Your thoughts and ideas are your own. Allow me to poetically enhance them. Not only will I help express what is needed to be heard, but it will be done in a way others can relate and feel what you do.
I don’t have much of a background in the business, but we all have to start somewhere. So this is my start. I have some experience with garage band. I have several songs written about different topics varying from romance, encouragement, self struggle, and even zombies. Some of the songs I’ve written and recorded are on my SoundCloud. https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/oDSWK1h5BNCEDAcy5
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Interview with Erica S
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Friends of mine run a podcast and I (drunkenly) offered to write them a theme song. I asked the style desired, what they wanted it to be about, first second or third person, and if they wanted it to be obvious what the podcast was about. I wrote the lyrics, music, and drum beat within a week. They play it before every podcast and even use some of my lyrics now as a logo!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A song for a band who is having “writers block”
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To work with you in a timely matter and to always be honest.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being creative
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Haven’t had any questions yet...
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I am attempting to be a ghostwriter, and really have no knowledge of anyone who is. I assume that a misconception would be that it isn’t rewarding because your work is being used with out credit given, however I don’t see it that way. Once again, I would be honored if someone used my lyrics and/or trusted me to create lyrics telling a specific story/message.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I already answered this before reading this question LOL. I guess to add to that I would ask if they wanted lyrics to be cryptic. Also, I would ask to hear the song and or melody they want it for. I am able to create melodies and such too if it is needed.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If I am someone who interests you, let’s talk. Having a conversation with someone reveals if there is a good connection. Don’t ever be afraid to tell me if it’s not working or if you need/want things changed. This is a service you are paying for... you absolutely need to be 100% satisfied.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Ummm.... assuming there is enough supplies to survive and electricity is available.... a guitar, laptop, microphone, chords to plug them in to the laptop, and headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been writing songs since I was 12. In the past two or three years, I’ve written songs for friends, one podcast(run by friends of mine, a YouTube series another friend wrote (the song wasn’t used but more for fun) and one band that has been struggling with writing lately.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Again, this is a tough one because I know that any song can be mixed or remixed to sound a certain way. But I suppose I could say lyrically I am poetic
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would LOVE to work with PINK or Lady GaGa. I feel a lot of my music is about empowerment, self love and encouragement. Those two stand out the most to me with having the same message.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When writing a song, think about who you are writing to. Music, though may be personal to the artist, truly is for the audience.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: When writing my own music, I tend to write alternative rock I suppose? I don’t really know how to answer this because whatever lyrics or songs I’ve written can be used in many styles of music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to reveal a message with out saying it blankly.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: First and foremost heart. When I write song lyrics I write with the same passion given from the one who is singing. I feel that music truly allows listeners to relate, escape and/or contemplate. It would be an honor to be a part of that.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: There are a series of questions I ask: What is the message? Is it a story or simply about a topic First, second or third person
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Writing lyrics.