Hugh McIntyre

Hugh McIntyre


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Hugh McIntyre

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Words on music for Forbes, and also Huffington Post, Myspace, and BlackBook Magazine. Previously: Billboard, MTV, Mic, etc. Also editor of Pop! Bang! Boom!
Bio
Words on music for Forbes, and also Huffington Post, Myspace, and BlackBook Magazine. Previously: Billboard, MTV, Mic, etc. Also editor of Pop! Bang! Boom!
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Expertise
music industry, music tech, music writing, music writing / blogging, music journalism
Interests
indie pop, music, pop
Location
NYC (by way of Boston)

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b.b (Unreleased) by Avaya

Hugh McIntyre

Love this! Love everything about this! It's honestly one of the best songs I've been sent on this platform. I can see this track performing well if you can get it to some streaming playlists, and if you have more like this, you're well on your way. You definitely have a knack for songwriting and producing!

Clifford Reeves submitted media.

3 AM by Clifford

Hugh McIntyre

Catchy track. Also, good job on the songwriting--knowing when to space things out is a real skill. I liked the production, and would love to hear it go to the next level with better mixing, master, or engineering.

Annalisa Giolo submitted media.

Invisible City by Inanna

Hugh McIntyre

Well done with this. You made a video that I hope didn't cost you tons of money, but it looks great. The song really stands out as something interesting, and you clearly have a voice and a viewpoint all your own. 

Big Zvch submitted media.

Sorry by Big Zvch

Hugh McIntyre

While this sounded a little too amateurish to perform well with the masses (in my opinion), I liked your flow (most of the time--there were a few lines that were a little clunky), the lyrics, and the overall message of the song. It was sweet and you delivered it well. Good job!

Niamh Watson submitted media.

Sugar by Niamh Watson

Hugh McIntyre

Everything about this song is so pretty. Your voice is perfect for the style of the track and the songwriting, and it all works. My only suggestion might be to somehow better the production quality, though I imagine it all may have been an artistic choice. 

Either way, great job!

angela defoe submitted media.

Hugh McIntyre

I loved loved loved this music video. It is so well done and it looks like it cost a million bucks. Really well done.

I have to say I loved the video much more than the song itself, which I honestly thought was fine. Something about the recording quality made it seem a little less high-quality than the clip. That's my only real note here, as the rest is simply an artistic choice.

Femke Weidema submitted media.

Tell Me It Ain't Over by Dancing on Tables

Hugh McIntyre

Loved this! So much fun, so catchy! Only thing I'd suggest is possibly finding a way to make it sound even more premium and less amateur--maybe a better studio, more high-profile mixer or engineer?

Grace Lamerson submitted media.

red corvette by bambii

Hugh McIntyre

Love this. Fully formed, a complete idea, ready for a larger audience, and you even though to work with a hip-hop musician to make this more marketable. Great job.

Anthony Marzanek submitted media.

Hugh McIntyre

The production on this song is really cool. It definitely stood out, and I liked the track overall.

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Hugh McIntyre

This is the best song I've been sent on this platform in a long time. I didn't know where it was going initially, but once the beat hit, I was wowed...and then you started performing and it went to another level. I truly loved everything about this. Your flow is incredible and you managed to make a song about something very serious entertaining and popping as well. Really great job!

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To The Top by Cluttered Clarity

Hugh McIntyre

I can't say I'm really here for the video (which I know can be really tough to make), but the song is great. You have a serious talent for creating hooks and for slick, unique production. I'd love to hear it turned up just a bit, and perhaps mixed or mastered a little more...professionally? (not sure the word to use here), but other than that it's a really cool track.

Kiani Alexandra submitted media.

All Talk by Kiani Alexandra

Hugh McIntyre

Very cool track. I was really into it, and I can see many others feeling the same way. Keep going and see if there are ways to make your music sound even more premium--maybe mixing/mastering/engineering? If this went up one more notch I'd say it could really hit the masses.

Emily Georgia submitted media.

Hugh McIntyre

I think this was a sweet track, but I'm afraid it didn't really do a lot for me. I certainly don't mean it wasn't good, but I didn't think it had enough to stand out and become stuck in my brain. I can't say what it was exactly, but it's missing...something. 

Ricardo Temporao submitted media.

