Working with the likes of Flo Rida,Far East Movement, Bone Thugs and Harmony, New Kids on the Block, Pitbull, Fitz and the Tantrums, Chainsmokers, Marc Broussard, Michelle Branch, Markus Shulz, Inna, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Olivia Holt, Puddle of Mudd, The Used, etc. I've had billboard success
I am a professional and published songwriter based in L.A., I also spent some years in Nashville. I've been writing for other people for about 13 years now. I love blending sounds, genres, and eras to create fresh music. I definitely have a knack for the pop sensibilities in any sound I do. I love digging my hands in on all parts of the song. I've spent years helping develops different solo artists, and bands as well. I love pursuing the sound till we nail it. I do vocal production as well. I usually start with melody then do lyrics. I am malleable and can work however best suits you. Tell me what you need and we'll problem solve together. Let's make hits and history. I'm available to sing demos or final vocals as well. All rights reserved unless it's a work for hire, prices change accordingly.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
- Hands Like Houses Monster
- Giiants As Long As I'm With You
- Little Glee Monster Waves
- Far East Movement Fortress
- Stereo Jane Holy Hell
- Spencer Ludwig Diggy
- Johann Vera Last Flight To Paris
- The Dane Feat L.A. James Marigold
- The Superkicks feat L.A. James Walk Me Home
- Amanda Fondell Runnin
- Jeremy Renner Signs
- Ave & EFX & Varun feat L.A. James Paint The Sky
- Arctic Justice soundtrack
- Paul Damixie feat L.A. James Rum & Coke
- Otherwise I Don't Apologize
- Puddle Of Mudd Uh Oh
- Puddle of Mudd My Kind Of Crazy
- Jeremy Renner Nomad
- Jeremy Renner Medicine
- Bone Thugs N harmony
- New Kids on the Block
- Call Me Karizma Nails
- Smiley - Song About Nothing
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Interview with Lee Anna James
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote on the Bone Thugs and Harmony last record, and I spent a couple months with the guys. Them being a legacy act it was extremely interesting to hear all their stories. I was writing with them and helping them explore new sounds. I ended up in their Documentary also! It was a proud moment.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm writing a record with a rock band I've collabed with before from Australia. A new band from Canada that's electro/pop and I'm working on music for major 2 network shows.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet, but I will revisit this.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog for the sound and feel. Digital for the speed and capabilities. Blending the 2 is always dope.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will have fun. You will achieve greatness, and 100% satisfaction. Also, you may learn a thing or two...
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That it's different every day. Not everyone can do it. It's a constant challenge. It's fun and magical. That i leave behind memories with other people that last forever. That i truly love it and people seem to love what i do too. I love collaborating with artists.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How can I make it in music? I say, that's your journey and only YOU can do the work needed to make it happen. It's a business where there is fierce competition, and the most difficult in the world to attain. If you know who YOU are, and what your sound and plan is, you WILL make it happen. Stay in your lane, or create one, and never give up or get comfortable...EVER
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's EASY! bahahaha
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How serious are you? What's your goals? Where is this song going to be used and what for?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you're open to my suggestions and expertise you may end up finding it works out better when there is open trust and communication. I'm a hard worker but still very fun, and I want this to be an enjoyable experience for all parties. Music is fun! I guarantee you will be more than satisfied. That being said lemme do what I DO, and give you MY MAGIC. We can discuss edits if there are any, after i submit the product.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: a laptop, Protools, a mic, headphones, and a guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as an artist. I was fronting pop/ROCK bands my whole life. I was in production deals and touring when i decided to move to Nashville. I then fronted a band there and wrote all the songs. They caught my now first publishers ear, when we took a meeting he told me I should be a writer, and the rest is history. 3 publishing deals and 13 yrs later.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I write real songs. No gimmicks. I write about real life in a poetic styling, but with super catchy melodies and emotion in them.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Coldplay, because they're always evolving with the times but legitimately are in their OWN lane. I love their musicality as well as their songs. I believe Chris Martin is an absolute genius. The music is loved WORLDWIDE.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always record your magic...your first take is usually always the take. Especially when it comes to writing your melodies. You'll never recreate it again. Always press record while writing!!!!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I do every genre and have had releases in all of them. However, I tend to gravitate to big pop/rock songs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'd say truthfully, I think my melody and lyric game are equally solid!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My unique melodies and intricate story telling. I have a knack for huge hooks whatever genre I'm doing. I like to emote strong feelings whatever I'm doing.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually start with the melody if I'm writing the song. Then I fill in the words from my melodies and build a concept around it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Protools 12, U87 mic
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tina Turner, Tom Petty, Coldplay, Sia, Imogen Heap, Trent Reznor, Etta James, Marvin Gaye, Dolly Parton, Frank Sinatra, and many many more
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I write lyrics and melodies, full songs or individually. I vocal produce parts. I help develop their sound as well if needed.