Skilled producer/songwriter/marketer who has worked with major artists (Sia, Sting, Flo Rida, Norah Jones, Ben Harper, Karen O, Willie Nelson, Liza Minnelli...). I've produced music for 8 Oscar nominated or winning films including 3 Best Original Song Noms. My work is creative, detailed, exciting, next level.
I put a lot of attention into Artist Development, which is too often overlooked. The music should be a tool to draw people into your world, so it's really important that we focus on finding the sound/emotion and defining the artist's identity. I can help directly with fan engagement, releases, Spotify playlist pitching, digital marketing, developing social medial, NFT's and other strategies as well. Connecting with an audience is just as important as making great music. I'm open to helping with releases even if I didn't work on the music.
Seth Power is an amazing ongoing SoundBetter project that I love working on. Going Somewhere is around 25 on the BillBoard Hot AC charts and also in the top 10 on SiriusXM The Pulse. Our third single is coming out soon and we have another on the way.
I’m a world class multi-instrumentalist and singer, and usually play all the instruments on a track. I work in a wide range of genres and combine influences effortlessly. I'm a skilled vocal producer and guide singers to get the best performance. An accomplished songwriter with a publishing deal, I co-wrote the FloRida hit "Whistle". For mixing/mastering I bring polish, life and depth to the songs.
My 376 five star verified reviews are from completed SoundBetter projects. I always deliver and go the extra mile. No work for hire & deposits are non-refundable.
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- Flo Rida
- Anohni (F.K.A. Antony)
- Norah Jones
- Liza Minnelli
- Ben Harper
- Willie Nelson
- Karen O
- Ezra Konig
- Stephen Stills
- Carley Simon
- Scarlett Johannson
- Youssou Ndour
- James Bay
- Joshua Bell
- Wynton Marsalis
- Man On Wire (Film)
- The Cove (Film)
- Chasing Ice (Film)
- Finding Vivian Maier (Film)
- Ariel Gold
- Spotify Fresh Finds
- spotify indie all stars
- spotify indie pop & chill
423 Reviews - 67 Repeat ClientsEndorse Arthur Pingrey
Arthur is great and our session together was amazing. He really cares about your goals as an artist and what you are trying to say through your song. He is very patient and fixed every change I wanted in the process. He is also passionate about what he does and is very very talented!! I 100% recommend Arthur!
Arthur was a tremendous partner in finishing a very complex mix. He knew what he needed to get the result we desired, and he delivered expertly!
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Arthur is the absolute best
Working with Arthur was a pleasure. This is my first experience working with a producer and I'm very proud/excited to share what we created together. He listens well and took time to understand the greater vision for my song by asking questions and experimenting with different techniques. Professional, kind, and talented, Arthur made the session a really enjoyable experience. He even shared a lot of insight into marketing/release, which I found extremely helpful as a new artist.
I have recently had another exceptional experience with Arthur, who helped me out with mixing and mastering. The song was mixed with a lot of professionalism and sophistication, ultimately making it sound amazing. Thanks again.
Wow what a complete joy to work with Arthur. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a professional production of their song. I would use him again instantly. What an amazing experience!
Arthur is the best. He is so real and will put all of his heart into making your first single unique. Throughout our whole process he was so patient. Arthur will give you his all. I love my song!!!!
So excited for my new songs I have made with Arthur! He is professional, efficient and very, very talented.
Arthur takes time to understand your vision and elevate it with his experience and knowledge of music culture. He is open to ideas, patient with changes and is overall super chill to work with.
If you want to bring your creative endeavors to the table, feel supported and take your work to the next level, Arthur is the producer you. I look forward to working with him in the future!
This was my first project with Arthur and I really hope it's not my last! Arthur worked with an old demo of mine and what he produced went beyond my expectations.
I appreciate how Arthur cared about my goals as an artist, really wanted to understand the meaning behind the song, and worked hard to make sure my wish list was fulfilled. Highly recommend!
