I help independent artiste write/compose potentially marketable songs without breaking the bank by employing my piano, songwriting skills and consumer pattern insight.
I offer songwriting services across genres including RnB, HipHop, Afrobeats and spoken word. I also serve as an A&R; guiding artiste through recording, helping find their sound etc. I am a well learned poet with 4 years of songwriting experience and credits on some records. I have experience working with FL studio and playing the keyboard. I've managed three artistes in my career span.
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Interview with Gabriel Ekpin
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote a song titled "over take" for a client who had rushed into the studio with the idea pouring out of his head. My joy was seeing the audience interact with the song during his concert
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A project for a show in Uyo, AkwaIbom called "into the south"
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Because I love to simplify work using technology
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will have a great song in the worst case
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: When songs I write are finally sang by the artitse and they come to life
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How many revisions? 3
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The relevance. Most people don't realize how important songwriters are
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Would you give me credits on your song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: They're gems hidden in the ones like me just coming on the scene. Hiring a newbie will bring a new perspective to your work.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, headphones, a soundcard, midi Keyboard and a mic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began working in a studio as a desk attendant but kept contributing to people's lyrics cause of my background in poetry (I actively practice perfomance poetry) I would later graduate to become a full time songwriter at same studio and garner two years of experience working on random artist songs which is why I'm versatile with genres. I've been writing songs for 3 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Genre bending mostly. I've worked on a lot of genres so when I'm doing RnB and afrobeats you would still spot influences from other genres.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ari Lennox because her voice would compliment my type of writing and Wizkid because I learnt how to write laid back Afrobeat songs listening to him
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The chorus is more important than the statue of liberty, Make it Big!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: RnB, afrobeats.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Writing to beats under short time.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The lyrics and Melody
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. Create chord progressions and record on FL studio 2. Create melodies that suite 3. Write lyrics to match the melodies 4. Record all of song. 5. Send to a producer to add extra elements and mix/master.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have my M auido monitors, a midi Keyboard, and a Beringer Microphone. For DAWs, I have FL studio.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: J COLE, DON JAZZY, JULS, JON BELLION
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Song writing/composition - I write song lyrics to suite already made beats and also compose songs from scratch with the piano and FL studio