Telling stories through song
We don't just think outside the box. We live there. Founder, Charise Sowells, is a versatile ASCAP topliner, lyricist, composer, recording artist, studio vocalist, producer & Los Angeles Chapter NARAS voting member. Evan Malouf is a SESAC songwriter, composer, producer, & musician. Combined they have 30+ years of industry experience.
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- Evan Malouf
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- House Music TV
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- SF Weekly
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Interview with Unabashed Productions
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am proud of every project I work on for different reasons.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Music licensing for Film/TV
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Roy Osherove
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital is my setup but analog is cool too.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to honor your your vision.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making something out of nothing.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What genre are you into? I don't discriminate as long as it isn't offensive or degrading.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People underestimate the amount of sweat, blood and tears that goes into a creative person's life.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Depends on what kind of service they're looking for. For starters: What are you working on? How can I help?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Let's make some magic together!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Uke. Acoustic guitar. Flute. Phone. Solar charger.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Write. Record. Repeat. Forever.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soulful, ethereal, emotive, haunting.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sia. She's a songwriting beast with the golden voice of a warrior goddess. Also, Auroroa and Enya because their music softens the harshness of our world.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make it feel good.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Soulful electronica. Jazzy folk. Dream pop. Psychedelic indie rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Melodic layers.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Innovative sounds derived from an extremely eclectic music foundation.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Varies with each project but clear communication and follow through are key.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Ableton. Ableton Push. ProTools. Synth. Guitars. Ukulele. Bass. Mics. Flute. Vocal booth.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sia. Enya. Grimes. Built to Spill. Jose Gonzalez. Michael Jackson. Billie Holiday. Frank Sinatra. Stevie Wonder. Pink Floyd. The Doors. Aurora.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music Composition for Film/TV, Songwriting, Studio Vocals, Topline Writing, Custom Music