The Wyclef Guide to Finding and Collaborating with Talented Musicians

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Take it from Wyclef: collaboration is key to creativity.

I’m a doer. I’ve worked hard to get where I am today and am proud of building my career from the ground up. But I’ve also learned that you can’t make it big all by yourself. Whether it’s writing and recording your next big hit or taking an album from planning to platinum, collaboration is key to taking your creativity to the next level. You need to work with other musicians and industry professionals to get things done. But finding the right people is much easier said than done—until now.

The game-changing new Fiverr Pro Music category has highly-talented musicians to help you make your big dreams come true, all in one place—including me! But more on that later. First, let’s walk through how to find and collaborate with the right people to bring your music to life.

Find mixing and mastering professionals.

Mixing is the procedure of combining individual tracks from a recording to create a version of your music that sounds the best. Examples of mixing include:

  • Balancing out the track levels of recorded music
  • Using a technique like equalization to refine the sounds of individual voices or instruments

Mastering is the last stage of audio post-production. It balances out the sonic parts of a stereo mix to optimize your playback across various media formats. It’s done through:

  • Compression
  • Stereo enhancement
  • Limiting

If you want your songs to sound and play their best across different channels, you’ll need to mix and master them by getting help from skilled professionals.

The new Fiverr Pro Mixing & Mastering subcategory offers tons of music professionals who can help you with both needs, no matter what genre or style you’re going for.

Find great composers and producers.

As a producer, musician, and entrepreneur, I’ve been described as a triple-threat. But trust me—no matter how wide your skill set is, no one is good at everything. Maybe you wrote an awesome instrumental piece, but hearing how another composer interprets can add that missing piece. Some musicians are genius at creating, but need help with the complex logistics of recording and producing a song or an entire album.

That’s where Fiverr Pro’s Producers & Composers subcategory comes in. Browse the subcategory for Pro sellers who can help you with:

  • Original, instrumental pieces
  • Transcribed compositions to sheet music
  • Remixes (altered songs with additions or subtractions to the original)
  • Production services across various music genres

Locating that skillful composer or knowledgeable producer is the difference between recording any song and recording a big hit!

Find talented singers, songwriters, and session musicians.

There are many ways to be musical. Not all musicians need to sing. If you’re more at home behind a drum set or looking for the perfect singer to complete your band, then you’re probably looking for a great vocalist.

Similarly, not all musicians write their own songs, and that’s perfectly okay. If you love playing an instrument but suffer from writer’s block, you might need a lyricist to find the right words for your beats.

So if it’s session musicians you seek, Fiverr’s Singer-Songwriters and Session Musicians & Singers subcategories have a large pool of talented musicians who can:

  • Record vocals
  • Be your professional front person
  • Record drum tracks
  • Record bass, double bass, or upright bass
  • Sing and compose your original pieces
  • Write lyrics and melodies for you
  • Record your song to video

Find potential collaborators fast.

In a hurry to find the right collaborator for that super-important project? Struck by a sudden bolt of inspiration that you want to produce ASAP? Filter your searches based on different criteria to find the right seller quicker.

In each subcategory (let’s say Mixing & Mastering), you’ll notice a sub-navigation menu across the top and a “Refine Results” menu down the left-hand side of the page. You can check and uncheck your selections to quickly filter through options like:

  • Service Types
  • Gender
  • Genre
  • Service includes
  • Delivery time
  • Price range
  • Seller status
  • Seller level
  • Seller language

There are amazing musicians in every price range, allowing everyone to access creativity no matter their budget. Toggle your options to refine your search and you quickly pick a collaborator.

Create better music with collaborations.

I get that searching for the right collaborators for your next musical project or engagement is challenging. But working with the right people makes all the difference. Fiverr Pro makes it easy for you to find and collaborate with fellow creatives so you can spend less time on busywork and more time crushing business.

Ready to get started? Check out the Wyclef Jean Collection, my hand-curated list of Fiverr Pros ready to help you take your music to the next level.

Think your work is already chart-worthy? Submit your best work to me on Fiverr Pro for the chance to get my personal feedback. But fair warning: I’m gonna give it to you straight.

Want to know more about the business of music? Ask Wyclef a question in the comments below for the chance to hear him answer it live during our exclusive Q&A tomorrow at 6:30 PM PST!

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Wyclef Jean
Grammy-winning musician, producer, poet, songwriter, entrepreneur and philanthropist Wyclef Jean needs no introduction. The music that Wyclef Jean has written, performed and produced — both as a solo superstar and as founder and guiding member of the Fugees — has been a consistently powerful, pop cultural force for over two decades. Now he is adding one more accolade to his resume: Fiverr Pro.