Second song finished with Arthur.....A++
It's always a smooth and fantastic experience working with Arthur. A real pro that delivers a perfect mix every time!
Just finished my first project with Arthur. Truly awesome in every way.. Already started the next tracks together. Highly recommend!!
This was my fourth song with Arthur, and this time only proved why I keep coming back. His ability to take my vision and storytelling and enhance it with his insane instrumental capabilities, iconic beats, and willingness to try literally anything I want is something I cannot take for granted. His focus is to always prioritize the meaning and structure of the song which is something I have been able to really learn from working with him in the last six months.
Arthur has been truly amazing to work with! He was so thoughtful in and outside of the studio, always happy to share his knowledge of the industry. We had a blast in the studio and he made sure to create a final product that was exactly as I had envisioned. His extensive experience makes working with him so easy, as he is very skilled in the studio and full of creativity. I learned so much from every conversation and our day in the studio. I 100% recommend working with Arthur!
Arthur is fantastic! Easy to work with and really cares about his craft. I had a fantastic day in the studio with him bringing this tune to life. Happy to recommend him and work together again well into the future.
Coming from a new artist still learning their own voice, Arthur was next level in his ability to listen to my ideas, guide me through the process of sound development and he really gave my song a flesh and body above and beyond my expectations. I hope to do work together again in the future and 12/10 you should, too!
Arthur is a phenomenal producer and mentor in the music industry. His insight and avid ear for detail is unparalleled and truly adapts to any genre that you request. Please do yourself and favor and work with him!
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Arthur is BEYOND professional! He provided ample material to work with and the lyrics and vocal examples he sent over were very well organized. Working with a client who has a clear drive and/or a consistent goal in mind makes the whole job process a LOT easier! Definitely recommend working with Arthur if you're thinking about doing so!
It was great working with Arthur. A talented producer who knew exactly how to best support my ideas and my voice. Highly recommend.
Every time that I work on songs with Arthur, I know that the music is in very good hands - everything ends up coming out highly sophisticated and flawless. Thank you!
Interview with Arthur Pingrey
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I co-produced the song, Before My Time, for the film Chasing Ice
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a tremendous amount of care and experience to a song. I've produced over 1000 songs, worked with more artists than I can count and produced music in all ranges of styles and genres. I've produced a 150 person orchestra at Abbey Road, to solo acoustic, very authentic rock, soul, hop hop, electronic... I bring depth and life to songs. Excitement and quality.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You should come to me if you are focused on quality and want to push yourself to do more, do better and grow. I try very hard to make the experience fun and rewarding, but it is work. I take this very seriously, even if the mood is light. And sometimes the mood if heavy. It depends on what you're looking to do.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: To be honest I have a deep love and appreciation of gear and instruments. I've handled many millions of dollars of equipment over the years and I have a ridiculous amount of stuff in my studio that I've collected. Gear can help a lot, but it's not really all about the gear in the end. A lot of the old blues guys in the deep south started out by taking the wire off a broom and nailing it to the side of the house and playing it with a coke bottle or baby food jar as a slide. Look up One String Sam. The music comes from inside you.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out in middle school playing guitar in my room. My dad recently reminded me that I would be in the for 8 hours and not think about it. Then I played in bands and fronted bands. I was always into recording and that was what I really wanted to do. I was shopping for record deals in college, but got pretty heavy into production starting with recording my bands. When I was 22 I was working on my friend's record who was signed to a major label and then we started getting commercials. We turned that into a pretty big production company that I was partner and creative director of, and kept pushing forward. I've worked on hundreds of commercials for all the big brands and around 20 films. 8 of the films were nominated or won Oscars, including 3 Best Original Song nominations. Also a bunch of Emmy's, Cannes Lions and Sundance Audience Awards. Through the films we produced songs with a lot of high profile artists and the record projects grew from there. For the past two or three years I've been primarily focusing on doing albums and EP's independently which is something I absolutely love to do. I have a lot of stuff coming out and am excited to keep moving forward. I've spent more time in the studio than is probably healthy for a person, but that is really where I am at home.