Versatile songwriter with professional experience in the music industry. Thriving in current top 40 pop songwriting, but always open for different genres! Well versed and up to date in current trends. Natural ability for arrangement and song structure. Professional touring guitarist in several genres.
Growing up in a small rural town in Virginia, there wasn't much to do. Music quickly became an addiction at an early age. Once I discovered the guitar I fell in love with my first obsession. I never let the thing go. My mother would tell me stories of her hearing music late at night upstairs. She would go up the steps and find me in the dark in bed playing guitar.
Since my first love of guitar I have learned how to express myself through songwriting. It was through songwriting that I found my calling and my true passion. I became so focused on writing and studying music. I have become a Spotify fanatic and am constantly searching and searching new music. I have been able to write a lot, I mean a lot of songs over the last several years. I have worked on honing my craft and am ready to share my creative side with you! As a songwriter in Nashville, I am constantly writing daily with multiple artists, writers, and producers.
I love the creative side of songwriting and the work it takes to get a great song. I would love to be able to share my passion and talents to help you get a fantastic song written.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Reviews (2)Endorse Jared Minnix
Super talented guitarist and all around musician. With so many different people I work with on a regular basis, Jared is definitely a favorite. Highly recommend him to anyone.
Jared is an amazing vocalist and songwriter. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him on many occasions. I would highly recommend working with him to anyone.
Interview with Jared Minnix
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Im genuinely excited about every songwriting opportunity I have. They all bring there own excitement and variety.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My first single as an artist!!!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes! Michael McQuaid, TonyB, and Caleb Lovely
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I'm a millennial
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise I will give 110% into writing a hit song or providing the best service I possibly can.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: There is nothing more magical about songwriting. Having the ability to write and compose songs of multiple genres that may not even be in my vocal range or style. Just bringing something into life from nothing.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sometimes the greatest songs i've written take the least amount of time.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your purpose for my service? Do you intend to pitch the songs? is this for a demo?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be sure to be as descriptive as possible to ensure the best service is provided to you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: assuming this island has a great power supply, My computer, a midi controller, An old Martin 00, a 70s Strat, and a vintage tweed amp
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have played guitar for about 12 years now that has taken me all over the country. I played guitar professionally and toured. which has lead me to Nashville were I wrote a whole lot of songs!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: pop, indie/pop
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: One Republic, Ryan Tedder is a master of his craft.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: less is more
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Melodies, Lyrics, and Topics
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to thing of unique melodies while being current with what is successful today.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually start with a track, chord progression or some type of instrumentation followed by a melody which is later replace with lyrics.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Logic Pro X, a couple guitars, lots of pedals, akai midi controller
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Im a big fan of Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, and Ryan Tedder's writing. On the guitar John Mayer, SRV, and Clapton.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Top line vocal melody writing, lyrical writing, acoustic/electric guitar work.