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I’m a top producer/mixer/writer who was worked with major artists (Sia, Sting, Flo Rida, Anohni, Norah Jones, Ben Harper, Karen O, Liza Minnelli...). I've produced the music for 8 Oscar nominated or winning films including 3 Best Original Song Noms. My work is creative, detailed, exciting.
Hi, for the production of tracks from start to finish (and all points in between) - I'm a producer, multi-instrumentalist* songwriter, lyricist, composer and arranger. I can produce songs for you to suit your style from scratch. I work across many genres.
I Am Chris Adams. Musical Genius. Music Producer. Live Band Music Director. String Arranger. Piano Player. Beat Maker. I LOVE SoundBetter clients, so I work with all types of budgets. I'm really passionate about what I do! :-) - CA
I'm an award winning British music producer, songwriter and vocalist. I am currently writing and producing with major label artists, including Little Mix, Kelly Clarkson & the UK's X-Factor. I am also providing vocals and songs for chart topping EDM artists. Only 2% of producers are female, so I'm one of a kind!
Hey! I'm a producer, songwriter, + vocalist who specializes in making unique pop music. My creations have been used by brands like Fenty x Rihanna, JCPenney, Target, Adidas, Cadillac, and more. I look forward to talking with you about your next project! :) - xo K808
I play bass/keys/sing for Audio Adrenaline (two GRAMMY® Awards, five GMA Dove Awards, a GOLD®-certified recording, and 14 #1 Christian radio singles) and also was the lead singer for Wavorly (2 #1 Christian radio singles). I play multiple instruments as well as sing.
Production, mixing and mastering services worldwide via Internet. Full-time composer / music producer since 1989. I have writen music for symphony orchestra, theatre, TV and film and different genres of pop and rock music. I am a very down to earth person and my response time is fast. I will make sure that you are satisfied with final product.
Italian music producer and sound engineer based in Berlin. I take the production from start (recording, session musician, production) to the end (mixing, mastering). I've published and produced for Sony, Universal, Warner and many independent labels.
I am a Music Producer from Mumbai, India. I have produced various tracks ranging from House, Trap, Hip-hop, Trance, Bollywood, Punjabi, Bhangra, etc. I have had multiple worldwide releases under various international record labels including Future Records, IbizaStereo, etc. I have worked with various artists across the globe.
Full production, mixing, mastering and session recording (drums, guitar, bass, keys, vocals). Song and album production - anything from simple singer/songwriter vocal/guitar arrangements up to full-band arrangements. Songwriting collaboration, track editing, music consultation services too. Over 30 years of recording, performing and engineering!
Music producer & songwriter offering production, writing, & mixing. My pieces have landed placements with Spotify, Hearst Magazines, Rodan + Fields and have collectively garnered over 50 million streams.
Hi! I’m Ofo and I’m a music composer and producer. I’m really passionate about music and I like working with other people. I’ve played in music festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival Mexico (EDC Mexico) and Corona Capital (2 of the biggest music festivals here in Mexico).
Over 10 years of Experience with working with the best in the game / Tlc , Scarface, The Game, Currency, Eric Bellinger King Chip, Project Pat, Good Music Artist , MYA, , Trinidad James , Bibi Bourelly, Gary Clark Jr., Styles P, G-Eazy, Chamillionaire, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, E-40, Curren$y, Royce da 5’9”, DRAM, Mark Morrison, Dave East,
Producer/Multi-Instrumentalist/Engineer with major, indie, tv, and studio film credits offering comprehensive music services for artists--composition, tracks, instruments, writing, recording, mixing, and mastering.
Alex is a Grammy®-nominated and award-winning producer, engineer and musician, whose scope of work encompasses a variety of genres from musical theater to heavy metal. Having worked with both industry giants, as well as independent artists, Alex's musicality, experience and passion reflects in every project he takes on.
In 2009 Fossil Studios was born, transforming a warehouse in lower Clapton into a state of the art recording studio and living space. Fossil Studios is a creative oasis in the Heart of Hackney, East London where creativity has no limitations and inspiration is served in a tea cup. We Dig Music!
Rich Pilkington is a Music Producer, Songwriter & Remixer with releases on Warner Music, Ultra (Sony) and Armada. He's won international songwriting competitions and specializes in Pop & EDM, but has worked with artists in all genres . Credits include Sony, Warner Music, Universal, Armada and many more.
If you're looking for a modern sound I'm your guy. I've been producing for about 10 years now. The most notable artists I've produced for thus far in my career include Kid Cudi, Big Sean, J, Juicy J, MGK, Mac Miller, Kyle, Dram Anderson Paak and more. Most of the songs I've produced in the last few years have accumulated a million or more plays.
