I am a Professional Pop Singer and Double-Platinum Songwriter in Los Angeles that has been in the industry for 10 years. The song I wrote, Do It For Love for Namie Amuro went #1 on the charts in Japan. I’ve created songs for ABC/VH1/Disney/Hulu. My song Claim Your Weapons with Christian Reindl has millions of streams. Let me work on your next song!
I am a Professional Pop Singer and Double-Platinum Songwriter in Los Angeles that has been in the industry for 10 years. I have written songs for major label artists all over the world, such as Jota Quest from Brazil, and Namie Amuro from Japan. I have been a featured artist under the name Atrel on songs with millions of streams, including “Claim Your Weapons” by Christian Reindl. I've written and sang on numerous songs for major television networks such as ABC, VH1, Disney and Hulu to name a few. The song I wrote, “Do It For Love” for artist Namie Amuro on her album "Finally" generated over 2 million in sales. The album ranked #1 on the charts in Japan, and was the best-selling album of the decade.
Let me work on your next song! I have my own professional home studio in Los Angeles. I am able to adjust my vocal style to fit your needs because I have recorded hundreds of songs in different genres. I work in Pro Tools with a Manley TNT pre amp, a Blue Kiwi mic, an SM7 mic, and a Universal Audio Apollo MKII Interface. I can record and edit vocals as well as process them with effects that will give you that big, bright vocal sound.
No matter the project, you can expect me to deliver powerful melodies and attention grabbing lyrics with the right performance.
Looking forward to working with you!
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10 ReviewsEndorse Katie Tucker
Katie was great to work with. She delivered all the assets with quick turn around, professionally tracked and labelled. Collaborating with Katie was super smooth. Will definitely be using Katie in the future for her vocal and songwriting ability!
Working with Katie Tucker has been a dream! I have brought on clients to work with her wherein she was able to write the perfect song for what they were looking for, her songs are extremely catchy, and her style is versatile and exceptional in many genres including Pop, Alt Pop, KPop, R&B, and others. Her vocal production is top quality and we left with hit songs that we are so happy with. She is very communicative, fair, and works quickly. I will definitely be working with Katie again and cannot recommend her more highly!!
I have known Katie Tucker professionally since 2009, and cannot say enough great things about her as a songwriter, vocalist, producer & business person. She is reliable, quick, and full of talent. Anyone would be lucky to have her vocals or pen on their song. Katie will continue to show the world her talent. I am grateful to call her a collaborator.
If you have the chance to work with Katie Tucker do 👏not 👏pass 👏it 👏up.
Katie is all around INCREDIBLE- she crafts songs with true care and intention and without any of the BS or filler- just DAMN GOOD SONGS. Her pop sensibilities are SO strong in every area -lyrics, melody, vocals -and GUYS- I have NEVER realized just how much a great vocal arrangement can truly LEVEL UP a track before working with Katie. I have been BLOWN AWAY by her creative arrangements + attention to detail in supporting the foundation of the song while drawing out all the magical potential. WORK WITH HER WHILE U CAN!
Katie is honestly the hardest working writers I know and she consistently inspires me to step up my game. From versatile vocal delivery and lyrical prowess, to her ability and willingness to create music of any genre, to her hustle while still consistently cranking out quality tunes, I would absolutely recommend working with her to anyone.
Katie is one of my favorite people to write with. I’m an artist and she’s so good at seeing you & hearing you, but still always suggesting if something could be stronger. I love her vocal coaching & vocal production... she always makes my vocals sound amazing even if we’re just submitting a demo. Grateful to work with her!
i’ve never worked with someone so patient, happy and really tries to understand me as an artist. If you have the opportunity to work with Katie you are beyond fortunate. Love her dearly
Katie is not only an absolutely stunning vocalist and songwriter, but she is also an immensely skilled vocal producer. If you want the highest level of songwriting, top-line, or vocal production look no further!!
Katie has the best vocals in the game!! On top of that, she is a phenomenal songwriter and always delivers the best quality recordings, can't say enough good things about her work!!
I work with Katie all the time and she is amazing in all areas. She brings an open/creative mind, amazing ear, and a hard working mentality to make sure everything she delivers is top level quality. A true creative!
