- A and R dept. Atlantic Records, Producer, Songwriter, Engineer
I'm a producer/ engineer/ songwriter/ AandR from LA, CA. Degree in Music Business and full time AandR job at Atlantic Records. I love helping artists and writers develop their craft, and will give my honest opinion and direction to anyone who asks. In this music landscape, you can't write anyone off without giving them a chance because you never know who really does have it. The truth... http://pigeonsandplanes.com/2014/12/how-to-get-signed-by-a-record-label/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Daily&utm_campaign=Daily%202014-12-01
- a&r, mixing, music production, music marketing, songwriting, music licensing / syncing, artist branding, artist development
- funk, soul, alternative, rock, electronic, singer/songwriter, pop, blues, future beats
- Los Angeles, CA
Your tracks are really cool and you have the FB numbers to get things popping... Why the low play counts? Do you have a publicist or anyone getting you blog placements? if not, that would definitely be something to look into. How often are you playing shows in LA? what's the live setup look like? All it takes is ONE song... Keep up the good work.
This is gorgeous... I dont know what the market is like for music like this, but it seems to me that video sync and straight up scoring is your avenue, no? Have you written any topline vocals over any of this stuff? A bueatiful female voice could be pretty special on top of this. Also, have you thought about messing around with interesting samples and drum programming underneath something like this? it's just begging for it. Keep up the good work. real music in the making.
This is really cool... love the production and vocals. Well written song too. Have you tried reaching out to the blogs? Seems like something a bunch of US blogs would pick up. let me know if anythings happening with this best, Josh
This feels great! well written, awesome melodies. I wish you gave more of the Vox in the mix but I can still make out what you're saying and dig it. You've come a long way from beaten SM58 recordings... I look forward to hearing what's next for you. Please continue to send things my way. Best, Josh
Love the glitch mob vibe-- could you write a vocal on top of this? It could be a killer song with the right haunting vocal and a little proper song structure. Also, maybe think about incorporating more dynamic rhythms and tempo feels? Like have a section that drives in double time and then break down to half time-- everyone loves a good half time drop. Real cool man. Keep it up.
sonically, it's beautiful. Love the guitar sounds a lot. I see your engineering skills paying off. as far as the song is concerned, I like the verses more that the chorus, which I feel should be the opposite. I'm just generally not a fan of talking about going to a specific place (going back to NY city), but other people might like that. There are moments when your voice shines and is big, full, and full of character-- but there are also moments that lull. But DEFINITELY keep writing and recording, man. I think that if you wrote a something with more of a alt/country vibe and song form, you could do something great with it. good luck! Best, JD
This is a really cool song, Matt! thanks so much for sharing. Simple hook, well structured, good job. I listened to some of the other tracks on the albun, and while most weren't nearly as strong, I really dug 'From a Friend'-- it's dynamic, the production is cool, it grooves well when it's supposed to. You have done a good job of honing in on 'your sound'. Have you licensed any songs for sync?
This is pretty cool. What's the 'band' setup? How do you play this live? I think you could do something really cool with this style if you crafted some actual 'songs' instead of tracks-- lyrics, dynamic sections, etc. I'd love to hear more if you have it!
Your voicee..... I want to put your voice on so many things haha. And although I appreciate the story you are telling here, your voice is what sticks out to me. This could have been a huge song 20 years ago, but now people just dont appreciate this stuff anymore. With that said, keep writing, maybe think about trying to adopt some present day production elements and sounds, and then try to tell your stories-- because they are great. good luck. please send stuff my way. Best, JD
Love the Mumford influence. My favorite parts are the instrumental breaks with the BV's. You have a great voice too.... I think you have to figure out a packaging that is a little more uniquely you though. Good luck. I'd love to hear more stuff. Best, JD