Career Coaching (103)
Think your music is great? Let it be heard by Grammy Award winning Record Executive and A&R Amir Windom for an intimate detailed critique. Amir has built his career on discovering talent and making them global superstars. He realizes the key to finding superstars is listening to music, meeting artists and giving EVERYONE A FAIR SHOT and LISTEN. So he's teamed up with Music Xray to give artist opportunities to bring him virtually into your studio. Maybe he has the advice that's going to make your song or brand, reach eyes and ears all over the world.
Windom recently became an Oscar nominee for his A&R work on Pharrell’s international hit “Happy”.
Windom’s creative genius on Trey Songz, Kanye West, T.I. Lupe Fiasco and B.o.B’s albums always yield impressive results. He has also developed marketing campaigns for renown brands such as Adidas and Kodak.
Please submit your best for to Dick Hodgin AKA "The Dream Assassin" for sharp, honest feedback. Dick has a reputation for sharp, HONEST, no punches pulled advice and counsel which has earned him “Dream Assassin” nickname.
He has produced, engineered, and/or managed such artists as: The Accelerators Cravin' Melon Johnny Quest Lynyrd Skynyrd Big Daddy Kane Troop 41 J. Cole Jason Michael Carroll Erykah Badu Hootie and The Blowfish Flat Duo Jets Bad Checks Corrosion Of Conformity Far Too Jones Faith Collapsing Confessor Clay Aiken The Ultraviolets and many, many more
- Dick Hodgin / Osceola Studios
This dropbox is for artists who are seeking production advice on their music or music/sound based productions. Using our experience we aim to help artists get their tracks ready for self release or for submission to labels or publishing companies.
The submission price includes feedback on tracks and we will answer specific questions based on our knowledge and experience.
Get your mix ready for release!
As part of this service we would listen to the tracks in an acoustically treated control room and check overall mix/master levels, balance and phase check as well as listening in mono/stereo through various monitoring systems. This would be the first stage, then we could give feedback based on specific questions and offer our critique on the mix and arrangement from an engineer/producer perspective.
We look forward to hearing from you!
I have many decades of experience in developing one's original voice. Both as an artist and as a coach to musicians and artists. In addition to 11 solo recordings I've worked with King Crimson, David Sylvian, Vernon Reid, Brian Eno, TOOL, Steven Wilson and Puscifer.
I can listen to your music through, both, your ears (to hear if you are reaching your musical aims) and my ears (to hear how the piece matches up with my experience as a player/producer.) I will give advice, opinions, critiques, commentaries, articulations and 'the works' about where you are heading.
Additionally I run my own record label (7d Media) and am a fully independent musician (recording, performing/touring, producing, licensing, composing and more.) All of my experience and advice is available to you.
Let's face it, many vocal coaches and singing teachers have little or no experience in the studio.
I am lucky in that I not only am a qualified sound engineer, but I spent 14 years gigging as a professional singer and I now work full time at Vibey Studios developing recording artists for recording and live performances.
In the course of my singing career I've learnt and developed many vocal techniques and can now offer this insight through the Music Xray portal !
Singing in the studio you need a different set of skills from singing live, I have a wealth of experience helping singers achieve their potential
I am seeking great new talent to develop and produce. Submit your song(s) to me for consideration. I will listen to everything submitted to me. In addition I will provide constructive feedback. If you want a detailed professional interaction, or want to submit only, please see the other submission options.
Jeff (at www.bovaland.com) is a Grammy Award-winning producer with over a hundred platinum- and gold-selling albums to his name. He has contributed to recordings by mainstream artists like Katy Perry, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, and Luther Vandross.
I speak on hundreds of panels in the last few years. I have booked thousands of bands for events, shows and festivals, especially SXSW. I am a writer and owned my own national music magazine. I manage bands and research music everyday. I also sit in on many panels constantly educating myself on whats working, not working and what performers need to advance in their music and also connect with fans. I love giving out valuable information that can arm any performer, any genre thats serious about their music and going as far and long as they can and live off their music done right.
I will listen to your song and give you some valuable feedback on your music, ways to get it out there and heard!
- Manic Monkee MGMT and Marketing
A song critique will provide you with career-building feedback and professional evaluation of your work, including input on songwriting, performance, production, and commercial viability. Producer/Engineer Keith Olsen of Pogolgo Productions Group has worked with Whitesnake, Joe Walsh, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Sammy Hagar, Pat Benatar and many more (see bio for complete list). Keith's expert advice and insight will help you advance in your music career by highlighting your strengths and offering ideas for improvement of any weaknesses your music may have.
View Keith's credits: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/keith-olsen-p111219/credits/date-asc/
"I am a veteran songwriter and producer and can offer you constructive and honest feedback on the commercial viability of your song in today’s market. Additionally, if I hear something I completly love I may have an opportunity for it or will be able to shop the song for you."Getting insightful professional critiques is very important before submitting your song to real competitive pitches. Think of it as target practice
Have some crazy experimental music to share? Submit your music to get some honest feedback from a professional composer with over a decade's experience in electronic, classical, and experimental music. I can give you technical and musical feedback, honest feedback. As a composer and music prof, I know what you need to do to take your crazy ideas to the next level.
