About
I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2009 where I majored in Music Production and Engineering. I took an interest in writing my own material after leaving school and currently front my own band The Mad Sugars (http://themadsugars.com). Much of my experience as a songwriter has been solo writing so I'm very interested in working with as many diverse writers as possible. Starting out as a drummer, I also play guitar and bass (and a little bit of piano). I'm currently working in the music biz in royalties, but would love to make songwriting my career.
General Info
 
First Name:
Adam
Last Name:
Gruss
Age:
31
City:
Brooklyn
State:
NY
Country:
United States
Songwriting Info
 
I am a:
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Topline Writer
Looking for a:
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Beat Producer
Genres:
Alternative, Dance, Indie, Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter
I'm strongest at:
lyrics, topline writing/hooks, melodies, chord progressions, beats/grooves, arrangements
Instruments I write with:
guitar, drums, bass
Sounds like:
My sound has been compared to artists like Weezer, Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson with a poppy twist
Influences:
Elvis Costello, Beatles, Weezer, Jimmy Eat World
Songwriting is my:
planned career
Songwriting Achievements:
Written about two albums' worth of material with my band The Mad Sugars, I've also earned some licensing/public performance income through song libraries, and am often told my songs easily get stuck in people's heads.
Personal Songwriting Goals:
Would like to make this a career
Collaboration Goals:
publishing deal, sync placement (film, TV, video games), mainstream artist release, niche/independent artist release
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