Experience the magic of working with bb blue, multi-platinum songwriter known for his ability to seamlessly blend genres and elevate every project to new heights. Let bb help you unlock your musical potential, finding your perfect sound to create something truly unforgettable.
Born “Cody Williams” and raised in Los Angeles, bb blue began writing professionally in the music industry at the young age of 16. Over the years, bb has worked with renowned producers and songwriters such as RedOne, Darkchild, Stargate, Lindy Robbins, and Toby Gad. His breakthrough moment came when he received his first major label credit on Big Time Rush's sophomore album, Elevate, which he co-produced and co-wrote with JR Rotem.
In 2021, 'bb blue' was born alongside my main collaborator, MARLO. As of today, bb blue has released three singles that have each reached over 100,000 streams on Spotify, with "Muse" nearing 200,000 streams. One of our top singles, "Dead & Gone," was co-written and co-produced with the band WALK THE MOON. We also have an extensive catalog of polished radio-ready demos and beats. Having worked with hundreds of artists, bb has the ability to adapt and instead co-write while an artist spearheads the writing session. He guarantees that you will be walking out of the door with something to be excited about.
His debut album, Blueniverse, was finally released in March 2023. The influences of bb blue are vast, but they are especially inspired by David Bowie, Charli XCX, Sophie, Max Martin, Prince, and Michael Jackson. Despite the challenges, bb is poised to make a significant impact in the industry.
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bb blue added his magic to my song “MARIO” and it’s still one of my favorite songs I’ve ever done (and also my wife’s). His sensibilities in pop are so unique and he is will always make sure the final product is loved by everyone involved
Working with bb blue was a life-changing experience that has changed my perspective on writing hit pop songs. His work and skills are one of a kind.
Cody's work was totally phenomenal!! He produced a couple of my recent tracks and was really able to bring out all the great aspects that are so pleasing to the ear. Amazing, extra cherry on top melodies and great added drum layers! Thanks for the incredible tracks can't wait to collaborate on new ones.
Cody delivered a true work of art and something I’m proud to release. He has an amazing ear for melody and the right lyrics that compliment it. Quick turnaround time and overall a pleasure to work with.
Interview with bb blue
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I did a song called "Dead & Gone" with my main collaborator MARLO, my co-producer Lucky West, and Eli Maiman, the guitarist of WALK THE MOON. I wrote and produced the original demo for the song 5 years before it's release and seeing that journey was amazing.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Developing my own indie label Neptune Records with my protege Marlo Lee and releasing an album with bb blue.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: JJ Catalyst
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, it's easier and most people really can't tell the difference.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to create something that you and I will both be proud of no matter how long
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting to be inspired by all of the creators I cross paths with.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: To record finish demos, or create a song together from scratch.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Making music that sounds simple and effortless, that resonates lyrically with every potential listener is one of the hardest things to do as a music creater and takes years to crack the code.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your influences? What's a playlist with 20 of your favorite songs by your favorite artists. What do you sent to talk about in your song? How can we best stamp your unique perspective and vision on this song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Never settle for less with your music, because a truly well-crafted song is priceless
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Shure 7MSB, Novation Launchpad, Apogee Symphony, Song MDR-7506 Headphones and my Mac
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started in the industry writing professionally in 2010 at age 15, so almost 14 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Futuristic forward thinking, yet euphorically nostalgic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't forget to take a step back and listen tomorrow with fresh ears.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly pop, but I can incorporate any genre influence into my pop song craft.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to craft ear-worm filled slices of pop perfection with hard hitting lyrics, with fresh production that will grab you and take you for a ride.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'm committed to making something that is above and beyond and could take any artists sound to the next level and bring that "it" factor which can take any song great to amazing.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually starting a track idea, fleshing out melodies, and perfecting the lyrics. Then recording, and getting that perfect vocal take,
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with Logic, a Shure SM7B microphone, and Apogee Symphony, as well as all of the to best quality plugins that are the industry standard. I do everything in the box.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin, A.G. Cook, Michael Jackson, FINNEAS, Charli XCX, Prince, Sophie
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually work with artist by cutting an existing demo in my catalogue, or creating a song from scratch whether virtually or in person