Jee Juh Contest: Top 25 Finalists Summer 2014

by Mike Lightner on September 15, 2014

























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Your beats. On steroids.

by Mike Lightner on September 9, 2014

“You need collaborators that understand songwriting to make the song as good as it can be.”

- Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West keyboard player and co-producer)

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Super producers: brand names for big teams
A common misconception about super producers is that they are all mighty beat wizards who just work harder, better, faster and stronger. After more than 20 years in the beat game, I came to find out a not-so-well guarded secret: the name of a super producer is actually a catchy brand name for a broad team of junior (ghost) producers, songwriters, session players, engineers, A&Rs, marketers OVERSEEN by the genius of the super producer. These teams are literally companies. Sad news: you cannot compete with these on your own, producing beats on a laptop from your basement or bedroom. Here are some examples (the list are not perfectly accurate as these teams evolve constantly).

Dr. Dre
•Producers: Dawaun Parker, Mark Batson, DJ Khalil, Mel-Man and Mr. Porter.
•Session players: Mike Elizondo, Scott Storch
•Programmer: Che Pope
•Engineer: Mauricio Iragorri

Kanye West (just the main ones because the list goes on and on!)
•Producers and musicians: Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dawson, Mike Dean
•Other session players: 88-keys
•Engineers: Peter Bischoff, Cary Clark, Ryan Gilligan, Noah Goldstein

Timbaland
•Producers: Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, Danja
•Session players: Stevie Blacke, Adam Bravin, Andrew Hurley, Jermaine Jennings
•Engineers: Marcella “Ms. Lago” Araica, James Barton, Jimmy Douglass, Johan Gustafsson

The Sound of “Radio-Records”
Nowadays, the industry (as well as the public for that matter) wants the final product before investing in an artist. You have to sound like a “million dollar artist” BEFORE majors and labels believe your hype. With this in mind, and because of the fact more and more labels were coming to me for my post-production, session playing and beat mixing abilities, I created delicatemix.com.com to allow artists to get album-ready / radio-ready production on their tracks at very affordable prices. My clients range from labels, signed and independent artists and video production firms. Because I have been around for roughly 15 years, i now work with a team of very talented guitar players, bass players and pianists, all available to take your music to the highest level.

The cost of a Rihanna record
Numerous articles have surfaced online stating that a Rihanna number one hit costs anywhere between $200,000 and $1,000,000! This is for one song ladies and gents. Now, take out marketing which accounts for roughly 70%, writing camps and vocal production and you still get production and mixing costs between $6,000 and $30,000. Delicatemix.com is there to bridge this insane budget gap for up and coming artists. Packages include sequencing, arranging, session playing, post-production and mixing, all starting at 49.95. So at a fraction of the cost, you could be rapping/singing over instrumentals that sound as good or better than your favorite superstar!

Pay me a visit now at delicatemix.com. Let’s talk about your next HIT!

Author_JTAbout the author
JT is a 20 year production vet, multi-instrumentalist and mixing engineer. He runs his production and mixing duties as Delicate Beats (delicatebeats.com). You can also learn some of his mixing, composing and arranging tricks on his Youtube channel: youtube.com/delicatebeats2008.

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