iTunes Chart No #1 Professional songwriter who has written for brands like Coca-Cola, Panasonic, and Sky TV, as well as performing on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and Glastonbury Festival! I love writing songs.
Hey guys! My name's Jack, I'm a professional songwriter and producer from London.
I love making music. Whether it's writing songs for a new artist, composing to brief for a film and TV, or editing lyrics for your latest album project! I'm here to present your vision in the best possible light.
As a songwriter and lyricist, my music has had millions of streams online spanning a wide range of genres and purposes. I've been featured everywhere from BBC Radio 1, Radio X, through to Glastonbury Festival and even the Eurovision Song Contest. My last single got to No #1 on the UK iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart!
I've composed extensively to brief, creating music for brands like Coca-Cola, Sky TV and Panasonic. I also wrote the soundtrack for the award nominated short-film 'Mama' and the theme for award-winning short film 'Everything You Didn't Say'.
I'm a musical all rounder who sings, plays guitar, bass, and piano. I also have a full professional recording setup, which means I can create polished productions quickly without having to hire any other musicians. A one stop shop of musical goodness!
Beyond writing songs, I'm a people person and know that communication is the key to creating great work. That's why I keep you involved and engaged every step of the way. No ego, just doing the best for you and your music.
Got questions? Drop me a line. I love to chat.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
55 Reviews - 11 Repeat ClientsEndorse Jack R Hardman
Amazing working with Jack. This is my second time now and I always get exactly what I want with him! Very professional, kind and understanding. Musicality is top!
Jack is such a talented and professional musician. Takes time to understand your project and then nails it! Can't wait to work with him again..
I had a great experience working with Jack. Thank you for putting so much effort into helping me make a great song. Anyone looking for a professional songwriter, Jack is definitely the one :)
You will not be sorry if you hire Jack - he will take your music to the next level.
Jack is an awesome producer! Will definitely work with him again!
Nothing more to say except Jack is everything I hoped for in a songwriter. He truly "gets it".
Second flight of songs for project -- Jack nailed every one of them. Just great to work with.
Jack has great ideas and works fast, communicates really well. Pleasure to work with.
Talented, works quickly and a great responsive communicator.
Jack wrote the most beautiful hymnal melody that awakened the layers of meaning in my song. A triumphant experience.
Jack is a real pro! He is a pleasure to work with. He showed a lot of sensitivity to what I was hoping to convey in my duet. Using his lyric writing skills he was able to rewrite my original lyrics, refining the song, but keeping its essence! He worked very well with me in all aspects of the project, and he is an excellent communicator!
Jack created another impeccable track and furthermore helped me improve my lyric. We arrived at a unique yet universal sound to a new niche song.
Jack's musical genius did it again, taking an already superb song we co-wrote and resetting it for a new direction. This is a real-life lyric that recounted a personal experience. The new production and Jack's vocal performance faithfully expressed the catharsis I had lived. The vocal performance in particular I consider virtuoso.
Working with Jack felt effortless, plus he was really attentive and caring about the music. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him and I am excited to continue doing so!
Jack is a talented singer and writer. Love his soulful voice and impressed with his excellent composition and performance.Highly recommended.
I had much fun working with Jack on my new pop song. His composition, arranging and production were instinctually spot -on! Jack also optimized my lyrics, elevating the power. Terrific experience.
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Jack is great; I have worked with him a couple times. Communication, content, and clarity - all five stars! Would definitely recommend working with him on any project.
Jack once again comes through with brilliant colors ! He delivers strong , well composed content in record time.
Our first thru and true pop song collab, Jack gave my lyrics more bounce to the ounce than Zapp & Roger! The track thrills with a fun, original groove thanks to Jack’s clear, versatile pro writing and production skills. I am busy writing more pop I hope to work with Jack on. Amazing experience.
Jack wrote music with a superb original mood that paired extremely well with the emotion of my lyric. A gifted producer able to capture and create a vision that emotes with pain and pleasure.
Interview with Jack R Hardman
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We'll finish the work, you'll love the results and will enjoy working with me!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of music inspires you? What records do you love to listen to? Where do you want to take your music?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm a songwriter, first and foremost!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Beyond being inspired by masters of their craft, I'm really inspired by musicians and producers that have a positive attitude. Music can be difficult at times - the hours can be long! It's the people that are still smiling and enthusiastic about a project towards the end of the day that I want around me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: A lot of artists will bring me their 75% finished demos and I'll help get them up to release standard. This usually involves working together to tweak the arrangements, write stronger lyrics, and tighten the structure. We then start the process of producing the song into a great finished master! I think being an artist first puts me in a great position to treat other peoples work sympathetically and respect their craft while still getting the best out of their song.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm producing a young songwriter from London who is very raw but has the most incredible voice ever.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Arron Storey is a fantastic lyricist and a very clever guy. He speaks fluent French and does a lot of work translating songs for the French music industry.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I can't really have one without the other, and it shouldn't be an 'either / or' scenario.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I'm obsessed with making music, so being able to watch a rough vocal turn into something that's getting thousands of plays on Spotify is fun.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: 'Is my performance good enough?' comes up a lot. The answer really depends, but generally nothing beats a great performance. I can spend days trying to make an average performance sound good, but a brilliant starting point makes everything so much easier.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it all comes naturally! Inspiration is important, but hard work is what gets a song over the line.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to push me - I love a challenge.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I'm not sure I need more than 5 bits of gear normally! An electric guitar, a keyboard, my mac, an Aston Origin, and a pair of headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I signed a publishing deal when I was 18 and began making my first record. I then started getting introduced to other artists and began writing and producing with them. This caught the attention of people in advertising, and so they asked me to compose stuff for their briefs. Now I do a mix of everything!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Beautiful melodies and arrangements poured through an analog funnel and then washed in Roland Space Echo reverb.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to write with FKA Twigs. She is a visionary and has such a unique approach to everything she does.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Give the vocal space, don't over fill the arrangement. Just because something is a great part individually doesn't mean it'll add anything to a song in the context of a whole mix.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a real mix of music, but do a lot of work with alternative songwriters that blend amazing melodies with interesting ambient sounds and synths.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to think of myself as an enabler, whether producing or writing. I can see other peoples projects from an outside perspective and know what small changes to make in order to make the music as good as possible. This is especially true with songwriting and co-writing on other peoples work. it's not about transforming someones track into something and alienating the artist, but making it the best possible version of itself without losing the original character and soul.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Everything starts with the song. I typically lay out the guide vocal before anything else and build the track from there. This may mean creating a beautiful piano part to compliment the vocal melody, or coming up with a cool drum beat. Whatever the style, the track and vocal comes first.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Internally, I have a Mac running Logic X. It's absolutely full of plug-ins and samples, ranging from glossy Native Instruments effects to more vibey and warm SoundToys stuff. Externally, I swear by Aston Microphones and do everything with their mics. I also have Roland drum machines, very retro Yamaha keyboards, and a Kawaii Synth module from 1988! My studio is all about balancing new technology with the charm and character of old gear.