Marcus Mims (Journal)

Songwriter, Demo vocalist

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I am a R&B and Pop songwriter and demo vocalist/arranger

Hey Guys! I am singer/songwrtier/topliner current living in NYC , originally from Detroit (Motown) Michigan. My vocal styling is similar to Jason Derulo, Lucky Daye, Mario, Tone Stith and Elhae, but I also have the ability to change my delivery and sing in a top40/Pop style.

My current songwriting credits include Jason Derulo, and several newly signed artists at Sony Music distributed labels.

I am proficient in Pro-tools, and I can bring your already written song to life. I can also write a competitive topline from scratch as long as production is provided!

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

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  1. Review by Julian Tonic

    Marcus is a great singer, worked quickly and did a correction when I asked. I would def work with him again.

Interview with Marcus Mims (Journal)

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Digital, because of the world we live in today

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. A: My style is melodic peaks and valleys, with a rapper-like candence

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

  6. A: I would love to work with Usher. He was such a big influence growing up, and he's still very relevant!

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

  8. A: When recording vocals, don't rely on the tune while cutting. Record with no effects, and get the notes as perfect as possible THEN add the effects

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

  10. A: I usually like the intersection of R&B and Pop.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: My strongest skill is my ability to create a memorable, yet unique melody.

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

  14. A: I'm usually the "starter" in the songwriting process

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

  16. A: I typically start with melody first, and then build lyrics around the melody!

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

  18. A: I was especially proud of the debut project released during the quarantine by my artist Con Killion titled Red Flags. I was the main writer and executive producer. It was my first time having that responsibility, and the reception was amazing!

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

  20. A: I'm currently working on newly signed artists and an artist signed to my label Con Killion.

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

  22. A: Yes, there are 2 producers I would recommend

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

  24. A: My promise is that I will do my best to provide a service that will meet there needs in a timely fashion! If we need tweaks, I will send them right away!

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

  26. A: I love the fact that I get to create music for a living!

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

  28. A: I don't have many questions at this time

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

  30. A: The biggest misconception is mainly about writing. Some people treat work for hires in a way that doesn't allow for residual income afterwards. If this song becomes a big hit, I would have nothing to show for it .

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

  32. A: I ask them questions regarding style. Style of the product is so so important.

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

  34. A: I would tell them to ask the right questions to make sure we on the same page with whatever you are looking for!

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

  36. A: Apollo Twin, Neumann Mic, Macbook, Midi Controller, and my Sennheiser HD headphones.

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

  38. A: I started out as a vocal music education major in college, and I always knew I wanted to be in the studio. I have been in this industry professionally for about 11 years!

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a UAD Apollo and a Neumann TLM 103 mic. My room is fully treated, so I record open room.

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

  42. A: I am inspired by James Fauntleroy and Babyface for songwriting and Lashawn Daniels and Kuk Hurrell for Vocal production.

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

  44. A: I primarily work as a songwriter/Toplinner for new and established artists. I also demo songs for other writers, and arrange vocals and vocal produce artists in the studio.


I was the Songwriter and demo vocalist in this production

Terms Of Service

1 free revision
Ownership/Publishing - 50% Top Line (melody/lyrics/ full song)
25% Edits/ Arranging/ Co-writes First Deposits & Revision Fees - Non-Refundable

GenresSounds Like
  • Chris Brown
  • Jason Derulo
  • Khalid
Gear Highlights
  • Protools 12
  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Apollo Twin
  • Neve 1073
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