Chris Heintz

Chris Heintz


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Chris Heintz

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A&R/Manager
Bio
With a current RIAA Gold certified record with Chris Brown on his latest "Indigo" project. and coming from a music production background Chris’ expertise in understanding what a great track and record is comes from his history of working with some of the best in the industry. He prides himself in developing talent from the bottom up and has taken producers from unknown to working directly with Grammy Award winning writing teams and more. Chris has an ability to put together great producers, writers and artists to make great records and foster great relationships along the way. He has worked with and placed music for BET, Motown/Compound Ent., Universal Republic Records, Cash Money Records, We The Best Ent/DJ Khaled, SM Entertainment, CBS, ABC and more. He is lucky to work daily with Grammy and Billboard multi-platinum award winning producers and writers with current hit records on the charts and radio. Outside of speaking on music industry panels for esteemed schools like Los Angeles Film School and consulting with up and coming talent in order to help them reach their goals and much more he co-manages artists, writers/producers who are all making noise within the industry and that are on the radar/have met with with labels such as Atlantic Records, Warner Chappell, APG and Roc Nation. Chris is now Sr. A&R/Manager for Track Killers Ent. Inc. and A&R for Diverse Sounds Entertainment. With solid relationships and a hunger to continue to rise in the music/entertainment industry Chris is on his way to great things  for himself and his team.

Some notable names Chris has worked/met with: Diane Warren songwriter (Lady Gaga, Celine Dion and many more), Teddy Riley producer/musician/Icon (Michael Jackson, Blackstreet, Lady Gaga and many more), Mario (artist), “Ism Beats” producer (”Party” by Chris Brown and Usher, Jason Derulo) “Yung Ladd” producer for Meek Mill’s “Whatever You Need” ft Chris Brown, Fat Joe), “Chizzy” producer (Chris Brown, JLo, Justin Bieber), Bridgetown producer (Mary J Blige, Ne-Yo, Trey Songs, K Michelle), APG producer “Sermstyle” (Pitbull “Timber”/Flo Rida “How I Feel”), “Lee Major” producer (Jay Z, Young Jeezy, Wale, Rick Ross) “DJ Speedy” producer (Beyoncé, B.O.B, Big Boi, etc.), “RoccStar” Atlantic artist and producer/writer (Chris Brown “Fine China”, Timbaland, Sevyn Streeter, JLo etc., “Posta” producer ( Travis Scott, Trey Songz, Kirko Bangz), Matthew Burnett Grammy nominated producer and Juno Award nominated (Eminem, Chris Brown ”Zero”, Drake, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Bun B, Big Sean, Meek Mill, Tyga, Marsha Ambrosius, Nicki Minaj ,Childish Gambino), Young Yonni producer (Trey Songz, Justin Bieber, Fergie, Missy Elliott), Rey Reel (Beyonce “Flawless”, Drake, The Game, Trey Songz), Dre Knight (The Narcotics) producer (Nicki Minaj, Frank Ocean, K Michelle, Omarion), Davion Farris songwriter (Trey Songz, Mario, Mary J Blige, Tyrese).

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a&r, music industry, pr, music promotion, music production, entrepreneurship, social media marketing, strategy, networking, record labels, branding, music publishing, music writing, music licensing / syncing, music management, artist development, music reviews
Interests
rap, indie rock, indie pop, rock, edm, reggae, pop, r&b, country
Location
Southern California

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Brian Walker submitted media.

Chris Heintz

First off thank you for reaching out and submitting Brian. Starting out the mix on the record sounds great. There is good depth and dynamics in the mix and the vox are sitting in a nice place. Nice musicianship on the track and I like the overall sound/vibe. The overall idea/concept is really cool, but I do feel like the execution vocally could have been stronger. I’m not crazy about the whispers in the verses and just the overall vibe. I get what you were trying to do, but I feel like it kind of cheesed things up when this could have been a really cool record from all areas.  The chorus performance was much stronger for me though and the lyrics were clever.  I like the direction of where things are going in the record though. I hope my feedback helps Brian and thanks again for submitting. 

Henry Alexander submitted media.