Hugh McIntyre

This song was perfectly fine, but, and I'm sorry to say, I didn't hear anything that really stood out or that I could be really excited about. I think you need to find your voice and lean into it, as well as perhaps investing in higher quality recording. But keep going!

Kota Wade submitted media.

Golden by Future Moons

Hugh McIntyre

This was pretty, but I'm not sure it really stood out for me. I feel like I have heard songs like this before. I don't mean to say something negative about your track, I just want to express that music performs best when it stands out, and I'm not sure this will rise above many others.

Kaitlyn Parmenter submitted media.

Wreck Me by Noah Vonne

Hugh McIntyre

Very cool track! I think you did a great job. Only suggestion is maybe find a way to make it sound even more professional? Maybe that's the recording equipment, or possibly mastering or mixing?

Jay Bonaparte submitted media.

Lost Cause by PARAGā“²N CAUSE

Hugh McIntyre

Truly one of the best songs I've been sent on this platform. I can't say I have any notes. Maybe a slight tweak to the vocals or mastering/mixing to make it sound even more premium?

Zebra Marble submitted media.

Hugh McIntyre

Loved this! Very inventive and it worked perfectly. Well done!

D. Scott submitted media.

Keep A Smile by OnnaDi

Hugh McIntyre

I like this, but it doesn't quite feel like it's all the way there. Perhaps the mixing or mastering, I'm not sure, but there is a slight amateurish quality in the vocals. You have talent for sure, but I'd love to hear this get to a place where it's indistinguishable from a professional.

Neal Critchley submitted media.

Never Coming Back by The Night

Hugh McIntyre

VERY cool! The video is also a great example of how to post a visual that doesn't require a huge budget. Great job!

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Like Mike by Division 88 x Miley Cyrus

Hugh McIntyre

This was an okay mix, though I can't say it really stood out enough for me to be wowed. It was neat, but I think it needed something else to really make it shine. Also, it was a cool idea!

Kayla DiVenere submitted media.

This Isn't Fun Anymore by Kayla DiVenere

Hugh McIntyre

Easily one of the best things I've been sent on this platform. I don't have any notes for this song!

Angela Sclafani submitted media.

Make a Monster by Angela Sclafani

Hugh McIntyre

I really liked this song! Everything about it. I think you're really talented and there's some real promise here!

natalie bancroft submitted media.

Haus am See by Natalie Bancroft

Hugh McIntyre

I can't understand the lyrics, but I still enjoyed the tune. It had a special, likable ethereal quality to it, and while I think it could have gone just a bit further, it's well done and interesting and certainly pleasant to listen to.

Craig Ewan submitted media.

Lifeline by Dead Defined

Hugh McIntyre

This isn't usually a style of music I gravitate toward, but it does what it does very well! This sounds like a great example of this genre, and I can see people who love bands that typically traffic in this style being into this as well.

Victor Hugo submitted media.

Hugh McIntyre

Very cool track. The chorus really kicks. I'm not well-versed enough in studio speak to tell you what this needs, but it feels like if it was just ever so slightly more expertly mastered or mixed, it would sound like a smash. Really good work here!

Anthony Marzanek submitted media.

Fade Away by TonyTone

Hugh McIntyre

Very cool! I loved the groove. Sounds like a perfect blend of R&B feeling and a pop-leaning beat. I really enjoyed this!

Kota Wade submitted media.

Entangled by Future Moons

Hugh McIntyre

Very cool song. Laidback and chill, I can see this finding an audience.

natalie bancroft submitted media.

Mine by Natalie Bancroft

Hugh McIntyre

I liked this, but I wasn't really in love. I think it needed to go somewhere else. I felt myself tuning out as it was a bit too slow for my taste and maybe didn't expand enough into a fully-formed complete idea.

Jeremy R submitted media.

Footprints In The Sand by JRtheBand

Hugh McIntyre

I liked this, even if it felt like something I may have heard years ago. I don't know that I believe it's the kind of track that will develop a huge audience, but you were clearly thinking about melody and harmony, and you created a fun piece of music. Good job!

Austin Poel submitted media.

Hugh McIntyre

Very cool track. I think you might have added some element at the end that could have mixed things up slightly and wrapped it nicely, but otherwise a really great job.

Eric Pascual submitted media.