Interview with Katie Tucker
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I can only do one thing - sing, and that I sit at a piano and write songs and that's all I do. I love singing and writing songs, but I offer a lot more than that. There's so much more to being a creative in the professionally music industry than just that. I can arrange, record, and edit all of my own vocals, and I can also read music and know music theory. I've invested in myself with my education as well as my music equipment. I also run my own business, and that requires connecting with others and negotiating for yourself as well as the other collaborators I work with. I wear a lot of hats for what I do! It's not always easy, but I love it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I love to ask artist clients what music inspires them, and if they have an inspirational playlist to send me if I'm working on their artist project, and what in their life is making them feel the most in that moment. If I'm being hired to record a song, I like to ask what vocalists the client likes as well to give me an idea of the style they're going for.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The more information you're able to give me on what you want and what you'd like for your project, the better! Communication is key. I also ask that a client puts some trust in my creative process. After that, I'm always happy to make any changes, and the more specific you can be with those changes, the easier it is to achieve the desired end result!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would bring my keyboard, because that's my main instrument after singing, my violin because playing is a hobby I really enjoy, an Sm7 microphone because it sounds great in most spaces, an Apollo interface to boost the volume of the mic, and my laptop and headphones for necessity. I know that's 6 pieces, but still!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I went to Berklee College of Music in 2009, and after that I moved to NYC in 2012 where I started working in music professionally. My first song placement was for VH1 when I was in college, and then I started writing for other shows like So You Think You Can Dance in The Netherlands, and a traveling company called STS. Then I started writing music for other artists as well as performing my own music in venues in like Webster Hall. I also featured on a few songs with Christian Reindl under my artist name, Atrel, that have millions of views! I loved NYC, but I decided to move to LA for more career opportunities, and that's when I got my biggest placement with the artist Namie Amuro, and the song went Double-Platinum! Since then I've been working in LA with a lot of up and coming artists, and I've been working on sync music for different shows for Universal. I'm now working with multiple boutique sync companies. I decided to join SoundBetter so that I can reach more people. I'm excited to be starting this chapter with SoundBetter.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: When I work on music with no boundaries, I love to work on pop music that is vocal centric with unique, somewhat dark lyrics. I love dark pop, but I like a lot of pop sub-genres.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: To put it briefly, my main work is writing, recording, and/or vocal producing songs. A lot of my client work is recording songs, whether it's a demo or a song that's going to be released. I also write and record songs for television and ad placement. When I'm not recording my own songs, I get hired by artists to help them find their sound by writing, recording and vocal producing their songs at my studio in Los Angeles.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Jessie J. She crafts her songs so brilliantly and her vocals are stellar, so I'd just love to be in the room with a big singer like her, and be part of her creative process.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Most of the music I work on is based in Pop. But that's such a broad genre. There are so many sub-genre categories within that. So in one week I'll work on songs from J-Pop, to Rnb, to Alt-Pop. It really just depends on the song briefs I get from companies that week, or the artists I'm working with.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would have to say my vocal work is my strongest skill. I write all of the time, and I think what takes my writing to the next level is thinking about the performance in every step of the creative process. I believe a song and vocal performance have to be strongly linked. Even when I'm not recording it myself, if I write the song, I assist with the vocal delivery to really elevate that song to another level.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by artists like Sia and Labrinth who write their own music and also write for others. They also have a super unique sound that you hear in their writing, even if another artist is singing it. I think that's so cool.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with Yamaha hs7 speakers, and I record with a Blue Kiwi Microphone for a super bright, present tone, or an SM7 Microphone for a warmer, more controlled sound. I use a Manley TNT Preamp to boost the gain and give some color, and I use a Universal Audio Apollo MKII for my interface as well as their plugins like the LA3A compressor. I have both Autotune and Melodyne for pitch correction as well as Fab Filter for EQing and reverb/delay, and I have many more plugins specifically for vocals. Feel free to ask me about my vocal chain!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am working for an artist named Little Luna, and it's the first song getting released that I am a co-producer on. I co-wrote it, co-produced it, recorded the artist, and arranged and edited all of the vocals. Bringing the creative that I've been doing for a long time as well as the technical elements that I've learned later on has been a great experience. I'm also learning production, and having my first professional product where I'm the producer is really rewarding. She is a great artist, and it's a beautiful song. I'm proud to be a part of it.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a lot of independent or small label artist projects and helping them find their sound through writing and vocal production. I'm also doing a lot of sync music to get placed in television shows and advertisements. I recently placed a song in a show through Atrium Music that will be aired soon, and a lot of the artist songs get released this year.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes! I work all the time with Moises Zulaica, an incredible producer, mixing and mastering engineer. We work on a lot of projects together, and he always delivers top quality work. I also have the pleasure of working with Stefan PVDS, an incredible guitar player, songwriter and artist. He brings his A game to every project.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! I think that both bring so much to the table. Analog can bring a warm, human quality to a record, whereas digital can expand a song's soundscape and bring so much versatility. Both hand in hand delivers magic in my opinion!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is that I will always provide high quality work, because I am meticulous about it, and what projects I take on. I have a lot of experience doing what I do, and I only take on projects that I believe I can provide the highest quality. If I'm not the right fit, I am always happy to pass that project on to someone in my music community that is better for the job!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I know this may sound cliché, but it's true: no two days are alike! Every artist I work with is different, every song is different, and I love having a chance to create in different styles. That way it never gets stale, and the passion stays. I also just love to sing, so when I get a chance to record a song, it's really fun for me. I've recorded and written thousands of songs, and every song still feels like an exciting puzzle to solve and unfold, from the writing to the recording and arranging. There's a reason musicians choose this career path. No matter how hard it can get, you love what you do. That's a gift.