Crush by Henry Alexander

Chris Heintz

First off thank you for reaching out and submitting Henry. Starting out the mix on the record sounds like a rough studio demo. There could definitely be more dynamics overall and more depth in the mix. Some elements stick out in areas where they should be more in the background. With that said I am able to hear each element of the track and there is some solid musicianship shown. I also like how the record was arranged you made sure there were enough changes to keep the listener interested. As far as the song itself things start off pretty shaky with the vox sounding pitchy and the track being kind of quirky and weird, but things seem to come together when you get past the first 8 bars when the track/record picks up. The 2nd verse comes together a bit better in the first 8 this time. I think the record is pretty good. Nothing I’m blown away by and not sure where it fits musically in the market right now. I hope my feedback helps again thank you for submitting Henry. 

Jamal Plummer submitted media.

Invisible by Jamal Plummer

Chris Heintz

First off thank you for reaching out and submitting. To start out the mix on the track sounds like a very rough demo. The mix is lacking depth and dynamics overall and the vox sound way too far back in the mix when they should be in the forefront. With that said I can still hear all elements on the track and vox. There is some solid musicianship shown on the track and the arrangement is solid. The performance is solid, but nothing is really grabbing me overall. Lyrically I’ve definitely heard this story before. She left, he’s sad, but how can you write a song that portrays that in a more imaginative way? The song isn’t bad it just isn’t great. I hope my feedback helps. 

Nick Swain submitted media.

That Thang by The New Groove

Chris Heintz

First and foremost thank you for reaching out and submitting guys. Starting out the mix on the track sounds a bit rough. There could be more dynamics in the track overall and the mix is missing high end to give that crisp sound to the record. With that said I do like the production idea with the horns and the keys. The arrangement is solid and there is good musicianship within the track. As far as the song itself I’m not really hearing anything that is grabbing me. Melodically it has it’s moments, but there needs to be more ear candy within the written melodies overall. The strongest part is the chorus/hook. I would say work on those melodies and make sure your mixes/masters are clean, dynamic and sound professional. I hope this helps thanks again!

Jo Garcia-Reger submitted media.

White Leather Couch by Jo Garcia Reger

Chris Heintz

First and foremost thank you for reaching out and submitting. Starting out the mix sounds like a very rough one. The piano is pretty clear and clean, but the bass is very muddy and needs to be mixed better. Right now it’s fighting with the kick drum and low end of the piano for space within the mixes frequencies. The vox also sound very far back in the mix. I think your recording set up needs an upgrade so that you can get the best out of your vox from all angles. I do think you have a beautiful voice you just need the right equipment to capture It properly. The right producer could also get your vox to the next level from a recording/production standpoint. The song itself has some nice moments melodically, but I feel like it's kind of all over the place right now from an arrangement stance. With a pro recording set up and the right producer I think you could have some great material. I hope my feedback helps!

Brad Urba submitted media.

Carry My Stone by Brad Urba

Chris Heintz

First and foremost thank you for reaching out and submitting. Starting out the mix sounds like a rough one. I’d like to hear some more depth/dynamics and a bit more high-end in the mix overall to bring out more of the instruments/elements in the production/track. The musicianship is really solid though and I like energy/power of the track. The record overall is giving me that Hozier and Imagine Dragons vibe. I think because they already pretty much have that sound nailed down, outside of an actual artist release this would work well for TV/Film synchs. If I were you I would get this to some Music Supervisors ASAP.  I have nothing really negative to say about the song overall. The vox sound good, production is well done,  lyrically it’s strong and the chorus is catchy.  I hope my feedback helps. 

Kota Wade submitted media.

Golden by Future Moons

Chris Heintz

First and foremost thank you for reaching out and submitting again. Starting out the mix/master sounds a bit loud so that could be adjusted for a more enjoyable listening experience. I think the production itself is solid and well-arranged. I do feel like the verb on the vox could be brought back a bit so that it’s more upfront in the mix, because right now the vox feel too far away. I would also like the vox to sit in their own space in the mix more. You already have this big ambient production so with the vox having the same effect they don’t have the character they could have with a better mix. I found myself a bit bored in the verses/pres until the chorus hits which I like a lot. I would start with the chorus and re-write the verses/pres so that they grab you as much as the chorus does. I think this could be a cool synch record to start out once everything is polished up. I hope this helps again!

Kiu Ghadjar submitted media.

Chris Heintz

First and foremost thank you for reaching out and submitting. Starting out the mix sounds solid. Good spacing between all of the elements and everything sounds clear, crisp and there is depth/dynamics in the production/vox. The track is your normal hypnotic/synth based track with 808’s, but I like the overall vibe. The record is solid, but I caught myself doing other things while it was playing other than really wanting to listen to it. I feel like melodically it’s cool, but nothing overall grabbed me. Wor k on more elements in your writing to grab the listener. I hope this helps. 

