DyHard Productions have been professional songwriters since 2013. We offer a bespoke music composition service that caters for corporate projects, established acts & also up and coming talent. Clients include Melco Crown Entertainment, Eram Motors, The Basketball Bundesliga, Ginger Wildheart & Nexus Files.
Hi, welcome to DyHard Productions. We are Ian & Tim Hardwick, brothers, composers, and co-founders of the company.
We formed DyHard Productions in 2013 and we’ve had the pleasure of writing songs, composing soundtracks, and producing music for a huge array of projects ever since.
We grew up playing music together and after graduating from the Jazz & Rock Academy of Music we went on to perform for audiences worldwide in a touring rock band. As our music career progressed we started to combine studio and composition work alongside touring. We soon received an offer to write the soundtrack for a large-scale project at the City of Dreams casino in Macau, and DyHard Productions was born!
We now work from our studio close to London, as well as in Asia, close to the beach and inspiring landscapes that maybe you can hear in our music.
From full soundtracks, songwriting, topline writing, lyrics, production, arrangement, mixing, YouTube intros, jingles, kids songs, ghostwriting, and more, we can help.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you. For a lot of our writing, we offer a buy-out, allowing the artist 100% of the commercial rights.
We're very proud of our 100% customer satisfaction, we're easy to work with, and we pride ourselves on hitting deadlines.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
- Melco Crown Entertainment Projects
- Ginger Wildheart
- Candy Coaster App
- Cosmos: Studio
- Cosmos - Studio City Macau
- Formosa Blvd Movie
- ShinyKings Inc
- ERAM Motors Commercial
- ShinyKings INC Commercial
- Palm Lakes
- Musion 3D Screen
- BURAPA: Bikers Of The East Movie
- Sirens Waterfall - City Of Dreams Manilla
- Joy Joy Farm App
- Baby Joy Joy App
- River Of Light - City Of Dreams Manilla
- The Basketball Bundesliga
- Nexus Files
- Round Records
52 Reviews - 10 Repeat ClientsEndorse DyHard Productions
Thank you so much for another outstanding brilliant job! Superfast and top notch! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
DyHard Productions is the best you can ask for with regard to a production team for ones music. I am very satisfied with the outcome of my song. Great Job!!
I've worked with a number of producers and I must say, DyHard is one of the best teams to work with. Ian, will bend over backward to make the production of your song the best it can be. It would behoove you to consider DyHard for your next production.
Working with Dyhard was a dream! They were patient and kind to me since I’m new to music mixing, but still took every note I had and executed them to perfection! My song came out sounding clean and sharp. The whole process was exciting and smooth. I will definitely be working with them in the future.
DyHard was an absolute pleasure to work with and an experience in gelling with someone who just "got it". This is a team that is far more brilliant than they say, as they are very humble. If you want a proper topline that is radio and chart friendly, then DyHard is absolutely worth contacting. I had a slightly atonal Bartok-ish toned song but wanted a classic pop melody to bounce off it, and the result was exactly on point. This is a professional and very well experienced and talented provider
Great Melody and lyrics. Very talented
I am so impressed with the work they were able to do! They listened to my vision and executed what I wanted perfectly. Very responsive to changes wanting to be made and quick responses. I am definitely working with them on more songs! Would highly recommend.
Very happy with their pop rock production and easy to work with
DyHard is Godsend from the heavens that has helped me discover exceptional potential within myself musically. I have re-invented and brought my songs to life with these group of guys!
These guys are AMAZING!
I had a micro budget feature film, and they went above and beyond to help me with the composing.
They give really good valuable professional input as musicians and they are very creative and sound good too!
Working with Ian and DyHard Productions has been a wonderful experience from the start. This was long song and knew how I wanted it to sound. Ian got this from the off and there was constant communication and updates about where the project was up to at any given point.
As a songwriter who doesn't play instruments I only had my lyrics and voice recordings of me humming melodies, guitars, drums etc.
These guys helped turn these ideas into an actual song and I can't thank them enough.
They're fine lyricists and more importantly, terrific to work with.
Very professional job, responsive to feedback and great communication throughout. Great to have the 'one stop shop' with vocals and high quality production under one roof. Highly recommended.
Always a pleasure working with Ian, they always deliver projects within a reasonable time, and communication is a no brainer. Will be working with Dyhard again.
I asked for a quality vocal for my song. Ian sang his heart out and added fabulous back vocals and tasteful ad libs. What a great job, responsive and timely. Highly recommend!
