original 10 song album in 2018 and made over 25+ singles with local Los Angeles artists.
I completely understand how important it is to get the work done efficiently and to a professional level so I will give my absolute best! I'm direct, honest, responsive and I give my absolute 100% to every project I take on.
If you have any questions or specific ideas then I'm more than happy to talk it through until we get the result we're happy with!
Looking forward to hear more about your project!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Magnus
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on pop/edm music under the artist name "Amoji". I'm also making Lo-Fi music as "MagFi".
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I made two songs with a fellow SoundBetter person Lola Rhodes. We released two tracks. I was the producer and songwriter on those tracks and they turned out great. I also worked on a project with another SoundBetter person, Brandon Chase, where I was the sole producer and songwriter but he sang the song for me.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, I have worked with Lola Rhodes and Brandon Chase before. I would HIGHLY recommend both of them.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Well, analog sounds overall "smoother and warmer" which is true in some ways. It also depends on the engineer of the song how it turns out so it's not only "analog vs digital".
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is that I'll go way beyond to make sure I give my absolute best to their project for the absolute best outcome. I won't stop until we are happy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Good question. I've thought about this a lot actually. It's about the capability of waking up excited to do the thing you love the most, simple as that. It might not be the highest paying job but you are not looking at the clock waiting for the work day to end, or waiting for the weekend. Every day is the weekend when you are making music for a living.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: It depends. How fast I can deliver? If I can write a song in a specific genre?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The general public tends to think musicians are either super rich or super poor. They also have no understanding of what goes on in a music studio. Most of these people are also extremely close minded. Musicians and artists are in my opinion the people in this world who know how to express themselves in a healthy way. They speak their true feelings through the songwriting process and also in the studio.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: It depends on a project. What kind of genre are you looking for? What kind of sound? What elements would you like in a song? What kind of songwriting (if you haven't written it before)?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Every song is a personal project and trusting someone else with it is a big step. I'll make sure I'll do my absolute best to make that project be the very best it can be.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: First, lol, good question. My Taylor 814, Yamaha speakers, Apple computer, interface and a microphone. I'm assuming there's electricity and internet there :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this since 2015 professionally. I graduated from a music production school in Hollywood in 2016 and have been working with music since then.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My main focus is a good melody and good songwriting. I make sure the song is good melodically before producing it.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ed Sheeran, John Mayer and Ariana Grande. Ed Sheeran for the songwriting and singing skills. John Mayer for the songwriting and complexity skills. Ariana Grand simply for her beautiful vocals.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't ever stop trying and learning. Music production takes time and won't happen in a night. It's most important that you never give up and if you hit a wall, then try harder.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anywhere from pop, edm, alternative and indie pop, acoustic and singer-songwriter.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm extremely driven so I won't stop working on a project until it's sounding very good!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'm Scandinavian. Scandinavia a dark and cold place 8 months of the year and there's nothing to do other- than master your craft in the dark, so that's what I have done. I'll bring my melodic songwriting and producing which is very much Scandinavian. To give you an idea of a Scandinavian that's very successful, Max Martin, Abba, Bjork, Sigurros etc. Not that I'm comparing myself to them.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start working almost before the sun comes up because the best ideas are taken after sunrise. By noon I normally have something worthy of listening too and by the afternoon it's well polished.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I've got a professional studio set up in my home in Los Angeles. It's fully equipped with everything I might possibly need.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm very much inspired by beautiful songwriting from artists such as John Mayer and Ed Sheeran but my music taste varies a lot. I'm not to specific of genres as long as the songwriting is good.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: It all depends on the project. I'm first and foremost a songwriter but I love nothing more than writing original songs. I'm however more of a producer in everyday life. I'm a good combinations of both depending on the project.