Want Professional Advice For Your Music?


My name’s Kim Lajoie - author of http://kimlajoie.wordpress.com. Some of you are readers and subscribers. Glad you find it useful!

I’m just dropping in to let you know that I also provide specialised one-on-one advice. I have a private forum called ‘The Kitchen’ where I provide specific detailed advice to members.

If you:

  • sometimes get confused about issues relating to songwriting or engineering
  • can’t seem to break through to the next level
  • are frustrated with conflicting (or vague) tips and tricks that don’t have the effect you’re after

… you should join the Kitchen. In the Kitchen you get my professional advice and guidance for your songs and musical goals.

The Kitchen costs money. Professional one-on-one advice doesn’t come free. If you want free advice, this is not for you. On the other hand, if you believe you get what you pay for, and you’re serious about your music, send me an email to:

kitchen at kimlajoie dot com

As always, my blog will always remain free - so if you want some general advice on a particular topic, I can’t think of a better place to go:


I’ll be hanging around here, so reply in this thread if you have any questions.

PS - I’m also a Renoise user (in case you were wondering!). I used it to compose demos for one of my upcoming projects - a combination of heavy metal, electronica, middle-eastern music and hip hop!


If you want advice for FREE, you can also ask on this VERY FORUM! And best thing is: 90% OF THE ADVICE HERE IS PROFESSIONAL!

Dear BotB,

all my songs sound like shit. please give me advice on how to make fantastic songs like Lady Gaga.

thanks you,

dear rhowaldt,

how du i get such bushy eyebrows as u r sporting in ur profile pic???

kthnx maes

  1. Subcontract composing to someone else → 2. ??? → 3. profit!

Dear Rhowaldt,

If Lady Gaga is your definition of fantastic music, do music a favour and stop composing. ;) My professional advice would be to learn about the fun world that is marketing, instead!


No joke, one of my clients (who shall go unnamed) recently contacted me saying they wanted their next album to sound like Lady Gaga. Dead serious. Now, I like to uphold professionalism - so I’m going to have to do some research into the sound of Lady Gaga! I shall be an expert before long!

Truth be told, because I live in a bubble, I don’t know much about Lady Gaga. If my suspicions are confirmed, then she surely couldn’t be a patch on Kate Bush. Truly some fantastic music and production on some of her records. :)

BotB is right, the song forum is great for general advice if you are in your ‘journeyman period’ of finding out what works for you and what does not. Persistence is key. Learn by doing first, and then researching technically to back up your intuition.

@Hooligan: thanks alot for the great advice. i will look into it.
@BotB: don’t talk shit about Lady Gaga. surely, millions of fans cannot be wrong? her music is inspirational and she is hot. i would do her if she came to my house.
ok i’m joking. i despise her person(a) and music. sarcasm does not come across on the internet, so ask me why i bother trying…
@maes: the eyebrows - just don’t trim them man, don’t trim the 'brows. also, i have a tendency for lots of bodyhair, as you can see in my profile pic, my mustache is no joke either. glad you like it.

Because I have a magical sarc-o-meter :)

If only I could say the same with a magical lie detector… :P

thanks for the insight!