Skilled producer/songwriter/marketer who has worked with major artists (Sia, Sting, Flo Rida, Norah Jones, Ben Harper, Karen O, Willie Nelson, Liza Minnelli...). I've produced music for 8 Oscar nominated or winning films including 3 Best Original Song Noms. My work is creative, detailed, exciting, next level.
I put a lot of attention into Artist Development, which is too often overlooked. The music should be a tool to draw people into your world, so it's really important that we focus on finding the sound/emotion and defining the artist's identity. I can help directly with fan engagement, releases, Spotify playlist pitching, digital marketing, developing social medial, NFT's and other strategies as well. Connecting with an audience is just as important as making great music. I'm open to helping with releases even if I didn't work on the music.
Seth Power is an amazing ongoing SoundBetter project that I love working on. Going Somewhere is around 25 on the BillBoard Hot AC charts and also in the top 10 on SiriusXM The Pulse. Our third single is coming out soon and we have another on the way.
I’m a world class multi-instrumentalist and singer, and usually play all the instruments on a track. I work in a wide range of genres and combine influences effortlessly. I'm a skilled vocal producer and guide singers to get the best performance. An accomplished songwriter with a publishing deal, I co-wrote the FloRida hit "Whistle". For mixing/mastering I bring polish, life and depth to the songs.
My 376 five star verified reviews are from completed SoundBetter projects. I always deliver and go the extra mile. No work for hire & deposits are non-refundable.
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- Flo Rida
- Anohni (F.K.A. Antony)
- Norah Jones
- Liza Minnelli
- Ben Harper
- Willie Nelson
- Karen O
- Ezra Konig
- Stephen Stills
- Carley Simon
- Scarlett Johannson
- Youssou Ndour
- James Bay
- Joshua Bell
- Wynton Marsalis
- Man On Wire (Film)
- The Cove (Film)
- Chasing Ice (Film)
- Finding Vivian Maier (Film)
- Ariel Gold
- Spotify Fresh Finds
- spotify indie all stars
- spotify indie pop & chill
457 Reviews - 74 Repeat ClientsEndorse Arthur Pingrey
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Arthur is a total pleasure to work with!! A true pro with great communication and organization on the project, and just great to chat with. I look forward to working together again!
Arthur has been a true delight to work with. Not only is he excellent at what he does, but he also genuinely wants to see you succeed. He gives excellent advice on artist development, social media marketing, etc. and he helps to really make you shine in your song. I am so grateful for all the work he put in, and I would happily work with him again!
Arthur is an incredibly talented musician, producer, and songwriter. Not only did he go above and beyond in making sure we found the right sound for the song, but he seemed to truly get into the music and made the session a really fun experience. It was a pleasure working with him and I could not recommend Arthur more highly!
Nobody likes to get criticism of their cherished song, telling you to make changes to parts that you love. But an Arthur Pingrey analysis and review is like making you eat your vegetables...it's actually very good for you. And he gives you a big old plate-full to swallow. He's smart, incisive, detailed and will make your song better. It pains me to say it, but I recommend him highly.
Arthur is super talented and really brought my vision for this song to reality. I love the way it sounds! Super catchy and ready for my listeners to enjoy. I will definitely be working with Arthur again. Thank you very much ❤️🔥
Arthur Pingrey is an incredibly talented music producer who possesses exceptional patience, promptness, and communication skills. His ability to take songs to the next level is truly remarkable, and he puts his all into every project he undertakes. Arthur's unwavering dedication to his clients is evident in his willingness to listen to their needs and work tirelessly to ensure their vision is realized. Working with Arthur is an absolute pleasure, and I highly recommend him.
Arthur did a great job. he is a great man. great communication, he put a lot of effort into advising me, helping me with strategy. and most importantly he was able to produce a lovely song, the perfect song i was after - would 100% recommend
Arthur is incredible to work with! He was able to capture my authentic sound all the while enhancing the song I had brought to him. He creates a comfortable atmosphere that fuels creativity and expression. This ultimately produces phenomenal work. I am so extremely happy with what we came up with. Arthur is amazing!
Did a sound check- He gave a very detailed and spot on critique with helpful suggestions and follow up communication. Highly recommended!
ARTHUR WAS AMAZING TO WORK WITH!!!
