The Writer Producer Fund: Tarek Musa
Tarek Musa is a songwriter, producer and mixer based in Liverpool, UK. He has worked with some of the UK’s most exciting artists including Circa Waves, The Big Moon, Gengahr, Avalanche Party and Kagoule.
Having graduated from the Liverpool Institute of Recording Arts (LIPA), picking up the coveted Sennheiser Studio Excellence Award (2011) along the way, Tarek returned to Manchester and refocused on recording, mixing and writing music. Known for his DIY attitude to music, he also received an MPG Award (2017) in the category ‘Self-Produced Artist’ for his production, songwriting and mix work on the Spring King debut album ‘Tell Me If You Like To’ which was released on Island Records, with fans including Elton John and Noel Gallagher.
His songs have received extensive air-play from some of the UK’s largest stations including BBC Radio One XFM and BBC 6 Music as well as Australia’s Triple J, with key single ‘Rectifier’ being performed on ‘…Later with Jools’.
Former project Spring King have had releases through Transgressive, Rough Trade NYC, Mom & Pop and Island Records, with a whole host of glowing reviews from the likes of NME, The Line Of Best Fit, Fake DIY, NPR, Stereogum and Brooklyn Vegan. Many of these releases have also landed a whole host of recent syncs including; ‘Who Are You?’ on FIFA 17, Orphan Black, T-Mobile US, Skullcandy and Guitar Hero.
Tarek is currently working with a whole host of acts such as Valeras, The Luka State, Graceland, and singer-songwriter Philip Whitehead.