Topliner wanted for edgy Kpop instrumentals, with the aim of getting placements in Korea.
Are you a topliner into the edgy kind of Kpop: the edgier things from 2ne1, T.O. P. f(x), Exo, 4 Minutes and such?
I make edgy Kpop-instrumentals, and I'm looking for some super toplining to them.
I have good connections, so for a great end-result, I will forward it to where it will be heard and hopefully placed with a Kpop group or Kpop Solo artist.
If you are into Kpop, you already know there are several distinct sub-genres of Kpop, and the one I am aiming for is the super-edgy one.
It can be a bit more difficult to write to than other styles, because of the edgy style and edgy and 'avent-garde' tonality.
However, if done well, they have an absolute potential to become huge hits, as the video examples show from their youtube-views.
So, not looking for mainstream songwriting and toplining here, this is for experimental, edgy, futuristic toplining, with attitude.
As you probably already know, many Kpop songs are written in English, by European teams, and then later translated to Korean by a Korean lyricist.
That is, often not translated as such, but more re-created, or re-made, where there can be a totally new meaning and direction, perhaps just keeping some English catchy phrases.
So, it is fine to create the topline in English, and sing in English.
However, it can be difficult to place unless one is prepared to share the part j(copyright) of the song with the translator/re-creator.
I have communicated with the staff at Musicgateway before creating this project, and as to their suggestion, it is created as an A & R project looking for topliner, where I will, after receiving picthes, pre-screen the profile of the pitcher, and accept into the workspace those I like and that I think will be able to do a great job (so not to waste either mine or your time).
In the workspace, I have 19 new edgy Kpop instrumentals waiting for toplining, and after being accepted into the project, I suggest you listen through them and see if you connect with one or more of them and get ideas for toplining.
(two tracks are beneath this text, to get you an idea, and I also suggest you check out the reference videos)
For the workflow from there I suggest;
- record a scratch vocal, create a snipped with an idea, and send me, for one or more tracks
- if I think this sounds promising, I will communicate with you and we will work with the idea to get it to be as edgy and catchy as possible
- you then record and send me the vocal-files
- I will edit, mix and master
If it turns out great, I will send it to my contacts, and hopefully we will get a placement! :)
Also, I would like to mention, if you usually write in a totally different style, and think that all tracks and styles will lead you to create a great topline, please note that for Kpop the toplining and song is very performance orientated, that means, it will have to work great in a video.
So, I suggest you check out the video links and also Mnet Kpop Countdown, and try to get a vibe for the overall video-vibe-direction too.
For terms, see the terms box.