Henry Alexander submitted media.

Trouble Maker by Henry Alexander

Chris Heintz

First off thank you for submitting. To start off the mix sounds good. Nice dynamics in the music/vocals and the musicianship is really solid. The band is really tight and I like the energy of the backing track overall. Vocally the performance is solid and I definitely hear a throwback kind of 90’s vibe here. The visual was ummm interesting, but the lead looks like a deer in headlights. With this type of energy I would expect to see more Freddie Mercury than a stand still performance. The keyboardist stole the show with his theatrics and that should never be the case. The lead has to stand out, especially in a visual. I listened to the song back with no visual and I pictured a different energy than I got from the video the first time. I think the music is really cool though and you guys have something here. Work on the visuals and the personality of the band overall. I hope this helps!

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Chris Heintz

First off thank you for submitting. To start off the mix sounds like an extremely rough studio demo. The vocal recording could definitely be captured in a better light. Right now the vocals sounds very far back in the mix. The track/beat itself is interesting and energetic. There is a kind of cool vibe/energy to the record overall as well. I think a great mix would take this record to another level. I could see this working for TV/Film synch quite well. I hope my feedback helps thank you!

Tommy Harkey submitted media.

Chris Heintz

Fed Av thanks for reaching out and submitting! Starting out the mix on the record sounds solid. Good space between all of the elements and the vox are sitting in a good space in the mix. I do feel like there could be some more brightness in the overall mix to make things sound a bit more clear/crisp though. As far as the record itself it is well arranged, produced and executed. The vocalist has some strong vocals and I like the positive vibe, especially with what our world is going through now. I think this could be a good song for TV/Film synchs so get this to some music supes ASAP!

Dave Waltman submitted media.

Gone Mad (Official Audio) by Aaron Rizzo

Chris Heintz

First and foremost thank you for submitting. Starting out the mix on the record sounds like a rough demo, however I do think a more raw mix suits this track nicely. I like the dirty sound of the song overall. The track is ambient and I like the arrangement on it a lot. Things continue to grow towards the bridge and final chorus and for me this is important especially with a record that is supposed to bring a sense of angst like this one. The song flows nicely like a good movie and nothing feels forced or un-organic.  Not much negative to say. I think this would be really good for TV/Film synchs. I wish I had something for, but at the moment I don’t. Thanks again!

Kota Wade submitted media.

Chris Heintz

First and foremost thank you for submitting. I normally talk about the mix on a record, but this is obviously a very rough live recording in an untreated environment so I’ll skip that part. I really liked the chorus and there was some cool lyrics and phrases throughout the song. I feel like some things could be tweaked/cleaned up overall from a more lyrical sing-able standpoint, but overall it’s a really cool song. Melodically it moved along well, arrangement was solid and I liked the overall vibe on the record. I would love to hear the record produced/finalized. Thank you for submitting!

Andre Mohring submitted media.

Chris Heintz

First and foremost thank you for reaching out and submitting. Starting out from an audio standpoint the mix sounds pretty solid. Good space between all of the elements and everything sounds wide with depth and it’s clean and clear. I do feel like the mix could have sounded BIGGER overall, but it’s solid for a demo. The record itself is pretty good. Solid composition and I like the arrangement that leads up to the pay-off on the hook. I’m in the middle when it comes to “You only do it for the photos” it just seems a bit wordy, but it’s tied together pretty well overall. Vocally not blown away by anything and the song for me, isn’t a big hit single, but I do think the record would do well for TV/Film synchs. Visually at first I was skeptical with the home-made photos, but as the song/story progressed I became more intrigued. When the murder scene came my mouth dropped because I was not expecting that at all, and that’s what I loved. I feel like the idea was very original and although it could have been executed in a stronger manner, overall it was still very cool so great work being innovative with the lyric video. Thank you again for submitting and nice work!

Kolby Knickerbocker submitted media.

