I'm a chameleon when it comes to music. Whether it's Pop or EDM, German or English, fragile or powerful - I adjust myself easily. I write songs with and for other artists, toplines for DJs and songs for my own artist project "HILLA". Co-wrote top 10 song "Helium" by Lisa Pac (Austrian Airplay Charts) and won the German Songwriting Award 2018.
I'm a singer, songwriter and topliner from Germany and I would love to write a song and/or record some vocals for you.
I've studied Music (major subjects: singing and piano) and English to become a teacher but then decided to work as a singer and songwriter. I'm also a state certified choir conductor, so it's no problem for me to record some stunning harmonies. I'm a real perfectionist when it comes to catchy melodies, tight rhythms, strong images and moving vocals.
If that's what you're looking for, let's get in touch!
+ recording vocals (no songwriting)
+ partly writing and/or revising your song and recording vocals
+ writing your song and recording vocals
--> every option includes lead vocals, doubles, backings, adlibs etc.
How it works:
+ you'll send me your demo, the instrumental, the lyrics and I'll send my vocal stems
+ co-writer/revision: I'll send you a draft of my ideas first
+ writer: I'll send you a topline draft (melody and partly lyrics) and later on a final draft first
Good to know:
+ I will send edited and pitched but dry vocal stems
+ we set a deadline for your song (If urgent, I'll try my best to speed up)
+ 2 revisions of topline/lyrics/vocals are included
Let's create an amazing song!
Send me a note through the contact button above.
8 ReviewsEndorse HILLA
Mel is amazing to work with!
The communication is amazing and her work is sooooo good!
Her songwriting skills are perfect, and she sounds like an angel!
I loved to work with her and it wasnt the last time!
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Second time working with Mel, but definitely not the last! She's super easy to work with and very professional. Do not hesitate to hit her up!
I definitely made the right choice going to Mel for my track! She was very professional and delivered results a lot earlier than I expected, and these results - a smooth and beautiful topline - were everything I could've hoped for! Will certainly come back to Mel for more projects in the future!
Mel is very talented and knows music and the importance of details.
Pro. Highly recommended.
Very nice and professional contact. Mel implemented my ideas perfectly and interpreted the song in Spanish as we discussed it. She promptly made your professional recordings available to me. Very happy again and highly recommended.
Great experience working with Mel! Very professional and fast. Clean files, great communication and best of all an incredibly beautiful voice!
Fantastic! A great experience working with Melly. She delivered as promised. Very happy with the quality of her work. I hope to work together again :)
Interview with HILLA
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'll work with Cubase 9.5, a Neumann TLM 103 microphone, and an RME Babyface Pro FS interface.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I've been working a lot for my own artist project HILLA lately and released 6 singles in 2021.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: When I'm not working for Soundbetter clients, I'm working either on my own artist project HILLA, or sing on weddings and other events, or conduct my choir.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll work on it til we're both completely happy with the result.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I can put my soul into every song I write and sing and get very positive feedback from grateful clients afterwards.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have a reference track? I want the song to be just as you expect it, and a reference track is always helpful to show me your vision.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try to describe as specific as possible what you're looking for in the lyrics and in the style of singing.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've studied to become a teacher for Music and English, but after my final theoretical exams, I started to sing and write songs for a living. I've been doing this since 2016.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A clear, emotional voice singing catchy melodies with touching, picturesque lyrics
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Max Martin - just the most awesome songwriter.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EDM and Pop Music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I can easily adapt to the vision my client has and still manage to put my soul into it and make it unique.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My soulful voice, a lot of emotions, and outstanding songwriting skills
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I write a first draft of the chorus, record it with my smartphone and show it to the client to be sure, it's going in the right direction. When the lyrics are ready, I'll record the whole song with my smartphone and send it again. As soon as the client is happy with lyrics and melody, I'll record the song with my Neumann TLM103 including harmonies, backings, choirs, adlibs and so on. I edit everything and send the stems to the client. If everything is fine, the job is done. If not, I'll try my best to fix the issue.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Writing and recording an EDM Topline