QUEN916 on SoundBetter

i write some dope stuff..

My name is Quen. I have been writing songs since I was 12. I love music. I am currently pursuing success in my own music career but have always wanted to write for someone else. To see my words used differently than I might have. I have been very lucky and pretty successful so far on my musical journey.I am registered through ASCAP/BMI. I have had the opportunity to work with some awesome people. I look forward to hopefully doing some work with you..or maybe you. You?..

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Interview with QUEN916

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

  2. A: writing/arrangement

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

  4. A: The Roots, The Pharcyde, Wu-Tang Clan, Outkast, 2Pac, Deltron3030, Aesop Rock, Sage Francis, Prince, Curtis Mayfield, BB King, George Clinton, TOOL, Dredg, Blondie

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: we use different set-ups depending on what we are recording for.

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

  8. A: If i'm really feeling an idea or concept the song will pretty much write itself. Otherwise its a struggle and sounds forced. I will only work on a project or song if I really feel it.

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

  10. A: words. I'm pretty good at translating emotions and feelings to words. Delivery is something else I feel like i'm pretty good at.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: I'm thoughtful. I think a lot.

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

  14. A: Hip-hop but I have also worked on some r&b/pop songs..

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

  16. A: chew gum before you record vocals. (not during recording) it's makes it easier to say complex stuff..

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

  18. A: Wyclef Jean because he one of the best producers ever.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: different

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I have been writing for 20 years. I started taking music more seriously about 7 years ago.

  23. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  24. A: Expect the best I can possibly provide.

  25. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  26. A: usually its about how they feel about the song/project.

  27. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  28. A: that I only listen to hip-hop music.

  29. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  30. A: when can you have this done? ASAP

  31. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  32. A: I love music. All types. Different sounds and words and meanings and stories. It's a universal language.

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

  34. A: My absolute best effort possible.

  35. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  36. A: depends.

  37. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  38. A: Kenny Giacomini

  39. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  40. A: I created a Intergalactic Space Alien hip hop album once.

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