What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A question i get allot from other net idol groups is
"Will you make a song for my groups for free?"
I do not make custom songs for free as it is not my specialty lyrics are. if you need something on a budget i can put together a song using pre-made loops from my music program for a discounted price with no revisions but i will not build custom tracks for free its not worth my time and effort.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What story do you want the song to tell?
Do you want something Happy/Sad/Meaningful? or something silly and cheerful?
What is your deadline? What is your budget?
do you already have an idea on what you want some of the lyrics to be? etc..
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Be specific when contacting me on what you are looking for and what you want the end result to be. Don't be afraid to ask questions and make sure to send the music you want lyrics for so that i can tell you the cost upfront and if i am willing to work on it or not.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
i would love to create English lyrics for well known Jpop idol groups such as Morning Musume for them to perform when they tour overseas so that they have lyrics that fit the song and not just a direct translation. I want each song to be a song in its own right both as the original and in its English form.
What's your strongest skill?
If a song already has a vocal melody i can turn around lyrics very quickly suitable for the client.
What's your typical work process?
Ask for ideas from the creator about what they want the lyrics to be about (if they want them to be cute, explicit contain rap etc) and what the top line is.
Listen to the song and evaluate how much work it will require and come up with a price.
Then once we are on the same page i get to work!
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Mostly Japanese Idol groups like AKB48, Up Up Girls Kakko Kari, BABYMETAL and Hello!Project idol groups as well as Kpop and Anime/Game theme songs.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Writing Lyrics for existing tracks, creating lyrics melody top line and occasionally creating instrumentals for people/groups.