This was my daughter’s first time recording a song with a professional producer in a studio. He was highly skilled with all the technical aspects of production, but also kind and encouraging. His constructive feedback pushed my daughter to give her absolute best. I am literally amazed at what was created in a single day studio session with Arthur. My daughter and I are ecstatic. So grateful to have found him through SoundBetter. Thank you Arthur!!
Always love working and creating with Arthur!!
It has been a pleasure working with Arthur. He has really elevated my song and I can't wait to work with him again!
Working with Arthur has been an absolute pleasure. From the start, I was impressed by his professionalism, patience, and exceptional communication skills. He has a unique ability to take a song to the next level and make it shine. What truly sets Arthur apart from other music producers is his unwavering dedication. He takes the time to listen carefully to their needs and preferences, and he works tirelessly to ensure that their vision is realized in every project he produces. His patience and wi
Arthur was very thorough in explaining the areas that need improvement. Very kind and cool guy. He is knowledgeable about what is needed to succeed. I will be hiring Arthur again.
Arthur was a pleasure to work with. He took the time to answer all my questions and was incredibly collaborative. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a producer/mixer/all around collaborator.
Arthur is a stellar producer! I'm amazed at the level of work he puts into every project that we do. He really takes the time to develop a sound catered to one's personal taste which is something that everyone should look for. I highly recommend him!
Arthur is an incredibly talented vocal producer and instrumentalist. If you have the chance to work with him in person I highly recommend it. I learned a ton being with him in his studio, watching the production process, working on lyrics and song structure as well as helping me improve my vocal performance. He also offers valuable advice when it comes to sharing your work with the world.
Do yourself a favor and HIRE ARTHUR! He goes above and beyond to give you the song of your dreams. He's kind, fun, cool, talented, and meticulously detailed in the quality of his work. The process was enriching as an artist because of his wealth of music knowledge, but also as a person. He has a genuine passion for nurturing the artistic voice and elevating their gifts. He's a true gem of a human and musician. I felt wholly taken care of with the most confidence that I was in the best hands.
I had an excellent experience with Arthur, and would definitely recommend again! In addition to taking a rough demo and polishing it, they recorded some excellent harmonies on a very difficult part, and were great at understanding high level instructions, like "I want a guitar screech like a lightning strike".
In addition, Arthur is very knowledgable on the marketing and "public face" side of things, and offered a lot of expertise and guidance on how to have a song (and yourself) heard.
Arthur is an amazing and a very versatile producer! He is incredibly kind and gets the direction of the musical piece instinctively. I love working with him and have a lot of trust in his abilities and taste. It is always such a pleasure to create tunes that you end up listening on repeat!
Interview with Arthur Pingrey
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I co-produced the song, Before My Time, for the film Chasing Ice
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a tremendous amount of care and experience to a song. I've produced over 1000 songs, worked with more artists than I can count and produced music in all ranges of styles and genres. I've produced a 150 person orchestra at Abbey Road, to solo acoustic, very authentic rock, soul, hop hop, electronic... I bring depth and life to songs. Excitement and quality.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You should come to me if you are focused on quality and want to push yourself to do more, do better and grow. I try very hard to make the experience fun and rewarding, but it is work. I take this very seriously, even if the mood is light. And sometimes the mood if heavy. It depends on what you're looking to do.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: To be honest I have a deep love and appreciation of gear and instruments. I've handled many millions of dollars of equipment over the years and I have a ridiculous amount of stuff in my studio that I've collected. Gear can help a lot, but it's not really all about the gear in the end. A lot of the old blues guys in the deep south started out by taking the wire off a broom and nailing it to the side of the house and playing it with a coke bottle or baby food jar as a slide. Look up One String Sam. The music comes from inside you.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out in middle school playing guitar in my room. My dad recently reminded me that I would be in the for 8 hours and not think about it. Then I played in bands and fronted bands. I was always into recording and that was what I really wanted to do. I was shopping for record deals in college, but got pretty heavy into production starting with recording my bands. When I was 22 I was working on my friend's record who was signed to a major label and then we started getting commercials. We turned that into a pretty big production company that I was partner and creative director of, and kept pushing forward. I've worked on hundreds of commercials for all the big brands and around 20 films. 