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is pretty expansive. I always like to work in a little soul when appropriate. I want people to feel something when they hear the music. If I'm doing electronic music I still try to put some live instruments in there, even if they aren't featured. Bass clarinet sounds really good blended with synthesizers (just saying). The goal is to work across styles effortlessly.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The artist I want to work with the most is the one I haven't met yet.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Leave room for mistakes and discovery. Good art is a process of failing forward, making decisions and moving towards what's working. You have to trust your instincts and make decisions with each step. Imagine you're walking in the woods towards a mountain. Your path will not be a straight line. You might zig-zag, go around obstacles, the path can shift and turn, but you're always walking towards the mountain. The mountain is your goal.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: When people ask me what kind of music I make, I usually say in a half joking way... "whatever they want". I've been doing this for 20 years and have seen a lot. From my perspective the vision and feeling are the focus, and the genre, style and technical execution are the dressing. I prefer to combine elements and influences to come up with an original sound. I want to get excited about the music and for it to feel new and exciting. I'm not good at exactly copying references or doing hyper specific sub-genres like deep tropical house. You come to me if you want to grow and make something new. If you want a note for note re-record of your demo, than I am not the right person for your project. The process should be about discovery and trying to make something real. The music has to be authentic, real and full of feeling or else nobody will care about it.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is that I really care. I care about the artist progressing, reaching the next level and coming away from the experience with the tools to keep pushing forward. A lot of what I do falls under artist development. I try very hard to connect with the artist and understand their vision. My job is to help the artist focus, realize their vision and make sure that it communicates with the audience. As an artist it's important to start with a strong idea and feeling, but the crucial step is to catch the audience's attention and draw them into the artist's world.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My process is different every time because every project is unique. The most important thing is to listen. First I listen, then we discuss, and then we move forward. This happens constantly throughout the process. I try very hard to understand the artist's vision, and then do everything I can to make sure that vision communicates to the audience.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: At this point my main instrument is Pro Tools, and I play it very well. My studio looks like an eclectic music shop with a huge assortment of instruments. I have a lot of vintage electric guitars, tube amps, acoustic guitars, basses, analog synthesizers (my favorite is the Prophet 06), percussion, woodwinds (tenor sax, flute, clarinet & bass clarinet), a Wurlitzer 145 tube electric piano, and my favorite instrument right now is my Yamaha C5 grand piano. From my serious background in electric guitar I'm drawn to tubes and primarily use tube mics, Manley pre's and ribbon mics, but I also have Neve and API pre's. I'm also very into UAD plugins and hardware. From my background in Oscar films I have an extensive library of virtual instruments, and I love to combine programmed and live instruments when projects call for it.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some of my favorite producers (in no particular order) are Daniel Lanois, Nile Rodgers, Phil Ramone, Pharrell Williams, Berry Gordy, Timbalad, Nigel Godrich, Dr. Dre, Jack Antonoff, Glyn Johns, Quincy Jones, Bob Power, Jeff Bhasker and Kanye West. In terms of artists, it's too hard to give a list. I'm mostly into an authentic expression. I listen to music from all different times / genres, and am especially excited about new music and where things are headed. I think now is an incredible time to be making music, and I'm always thrilled to hear new compelling music. The only person I've been a true fan of is Jimi Hendrix. I spent a lot of years trying to play like him, and even have a cherished '68 Strat that I've beat to hell. I eventually grew past that and my favorite thing is to combine influences to come up with a new sound. But Jimi was my first love and brought me into this world of music in a very profound way.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I produce music for artists. Each project is different, some I write / co-write and some I just produce. My process is to help artists communicate their vision. I work in all different styles and don't have any pre-conceived idea of how the music should sound. I do a detailed creative discussion and tailor the music to support the song, singer and artist's vision.