Fivver - any experience?

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William MG

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Hi

I am looking into Fivver for vocalist options. Does anyone have any 1st hand experience in using it?

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Mike O

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Hi

I am looking into Fivver for vocalist options. Does anyone have any 1st hand experience in using it?

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

hsnoeckx

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What is fivver?? see only adds for Fiverr ( double r ) marketplace for online freelance services, looks like has nothing to do with music.

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What is fivver?? see only adds for Fiverr ( double r ) marketplace for online freelance services, looks like has nothing to do with music.

William MG

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Originally Posted by: hsnoeckx

for Fiverr ( double r ) marketplace for online freelance services, looks like has nothing to do with music.

Yup that is the one. It has all kinds of stuff music and non music related. I have never used it but it looks like a pretty interesting way of getting talent for a project. The artist I am looking at to sing a song I am writing goes by the name Mr. Maph. He has a gorgeous voice, but at $200 + I would prefer to see if anyone has experience with the site.

This is the site to Mr. Maph

https://www.fiverr.com/marbellastudios/sing-real-soul-or-gospel-vocals-on-your-track-and-write-for-you?context_referrer=search_gigs&source=top-bar&ref_ctx_id=dbec5b5f-f200-4b7c-ab60-f445dd41334b&pckg_id=1&pos=3&context_type=auto&funnel=f798261b-a416-4baf-99bb-a3076b81bc51&fiverr_choice=true

I am also looking at a Harmonica player because I don't actually know any and I would like to add harmonica to it.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

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Originally Posted by: hsnoeckx

for Fiverr ( double r ) marketplace for online freelance services, looks like has nothing to do with music.

Yup that is the one. It has all kinds of stuff music and non music related. I have never used it but it looks like a pretty interesting way of getting talent for a project. The artist I am looking at to sing a song I am writing goes by the name Mr. Maph. He has a gorgeous voice, but at $200 + I would prefer to see if anyone has experience with the site.

This is the site to Mr. Maph

https://www.fiverr.com/marbellastudios/sing-real-soul-or-gospel-vocals-on-your-track-and-write-for-you?context_referrer=search_gigs&source=top-bar&ref_ctx_id=dbec5b5f-f200-4b7c-ab60-f445dd41334b&pckg_id=1&pos=3&context_type=auto&funnel=f798261b-a416-4baf-99bb-a3076b81bc51&fiverr_choice=true

I am also looking at a Harmonica player because I don't actually know any and I would like to add harmonica to it.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

hsnoeckx

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsI_j4l7cCU

listen to this guy before deciding, looks like not the place to be.

What I did in the past when I wrote a song is went to a lot of jam sessions and there are always singers to, one day I found a singer with just the voice for the song I made and asked him to sing it in and he agreed so the song is still playing on soundclick for almost 20 years already.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsI_j4l7cCU

listen to this guy before deciding, looks like not the place to be.

What I did in the past when I wrote a song is went to a lot of jam sessions and there are always singers to, one day I found a singer with just the voice for the song I made and asked him to sing it in and he agreed so the song is still playing on soundclick for almost 20 years already.

William MG

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I had seen this guy. He has 2 videos up. 1 pro fiverr and 1 con fiverr.

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Mike O

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I had seen this guy. He has 2 videos up. 1 pro fiverr and 1 con fiverr.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

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Carl King

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Hey William,

You can sometimes find talented people on sites like that. Years ago, I used a similar site that was just for Voiceover actors, and found a guy that did an outstanding job on my project for very cheap! He was A++++ ability.

Here's the problem:

Often, the people on these sites are not professional. I don't mean that as an insult, it's just that they don't have an up-and-running factory for doing this work full-time. They tend to try it for a few months and then go do something else and never respond again.

That is why I always look for these qualities:

1. Has this person been doing this job / service for a LONG time?

2. Do they do it regularly? Is it their main source of income?

3. Is the quality / their ability very high?

4. Are they super-responsive and organized?

The answer, if you're looking on those low-balling sites (or Craigslist) is almost always NO. Otherwise they'd be doing their work somewhere else and making real money.

Still, you can find the occasional gem!

Punchline: that amazing voiceactor guy I found on that site? He disappeared after doing my project and never responded again. :)

-Carl.

Carl King
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Hey William,

You can sometimes find talented people on sites like that. Years ago, I used a similar site that was just for Voiceover actors, and found a guy that did an outstanding job on my project for very cheap! He was A++++ ability.

Here's the problem:

Often, the people on these sites are not professional. I don't mean that as an insult, it's just that they don't have an up-and-running factory for doing this work full-time. They tend to try it for a few months and then go do something else and never respond again.

That is why I always look for these qualities:

1. Has this person been doing this job / service for a LONG time?

2. Do they do it regularly? Is it their main source of income?

3. Is the quality / their ability very high?

4. Are they super-responsive and organized?

The answer, if you're looking on those low-balling sites (or Craigslist) is almost always NO. Otherwise they'd be doing their work somewhere else and making real money.

Still, you can find the occasional gem!

Punchline: that amazing voiceactor guy I found on that site? He disappeared after doing my project and never responded again. :)

-Carl.

Carl King
GuitarTricks Video Director / Producer

William MG

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Thanks for input Carl. All good points. I am not sure what I am going to do. The guy in the link definately has the pipes I am looking for and although I know a lot of singers, for the song I am writing I don't have anyone who has that deep down soul that this guy has. He is amazing.

I am still looking, I haven't decided to give my credit card yet.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

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Thanks for input Carl. All good points. I am not sure what I am going to do. The guy in the link definately has the pipes I am looking for and although I know a lot of singers, for the song I am writing I don't have anyone who has that deep down soul that this guy has. He is amazing.

I am still looking, I haven't decided to give my credit card yet.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

mroh22

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Originally Posted by: William

Hi

I am looking into Fivver for vocalist options. Does anyone have any 1st hand experience in using it?

Hi there - I've used it a few times on songs I've written. My own personal view and experience is that it's better to get someone who plays both guitar and does vocals rather than getting two separate musicians as communication is easier and if you make any changes it shoud be cheaper. I have used and worked with Alex Dew who is a sensational musician and singer - ex recoridng artist - and great value - and a nice guy too.

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Originally Posted by: William

Hi

I am looking into Fivver for vocalist options. Does anyone have any 1st hand experience in using it?

Hi there - I've used it a few times on songs I've written. My own personal view and experience is that it's better to get someone who plays both guitar and does vocals rather than getting two separate musicians as communication is easier and if you make any changes it shoud be cheaper. I have used and worked with Alex Dew who is a sensational musician and singer - ex recoridng artist - and great value - and a nice guy too.

William MG

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Thanks for this mroh22

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Mike O

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Thanks for this mroh22

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!