Doug Diamond

Doug Diamond

Title: Music Supervisor, Engineer, Producer, Composer
Genres: Rock, Pop, Country, Adult Contemporary, Soundtracks
Status: Taking submissions
Song limit per member: Unlimited
Bio: Doug is one-third of The SongHunters music supervision team, together with music supervisors Dave Hnatiuk & David Weiss… read more

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song: Don't pass me by
artist: MoBack

genre: Pop - Rock
stats: playlists: 6 | song plays: 122
General Overview
What Genre is most appropriate for this song?
Pop

What is an appropriate title for this song?
Don't Pass Me By

What artist does this song most remind you of?
Pink, Adele

What best describes the subject matter of this song?
Love & Relationships - Attracted, Crush

What era does this song fall under?
2000 and later

What best describes the mood of this song?
Happy - In High Spirits

Song Analysis
Quality of Lyrics
5/5

Quality of the Hook
5/5

Quality of the Verses
5/5

Quality of the Chorus
5/5

Quality of the Breaks
5/5

Quality of Instrumentation
5/5

Quality of Arrangement
5/5

Quality of the Melody
5/5

Quality of the Chord Progression
5/5

Quality of the Instrumental Hooks
5/5

Marriage Between Chorus and Verse
5/5

Marriage Between Music and Lyrics
5/5

Instrumentation
Quality of the Instrument/Sound Selection
5/5

Quality of the Lead Performances
5/5

Quality of the Meter
5/5

Quality of Keyboards
5/5

Quality of Guitar
5/5

Quality of Bass
5/5

Quality of Percussion
5/5

Quality of Intro/Opening Line
5/5

Vocals
Quality of the Vocal Pitch
5/5

Quality of Vocal Phrasing and Performance
5/5

Quality of the Backup Vocals
5/5

Quality of Vocal
5/5

Production
Quality of Recording (Techniques)
5/5

Quality of Mix
4/5

Originality of Song
5/5

Overall Rating
5/5

Quality of the Title
5/5

General Comments

Hi Monique -

Thanks for bringing this song, and more importantly - what you are doing to my attention. Wow, great song. I really like it. Great session singer - with that Adele quality. Superbly layered BGVs. The production value on this is off the charts good. Awesome guitar solo too. The song itself too is very strong lyrically - and also the main hook / melody. It sounds like a hit song to me! Honestly, I've reviewed a lot of songs on Broadjam, and this song of yours is in my top two or three of all time. The only issue I can find - and it's a minor one... really just a matter of personal taste. I'm a mastering engineer and to me, this song could benefit from the "right touch" on the final mastering. The only reason I took a little off on your score for "Quality of Mix" is because that's the only indicator close to "mastering". The mix itself is actually very good... I wouldn't change that necessarily. I just feel like the final master needs a little more presence than it has... a touch more life, if that makes sense - the high-end mostly. That's it though. That's a minor thing. Otherwise, this song is excellent! Nice work! Good website too... (very important!)


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Artist's Submitted Question:

Hi Doug, Picked you as a pro reviewer, just felt right! A studio demo recording written by me. I am a dutch songwriter (you can check www.mobackmusic.com) writing in several genres. Mostly pop/dance/rock, radio friendly. This song is called "Don't pass me by". Pop/Rock, aiming for a band/artist who likes this song, ready to record it. The demo felt so good, we decided to release it soon, up front (for exposure) under the name: Moback feat. La Rubia. I hope you like it, and can help me with this!

Pro's Answer/Comments:

Yes, I agree... for a "demo" this one is excellent and would focus on not only getting another, preferably "major" artist to record it and make a hit out of it - but - you have the added benefit of an incredible session vocalist and final master that is good enough as-is to pitch to film and TV without *having* to have it recorded by someone else - which that may or may not happen, hard to say. I do agree though that this one is very syncable as-is and will work great in the perfect visual spot - either film, television, ad, etc. I actually have two open sync licensing opportunities right now that, with your permission, I would like to pitch this song for you. One of them would require you to have a music video - even a simply Lyric Video would suffice. Do you have a way of doing that? Contact me at doug@thesonghunters.com. Thanks again!


Quote From Pro:

"Don't Pass Me By" is possibly one of the best songs I have ever heard on Broadjam. Period. It's just that good. A totally sync license-ready song... I predict we hear this song in some other important places very soon!


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