What Exactly Do I Do?
Whatever needs to be done. Production is everything that happens between your song idea and the finished product on the radio or film or your album. In a professional production that includes:
- developing the lyrics, melody, and chord progression
- establishing the mood and personality of the song
- finding the best key, tempo, and time signature
- arranging the structure of the song
- deciding on the instrumentation, sounds, and vocal style
- working out each instrument and vocal part
- recording all the parts
- mixing the song (often the difference between an amateur and pro sound)
- mastering the song
Every song and every artist is different. Some songwriters need help with every one of these things and need to hire professionals (session musicians, recording engineer, mixing engineer, mastering engineer, producer) to get the job done. Others need help with one or two of these things. Others need just an administrator or a coach or just someone to bounce ideas off of.
My specialty is filling in the gaps. Whether I'm doing it all or doing just a part, I work as an extension of you providing whatever you need to make your music the best it can be.
Whatever You Need
YOU bring your song, your voice, your talent, and your artistry. I'LL bring everything else you need to record and produce your song. We can work in my studio, in a studio near you, or remotely - whatever works best. The best music comes when you're most comfortable and we can have fun with the process. Let me know what you need and I'll be there.
You're The Boss
We start with your vision and your talents and then we fill in the gaps. Most of my clients come to me with a simple demo and the we work together to craft that idea into a fully-produced, market-ready song.
It doesn’t matter how much or how little help you want, I'm here. Some of my clients are involved in every part of the process. Others give me their idea and let me run with it. It’s up to you! I will provide all the resources needed to make a great song for an upfront and set price and I don’t stop until you’re happy.
I want you to be completely satisfied with your song. To make sure you are, I will work on your song until you’re completely satisfied. Like everything but the snare sound? We’ll change it. Don’t like how you sang “love”? We’ll fix it. You're a perfectionist? So am I! I never EVER mind adjusting even the smallest things until it's right.
I'VE BEEN THERE. I was once in your shoes. As a signed recording artist in the late 90s/early 2000s I experienced first-hand what it's like to entrust someone else with my music. I know how important it is for an artist to feel authentic and to get each song just right. I don't take that lightly with any of my clients.
TRY ME OUT. Let me do one song for you. If you’re not completely satisfied, I will refund your deposit. No questions asked.
See below for details.
Terms & Conditions
We will work on your project until you are completely satisfied. We build the song along with you and we ask for your feedback at each step of the process. We find this prevents surprises and limits the number of revisions needed. We will continue, however, to make changes – big or small – until you’re happy.
If for some reason you decide we’re not the right fit and wish to cancel, we will refund part or all of your deposit. If we’re at the Sketch stage and you’re not satisfied, we’ll refund your deposit in full. If you’ve agreed on a sketch and we’re in the tracking stage or beyond, we will refund half of your deposit. In either case, we keep all files and you can not use anything we’ve created for you (recordings or ideas) in any way – but we’ll part ways with a smile. While we stand by our quality and our commitment to the artist, we recognize that we will not always share the same vision – and that’s fine!
ABANDONED AND COMPLETED PROJECTS
A project will be considered abandoned if we haven’t heard from you for over 30 consecutive days. In this case, your deposit is non-refundable. If you choose to restart your project later, there will be a $60 re-start fee.
A project is considered complete when your balance is paid in full. There may be additional charges to reopen a complete project including a re-start fee.
We schedule on a first-come/first-serve basis. While we try to be as realistic as possible, we are usually working on several projects at a time and can not guarantee a start or end date.
When your project is finished, we will provide you with a Master recording of your song(s). If you would like additional files, stems, or mixes, please ask for them upon completion of your project.
Once your project is complete, we will keep your project in our system for 30 days. We will not be held responsible for file storage. While we try to keep archives of all our projects, we will not guarantee against lost or corrupt data. At your request within 30 days of completion of your project, we will provide you with all relevant files for your project so that you can store them.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
JONAH BROCKMAN agrees that all work from the inception through completion for the Client will be considered a “work made for hire” (see United States Copyright Act – Section 101). All rights, title, and interest in each master recording which may be considered attributable to JONAH BROCKMAN will be deemed transferred to the Client by the agreement upon completion and payment of any outstanding balance.
All masters made under the agreement, from the inception of recording and any recordings derived therefrom, shall be the sole property of the Client, free from any claims whatsoever by JONAH BROCKMAN. The Client shall have exclusive right to claim ownership of and register the copyright to the master in his/her name throughout the world.
JONAH BROCKMAN waives the benefit of any provision of law known as “moral rights” or any similar analogous provision of any treaty, statute, regulation or rule of law of any government or quasi-governmental body in any country of the world or throughout the universe.
JONAH BROCKMAN will never sell, lease, or share ANY information provided to us by our clients including contact information, song submissions, or any other private information.
The Client agrees that no recordings, ideas, or other work produced or performed by JONAH BROCKMAN may be used or shared publicly until all outstanding balances are paid for each project.