Jack Bowden is an extremely versatile producer, writer, mixer and mastering engineer. Having worked with and extensive list such as Dean Lewis, Declan J Donovan, Beren Olivia, Conor Byrne, Walking On Cars and more. He has recently signed to Reservoir Publishing.
Jack has worked with multiple major labels and independents, and is highly experienced in producing, arranging, mixing and mastering complete tracks; focusing on capturing the desired emotion and feel for a release.
He has production work amassed over 200+ million streams on Spotify. His most recent production (Declan J Donovan's 'Give You Love') was featured on 25 new music Friday playlists on Spotify, achieving 300k steams in its first week. Several of Jack's song-writing/production cuts have made it into the German radio charts, UK television (Love Island for two separate artists) and video games (Fortnight)
Song placements include: ITV's Love Island, Fortnite,, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Radio X, Absolute Radio and many more.
When not in the studio, Jack makes up one third of the pop trio, Tors. Having toured with acts such as John Newman, Tom walker, and Walking on Cars.
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Jack is a brilliant producer, mixing and mastering engineer! He is amazing to work with, and I will definitely be working with him again in the near future.
Would highly recommend Jack. Have worked on a couple of songs with him now. He is really intuitive and just understands what you are looking for adding twists you wouldn’t have thought of but which reflect the desired mood.
Jack is an incredibly talented producer and musician. I've had the pleasure of working with him on several songs leading up to a full length album and every time the first mix he sends me is near perfect. He works really well with reference tracks and has the ability to cater to individual requests with ease. He always gets back to me quickly and exceeds expectations - every song I've done with him ended up sounding better than I initially thought it could! Highly recommend working with him if you get the opportunity.
Jack produced some of my singles and working with him was such an easy experience. He’s a crazy talented producer and lovely guy so would highly recommend!
I worked with Jack on my latest single and it was a great experience working with him! Jack came up with so many fantastic ideas and he was super easy to work with. I'm looking forward to working with Jack on another single soon.
Interview with Jack Bowden
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My band project 'Tors'. We started recording in a shed and are now signed songwriters and have amassed millions of streams and radio plays.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A single for Dean Lewis An album for Adam Wendler An EP for Declan J Donovan Manu pitch songs through my publisher.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Synthesizers - Analogue, you can't beat the sound. Audio processing - Digital, even an expert won't be able to tell the difference between a good plugin and it's original hardware.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I won't rest until you're happy with every detail or your project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Freedom to work with exciting new talent.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do I charge for production? This varies depending on whether the artist is signer or unsigned, whether its coming out of their pocket or a management, how many mixes they'd like and whether they want it mastered. I don't want money to be an issue and if I truly believe in your project there's always ways around my fee.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you need a big studio and set up to produce hits. Some of my biggest songs were made just on a MacBook Pro.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How do you want your final project to sound, and would you be aiming for radio plays or Spotify streams?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't jump in to working with a producer because of their past credits. I've worked with many high end producers who aren't a good fit for anyone. Have a chat with them on zoom first and fire some ideas back and forth before you commit.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Apollo Twin X, MacBook Pro, Aston Spirit Mic, Telecaster and Midi controller.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied Music and Sound recording at uni, and have been a freelance producer and writer ever since. I recently signed a new management deal under the same company as JP Same and X Ambassadors. I also recently signed to Reservoir Publishing.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Intricate. I'm a perfectionist and won't rest until my clients are happy with every detail.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Lewis Capaldi. I love working with a big voice and creating acoustic textures.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get your vocal production sounding great, then the rest is easy. A producer is only as good as his vocals.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, Folk or EDM.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am a multi instrumentalist. This means I can add guitar, drums, synths, backing vocals, or largely any instrumentation to a track that a client desires. I also double as a mixing and mastering engineer. Which stops the need of a client having to pay several different engineers to complete a project.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my own sound, that can be heard in my links on my page. I can either polish a song to be radio ready. Or provide additional production to take an existing song over the line.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I am writing with a client, I like to meet up to run through some ideas before a session, then get stuck in writing. I like to produce the song as we write it. If I am just producing, then I ask for several reference tracks of how they would like the song to sound. I then mix and master the final track so it's Spotify ready within a week.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have two studios. One is a production studio in west London which is ideal for tracking vocals if a client has no recording setup. The other is a full recording studio in the country side in Devon. This is ideal for bands or artists that want to record or write a whole EP/album.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Im largely inspired by a range of producers and artists, ranging from ultra polished pop to more intimate, real sounding singer songwriters.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My most common work with clients is remote, full production. This usually works by the client sending me unprocessed vocals, and a few references of how they're like the final song to sound. My most successful tracks have been in the genres of Pop, folk, Trap/Rap and Rock. I also do a lot of Vocal production on its own.