Ian Ball

MIxing, Songwriting, Arranging

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Lifelong member of Gomez, the UK based indie band, and Empire of The Sun, available to help you with whatever you need to make your songs perfect. Mixing, song arrangement, production, songwriting, guitar, keys, bass, vocals.

HI, I'm Ian. Born in Liverpool UK, LA based for the last 20 years.


24 years (!!)
Songwriter, Producer, Mixer, vocals, guitar, keys, bass, drums, etc etc.
2 million albums sold, 1500 shows
Winner of Mercury Music Prize
Headlined Glastonbury
Produced 7 albums
Millions of soundtracks / TV shows
Officially endorsed by John Lee Hooker

Empire of the Sun, since 2015

Show Creator
Show Runner
Music Director
Music Editor
Video Editor
Sold out Hollywood Bowl shows
Multiple Coachella headline shows
Every continent in 6 months

Other Stuff

La Cucina composer
October Road composer
Man Alive Music for TV commercials
Buddy producer and songwriter
Insight Timer
Several solo albums that were pretty great but was too exhausted to promote properly.

Most recently, I've been helping a lot of my teenager's friends write and produce their own music. It's been so satisfying to hear their ideas come to fruition that I'd love to continue on this new path of helping others complete their songs.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.


  • English

Interview with Ian Ball

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

  2. A: Don't just copy and paste the vocals in the chorus into every chorus.

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

  4. A: Pop, rock, indie.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Song arrangements, mixing, production.

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

  8. A: Tyr to make it engging, interesting and exciting from start to finish.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: Ableton, Pro-Tools, all the usual gear.

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

  12. A: Kraftwerk, Beethoven, The Beatles

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

  14. A: Song writing, arrangement, recording, mixing, mastering.

GenresSounds Like
  • Gomez
  • Empire of the Sun
Gear Highlights
  • Ableton
  • Pro-Tools
  • the usual studio necessities.
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