Kate L. Malone

Producer/Songwriter

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Need a full band track built for a song that you believe in? Have a vocal track that just lacks that “wow-factor”? Today's radio-ready sound requires a lot of behind-the-scenes processing, and if you want your song to compete you need to work with someone who knows ALL the tricks.

I'm a professional producer, songwriter and vocal editor from Nashville who has 10+ years of experience building tracks for top country and pop songwriters. I produce both demos and full-scale master recordings...my clients pitch their songs to A&R heads at major record labels in Nashville, L.A., as well as officially release the material we create on Spotify, Apple Music, etc. I've had songs in the Top 40 at country radio in both the US and Canada, and I love meeting new artists with something awesome to say!

Please specify when you contact me whether you are looking for a Demo or a Master Recording for release, as rates differ.

I've written, produced and mixed tracks that have appeared in TV shows -- “Switched At Birth” (Freeform Network), "Greek" (ABC Family), "Ten Things I Hate About You" (ABC Family), "Make It Or Break It" (ABC Family), and "The City" (MTV) as well as the feature film The Darkest Hour (Fox).

Are you a Country Artist? I can edit a raw singer songwriter vocal to sound polished, but still honest and natural. Need a demo singer? I have several contacts (male and female) I can hire to sing your song for an additional fee. Need some advice on song structure or lyrics? I can help you tweak your song to sound more like what you're hearing on the radio today.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Kate Malone
  • Sam Hunt
  • Sam Hunt
  • Sydney Scoring Orchestra
  • Mary Finsterer

54 Reviews - 16 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Kevin C.
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    Kate produced a stunning country pop track for me that well exceeded my expectations!! This is my second time working with her and I'm looking forward to more! Thanks Kate for another home run production!

  2. Review by William
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    Kate!! What can I say other than that Kate is an extraordinary talent who will elevate your song to incredible heights. She is meticulous and cares deeply about the music and your vision, executing it with an expertise that is rare. Any chance to work with her is a gift. I will be again. Thank you!!

  3. Review by Bob Jesser
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    Kate was great! Looking forward to working with her again.

  4. Review by Chris
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    Kate is a tremendous talent who was able to use the "Song Doctor" hat to give my older songs a fresh approach - the goal of our effort was to take strong songs that had outdated production and arrangements and bring them into the Country Pop market concept, and all 4 songs we reviewed are now well on their way! We also had a lot of laughs and an overall great time!

  5. Review by David S.
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    Simply amazing is all I have to say. Kate was intricately involved in ensuring that what we had initially envisioned, was brought to life. She was able to contribute her own thoughts on how to make and create an organic feel to the music and did it with masterful aplomb. We will be using her again for the next song. Thanks Kate

  6. Review by Kevin C.
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    Kate did a fantastic job on producing a modern country track! She gave me exactly the sound I was going for and I'd highly recommend her!!!

  7. Review by Bruce V.
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    Kate is fantastic. She looked at several of my songs that were work-in-progress and quickly identified what they needed to improve: lyrics, melody, and overall song structure.

  8. Review by Doug D.
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    Kate was amazing! She was able to take my "work tape" and create an incredible production with it. She even helped me get a vocalist for the project as well.
    Definitely going to work with her again! Great stuff!!

  9. Review by David A.
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    Kate is a phenomenal producer! She is so easy to work with. She blows your mind with what she cooks up in the lab. She knows her stuff and doesn't disappoint. I'm super excited about the work we did together. Thank you, Kate!

  10. Review by Harry
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    Within 3 days I had a completely polished song. Kate is an incredible producer and mixing/mastering engineer. So easy to work with and incredible at bringing your ideas to life. Highly recommend her.

  11. Review by Ruby Skye
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    Kate is amazing to work with! She “got” my idea and made my music come alive as I had envisioned. I am so impressed with her production skills and will continue to work with her in the future as I’m very happy wtih everything.

  12. Review by Jin B.
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    Kate is an amazing producer! She can really turn your ideas into reality and make it sound professional! I will definitely work with her again!

  13. Review by robert f.
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    Kate did an amazing job building a song for me from a voice memo on my phone. True pro at her craft..Professional, timely, and communicative the whole way through. Great ear and vision to bring this little tune I’ve been humming for a while to life, big beautiful sound with full instrumentation. Highly recommend Kate and looking forward to another project with her not so far down the road. Thanks again Kate, appreciate ya big time!!

  14. Review by James W.
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    I continued to work with Kate on another song I wanted to review and help with my lyrics. She is very talented and great to work with. Looking forward to working with her on more songs!

  15. Review by Nicola M.
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    Kate is fabulous, she delivered so much more than I was hoping for my first project. Great communication and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend Kate.

  16. Review by Jared P.
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    Kate knocked it out of the park. She brought my vision to life and I can't wait to release it soon! Would definitely work with her again.

  17. Review by Bruce V.
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    Kate is amazing! Twice now I've come to her with a song "70% done". She crafted original melodies and improved the lyrics in both cases. She's very quick at discerning what a song needs to be its best version.

  18. Review by Bruce V.
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    Another great consulting session with Kate. She read 6 different "song-starter lyrics" with directional melodies, and quickly identified which had the most potential and what they needed to be commercial songs.

  19. Review by 5ivestar
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    Awesome production. Next level stuff. A++

  20. Review by James W.
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    Second time working with Kate and will continue to work with her. She helped with my lyrics and also got great insight into the structure of my song and how to make it better.

Interview with Kate L. Malone

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: I write with country artists and produce songs for other country songwriters. In Nashville, your track has to sound just as good as what's already on the radio to prove that it can be successful at radio. People want to hear a track that competes at the highest level with what's already out.

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. A: All my projects can be found at http://www.katemaloneaudio.com

  5. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  6. A: Always include a worktape so the producer can hear the starting point of your song. Don't worry about quality...we're trained to hear past that!

  7. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  8. A: I have been producing music for 10 years. I was able to "quit my day job" and produce music full time 3 years ago.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: My style is essentially the "Wild Country" playlist on Spotify.

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that an automatic pitch correction tool can replace targeted pitch adjustment by a professional.

  13. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  14. A: Never stop learning.

  15. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  16. A: I work on country artists, pop artists, and singer/songwriter music.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: I would say my strongest skill is understanding how to edit vocals from a singer's point of view. I am a vocalist myself, and that helps me to know the difference between what is a stylistic choice on a singer's part and what's just a weak note. Anyone can just lock everything to a pitch or time grid, but that would destroy a lot of what makes a performance unique. "Artistic Correction" is key.

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Terms Of Service

Typical turnaround time between 1-30 days dependent on current workload. No "test mixes." Service includes 2 revisions with additional revisions available for a fee.

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Gear Highlights
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  • Autotune
  • Izotope Vocalsynth
  • Soundtoys Plugins
  • Waves Plugins
  • Vocalign
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This month I have some open time — Demos are $500 each!

  • Interview in nFocus MagazineJul 22, 2023

    I was recently featured in nFocus Magazine for my work as the Music Director of "She Believed She Could," a theatre show in Nashville. Link to the article below! 


    https://www.nfocusmagazine.com/arts-culture/she-believed-she-could-honors-the-past-and-tees-up-the-future-of-female-country/article_4c378c4e-59ef-11ed-b683-db368b8de456.html