Paul Murphy
Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

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Introduction: I am an accomplished studio musician, music producer, recording, editing, mixing and mastering engineer. I compose and perform music in sessions to contribute to the song writing when requested. I am a voting member for the Grammy Awards. Some of my credits include: Xbox 360, Nnedi Okorafor, Avant, Travis Sayles, Jerry King, Hostile Groove, The Pharcyde, Roman South, Avant, Moments of Sanity, Beau Hill, Steven Stone, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chad Gendason, Stephen Cohen, Christopher Paige, James LaBrie project, popular radio commercials, HBO, Showtime, and many more talented artists. As a teacher of Music Production and Technology / Song writing / Music composition: I have taught at music colleges as Musicians Institute in Hollywood California, private schools as Hollywood Recording Workshop, and now I have co-founded in-Studio in Orland Park, Illinois. I also work in commercial recording studios. This experience gives me an ability to teach you the song writing conventions of music and the industry techniques to become proficient. My education is B.A. in Liberal Arts, DePaul University. With additional studies from American Conservatory of Music, Berkeley School of Music, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA. and virtuoso private instructors. A rewarding part of my job is training my students and seeing them become successful in the music industry. I have had students go on to work for the biggest names in the music industry as Celine Dion, David Matthews Band, Metallica, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Dr. Dre, EMINEM, Slash, Mariah Carey, and more. I have also recorded and trained artists whom have gone on major tours and received radio airplay. Its an amazing feeling to witness my students making records that they release and then support on tours!

Hired 34 times

Serves Orland Park, IL

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16 years in business

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Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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Excellent 4.9

27 reviews


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Kaitlyn R.


Paul is an actual genius and I'm having so much fun working with him. He listens to my ideas and gives me some much appreciated feedback. I'm so excited to see what the finished product will be like!
Sep 11, 2021
April C.

Audio Recording

I learned a lot working with Paul, he did an amazing job at capturing my poetry and teaching me about the recording process. My audio came out great! I look forward to working with Paul again in the future. Thanks Paul!
Jan 23, 2019
Jonnation V.

Audio Recording

Paul has been great to work with. We've had multiple sessions and his finishing product is very clean, and clear! Paul knows the business and does so much more than advertised.
Jul 11, 2018
Bill S.

Audio Recording

Paul met with me immediately and we discussed the production process, he then worked out a recording session, we’ll be recording in April 18’
Mar 24, 2018
Kathryn H.

Audio Recording

Paul was simply incredible. You can tell he knows music and is passionate about it. My brother and I wanted to record a song for our parents as a gift, and Paul helped us create something that was timeless. I would highly recommend!!
Nov 15, 2018
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Paul Murphy


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Studio rate with myself engineering/producing is $50 per hour. Instrument lessons is also $50 per hour.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Review and discuss music project objectives. Then next we go into preproduction to develop the songs, then production to record and mix. Then distribution to the public. Consider submitting songs for Grammy Nomination. Continue with Artist Development and song creation.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Bachelor of Arts, DePaul University, Chicago, IL. Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA. American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, IL. Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA.

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