Rich is a Music Producer, Songwriter & Remixer with releases on Warner, Universal, Ultra (Sony), Armada and other labels. He's won international songwriting competitions and specializes in Pop & EDM, but works with artists in all genres.
Rich is a Music Producer and Songwriter. Having worked in the industry for over 10 years he's collaborated with artists from major labels including Sony, Warner and Universal. Songs he's either written or produced have amassed millions of plays on streaming platforms.
Rich has won an international songwriting competition, toured as a session drummer across arenas internationally and performed on radio, television and at festivals, including Glastonbury. He's DJ’ed extensively across London and writes regularly for Warner Chappell and Universal Production Music. His music has also been featured in commercials and on radio worldwide.
Rich was responsible for writing and producing top lines for DJs Tom Swoon, Swanky Tunes, Vigel, Robert Falcon and Mark with a K on songs released on Ultra Records, Armada and Ace Of Clubs Recordings. Some of these songs reached top ten in the Beatport charts and received support from DJs Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Nicky Romero, Benny Benassi, Blasterjaxx amongst others.
With Rich's wealth of experience both in and out of the studio, he is capable of taking your song and turning it into a ready, finished commercial product. Working closely and developing artists is a passion of his and being skilled in writing, producing and mixing means he can take your project from a simple raw idea and create something ready to release.
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81 Reviews - 12 Repeat ClientsEndorse Rich Pilkington
Rich has been incredible to work with! Throughout this process he's been super professional, so supportive and very honest about what works and what doesn't. Really looking forward to working together again in the future.
It was a pleasure to work with Rich. Super professional, forthcoming and fast. Great mix.
As usually, a pleasure working with Rich, very easy to communicate.
Rich was a privilege to work with! He was spot on quick with the replies, took in my vision on how i wanted the track to sound like and nothing was too much to ask for as he went out of his ways as well! He managed to make the track sound great and same with the vocals! This was the first time i worked with Rich and definitely not the last! I will more than sure assign him forthcoming tracks to work his magic on! Highly recommended peeps! He is also a really nice guy and great to chat with! 🙌
Awesome ! Rich is a top arranger, a pleasure to work with.
Don't hesitate, this guy is capable of great things and transforming songs.
Rich really understands the need of the client and executes with great skill and a touch of creative genius. Pleasure to work with as always!
This guy will totally transform your tunes, whatever the genre or however big or small the project. Easy to talk to and offers great detail too. Would recommend any time any day!
Very professional and efficient
Pleasure working with Rich as always, high quality work and extremely efficient!
Pleasure to work with Rich as always; extremely talented and efficient! Look forward to future collaborations!
Richs works quickly, and easy to comunicate with
Very interesting to work with such a producer
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It was a pleasure working with Rich. He is a very talented producer, and communicates very well too. Looking forward to hopefully working together again in the future.
Excellent production of pop and rock with an ear for the modern market. Rich is really easy to work with as well and was always eager to make sure I was happy with the work. Highly recommended.
Rich was phenomenal to work with. His use of vintage and high end synths and plugins was perfect for the track. He went through about 25 synth tracks and got them all sounding sweet with just the right analog synth tones. He has an excellent understanding of pro level production and mixing and vast experience with synth production techniques from different and current eras. I'll definitely be working with Rich again soon! I highly recommend him to get an industry top level quality track!
Amazing ! Rich works quick, he is very pro and masters electronic music.
Very interesting to work with him
Rich, is very easy to work with and showed tremendous talent, skill, and ability while making my song sound much better!
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Always love working with Rich, keeps it pro!!
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Rich was communicative and detailed and wonderful to work with. Hoping to do so again in the future.
New experience working with Rich.
Very enriching and new challenge, which was not easy, but Rich worked very well. Very good skills and a very good reactivity Rich possesses. Good job , good guy.
Rich mad very quick and good job !
Rich and I have been working together for the past few months, and there is no one I trust more with my music! He has produced 4 songs for my EP, and has proven to be one of the most versatile producers I have ever met. What started as him writing a string arrangement for one of my tracks ended with us diving into many different genres, including hip hop, soul, and world music. Rich is not afraid to push the envelope from a creative perspective, and he is a true talent and stellar individual!