Hey everyone, Jeff with JENGA Productions Nashville located inside the historic RCA Studio A building off music row. I am a Producer/Songwriter/Ad Jingler/Engineer/Mixer & multi instrumentalist. I've had great experiences in working sessions with John Legend, Talib Kweli, Saint Motel, and more! Excited to work with you!
I'm a producer and award-winning songwriter from the California Bay Area. You probably have heard many of my songs in commercials and hit TV shows without evening knowing it! My forte is in creating ear-catchy productions that leave listeners humming their melodies for weeks to come. I would love to meet you and hear more about your next project!
I am a platinum-selling music producer, writer, and mixing engineer based in NYC. Some notable artists I've worked/collaborated with in my career include Machine Gun Kelly, Avenged Sevenfold, Melanie Fiona, Chance the Rapper, Jhené Aiko, Kid Cudi, Bun B, Logic, Dumbfoundead, Fabri Fibra, Rockie Fresh, and more.
Ben Rubin (aka Benny Cha Cha) is a Grammy-nominated producer, (re-)mixer, bassist and composer. From performing at the Newport Jazz Festival with Dred Scott Trio to producing remixes for Killah Priest and Karsh Kale, Brooklyn-based Rubin is a musical shapeshifter. The House of Cha Cha is his mixing/overdub/production room.
I'm an American Songwriting Award-Winning Artist and a Grammy short-listed Producer. I've been writing, producing, and performing professionally in the music industry for more than ten years. I've collaborated with artists including Sufjan Stevens, Ra Ra Riot, Panama Wedding, Hiromi, and many more.
Oscar & Grammy winning, Emmy nominated Producer/Engineer/Mixer. 30 years of Gold & Platinum experience. Recent clients of note include Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, U2, The Ting Tings, Chaka Khan, Glee, Placido Domingo, Ingrid Michaelson, Cristina Aguilera, Alice Cooper, and Duran Duran.
Hey there music makers! It's Bert! I'm a music producer, vocal producer, songwriter, and TV producer on NBC's "The Voice" and Adam Lavine and Dave Stewart's upcoming "Songland" project. I have credits with OneRepublic, Alesha Dixon, The Newsboys, The Disco Fries, and Mark Feehily of Westlife, among others. Lets create together!
I have been working in the industry for over 10 years producing, mixing records, and being in a influential force in a creative setting. I began working as recording engineer for industry producers, as well as mixing records for artists, Serayah, The Game, Myá, Willie Taylor of Day 26, Chris Brown, Ray J, Migos, and many more
I'm Trey Vittetoe, a Los Angeles based music producer and songwriter. Some of my credit highlights include: Selena Gomez For You 2014 "Falling Down" Selena Gomez, Kiss and Tell 2009 (4 songs) Miley Cyrus Breakout 2008 (title song) Locnville "Grapevine" 2016 Jessie James self titled 2009 "Bullet" (written with Katy Perry)
I am a Producer, Mixer, and Grammy Winning Engineer having the privilege of working on many great projects with both independent and Major label artists. I have my own private overdub recording/mixing studio to provide the top quality music production you demand.
Hi there, I’m Johnny Goldstein. I’m a 26-year-old producer and I’ve been in the business since I was 15. Originally from Israel, I’ve shaped albums and mixed tracks for some of the leading artists in the country. I’ve also produced official remixes for some of the biggest artists in the world.
David Schoenwetter is a professional producer, songwriter, and engineer with over 10 years experience in the music industry. Specializing in Pop, Urban, and EDM production, but comfortable working with all genres. The song is king. Credits include: Warner, Ultra, Sony, Universal, HBO, Ford, NBC, MTV, E!, Bravo, BBC Worldwide, and many more.
With my mother and father being touring musicians for the majority of their lives, it was inevitable that I would develop a love for the industry. With the experience I have in song creation, producing, and performance, I can't imagine doing anything else. I'm Josh and you will find me easy to work with, prompt and passionate. Lets make music!
Jo'Shua is producer, composer musicians and Creative arranger, also know as A&J. Very high quality and professional tracks! You can listen some works that i made for my SoundBetter customers here https://soundcloud.com/nuova-specie-umana
I specialise in EDM | Dance | Future | Bass & Tropical House | Trance | Pop | Hip Hop production. Mixing & Mastering, songwriting and vocal recording and production. I am currently based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, with over 20 years experience in the Studio and Music Industry.
