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Drums, Percussion, Technique and Methodology
Mark is a recording and touring drummer based in London, and a top educator and speaker - eager to help unlock the doors and help people succeed in their musical goals!
Artists Mark has toured, recorded and provided musical direction for some of the world’s biggest artists on global tours and on albums, among them including the likes of Ed Sheeran, Tom Jones, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Olly Murs, Leona Lewis, Il Divo, Ronan Keating, Katherine Jenkins, The Shires, Dr. John, Sarah Brightman, Girls Aloud, The Saturdays, Hilary Duff, JLS, Pixie Lott, Gareth Gates, Sam Palladio, Chicane and many more
In addition, Mark has played on soundtracks and fixed musicians for feature films and TV including ‘Rocketman’, ‘Wonderwoman’, 'Harry Potter', ‘The Grinch’, ‘The Crown’, ‘Paddington’, ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’, ‘Johnny English’ and many others
Composer / Producer / Mixer
Mix Review and feedback
I've been a producer, composer, mixer, and master engineer for over ten years. Don't limit your sound from the start. Everyone wants their song to sound bigger and better than the previous one, but did you know composition and arrangement play a significant role in the over-all sound a mixing and mastering engineer can achieve? With my experience at your disposal, we can find the way to the sound that you have in mind. I've worked with many artists over the years and have helped them get to the mixing stage with a greater production. Better production = better mix and master. I will listen to your mix for clear and concise feedback for you to make it the best it can be.
Ask me any questions about Ableton Live, ProTools or Logic Pro X.
Composer / Producer / Bass Player / Educator
I am really excited about having the chance to help you develop your musical ideas, your mixes, your musicianship, your career and anything else I can help with.
I have written, produced, and mixed over a thousand pieces of music and I have had something I created or helped shape, played somewhere in the world, every week for over 20 years, whether it be on radio, television, cinema, online or anywhere else you can think of. I have managed to do a few gigs along the way as well.
Music is about expressing yourself and creating magic. It is how I connect to other people and the world around me.
I am guessing that if you are on this site, it is probably the same for you. Not only that, but you are doing one of the smartest and most important things you could ever do. You are searching for the knowledge to better yourself and your music.
Let me help you discover new ways of approaching your music. Some things might be technical, if we are discussing your mixes. Some things might be physical, if we are talking about how you are with your instrument. I don't have all the answers, no one does, but I can promise you one thing. I will do my best to share with you as much as I can to help you on your way.
“Andrew is one of the finest musicians I’ve had the pleasure to work with, as well as being a consummate artist in all areas of studio expertise. If you’re looking for someone with patience, experience and a calm logical mind to guide you on your musical journey then you’d be knocking at the right door!”
Neil Conti (Prefab Sprout, David Bowie, Annie Lennox)
" I have had the pleasure of working with this excellent musician on several occasions, he is totally professional and a gentleman, his mentoring skills and super impressive musical skills put him at the front of the class."
Steve Tannett (Music Director Marshall Amplification)
"I met Andrew through music, he’s such a creative musician. The more I got to know him, it became obvious why his music is so rich and rewarding, Andrew is a deep and inspiring soul."
C.J. Vanston (Prince, Toto, Carole King)
Tutor / Composer / Producer / Singer Songwriter
Premium feedback with audio/video demo/explanation
Hi! I am a professional musician, composer and tutor with 20 years actual teaching/mentoring behind me. Teaching and artist development is a deep passion for me, not just a "sideline" job, to "top-up" my other work ;-)
My name is Kevin Edge.
Classically trained on piano from the age of 7, and later complementing this groundwork with studying and playing jazz and other contemporary forms (pop/rock/funk/fusion/electronic/singer-songwriter etc), I have centred my life on the study, creation and performance of music in many different forms: piano, electric/acoustic guitar and clarinet, playing in bands, performing solo, songwriting, composition and production for TV and film/trailer music (including hybrid cinematic/orchestral), electronic music of all kinds, mixing and mastering, along with teaching, offering guidance and mentoring across all of these areas both privately and in college settings, including lecturing at the JMC Academy (counterpart to SAE) in Melbourne, Australia.
I work with clients to develop their mixing, mastering, singing. playing, composition, songwriting, production and applied music theory knowledge/skills, in order to progress their musicianship and empower them on their musical journey, be it as a career, or simply for their own personal creativity/expression etc.
I can guide and feedback across all these areas/layers, and draw links/connections between them, which can provide a powerful springboard for musical development, all in one place. Alternatively the feedback can be very focussed on one particular aspect, as the client wishes.
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YCONN (James Grover)
Writer / Producer / Mixer / A&R
Detailed Demo Review (1 song)
Credits: David Guetta, Galantis, LUM!X, PS1, JØRD, Far Out, +
500mil streams as a Vocal Producer and 25mil+ streams on his own cowrites.
