I started Listening Party to help artists authentically create and market memorable songs in a world of short attention spans and shiny superstars.
I want them to have no doubts about delivering these songs to their people, so when artists team up with us, we work together to carve out a sound that they can feel at home in.
Listening Party recordings is a remote music production company; we are happy to call Vancouver, Canada home, but we help develop the music of killer artists from all over the world.
We made this music
we are stoked and privileged that we get to work with them
We're all entering the studio at different stages of our career and not everyone's ambitions are the same. As cliché as it is to say, everyone's journey is different.
We love sitting down with artists and talking through what they want out of a life of music and figuring out how we can get them there.
or keep reading, and check out these wickedly talented folks
"Shane mixed and mastered my first songs, and he was amazing. He's reliable, he has a great ear, and he really brought all my stuff to the next level. He especially did a super job with my vocals- I've gotten loads of compliments on the incredible vocal production. I'd recommend him to anyone and would gladly work with him again!"
(Sofar Sounds: Vancouver)
"Listening Party is the head of audio for Sofar Sounds: Vancouver, leading the audio at our live shows 1-2 times a month, and mixing the audio for the videos we put up on our global Sofar Sounds youtube channel with over 600k subscribers post show. Shane Stephenson is an absolute delight to work with, he is reliable and constantly goes above and beyond. He is one of the most knowledgable, professional and passionate people I've had the pleasure of working with as the city director!"
"Shane is caring and patient, and always delivers a great product. I have worked alongside and adjacent to Shane in The Vancouver music scene for 5 years or so, and have had the pleasure to see him grow and develop his skills to become the powerhouse he is today. If you want quality, honest feedback, and product that your mom will be proud of - talk to Listening Party, they'll hook you up."
and here's what they have to say
Let's make a song that's impossible to pause
And let's make sure you know what the heck to do with it when it's done. Our style isn't to just throw a bunch of services at you, we want to get a clear picture on where you're at with things currently and where you want things to be in the future. With that we can put together a 'best fit' plan for you and your tunes. This may include production, writing, mixing/mastering, instrumentation, recording, remixing, helping put together your live show, connecting you with cool peeps, and consultation.
Whatever needs to happen to make sure that you come out of this process feeling like you're farther down the road. Keep in mind that while we work with singer-songwriters/duos/groups here in Vancouver, we can accomplish creating your song completely remotely wherever you are in the world.