Rich is the man. Not much else to say, get him on your next project.
I really enjoyed working with Rich! He's really kind and creative. I'll definitely be in contact to work again on new projects in the near future :) 10/10
Worked with Rich on another track for my upcoming EP, and he created something that blew me away.; totally unique and diverse. It's always a pleasure to work with Rich, but I am never not continually blown away at his talent and versatility. He tackles every project head on and gives 110%, even if it something new for him. Really proud of what we created, and cannot wait to share it with the world!
Rich is an excellent producer with a great feel for modern productions, able to work in different style to produce a track that's current and make a real impact on the listener. Very nice to work with too.
Yet another awesome experience for Rich - this was a bit of a challenge for both of us as we were approaching unique sounds, but Rich created a result I would have never expected and it totally painted a picture for me that I'm so excited to run with! As an artist you can't ask for more!
Rich was great to work with. He was quick to get the work done, very attentive and detail oriented. He went the extra mile for me.
This is my 2nd experience with Rich and it certainly won't be my last! I had sent Rich one of the tracks I was working on, and he had some ideas to revamp it a little bit. We worked together and I am blown away at the finished product! His communication skills allow any idea of mine to manifest into something fantastic. I'm looking forward to our future work together!
Working with Rich is always a pleasure. He is on top of his game, very reliable, quick, and very very good at what he does. I am a very busy person and he is very understanding and always on the ball. He gets work done very well and is very good at what he does. He is a generally great guy & really cares about you and what you are looking for. I don't even have words to explain how fantastic it is to work with Rich. I would highly recommend working with Rich & I will continue to do so.
To say Rich was a pleasure to work with is an understatement. His communication skills are fantastic, and we were able to come to an agreement on budget and him making my vision possible in no time. He also created sounds outside of his normal genre, which is a testament to his versatility. Simply a great guy, and I hope we have the opportunity to work together again in the future!
I've already expressed to Rich that I honestly couldn't have asked for a better production of this track.
Thanks a million Rich for bringing my vision to life. I really appreciate how meticulous and patient you were throughout the whole process. You were an absolute pleasure to work with, and I definitely look forward to working with you again!
Rich is awesome to work with. He really cares, is super responsive, and goes the extra mile. Working with Rich is a great choice, I can't wait to begin the next project with him!
An extremely professional musician and human being, Rich will go above and beyond to ensure that your project is to your standards and is something you’re proud of.
We worked on a preproduction of a song, and he helped take it in a much more modern direction, and provided a detailed breakdown of everything he added, and the different directions we could take the song.
Most importantly, he cares deeply about his project, and will make the entire process feel very comfortable.
I’d like to say that Rich is a great professional. He is so concentrated on each small detail of the project and always gives the right corrections and instructions. I would definitely suggest him for the musicians of all levels.
Rich is a wonderful producer who really knows his stuff and the industry. He always knows exactly what I mean, and is willing to keep working until the client is 100% happy. Really looking forward to continuing working with Rich.
Rich is wonderful to work with. Very diligent, great attention to detail, and he cares a lot about the work he does. Really looking forward to continuing to work with Rich.
Rich is a wonderful producer, who helped me find the sound I was looking for, and helped my song come to life. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, always knew exactly what I meant, and I look forward to continuing to work with him in the future. Thank you so much, Rich!
Rich is THE BEST COMMUNICATOR i have ever worked with. If you can't explain well he will help you until he understands. If YOU don't understand he will explain it until you do in a painless easy going way so you don't feel stupid. At. All. He will not stop until you are 100,000% happy and I've tested his patience more than once to know because I'm a perfectionist. Doesn't hurt that he's so easy to talk to because he's such a genuine, honest, good natured, funny guy.
Great cooperation with rich. Looking forward to our next session!
