Archive for December 10th, 2009

A Conversation with Eric Copeland

I met Eric Copeland, producer, arranger, songwriter, singer, keyboardist. I recently reviewed his album The Jazz In Me and Drew Davidsen’s new album Around (Again), which was produced by Eric.

hbh: Eric, is that a complete description of your professional work?

EC: Yes, I wear many hats (laughs). Actually this all started with songwriting, which led to being an artist and then making recordings of my music. Then when folks found out I did that kind of thing, they began to have me do arranging and production for them as far back as high school.

hbh: I visited your website Creative Soul Online on which you offer artists across the nation and the world the opportunity for true artist development and full studio production in Nashville, TN using the top players and producers in Christian music today, and the opportunity to associate with a strong independent Christian label that is helping artists reach a national and international audience. How do I have to understand that offer of music consulting?

EC: Yes exactly. I have always felt that the best way for artists to truly grow is to go through the consulting and development process. In the old days, to learn any craft, you used to have to sit at the feet of a master and be an apprentice, sometimes for years. I think you truly learn best when you work with those who are more experienced that you are. The musicians, engineers, and producers here in Nashville have been working with the best in Christian music for 20+ years, and have so much experience, wisdom, and mastery of craft to learn from.

Then, we take the artist into a phase of identity development, crafting an image and design that gives them a totally new look and feel. Add these amazing processes together and you have a completely new professional musical and graphic identity. This helps immensely whether you’re selling CDs out of your trunk, or to a worldwide audience.

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