Pop Music Producer London

Music Production

Do you have songs already written that require a polished backing track to take them to the next level?

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Original Songwriting

Are you an aspiring or accomplished recording artist looking for professionally recorded original songs?

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Mixing and Mastering

Do you have songs that require a new mix in order for them to compete sonically with any other hit song?

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Listen to my latest samples:
(Music production & mix on all tracks by Jonathan Essex | Music Producer London)
Loved By You
Open Up Your Eyes
Fight With You
Dancing With You
Rolling Like Thunder
Take A Chance
Who I Have Worked With
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Sony Music
(Sony Music Entertainment)
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(Universal Music Group)
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A*M*E - Need U (100%)
(Mercury / Universal)
Music Producer London

Music Producer London

I’m Jonathan Essex, Music Producer London. I work as a music producer, songwriter and engineer here in London, UK. Not only do I produce music for aspiring and professional recording artists, I also write songs and engineer. I oversee most projects from start to finish, which includes the creation of the song in the initial songwriting session, the music production, vocal recording session, vocal editing, mixing and mastering. Some songs are presented to me already written, in which case my role starts at the music production stage. Creating a song to a high level can take many hours. I have years of experience producing many different styles of music, but I specialise in producing commercial pop music and EDM for the commercial market. I have worked with many producers, writers and artists over the years, and I have gained a wealth of knowledge to take into future projects.

A Little About Me

I started playing the piano at the age of 6 and was classically trained until the age of 16. In that time, I completed all of the exams set by The Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music. It was soon after this that I started to get involved in music production. Playing the piano offers a great understanding of how music is put together; the chord structures used and the arrangements. In my early 20’s, I signed a music publishing deal with Peermusic UK, one of the largest independent music publishers in the world. I had several songs cut in Europe and worked with many up and coming artists, a few of whom have gone on to have UK number 1 hit singles.
I'm passionate about music and music production. I strive to produce exciting new music that competes with the songs we hear on the radio and in the charts today. I give my all on each and every project, no matter how big or small that project is. Most of all, I want the songs I produce to stand up musically, lyrically and sonically to any other hit song. Consequently, your song(s) will be produced to the highest uncompromising quality, putting your demo on the top shelf in terms of acoustic quality and crisp production values. Part of my job as a music producer is helping artists to the next level, and empowering them with the product to get there. So if you’ve been trying to find a music producer here in London, contact me today. I will work closely with you to develop your music in the direction you want. As a result, we should be able to achieve the outcome you desire.

Who I Work With

I work with both professional and aspiring singers, songwriters and aspiring music producers of all levels, from all over the world. For artists who are not as confident at writing but still require hit songs and productions, my songwriting partner and I are able to write bespoke songs that fit your genre and fan base. I also offer an online service. This is especially relevant for artists who are not London based, but would still like to work with me. For London based artists, I offer the option of physical recording sessions at a recording studio in London.

Music Producer London | Jonathan Essex can help you achieve your full potential whether you’re an aspiring recording artist, songwriter or music producer.


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Music Production | From £450

Are you looking to hire a music producer? Allow me to turn your song demo into a releasable master. Provide me with a brief and I will produce your melody and/or lyrics into a chart worthy single with a radio ready production. Included is vocal editing and a full mix and master. Available to both UK and international artists and writers. I predominantly produce pop music and electronic dance music | Music Producer London

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Songwriting | From £450

For artists who are not as confident at writing but still require hit songs, my co-writers and I are able to write bespoke songs that fit your genre and fan base, therefore removing any potential barriers standing in the way of your success. This service tends to focus more on the lyrics, melodies and chords and will be more acoustically based, as opposed to a full production. Songwriting and production is available on my services page as a package if you require both | Music Producer London

Mixing and Mastering | From £350

Mixing & mastering is the final and most critical stage of creating a track because it’s what everyone will hear. The mix of a song is what makes it sound a certain way sonically. You may have a production that you like, but it doesn't sound 'polished'. Mixing your song professionally should give it that 'polished' sound and make it sound expensive. I use only the latest state of the art audio processing software to enhance and maximise your song's potential. As a result, when your track is played, it will match the level and dynamic range of any other commercial track | Music Producer London

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I LOVE the mix!! I really do! Thank you so much!

