Professional songwriter who has written for brands like Coca-Cola, Panasonic, and Sky TV, as well as performing on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and Glastonbury Festival! I love writing songs.
Hey guys! My name's Jack, I'm a published professional songwriter and producer from London.
I love making music. Whether it's writing songs for an up and coming artist, composing to brief for a film and TV, or editing lyrics for your latest album project, I'm here to help.
My music has had millions of streams online spanning a wide range of genres and purposes. As a songwriter and lyricist, I've been featured everywhere from BBC Radio 1, Radio X, through to Glastonbury Festival and the Eurovision Song Contest. I've composed extensively to brief, creating music for brands like Coca-Cola, Sky TV and Panasonic. I also wrote the title theme for award-winning short film 'Everything You Didn't Say'.
It's my job to bring the very best out of songs. From delicate acoustic to huge electronic, I'm here to present your vision in the best possible light.
I'm a musical all rounder who sings, plays guitar, bass, and piano. I also have a full professional recording setup, which means I can create polished productions quickly without having to hire any other musicians. A one stop shop of musical goodness!
Beyond writing songs, I'm a people person and know that communication is the key to creating great work. That's why I keep you involved and engaged every step of the way. No ego, just doing the best for you and your music.
Got questions? Drop me a line. I love to chat.
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50 Reviews - 10 Repeat ClientsEndorse Jack R Hardman
Nothing more to say except Jack is everything I hoped for in a songwriter. He truly "gets it".
Second flight of songs for project -- Jack nailed every one of them. Just great to work with.
Jack has great ideas and works fast, communicates really well. Pleasure to work with.
Talented, works quickly and a great responsive communicator.
Jack wrote the most beautiful hymnal melody that awakened the layers of meaning in my song. A triumphant experience.
Jack is a real pro! He is a pleasure to work with. He showed a lot of sensitivity to what I was hoping to convey in my duet. Using his lyric writing skills he was able to rewrite my original lyrics, refining the song, but keeping its essence! He worked very well with me in all aspects of the project, and he is an excellent communicator!
Jack created another impeccable track and furthermore helped me improve my lyric. We arrived at a unique yet universal sound to a new niche song.
Jack's musical genius did it again, taking an already superb song we co-wrote and resetting it for a new direction. This is a real-life lyric that recounted a personal experience. The new production and Jack's vocal performance faithfully expressed the catharsis I had lived. The vocal performance in particular I consider virtuoso.
Working with Jack felt effortless, plus he was really attentive and caring about the music. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him and I am excited to continue doing so!
Jack is a talented singer and writer. Love his soulful voice and impressed with his excellent composition and performance.Highly recommended.
I had much fun working with Jack on my new pop song. His composition, arranging and production were instinctually spot -on! Jack also optimized my lyrics, elevating the power. Terrific experience.
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Jack is great; I have worked with him a couple times. Communication, content, and clarity - all five stars! Would definitely recommend working with him on any project.
Jack once again comes through with brilliant colors ! He delivers strong , well composed content in record time.
Our first thru and true pop song collab, Jack gave my lyrics more bounce to the ounce than Zapp & Roger! The track thrills with a fun, original groove thanks to Jack’s clear, versatile pro writing and production skills. I am busy writing more pop I hope to work with Jack on. Amazing experience.
Jack wrote music with a superb original mood that paired extremely well with the emotion of my lyric. A gifted producer able to capture and create a vision that emotes with pain and pleasure.
Jack created an innovative 6/8 time signature for my lyric. His decision to set this trickier rhythm created a lilt and playfulness that juxtaposed my somber lyric idea to just the right degree. With the amazing melody, the entire music-lyric composition produced a spectacular pain-pleasure paradox - elusive to achieve. Top-tier, sophisticated musicianship.
I needed a strong, descriptive article quickly and Jack delivered the piece the same day! I was surprised and impressed!
Was an absolute pleasure working with jack! He met my needs which was very difficult but he powered through and delivered! Will be definitely using him again in the future !
