Doug Beck

Doug Beck

Title: Producer, Remixer, Composer
Genres: Rock, Pop, Modern
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Bio: Doug Beck started his professional music career in Cleveland Ohio in the mid 80's where he quickly became the city's first… read more

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song: Love song
artist: Ian Lee

genre: Pop - General
stats: playlists: 0 | song plays: 95
General Overview
What Genre is most appropriate for this song?
Folk

What is an appropriate title for this song?
Love song is a bit overused, I would look for something in the song that would work as a title

What artist does this song most remind you of?
James Taylor

What best describes the subject matter of this song?
Feelings - General

What era does this song fall under?
2000 and later

What best describes the mood of this song?
Lovable - Endearing

Song Analysis
Quality of Lyrics
3/5

Quality of the Hook
4/5

Quality of the Verses
4/5

Quality of the Chorus
4/5

Quality of the Breaks
4/5

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 Piano
5/5

Quality of Keyboards
5/5

Quality of Guitar
5/5

Quality of Bass
5/5

Quality of Percussion
5/5

Quality of Other Instruments
5/5

Quality of Intro/Opening Line
3/5

Vocals
Quality of the Vocal Pitch
5/5

Quality of Vocal Phrasing and Performance
5/5

Quality of Vocal
4/5

Production
Quality of Recording (Techniques)
5/5

Quality of Mix
5/5

Originality of Song
3/5

Overall Rating
4/5

Quality of the Title
3/5

General Comments

Ian Lee - Love Song

This is a nicely done ballad. Your production value is always really very nice. You know how to build a track and your songs and productions always sound extremely good.

I love the electric piano intro with the synth embellishment. Love how the drum break brings in the rest of the instrumentation. As with all of your productions the dynamics are excellent. It's really very well done.

Here's my issue. The song itself seems a little dated to me and a little lyrically pedestrian. Especially when compared to the previous track 'Missi'. Missi has a far more contemporary feel than this track and I think is 'Missi' is much more commercially viable in the current market place. I would also maybe try to find a more clever title. Something in the lyric that can work as a title as well.

That said. Love Song is still a very nice track. I would just lean a little more towards the vibe and production of 'Missi' because I think that will serve you better in this marketplace.


Artist's Submitted Question: Hi Doug, Thanks for your previous review. This certainly spurred me on to write more material and I've now completed a full album of 11 songs. I'd like your feedback on artists you feel are in a similar genre and which distribution channels might be best for me to focus on. Also do you feel this is of release quality or are there areas I still need to work more on? I'm now starting to write my next album and would like to incorporate what ever I can to improve and develop my sound. Thanks IanLB


Hey Ian,

Like I stated above. I think the direction of 'Misi' is the way to go. All of your songs have great emotional appeal but 'Misi' captures it in such a way that works for what is happening now in the music industry. I also think music supervisors would really love that track and style. A placement in a TV show or movie can yield big dividends for a young artist. In any event, all of your stuff is really nice and very well done. You've got serious skills!


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Artist's Submitted Question:

Hi Doug, Thanks for your previous review. This certainly spurred me on to write more material and I've now completed a full album of 11 songs. I'd like your feedback on artists you feel are in a similar genre and which distribution channels might be best for me to focus on. Also do you feel this is of release quality or are there areas I still need to work more on? I'm now starting to write my next album and would like to incorporate what ever I can to improve and develop my sound. Thanks IanLB

Pro's Answer/Comments:

Hey Ian,

Like I stated above. I think the direction of 'Misi' is the way to go. All of your songs have great emotional appeal but 'Misi' captures it in such a way that works for what is happening now in the music industry. I also think music supervisors would really love that track and style. A placement in a TV show or movie can yield big dividends for a young artist. In any event, all of your stuff is really nice and very well done. You've got serious skills!


Quote From Pro:

'Love Song' is a beautiful song about an age old emotion.


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