Claire Dodin

French/English Singer Lyricist

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Hi, I'm an award winning singer songwriter (Telly award 2022, Accolade 2022, Paris Film award 2022, WRPN award 2022 ...) . I started in musical theater on stage before moving to studio singing. I specialized in children's content, film, series and video game soundtracks. I'm native French; I sing and write in both English and French.

My main credits are:

* Alice and other singing in The High Meows (English and French versions) - Telly Award winning performance.
* Singer (Mummy shark and many other characters) and musical director for Pinkfong's official French channel .
* Singing voice of Charlie in Baby Alive (French version)
* Singing voice in Elf's pets (French version, Netflix)
* Singing voice in Hatchimals (French version, Netflix)
* Session singing for various radio jingles and TV commercials


* Vocals 
/ background vocals
* Lyrics

* Full Topline (melodies + lyrics)
* Melodies
* French translation/adaptation and recording (full roster of French singers if you need localization with multiple voices)
* If needed my trusted team can handle full production (Specialty: Kid's animation):
Sound design, Composing, Tuning, Mastering and Mix and even story board, character design, animation...

Musical style: Children, jazz, musical theater, pop, folk
Range: mezzo-soprano

What you'll need to send me:

• Your instrumental track
• Melody/harmonies reference track(s)
• Lyrics (unless you want me to write them)

The price will depend on the amount of work required and usage, a commercial will cost more than a song for an independent artist.
For collaborations, I retain 50% of songs I co-write unless we negotiate otherwise.
Contact me and let's talk about your project!

Send me a note through the contact button above.


  • English
  • French

Interview with Claire Dodin

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

  2. A: I'm very proud of my work on The High Meows as I created the show; I also write and record the songs (with guest composers and artists).

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Currently working on the meowsical series "The High Meows", writing songs, singing and being musical director (on going). I'm also producing, musical directing and singing on Pinkfong songs (on going) for their official Youtube channel, we celebrated 150 songs for them last October.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: I will do everything I can to make you really happy about the result.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: I just love singing, I forget about time or anything else when I sing.

  9. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  10. A: Can I do children voices? The answer is yes. Turn around time? It depends on my current work load and the amount to record. I'm usually pretty fast. For a fairly simple children song with a few harmony tracks, 24h/48h is usually enough.

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

  12. A: People may think that I'm expensive because of the body of work and awards I have, but I'm mostly motivated by music and creativity, money is not the primary motivator for me so if I feel that I am a good fit for you I will work with you on what ever budget you can afford.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: What is your song about? What do you want to say? What is the purpose of the song?

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

  16. A: Listen to my voice sample and check that my singing style is the right fit for your song. My style is very clean/ musical theater. If you are looking for R&B or pop embellissements I'm not right for you, but if you need a powerful message to come across or if storytelling is an important part of your song then I can deliver something great.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: I would prefer to take a few books, I can make music with things around me, I don't need gear.

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

  20. A: I've been in the business for over twenty years, starting in musical theater on stage then I moved on to TV and film with voice work (spoken and singing), mostly for animation.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: My style is at the same time playful and intense, clear vocals.

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: I would love to work with Sutton Foster, Lea Salonga, Bernadette Peters because they are such incredible performers with outstanding voices.

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

  26. A: Don't try to please everyone or the result will end up being bland, be true to yourself and trust in your vision, only follow advise that feels right for you and does not betray your artistic vision.

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

  28. A: Children's music, musical theater, jazz

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: My strongest skill is within the musical theater range, character driven songs.

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: I bring my creativity and storytelling. I come from a musical theater background, I like songs with purpose that tell stories.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: For singing: You send me your music/lyrics and a vocal guide and I send you back tracks tuned and cleaned. For lyrics/Melody: You either send me your music and tell me what you'd like the song to be about and I'll send you back lyrics and vocal guide. Or, you tell me what kind of song you want and I'll send you lyrics and rough melody for you to write arrangements.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I own a professional recording studio in LA with custom built double wall booth and Neumann microphone.

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: I'm a huge fan of Steven Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown and John Williams

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

  40. A: Voices for animation (children, animals, creatures and sometimes adult humans)

Claire Dodin_Singing samples in French and English

I was the singer in this production

Terms Of Service

- 1 free revision/project (a handful of small changes), additional revisions start at $50

- No refunds

Gear Highlights
  • Neuman TLM 103
  • Double wall custom booth
  • Clarett 8pre
  • Protools/Adobe Audition/Izotope RX6 pro
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  • Happy Purrsday song wins Telly award 2022Nov 18, 2022

    Claire Dodin wins a Bronze Telly Award for her song Happy Purrsday

    Happy Purrsday was written by Claire Dodin and Reuven Herman and is performed by Claire Dodin

  • Count to 4 - Award WinnerNov 18, 2022

    October 2022: Count to 4 wins * Best Original Song * at The Paris Film Festival

    Lyrics by Claire Dodin, Music by Rogerio Maudonnet

    Performed by Claire Dodin and Hudsen Schuchart (Tiger)