Jack completed my writer's vision for a song that had multiple levels of meaning. His instincts shaped these layers into a powerful progression that resulted in one of the most beautiful songs i've not only written, but heard. Jack's musical skill as a composer and meticulous producer prepared this song for successful pitching to recording artists.
Jack composed and produced music for a very special lyric I wrote. I needed musical setting that traversed popular appeal and a particular indie sensibility. I also needed instrumentals that properly framed the lyric story in a delicate and balanced way. Jack is a supreme melodicist and composed an original piece that carried our lyrical story to dizzying heights. He skillfully keeps verse-chorus contrast. Great communincator. An overall exceptional collaboration.
Jack produced extraordinary music for my lyric. I don’t have the adequate words to describe the feeling his setting brought forth for my written work. However, ‘far beyond my expectations’, point in the general direction. My expectations were high, and were for an accurate, congruent composition that could awaken the emotion that lay ready in the idea and structure of my lyric. Jack unleashed it all and delivered an awakening like I never imagined. I hope to work with Jack again.
Jack is the best. So talented, helpful, nice, smart and the list goes on and on and oooon. Simple as that.
Jack is a brilliant producer, musician and singer-songwriter.
He is also very kind, patient, good at explaining and fast to reply. I'm really happy with the track he produced for me and can't wait to release it. Highly recommend and I look forward working with Jack again!
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Loved working with Jack; he was communicative, clear, concise and kind. Would absolutely work with him again and recommend to others!
Great, quick response and listened to my feedback.
Amazing to work with. Open to suggestions on change in style, tone, pitch and pace. He was very quick to turnaround edits and give some samples of what he is thinking to make sure we're on the same page.
Jack is talented, patient and willing to help in every way he can. He's also a great songwriter. I needed someone to put a melody to my lyrics. When I heard him sing the completed song I immediately knew that was exactly what I was looking for. Couldn't ask for any more.
He is a great composer, His attitude and skill are absolutely the best!
Best of the best! He is the right person with the best attitude and quality
Five-star quality! Thank you!
Amazing man. You will love to work with Pro like him!
Jack is Awesome, Even though our musical tastes don't match I needed someone with a more PoP ear and he really nailed it!
Jack is an amazing songwriter, a fast worker and also super kind. he honestly tell his ideas and opinions. I will for sure, work with him again.
Jack definitely puts his all into the project. Good communication, great production and vocals!
Another super great song, thank you Jack! Looking forward to the continuation of our collaboration.
What a top guy... Jack was easy to communicate with, open to all ideas and suggestions and he brought some great tunes!! Hire him... you won’t be disappointed.
The last song was very important to me, as it has been dwelling in my mind for over 20 years. Thank to Jack it has finally found its words and some beautiful piano notes.
Eveytime I open Jack's demo it's a beautiful surprise that awaits me: he takes my mélodies, sticks some bits of realities to it, and adds a bit of his beeing to the music. And the result is Always great. Thank you Jack!
Jack wrote amazing lyrics to my song and added a great demo to help me understand how he intended it to be sung.
Guys - one word - brilliant!
Jack is amazing. Not only when you have a voice melody and you’re looking for suitable lyrics, but also if you have a music verse and you can’t find a beautiful and inspiring chorus that goes with it or vice versa. I will always recommend him sincerely!
Jack has worked on the texts of a few more songs of mine… and every time he surprises me with creative and touchy ideas which I would never have thought of. Also, he always sends me a voice demo, so that I know exactly how and when to pronounce the words. And every time I think he (rather than me) should be sing my songs because he’s got an amazing voice.
I feel so lucky I’ve found Jack: he’s the kind of person who can read through you, through your feelings and dreams (that something you are not even aware of) and put them into beautiful words. Thank you Jack!
I had the privilege of working again with Jack on a new song and the results were fantastic!
He went that extra mile to make sure I was happy with the lyrics (which I was of course!)
I look forward to collaborating with him again on many more projects :)
Good Song and Good Guitar
I would highly recommend Jack, as a songwriter he is very creative with words - even though we're communicating online it was like he was in the same room & understood exactly how I wanted the lyrics to sound and matched them to my original melody.