I have produced records for many major-label artists including Natalie LaRose, Bebe Rexha, Flo-Rida and the list goes on. I collaborate with the industry's top writers such as James Fauntleroy, Carmen Key and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. My name is known within the industry and background checks are encouraged!
Hey! I'm Paul. I have been working on music with great artists for almost 7 years producing, mixing records, and teaching music production. The only way to make huge things is by making the things differently, I'm innovating on creating new styles and rythms on music.
Short & Sweet for you all. This is where you want to be to get the right SOUND to BETTER your art! Chea, you see what I did there? Let's get to a lil bio info. -Producing Music for 7+ Years. -Ghost Producing -Mixing & Mastering
Hi! Im Axe Follin, Music Producer and Songwritter from Argentina. I have worked with a wide variety of top industry local artists as Zeta Bossio (Soda Stereo) and Benjamin Amadeo and up and coming artists like Lula Miranda, LMV and Mechi Pieretti.Worked with mayor labels such as Warner Chappel, Universal and Sony.
I am originally from Manchester, UK but have lived in Los Angeles for the last 10 years. I have worked with established radio artists and also help many up and coming artists get publishing deals/Record Deals. I have been producing everyday for the last 10 years and I love what i do for a living!
Specialist in "Hook". Professional composer, producer and mixer with 30 yrs of industry experience. Work samples available on hitworkswest.com Genres include, Pop, Electronic, Rock, AC, EDM, R&B, HipHop, Orchestral. Original Pro Tools User.
DJ/Producer/Remixer from Johannesburg, South Africa. I've been producing Electronic Dance Music for the last 19 Years, with support from the world's top DJ's including Armin Van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Judge Jules, Thrillseekers, Pedro Del Mar and Roger Shah. And labels including Armada, In Trance We Trust, Discover and Above All.
Hey! I'm Adrian and I'm a UK Writer / Producer, lucky enough to have 400+ record releases (four Platinum and seven Gold records) worldwide, with over thirty Top 40 chart hits worldwide, including four #1s. I’m easy-going, reliable,and love what I do. Let me help make your great song or track come to life!
Producer/mix engineer with releases on top house/techno labels like Cocoon, Crosstown Rebels or InFuse. With 17 yrs of experience as a DJ playing the world's best clubs, a music journalist for Mixmag, and a Consultant Manager for Grade Management, Gavin Herlihy brings a wealth of experience to the table and is also available for music consultancy.
Drew has engineered on multiple Grammy nominated albums and collaborated with Chris Gehringer (Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Jay Z, Twenty One Pilots) Paul Leavitt (Panic At The Disco, All Time Low, The Used, Yellowcard) and Dan Korneff (The Devil Wears Prada, Breaking Benjamin, A Day To Remember, Forever The Sickest Kids)
The Insider's Guide to Hiring a Music Producer
For so many good reasons, you've decided to hire a music producer. Now you're starting your search for candidates. It's exciting, a bit like a first date. You're not hiring a plumber; you're trying to find your partner in art. Someone you'll have to trust with your "babies". Magic can come of the right producer-artist relationship and working with the right producer can make a song bloom. In this guide I'll offer a 4-point checklist for identifying the right producer for you.
1. Producer Types
There are different types of producers who all call themselves producers, and this can get confusing. No one is better than the other, they are just different, so it’s important to find out what kind of producer you’re talking to.
Traditional producers can take your song or song idea and turn it into a great sounding track that you can record your vocals to. This category of producers are fantastic if you’re a songwriter and when working remotely. These folks are typically good at arrangements - deciding which instrument will play on which song and what part each instrument will play. They are instrumentalists or multi instrumentalists that may end up being your ‘band’ on the recording. In some cases they know how to oversee and coordinate a project and locate the right talent at the best price and just ‘make it happen’, not unlike a musical Project Manager or Wedding Planner. I’m not giving this last example to poke fun – you can’t imagine how important it is to have someone on the project who possesses these skills. In some cases they also do ‘vocal coaching’ to the artist, helping identify the best key for the vocalist and guide the artist through the vocal takes, lending their experience to when you have it nailed, when to try again and how, what types of harmonies or doubles to do etc.
Beatmaker Producers are pretty common in the Hip Hop and Urban Pop world. They are known for exactly that - making beats. This started in the world of Hip Hop but since Pop music has become more beat oriented, some pop songs are written as ‘toplines’ (vocal melodies) over existing beats by Beatmakers with a particular sound. When working with Beatmakers you’d typically either choose from an existing beat they already have (and lease it for use or buy it for exclusive use), and then write a vocal melody and lyrics over it (this is the more common use case), or you would pay the Beatmaker to create a custom beat based on your specifications or around a melody you already wrote.
