Featured Songwriter: Irben Jeter

This month’s featured songwriter, Irben Jeter, spends the majority of his time on the road as a coach operator. Along with that comes a lot of time to reflect and write melodies and songs. Jeter first started collaborating with the StudioPros team in 2013 and since then we have produced 8 full songs together. His strength is writing infectious melodies and lyrics. He records his melodic ideas into his phone and sends them over to me via email. From there,… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Crystal Mia Hinds

I’ve just had the pleasure of completing a project with the talented Crystal Hinds. Crystal is a young singer/songwriter based out of rural Lytle, Texas that has been frustrated by a similar problem that a lot of us singer-songwriters encounter. We have the material, we have the vocal chops, we’re missing the band and local resources to get a quality recording. After having a few conversations with Crystal, she decided to give Studio Pros’ production team a shot on her… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Steve Jiske

This month’s Featured Artist, Steve Jiske, has a knack for writing catchy modern country melodies and lyrics. His latest production, Carolina Girls is an upbeat country track with an ode to his local ladies. I find myself singing along to the chorus everytime I play the final version of this song. I’ve had the pleasure of producing 2 songs with Steve over the course of the last 4 months and am really proud of the way his songs have turned… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Sandy Frazier

Sandy Frazier is a talented New York City based singer-songwriter. I have had the pleasure of helping Sandy produce 3 songs to date and we are in the works of putting together a full album of material so she can release a 10 song project. Not only is Sandy a talented songwriter, she also is a professional artist/painter, author with published works, as well as being a very well known publicist specializing in talk radio. She is one busy creative… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Patricia Charlton

Producer’s Note: I usually present the Featured Artist blogs in interview format, but our most recent artist Patricia Charlton has such a gift of writing and storytelling that she has written first hand about working with our production team. With that said, read what the talented songstress has to say about her experience with StudioPros. The StudioPros experience from Patricia Charlton: I first got involved with StudioPros when I was online looking for studios in my area to record my… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Ronnie Roseman

Ronnie Roseman is one of the most interesting and unique songwriting clients I have ever worked with. He originally contacted me back in June of 2013 and since then we have been collaborating on transforming his song ideas into a fully produced, radio ready production. I was impressed with Roseman’s melodies and lyrics of his song “My Baby Don’t Care”. We started the process by him just singing the melody of the song and providing the lyrics. From there, I… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Bonnie Lorenzen

This month’s featured artist, Bonnie Lorenzon, approached me with a bunch of tunes that she wanted to get produced. She was prepared with a vocal and guitar demo that we transformed into a full band country production.  She’s one of the most enthusiastic writers I have ever worked with!  We decided to go with our Basic Production Package which included live drums, bass, country guitars, keys and use our country vocalist Donnie.  The end result is a fantastic blend of… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Silver Saddih

Making Music Across Continents With Studio Pros. Collaborating with Studio Pros mixing and mastering engineer all the way from Nigeria, Silver Saddih proves you don’t have to be in the same country, even continent to make music together.  I was blown away the  first time I heard Silver’s vocals when listening to the mix preview of “I Be Boss”.   I shared it immediately with my Studio Pros co-producer Keeley Bumford.  We both were dancing in our seats listening to… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Matthew Alexa

Matthew Alexa is a Nova Scotia based singer-songwriter with a modern pop-rock edge. He was originally recognized as a drummer in the Canadian music scene and this is his first introduction to the music world as a singer-songwriter. I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Alexa on his recent release of his 11 song debut album “Chasing Airplanes” which was released on July 6th through Bandcamp, CD Baby and iTunes. Alexa first started working with StudioPros in July of 2011… [Read More]

Songwriter’s Challenge: Write a Standard Form Song

Beginners Guide To Song Form Part 2 After receiving such great feedback from you guys, we’ve decided to continue the songwriting form series. Last time we touched on the AABA format using Paul Simon’s “Still Crazy After All These Years” as an example, and today I want to focus on the most popular song structure-ABABCB. Understanding Song Structure Basics: ABABCB Song Form The ABABCB Song Form: The most common song form is the ABABCB form, which is a verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus song…. [Read More]