Joanna Charafeddine Akar

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

About me

Experienced songwriter, topline writer and producer, with a demonstrated history of working in the music industry. Strong, administrative, and professional currently studying a Masters of Music (Mmus) in Production of Popular Music at Kingston University. Proficient on Logic Pro X, with experience using Ableton Live and Pro Tools. Three languages fluently written and spoken: English, Spanish and Arabic. I also have extensive knowledge and experience in curating and managing events in a team, this comes hand in hand with project management and artist liaison. Currently aspiring to learn more about the music the different aspects of the music industry and to develop my managerial skills further.

Skills

  • Logic Pro
  • Ableton
  • Avid Protools
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Song Writing
  • Event Management
  • Marketing
  • Arabic
  • Fluent Spanish
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Co-ordination
  • Music Production
  • Music Producer
  • Event Coordination
  • Budget Management
  • Mac OS
  • Sound Editing
  • Sound Engineering
  • Sound Mixing
  • Sound Production
  • Editing Sound
  • Live Sound
  • Recording Sound

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Metropolis Studios

    Metropolis Studios

    • Music
  • Mayor of London

    Mayor of London

    • Non Creative Industries
  • A

    Acoustic Live UK

    • R

      Red Bus Studios

      Work history

      Currently

      Receptionist

      Metropolis Studios

      Dec 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Part Time
      • This role includes: - Handling phone calls - Communicating with different departments. - Discretion with high profile clients and artists - Team work and the ability to form good working relationships with other team members and managers - Creating a welcoming and professional environment - General administration work - Going above and beyond to ensure clients are happy with their experience at Metropolis.

      Currently

      Freelance Producer and Songwriter

      Freelance Top liner ans Producer

      Jan 2013
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • This role includes - Writing and producing to film and TV briefs - Writing and producing to commercial live briefs for pop artists - Working with tight deadlines - Remotely working with other producers and songwriters who live abroad - Vocal production - Lyrical editing - Rigorous time management and self discipline - Project management - Satisfying clients and maintaining a working relationships with them

      2018

      Songwriter

      Red Bus Studios

      Dec 2015 - May 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Part Time
      • Songwriter at Red Bus Studios in conjunction with Sony ATV

      2016

      Events Manager

      Mayor of London

      Jul 2014 - Jul 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Part Time
      • Worked with the Mayor Of London's culture team on a new initiative to get musicians into busking and to inform them about their rights. This was as part of their "Gigs: Busk" competition, the competition ran for a month every summer. Main responsibilities: - Communicating and liaising with venues, tube station managers and public space managers - Communicating and liaising with artists - Transporting equipment across London from different locations to the pitches - Scouting for artists to fill in slots in case any were empty or in the case of any last minute drop outs - Crowd control - Time keeping

      2017

      Event Manager

      Acoustic Live UK

      May 2014 - May 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Working in a highly demanding and fast paced environment with a team of event managers at different locations and venues across London and the UK. - Liaising with venues - Ensuring health and safety measures are met - Communicating with artist managers and artists - Scouting for new talent - Live sound engineering for small scale acoustic setups - Crowd control - Quick thinking and problem solving

      Education

      Currently

      Master of Music

      Kingston University

      Sep 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Production of Popular Music

      2019

      Bachelor of Arts (BA)

      The Academy of Contemporary Music

      Sep 2016 - Jun 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Course accredited by Falmouth University Second Year Modules: - Song Arrangement - Recorded Music Production (Project Management) - Co-writing processes and project - Writing to a Brief: Commission, Film, TV and Sync - Performance and Technology (Ableton and Logic Pro X) - Tour Management Third Year Modules: - Dissertation: How has the relationship between Artists and A&R’s changed in the contemporary digital realm in the UK and US? - Portfolio (Online portfolio and identifying free lance opportunities within my chosen field) - Songwriting Diary and Critical Reflection - Exit Project: Creating a 15 minute long portfolio consisting of original material that meets professional industry standard

      Awards

      2019

      First Class Honours in Commercial Songwriting

      Falmouth University