Dustin Paul

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An EDM/POP/DANCE virtuoso and multi disciplined musician, Dustin's vocals & songwriting will breathe life into your music! With successes in EDM, US national radio, national TV spots, TV licensing, national music festivals and much more, this native New Yorker will give your vision the edge and finesse it needs to translate into streaming gold.

Outside of his EDM endeavors, Dustin has been asked to sing/write pretty much everything from Coldplay inspired ballads, top notch club music, pop, rock, dance, indie, alternative, children's songs, top 40....the works! He's sang/recorded/collaborated with Coca Cola, Fuse Tea, Nissan, Sony, Warner Music etc... to name a few!

Consistently in demand, and poised to deliver, Dustin bridges the gap between a client's brief and a ready-to-release top-tier vocal that has earned him the name as the go-to ghost vocalist of NYC.

With permission, he pushes whatever work he does for commercial, TV / feature film licensing as well as major artist placement.

I am very flexible to work with how YOU are comfortable. However, this is how I usually work:

-Equal % MASTER (unless otherwise agreed)
-Equal % PUBLISHING (only if I've written the topline / and equal with my co-writer)
-All vocals I do on SoundBetter are uncredited (unless discussed otherwise at time of contract)
- All demos provided w watermark

PAYMENT:
-Job must be funded to be considered booked in
-50% payment of total proposal due up front & is non refundable as it covers time spent on any treatment
-Wet & Tuned vocal stems cost an extra $50 (Dry stems are free) *
-One revision is free & only before the job is marked complete / each revision after is $100
-Master buyout available at a much higher fee

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Languages

  • English

156 Reviews - 17 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Joshua S.
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    Hands down the best singer and songwriter I’ve ever worked with on this site & beyond. Will be doing many more with Dustin… If you’re looking for the real deal, look no further, it’s right here.

  2. Review by Hunter Kronholm
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    I love working with Dustin! I needed a change to the vocals we had worked on before and he got right on it and it was exactly what I was looking for! He is super talented and professional!
    I can't wait to work with him again!

  3. Review by Matt d.
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    Dustin has been great to work with. Wicked professional and great quality really helped my song come to life and was always trying to make it the best. Really proud of the work we’ve done. Can’t wait to work on some more! Definitely recommend

  4. Review by Rafael E.
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    Amazing!! Dustin is super patient, professional and kind! i really recommend work with him, he will get your vibe and will give you exactly what you are looking for!!

  5. Review by Hunter Kronholm
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    Dustin was so much fun to work with!! He is a very talented singer/songwriter and was very communicative! I loved his input on what he thought would make the song better I will be working with him again!

  6. Review by Santa Milo
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    Dustin's voice is suitable to any type of pop songs, and it also worked out great with mine. :)
    He's super professional, committed, bringing out more than best, delivering more than I had expected. Most recommended male vocal I've ever worked with in Soundbetter!

  7. Review by Lost R.
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    Dustin has been exceptional and delivering high-quality vocal stems. He and I worked on 5 tracks and all tracks came out super catchy! Its safe to say that you wont need many revisions with him!

  8. Review by Charlie M.
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    I've enjoyed working with Dustin on several tracks by now and keep coming back to him. First, I really love the sound of his voice. Besides delivering an absolute pro-level performance he has a distinct voice, which is pleasantly different to "normal" male vocals. Moreover he has never let me down - neither in quality (performance, recording) nor in quantity (lead, backing, harmonies, adlibs). He always kept his promises and fulfilled the agreements - I wholeheartedly recommend working with him!

  9. Review by Guy B.
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    Dustin is amazing!!
    He gives an amazing service and his voice is amazing, you can feel that it comes from is heart!! I would definitely work with him again!!

  10. Review by Guy B.
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    Dustin is amazing! first of all he provides amazing service, he's super professional and kind & and his voice is amazing! (+ also great recording gear)

  11. Review by Brandon Zemel
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    Dustin was fantastic to work with. Super professional, fast replies, and he saved me when I was in a bind with another vocalist and I needed a replacement ASAP. He knocked out the track and absolutely killed it. Will definitely be using him again.

  12. Review by Richard D.
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    I was in a jam and Dustin turned around a great vocal with very short notice. One musician to another, thank you. Great voice, reliable, can’t ask for much more. I highly recommend Dustin!

  13. Review by ARISTODOMAIN
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    Wonderful voice with unique and strong signature of voice
    Super friendly, nice personality and very professional.
    Capacity to incorporate your feedback into his work.
    Second time of collaboration and Dustin knocked it out of the park again!
    Thank you Dustin, we'll definitely be working together again!!

  14. Review by Eugene W.
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    Dustin is an excellent vocalist and I did a great job on my song. He’s very professional and would highly recommend him. Would use him in the future without hesitation.

  15. Review by Kalis Black
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    Great guy, positive attitude, great voice!

  16. Review by aristodomain
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    Very talented Artist.
    Very understanding, professional, good at communicating,
    flexible and extremely nice to work with. I enjoyed the process , and I hope to work together again!

  17. Review by Michael G.
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    Good work and very creative.

  18. Review by Павел Т.
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    One of the most talented and productive people I have worked with. Dustin is responsible and has a very good feel for what he does. I really liked the way he created the lyrics and recorded his vocals for my track. It turned out even better than I expected. I recommend working with him.

  19. Review by TAYRI
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    - Great communication.
    - Professional recording
    - High-level singing
    - Easy to talk to, kind, understanding, informative and clear.
    Would highly recommend!
    10/10
    Thank you, Dustin!

