I`m a songwriter who wants to try out toplining for other artists. How do I start?
The Legendary Mike Hill
MFS Studio Equipment
Allen & Heath Qu-32 Digital mixer
RME ADI-648 Advanced Digital Interface
2 * RME ADI-8 QS AD/DA Converter
RME TDIF-1 AD/DA Converter
Steinberg Nuendo 8 IO AD/DA Converter
Korg D32-XD 32 track recorder
Field recording hardware
Akai MPC Live II
Universal Audio 610 Mic preamp
SPL Goldmike Mic preamp
SPL Mindprint Envoice Mic preamp
WK Audio ID Controller
NI Maschine MK2
NI Maschine Jam
Nektar Panorama P1
Cubase 11 Pro
Cubase 11 Elements
Hardware DAW Processors
Universal Audio Octo (121 plugins)
Universal Audio Quad
Universal Audio Duo
Universal Audio UAD-1
TC Electronics Express
Software instruments and plugins
NI Komplete 11 Ultimate
EW QuantumLeaps Composer Pack
Universal Audio DSP
Mipro VM-88 * 2 pieces (stereo pair)
Beyerdynamic M260 * 2 pieces (stereo pair)
Shure Beta 87
Cad Equitek 300
Speakers & amplifiers
Amcron custom made studio monitors & amps
Dynaudio BM12a w/sub
JBL Control 28
Graham Slee Novo headphone amp
2 * HK Onyx Studio 4
Philips Fidelio Soundbar w sub
Hear technologies - Hearback HUB
Acoustic Research AR-H1
AKG 702 Quincy Jones
Beyerdynamic DT770PRO (5 sets)
Blue Ella (2 sets)
JBL LIVE 650BTNC
Pioneer SE-1 Master
Polk Audio 4shot
Korg Triton Studio 88
Keyboards,synths & modules
Akai Synthstation 49
Korg Triton Classic
Korg Microkorg Air
Korg Electribe EM-1
Korg Electribe ER-1
M-Audio Pro-Axiom 49
Nektar Impact LX88
Roland Bk-7m + FC7
Roland Fantom 06
Nektar Impact LX-49+
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Fender Stratocaster USA
Fender Hot Rod Deville MK2
Marshall Valvestate 8080
Fishman Loudbox mini (2 pieces)
Randall DH400 Top with cabinet
Guitar hardware effects
TC Voicelive 2
POD Live XT Pro
Multiple floor pedals
Fender Precision USA
Universal Audio plugins
AKG BX 20
Antares Auto-Tune Realtime
API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor
API Vision Channel Strip
Capitol Chambers Reverb
Century Tube Channel Strip
Chandler Limited Curve Bender
Cooper Time Cube MkII
Empirical Labs Distressor
ENGL E646 VS
EP-34 Tape Echo
Eventide H910 Harmonizer
Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection
Fender 55 Tweed Deluxe
Galaxy Tape Echo
Helios Type 69 EQ
Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ
LA-3A Audio Leveler
Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects
Little Labs IBP
Little Labs VOG
Manley Massive Passive
Manley Variable Mu
Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip
Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555
Moog Multimode Filter
Moog Multimode Filter XL
Neve 88RS Channel Strip
Neve 88RS Preamp and Channel Strip
Neve 1073 EQ & 1073SE EQ
Neve 1073 Preamp and EQ
Neve 1081 EQ & 1081SE EQ
Neve 31102 & 31102SE EQ
Neve 33609 & 33609SE Compressor
Ocean Way Studios
Precision Buss Compressor
Precision Enhancer Hz
Precision Enhancer kHz
Precision Mix Rack Collection
Pultec EQ Collection
Pure Plate Reverb
Roland Dimension D
Roland RE-201 Space Echo
Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
SPL Transient Designer
SSL E Channel Strip
SSL E Preamp and Channel Strip
SSL G Bus Compressor
SSL G Plus
Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder
Studio D Chorus
Teletronix LA-2A Leveler Collection
Thermionic Culture Vulture
UA 175-B Limiter
UA 176 Limiter
UA 610-A Tube Preamp and EQ
UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ
UA 1176 Limiter Collection
Softsynths iOS (Ipad)
Korg Gadget 2
House Mark I
Korg iSyn Poly
Korg iElectribe Gorillaz version
iOS Recording software & Control
Qu-control for Allen & Heath Qu-32
Qu-Pad for Allen & Heath Qu-32
ALL THESE TOOLS ARE EXACTLY JUST THAT : TOOLS
It`s up to you to find your way of doing things and getting things done.
All we do is help you get the job (your next song, dude) done without the hazzle of involving anybody else. Once you have paid us for the groundwork (the backing track / arrangement) you are free to go bananas with it and make it the best song ever. You will keep all the rights, money and fame for the song you create with it, and perhaps we can share a piece of the glory if we`re lucky.
