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Meet Sunwoo Han

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sunwoo Han.

Sunwoo, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I would’ve never imagined myself living in Los Angeles as a musician. At the age of 14 years old my family and I immigrated to Alaska from South Korea. And I honestly had no clue what career path I was going to go towards. That was the toughest time for me as a high school student, also not knowing any English. I started listening to music more than ever (which is interesting because currently I don’t listen to new music that much!). It was the only thing that could take me away from the reality that I hated so much. As I entered my senior year in high school, I needed to decide and plan what to do after graduation. I always wanted to play drums even through the dark phases I’ve experienced, out of everything else in this world. I wanted to believe in that one option left in my life. So, I decided to audition for Berklee College of Music, which was the only school I applied to. Thankfully, they accepted me and that decision changed my whole life and made me pursue my career in the music industry. I found myself the happiest when I play and make music. I fell in love with writing and producing during college and now here I am today, as a music producer who is still learning and growing up to become even greater every day.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I have been disrespected so many times because of who I am and how I want people to see me. And I believe this is very common for other Asian women who’s trying to make a breakthrough in the music industry. I was always finding myself feeling restless trying to prove my ability as a musician to people after moving to LA.

Tell us about your work – what should we know?
I make magic as I give life to a song. I make a song to have its own identity and color so it can be heard by the world.

I produce music for artists, songwriters, and myself. I specialize in genres like R&B, Hip-hop, Pop and Electronic but also always try to broaden my horizons in more different styles of music. When writing and producing music with people, I passionately throw musical ideas and some of them always work out well. I think that’s the moment I’m the most proud during this job.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I wanted to be a world-famous drummer at first but I pursued my career in music production and here I am now. There was a time I wasn’t confident enough with my playing skills being surrounded by so many talented drummers in college. Then I had an opportunity to take private lessons from Billy Kilson, who is a well-known American drummer and a professor at Berklee, he taught me not only drum lessons but also life lessons. Such as how to be confident with myself and how to love myself. He always encouraged me when I was in doubts and helped me not to lose hope.

Pricing:

  • Music Production per track $400
  • Mixing per track $200

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Image Credit:
Justin Park, Haezy Choi, Prarri, Chahn Sung

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