SO, WHAT IS SXTM? A COMPANY? A LABEL? STUDIO?
The SXTM = The Songwriting Team. We’re 3 full-time producer/writers who work together on projects. At our core, that’s what we do… Write and produce songs. In the background we also dip our toes into a little management, publishing, education, and blogging. To keep it simple – we just make cool music.
WHO IS A PART OF THE SXTM?
Daniel Grimmett, Christian Fiore, and Thomas Bracciale
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? DO YOU WORK ONLINE?
We started in Los Angeles and are now based in Nashville. We work with local clients, traveling clients, and online with clients in over 20 countries.
SO, HOW WOULD WE WORK TOGETHER ONLINE?
We started as a “web-only” company so we’ve been able to master the online collaboration process. It isn’t as tricky as you’d think! We make the process both personal and efficient by using tools like Skype, Google Apps, Hum Hub, and Paypal. Feel free to contact us if you have questions!
HOW DO WE WORK TOGETHER IF I’M IN NASHVILLE?
Our local model is more traditional… You book time, come over, and we make magic.
DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO? WHAT’S IT LIKE?
Sure do! Our primary studio is located right outside of downtown Nashville near the airport (for you travelers). It’s a 1300 Sq. Ft. studio with an open control room, 9X12 tracking room, and another 12X14 tracking room. The upstairs is dedicated to living and offices. The studio is packed with cool noise makers, state of the art equipment, a private bath/shower, refreshments, and mid-century decor. Our 2nd studio is a small production room located just south of Nashville. It also serves as Daniel’s main office.
WHAT KIND OF FOLKS DO YOU WORK WITH?
We’ve made music for recording artists, singers, songwriters, bands, DJs, producers, entertainers, musical directors, apps, TV shows, media networks, licensing companies, labels, management companies, podcasts, websites, creative agencies, video games, and more!
WHAT GENRES DO YOU DO?
DO I HAVE TO BE A SIGNED ARTIST TO WORK WITH YOU?
Just be awesome, have a plan, and be prepared to work.
WHAT “SERVICES” CAN YOU OFFER ME?
We’re a full service music team that does everything from songwriting and production to release strategy and creative direction. Just ask!
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?
Every project is different. Our rates are based on your needs and budget. We aren’t the most expensive nor the cheapest. We do however encourage our clients to shop based on what they actually want for their project vs. shopping based on price. If we feel like we can’t accomplish everything within your budget then we’ll let you know upfront. Specifics about pricing will be discussed in detail privately.
WHAT IS THE “BREAK THE INDUSTRY” BLOG?
Break The Industry is a music industry blog for the digital age working musician. We provide content to help creative and entrepreneurial music artists build their business, develop their brand, learn about monetizing their music, and forge their own path.
WHAT IS THE “BREAK THE FACTORY” BLOG?
In 2015, our owner Dan started “Freelance Pool Party” which taught music producers how to build their business and work with clients online. Recently we moved all of that content over the The Songwriting Team’s site under the Break The Factory Blog. It’s dedicated to audio professionals and includes modern production tutorials, need-to-know technology, and entrepreneurship.
WHY DO YOU HAVE PRODUCTS FOR SALE?
We love educating artist and producers. We also love making sounds. This is why we have a space on our website dedicated to premium learning and sound packs for those of you who enjoy our content and want more. We appreciate the support!
DO YOU GUYS MAKE VIDEOS?
Yep! A lot of them. Check us out on YouTube.
WHAT GOOD DO YOU DO FOR THE WORLD?
Life isn’t about what you get It’s about what you give. We participate in charity and recently started a songwriter fund in memory of our client Samantha Mendenhall.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT YOUR EVENTS AND PARTIES?
Every once in a while we throw parties, have hangs, and host shows. Check it out here.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO GET A HOLD OF YOU?
WHAT ARE YOUR WORK HOURS?
Monday through Thursday 10am – 8pm CST are when we do most of our calls and sessions. Local sessions are typically booked in the late afternoon/evenings. Fridays – Sundays are dedicated to co-writes, personal projects, videos, blogging, and restoring sanity