Sal Oliveri

Producer / Artist Development

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PRODUCER / ARTIST DEVELOPMENT / WRITER - Getting Artists where they need to go. I've worked with many top Pop & Country Artists and Singer-Songwriters but helping Indie Artists is a my specialty. 15+ years experience, top vintage gear in a World-Class Studio.

Grammy Nominated, #1 Radio single, Two iTunes #1's, with over 13 Million streams in 2017.
This Nashville based Producer / Writer has played a pivotal role in the careers of artists and songwriters for over a decade. Often behind the scenes, Sal is providing the sound, inspiration and development needed to launch artists’ careers into the forefront of the music industry.
Raised in the shadows of Manhattan, Sal Oliveri developed a diverse musical background. Before long, Sal was performing as musical director and keyboardist at Harlem’s famous “Cotton Club” and hitting the NJ/NY studio scene. Soon after, Sal relocated to Nashville where his musical efforts quickly earned him a #1 single he co-wrote and a Grammy Nomination for best Rock Album. His sound is diverse; deep reaching; a blend of retro and tomorrow. His sound is you, only the best you that anyone ever heard. Sal is known for his attention to detail and instinctive gift for bringing out the essence and making it extraordinary.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Reviews (19)

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  1. Review by Jenn Beaupré
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    I had the pleasure of working with Sal on a couple tracks recently, and honestly, that was the most relaxed and ENJOYABLE studio experience I've had to date. Phew! Sal is not only a master at his craft, but also a great listener, and a passionately kind man. It's clear he's open to- even passionate about- education emerging artists. His space is beautiful and welcoming. Talented piano man, too!

  2. Review by John Martin
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    Almost anywhere in Nashville you can find someone with a studio, recording gear and an impressive resume.... But what’s hard to find is someone with all the ‘stuff’ AND a true passion for the process of making music. Sal has all the talent, gear, credentials and an amazing studio, but the reason I always want to work with him is because I TRUST him. And in this business, that is hard to find.

  3. Review by Vanessa Olivarez
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    Sal is one of the most talented people I’ve ever had the privilege to work with. He has a superlatively musical ear, and always delivers a product that is both exactly what I wanted and above and beyond what I expected. He is easy to work with, time efficient, and always up to date with the constantly changing sounds of modern country and pop music.

  4. Review by Chris Beard
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    As a full time songwriter most days are spent grinding and dealing with rejection. But when those special songs come along I trust them to Sal. My happiest days of the year are when I get a final mix back from Sal, he exceeds my expectations every time.

  5. Review by Mindy Braasch
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    Sal is one of the best people you’ll ever work with in Nashville. In addition to being a genuinely kind person, he has a high quality studio that’s always a joy to work in. The atmosphere at his studio is warm and inviting, much like the man himself. He works efficiently without ever making you feel rushed, and he has just the ear to know how to push a song further in its production.

  6. Review by Phil Thompson
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    I learned so much from Sal about song writing, production, artist development through osmosis. It’s impossible to be around him without picking these things up, because he freely gives advice...and he genuinely cares. Sal helped me find my sound... It goes without saying that he’s a genius musician.. And even though production is his master craft, he always humbly served my vision as an artist.

  7. Review by Shanna Crooks
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    I’ve been writing and recording in Nashville for well over a decade now. Sal is one of the greatest producers/engineers/mixers/people I’ve had the pleasure of working with in this town! As a singer, it is beyond refreshing to have the mix just right in your headphones. Sal has mastered this! I love the quality of the vocal and mixes I am able to get at Sal’s studio. Highly recommend him!

  8. Review by Shanna Crooks
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    I’ve been writing and recording in Nashville for well over a decade now. Sal is one of the greatest producers/engineers/mixers/people I’ve had he pleasure of working with in this town! As a singer, it is beyond refreshing to have the mix just right in your headphones. Sal has mastered this! I love the quality of the vocal and mixes I am able to get at Sal’s studio. Highly recommend him!