Alright with Me by Kolby Knickerbocker

Chris Heintz

First and foremost thank you for submitting Kolby. Starting out the mix on the record sounds great. Nice space between all of the elements and everything sounds clear and clean.  There is a lot of depth with the music and vocals overall really nice job here. I really like the heart of this record all together. The vocals breathe enough to really let the production shine. I particularly enjoyed the bridge really nice build up there. From a vocal performance stance I wasn’t blown away. I feel like this could be a big record for a more distinguishable voice, but that’s just my opinion. As an A&R I would be pitching this record elsewhere if you were presenting it as the songwriter only. I love the record overall though and have nothing but positive things to say about it as you can see. From the writing to the production it’s a 10 in my book. I think this would be a great synch record. I would definitely be sending this out to as many music supervisor’s as possible if I were you. Thanks again for submitting!

Kota Wade submitted media.

Entangled by Future Moons

Chris Heintz

First and foremost thank you for submitting. Starting out the mix on the record sounds pretty solid. I do feel like with all of the reverb already in the backing track itself the verb in the vox feels like it’s a bit too much. I understand the ambient feel you were going for, but I feel like it could be executed better. Right now this feels more like an idea than a final product as well. Vocally things feel a bit safe. I’d like to hear a more angsty vocal overall, but that usually takes the right producer to push you as an artist to get that type of studio performance. The song lyrically felt a bit wordy and mundane, but the overall idea is there. Utilizing the right lyrics that sing well is always key. I hear the potential overall just need to hear something that feels more polished and ready from the composition to the production/mix. Thanks again for submitting!

Jeremy R submitted media.

Not The Enemy by JRtheBand

Chris Heintz

Starting out thank you for reaching out and submitting 

The mix on the record sounds like a rough studio demo. With that said the instruments and vox are pretty clear and crisp. There is some solid musicianship shown within the production and I like the rhythmic nature of the track overall. Vocally I’m definitely getting sort of Oasis/Liam Gallagher vibes which is cool. Lyrically a good story is told and in a clever way also. I do wish the pocket of the performance was a bit more fitting though. At times things seem to not really fit. I like the arrangement a lot and things keep moving and pushing forward nicely. The guitar solo was nice and I really like the melodic choices the musician made there. Overall a solid record that could use maybe some cleaning up in the performance, but then again maybe the messiness of it works in a way. Thank you again for submitting!

Austin Poel submitted media.

Chris Heintz

First off thank you for reaching out and submitting. 
Starting off this is obviously a rough demo with some skeleton production just to get the idea across. I like the main melody of the composition and lyrically it’s really solid. To me if something sounds great as a very rough demo I always get excited because I know how great it can be completely produced up. The vocals are done well and the song is really catchy. I love the chorus “Good as Gold”. I’d love to hear more music please email me at clutch@trackskillers.com Great work!

Jules Shapiro submitted media.

Change by FireBug

Chris Heintz

Please re-submit to me the platform was down when I tried to attend to your session thanks!

Richard submitted media.

Morphine Drip by Richard J Aarden

Chris Heintz

Please re-submit to me the platform was down when I tried to attend to your session thanks!

Lydia Briggs submitted media.

Carolina Queen by Lydia Briggs

Chris Heintz

First and foremost thank you for reaching out and submitting. 

To start the mix on the record sounds like a rough studio demo not a finished and polished mix/master. The backing track sounds more like a skeleton idea and the mix on the instruments sounds quite rough. I'm actually quite surprised the mix isn't stronger with the producer that was a part of this in your credits. The drums stick out way too much in the mix when your vocals are what should be shining. With this said I think there is some solid musicianship shown in the track. I really like your voice, but the song itself lacks a great melody and anything that really captures my ear. I feel like you need a stronger production to bring your idea to life. The right producer will craft the record so that it sounds amazing and fits you perfectly. Tons of potential as far as your artistry goes though. I feel like the visual is very basic and done before. I've seen a million "pretty girls at the beach" visuals so I am looking for a visual that stands out more. I do think you're quite talented though. I hope this helps thank you!

tiphanie Doucet submitted media.

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

Chris Heintz

Thank you for reaching out and submitting first and foremost. 

Starting out the mix on the track sounds solid. Good space between all of the elements and everything sounds clean, clear and wide. I like certain elements of the record and others I’m just not sure about. The intro I do like more sparse, but melodically it feels like it’s missing something. As the record grows and moves forward I like the changes within the music and the vocal overall though. I just think the record could be as good sparse as it is full with all the instruments. I think the right producer could take this to another level. Your voice is great though and that is the key to your records so it just needs be showcased properly with the right production/sound. I think the synch/tv film area is a good space for you though definitely. One big thing for me was that the record sounds like it starts out late. Your engineer/producer needs to make sure you have a few seconds before to cue the song up so that it’s not abruptly starting. I hope my feedback helps thank you!