8 of the films were nominated or won Oscars, including 3 Best Original Song nominations. Also a bunch of Emmy's, Cannes Lions and Sundance Audience Awards. Through the films we produced songs with a lot of high profile artists and the record projects grew from there. For the past two or three years I've been primarily focusing on doing albums and EP's independently which is something I absolutely love to do. I have a lot of stuff coming out and am excited to keep moving forward. I've spent more time in the studio than is probably healthy for a person, but that is really where I am at home.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is pretty expansive. I always like to work in a little soul when appropriate. I want people to feel something when they hear the music. If I'm doing electronic music I still try to put some live instruments in there, even if they aren't featured. Bass clarinet sounds really good blended with synthesizers (just saying). The goal is to work across styles effortlessly.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The artist I want to work with the most is the one I haven't met yet.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Leave room for mistakes and discovery. Good art is a process of failing forward, making decisions and moving towards what's working. You have to trust your instincts and make decisions with each step. Imagine you're walking in the woods towards a mountain. Your path will not be a straight line. You might zig-zag, go around obstacles, the path can shift and turn, but you're always walking towards the mountain. The mountain is your goal.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: When people ask me what kind of music I make, I usually say in a half joking way... "whatever they want". I've been doing this for 20 years and have seen a lot. From my perspective the vision and feeling are the focus, and the genre, style and technical execution are the dressing. I prefer to combine elements and influences to come up with an original sound. I want to get excited about the music and for it to feel new and exciting. I'm not good at exactly copying references or doing hyper specific sub-genres like deep tropical house. You come to me if you want to grow and make something new. If you want a note for note re-record of your demo, than I am not the right person for your project. The process should be about discovery and trying to make something real. The music has to be authentic, real and full of feeling or else nobody will care about it.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is that I really care. I care about the artist progressing, reaching the next level and coming away from the experience with the tools to keep pushing forward. A lot of what I do falls under artist development. I try very hard to connect with the artist and understand their vision. My job is to help the artist focus, realize their vision and make sure that it communicates with the audience. As an artist it's important to start with a strong idea and feeling, but the crucial step is to catch the audience's attention and draw them into the artist's world.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My process is different every time because every project is unique. The most important thing is to listen. First I listen, then we discuss, and then we move forward. This happens constantly throughout the process. I try very hard to understand the artist's vision, and then do everything I can to make sure that vision communicates to the audience.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: At this point my main instrument is Pro Tools, and I play it very well. My studio looks like an eclectic music shop with a huge assortment of instruments. I have a lot of vintage electric guitars, tube amps, acoustic guitars, basses, analog synthesizers (my favorite is the Prophet 06), percussion, woodwinds (tenor sax, flute, clarinet & bass clarinet), a Wurlitzer 145 tube electric piano, and my favorite instrument right now is my Yamaha C5 grand piano. From my serious background in electric guitar I'm drawn to tubes and primarily use tube mics, Manley pre's and ribbon mics, but I also have Neve and API pre's. I'm also very into UAD plugins and hardware. From my background in Oscar films I have an extensive library of virtual instruments, and I love to combine programmed and live instruments when projects call for it.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some of my favorite producers (in no particular order) are Daniel Lanois, Nile Rodgers, Phil Ramone, Pharrell Williams, Berry Gordy, Timbalad, Nigel Godrich, Dr. Dre, Jack Antonoff, Glyn Johns, Quincy Jones, Bob Power, Jeff Bhasker and Kanye West. In terms of artists, it's too hard to give a list. I'm mostly into an authentic expression. I listen to music from all different times / genres, and am especially excited about new music and where things are headed. I think now is an incredible time to be making music, and I'm always thrilled to hear new compelling music. The only person I've been a true fan of is Jimi Hendrix. I spent a lot of years trying to play like him, and even have a cherished '68 Strat that I've beat to hell. I eventually grew past that and my favorite thing is to combine influences to come up with a new sound. But Jimi was my first love and brought me into this world of music in a very profound way.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I produce music for artists. Each project is different, some I write / co-write and some I just produce. My process is to help artists communicate their vision. I work in all different styles and don't have any pre-conceived idea of how the music should sound. I do a detailed creative discussion and tailor the music to support the song, singer and artist's vision.