Jimmy Cramer

New to the Next Level Music Industry Conference in 2017 was an opportunity for musicians to submit demos to compete for spots in Pre-Conference sessions on Recording and Songwriting. From nearly thirty submissions to the Recording session, Jimmy Cramer was chosen to record his song, “Make It Right.”

Cramer, a singer-songwriter, was notified that he had won the opportunity a week before the session was to take place. Recording engineer and producer Glenn Lorbecki, who has worked with diverse artists from the White Stripes to Green Day to Dizzy Gillespie, discussed options with Cramer in the days leading up to the session during the compressed pre-production phase. Lorbecki and Cramer added a live drummer, back-up vocals, and additional percussions to realize their creative direction and desired sound.

The recording session took place on Saturday, May 6. Lorbecki re-mixed and mastered the track overnight, and the final result was revealed on Sunday, May 7 during the Next Level Conference.

Please enjoy the original track that Cramer submitted, compared to the re-recorded and mastered final product. And check back for a video and photo album chronicling the day, to be posted in this space soon!