S.T.R.A.P submitted media.

Replenish by S.T.R.A.P

Chris Heintz

Thank you for reaching out and submitting first and foremost. 

Starting out the mix on the track itself sounds good. Nice space between all of the instruments and the low end hits hard. The melody is basic but catchy and the arrangement on the beat keeps things pushing along. I definitely hear more of an underground vibe/sound on your end as far as the performance goes. I liked your delivery and you have a memorable tone of voice as well. I’m just not sure where this record fits into what is currently happening in hip hop though. The visual itself felt more like a drink commercial especially in the first verse than a hip hop music video. For me it’s all in the shots that you get though and then how everything is manipulated in post to determine what makes a great video and how an idea is brought to life. I think you had the right idea, but the execution just wasn’t there visually. The 2nd location felt more “music video-ish” to me though. I think you could find a way to marry what you do with something that also appeals more universally/commercially, but I'm not sure what your overall goal is with your music yet so just a suggestion.  I hope my feedback helps man thanks!

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By Then by The Grand Patterns Demos

Chris Heintz

Thank you for reaching out and submitting first and foremost. 

Starting out the mix on the track sounds like it needs a lot of work, but then it doesn't?. You have a ton of elements playing at the same time so each one should be sitting within it’s own place in the mix so that each can be heard in their own light. I think the overall idea of a kind of dirty mix works with the production/vibe, but it could still be cleaned up to again be shown in it’s best light. You have a cool idea here overall with how things transition from one vibe to another, but the execution has to be almost flawless because of your kind of chaotic style. I’m really intrigued overall because your music makes sense, but it doesn’t at the same time. It’s almost genius to me in a way, but then amateur at the same time. I have to admit I’ve never heard anything like it before and that’s my favorite part. I feel like you have almost score music here with some vocal elements added in. I think a live show for you would be amazing with a live band and some other artsy elements mixed in. This is not my world at all, however, but that's my thoughts. TV/Film licensing would be a good fit for you also. My particular resource in that area would not work for you niche, but I'm sure you can find someone that would need your style/sound. 

Gene McCallister submitted media.

Cant help but love her. by Gene McCallister

Chris Heintz

Gene thank you for reaching out and submitting. 
Starting out the mix on the track sounds like a very rough demo. I’m fine with that as long as I can still get a good idea of the record overall. I like the idea of the track overall. There is some solid musicianship shown within the backing music and I like how the arrangement moves quickly into the chorus. I will say because the vocals are really roughly mixed (If mixed at all) it’s hard to hear all the lyrics easily, but I can still get a good idea of where the composition/melody is headed overall. I think you have a lot of potential, but you have to get a better mix on your vocals so that they are easier to hear. I’m not sure what kind of recording setup you have currently, but I would suggest a DAW like Pro Tools, Logic or even Garage Band which offers plugins in order to get a cleaner/clearer mix on your vocals so that your demos are shown in the best light possible. I hope my feedback helps!

tiphanie Doucet submitted media.

Painted Blue ( non released) by Tiphanie Doucet

Chris Heintz

Tiphanie thank you for reaching out and submitting. 

Starting out the mix on the track sounds like a rough demo, but I’m fine with that as long as I can still get an idea of the overall direction of the song. You show nice musicianship within the piano and strings and melodically the track is quite haunting and melancholy. Your voice really sounds great on here. Your performance is quite raw, but I like that since it works well with the lyrics/story. It’s not a perfect composition, but it’s quite vivid and I felt every line with how you delivered the lyric. It was sung as if you’ve been through this scenario or are going through it now which is important to me as a listener. I want to believe the performer has a real attachment to the lyric/concept. I do take all my submissions though Fluence if you’d like me to critique more. Thank you!

tiphanie Doucet submitted media.

Chris Heintz

First off thank you for submitting. Starting out the mix sounds like a very rough studio demo. There definitely needs to be some work done here. Right now there is a lot of mud coming in from frequencies fighting for space mainly in the backing track. The vox aren't too bad, but the music does overpower the vox at times. I like the kind of industrial production mixed with the warm pianos. I do wish there were some more changes within the melody though overall to keep things really moving forward. There is some solid musicianship shown within the track itself though. The male vocal performance is really solid. I like the tone and delivery a lot. Lyrically a nice story is told and I really liked the outro of the record where things get really big. I think if this were mixed better it could be really cool for a synch situation. I hope my feedback helps thanks again!