I gave him my ideas and the 'theme of the song' in detail and he quickly responded with an awesome set of lyrics.
Thanks again Jack!
Produced a song for me exactly how I imagined, a super talented and friendly guy. Brilliant service!
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Jack was my first client on SoundBetter and everything went smooth . He was precise with informations but he also left me with the space for my own creativity . I will certainly work with him again .
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Jack was great to work with and the song was a fun project! I'm excited to hear the end result and would also love to work with him again in the future. Highly recommend!
I've worked with Jack on a number of projects over the years and he always brings the same wonderful energy and musicality, whether the track is his or someone else's. He has a knack of knowing when to take control of a situation, or, like any talented producer, when to bring the best out of the artist's ideas. He thinks outside of the box to effortlessly bring a fresh angle to a tune and I strongly recommend Jack to any artist as a producer or co-writer.
Interview with Jack R Hardman
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Internally, I have a Mac running Logic X. It's absolutely full of plug-ins and samples, ranging from glossy Native Instruments effects to more vibey and warm SoundToys stuff. Externally, I swear by Aston Microphones and do everything with their mics. I also have Roland drum machines, very retro Yamaha keyboards, and a Kawaii Synth module from 1988! My studio is all about balancing new technology with the charm and character of old gear.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Everything starts with the song. I typically lay out the guide vocal before anything else and build the track from there. This may mean creating a beautiful piano part to compliment the vocal melody, or coming up with a cool drum beat. Whatever the style, the track and vocal comes first.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to think of myself as an enabler, whether producing or writing. I can see other peoples projects from an outside perspective and know what small changes to make in order to make the music as good as possible. This is especially true with songwriting and co-writing on other peoples work. it's not about transforming someones track into something and alienating the artist, but making it the best possible version of itself without losing the original character and soul.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a real mix of music, but do a lot of work with alternative songwriters that blend amazing melodies with interesting ambient sounds and synths.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Give the vocal space, don't over fill the arrangement. Just because something is a great part individually doesn't mean it'll add anything to a song in the context of a whole mix.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to write with FKA Twigs. She is a visionary and has such a unique approach to everything she does.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Beautiful melodies and arrangements poured through an analog funnel and then washed in Roland Space Echo reverb.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I signed a publishing deal when I was 18 and began making my first record. I then started getting introduced to other artists and began writing and producing with them. This caught the attention of people in advertising, and so they asked me to compose stuff for their briefs. Now I do a mix of everything!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I'm not sure I need more than 5 bits of gear normally! An electric guitar, a keyboard, my mac, an Aston Origin, and a pair of headphones.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to push me - I love a challenge.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it all comes naturally! Inspiration is important, but hard work is what gets a song over the line.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: 'Is my performance good enough?' comes up a lot. The answer really depends, but generally nothing beats a great performance. I can spend days trying to make an average performance sound good, but a brilliant starting point makes everything so much easier.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I'm obsessed with making music, so being able to watch a rough vocal turn into something that's getting thousands of plays on Spotify is fun.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I can't really have one without the other, and it shouldn't be an 'either / or' scenario.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Arron Storey is a fantastic lyricist and a very clever guy. He speaks fluent French and does a lot of work translating songs for the French music industry.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm producing a young songwriter from London who is very raw but has the most incredible voice ever.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: A lot of artists will bring me their 75% finished demos and I'll help get them up to release standard. This usually involves working together to tweak the arrangements, write stronger lyrics, and tighten the structure. We then start the process of producing the song into a great finished master! I think being an artist first puts me in a great position to treat other peoples work sympathetically and respect their craft while still getting the best out of their song.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Beyond being inspired by masters of their craft, I'm really inspired by musicians and producers that have a positive attitude. Music can be difficult at times - the hours can be long! It's the people that are still smiling and enthusiastic about a project towards the end of the day that I want around me.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm a songwriter, first and foremost!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of music inspires you? What records do you love to listen to? Where do you want to take your music?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We'll finish the work, you'll love the results and will enjoy working with me!