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SoundBetter – Interview with Geraldine Taylor

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What are you working on at the moment?
As a multi talented artist I am usually working on several projects simultaneously. As well as writing original songs, I am creating a collection of poems, celebrity poems, anthology series, talent promotion project, modelling, novel writing, artist interviews and music merchandise.
What’s your ‘promise’ to your clients?
To render an inspiring service to the best of my ability.
What do you like most about your job?
On the whole everything, I was born to write. Specifically the opportunities to express my creativity through a range of outlets as well as to continually create opportunities for other artists to collaborate their efforts. Making a personal impact on lives and inspiring others is a daily aspect that forms the foundation of the work I do. My work is not really regarded as work to me, its a lifestyle and people connect with me both personally and professionally, you meet a lot of amazing creative people.
What’s the biggest misconception about what you do?
Any stereotypical viewpoints, for example ‘Do you listen mainly to R n B’. I am very eclectic and appreciative of aspects universally, so compartmentalising doesn’t reside with me. I listen to all music under the sun, including classical, opera, acoustic, house, soul, jazz; soundtracks ad infinitum…..
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What specific themes/concepts do you have in mind? Is there a particular style of genre you would like the song to be rendered in? Would you like the inclusion of poetic/metaphorical language within the song?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Look for a provider who will aim to articulate the requested concepts to the best of their ability.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Period Novels; Music Player; Pens; Notebook; Camera
How would you describe your style?
Very poetic yet always with individual flair. As I am able to relate and collaborate with artists of a multitude of styles I aim not to compartmentalise my style description.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
My favourite artist Katherine Jenkins would be an honour to work with. As a songwriter whilst creating a song I always have in mind exactly the artist who would suit the vocal rendition of the song. A number of my songs would be well suited and similar to the songs that Katherine Jenkins sings so splendidly.
Can you share one music production tip?
Aim for originality and make the project your own.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I cover a range of genres including pop, country, theatre, worship. I am naturally eclectic and possess an appreciation for music across the board. I am additionally inspired when the songs I have created are remixed and translated into other genres, such as electronic and opera ballads.
What’s your strongest skill?
Poetic articulation and expression.
What do you bring to a song?
As a natural poet I incorporate metaphorical language and illustrative concepts within my work. I possess a unique style of writing and I am able to articulate concepts that I am emotionally connected to.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Emeli Sande, Birdie, JP Cooper, Lukas Graham and Coldplay are among my leading musical inspirations. The continue to demonstrate originality, engaging creativity and are able to connect their audiences emotionally.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I create original song lyrics on a range of themes that can be translated into various genres.

Author:

BMI songwriter, founder of Talented Showcase 1 and ambassador for Elite Fitness Apparel. Her song titles include Change, Imagine, Every Kind of Beautiful, Have Hope, Pour on Us A Blessing, Set to Rise and much more. Her songs have been recorded and performed by artists worldwide. She has written songs for music producers and music publishers from across the globe. Her music covers a range of genres including pop, electronic, soul, gospel, r n b, theatre and more. As the songwriter of her released tracks, her songs feature a range of singers and rappers. Geraldine is the created of the poetry anthology series entitled The Creative Collective Anthology. The series features poets internationally and is part of an ongoing series. Her current titles include The Ever-Changing Dream, The Enchanted Door, Getting Kids Active, By His Grace, Employable & Useful and more. Geraldine has created an online platform, namely Talented Showcase 1 which features emerging artists in the talent industry. Her regular blogs that feature her latest creative works including songwriting, poetry, book excerpts, artist interviews and more can be viewed online.

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