Lindsey Compton submitted media.

Everybody But You by Lindsey Compton

Chris Heintz

Thanks again for submitting Lindsey. 

Once again the mix on the record sounds solid. Great dynamics overall and everything sounds, clean, clear and wide. The vox also are also in a good place within the mix. I really like the track itself. Some great dirty synths and guitar lines and the drums hit hard when the chorus drops. Once again you deliver a really strong vocal performance with good emotion and conviction behind the lyrics. The chorus vocally is memorable and melodically pleasing to the ear. 
I think you have another really good track for synch and TV/Film. 
Thanks once again for submitting. 

Jay Clark submitted media.

You're Going Down by Jay Clark

Chris Heintz

Starting out thank you for reaching out and submitting Jay. 

First and foremost the mix sounds like a solid studio demo mix. Good space between all of the frequencies of the instruments and everything sounds clean, crisp and clear. There is some solid musicianship shown within the backing track and the arrangement keeps things pushing along nicely. I like the guitar solo towards the end to add some dimension to the track overall. I wouldn’t say I’m blown away by the vocal performance, lyrics or the record overall, but I could definitely see this working well for TV/Film licensing/synch opportunities. Get in touch with a good Music Supervisor to pitch your songs to. I hope this helps thanks!

Aaron Beri submitted media.

Naked by Aaron Beri

Chris Heintz

Thank you for reaching out and submitting. 

Starting out the mix on the record sounds solid. The vocals were produced nicely and the instruments fill out the mix well. Overall I felt like the track sounded a bit out dated compared to where pop records/tracks are now, but still a solid production overall. Vocally there wasn't anything overall within the performance that blew me away and I can tell a lot of mixing work went into the vox sounding the way they do. Lyrically also nothing really there that was different. The concept "Naked" is also a bit basic and safe for me. The visual was nicely shot, but I fee like the whole "Bonnie and Clyde" criminal thing is way over-done. Still a well put together song and visual for the most part. 

Riley Moore submitted media.

Not Too Late by Riley Moore

Chris Heintz

Thanks for reaching out and submitting Riley. 

Starting out the mix sounds solid. Good space between all of your elements/instruments frequency wise and your vocal is sitting in a nice place within the mix. The beat/track itself has a solid melody, but I do wish that some side chain was added in the chorus to give it that power and push. Lyrically a nice story was told, but I feel like the delivery could have been better. The performance felt and sounded a bit robotic. I would have liked to hear some more peaks and valleys within the composition overall. I do like that you added some energy to the 2nd chorus though. Tons of potential here you just need to keep writing and recording and don't be afraid to have some more natural/organic moments within your writing/vocal. 

Cara Pistorius submitted media.

Sugar Baby by Cara Pistorius

Chris Heintz

Cara thank you for reaching out and submitting. 

Starting out the mix on the record sounds like it could use some work. There is some mud coming in on the low end. The bass line sounds like it needs to come down in the mix to clean that up. I see you said that this is a demo though so I'm sure the producer/engineer knows what to do. Other than that the other elements sounds clear crisp and wide. The vox are sitting in a nice place as well. I like the vocal performance and the lyrics are clever and interesting. Melodically there is some good ear candy within the composition. The track itself shows some solid musicianship and the melodies are fun and energetic. The added sax gives things a nice dimension. I do feel like the arrangement feels kind of thrown together though. I'd like to hear an arrangement that has some more cohesiveness overall. 

Overall a solid record that would work well for TV/Film syncs. I'd like to hear some more material if possible please email me at clutch@trackkillers.com 

natalie bancroft submitted media.

Perfidia by Natalie Bancroft

Chris Heintz

First and foremost thank you for reaching out and submitting. 

Starting out Natalie's voice hit me instantly like thunder before a storm. She has a silky and haunting tone which evokes a sense of mystery and darkness. There are some wonderful harmonies throughout the piece that rumble the soul. The track really pushes forward like a Broadway show musically and emotionally. I hear classical mixed with what I would say is progressive melodies and cinematic production. I like the big drums and industrial aspects within the backing music. There are so many great elements mixed in to make this record. I had to listen to it twice. I have nothing, but praise for the piece. Please message me...