Barbara Kiss | Singer Songwriter

"Wow!"... It sounds great... It has a fantastic vibe with real energy and you've given it the production it really needs. Fantastic job...

Simon Brobyn | Songwriter | Music Producer

Hi Jonathan, it's exactly what I have been looking for! It's modern but still has a slightly mystical feel like that of my previous projects. Thank you so much. Very happy chap here!

Matthew Callow | Singer Songwriter | Music Producer

Sounds awesome mate... you smashed it!

J A S H | Singer Songwriter

Hey Jonathan... It's amazing! Love it! Really good quality and sound... Thanks so much... it's perfect!

Schahin Ahmadzai | Songwriter


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What is a music producer?

A music producer or record producer is someone who has a very broad role in overseeing and managing the recording of a band or performer's music. If a band who plays their own instruments is recording, the producer will have an input into how or what the guitar plays, how the drums are performed, or how the singer sings, and so forth. In my case, I'm dealing with mainly programmed electronic music. As a result, my job as the producer is to create the backing track, create the song structure, and decide on vocal performance, including harmonies and ad-libs to create the desired sound. You can work with me both online or in my recording studio.

Do I need to hire a music producer?

Not necessarily. If you're a band who all play your own instruments, then you may just need a recording studio with an engineer. But if you don't play your own instrument(s), then you may need to hire either a music producer or session musicians. What you're really looking to achieve is the best recording possible of your song. In today's market, whatever your purpose is for recording your music, you need to show it off in the best possible light. In conclusion; if your song isn't polished, no one will take you seriously.

I’m looking for music producers in London. Where can I find one?

There are many music producers in London, all varying in style. Finding the right one depends on the style of music production you are looking for. Take a listen to my samples and see if I'm producing the sound you're looking to achieve. If I am, use my music producers London contact form to discuss your project. If I'm not, explore other record producers via search engines and directories. Most of all, be sure to hire a record producer who is doing the sound you're looking for.

How long does it take to record vocals?

The time it takes to record vocals depends on many different factors. The vocalist, the length and complexity of the song, how much layering is required and how many backing vocals and ad-libs are needed. Some singers are able to lay down vocals extremely quickly with nearly all of the takes deemed useable. Others may have to sing each section many times, and then vocal comping is performed. Comping, or 'compiling', is taking the best parts of many different vocal takes to create one great vocal performance. Realistically, a vocal can be recorded within a couple of hours if it is fairly straight forward. If the song is more complex, it may be done over the course of a day, or split up into multiple days, where the lead vocal is recorded on one day, and backing vocals recorded another.

How much will it cost to have my song produced?

The cost of music producers in London will vary significantly from one producer to another, because some charge by the hour, whilst some charge for the project. I predominantly charge a flat fee for the whole project, no matter how long that takes. In addition to this, cost will also vary depending on ability and previous credits.

How do I know which music producer is right for me?

Finding the right music producer can seem like a daunting task because there are many to choose from. Just searching Music Producers London can produce many results. However, as previously mentioned, my advice would be to first of all listen to the producer's samples and previous work. If he or she is producing the sound you're looking for, at a cost you can afford, they might just be the music producer for you.

Can you tell me how to become a singer?

How to become a singer. There's no short answer to this. Anyone can be a singer. To be a successful recording artist is incredibly difficult and there are many different routes to take. Ultimately, you will still need a product to either perform at live shows, or to play labels, A&R's or management companies. Recording a strong demo will provide you with the ammunition to move forward.

I want to be a singer but I don’t write songs. Can I have an original song written for me to record?

Yes. Along with my top-line writer, we will write you a song in any commercial style you desire. Provide us with reference tracks and a sample of your voice with range, and we'll do the rest.

I’m not based in London. Can I still work with you?

Although I'm a music producer in London, as mentioned above, you can be based anywhere in the world and still work with me. 90% of what I currently do is online based.

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