It`s the deal of the century. :)
All for you
All the music you find on this website has been produced by the norwegian company Music for Songwriters.
We are a family driven website located in the outskirts of Kristiansand city in the southern part of Norway. Having participated in many different projects (commercials, studio-recordings, live shows, events, music videos etc) and worked with lots of talented artists and musicians over the years, we aim to be in continual progress and hope that MusicForSongwriters.com will be appreciated by everyone who loves making music.
Cutting a long story short, we normally spend about 2-3 days producing each backing track. Sometimes more, sometimes less. But there can be many hickups along the way, as this involves the processes of arranging, recording, programming, mixing and mastering the music. So even if some if the tracks may sound "easy" or dull - this is done on purpose - so that the songwriter/artist/instrumentalist can shine when adding the most important piece(es) ; the melody, lyrics, improvisation(s) and/or whatever other tracks needed.
Thereafter, it`s easier to add more instruments like synth, ambience sounds, effects, instrumental fills etc if you want to. And we can also help you with this, by bringing in the right musician for your song to shine brightest.
Don`t forget you can use our music in multiple ways (cut & paste any way(s) you want) and how many times you want to. So you can add an extra verse or skip a refrain etc. Or even more difficult tasks.
But any way you look at it - music is made to provoke feelings. That`s your main goal. As a musician, singer or songwriter (or even producer) - you must always keep this in mind. Does this song provoke any special feelings or is it just another song? We do not have the answer. And this is what`s so exciting about music. It`s almost like a football match, where everything can happen...
We have already been writing songs to our music and we will continue to do so. And we invite you to join us.
In fact, why dont you start right now and express your loved one(s) how much you love him/her/them by writing a personal song, poem, rap or whatever you can think of - we can almost guarantee that your effort will be appreciated beyond imagination.
Just think about it - who gets their own personal lovesong all of a sudden? Now, that is a surprise of dimensions...
Do you feel imprisoned by your friends, colleagues or family to keep within a specific style of music?
You don`see many countryartists perform or release hip-hop songs. Why not?
It`s because the record companies or marketers of the artist think this will damage the artist`s reputation and that they will lose fans and followers because of it. Is this really true? Maybe.
A Recording Studio On Your Laptop
All the things you see
Should artists proclaim their faith?
Mike Hill - The Prototype of a Pop/Rock-Star
Internet - The Anarchy Evolves
Why do you write songs?
What is a good song?
How to remember your idea - record it everywhere
Music and Art: Bringing Nations Together
Jan Helge Nes - Founder
Write Your Next Song With Our Music!
Time waits for nobody. You know that already. And Nike keeps telling you : Just do it.
You can jam, write and record your next song with our backing tracks all for free!
You only need to buy a license ($19.95) before you publish your new song / track.
That`s about all there is to it. You keep all the rights and royalties to your finished song.
So easy, different and good for everyone.
Find a track you like, write a topline to it, buy a license and publish your song!
Happy songwriting - Stay tuned!
Jan Helge Nes
Founder & Producer
Music for Songwriters
Listen to all our releases on Spotify and start humming along.
One year has passed since "Be a star" (The Legendary Mike Hill) became our first release 11.11.20.
Will YOU be next? Get the Lifetime Deal now
THE FALLEN RAIN
MUSIC VIDEO - 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Torine Brunton from Kristiansand, Norway
Torine Brunton - Vocal Extraordinaire
Torine is not any ordinary singer. One word : Goosebumps.
Everybody loves Torine`s almost magical and angel-like voice.
Her backing vocal arrangements and performances can make any seasoned musician burst out in tears - waving the white flag.
Her first musicvideo "The Fallen Rain" was released 30.Nov 2020:
We must admit that we are not sure whether this will become a classic,
a one-hit-wonder or something truly special.
Are you one of these lovely people?
There is a group of people out there that truly loves Torine and her music.
Some of them will be sharing her video on their own facebook-wall, so others can discover her as well.
This will help Torine immensely.
If you like her music,
your help might be what it takes to boost her career and climb the charts.
Yes, it really is that important.
If you share, we will be forever and eternally grateful on behalf of Torine, ourselves and her fans (you).
Thank you - it means soo much.
Torine`s True Story
Torine on Facebook
The Prototype of a Rockstar
The Legendary Mike Hill`s got it all and a whole lot more.
“Having played keyboards for Mike since the early 90`s,
I will not be surprised one bit
when his songs finally get
the recognition and attention they deserve.”
- Jan Helge Nes (founder MFS)
BE A STAR is the most happy & catchy song we have ever recorded in our studio
and we are proud to finally present it to you here on musicforsongwriters.com.
"Be a star" is Mike`s first single and was released 11.11.20.
If there were ever people on the moon,
chances are huge that they would be
singing, jiving and linedancing
to this song up there!
If you are a singer,
there`s even a challenge for you
in here somewhere if you dare!