Recording Artist | Songwriter
Berklee College of Music graduate, professional recording artist & published songwriter.
Anjuli has been signed as a recording artist/songwriter to pop producer Linda Perry (Christina Aguilera, Pink, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys) for the past 2 years. She was discovered on VH1's Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project in 2014, a talent competition in which Anjuli won and was offered a record/pub deal with Linda's imprint Custard Records (also home to recording artist James Blunt).
Now working independently as a songwriter/producer, Anjuli has placed records with hip-hop recording artist Pitbull, N.O.R.E., The Game, Busta Rhymes, Waka Flocka, MAYDAY, Fame from M.O.P. alongside many others. Anjuli has also placed 3 of her songs in an independent film titled "Magic City Memoirs" which is currently available for streaming on Netflix. Anjuli has been awarded "Songwriter Of The Year" by The305.com: a top publication in her hometown of Miami, FL. She is regarded as one of the most promising up & coming singer/songwriters in the music industry today.
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Interview with Anjuli Apelu
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am songwriting for several different artist projects as well as working on some music to present to a publishing company here in Los Angeles. I'm hoping to be landing placements soon with some of your favorite artists in the world. :)
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I know Krysta Youngs who is an amazing pop singer/songwriter. She told me about Sound Better and I would recommend her for sure.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Working with Linda Perry for two years, she worked a lot with Analog. It's a warmer sound that just feels amazing. Everything digital is crisp and clean, which I love as well. It really depends on what you're going for.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is an unforgettable musical experience.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Writing a song is about connecting to this perfect, sublime creative energy that requires very little thought. I love the process of seeing what unfolds into song form.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long does it take? Where do you find your inspiration? My answer is, I try to deliver the quickest turn around possible by taking in the energy & direction of the client & putting it to work. I can usually deliver within a week's time. I find inspiration from each person I work with because I can learn something from everyone, no matter their experience level. Every one has something special to offer. No experience with any one client is ever gonna be the same as the one before. I look forward to connecting with new creatives all the time.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think the biggest misconception is that people think anyone who has a song on the radio is probably making millions of dollars.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What feeling are you hoping to create when this is completed?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Hire someone who fits the style you are looking to capture. I think style differences are important.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mac Book, Apogee mic, 88 key Motif, audio interface, power generator.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been a professional recording artist for the past 10 years. I am now devoted to becoming a successful songwriter/producer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Simple & soulful.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with any artists that really wants to work with me :)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I think less is more.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Urban pop, r&b, hip hop & reggae/dancehall.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I believe songwriting is my strongest skill.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I believe I bring a strong element of soulfulness in a distinct way & depth in my lyrical content.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Stevie Wonder, D'angelo, Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill, India Aire, Michael Jackson, Prince and so many others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I typically collaborate with artists & producers to deliver quality songwriting & vocals to their upcoming singles or album cuts.