Always a pleasure working with him :)
hard worker, precise and sick beats 👌🏻
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Worked with Rich on some additional vocal parts for his project. Rich is always very clear on what he needs delivered and communication back and forth is quick and painless. Would be happy to work with him again.
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Working with Rich was a great pleasurable experience. He was professional and very specific with what he wanted which helped us out. Very easy communication back and forth and would be happy to work with him again.
Working with Rich was just inspiring. I knew in my gut he was the right one to go with. He is very proactive and knows his stuff. He is very easy to work with and will work with you. He is good with contact and is very very patient. Highly Highly Highly recommend and you will not be disappointed at all. Quality is A+ and just overall a fantastic guy.
He is a talented producer and artist and a very nice professional person. I really like working with him and I would be up to future works with rich . I’d recommend him to good artists who want to get an high quality sound
Dude is beyond talented. Such a pleasure working with Rich. Many more hits to come!
Rich is a total boss! The most important thing to me was that he communicates well, and is very patient. On top of that he is also a very skilled producer, who really worked with me to give me the sound I was looking for. I fully recommend working with him!
Rich produced a brilliant and current mix of our song. He is an incredibly talented re mixer and producer.
Rich is a good remixer, he's very responsive, creative, and he listens and understands which direction to take.This first quality is : He listen the people with who he's work,it's important. Very professional and cool at the same time.A good guy to keep in touch for future projects.
Rich is a great producer and he took my project to the next level.
He has got the taste of an hit-maker. He is talented, reliable, friendly,
precise and fresh.
The quality is definetly very high.
Looking forward to work with him again :)
Rich was a pleasure to work with. Great communication, a fantastic musical understanding and solid producing skills.
Once again it was such a pleasure working with Rich. His attention to detail is second to none and he genuinely cares about bringing out the best in the people he is working with.
I'm really looking forward to working with him again in the near future.
Another great song with Rich! A pleasure to work with exactly what I was looking for! Very professional and great current ideas!
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More good times!
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Pleasure as always working with Rich!
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Absolute pleasure working with Rich - super professional, organized with files, and prompt with feedback / communication / payment. Looking forward to doing more work with him in the future!
Had a great experience working with Rich! We worked on my first single - Want you more - and he really done an amazing job and everything I had hoped it would be! Rich is really professional and an excellent producer, highly recommend him!
Working with Rich is a pleasure and he has really helped bring our creative vision to life. I think the best part about his way of working is that he is willing and able to flex around what's needed from one song to another. Need some composition or sound design for this one? No problem. Or do you just want a killer mix that brings your own composition to the next level? Also no problem. This is great because it means you always end up with songs that are how you pictured, but couldn't achieve on your own. Rich has become our go-to music man and anyone who works with him will love the results.
Pleasure to work with as always, world class professional!
Rich worked on my song as additional production. He was really nice and spent at least one hour on the phone guiding me through the process. He always wrote long messages and really made me feel like I was cared for. In the end, I didn't really vibe with the additional production and decided to keep only some of it. I believe the fault was on me for not being communicative enough. He did a great job, just not what I wanted. I still recommend Rich as he will definitely listen to what you want, just be as specific as you can, if what you want is specific.
Rich was a pleasure to work with! He is extremely efficient and highly talented! His services are world-class and more than worth the cost. Look forward to engaging him more in the future!
Worked with Rich on another song, so helpful and really took into consideration what I wanted for my song!Brilliant producer! Will defiantly be working on new songs with him soon!
Rich is a true pro and a super nice guy to boot. He'll give you really detailed feedback and notes, and he won't stop until you're happy with the result. He can absolutely bring your track from "promising demo" to "radio ready". Hire this dude!!
