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Michael Allen

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About Michael Allen

  • Rank
    Hidden Talent
  • Birthday 04/28/1989

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  • Location
    United States of America
  • Interests
    Writing, Gaming


  • Songwriting Collaboration

Music Background

  • Musical Influences
    Evanescence, Amaranthe, Within Temptation, Daughtry, Icon for Hire, Delain, Nightwish, Pierce The Veil, Crown The Empire, Roxette etc.

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  • Getting Critique
    Any and All
  1. RT @50NerdsofGrey: 'It's just so long,' she cried, 'I don't think I can take it all in.' 'I'm sorry,' he said, 'but I did tell you it was t…

  2. I have been writing lyrics for some odd years now. My process begins when I create a tune (in my head) and then write a complete song off of that tune. I've been trying to find someone to collaborate with but it's been tough :/ so I figured I'd try reaching out in the form of creating lyrics for others. If anyone is interested let me know!
  3. Turn Me On

    Awesome job Randy! I really enjoyed this!
  4. In need of an instrumental composing collaboration

  5. Hey Everyone.

    I'm kinda still learning the ropes in regards to this site. To give a bit of background I like to write lyrics. I don't play any instruments so I kind of wrote my lyrics with a tune off the top of my head. I write mainly in the Melodic/Progressive/Metal range with pop influences. So think of bands like evanescence, icon for hire, amaranthe and you'll get an idea of my style. I have put up some lyrics here as well if anyone wants to check them out! Any way I'm looking for someone to collaborate with, specifically someone familiar with instrumental composing. I've seen a ton of people via YouTube who make original instrumental songs so I was wondering if anyone here would be able to help me out? Or even give me advice? Anything and everything is deeply appreciated. Thanks.
  6. Help Needed

    Thank you all! Sorry I've been sick these past few days and working.
  7. Help Needed

    I definitely have a lot of studying to do! And I didn't mean for you to take attack so seriously. I actually would rather the blunt comments. Thank you both.
  8. Help Needed

    Ouch, somehow I feel like I was just attacked. Haha any who then really what I should be looking for is someone I can collaborate with? Maybe my question wasn't entirely clear, what I'm basically saying is, if I can find someone to collaborate with would my tune to my lyrics be able to become an actual song played on instruments. Like can they match sounds? Because I could potentially sing it the way it's suppose to go. Or would the whole thing have to be rethought using a different melody made by the person I'm collaborating with.
  9. Help Needed

    My question though, can a tune (or even melody) that I have created off the top of my head for my lyrics be turned into a song?
  10. Help Needed

    I completely understand what you mean, and of course I am well aware of the differences. Depending on the outcome credit would be given where credit is due, I was simply speaking as of now in this moment. This would obviously be up for change at the later time. But thank you for your input
  11. Help Needed

    My writing style leans more in the power metal/rock genre with pop influences, if that makes sense. Think of bands like Evanescence and Icon for Hire for example. Anywho I have some lyrics that I would like to put music too, I don't write the music only the lyrics. But I have the tune in my head and know what the songs should sound like roughly. Is there anyone who could maybe help with adding the music? And enhancing on the sound? I'm not much of a singer, although I do like to sing. I would love to get a band created if even I'm only the songwriter for the band. Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated!
  12. Getting To Know You

    I like this! Such a great way to really get to know people! 1. Do you sing, play an instrument or instruments? I sing (even though I don't think all too well) What instruments? Vocals? I guess haha When did you start playing? Ever since I was a child Did you teach yourself? Yes, and disney movies as well haha 2. Are you in a band or bands? No but I'm thinking of starting one What is the name of the band? Eve Of Nowhereâ„¢ What do you play? Vocals What other instruments are in the band? I'm hoping for drums, electric guitar, bass Do you have a band website? No 3. Do you write songs? Yes, it is my passion Do you write lyrics, music or both? Only lyrics Do you have a writing partner? No 4. Do you record your music? Yes on my iphone haha Do you use a home studio? If so what gear do you use? No Do you use a recording studio? No, but I would like to Do you have music available on the web? if so where? No, not yet 5. What other roles do you perform in the music business? Nothing Management? Label owner? Publishing? Promotion? Other? None 6. Are you a tech head? Not really 7. What country do you live in? The United States 8. What are your ambitions? to become a social worker but also to become a lyricist for other artist and hopefully even become an artist myself 9. Do you draw/paint/write stories/computer art/dance or other creative pursuit? I draw, mostly anime style characters What are your pastimes? Work mostly, and writing 10. What would you like to get out of Songstuff? Just honest critique about my work. As I critique others as well. Just an overall learning experience where I can grow in music.
  13. I Need Help

    Thank you
  14. I Need Help

    And by no musician I just mean I don't play an instrument haha
  15. I Need Help

    So basically I'm no musician. I write lyrics and have been singing for as long as I can remember although I don't think I'm the greatest singer. I do know how the melody of my songs are suppose to sound but I need someone who can help enhance those melodies and really make my songs stand out! The way I describe my music is power metal/rock with pop influences. So if you know bands such as Evanescence, or Amaranthe, or Icon for Hire or even Within Temptations later albums, then that's basically the sound I'm going for. Is there anyone who can help?