He is also an A&R consultant for a major label and 3 independent publishers.
Based in London, UK
Musician / Content Creator / Entertainment Business
Music review and career coaching
How can I help? My professional work experience includes Ludacris, T-Pain, Jadakiss, Usher, Kirk Franklin, SNL, Ellen DeGeneres, Darlene Zschech, William McDowell, Shaggy, and lots of national and international touring. I love music, content creation, multimedia production, business, and digital marketing. I love to see projects and creatives succeed.. I'm passionate about using my experience and knowledge to help other creatives succeed at their goals in life. If you need help, just hit me up!
Music Producer / Mixing / Mastering / Vocalist
I am a singer, producer, composer, and mix and mastering engineer. I am interested and worked in many music genres, such as American pop, chillout, deep-house, house, trance, and synth-wave. I have had the honor of my songs being supported by major labels and DJs such as Afrojack, Nicky Romero, David Guetta, R3hab Spinning Records, Protocol Recordings, Revealed Recordings, Hardwell, Brooks, Enhanced Music, Mike Williams, Julian Jordan, and Don Diablo. Music is my passion, and I love working internationally, so please do not hesitate to contact me for inquiries or collaborations! Let's connect and make music together! Produced 500+ original songs, writing music scores and partiture collaborating 50+ music stars for, movie, theaters and independent artists. Performed audio engineering, recording, mix & mastering, using Reason & Cubase . Organized concerts, created and conducted Solo, and 10+ bands for 100+ live performances. Performed as a soloist, drummer, percussionist, pianist & trumptist in various live concerts and recording studios.
Alex Von Soos
UK No. 1 Songwriter / Producer
Hi, I'm Alex Von Soos. I've been in the music business for many decades and love passing on what I've learned. Here are some brief highlights of my career:
–signed to a major record deal with Warner Records in the UK –signed to a major publishing deal with Universal Publishing –received a platinum disc for the UK No.1 hit single "Black Coffee" by All Saints
–achieved No.1 status in South Korea with the track "Reach" by XIA –achieved No.1 album success with UK girl bands Atomic Kitten and All Saints –over 6 million records sold and many more streamed
–co-wrote with some the superstars of the songwriting world like Wayne Hector(OneDirection) and Cathy Dennis(Katy Perry) –went on paid writing trips to Nashville, New York, LA, Berlin and Stockholm –recorded an album with the guitarists from Sting's and Paul McCartney's bands
–made a successful living from songwriting and production alone for 25 years –worked with many exciting indie artists as well as on chart pop music
Whether you're an up-and-coming artist or lifelong musician, producer or songwriter, I can help you improve and polish your music and remove many of the frustrations that we have all felt when grappling with that wonderful thing called "music"!
Music Composer / Producer / Saxophonist
Music Production / Composiiton Review
Matt has composed and produced music for television, radio, commercials, games and recording artists. His music can be heard on over 500 TV shows, including original music for 2 Nickelodeon shows, a theme for a major network news program and many commercials and advertisements. Matt is currently the Director of Music Technology and Recording Arts at Cabrillo College. He has also taught at Five Towns College, University of Valley Forge, and Manhattan School of Music, teaching graduate and undergraduate level Music Technology courses in composition, production, mixing, Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton Live, Reason and Cubase.
He has an undergraduate degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, a graduate degree in Music Technology from the University of Valley Forge, studied orchestration at the Mannes School of Music, film scoring with Rick Baitz and game audio design at Berklee College of Music. Previous to his work composing and producing music for media, Matt spent many years touring with bands such as Maynard Ferguson, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Liam Sillery, and the Blostein / Sperrazza Quartet, performing in venues such as the Montreux Jazz Fest, North Sea Jazz Fest, Thailand Cultural Center, Kennedy Center, Ravinia Center and many more.
Drummer / Multi-Instrumentalist / Producer
I've been a Drummer for over 20 years and have been playing live shows in bands since a young age. I have a degree in Music Production, Music Placements on TV, and have been teaching Music Production for seven years. I'm here to answer any music-related questions you have, whether it's about advice, production help, or you simply want to share your music. I'm here to help!
Grammy-Awarded Producer / Songwriter / Engineer
Song Vocals & Songwriting - Review & Feedback
Kofi Owusu-Ofori is a founding member of Wiidope Music Production Group. Wiidope is a group of three musicians, composers, songwriters, & engineers that formed in 2009 while attending Berklee College of Music. Their most notable works include Todrick Hall, Brandy, RuPaul, Tiffany Haddish, Chaka Khan, Nicole Scherzinger, Lake Street Dive, Disneyland "Magic Happens" Parade, K-Pop band SHINee and their work on the Grammy Award Winning Album “The Mosaic Project” by Terri Lyne Carrington. Kofi is currently living in Los Angeles and working on projects with various musicians and companies as a producer, songwriter, and engineer. Whether Kofi creatively worked on the record or not, he takes great pride in bringing records to life!