I've been working with Rich the last several months on a huge 20-song soundtrack album project... and boy has he delivered. We worked with 2 other producers before Rich, and I can safely say we finally hit our stride with him and he was the perfect match for our team. He was efficient, kind, so talented, and FUNNY. We had harsh deadlines and he was always able to accommodate. He produced for us in several genres including pop, EDM, alternative and orchestral. We are so grateful to him! Check out the album "My Virtual Escape" to hear some of his fantastic work. xx
Rich worked on producing a soundtrack album for a massive digital series on Youtube that I've been creating over the past year. He was extremely efficient with his time and work ethic, providing constant communication along the way. His pricing always seemed fair and his work spoke for itself. Rich worked on cinematic scores, EDM tracks, alternative songs, and even singer-songwriter pop songs. He is multi-talented. I would work with Rich again in the future and highly recommend him for any project!! I'd even consider him a great friend through the process :D
Rich's unquestionable musical talent and natural ability to work with people enabled us to hit the ground running.
My entire experience from start to finish was SO enjoyable because he was able to share my vision and turn my idea in to a song that I am extremely proud of. From the outset he invested heavily in helping me understand the importance of song structure and harmonies - a true learning curve for me on a personal level!
I could not recommend him more highly and genuinely look forward to having the opportunity to work together again.
Great to work with, versatile across multiple genres - Rich's professional attitude ensures every session is maxed out.
I have been working with Richard for about five years now and it has been an amazing experience. He has taken my musical ideas and turned them into tracks that could easily be played on MTV or capital radio. Richard provides a first class professional service and always does his best to cater to his client's needs and vision. His humble hardworking approach is a pleasure to be around, 5 stars
Fantastic work on 3 of my most recent tracks! Very fast turn around and attentive to any discussions about even the slightest adjustment in the tracks. High quality and professional sounding. Highly recommended for top level production.
Love working with Rich! He produces quality tracks with an extremely fast turn-around time. His handling of vocal production/editing is really top-notch, a step above other producers I have worked with. After working on a few songs together, I decided to continue on an entire soundtrack album project with him. Very responsive and easy to work with. Thanks, Rich!!
Rich is a top producer and a joy to write and work with. Along with his talent for top lining and track production I greatly value his sense of professionalism, his drive and his awesome work ethic, all of which have led to him being very experienced already. I hope to work with him for a long time to come.
He's also Bloody. Gorgeous.
Rich is an amazing producer with a very good ear. I've worked with Rich on various projects over the past 4 years and would recommend his services to anyone!
Rich has produced most of the music I have written in the past four years and it is always a joy to work with him. A talented musician and writer, he adds real value to raw material giving it more depth and turning the songs of this modest troubadour into polished productions of which I am really proud.
Rich is a very talented person but also so kind! I had great pleasure working with him and another producer on a song that they both wrote and produced! Can't wait for it to be out and share it with the world! Hoping to collaborate with Rich again one day!
I had the pleasure of collaborating with Richard on a song. As a beginner, I needed his ears, skills and creativity. I watched him create melodies, write lyrics, and produce a song that put a huge smile on my face. His constant positive attitude was encouraging and essential as he challenged me vocally. A very talented and professional guy!
I've worked with Rich on different projects the last two years and this guy is really talented and such a great guy. He has a great ear for melodies and is awesome with lyrics and a great producer! I love working with Rich and would recommend him to anyone because he always deliver!
I've worked with Rich on my debut EP - Time Doesn't Stand Still and my new album - Second Chances. Besides being a great guy, he's an amazing producer and musician. Can't wait to work with him again.
Rich is so great to work with, understanding, patient and flexible to your needs! We were recently collaborating on a pop song, and his knowledge of the structure, flow and harmonies to achieve this was really exceptional. I will definitely work with him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a friendly/experienced producer!
I've been working with Rich on various projects for the last few years, and I can honestly say he's one of the most talented people I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He's got an amazing instinct for both harmony and groove, and he's a great all around musician and producer/writer. Also top notch for vocals and toplines!
