Hey there I'm TJ! I'm a professional singer in Nashville, TN. I've worked with grammy nominated writers and you can hear my voice as Kelly Clarkson, Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri on the popular karaoke app for NBC's tv show, The Voice. I've been singing professionally for 10+ years in a wide variety of styles. Take a listen and let's work!
Versatile singer with 4 octave range. Turn around time can be anywhere from 2-10 business days.
- It's my job to deliver a wonderful performance of your song so I like to get to know a little about you and the song before recording.
- I'm super easy to work with and can sound anywhere from Ella Henderson to Stevie Nicks. So it is important for me to know what sound/style you are going for.
- I do all my recording remotely and will send you a 24bit .wav or .aiff file to import into your session.
- I normally send two takes so that you have more material to work with.
- Demo's (not to be released commercially) $125 LEAD ONLY
- Demo's (not to be released commercially) $150 LEAD and HARMONY
- Demo's with film/tv release (to pitch for placements) $250
- Demo's (hook only) $75
- Ghost cuts are $300, I view these strictly as work for hire agreements and release all rights of my vocal under the use of a pseudonym.
- Payout is expected within 48 hours of delivery however, I will do one revision session (up to 10 edits) for free within 14 days of receiving my vocal. After this any revision is $50.
Thank you for reading my page and I hope to work with you soon!
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32 Reviews - 6 Repeat ClientsEndorse TJ Carter
TJ is a total pro. She totally "got" what we were looking for in the vocal intuitively. She has the voice of an angel and on the technical side, the vocal slid in effortlessly. Highly recommended!
Third time working with TJ and she´s fantastic!
Very professional and always delivers superb results!
Super talented and ALWAYS goes the extra mile!
TJ was a total pro. Prompt. Great with communication, and totally over-delivered, with lots of options and quick turnaround on a tweak I needed. Great voice with hints of country and rock. Big range with soaring harmonies. Just a pleasure to collaborate with.
TJ has a wonderful voice and is super easy to work with. One thing of note is that TJ gave me exactly what I asked for.... but also gave me some additional tracks with her own ideas for how the BVs should sound --- I love that type of collaboration!!!!
TJ Carter is an exceptional artist. Her communication was timely and her vocals are STELLAR. I’m deeply thankful for her contribution to this track and believe that she is an artist we should keep our eyes on. I have looked through hundreds of profiles here, on other forums, and in general. I am always looking for new talent as inspiration, and I have never seen or heard anyone quite like her.
Always a pleasure to work with TJ.
Easy, smooth and excellent communication.
Did a great great job again on one of my songs.
Couldn´t be more happy about the results.
Great singer! Produced 100% what I looked for. Incredible!
Second time working with TJ and it was just awesome. She again provided me with really great vocals.
Always a joy to work with TJ. Smooth, easy, professional and just great.
I ´d love to work together again.
TJ did an AMAZING job on the vocal track I needed. She was extremely professional and prompt on top of delivering a fantastic vocal performance. I can’t recommend her enough if you’re looking for someone to bring your song to life. I can’t wait to work with her again. Thank you TJ!
Working with TJ was an absolute joy! Very proffesional, communicative and just easy to work with. She provided me with vocals that was top notch and made my song come alive just like I had in mind. Couldn´t be more happy with the result.
TJ, did a great job and I am looking forward for her to record a few more songs..
TJ is truly an awesome vocalist. She seems to know exactly what a song needs. Her range is out of this world, and her ad libs are to die for. Love this woman's voice!
SUPER talented and flexible, she took my directions and visions and added her touch for a superior quality vocals. So easy to work with with fast delivery!
TJ did a fantastic job with my track, she nailed! She's fast and provided a professional quality sound. Will work with her again soon!
A truly exceptional vocalist to work with!! TJ not only focused on every possible detail getting the performance just the way I wanted it, she did it in such an amazingly fast time and kept in solid contact with me all the way through to the very end. Her voice is absolute gold with a super personality too.... 100% Recommended!!
TJ has an amazing range, a pleasure to work with.