  9. Review by Dan Wilson
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    Sal is an expert at bringing the best out of the artist. He is a master at capturing the emotional element of a song. As a songwriter and artist, you have to be particular in choosing who to hand your song over to so that it can come to life. Sal is by far my first choice, knowing he will take my songs to the next level. Along with his talents, he is an incredibly nice and humble person!!

  10. Review by Jason Mizelle
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    the second most important element of a song is the production, it truly makes or breaks a song! Sal has great instincts and does a phenomenal job of listening to the artist/songwriter to capture their vision for the song. Not to mention, he offers a incredible studio vibe which enhances the creative process.

  11. Review by R.C. Willis
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    Sal's capabilities in the studio are extensive and excellent. His wide range of music creations and production is huge and gives him a very fresh and open-minded attitude. I was introduced to Sal through a professional writing colleague, and since, have recorded an LP and several demos. Sal is always professional, an all around great guy and fun to work with! When I am ready to record, I call Sal!

  12. Review by Nettie Rose Freed
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    Sal doesn’t try to make you someone you’re not as an artist / songwriter. He enhances your great qualities and makes the studio experience unforgettable. I have learned a lot about myself as a singer, writer, and creative person working with him. He’s also a gifted and unique pianist which is a great help during tracking or co-writing sessions.

  13. Review by Flynt
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    Sal is Fantastic, Innovative , intuitive and professional.......Highly regard his expertise!

  14. Review by Elizabeth Elkins
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    Sal is one of the best production guys around - an incredible song guy, insanely musical, and a genuine pleasure to be around. He gets my highest recommendation.

  15. Review by Tami Fick
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    There are no words to fully express the excellence that Sal offers. As a person, as a producer, he is a man after God's heart who has been given the gift of having God's ears to hear. Sal listened to my songs and truly took them to the highest dimension in production that truly blew me away. As well, I was incredibly blessed by his gracious and gentle spirit during our recording journey.

  16. Review by david zeserson
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    I worked with Sal on a few projects....he is an amazing musician.....is very patient...very understanding...he is extremely efficient and an expert with recording equipment... he knows how to work with people on a personal level and not just as a client....i would work with Sal any time and recommend him highly...and now consider him and his family close friends......david Zess

  17. Review by Matt Jordan
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    One of the most important aspects of creating music is finding a producer who can bring a song to life without compromising the nature of the lyric and the story. That's what I found in Sal. Sal's creativity and talent has been able to turn my songs into something I could've never dreamed up on my own.
    The best part about Sal? He's as good and trustworthy of a person as he is a producer.

  18. Review by Sheridan Hill
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    When we came to Nashville, we were hoping for a great producer to work with, and Sal definitely fit the bill. This was a full length project , with top level musicians in an A list studio. Even though we were total rookies, Sal made us feel like family. He has a wonderful gift of being able to bring out your best without making you feel pressured. An absolute Pro! Thanks Sal!

  19. Review by Lois Ball
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    Best Producer I've worked with! Understood the sound I was wanting and nailed it. Thanks, Sal!

Interview with Sal Oliveri

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both! I use the best of both worlds! All the latest and greatest plugins and 32 channels of classic and new hardware!

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

  4. A: I'm a man of my word. If I promise something, I fulfill it. I strive for excellent in everything I do.

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

  6. A: Helping people achieve their goals and dreams.

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

  8. A: What are your career goals? What music and other artists inspire you?

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: A mix of retro and tomorrow.

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

  12. A: Experiment! Don't get lazy or cheap and take the easy road bc it's convenient.

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

  14. A: Pop, Indie, Singer-songwriters, Country

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Bringing the BEST of of an Artist's vocals, songs and sound.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I have a world-class studio by renowned designer, Carl Tatz. Vintage Telefunken and Neumann Mics and a blend of vintage and new outboard gear and all the latest plugins for the best of both worlds.

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

  20. A: Music Production and Artist Development for Artists.

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Terms Of Service

Music Production: turnaround usually 2 weeks. Mix: turn-around 5 days max, 2 mix revision rounds. After that, hourly of $100/hr.

GenresSounds Like
  • The Chain Smokers Band
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood
Gear Highlights
  • Vintage Telekunken 250 and Nuemann u67 Mics.
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