Cinematic Pop Full Production

11 Reviews (2 Verified)
Philana on SoundBetter

Contributing Composer for CBS, The Young & Restless | Signed Artist to Steven Scharf Entertainment & Imaginary Friends. I'm a Full Production Studio, Composer, Pop Singer & Songwriter. I specialize in crafting commercially appealing songs start to finish for film / TV & streaming platforms and will help you anywhere in the life cycle of your song.

I'm a Composer, Producer, Songwriter and run a Full Production Studio in both Washington and Nashville, TN. I offer all my services remotely. I specialize in creating high quality emotional pop music: Ballads, Cinematic Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Electro-Pop... Do you have a story tell? I want to help.

I believe that the production of a song plays a very important role in not only supporting the songwriting, but determining your audience. My priorities while working with you are to:
1. Make you feel SEEN, HEARD and INSPIRED - This is a creative collaboration and I'll be in touch the whole way.
2. Design your track to stand out as something fresh in a commercially competitive market - This industry is always changing, I keep up on it so you don't have to.

Whether you're someone with a fantastic idea and you only require the musical elements, or you desire a compelling vocal to deliver its message, I'll be dedicated to your vision.

- VOCAL TRACKING ( pop, singer/songwriter, soul, R&B)

I offer:
* Service Bundle Discounts
* Quick turn-around.
* 2 complimentary revisions
* High definition audio files delivered upon completion & stems upon request

Reach out and let's chat about what you're working on!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.


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11 Reviews

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  1. Review by Kevin K.

    Philana was wonderful. She's delightful to communicate with and went well above and beyond on my project. I'll definitely use her for future tracks!

  2. Review by Ari R.
    by Ari R.

    Philana was AMAZING to work with! Not only did she exceed my expectations with her production but she also helped me learn more about production and the industry as a whole. I will definitely be working with her again and recommend her to anyone that needs help with song production!

  3. Review by gary earl
    by gary earl

    Philana is a first rate talent; musicianship, vocals,, songwriting and producing abilities are all top level pro. I have worked with her many times and every time it has been fun and we wound up with some amazing music.

  4. Review by Olivia with Cloud 9 Events
    by Olivia with Cloud 9 Events

    Philana helped me create a mash-up for one of my wedding clients. She created a processional song for their ceremony and she made their wedding day dream come true! <3 She is the absolute best!

  5. Review by Will Carpenter

    Philana is an incredible talent and such a pleasure to work with. She always brings a fresh creative perspective to any project, whether it's by being inventive and thoughtful with vocal delivery or finding ways to push the envelope in the songwriting and production process.

    She is detail oriented and persistent in the best possible way - she won't stop until something is sitting just right - and I have every confidence she will always be a benefit to your projects.

    Highly recommend!!

  6. Review by Marc Frigo

    Philana is just incredibly gifted and talented as a vocalist, musician, producer, and arranger. She's also just a wonderful person that is a joy to work with. I always love working on projects with her!

  7. Review by Marc Frigo

    Philana is just incredibly gifted and talented as a vocalist, musician, producer, and arranger. She's also just a wonderful person that is a joy to work with. I always love working on projects with her!

  8. Review by Maximillian Keene
    by Maximillian Keene

    Philana is an outstanding musician, producer, singer and human. I've worked with her on several projects and have only the highest respect and praise. She has a natural sense of melody (kills as a top liner) and a well rounded sense of balance. She understands the current trends but never sounds forced. Highly recommended.

  9. Review by Locket
    by Locket

    Recording with Philana is unreal! In one session I learned more about my vocal range, timbre, and capability than I had in years! She is patient, supportive, and incredibly talented. She will bring out your best, then make it EVEN BETTER.

  10. Review by Adonis Tsilimparis
    by Adonis Tsilimparis

    I have worked with Philana on several projects. Her professionalism is only matched by her massive talent.
    She is a “Jane of all trades” in the music industry. She is a producer, arranger, composer, musician and singer.
    It is a privilege to work with her.