Very talented and professional. Delivered the tracks sooner than the expected and sent different ideas so I could choose the ones I like.
TJ is such an incredible singer! She is so versatile - her voice really has such a range to it in terms of style & pitch! She also goes above & beyond - she provided us with 2 versions for each take, follows instructions to perfection and works extremely quickly. My co-writer & myself are so happy to have TJ on our song! Highly recommend!!
TJ did a Great job on my chainsmoker track followed the demo very well as well as adding her personality i highly recomend her for your next project
TJ is a great great singer, professionally communicates and delivers vocals that will take your song from iron to gold. Her turnaround time is very quick and she definitely understands how to interpret your musical thoughts and wishes. I would be happy to work with TJ again any time. Thank you TJ!
TJ was a pleasure to work with, sensitive to my requirements and delivered an amazing vocal first time. Looking forward to working with her again.
Another great vocal from TJ! Singing and rapping :)
Great vocals! TJ delivered very structured, clean and great sounding vocals...
Very strong vocals and she knows how to get your song where it needs to be
Great great great singer!
one of the most professional vocalist we have ever worked with. Very Thorough in making sure you get what you need and even providing options. Love her work ethic and timeliness...
absolutely an amazing artist with a bright future.... love her tone, great work ethic... will definitely work with her again...
TJ is fantastic. Very thorough and professional in tracking & stem delivery. A fantastic vocal talent with great range
I have been working with TJ for years. She is the real deal. Very easy to work with, quick and amazingly talented. If you are looking for a versatile female vocalist...this is your girl!
TJ recorded Lead and Backing vocals on an original song for us. Technically everything was spot on AND she got the feel and emotion just right! The audio files were well recorded too. I wouldn't hesitate in getting her on board with future projects.
I've worked with TJ on a couple songs. What a killer a voice. She brings something special to our tunes. John
Interview with TJ Carter
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to be organized and to deliver on time.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I make my own schedule.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Question: Will you sing this? Answer: Sure!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: ha! that it's easy. Yes it comes naturally but you have to work to take care of your craft.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I think that depends on what the clients are looking for. If it's just a vocal, who do you want the song to sound like? If the hook isn't clear, what's the overall message of the song? If it's more of a writing partnership then there would be more questions like, is this a personal experience? what do you want to do with the song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you're in love with your song before you pay someone to record it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: guitar, macbook (with logic), mic, cables and interface.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing music professionally for 4 years now (as my sole income), but I've been playing music all my life. My career path has pretty much been walking through musical doors that have opened.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Versatile. I can be twangy, soulful, pissed off and angelic. I think of the Meredith Brook's song "Bitch." "You know you wouldn't have it any other way."
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I love looping. I play guitar and sing so it would be amazing to loop with Ed Sheeran. Plus, he is an awesome lyricist.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My mic has a tendency to bring out the lows and high's in my voice so bring up the mids for a better tone.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop and Country are the two genre's I get most.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Singing but I write as well. I have a degree in music and I've been writing for over 5 years.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Attitude and emotion. A good artist will unique vocal inflections and be able to emote any song. I love singing so this happens naturally.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: You send me your song, I learn it and sing it. I usually send back at least 2 takes so that you have options to work with. I can also sing harmonies if needed. I label every take so it's easy for you to simply upload them into your session and start mixing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I record with an AKG perception 420 and I use Logic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Vocally, Celine Dion is absolutely amazing but I really like Laura Fabian as well. I value singing on pitch and not using auto-tune (unless the song calls for it) so I respect any singer who actually sings live and not to track. I'm also inspired by rhythmic songs. I love dance beats.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I sing demo's, karaoke reference tracks, hooks and harmonies. I also do songs for film and television pitches.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I released my own full legnth album in 2015 with one producer whom I've never met. I wrote all the songs and helped with the production. Recorded everything remotely. It was a big project and I did it on a budget of $2,000 (this includes the price for mastering and digital release). I am happy with the quality and the outcome. I think it was a huge success for such a small budget.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I'm mostly writing a bunch. Trying to build my personal song catalogue.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog... it calls for better musicianship.