MJD Music / Matthew J Doughty Music Publishing (ASCAP)

Los Angeles, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Los Angeles, California CUSTOM MUSIC Songwriter / Composer / Producer Matthew J Doughty creates ONE STOP Music for Film, TV, Ads, Games, and Trailers with acoustic and electric instruments recorded into Cubase and Pro Tools. MatthewJDoughty.com CREDITS: ABC TV, Asylum Entertainment, BECK, Crackle, Dreamworks Pictures, Econoline Crush, Eric Clapton, ESPN Films, Fleetwood Mac, Jack Trammell, The Killers, Lindsey Buckingham, Mark Needham, Position Music, Robert Cray, Silvia Massey, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, and more... MatthewJDoughty.com

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I absolutely LOVE playing and recording music with other musicians and creative types. Life in the Studio is great! My favorite thing in the world is to be "working" on music in ProTools / Cubase for myself and my clients. I've worked with BIG bands like Fleetwood Mac and The Killers in Professional Recording Studios from Los Angeles, CA to Nashville, TN and with hometown bands and solo music artists. TWO things are for sure: "Music is Life", and "You Get What You Pay For". I can help you get a GREAT END PRODUCT on a budget! If you want to talk more about YOUR recording project, Call or Go to MatthewJDoughty.com
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Location

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
What type of CUSTOM MUSIC do you need for your Current or Upcoming Project? How Long (TRT) should the music be? What Style (Genre) of Music should it be? Any other thoughts/notes?
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
18+ years of working professionally in the Entertainment Industry from Sacramento, CA to Nashville, TN to Los Angeles, California. I have worked in Recording Studios like OceanWay Nashville and have worked for bands like FLEETWOOD MAC and THE KILLERS. I have written, produced, performed, recorded, mixed, published, and pitched Music for Film, TV, Ads, Games, and Trailers. CREDITS: ABC TV, BECK, Crackle, Dreamworks Pictures, ESPN Films, Fleetwood Mac, History Channel / H2, The Killers, Position Music, Jeff Silbar, and more...
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
$77/hr or $650/day Prices Subject to Change Please see website MatthewJDoughty (dot) com for more
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I began playing the Piano when I was 8 years old, and the guitar by the age of fourteen. Soon after, I began my Songwriting and Recording career in Music and have never looked back. I have owned my own Music Recording Studio and Songwriting Catalog for over 18 years, and have run my Music Publishing Company represented by ASCAP for over 7 years.
What types of customers have you worked with?
CREDITS: ABC TV, BECK, Crackle, Dreamworks Pictures, ESPN Films, Fleetwood Mac, the History Channel / H2, The Killers, Position Music, Jeff Silbar, and more...
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I was flooded with inspiration to write songs of Music+Love for the people of #PulseOrlando. I wrote an album ('PULSE: Tribute for Orlando') in seven days and began producing & recording the songs in my Los Angeles, CA Recording Studio near Santa Monica / Brentwood immediately after. Hear more at MatthewJDoughty (dot) com
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Buy a portable Hard Drive (USB or FIREWIRE) and Make sure your recording professional / producer / engineer uses ProTools. It is the most powerful / compatible Recording Software on the market and will be the best format for your album / project. Ask questions about the type of music that you love to listen to. Figure out what type of guitar tones, drum sounds, and vocal effects you want to model on your songs; and you'll be that much more ahead of the game! Remember: when you enter the Recording Studio and the Red Light Turns on, You want to Be Ready when the Clock starts tickin'. Call or Go to our website MatthewJDoughty (dot) com
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What are your CREDITS and RECENT PROJECTS? HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE to get my CUSTOM MUSIC? What will be the TOTAL COST of the project?