Platinum selling songwriter/vocalist with Warner Chappell and RX Songs. I've written #1 radio singles with artists from Britney Spears to Kesha. Ive written and had my vocals featured on artists such as Breathe Carolina and Shwayze/Kendrick Lamar. I toured the country as a Columbia Records artist with my band Sophie and the Bom Boms.
Hi! I've worked in the music industry the last 15 years writing songs for artists, performing, and producing. I would love to collaborate with you and help you however I can!
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Interview with Sophie Stern
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: laptop, Kaleidoloop, MicroKorg, SM7, vodka
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I mean analog obviously... (but its really digital, shhh....)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started writing under Linda Perry. Then was signed to Dr Luke and wrote for him. After that my band got signed to Columbia Records. Most recently I've been working in kpop, producing artists and writing for film/tv
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Rihanna.... I love her...maybe in love with her
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Uniqueness. I am weird.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Im trying to write a song every week about the torah portion
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Myah Marie pointed me here.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will bring my VERY best for you
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: collaborating with all kinds of talent
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Sophieee why are you so fly???? I say I dunno! I just am
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: its easy!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want to say to the world?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just bring yourself and lets have fun
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: quirky pop
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The whole point is to tell the story of the song. I like to think of production like a live band/show and work on dynamics of the song so they tell the story
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: recently indie pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: melody and creativity.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: melody comes quick. Lyrics I ponder a little longer. Production I just have fun with it.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Ive had the honor of writing for really big artists and hearing my songs all over the radio, but the coolest thing I did was make my own record last year. It was probably the least notable thing I've ever done, but I wrote the whole thing on piano, then produced it, co-mixed it, directed the music videos. It was creatively freeing after working in the music industry for so long.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I share a studio that has everything from a huge digital library/sample library/plugin library, to a full analog setup with live drums, piano, guitars, etc....
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I grew up listening to Lauryn Hill and D'angelo. Although I don't make music like them, the musicianship on their records is so good it makes me feel bad about myself everyday and like I could play music the rest of my life and never be as good. lol.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: topline, vocals, artist development