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Interview with George Thompson
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I am new and I am looking forward to meet new inspiring creates to work with.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: One of my projects was to help bring original music to local radio. Now, many years later, that was and still is a successful project. I can advise you on how to get your music heard and enjoyed by music fans. On that project, I was the broadcast programmer.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will give you 100% on any project and honestly answer your questions to the best of my ability.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How can I create and release my music on a budget? Let's work together on a plan to make your project work for you.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kris Bradley, she has many accomplishments and has shown me that independent artists can be very successful. I would also like to work withe Damian Keyes. He has revolutionized how we perceive and navigate music in a digital world.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: The new frontier, where an independent artist can successfully manage their music and career while assisting others in doing the same. The world is yours, if you know where to go.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog sounds great, but everything is converted to digital anyways. So it's digital, like it or not.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Using creativity and my experience to deliver quality music for people to enjoy.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Musicians have to be rich and famous to be successful.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your preferred goal for the project? How far are you willing to go to achieve that goal?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Share your vision and ideas with me. I will join in on your vision and work to bring your ideas to an awesome new reality.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Drums, Bass, Guitar, PA and Mics. Let's Jam...
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I chose Rockstar as a career as a kid. Nobody liked that idea, but me. Now 35+ years later, I have toured, headlined and made a living through playing and creating music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I perform with an adaptable style. My primary focus is rock driven, but I have a ton of experience in other styles such as, metal, blues, country and pop. The style variations I apply are stage proven and work great in a studio setting.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Editing only goes so far. What you record in, is what you get out.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have been a live session and recording session player for over 35+ years. Certain elements of live performance do carry over to recording and vice versa. The stage teaches tricks and recording teaches patience and clarity.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Determination is #1.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My 35+ years in the music profession has taken me from stages to studios and everywhere in between. Recording for me began with Reel to Reel. I recorded awesome cuts on tape, and now I get the options of digital. Heck ya.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I do whatever I need to do to get the project completed and sounding great. There are always new ways to approach projects and new technologies arriving daily. Ultimately, it is all about the art.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Modern recording equipment allows us to record most anywhere and that is the style I use when working on a project. My recording studio is wherever I am, home, the lake or the road. Using cloud systems like Adobe Audition and Studio One brings a whole new edge to the recording process.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Recently, I have been inspired by Yngwie Malmsteen, not just for his guitar, but for his production and recording prowess. In his latest release, Parabellum, Yngwie records, produces and performs all the instruments. This is an incredible achievement and considering the album is doing fairly well, it shows that artists can be successful in the digital age.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My role in music is usually a supporting role. I work hard to accompany the featured musician or group in the project. Most generally my accompaniments follow the vocalists ideas and styles, but I can also work with other lead and melody players to accompany their ideas and styles as well. As an accompanying player, I respect the wishes of the artist or musician that I am working with.