David Yasmer


I do raw, no effects composing so don't expect to hear lots of enhancements. If you think you have the talent to sing great and want a shot, contact me. I want to hear you voice, not a computer enhancement of it.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Life work. I'm currently writing for the big stage with 15 pieces. Wind, strings, horns, piano, harp, etc. If you are true to your creative soul, it never stops and it become a passion no matter who is knocking you down because your music doesn't fit their idea. The Beatles were reject over and over until someone said, "After listening a couple of times, I can't get that song out of my head." I don't like too much computer enhancement. My songs are very raw from the score and canned drums for an idea. When we get to more finished work, then we bring in the master engineers and let them do their magic, including sometimes re-recording parts.

What is your music dream?

I live it everyday. Composing music that people say, "I can't get that song out of my head" after they hear it.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Good dreams that people are more interested in a clean earth and enjoying music than gold and greed.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Not because I liked it but because my sister played it over and over a million times, Red Rubber Ball. There are others like Beatle songs. Oh yeah, one other, How Much is that Doggie in the Window because my voice teacher made me sing it a million times too.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Too many to list, but let's start with the classics, Beethoven, to the Beatles, to the Who, to all those who got air play and it stuck in my head over the years. Then there are those who stole my songs but I didn't care. People steal talent, so I felt it was a compliment. Hey, I liked what they did with it.

What inspires you to make music?

Since I was 6 years old, I hear it and I write it. Then I want to have it performed on stage and see people's reactions.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Love, laugh, dance and enjoy life everyday. There is always new love of music in everyone's future.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I don't perform anymore. I've done from 15 to 15,000 people. I always asked, "Did I connect?" The day you stop asking that question, you stop writing good music.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Too many think they are the next big thing and chase yesterdays sound hoping it will make them rich and famous. Be yourself and don't worry about copying someone else's style and sounds. However, the best advice I got was from Steve Alaimo and Dick Clark (yes, those big time producers), "Don't be a afraid to steal a little and make it your own. Hook lines and good sounds are what people buy and enjoy. Not gimmicks." They should know, they made billions in music. Don't envision yourself singing in front of people, vision people singing your songs back to you.

What do you think of Drooble?

Not sure yet, except I hear a lot of stuff. I want more of the good "can't get that song out of my head" tunes.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

I hire people to perform my music in studios. A lot of them say they can read music but can't really. Then there are those who either think they are too good for my songs or their egos get in the way of taking direction. When I get some great talent, the right voice, guitar player, etc., and they take direction, we (that's right, we) create 'that song is stuck in my head' music.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I'm older now, like retired age, but I do go out now and then to try and find fresh young talent. When young musicians see how old I am they often question why I'd like to see if they can work in a professional studio setting.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Practice, practice, practice and remember, no great performer or songwriter made it because they thought they knew it all. Be open mined to those whose fingers on the media and studio control buttons and have awards on the walls. I watch people in the studio get angry when I tell them their performance wasn't that great. Don't get angry, get even by showing you are quality and can step it up and give the larger audiences what they want, real talent with great hook lines and identify with your listeners.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Instead of me tell you, please share your songs and favorite artists with me. I love to hear great new music. Most of my 'awesome' artists of my life are old, dead and don't perform anymore.