Joe Thompson

Music Producer

7 Reviews
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A producer for over 15 years in a range of styles, including pop, R&B, funk and soul, I get to the heart of what my clients want quickly and can turn your demos into polished radio-ready productions.

As a self-confessed music fanatic, I am passionate about nearly every genre of music, and this helps me to quickly identify and create the fundamental sonics which you are looking for.

I can also add touches of classical / jazz piano, or live guitar and bass to your tracks to give them that extra human dimension which so many purely computer-driven productions are lacking, although when the situation calls for it I have no problem creating purely digital productions.

Polished, radio-ready instrumental productions can be created from scratch demos (guitar / piano + rough vox, recorded on iphone / home studio etc), chord charts, acapella vocals, or any other way to transmit ideas that you can think of!

Prices listed are roughly accurate for a full instrumental production from a scratch demo, but please get in touch for a more accurate rate depending on your unique requirements.

Requirements for professionally sung / arranged vocals, live drums or any instruments other than piano / guitar / bass are possible, but may incur an additional charge.

Full, unmixed stems will be delivered for each production along with a listenable rough mix/master, but I always recommend obtaining a professional mix & master to make your song truly shine.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Reviews (7)

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  1. Review by Nubia Soul Goddess
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    He was very patient with me and I greatly appreciate him for that. I had started and stopped the project due to a family emergency and then started it again. He was very understanding and I was happy to work with him. I look forward to not projects in the future with Joe.

  2. Review by The Pen Up Girls
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    We have worked on a Total of 3 Songs with Joe. Weven wrote Lyrics, Melody as well as laid our Vocals. I have to say his music style is refreshing, Classic R&B. He was totally open to us fusing some Ole school and Very fresh and New styles.His tracks are full of life .He must play a little bit of every instrument imaginable. An absolute pleasure !!!

  3. Review by The Pen Up Girls
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    Joe was an absolute joy to work with. He was a true professional, He gave us our time to create an amazing record that I can't believe we got an opportunity to do with a soul we have never physically met. We look forward to working again VERY soon. 5 stars.

  4. Review by Gus Reeves
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    Joe is one of those guys you just look forward to working with. Hard hitting grooves, soulful sensibilities, deeply funky... this cat is the real deal.

  5. Review by Gus Reeves
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    Joe is a phenomenal music maker and a smart, savvy guy. I'll be happy to work with him any time I get the chance.

  6. Review by TONYB.
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    Really great experience working with Joe! Was super clear with instructions and made for a smooth collaboration. Will definitely be working again!

  7. Review by Chloe Kay

    Joe is a fantastic producer and amazing to work with! He is extremely talented and professional and knows how to take a song and turn it into something magic. He knew exactly what I was looking for even through long distance communication. He is top notch, understands the artist and knows how to bring out the best in the song. Highly recommended!

Interview with Joe Thompson

  1. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  2. A: That you'll be 100% satisfied with the results, or your money back!

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. A: Emotion + Groove

  5. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  6. A: Halsey - as well as loving her voice and her lyrics, she has an immediately identifiable sound which must come from her keen sense of knowing what she wants.

  7. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  8. A: A great mix starts with a great arrangement. Keep things simple opens up plenty of space for the vocals to shine through.

  9. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  10. A: Top 40 pop & rnb - artists like Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry, Ciara, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Halsey, Lorde

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Understanding what the client wants - getting right to the heart of their musical passion is essential in tailoring the perfect track for them.

  13. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  14. A: A huge musical vocabulary, from Ariana Grande to ZZ Top, and just about everything in between.

  15. Q: What's your typical work process?

  16. A: Speak with the client over Skype or email to understand their musical influences and motivation, and what they're trying to achieve with the track. Listen through a handful of reference tracks to home in on the sound that they're looking for, then begin work fleshing out the demo into a fully realized vision. Keep in regular contact with the client to ensure that things are moving in the right direction, and then, depending on the work agreed on, I will either send out the finished 2-track and stems ready for the vocal to be recorded, or add the recorded vocals into the production ready for the mixing and mastering stage.

  17. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  18. A: Greg Kurstin, Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, Max Martin, Shellback, The Struts, Ali Payami, Ilya, Lido, StarGate,

  19. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  20. A: Receive basic guitar or piano + vocal demos, and turn them into polished radio ready productions.

Terms Of Service

Typical turn around time: 2-4 weeks depending on complexity. 2 revisions (throw away and start again from scratch) max.

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