Working with Dyhard team was very smooth. Very knowledgeable and answered any questions I had and also open to any feedback/changes requested. Audio files and suggestions the team provided were really great and would definitely recommend. Can’t wait to work on more stuff in the future! Great communication and professionalism!
Awesome work, I recommend them 100%.
Hard rocking sound, professional and accommodating a true gem! I’m lucky to find them. I am a certified “DyHard” fan of their work 👌👌👌👏👏👏
Communication perfect and easy to work with. Really professional and flexible.
Interview with DyHard Productions
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment a large project is working on the full soundtrack to an upcoming movie. We're able to write to picture and really make the story come to life.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The main thing would be to have a fairly clear idea of what you would like song or melody-wise, perhaps with some examples. Music is so subjective that it's great to be on the same page before a project starts. On the other hand sometimes it's great when a client says "I love your work, do what you do"
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: We work near the ocean in Kenting, Taiwan. We have a studio here where we work everyday. Drums are recorded using a Roland TD-15K, and we process these afterward to get great drum sounds in a small studio environment. We do a lot of recording on Logic Pro X, and also have a huge amount of 3rd party plug ins. I mix on Reaper - I've been a fan of it for a few years now, and just love how stable it is.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The common type of work we do is writing, producing and mixing full songs for clients. These are in a variety of styles, from pop and rock through to folk and country. I also do a lot of work composing top line melodies on other artists demos or finished tracks. Sometimes a client will come to me if they're lacking a big hooky chorus, and other times I'll compose the vocal melody for the whole track.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, Waltz Mastering. We have used him to master songs for our Palm Lakes project and we always love the results.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm extremely proud of our new project called Palm Lakes - It's 80's influenced Vocal pop & Synth Pop. The first single 'Satellite' got single of week on various stations that love this kind of music, and I really believe in the music, production and visuals. We wrote the track, recorded it, performed it entirely and mixed it.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital for us - I love the sound of Analog and try to recreate it especially for our retrowave material, but digital makes working from a home studio so much more achievable.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To be reliable, to keep them informed all the way through the process, to hit deadlines and if they have already listened to our music and like our work then they will certainly like the finished result.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Everyday is something new creatively, I can work from home near the beach and create music. I love it!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: One of the big questions is always about credits or commercial rights. It depends on the project, but we do many jobs where we take a buy out and all the commercial rights go to the client. We're open to working in many ways.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That music is just a pipe dream. Hard work really pays off.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What style are they looking for? Do they have any initial ideas or examples (it doesn't matter if they don't)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An acoustic guitar, a note pad, a pen, a plectrum and a beer.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied at the Jazz & Rock Academy in the UK, and then became a pro musician in my early 20s - I toured the UK in various bands, and then started producing and recording. We toured Asia in 2011 and it went so well that the band relocated. While in Macau our writing was picked up by Melco Crown Entertainment, which opened up a whole new area of writing for other projects - Suddenly we were composing music for huge casino light shows and entertainment features, from there we also started getting commissions to write for TV campaigns, movies and other artists.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dedicated, professional, easy going and very friendly. Musically, I want to achieve something dynamic with big melodies.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to sit in a room and watch Mutt Lange in the writing stage all the way through to production and mixing.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The drums and bass working together well is key, it's the base that the rest of the musical cake is baked on - I like a track to be tight and punchy, with vocals that shine through.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, pop, country, folk, metal, synthwave & retrowave, kids songs and soundtracks.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I certainly feel that our strength is in melody and hooks. It's the music I grew up on and still love to this day, so I always try to bring these elements to a track. I'm looking for that great chorus, and as my brother and I have worked and sang together for many years we're also good at stacking interesting and effective vocal harmonies.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I love my work and treat it each song with equal time and respect. We've always worked in a very structured and professional way, and never miss deadlines. I bring dedication to the project.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For a typical song writing job it would be this: Firstly I talk to the client about what they want, and any particular specs such as length, tempo etc. The 2nd phase is to record a demo, usually a very short one demonstrating the melodies and feel, however I can also produce a full demo if required. This goes to the client and once approved I begin recording the entire track, mix it and then master it on final approval. Everything is done 'in house', but I also have a network of other artists I can contact if someone requires something a little different - a live saxophone for example.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by great songs, and especially like music from the 70s, 80s and 90s. I'm inspired by the fantastic commercial song writing of someone like Mutt Lange, but also love the dense production on something like Peter Gabriel 4.