  11. Review by Eric Barfield

    Philana is hands down one of the easiest people to work with- she brings her fun loving spirit and playful creativity to every project she works on. If you need something musical done,, Philana is going to knock it out of the park every time!

Interview with Philana

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

  2. A: Will I be included in the producing / mixing process? Yes. You 100% will.

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

  4. A: That I'm just a singer / songwriter

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: My studio is designed for mixing as well as tracking vocals. I'm a nature nerd and have found a way to incorporate it into my environment. (Ask me about moss walls as acoustic treatment! ) Uninterrupted creative flow is everything. So all my tools are within arms reach. My DAW is Logic. A weighted-key Korg D1 rolls out from my desk, my Apollo Twin sits to my left and to my right, a Slate M1 microphone gives me digital access to multiple world-renowned microphones including a Neumann U67 and Telefunken U47. In addition to my treated room, I enjoy mixing with Slate VSX Headphones which grant me access to multiple rooms and environments. Oh, and did I mention the moss walls? ; P

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

  8. A: I'm proud of the work I've done for some recent episodes of the show. There's nothing more fun than grabbing a coffee and then sitting down in the studio to bring a scene to life through music.

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

  10. A: A lot of music for The Young & Restless always. I write music for 3 sync libraries: Imaginary Friends, Steve Scharf Entertainment and Rareform Audio

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

  12. A: Yes! Marc Frigo for mixing. Eric Barfield for keys. Ben Jackson for drums and the list goes on....

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: I'm never going to dog analog. Personally, I'm digital because its more conducive to my particular work flow.

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

  16. A: To make you feel heard, respected and to add that 'X factor' into your music in whatever way I can.

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

  18. A: It's not work. It's fun. It's become my identity and I'm good with that.

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

  20. A: Are you under a deadline with your project? What goals would you like to reach with this project? (TV/film placement? Spotify?...) If I'm singing a vocal, would you like me to sing very specific notes or are you flexible with the way it is sung?

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

  22. A: Be clear with the direction you're going with for your musical project.

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

  24. A: Apollo Twin, MacBook Pro, Neumann TLM 108, my Slate Audio VSX headphones, and a Yamaha P-125

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

  26. A: 20+ years. I started out as a singer/songwriter, gigging all over Seattle, WA. I had my own 6-piece pop band called Philana. I started to 'guest' on the albums of friends who were producing their own music and got hooked. The freedom of recording all my own tracks was a total game changer. Now I'm enjoying doing it for others.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Emotive, Vibey With Big Builds

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

  30. A: Lewis Capaldi because that man's voice can bring someone to tears.

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

  32. A: Stepping away from the canvas for a moment is essential for perspective!

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

  34. A: Pop and all it's sub-genres: Indie, Cinepop, Dance....

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Communication. Whether it's during a consultation or getting an emotion across in the music.

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

  38. A: Authenticity is key and so is staying relatable and relevant to your audience.For this reason, I'm always listening closely to pop trends in vocal technique and song production because in pop, they're always changing. It's a challenge and essential to stay ahead of them.

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

  40. A: It's all about the consultation. So that's very important for me. Email or a Zoom chat is preferred to nail down our mission. I like to know turn around time and what is inspiring for the project. In addition to these things, I like to ask what does my client NOT want. Which may sound funny, but it's great to get both ends of the spectrum to fill out the picture.

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

  42. A: I admire Ben Bohmer, he's turns low-end into an art. Classically, Quincy Jones for turning EVERYthing into a hook, and I'm kinda obsessed with SZA's toplining right now.

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

  44. A: I'm commonly asked to compose and produce the music around a song. I always mix & master it in high definition in case they'd like to shop it for film/TV.

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I was the Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Producer & Mixing Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Turn around time is 2-3 days. Up to 2 complimentary revisions.

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Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Apollo Twin Interface
  • Slate ML-1 Modeling Mic (Neuman U 47
  • Sony C800 and Telefunken 251)
  • Slate VSX Modeling headphones
  • Shure SM27 Condenser Microphone
  • Korg B1 Digital Piano
  • Mackie HR824mk2 Monitors
  • M- Audio Monitors
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