Summer / Autumn by Eric Ryan

Hugh McIntyre

Very cool song. It is very "now" and I can see this catching on quickly.

DAVID GIVENS submitted media.

Addiction by David Givens

Hugh McIntyre

I liked this song, but I don't think it had quite enough...oomf to stand out. The music sounded a bit dated, though I think the vocals and the songwriting fit in with what's happening today.

Jeanna Fournier submitted media.

Another World by Little Galaxies

Hugh McIntyre

A really cool indie rock track. Easy to like, and it's clear you all have talent. If you worked with the right producer, I bet the final product would be incredible!

Matt Como submitted media.

Shooting Star (Lyric Video) by Como Brothers

Hugh McIntyre

The only suggestion I have is that the recording quality sounds just a bit amateurish. I can't put my finger on exactly what makes it feel this way, but if this was taken up just a notch, if it was smoothed out a bit more or amped up a bit more it would feel like a potential hit from a cool new indie-pop act. Really good job on the chorus, it's so infectious.

Jake Chamberlain submitted media.

Bad For Me by Jake & The Heist

Hugh McIntyre

Very fun, very cool. It's missing a little something, and I'm having a hard time putting my finger on exactly what that is, sorry! I'd also suggest finding a recording studio that's maybe a bit more high end. The music is good, but the recording quality would take it up a notch.

Michael Soiseth submitted media.

Cowboy Song by Raygun Carver

Hugh McIntyre

Really good job on this one. It's interesting, rough, real, and the musicianship and production is very cool. 

tiphanie Doucet submitted media.

In dreams ...( You and I ) by Tiphanie Doucet

Hugh McIntyre

This is a pretty composition, but I think it needs...more. A great producer would be able to take this to the next level and turn it into something really special.

Dorant Wells submitted media.

Strong Faith by Ezra Yves

Hugh McIntyre

I enjoyed that this went in a number of different directions, and your rapping was great. Not sure the song is all the way there, but you're obviously very talented and creative and you have a unique voice.

Lydia Briggs submitted media.

Rock Bottom by Lydia Briggs

Hugh McIntyre

You are clearly very talented, and it's really impressive to see someone be able to perform and carry themselves like this in a video at what must be such a young age. Well done! I'd say the only thing is the piano became a bit monotonous, but I liked everything else here!

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Hugh McIntyre

It's a cute song, but I'm afraid it didn't really stand out for me. I feel like I've heard things just like this before. Perhaps if you found some way to differentiate and mix in something that made it truly unique, it would do more for you. Loved the lyric video too--great concept, well-executed.

Ayana Rolon submitted media.

This is it by Ayana

Hugh McIntyre

I can tell you really have something here--both the song and your songwriting. I wish I could hear a proper studio version, and maybe you should think about mixing the song up just a bit so it doesn't get too monotonous...but what you have so far is really good!

tiphanie Doucet submitted media.

Hugh McIntyre

Very cool. Well done on this. I wish it had done a little more, just to mix things up, but it was a neat song. 

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MLK (feat B Cally) by Rich Monii

Hugh McIntyre

I liked what you did with the sample, and overall it was a cool track. I'm not sure what exactly it was missing, but I feel it needed a little something to take it to the next level. Perhaps it's in the production, mixing, or mastering?

Myles Marcus submitted media.

Hugh McIntyre

Really good job with this one. It was catchy, well-produced, and interesting as a tune. I love that you can clearly sing, but it wasn't over-the-top. I also liked the video, even though I can tell it was made on a budget--you still created something visually appealing and interesting, which is no easy feat!

Randy Ludwig submitted media.

What I Like About You by Dizzy Box Nine

Hugh McIntyre

I have definitely heard things like this before, but I liked it. The energy was fun, and I could see a crowd dancing along to this. I would say the recording quality brought my enthusiasm down just a bit, but I can tell the song is good!

Dinny Skip submitted media.

Hugh McIntyre

Well, it's not something I'd listen to on my own, but I have to give you props for the production value here. The musical hook in the chorus really got it. I feel like this is really close to being a seriously solid song, though I can't put my finger on what it's missing, or what keeps me from saying it's all the way there. Sorry if that's vague, but it's almost perfect for what it is, and it sounds and looks very professional. Well done.