The next phase of my music career involves cultivating my talents as a recording artist, songwriter, session singer, voice-over/on-screen actor, and sync artist. Through Eric’s coaching, I’m gaining a better understanding of the “new” music industry, and how I can make music income with these talents.
– Kyle Bellinger

“When we first met I was filled with lots of dreams but needed a plan of action. Eric took me under his wing and helped bring my creative talents to their fullest! Eric is a great out of the box thinker and a pleasure to work with. His honesty, industry knowledge, and truth filled sharing have been crucial to my overall success.”
– Drew Davidsen

“Sara Beth and I just wanted to thank you so much for your time (in Nashville) this week. I feel it was a very productive time. I am becoming more and more appreciative of your approach to this whole process. We have already seen that with Creative Soul, it is not just about product but guidance. That is so important from my seat in this journey.  When someone from Word took time to actually listen to her sing, she was overwhelmed. And, of course, it meant so much that you took your time with us to answer all our questions and to offer great advice. We are now more excited than ever about this project. Thanks again for everything.”
– Allen King, Manager (and father) of Sara Beth

“Creative Soul is an excellent company with the experience and skills necessary to help any indie artist create a recording that they would truly be proud of. When an artist project comes across my desk that Creative Soul produced, you can bet it’s going to get listened to!”
– Ed Kee, Creative Director, formerly of Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Brentwood, TN

“I wanted to say, the music sounds so good!  I am just as impressed with it today as I was when I first heard it.  So, thank you for being true to your word and delivering such a quality product!”
Kristin King, Singer/Songwriter, Orange Park, FL

“I’ve known Eric for quite awhile, and have seen his continued heart and soul for the working music artist and ministry. At Word, we are always wanting to monitor new trends, sounds, artists, and ministries for what may grow God’s Kingdom. Since we know Creative Soul and the quality they bring to every project, we see this relationship as a way to keep apprised of new talent and original ministries we might be able to be part of.”
– Josh Bailey, Vice President of A&R, Word Records.

“I just need to tell you I’m so grateful to think of all that’s happened since the first time I made contact with you.  It is just amazing. Everything from the arrangements you made, to the musicians, to the recording, to the photography. It’s all just been so first-rate and I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you for your kindness and your professionalism and many talents.  What you do for people like me and all the Christian artists who just want to create for the Lord is so unique and special and I just pray the Lord continues to bless you and your family. Now with all this done I am excited to go back home but look forward to the next opportunity to create!”
Gretchen Keskeys, Singer/songwriter, Sacramento, CA

“There are few companies in Nashville with as much talent and vision as Creative Soul. Their ability to draw the best from an artist in the studio, combined with their endless relationships and resources, should make them any artist’s first stop when deciding who will helm their next project.”
– Brian Mayes, President of Nashville Publicity Group

“Mr. Eric Copeland: I have so much respect for you. When we first met, you could have easily name dropped or bragged about who you were and your connections in the industry, but you didn’t. Instead, you asked about my vision, listened to my heart, and offered information on how I could be the best me. Who does that? Producer doesn’t seem like the right title for all you do, but I guess that’s simply the heart of Creative Soul. More than music production; you’re about developing the vision of Christian artists so that we serve out to others what God placed in us. I’m extremely honored I was able to work with you.”
Sharon Roshell, Singer/Songwriter, Louisville, KY

“I believe in the ministry of Eric Copeland and for more than 10 years have seen the excellence that comes from his coaching and studio. It is never too late to be used of God in the Music Ministry. Creative Soul is a great place to start.” – 
Dr. Randall Bayne, Executive Director, The National Praise and Worship Institute

“Just want to tell you what a fantastic time I had at Christian Songwriter’s Workshop! It was so informative of all the aspects of the music industry. I never knew there was so much work contributed behind the scenes, neither did I have any idea that I could ever have the possibility to have my own CD produced. It was truly a blessing to have been there! Thank you also for the CDs of the other Christian artists that you have recorded and produced. They were all great! and very inspiring!”
– Mary Drennon, Songwriter and Artist, Texas

“Success in the entertainment industry requires creativity and innovation. Both are traits I ascribe to Eric Copeland. I’ve worked with Eric in the Nashville market where he has a reputation as a creative producer with “heart”. He works tirelessly for his client, nurturing the best out of each and lending his expertise to help achieve the success they seek with great integrity. Eric has been way ahead of the curve for a number of years in helping his clients develop not only their God-given talents, but nicely crafted recordings, wearable merchandise, and comprehensive marketing plans. I am always looking for opportunities to be involved with innovators like Eric, and I highly recommend him in every way.”
– Eric Elwell, Producer, Tour Manager (Michael W. Smith, Sara Evans)

“Great job and a great idea to turn this from a rock song to a well done worship song. This song now has three lives as an acoustic psalm, a powerhouse worship song and an upbeat energetic concert song. You really do help people take things to a new level!”
– Mike Westendorf, Singer/Songwriter, Milwaukee, WI

