Song first! Then production. Love Max Martin - inescapably catchy melodies, mindlessly singable choruses, and production that perfectly supports the song.
Pop songwriter and producer
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33 Reviews - 5 Repeat ClientsEndorse Joshua Carey
Awesome to work with!
Joshua was amazing to work with. He understood everything I asked of him and delivered a song that I am very, very happy with. I would work with him again.
Joshua was great! Took my notes greatly and in a very timely manner.
Joshua has an incredible instinct for hooks and melodies. Love working with the guy!
Joshua was great to work with. He was very patient with me and the process of getting the song right. Loved the outcome and really enjoyed working with him!
So catchy! Joshua is amazingly talented and exceeded expectations 10/10 will work with Joshua again!
Josh is always AMAZING to work with!!! He has written me a super catchy song with wonderful lyrics that really mean something!!! Josh, thank you for always being so easy, fast and fun to work you!! You're every bit as AMAZING as your songs!! WHOOOPA!! :-D
Joshua is one of my favourite people to work with for many reasons, the number 1 being: he writes infectious melodies! Many of my listeners message saying my songs are stuck in their heads (which is a good thing!) and Josh knows how to make that happen! His lyrics are great, the music he produces is sooo catchy, and he's an all-round TOP GUY! If he's not on your team, you're really missing out!
Joshua is AMAZING!!! He’s one of the best producers and songwriters I’ve ever worked with!!! He makes incredible dance music and his lyrics and toplines are so incredibly catchy!!! Thanks for another HIT, Joshua!!! 😀
Well! Where do I start? Working with Joshua is one of THE BEST experiences I have EVER had in music production! His lyrics are superb, his melodies are infectious and the music he makes is absolutely INCREDIBLE! And to top it all off, he's a really great guy! Joshua, YOU'RE AMAZING!
Joshua did a great job creating a video for Mixed In Key. He wrote a great song that included lyrics. The tune was so catchy I couldn't get it out my head! I would recommend working with Joshua on your next project.
Joshua is amazing. He's done the job and turned the vocals to a masterpiece. I hope to work with you again soon. Highly recommend. x
Joshua, what a guy! He made an AMAZING beat, wrote AMAZING lyrics and wrote an AMAZING melody, producing an entire song from scratch that in one word is simply AMAZING! He's a great guy, a hard-working songwriter and true talent. Be warned: he'll BLOW YOUR MIND!
Amazing to work with and creates amazing work. The best hands down.
Great work, great audio quality, timely delivery!
Joshua was very professional and patient. He did exactly what I wished and the results was so great! Very quick and very talented. Highly recommend to work with Joshua! 5/5!
Joshua knows how to write great lyrics!
Joshua is melodically inventive and a pleasure to work with! John
One of the most talented songwriters that i've met, Josh was a real pro and delivered what i really needed.
Interview with Joshua Carey
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 2 projects for pop artists, a Christian album, and music for sync libraries.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1) What are you trying to do? (Kesha, Beyonce, Drake?) 2) Are you willing to count the cost - energy, time and money - it will take to make this an undeniably great record? 3) Are you flexible? Songs change and you have to be able to work well with other people when they do.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Focus on the song. Make it as good as it can possibly be, and then find a great producer, demo vocalist, and mix engineer who all can take it where it needs to go.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I love "Made Me Believe" (see Audio Samples). Its lyrics are easy, has a beautiful melodic shape, and the chorus really hits home.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes!!! Tempo Stokes and Mickey Shiloh - both phenomenal vocalists. And Lukas Rimbach - goes above and beyond on mixes.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: It doesn't matter! Just write a good song.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: A big song.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Listening back to a great song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It starts with a melody, and then ideally the song gets fully fleshed out before production even begins. That ensures that the song itself is strong and can stand alone on its own. But that doesn't always happen. Production should enhance a song; a song shouldn't have to rely on its production.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Max Martin - inescapably catchy melodies and concepts that tug at your deepest heartstrings even though they may be completely shallow. One of the best ever.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It's all about the song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Vocal project studio - Logic & Pro Tools.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lyricists! I'm amazed by anyone who can say something in a pretty way.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, pop and pop. (And other things, too, but mostly pop.)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soaring melodies, and big - BIG - choruses.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Melodies, far and away.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Beautiful melodies, a sense for arrangement, and ears. I am melodic at heart but do have a background in Sound.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Top line and melody writer; overall song arrangement, and production.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Classical music > bands > hip-hop > pop over the course of 15 years.