Audio Engineer / Producer / Drummer
Feedback on Recording/Engineering/Producing/Mixing
• B.T.O./Randy Bachman/VH/D.O.A./Nazareth/Strange Advance/Yes/Long John Baldry ...the list of people I've worked with is long and diverse.... I have spent decades working as a full time professional in the music industry, in many different capacities, with some very well respected names within the industry.
• recorded and toured with major league acts (including 1 yr on tour with VanHalen)
• I have performed live on tour to well over a million people
• Drums, synthesis, studio production, live television, music videos, plus all types of 'tech'...
• from Punk to Ambient - Rock to Electronica - Live to Studio sessions, I've done it all...
• I'm available to give you detailed feedback and share my insights from experience working at the top tier of this amazing industry.
(check out my c.v. here on PIVODIO for all the details of my extensive experience)
Top 10 Billboard Rec. Artist / Songwriter
Targeted Review of Song Structure
So thrilled to meet you in this creative space. I am Charisse Arrington, Top 10 Billboard Recording Artist, Custom Songs Creator, Motivational Speaker & Knowledge Entrepreneur.
A BIT ABOUT HOW MY CAREER BEGAN:
A gumbo of music artistry blended with that of a diverse music fan is my vibe. I've been fortunate to live and perform in various places around the world, experiencing some truly yummy music moments. As a young'n I began singing in talent shows that spanned from Chicago to Missouri. Graduating into adulthood, I cut my teeth working with buku bands, chasing plenty of free pavement. The urge to know if I could really "make it" led me to venture out on my own. So, on a wing and a prayer, dragging a suitcase filled with my hopes and dreams, a bus ticket and $12 in my pocket, I boarded a smelly Greyhound bus. Next stop, NYC! Once there, I wasted no time acquainting myself with the City That Never Sleeps. From flavors of R&B and Hip-Hop to Jazz and Pop, networking the NYC open mic scene and recording studios was my swag. My hustle was laser focused as I honed my craft singing lead and background vocals, writing, arranging, while learning production behind the mixing board. Burning all that midnight oil soon paid off. Vast opportunities began to radar me fast and within 2 years of living in NY, I vetted myself by singing, writing and co-producing a 4 song demo. This landed me a few music offers on the table. Major label MCA/Universal Records would be my choice to ink my 1st solo recording artist deal—releasing my 1st single in 1996.
YOUR EXPERT MUSIC CONSULTANT:
Think of me as your expert secret weapon for knowing how to make it make sense and guide you through certain rough patches and pitfalls of music. I give you targeted advice and put my whole heart into consulting you on how to best express your unique music talents. My custom consultations speedily help you improve and interpret solid music ideas in the areas of your song structure, singing, songwriting, poetry/lyrics, production (i.e. feel, melody, mood, emotion, etc.); providing you a path to implement and elevate reaching more of your goals, advising you on best methods and tools to use for effectively making your artistry its most passionate, standout and engaging.
WHY I DO WHAT I DO:
Simple. Helping to empower you win at living your best life –is truly how I win at living my best life. Ok let’s help you WIN!
Grammy Nominated Producer / Engineer
Song Review & Feedback
Production and recording credits include multiple platinum-selling albums- Rihanna’s “Loud” and chart hits such as Lupe Fiasco’s “Out of My Head,” earning a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. Produced and engineered the #1 iTunes song "Wasted Love" by Matt McAndrew. Production, writing, and engineering work can be heard on records for up-and-coming stars to legends such as Paul Simon, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Kanye West, Miguel, Sterling Fox, Lady Gaga, J. Cole, Estelle, and Keri Hilson.
Born and raised in New York, I began my career at age 18, assisting the late Les Paul at the world-renowned Iridium Jazz Club. Extensive studio production and engineering background include KMA Music in the Brill Building, Platinum Sound, and west coast staples such as Village Recorder and Crosby Collective.
Extensive songwriting and production work is featured all over radio, tv, and film, including the national campaign for Cricket Wireless, NBC's The Voice, ABC Family, Samsung & ESPN. Founder of Push Music Agency - Music playlisting/music branding for Corporate Events, Product Launches, Store Openings, Pop-up Shops, Site-specific installations, and exhibitions. Currently, a team member at the record label Robbins Entertainment plays a key role in the selection of today’s top dance hits.