From my 10 years working side by side with the film and tv department of Warner Bros I have much knowledge and experience on what they’re looking for out there!
"What is this song missing?" Is the hook solid"? "Are the first 3 lines strong enough to hold someone's attention?" "Is the bridge more of a chorus than the actual chorus?"
Scot Sax Founder and songwriter of RCA Recording artist Wanderlust, co-wrote the Grammy-winning song "Like We Never Loved At All" for Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, wrote and performed "I Am The Summertime" from the film American Pie, toured with Robert Plant and ALISON KRAUSS to co-writing a GRAMMY-winning song for FAITH HILL and TIM MCGRAW,
Tom listens to everything submitted to him through Music Xray and will provide valuable feedback and insights. "Through Music Xray, I'm happy to make myself available to you and am eager to hear your music, provide my honest assessment and perhaps tell you where I think you could go with it both creatively and professionally. Please submit any genre of music for my consideration."
As VP of UK A&R for One Night Stand Music, I KNOW why bands / artists do and don't get signed.
I will give you an hour of my time, I will listen to your music, visit your website, view your videos and tell you step by step, what you need to do to turn a "no" into a "Yes" in the music business.
This could well be the best $10 you ever spend on moving your career forward.
Please include your social media links with your submission
Gilli Moon, Songsalive! President, Certified Professional Coach, Artist Coach, Author, Speaker, Artist offers 1 on 1 coaching sessions at a discount for Songsalive! and MusicXray members. (Normally $250).
We work together to build your career, achieve your goals, develop skills, and empower your talent towards a career and life you’ve always imagined.
Whether you are a beginner Artist, professional Artist, or just an individual interested in exploring your creativity, we promise these sessions will light a fire in your heart & mind, and steer you on a positive, dynamic and action filled direction towards a higher purpose, greater passion and successful life.
For budding and professional Artists (of all genres and styles) and includes professional career advice/consultation, discussion, demo listening, creative and production guidance, artistic feedback, stage tips, personal and artistic direction, music release marketing and promotional tips, tools & resources, specially designed activities and answers to all your questions.
Empowering your TALENT towards a career you have always imagined.
One on One coaching sessions to build your career, achieve goals, develop your skills, and get you OUT THERE.
More about the coaching, testimonials and Gilli Moon at www.warriorartistcoaching.com
I facilitate a song writer's workshop on the structure and lyric of a song. I can make suggestions and offer advice as to the three basic elements; melody, lyrics, harmony. We can also talk about the demo process. Craig Brandwynne Composer/Producer/Artist Development - Center Sound Reocrds, Inc. Professor at Living Arts College at The School of Communiacation Arts in Raleigh NC. I teach Digital Audio , Engineering, Songwriting, Post-Production.
Reggie Calloway is eager to offer you his ear, taste, and professional criteria to make your music better, more adapted to what the industry is currently seeking, and general songwriting advice.
Additionally, and based on the questions you ask in the submission message space, Reggie will answer specific questions about your career path and strategy.
The five time Grammy-nominated Reggie Calloway has always displayed a unique ear for music and trends. It is no surprise that the music pioneer received a Grammy nomination for R&B Songwriter of the Year for the hit song “Casanova” in 1987.
Best known as the founder and leader of one of the most popular Techno-funk bands, Midnight Star, Calloway led the group to international success by writing, producing and arranging a string of top mega #1 hits including, “Operator,” “No Parking On The Dance Floor,” “I Wanna Be Rich” and “Freak-a-zoid.”
One of Calloway’s original compositions entitled, “I’ll Be Good For You,” was featured on N’Sync’s multi-platinum CD, No Strings Attached (highest selling album of the last decade). He has also penned songs for the chart-topping group Levert (“Casanova”), the sultry Teddy Pendergrass (“Joy”), Grammy-winning Gladys Knight (“Love Overboard”) and “Jump Start My Love” for Natalie Cole.
Want to get your song licensed but don't know if you have the right sound?
I will deliver an exclusive FIVE STAR Song Critique.
I have quality checked thousands of tracks in all musical genres and have helped over 150 Artists in all genres including hip hop, pop, country, jazz, world, and film music.
Your Exclusive 5 Star Music Critique includes:
1) Mixing Insight
2) Tips on Musicality
3) Basic Career coaching
4) Mastering insight
5) Songwriting and lyric help
6) Getting a professional sound
7) Melody help
8) Help with rhythm, beats, and drums
9) Tips for vocals
10) And so much more!
Take advantage of two decades of musical experience. My ears can hear what you need to improve to reach the professional level. Have a tune that you love but never gets high ratings? I will identify key amateur mistakes in your recording. New to music licensing or an experienced pro, we'll chat about how to best improve your chances of reaching the right markets and to maximize your musical and monetary potential. This is professional consulting for the everyday musician. Affordable rates because I know you don't have the money or time to waste.
I look forward to hearing your music! Not convinced, be sure to check out the ratings and comments below from other happy Music Xray artists.