As an example, Sia worked with a traditional Producer on her early records, which included live instrumentation and more organic production and songwriting processes, whereas she discussed in interviews how for her latest pop-oriented singles she wrote melodies over existing beats that Beatmakers sent her. If you listen to these records you’ll hear the stylistic difference that is due in part to the difference in process.
Both Traditional Producers and Beatmakers might or might not also be Mixing Engineers. In some cases if they mix this might be part of the package you get working with them, and sometimes their mixing chops are part of what make up the ‘sound’ they are known for. Mixing is a really important part of the production process. Some producers are hands on mixers, while others aren’t mixers at all but might sit next to mixers and direct them. They don’t have to be mixers, but it’s good to know what strengths they bring to the table.
Every producer is different. Find out what your producer brings to the table by asking them.
2. Production Samples – What to listen for
The first thing you should do is listen to audio samples and trust your ears. Considering a producer's creative involvement in the process, samples should be their pride and joy. Here are a few things you should listen for:
Do the songs sound like a finished product to you? Depending on the budget, experience and source material (talent) they were working with, it may be unrealistic to expect every song will sound like a top-10 radio single. But if the arrangement, mix, vocal and instrumental performance are on par with what you want to achieve, that’s a good sign. Find out if they mixed the songs they are playing you. Since mixing is an important part of getting professional sound, the ‘sound’ quality is in part due to the mixing engineer’s skill. They might be the mixing engineer themselves. If that’s the case, you can expect to get broadly similar results with your mix, depending on the quality of input material, and assuming it’s a similar genre. So pay extra attention to the quality of the mix. If they weren’t the mix engineer on the song you heard, you want to find out who was the mixer on these songs, and whether they would be working on your song as well. This may depend on their go-to mixer’s price vis-a-vis your budget. It’s always best to do critical listening in an environment you know well - your room, your speakers or headphones.
Is the production style one that is broadly aligned with your stylistic taste? Keep in mind what you are hearing may not necessarily need to fit your style exactly. In fact some of the best artist/producer symbiotic collaborations came from producers taking artists in a new direction. A smart artist will come with an open mind and often be willing to work with an amazing producer, even (or especially) if that producer can take you on a journey you wouldn’t have been on otherwise. Having said that, if the producer samples are all hyper-compressed, four-to-the-floor side-chained pumping, white-noise laced mega-pop, and you are pretty sure you want your recording to sound like Ryan Adams or Norah Jones, they might not be right choice. If the producer is a mix engineer and takes pride primarily in knowing how to get killer live drum sounds but you do EDM, then this should give you pause.
Did the song samples feel natural?
There are different ways to produce the same song. Listen for whether the production felt forced on the song, or did it bring out the best in the song. The producer’s role is to serve the song and make it shine, not use the song as a vehicle to flash their production chops or experiment for their own sake, at the expense of the song or artist.
3. What's included in the price of production?
Producers bring much value to a project and get paid for their services. First and foremost consider whether they are the producer you want to work with. Only then consider fee. After you discuss what their fee is, you should dig deeper to find out what is included in this fee.
Is pre-production included? That is, will they spend time helping you choose the songs to produce if you have too many, or finding the right key for your voice? If they are Beatmakers, your you leasing the beat for for use, or buying outright for exclusive use? Do they expect to keep any portion of the publishing (songwriting) royalties? Beatmakers are more likely to expect to keep a portion of publishing than traditional producers (especially if you wrote a melody over a beat they already had), but every producer is different and this is something you should discuss and is sometimes open for negotiation.
What’s their deliverable? This is an important expectation to align. Will they get you to a master, or will you still need to hire a mixing and mastering engineer? Do they know a good mixing and mastering engineer and how much do they charge? Will they mix your vocals in if you are recording them after they produce the track? Do you need them to? Do they play any instruments? Do you want them to? (Are they good)? If you will need to hire a studio, is that included in their rate?
4. Personal and Musical Connection
If the producer asks to hear your songs, this is a good sign. If the way they discuss the process resonates with you, this is yet another good sign. One way to gauge a producer’s customer service sensibility is from reviews of previous artists they’ve worked with. Someone else has already walked in your shoes. Was their experience good? Great? Trust makes the process so much more rewarding. Working with someone you connect with on a musical and personal level makes for a better outcome.
Good luck with your production. And if you found this article useful, please share it!