Chart-Topping Mix Engineer / Music Producer
Mastering Review and Feedback
Credits: 𝗬𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘄𝗼𝗹𝗳, 𝗕.𝗢.𝗕., 𝗥𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗲 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗵, 𝗕𝗼𝗿𝗻 𝗢𝗳 𝗢𝘀𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘀, 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗮 𝗼𝗳 𝟯𝟬𝟬, 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗝𝗲𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝘀, 𝗖-𝗦𝗶𝗰𝗸 Starting as a House Music producer under the alias “Dan Ryan”, Dan Zorn quickly found his way into the Chicago Club scene. After graduating from Columbia College in 2012, Dan began engineering at Studio 11, a legendary recording studio in downtown Chicago. Having worked with major label artists signed to Universal, Warner, Atlantic, and Def Jam and being an Award-Winning Content Creator for 𝗪𝗮𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗔𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗯.𝗰𝗼𝗺, it’s safe to say this is one dude who lives and breathes music. Since his time in Chicago began, Dan has grown a reputation for his unique engineering style- merging his musical production chops into every mix he works on. The result is always an end product that resonates with a high level of musical understanding and a keen sense of technical mastery – creating mixes that excite all who listen. 𝗙𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗕𝗶𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗠𝗶𝘅 𝗘𝘅𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘀: www.danzorn.com
Composer / Saxophonist / Pianist
Music Review and Feedback
I am a Seattle-based music composer for video games, a piano teacher, and a saxophone performer for numerous bands and local DJs. I have a critical ear and a strong motivation to see other musicians succeed in expressing the best versions of their work. I'm detail-oriented, which sometimes leads to the issue of perfectionism. However, in the realm of constructive criticism, I believe my conscientious ear is quite useful.
I obtained my Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition-Theory from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as well as my Master of Music degree in Music Composition for Film from the Seattle Film Institute. Alongside my many years as a freelance composer, performer, and teacher, my schooling gives credence to my ability to explain melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and formal concepts with the proper terminology. I can communicate these ideas to help refine any musical product, both compositionally as well as in the production stage.
Multi-Instrumentalist / Vocalist / Bassist / Drummer
Music Reviews and Feedback
I've been creating and performing music for over 20 years. I started singing at 2 yrs old, began playing drums at 5, started producing and recording at 14, then began playing bass and guitar at 16. I've learned under such names as Herlin Riley, Wycliffe Gordon, Harold Mabern, Andres Forero, and Eric Alexander.
I've also worked with members of Antibalas, The Villalobos Brothers, Misterwives, and Twenty One Pilots. I'm available for remote bass and vocal recording, production, and general music consultation. Let's get to work!
Saxophonist / Electronic Producer
Audio Quality & Artistic Direction
Simba Sax is the moniker of DJ/producer and multi-instrumentalist Evan Fleming. Based out of Salt Lake City, UT, his sonic styling is inspired by the emerging sounds of transformational festival culture and the auditory aesthetics of iconic international destinations popularized by its devotees.
Exotic and electronic, the music of Simba Sax is a mosaic of sexy, sophisticated compositions characterized by predominately progressive House rhythms peppered with elements of Jazz, Funk, Disco, and World Bass. Versatile yet consistent, every live set from Simba Sax is a living prayer to the dance floor and those who make it a vibe.
Jasmine Phillips (Jai Blue)
Vocalist / Singer / Songwriter / Producer
Tips for Songwriting, Performance and Marketing Yourself as an Artist
My name is Jasmine Phillips aka Jai Blue. I am a singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, arranger, actress and dancer. I recently graduated from Berklee College of Music. I make cosmic, tantalizing, and fun pop music in English and Korean.
I made my YouTube debut in 2016 doing Kpop song covers. This led to me performing at KCON LA in 2016 for the Kpop World Festival. Since then I have performed at Kpop events nationally. In addition to that I post Kpop song covers and Kpop raps on TikTok, Youtube and Instagram. Through Berklee I have performed quite a bit as well.
All of this experience allows me to give detailed and excellent feedback on the subjects mentioned in my profile.
Platinum Music Producer
Music Business Consultation
Domingo, a prominent Hip Hop producer hailing from East New York Brooklyn, has produced and remixed for some of the most respected and well-known artists in the music industry, including Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Drake, and many others. He began producing professionally at the age of 17 under the mentorship of Marley Marl and gained critical acclaim for his work on KRS-One’s album I Got Next, which earned him his first Gold record. Domingo continued to make waves in the industry, earning his first Platinum record for his work on the Big Pun album Capital Punishment, which sold over 2.3 million copies worldwide. He has since released numerous successful studio albums, including Same Game New Rules, which features a star-studded lineup of rappers and musicians and established the company. That’s Hip Hop LLC, which has hosted sold-out concerts in Pittsburgh, PA.