In this dropbox, Audity Music is offering the opportunity for expert critique of your song with an eye towards helping you understand what is required to make records that work in the Japan and Korea markets.
Audity has an especially strong niche in Asia, having relationships with top songwriters, producers, record labels, publishers and other key players that are difficult to rival. Our on-the-ground experience in Japan and Korea has given us the opportunity to develop a unique expertise in both markets. Now, we are offering to share our knowledge with you in order to boost your chances of successful pitching and placement in Asia. A lot of writers come to us seeking information about and access to the Asia markets. Here's your chance.
Why YOU should consider Asia?
Japan is the second largest music market in the world, not very far behind the U.S. in terms of annual music revenues. If you ignore Japan, you could be giving up substantial income as a songwriter; indeed you may find that income in Japan exceeds income in your home market if you can create the music sought in the Japanese market and have the right avenues in which to pitch it. Additionally, Korea is a very strong market in Asia that tends to lean a bit more Western in its music soundscape. the K-pop market has been growing increasingly strong in recent years, especially on the international scene as Korean record labels have been excellent as pushing K-Pop outside of Korea and even outside of Asia to Europe, America, South America, etc.
China/Taiwan is another growing force to be reckoned with and strongly considered by songwriters as China's intellectual property protection and licensing regime comes into form. You will find that all the major U.S. labels, Korean labels, Japanese labels, etc are now partnering with Chinese companies to be prepared for when China's regime truly comes online. And, Mandopop is a strong force in China, largely emanating from Taiwan.
If you want Audity Music's expertise on Asia markets for your benefit, submit here! We encourage writers to pursue the diversification of markets for their music and always have an international mindset. Music is the universal language after all!
If we REALLY like your song(s) and think has placement potential with some additional production/editing/co-writing, we may be in touch via direct message to work further with you and offer such services. And, if we think your song(s) is already a good fit for the markets, we may reach out to discuss representation of your music in Asia and beyond. Again, Asia is our particularly unique niche. However, we pitch music around the world. We're not here to just take fees. We want to find great writers and work with them! Our expert critiques will take time significantly more time than simply voting "Selected" or "Not Selected", thus the higher submission fee.
Looking forward to hearing your songs!
- Audity Music, LLC
HD Music Now has teamed up with Multi-Platinum Producer/Songwriter Jonathan Perkins to provide artists, producers & songwriters with a professional critique to help take your song and/or master to the next level.
Please make note of what particular elements you would like Jon to focus on in his critique (lyrics, arrangement, instrumentation, production, composition, melody).
Jonathan Perkins is a Multi-Platinum songwriter/producer and an Emmy Award-winning composer. He is currently signed to a publishing deal with Reach Music Publishing and Orange Factory Music, the production team behind worldwide phenomenon Jay Sean. He was a writer on Jay Sean's smash sensation "Down" featuring Lil Wayne, which went 6x Platinum internationally, reaching no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2009, as well as on Jay Sean’s single “Do You Remember” featuring Sean Paul & Lil Jon, which went Platinum and reached the Billboard Top 10. Gold records include Jay Sean's "2012" featuring Nicki Minaj, and the album “BTR” by Nickelodeon teen sensation Big Time Rush.
His other placements have included Frankie J, Cody Simpson, and Cover Drive among others. One of his most recent records with Australian superstar Jessica Mauboy has achieved gold status in Australia, a collaboration with Pitbull entitled “Kick Up Your Heels”, released October 2013 on Jessica’s album, “Beautiful”.
Jonathan also has extensive experience in scoring and orchestration. He won an Emmy in New York in 2010 in the Outstanding Program/Special in the Business/Consumer category for composing the score for a 2009 documentary by The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times entitled "Doing Business in China.” Jonathan’s music can also be heard on MTV'S "Room Raiders," "Teen Cribs," channels VH1, BET, The Hub, and others. In addition, his arranging and scoring talents have led him to work with Bad Boy Entertainment, Richard Horowitz (composer for Oliver Stone’s ‘Any Given Sunday’), the Nashville String Machine, and Iranian singer/composer/activist Sussan Deyhim, to name a few."
I will usually try to critique any regular submission I receive to provide help when someone submits their music - it just feels right.
*This BOX will be different*
When you submit records here - I will not only write a detail critique(per usual), but I will speak on the record you have sent if you are questioning anything on it. Whether that be where to go with the song, if you're stuck on the arrangement, or even if you're second guessing some chords, etc..
We, as musicians, are always constantly growing & learning from one another. I am only adding this because I feel like if I had this option on the rise, I would've grown to be a greater music producer/musician at an exponentially faster pace.
*Obviously, my ears are always open, that is the end goal*
Helping people along the way is also my passion.
If taking more time with it & stating what I may do with the particular song can take it to the next level & aid in someone's journey, I am all for it.
Enjoy & Thanks!
D.K.A.D. has produced for artists such as 50 Cent & G-Unit, Denzel Curry, OG-Maco, Deniro Farrar, Pill, Ransom and many more.
- D.K.A.D - Producer / DJ / Audio-Engineer