“Creative Soul has really upgraded the quality of their client’s projects. Their “no compromise” approach to the recording process is evident in the hiring of the top studio musicians, engineers and studios for that particular project. The music industry has changed and Creative Soul has adapted quite well to those changes.”
– Ronnie Brookshire, Grammy-winning Engineer/Producer, Franklin, TN

“It was a great time at Word! Don’t know anybody else who would explain music business in detail like you did :)”
-Sergey, Songwriter at our Artist Development Workshop

“Creative Soul has been producing records here at Dark Horse Recording for several years now. They are professional to a fault surrounding themselves with the best musicians and engineers to produce results for each artist they bring in. Their talent combined with a sincere goal to deliver excellence to each client makes it easy for me to give Creative Soul my highest recommendation.”
– Robin Crow, Speaker/Owner, Darkhorse Recording

“I really love how you give many affordable options to artists and care about their personal development. I didn’t know such a thing in this industry existed and it gives me hope to know there are people who care enough to invest in artists and reach others.”
– Natalia

“I have had the privilege and pleasure of serving Eric over the years. His company Creative Soul does far more for their clients than requested or required. The feedback I have received independently has always been highly favorable. Eric has served as a trusted – and honest – mentor and friend to many of his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking audio production and/or engineering services.”
– Greg Seneff, Of Counsel, The Seneff Law Office, Nashville, TN

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Eric Copeland and Creative Soul. From the very first consultation and through the entire project, they have been extremely professional and easy to work with. Eric not only produced my album, but helped me grow as a musician and songwriter. He has truly been a blessing and I would highly recommend Creative Soul to anyone who wants to work with a genuine, honest Christian company. I have had numerous compliments on the professional radio-quality sound of my album. I will definitely be working with Creative Soul to produce future albums. Thank you, Creative Soul, for turning my dreams into reality!”
– Michelle Skoog, Artist, South Dakota

“In our Artist Workshop, Eric listened to my ‘woe-is-me’ story about the fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis and how frustrating it is and how it gets in the way of my ministry and music… and he told me something… he said, “use your weakness as your strength – it’s the very thing that will draw people to you”. I had been more or less hiding it up until then, but took his advice and proudly displayed my struggles at our last concert, and wow… I was shocked at how warmly received I was. So much compassion and support, too!”
– Nicole Barron, Artist, Windsor, Ontario

“My first experience with Creative Soul was more than I could have imagined. Each time I went to Nashville to meet with Creative Soul, I felt one step closer to my dream. The team is very good at working with your personal goals and building a wider following. I also am very thankful that I was given the opportunity to work with such strong Christian people. Everyone you work with is strong in their faith and truly cares about your success. It truly is a breath of fresh air and you most definitely will walk away feeling accomplished.”
– Madalyn McHugh, Artist, Michigan

“I’ve had the privilege to work with Eric and numerous artists he has produced and represented with Creative Soul Records over the past 5+ years. I’ve had great success at radio with many of these artists with several landing national Top 10 hits at Christian radio. Eric is more than just another producer. He is a mentor and takes a personal interest in the ministry and career of each artist he works with.”
– Wendell Gafford, Owner, Creative Promotions

“Thank you for the guidance and connections Creative Soul provided for me. It was a “God Connection” that led us your way and now we know why!”
– Cherie Norquay, Recording Artist, Janesville, WI

“Thanks for the atmosphere you provided and the expertise you brought to the table. You are a very gifted producer and I could not be happier with the work you have done on this album. Thank you again, and may God continue to bless all future endeavors!”

– Matt Pitzl, Singer/Songwriter, Portland, OR

“We absolutely love what Creative Soul is doing to help artists reach their potential.”
– Daniel Orama

“Somewhere along the way I got off track, lost my focus and began focusing on everything around me and listening to others who were not encouraging. Thank you for reminding me and giving the encouragement to get back on track! I know my limitations and areas of weakness but I know that as long as I go forward and do what I know He has called me to do then the growth and the healing(s) will take place. I cannot express to you how grateful I am for everything you have done for me and this project. Thank you for your patience and encouragement and I am going to do what you have shared with me to concentrate on. Thank you for the Jesus that shines through you! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
– Christine Ashford, Christian Vocalist, Virginia Beach, VA

“(The For the Creative Soul post) Flipping the Script was my favorite, as it ran in sync with the last 10 years of my life. Thanks for being honest and speaking the truth. We need more voices doing that.”
– The Rev. Jimmie Bratcher

“Thanks again for your encouraging words via your (For the Creative Soul) newsletter…they always seems to arrive just when I need to hear them most.”
– James Harvey

“I really appreciate the quality and care that you put into the production of your recordings. As an Internet broadcaster, you can imagine the assortment of music we receive, but every one of your songs has been produced with obvious attention to details. I’m impressed!!! Thank you!!!
– Pastor Don Randall, BBN4Jesus Radio