Michael Soiseth submitted media.

Chris Heintz

Starting out the mix on the track sounds like a rough demo. The backing track itself doesn't sound bad mix-wise, but the vox themselves sound like they would need to be cut again. You can hear the hiss of the mic whenever the vocals come in. I really like the music itself and there is some solid musicianship shown within the backing track. The strings are a nice touch to add another layer. That first verse was quite shocking. I definitely didn't expect that with the solemn music at first. At first I thought this may be a joke, but at further listen I actually kind of like the idea of it all. I could see this working for a television show, but the vox need to be re-cut in my opinion. I like the long guitar solo towards the end of the track also, but I'm hearing that a better mix overall would push things up a notch when all the elements are playing. 

Overall a cool song with a great shock factor that could use some polishing within the mix just overall to take things up a level. This is a very cinematic song and the right mix could help it shine a lot more. 
I hope my feedback helps thank you!

Michael Soiseth submitted media.

Pretty Roses by Raygun Carver

Chris Heintz

Thank you first and foremost for submitting. 

Starting out the mix on the record sounds like a rough studio demo. There is some solid musicianship shown within the backing track and I like the different guitar elements. There is an ambient feel to the track overall which I enjoy. Vocally it's not blowing me or anything, but the vocal performance is good enough to bring the idea home. Lyrically a nice story is told and the arrangement of the record keeps things pushing along nicely. 

Overall a pretty solid record that could work well for synch/licensing opportunities. With a stronger mix on the track/vox it could really take things up a level. 

I hope my feedback helps thank you!

submitted media.

Chris Heintz

Lou thank you for reaching out and submitting first and foremost. 

Starting out the mix on the record sounds solid. There are a few  issues within that bass line and kick though which can be fixed with some quick frequency cuts. I really like the overall vibe of the piano melody and the subtle synth elements as far as the backing track goes. The percussive elements bring a nice rhythmic feel to the track as well. Performance wise it's very strong. You have a distinct tone and I absolutely love the BV's and harmonies. It's a very well put together piece of music from all aspects. Lyrically a nice story is told and the arrangement keep things moving along nicely as well. I'd love to hear some more tracks from you. Please email me let's say 2 more to clutch@trackkillers.com Thank you!

leslie sgro submitted media.

My Name by Chel

Chris Heintz

Chel thank you for reaching out and submitting first and foremost. 

Starting out the mix on the record sounds pretty solid, but with this just being a snippet I really can't get a full idea of the mix. I"m guessing some more drums and a bassline/808 were going to drop in. I did like what I heard vocally and lyrically and melodically it was moving along nicely. This sounds like a radio record (From what I was able to listen to). I'm sorry I don't have much to go off of for now, but again so far so good!

Jordan Clarke submitted media.

Chris Heintz

Jordan thank you first,and foremost for submitting. 

To start out the mix on the record sounds like a rough demo, but overall everything is clean and clear. There just needs to be more dynamics and depth overall in the backing track/vox. The backing track has some solid musicianship, but I feel like melodically and composition wise things are a bit out dated sounding. To me this sounds something that would have come out in the early 90's. I'm all about reaching back to the past for inspiration, but it needs to make sense with what is happening today in the market. Vocally the performance is solid. I like the texture of you voice, but the composition/writing is a bit lacking for me. I'd like to hear some more ear candy in there. I thought the change on the bridge was off as well. Just not the right chord change in my opinion and it sounds like a bridge to a completely different record. I do hear the potential, but there is a lot of work that needs to be done in my opinion. 

I hope this feedback helps Jordan. As far as management goes. When you're ready the right management will reach out. You need to have something to manage first. You're still in the developmental stage from an artist/writer standpoint so continue to work on your craft and be patient. 

Cody Hudock submitted media.

Time Stood Still by Cody and the Blackouts

Chris Heintz

First and formeost thank you for reaching out and submitting gentlemen.

To start out the mix on the record sounds like a rough studio mix. The vox are sitting in a pretty good place, but the instruments themselves could have better separation. When the chorus hits things feel a bit muddy and the vox get lost. With that said there is solid musicianship within the backing track and the arrangement keeps things pushing along nicely. Performance wise it’s not bad. I’m not blown away or anything, but the lead vocal do enough to bring the idea of the record across. Lyrically I liked the several stories that were told about historical figures of our time. The record overall definitely feels like something out of the late 90’s in rock/pop. I feel like if anything this could work for TV/Film synchs for a specific show/commercial maybe.

