Spencer Clarke Sound

Editor and Engineer, Music and Post

Freelance Editor and Recording Engineer

Vocal Specialty

Elon University c/o 2015, Music Production & Recording Arts

So, I want to use your music.

Green Or Blue,

I’d like to arrange “Tell Me” from your recent album A Shot Below The Moon as one of the tracks for the project. For me, the most intriguing part about this song is its use of the chord progression in suspending the emotion of the song. Throughout the song, all I want is for the progression to resolve into the major tonic. When it finally does in the last chorus, all of the desperate tension from the lyric is released. This connection between the music and the lyrics is something that I don’t often find in ballads, and it really takes the song to the next level. This song’s lush textures lend itself to the a cappella genre really well, and I’m excited to begin working on bringing the ideas in my head to life this semester.

What do you intend to do with my music?

It's best summarized HERE, in one of my blog posts elsewhere on the website.

In short form, I'm producing a small collection of a cappella songs that I've arranged, recorded, and mixed myself. Your music will be one of the source songs that I make the arrangements out of. In terms of business and licensing, I'm doing an album of cover songs.

What makes this project special?

A lot of professional a cappella production takes place in an assembly-line fashion. One pair of singers step in front of identical microphones, sing their part, then leave. Any problems that arise are re-recorded if they can't be quickly fixed in post-production.

By taking a more in-depth approach to the recording process, and writing engaging arrangements from engaging source material, I seek to capture more of the emotion that comes from an incredible live performance, while preserving the clarity and quality that comes from a studio production.

What's in it for the artist?

I'm so glad you asked!

With your support, I plan to run a Kickstarter campaign, as you may have read in my blog post linked at the top of the page. If the Kickstarter campaign passes its goal, you (the artist) get your portion of 50% of the total funds raised. For example, at a $5000 goal, with 6 different artists, you would receive about $420.

I think that a $5000 goal is easily acheivable.

According to the Facebook likes and Twitter followers of your band and the others I'm investigating for the project, if each of the fans of each band gave $1, that's easily over $6000 for the project, and over $500 in your pocket. No questions asked.

Without your support, my job gets a lot harder. I won't be able to make the same connections with your fans as you can, so I would have a much harder time raising the money to make a truly professional production that I can share with the world. Legally, I can release an album of cover songs just like any other collegiate group can, and you will receive your due mechanical royalties for each sale. With your support and fan outreach, you'll get those mechanical royalties AND the Kickstarter proceeds if we meet our goal.

Want to help? Here's what you can do.

Simply filling out the form below lets me know that you're interested. That's honestly all that I need right now. The sooner you reply to me, the sooner I can get started with my work. You'll get updates from me every step of the way, including when other artists get on board with the project.

Still a bit skeptical?

Send me an e-mail here: spencer@spencerclarkesound.com

Or, fill out the form below.

I don't want the collaborative aspect of this project to fail. I believe that artists should be paid for their songs a lot more consistently than they are. This project emerged out of a desire to say "Thank you" to you, for making great music that has inspired me to make music of my own. I hope you'll humor me a little bit, and give it a chance.

-Spencer

Let me know what you think of the project, or if you have any questions for me about the process.