Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
It was an indie/pop project that I wrote and produced. It was comprised of different singers and different styles in the genre. My favorite elements of the project are the lyrics and melodies.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am working on a project for 615 in Nashville, TN which is a company under the Warner/Chappell PM umbrella.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I would recommend my friend Ziv. He is a great songwriter, producer, singer, and pianist.
Analog or digital and why?
I'd say both. They each have their own unique qualities that can be useful. Neither one is worse or better than the other.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I'll work until you're satisfied
What do you like most about your job?
waking up when you want to wake up and doing work in your underwear is pretty great!
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Where do you live?..... Nashville, TN
What do you think about the song?.....I answer as honestly as possible without sugar coating
What kind of music do you like to listen to?.....I give the cliche answer "I'll listen to anything as long as it's good."
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A lot of people think you can't make a career out of being a musician.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is your vision for this project?
What's your time frame?
Are there any artists or bands you would want your songs to sound like?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Do your research and be selective. As much as a producer or musician can help your project, they can hurt it just as well.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
I don't know I think much rather trade the gear for some food and water. lol
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been playing music since I was 9 years old and I am 26 now. All I've ever wanted is to be in the music industry.
How would you describe your style?
pushing the limits
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Max Martin would be awesome, because he is basically responsible for every hit song since the 90's. I would love to pick apart his brain.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't be afraid to get advice from others. No man is an island.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I've worked on all kinds. Typically it's pop, pop/rock, rock, alternative
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is listening. Listening to the client and what they need. Listening to the song and what it needs. I always try to listen objectively not emotionally.
What do you bring to a song?
I like to think that I bring clarity to a project. Sometimes the creative process can be confusing in the sense of not knowing what direction to take, what sounds to use, what melody fits the lyric best, etc...So I try my best to make things as clear as possible.
What's your typical work process?
It varies from project to project depending on what is being required of me. But the ultimate goal is to not be selfish. Meaning satisfying the song's needs and not my own. I'll do whatever process or take whatever steps I need to in order to achieve that goal.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My setup is very minimal. My productions are a mix of live recording and creating in the box so I don't need a ton of "gear" to get the job done. I have more guitars than anything. lol
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I think creative inspiration can be found in anything. It doesn't necessarily have to be limited to the field you're creative in. However, I am big fans of artists like Coldplay, Paramore, Katy Perry, and anything that Max Martin does.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
The most common work I do for clients is production and songwriting, which includes recording vocals, guitar, bass, etc...