Overall a well produced/played record that could use a cleaner mix.

I hope my feedback helps guys thanks again! 

Lindsey Compton submitted media.

Trippin' by Lindsey Compton

Chris Heintz

Lindsey my FB friend thanks for reaching out and submitting!

Starting out the mix on the record sounds really good. Nice and big sound with all of the elements/instruments sitting in just the right place. Nice dynamics throughout the record and the vox sounded great. Even though this sound isn't my thing, overall the execution is great. The track itself has a nice mix of different genres. I heard some 80's rock vibes in there, pop/EDM and some urban sprinkled in also. I always like tracks that mix genres and do it in the right way. Your vocal performance was really sassy, strong and believable. The chorus really hit me "Just let me chill". This kind of record/vibe is hard to pull off and it can come off corny if not done correctly, but you delivered it in just the right way. I feel like this record would work perfectly for TV/Film synchs. Party flicks, TV shows or even commercials. I wish I had something for it right now because I would definitely submit it. 
Thanks again for sending this over. 

Jason Coons submitted media.

Chris Heintz

Jac thank you for reaching out and submitting.

To start the mix on the record sounds solid. Nice space between all of the elements and frequencies and your vox sit in a good place in the mix. The track itself is pretty good. I felt like some elements good be brought up a level such as the drums and the bass line and just the overall feel/dynamics of the track. I liked the vocal production a lot though that definitely stood out to me. I wish the track had the same vibe/feel as the vox did. With that said your performance was very strong and believable. You are definitely more of a stylist and that’s completely fine. This type of record carries better with a more subtle vocal anyway. Really cool concept “Holy Water” and I like how it was brought to light in the chorus. The visual was simple, but very well done. Great shots and post work.

Overall a really solid song that for me could use some better production on the track to really bring a cohesive sense to the record and bring the overall sound/vibe to light. 

Thanks again for submitting! 

tiphanie Doucet submitted media.

Under My Sun by Tiphanie Doucet

Chris Heintz

Tiphanie first and foremost thank you for reaching out and submitting. 

To start out the mix on the record sounds great. Very warm and colorful overall with a great organic vibe. The musicianship within the backing track is great and I love the strings that compliment the other elements nicely. Your performance is quite wonderful and I really like your subtle and vulnerable tone and delivery. I really like the moments when the vox breathe and the instruments have chances to be highlighted. Great story told within the lyrics and the composition feels effortless and natural. I have nothing but praise for you and the record overall just a great piece of music Tiphanie. I’ll be watching and listening for you Tiphanie....

Lucas James submitted media.

lucas james by sleeping beauty

Chris Heintz

Lucas first and foremost thank you for reaching out and submitting. 

Starting out the mix sounds really good. The track itself has good separation between all of the elements, the low end hits well and everything sounds wide, clean and clear along with the vox. Performance-wise you definitely have the whole Bieber thing going on as far as your tone goes and I do hear The Weeknd in there as well. Melodically it's pretty solid although, I feel like you could explore that pre more and add some more ear candy into the chorus to take things up a level. You could also add some vamps/bv's to the ending chorus to take things up a notch. The bridge could be better melodically as well. Overall I like the concept and the lyrics tell a good story. 

I would love to hear some more material from you. Please send me a few more records to clutch@trackkillers.com 

Nikki Hayes submitted media.

Move by Nikki Hayes, produced by Chris Curran

Chris Heintz

Nikki thank you for reaching and submitting.

Starting out the mix on the record sounds solid. Good space between the frequencies and each instrument. Your vox are sitting nicely upfront in the mix as well. I might have lowered the electric piano keys a bit though. There is good musicianship shown within the track and I like the main acoustic melody as well. The arrangement feels like it could be broken up a bit more overall, but as-is things still sound good. As far as your performance goes I love your tone. Very commanding, yet vulnerable at the same time. You do a great job emoting the lyrics. I really liked your harmonies just silky and effortless. Very cool concept with “Move” and I like how you brought the idea to light in the chorus (“Stand Still). I’m all about clever concepts and how they’re executed. 

Overall a really strong record and  I have basically zero complaints. I checked out “Chance of Rain” and I really liked that as well. Please keep me updated on new music clutch@trackkillers.com