SONG WRITING AND PRODUCTION

David & Merelyn have over 25 years experience producing  and writing albums, songs, singles, podcasts, radio ads, voice overs for their own career and for other artists and organisations .  From the songwriting to the production, they are able to plan to produce an audio recording or song writing session that suits your needs, budget, artistic vision and timeline. They are also able to help with post recording promotion planning if required.

 

They have produced audio recordings and written songs in a variety of styles from country to rock, gospel to contemporary.

Most importantly they will work with you to achieve your goal and your sound, being sure that any final product is the way that you imagined it. It is important for a client to be hands on and have a say in the sound they produce - and is the vital ingredient that will make your product unique.

 

Below are some samples of the songs that David & Merelyn have produced for Carter & Carter and other artists.

It is just a sample as David & Merelyn have been responsible for producing 16 albums or EP's between them.

Whether it's song writing for a project, production, mastering or the whole lot combined they can help your new project become a reality. Please take the time to have a listen and then get in contact about your latest project and see how we can help.

David & Merelyn wrote over 50 songs in 2018 and over 60 songs were written at the two song writing retreats they ran in 2018 with many songs due to end up being released on artists albums.

SONG WRITING SERVICES

 

David & Merelyn have written nine of their National #1 hits and won over 30 major song writing awards both nationally and internationally. 

They can provide the following song writing services:

  • Write songs for your next project to a brief that you give them

  • Co-write songs with you for your next project

  • Write a song or jingle for your next product promotion

  • Rewrite songs for commercial release

  • Provide masterclasses on song writing for individuals or groups both online or in person

Song writing doesn't have to be a scary process. We can show you how exciting it can be.

SONG PRODUCTION SERVICES

 

David & Merelyn have produced 12 award winning albums, 4 EP projects, podcasts, radio ads and website audio for themselves and other artists. They know the recording process thoroughly and can help you navigate the audio production process to achieve the outcome you want, including:

  • Producing albums and singles

  • Rewriting for commerciality

  • Arranging for and in the studio

  • Finding the right producer and studio 

  • Understanding the recording process

  • Staying within your project budget

  • Making sure you get what YOU want

  • Producing engaging audio for websites

  • Producing podcasts

And if it's not here and you want it we will find a way to help you bring your project to reality. Contact us now.

WRITING WORKSHOP RETREATS

Crestway Productions organises writing workshop retreats at the spectacular Cheeky Fox Retreat in Kinglake, Victoria several times throughout the year.  The weekend retreats include master classes on songwriting, co writing opportunites, award winning guest speakers, nightly performances and all accomodation and meals. Check the website for more details or email us to register your interest.

BEGINNERS SONG WRITERS RETREAT

DATE:  10 -12 May FIND OUT MORE

BEYOND BEGINNERS

SONG WRITERS RETREAT

DATE:  20 -22 Sept  FIND OUT MORE

TARGETED SONG WRITERS RETREAT

DATES: 8 -10 Nov FIND OUT MORE

WORLD FULL OF ANGELS - CARTER & CARTER

Written by: David Carter/Merelyn Carter

Produced by: David Carter/Merelyn Carter/Adrian Hannan

Album: Better Day

Website: www.carter-carter.com

This was the second single from Carter & Carter's Better Day album. It spent 3 weeks on top of the Country Tracks Top 40, two weeks at #1 on Australian Country Radio and ended 2017 at #7 on the video charts on Country Music World television. It has also been nominated as a finalist in the 2018 Golden Guitars and in the Gospel section of the TSA Song Salute Awards.

 

AUDIO SAMPLES

I DON'T WANNA GROW UP - KORA NAUGHTON

Written by: Kora Naughton/David Carter

Produced by: Rod Motbey

Single Release

Website: www.facebook.com/koranaughtonmusic

 

David wrote this song with Kora at the 2017 CMAA Junior Academy of Country Music. Kora took the song to Rod Motbey's studio and recorded the single, She released the song in late 2017 and, even as a debut artist, has already climbed charts throughout Australia.

The song was written in a couple of hours and used Kora's word and idea as the building blocks for her first hit single.

LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE - DONNA BOYD

Written by: David Carter/Donna Boyd

Album: Luckiest Girl Alive

Produced by David Carter & Adrian Hannan

Website: www.donnaboyd.com

Second single from the award winning Luckiest Girl Alive album. The first single A Good Day gained Donna her first Golden Guitar Finalist nomination. Luckiest Girl Alive was the second single and gained lots of airplay Nationally resulting in National Top 5 hit.  

RIDE TOUGH - TRAVIS SINCLAIR

Written by: Travis Sinclair

Arranged & Produced by: David Carter & Adrian Hannan

Single Release Only

Website: www.facebook.com/travissinclairmusic/

 

This song was written specifically for the Pro Bull Riding circuit and was featured in the Australian film 'Shadows Of The Past.

DANCE IN THE RAIN - CARTER & CARTER

Written by: David Carter/Merelyn Carter

Produced by: David Carter/Merelyn Carter/Adrian Hannan

Album: To The Moon And Back

Website: www.carter-carter.com

National #1 Hit on Country Tracks Top 30 in Australia. This was David & Merelyn's ninth #1 hit of which they wrote seven.   Also finalist in the Golden Guitars.

HAPPINESS - DEBRA BYRNES

Written by: Debra Byrnes

Produced by: Merelyn Carter/Adrian Hannan

EP: Happiness

Website: Debra Byrnes Youtube Channel

A song that was given a tasteful acoustic treatment due to limited budget came out sparkling like a diamond. Used by Debra in her life coaching career to inspire others to take control of their life

A GOOD DAY - DONNA BOYD

Written by: David Carter/Donna Boyd

Album: Luckiest Girl Alive

Produced by David Carter & Adrian Hannan

Website: www.donnaboyd.com

The first single A Good Day gained Donna her first Golden Guitar Finalist nomination and a national Top 5 hit on Country Tracks Top 30.

 

Merelyn Carter also directed the video which ended up gaining airplay on the Country Music Channel.  

THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE -
CARTER & CARTER

Written by: David Carter/Merelyn Carter

Produced by: David Carter/Merelyn Carter/Adrian Hannan

Album: Leap Before You Look

Website: www.carter-carter.com

National #1 Hit on Country Tracks Top 30 in Australia. Also double finalist in the Golden Guitars in Group/Duo Category and Single Of The Year.

SURVIVING BLACK SATURDAY - CARTER & CARTER

Written by: David Carter/Merelyn Carter

Produced by: David Carter/Merelyn Carter/Adrian Hannan

Album: Special Edition

Website: www.carter-carter.com

 

A tribute to all the people who helped the survivors of the Black Saturday fires which ripped through Carter & Carter's hometown of Kinglake ( among many other places) in 2009. Finalist in two catagories of the Golden Guitars.

CONTACT US

DAVID CARTER - DIRECTOR

crestwayproductions@outlook.com

0416 075 638

PO Box 271,

Kinglake, VIC. 3763 

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