Artist, Producer, Writer & Studio Owner - Specialising In Pop Production
My names Dan Myers - I'm an Artist, Producer and songwriter, specialising in Pop and R n B. I'm the owner/founder of Promenade Recording Studios in London.
I have 20 years of experience is music production and have worked with major record companies as well as many independent artists over the years. I'm a classically trained musician with knowledge in all fields of music from songwriting all the way through to recording, mixing and mastering.
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Interview with Dan Myers
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Working with a rap artist by the name of Loski - although the style of music was different to what I was used to - I learnt a lot about tracking vocals and have really developed from there into a pro in that area (amongst others).
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently developing a roster of pop artists for my new indie label.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Marcelo Effori - he’s a great drummer and percussionist!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Professionalism - and that my priority is to always listen out for what the client wants.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What do you charge and how long will the turnaround be? How long have you been doing this? What style of music do you focus on the most?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it’s easy…..
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Is there a deadline? Is there a budget? Can you provide some reference tracks?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure the provider is really listening to what you are asking for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Sm7b, headphones, guitar, keyboard, and a laptop
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’ve been a musician for over 35 years, classically trained - have built a commercial recording studio and recently started an indie label.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop with a punch.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dua Lipa - love the voice and the whole package stylistically.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make sure the song is strong enough…..
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop Electro Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Identifying a strong song/artist with a vision of where to take the project.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A strong emphasis on the importance of a great melody. A strong understanding of song structure and arrangement as well as well accomplished technical skills in mixing and mastering.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Many different approaches depending on the client/artist. Usually starting with writing / co-writing a song, ensuring that the melody and lyrics are strong throughout. Once the song is demoed I then move on to tracking rough parts, replacing/finessing them as the song evolves. Mixing as the project progresses I work up to a stage where the song is then played on a variety of systems until the final master.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I own and run Promenade Studios in North London. I use a combination of Analogue Outboard and Digital in order to achieve a good balance between richness and clarity in the songs that I produce.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin Ilya Salmanzadeh Savan Kotecha Jack Antonoff Sia Stargate Diplo Massive Attack (Many others)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Song Writing & Pop Production