P. IVAN HOWARD
I’m a songwriter, composer, producer, engineer that has created projects in various musical genres for commercial release, as well as for use in film, television, advertising campaigns and stage performances. My experience in the music industry has taught me the importance of maintaining a positive and supportive workplace and to always be open to the ideas of other artists. I’ve embraced the challenges of putting together teams for each individual project and ensuring they were completed in a timely manner within a limited budget. I’ve also managed the responsibilities of maintaining and operating a home recording studio, updating an artist website, liaising with clients, and managing business finances.
Jan ‘15 - Current Creative Producer.
Self-employed/freelance — Portland, OR
Wrote and produced songs featured in ad campaigns for Air Jordan and The Walking Dead at Universal Studios.
Wrote and recorded original song for Showtime's Graves.
Scored and created the soundtrack to the 2017 FilmRise release Women Who Kill.
Provided vocals for Output’s award-winning vocal plugin Exhale used by Drake, Kanye West, and Rihanna.
Recent co-writing sessions with Justin Vernon, Kanye West, Cody Chesnutt, Cyrus Reynolds, Zach Rogue, Haley McCallum and Dia Frampton.
Oversaw recording file management, maintained master calendar, organized budgets and ensured deadlines were met.
Liaised directly with clients to make sure their needs were addressed.
Dec ‘03 - Dec ‘14 Principal songwriter, producer, engineer, and tour manager.
Rosebuds Media, LLC — Raleigh, NC
Wrote and produced songs featured in ad campaigns for JCPenney, TripAdvisor, and Vitadent.
Composed theme song chosen for Bravo's Flipping Out.
Had songs recently placed in the films How to Be Single, ATM, The Comedy, and The Choice, as well as past placements on most major TV networks over my career.
Oversaw all day-to-day action of an international touring band and creative media company.
Performed and acted as musical director for national and international tours.
Scheduled recording sessions, enlisted musicians for support, maintained master calendar, oversaw recording file management, met the needs of publishing company and acted as musical director.
Skills Songwriting/Composition Creative Collaboration
Production Management File Management
DAWs such as Pro Tools, Studio One, Ableton Live Mac OSX, Google Drive
Device interfacing knowledge Sounds Engineering
Stage Performance Troubleshooting audio problems
Education Associate of Arts, Communications/Art — 2001
Cape Fear Community College － Wilmington, NC, USA
Coursework included Communications and Computer Science