Hi I'm Jean-Marc (J-M-T). I have 15+ years of vocal exp. & 7+ years in LA writing for artists & producers and I have millions of plays across multiple platforms. I can either write you a full song, topline your productions/beats, just write the lyrics or sing the hell out of your vocals!
Music should hit you straight in the HEART, make you DANCE or both & I want to help you do that! I'm Originally from the Caribbean (Trinidad & Tobago) so music is in my DNA; whatever genre or your vocal needs are, I GOT YOU! I studied voice & songwriting at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA but also how music affects the body, mind & spirit (Music Therapy).
I certainly understand the passion, work, and quality needed to create something that will STAND OUT and I want to ensure you are 100% SATISFIED. This is a collaboration but I always want to make sure that you LOVE it.
Vocals: I will record radio quality lead vocals for your pre-written/ Youtube Cover songs
Top-Lining: I will custom write a vocal melody for your track & record vocals
Songwriting: I will create Lyrics & Melody from scratch OR with your input & record vocals
- Vocal stacks & harmony arrangements are also available for an additional cost depending on complexity
* Please also specify the purpose of this project (demo/ pitching/ feature)
RIGHTS & SPLITS:
Equal Splits (50% S&P) if I write the lyrics and melody
If I'm the featured vocalist on the final record then Master Royalty % is to be discussed
Looking forward to getting started!
So hit the "Contact" button and let's talk and see how I can help you bring this to life.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
2 ReviewsEndorse J-M-T
Jean was great to work with. He provided all the vocals I needed, and so many different layers that really gave my track an awesome feel.
Will definitely be working with him again.
J-M-T was amazing to work with. I could tell he put his heart and soul into the project. I gave him the option to arrange the backgrounds himself and he did a phenomenal job. He has amazing instincts, is super creative and very talented. Amazing voice, great to work with and was super fast as well! I recommend him to everyone and would definitely love to work with him again in the future. 10/10!
Interview with J-M-T
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The song "Unlabeled" that I wrote with an artist called ISABELLE. I got to be not only the writer but I had a lot of creative input in the tone of the music video as well and it was cool to see the song through all the various stages of reincarnation!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own music and Songs for my Duo Project Me an Di with Diana Inez (also on SoundBetter)
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How fast can I get this back? and the answer is as soon as my schedule permits but if you have a pressing deadline please always let me know and we can work something out!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Solar power generator, my MacBook Pro, My AKG Mic & My Apollo Twin and my guitar (FULL ONE STOP ISLAND SHOP)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been singing since I could talk but professionally over 15 years, so I've spent a long time honing both my voice and my writing skills and I've been working with artists, musicians and producers in LA for over 7 years helping them bring their vision to fruition
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Bass is your best friend so make sure it SLAPS
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Once we confirm I get started right away. I will send a verse and chorus as soon as it is complete for direction and approval and once we are on the same page vibe wise I will complete it and polish it and send it back for revisions/ final approval
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That creativity is easy! I believe creativity is a muscle that we have to exercise in order to sharpen our skills. It's the culmination of raw talent, time spent on it but also all the life experiences that we've been through that all mix together when we allow the muse to take over.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Whats the emotions you hope that people feel when listening to this song? What's the story you want to tell?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A world music sensibility, great ear for melody and rhythm, a love of words & a lot of soul
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a studio set up at home to ensure quick turnarounds
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: If you're looking for a Vocalist and writer, two of my favorite humans and favorite voices are on SoundBetter: Brooke Stephenson (Americana, Country, Blues & Pop). her voice is next level beautiful and her tone is unrivaled & Diana Inez (EDM POP ROCK) She can sing anything! and her writing is INSANE!!!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Don't make me choose please! They both have their place depending on the record. Digital provides convenience and opportunity but you can't beat that analog warmth and tone (but you can also create that digitally now cuz technology is AMAZING). I have a deep respect for both
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Originality, heart & soul, professional quality & authenticity. Also I promise to use all the information and references you give me to create something that we both can be proud of.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The opportunity to help others tell their story while also getting to put a little piece of mine in there as well. The synergy is my favorite part
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Trust your ears and the gut feeling you get when you read the profiles!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soulful, fun and meaningful
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: How many characters am I allowed? LOL
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything and everything but I love Pop/ EDM/ Indie/ Singer-Songwriter
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The ability to convey emotion!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Any artist or producer that puts their raw authenticity on a record and isn't afraid to go against the typical sound of the times! Or anyone serving me an UNDENIABLE BOP or Heartwarming Ballad
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording vocals, writing lyrics and top-lining tracks.