  20. Review by Ambient Pino
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    it was a great experience working with dustin, very professional and always available.
    fantastic voice and I was already happy from the first rehearsal.

Interview with Dustin Paul

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Hmm.. I released a song I wrote/sang called “Believe in Love” with Diego Miranda & DJ duo/twins “Le Twins” that garnered over 1 million streams on Youtube within the first week of release. And others- from charting top10 on the iTunes/Spotify viral charts on various occasions, to winning an International Portuguese Music Award for my song “I Keep Coming” with DJ/Producer Michael Teixeira (“Best Dance Performance” also nominated for “Song of the Year”). Also my music video for "Good Day" w/ Tom Enzy graced the airwaves of MTV Portugal, as well as notorious radio stations such as Kiss FM. “Good Day” was also hand-picked by Diplo/Major Lazer as a finalist in the 2018 Bacardi/Soundcloud "Music Liberates Music" competition. Just a few that come to mind right now! Send me a message and I'm always happy to tell you some more!

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Recording vocals/finishing writing for a catchy pop/rock track! I have a live show next week, so I am also preparing for that, as well as finishing up a music video/single release plan for next month. I split my time between keeping my own chops up as an artist, and being isolated in the studio with many projects!

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Austin Leeds!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital! Easier when on the move to record anywhere and everywhere a great idea comes to me!

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I won't stop until it's everything you've dreamed of. (within the realm of sanity and respectfulness haha)

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: That it feels like I am fulfilling my purpose with every project I work on. To be creative and to actualize music & art into the real world.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: I get asked a lot of things. One question I get a lot, after finishing a song, is if I want my name in the title (if I've done the vocals for the song). Once I put the amount of myself that I do into a project, it's often hard for me to say no!

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That I am being hired for a job like someone who retiles your kitchen, or fixes a car. This is not the case. I need to put my personality, soul, and essence into all pieces of art I work on. Otherwise it is robotic and not believable. It is very different than the term "work for hire" in the classic sense. When we agree to work together, it is a deeply personal experience for me. This is what yields the best work. Being vulnerable and authenticity.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What feeling/message are you looking to invoke with this song? At its current stage, how does it make you feel right now? Is there a difference? Let's connect the two.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Do research on past work, testimonials, and overall feeling they give you when communicating. A collaborator should bring fresh energy to a project; not a melancholy and bleak business conversation.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, and my recording equipment listed above!

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I have been singing/writing/performing in the studio and in front of live audiences since I was 14. Previously, I was the front man of a band whom attracted millions of views on YouTube, played at music festivals, and performed on national television. Since then, I have gone out on my own, writing/collaborating and singing for many talented producers, songwriters, and DJ’s- as well as my own solo project. I have been doing this going on 20 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Some words I would use to describe my writing/singing style: Dreamy, Moody, Tonal, Uplifting, Captivating, Honest

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I'd love to work with any of the influences I listed earlier because of what their work has done for me as an artist!

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Anything you do production wise will sound 1000 times better if the core performance elements are superb first.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: I work on a LOT of electronic based stuff. But I have an extensive resume in indie/pop, pop, r&b and rock as well.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Singing/vocal recording, Songwriting, tracking instruments, and co-producing!

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: No matter what I am being asked to do, in one way or another, I bring a voice. A voice can mean many things. It can mean professionally recorded high quality vocals including leads, backups, harmonies, adlibs etc..., hashing out a rough idea you might have, or the writing of an entire song including lyrics/melodies/arrangements + anything in between.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: My typical work process usually involves preparation before anything else. What I mean by that is, I diligently study the idea, track, lyric etc... that is being provided to me. I sit with it until it becomes internalized in my brain and life. From there, I let the creative juices flow. Whether that means opening up my DAW and riffing on melody/lyric ideas, or taking out my acoustic guitar to start arranging it from scratch. It is very important to me that my starting point comes from the original vision for the song. I love taking an idea and then going full throttle with it!

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a home-studio where I record all of my work. I currently use an iMac+Logic Pro X, Universal Audio Apollo Twin X DUO, Neumann TLM 102 Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone with DT 770 PRO 32ohm headphones and Arturia MiniLab 3 25 Slim-key Controller.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I am inspired by anything that's notably artistic and tonally unique. To me, it's less about the chops and more about the heart that can be heard behind the work. Besides radio top 40 stuff (always listening to what is current either way) some of my influences include U2, Swedish House Mafia, Max Martin, Rick Rubin, Avicii, Ryan Tedder, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Incubus, Kygo, Benny Blanco, Coldplay, Third Eye Blind, The Chainsmokers and more!

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I take an idea; whether it is a lyric, a melody, a music track, a poem, a title- anything! And I develop it until it's a ready made commercially competitive recording and song! Most of my work includes taking an initial idea and turning it into a smash! Whether that means recording all the vocals, writing the entire song, co-producing/writing various elements, or tracking instruments, turning the idea into a polished and completed work-of-art is what I do!

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I run my own artist project and collaboration business full time! I know the importance of deadlines, time + quality. Give me your song and I will kill it : ) www.DustinPaulMusic.com

GenresSounds Like
  • Coldplay
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • The Chainsmokers
Gear Highlights
  • Vintech x73i Preamp
  • Manley Reference C Microphone
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  • Lynx Aurora Converters
  • Apogee Big Ben Clock.
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