“After many prayers and countless hours of pondering over the next step to take, I am fully convinced that God led me to Creative Soul. It’s not just the fact that Creative Soul possesses an amazing wealth of knowledge of what it takes to create a top notch project or that they have an ongoing working relationship with some of the most sought after musicians, engineers, and studios in the recording industry. The one attribute that stands above them all is their desire to help others proclaim the Truth to a world in need. By striving to develop you as an artist, you find that they have actually helped you become a more effective witness for the Kingdom. And that’s what it’s really all about.”
– Craig Whittaker, Singer/Songwriter, Pearisburg, VA

“As a member of LinkedIn, I appreciate the messages you are posting to the Christian music community to encourage us all! Thank you!”
– Patty Felker

“Creative Soul is in my opinion one of the best producers in Christian music today. They have a heart for independent artists and go way above and beyond to serve their clients. You can’t go wrong with Creative Soul at the helm!
– Keith Mohr, President –

“Eric has the unique ability to hear what can be done with a song and to take it there. His input is invaluable, his insight is unequaled, his integrity is impeccable.”
– Dee Emeigh, Artist, Dover, DE

“You are one of those rare people in my experience who continues to raise the bar on creativity and solid results and I know first hand that it’s not easy. The successes are weighed by the disappointments and the struggles. The joys however, when you help someone find their voice, or develop a creation they couldn’t have done on their own are huge. Be encouraged. A lot of us are noticing the work you are creating and supporting.”
– Harry Offut, Independent Artist

“With production of the CD completed, I wanted to thank you again for the great job you’ve done on Jono’s album. I am very pleased with the result and have really enjoyed working with you. I know that I benefited tremendously from your ideas, instruction, and talent. Jono and I have prayerfully approached every step of this project and I think God answered our prayer with regard to selecting the right producer for the job. I’m anxious to see now what He will do with what we’ve created.”
– Mel Lester, Executive Producer/Writer, Jono Aggett, Jesus Now

“I love what you did sooooooooo much!!!!! It definitely has emphasis on the beats I wanted, just the way it is. Artists will be lucky to work with you because you are an artist, too. I really appreciate all the care and skill you put into this song. It is excellent and you are very talented. You are also a pleasure to work with. And thank you for the curly fries.”
– Jana Stanfield, Singer/Writer/Speaker, Nashville, TN

“I’m without a doubt convinced that Creative Soul has been used by God to help me understand and develop my calling. As my producers, they’ve given me an outstanding platform on which to share my songs. As my friends,they’ve given me the confidence to finally be what God has made me, and what I wanted along.”
– Tom Dolan, Singer/Songwriter, Chrisman, IL

“Creative Soul is truly awesome! I find it amazing that you could take what I have in my mind, my ideas, my standards, my way of life, my morals, and turn it into such beautiful words and melodies. It took me a long time to find the right producer but it was definitely worth the wait! Plus, we share the same love of food! What more can I ask for??”
– Sienna, Christian Recording Artist, Franklin Park, NY

” I just wanted to thank you for the integrity of your music production. It’s refreshing to my ears and soul to find a Christian producer for “independent” artist who raises the bar. Thank you so very much, for sharing your gift with us.”
– Tim Watson, Email

“I feel more confident in my ministries and in who I am in general. I’m not sure where this all came from – it certainly wasn’t something I expected to come out of our (consultation) meeting, but God does awesome and unexpected things, and I needed to let you know how he used you and our time together in a life changing way for me. I came away so encouraged…for my ministry, my music, my relationship with God, and my self-identity.”
– Cheryl Esposito, Songwriter/Singer, Philadelphia, PA

“Thanks for all that you do. Your teachings have helped my wife and me in a major way. Your wait and pray 30-day teaching has helped us BIG TIME. We have shared it with others and they too have been blessed. You are a gift, from the Lord, to the body of Christ. Blessings!”
– Chuck Gleason

“Creative Soul is absolutely refreshing to work with. I think the greatest thing they have given me is confidence in who I am and my talent.”
– Amanda Fessant, Singer/Writer, Paris, IL

“Thank you again, everything turned out great and I really enjoyed working with you. You are a class act!!”
– Ken Johnston, Singer/Writer, Penn Valley, CA

“You did such a good job you are now a naturalized Jamaican! Ya man, I’m proud of you… It was a pleasure. When do we start the next one??”
– Eleanor Riley, Singer/Writer, Brooklyn, NY

“Just a note to say thank-you for the demo you made for me. You did a terrific job – producing, arranging, composing, playing and singing. I don’t write too many Christian lyrics but when I write another I will be back. All the best”
– Keith MacDonnell, Songwriter, Middletown, NJ

“I can not come up with the words to accurately describe what Creative Soul has done for me and my CD project. Whether it be as a musicians, songwriters, or producers, they are truly blessed!”
– Trish Torline, Singer/Writer, Winchester, KY

“This is really great. You have captured the updated groove that works really well with the vocals. Ship it out ASAP. Thanks again and look forward to working with you again.”
– Steve Rigdon, Singer/Writer, Paris, IL

“I just want to say that this was one of the best experiences we have ever had as a band. You are a GREAT producer! You were very professional and had good creative ideas for our music.”
– Jan Stariha, Writer/Singer, Chicago, IL

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