Interview with Rich Pilkington
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I co-wrote the topline for 'Warrior' by Robert Falcon and Mark with a K. I recently went to the official music video on YouTube, of which I hadn't looked at in over a year, and discovered it's amassed nearly 11 million views. It's amazing to think that music you've created can be heard by that many people.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A couple of album projects with some great artists, some sync projects for major labels and writing some top lines for some well known artists.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will deliver and keep to my word. As I mentioned earlier communication is key, as is honesty. I will do everything in my power to ensure both you and I are extremely happy with what we create. It's my reputation as much as yours on the line and we'll be sure to create something that's going to keep people interested and listening to the end of the song.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to chose the songs, artists and projects I want to work on. It's very exciting to hear something new and feel super inspired on first listen. I love getting excited by new music!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Some people think high quality production can be produced very quickly. Perfection and quality takes a time. A rushed job will result in a weaker product. Most people think that producers/songwriters charge too much because they think producing/writing music is a quick, easy job.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1. What are your goals/ambitions with your music? - This results in us chatting about how we can achieve those goals through the creation of your music. 2. Who are your biggest influences? - right now and that have inspired your journey. 3. Are you ready to work hard?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask lots of questions. Be open and communicative with me. It's a collaborative experience and you're input and feedback is as important as me creating your production. The more communication we have the better the result will be and more you will like the end product. I guarantee it. Communication is key.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Piano/Guitar - to be able to play and write ever day. Apart from one of these it would then be the means to be able to capture and produce - a Macbook Pro, UAD Interface and Microphone (probably a U87).
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied Music at Leeds University. After my last exam I didn't hang around and moved the next day to London, knocking on studio doors where I found an internship as an engineer/producer. It's been 10 years since this moment and I've worked my way up and built my experience and set of skills ever since. In this time I've written many songs that have amassed millions of streams and plays, toured internationally and had songs featured in many tv commercials, shows and on the radio.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern, fresh, clean and polished.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd have to say two people here. Mark Ronson and Ryan Tedder. Their abilities to work in multiple genres, write, produce and create musical masterpieces is very inspiring.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Harmonies for vocals are the most important layering of any instrument in your arrangement. They carry a large amount of depth, weight and emotion. They can really bring a track to life. However, they don't always need to be a focal point and can be creatively and subtly layered in to add a little spice to a mix.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Normally Pop and EDM, but I also work in Acoustic songs, with bands, Hip Hop, Rock and Classical music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My three strongest skill sets are songwriting, vocal production and focusing on the groove element of a song (drums and bass). These three areas I have a wealth of experience in and thoroughly enjoy.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Having a background in classical piano, having toured a session drummer and also having DJ'd extensively I bring a range of musical genres to the table. I love Pop and EDM, but I also love string arrangements, layering harmonies, writing bass lines - nothing is impossible in the production and creation process. I work my hardest on every song to bring the best out of it that I can to increase the chance of it being loved by the masses.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It really depends on the project. If I'm working with an artist who brings me a vocal I tend to start by building an instrumental around the vocal. Sometimes this is based on references the artist provides and sometimes I have creative freedom and feed off of how I react emotionally to the vocal. I tend to check in regularly throughout the development of the production to include the artist throughout the process. Along the way I'll also work with the artist suggesting some tweaks to the vocal to enhance the overall songwriting. This isn't always needed but sometimes it is. This involves creating harmony parts, tweaking some of the melody and/or changing some of the lyrics. After this I mix the vocal and the overall track. Each project is completely individual but this is the most successful and common work flow I have working remotely with artists.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have my own studio in Toronto with various keyboards, synths, guitars, microphones etc. I've a dedicated live room and vocal booth for tracking. I work mostly in the box and use a lot of VSTs and digital plugins - mostly UAD. I also have access to outboard gear that I regularly use for recording and mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There are far too many artists to mention that have inspired me! But some that have are Calvin Harris, Mark Ronson, Quincy Jones, Kanye West, Zedd, Ian Kirkpatrick and Ryan Tedder.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: With most of the artists I work with I'm involved in production. Some of the artists also want some help with co-writing their songs as well as me producing them. I love working with artists on more than 1 song as it gives us the opportunity to develop a sonic identity and build their brand across a few releases. Working on one song is fun but when you have the ability to grow and develop an artist it's really exciting!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: David Schoenwetter. A great friend, producer, songwriter and a very talented individual. We work together on many projects and if I was unavailable I would recommend him.