Migs

Topliner and songwriter

Migs on SoundBetter

I have written and produced with BMG Music Management Rights songwriter and producer Steve Malcomson. My work has landed on various major Spotify playlists including New Music Friday, INDIE WORLD and the LGBTQ+ Playlist. I work as a topliner and singer/songwriter. I provide a melody and lyrics for a producer's beat or instrumental track.

My name is Migs, I am London based signed independent artist with major label AWAL. As a topliner, I will provide a melody and lyrics for a producer's beat or instrumental track. We can work in sessions or I can work independently around the idea of your track. I am also a vocalist so you can use my vocals in your productions if you wish to - We can work on uncredited features as a buyout option. In my gig you can expect loads of fun in a very safe space environment. Bad ideas do not exist, only the way we use them. I believe in writing great music and crossing genres. The sole purpose of music should be to have fun and be creative.

- Reach out with the info of your project. We can discuss the ins and outs together
- I can create a narrative around your idea or whatever material you like to start with
- If you don't have an instrumental I can write one or use a royalty free sample as a starting point
- I won't do mixing work, I'll send you a rough version of the demo but I will not mix or master it
- Demos are for demonstrating purposes only, you can not use my voice on any post or release
- We can work on an uncredited feature where my name remains anonymous as a buyout option

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese

Interview with Migs

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

  2. A: I love my latest release Like a Flame. I wrote it, recorded it, produced it and mixed it. It was completely out of my field, I experimented a lot with lots of vocal layers and harmonies. I didn't expect anything from it and before release loads of my friends were unsure of it. I decided to stick to my gut and release it anyway - it was my first ever editorial playlist placement which was a really great surprise.

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

  4. A: I am working with a Swedish producer on an RNB song

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Yes, an excellent pianist I have been in contact with (haven't work with) but love their profile called Zeff.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both! Digital can have loads of flexibility and great analog emulations, but analog is analog

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

  10. A: I will be very respectful of what you're after and I will always do my best to make you love your song.

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

  12. A: I love meeting new people, I love that there is a story in everything - there are no rules, most it all, it's really fun to make music

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

  14. A: Usually how open I am to changing my ideas, which I am absolutely fine with. On one hand I value my work a lot and stick to my gut, on the other I am not precious at all about it and I don't mind mix matching my work and elevating it by adding value in letting other people mess around with it.

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

  16. A: That even though experience is the utmost value in music making, sometimes you find that the lack of it opens space to a very experimental approach that sometimes brings a lot of good ideas to the table.

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

  18. A: Always need to know the context, what is the song about, where did the idea come from, what are they feeling about what they want to write, what's the motive. I love to know the story behind the artist, even if it's not something to write about, I find value in creating a conversation in a safe space

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

  20. A: Even though they have a brief and they want to stick to it, it's good to keep an open minded mindset - know that we will deliver regardless.

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

  22. A: My laptop with logic in it, my interface, my shure sm7b, my midi keyboard and my headphones

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

  24. A: Not long at all. I am a graphic designer as well as a musician, I worked for The BRIT Awards and The Mercury Prize for a few years. That lead me into the music industry and so I've been making music for about 4 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Quite experimental

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

  28. A: There are so many but my current number 1 is Lorde, I love her album Solar Power. There are so many layers in her work, her writing style is very unique and I think I would learn a lot by working with her.

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

  30. A: I rely on this a lot - there are no rules and it's meant to be fun

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

  32. A: Pop music

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Writing and singing

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

  36. A: I like to think I bring the emotion in the writing and melody.

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

  38. A: For my personal work, I usually start my choosing a topic I'd like to write about. I then proceed with a song starter or a beat that I think resonates with what I want to say. After that I experiment with vocal melodies and write the lyrics on top of that. For other artists I am usually supplied an instrumental track or a beat to topline. I start by having a conversation with the artist and to be honest lots of the lyrics come out of that initial contact. I then write the song and think of the arrangement that best suits the message. It's a very collaborative process.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a home studio set up with Logic Pro X, a Shure SM7B/58. When needed I go into studio sessions with other musicians.

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

  42. A: I love Jack Antonnof, his work is incredible and he is capable of adapting to any artist's styles he works with. I also love Dave Hamelin and the work he did on 070 Shake's Modus Vivendi. Julia Michaels is another excellent songwriter in the pop scene, her lyrics are very conversational which I love.

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

  44. A: I mainly work on the songwriting idea. I write the lyrics and topline the song. I enjoy being in a conversation with the producer to work on the arrangement as well as it's a key part of the songwriting process.

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I was the singer and co-wrote the lyrics in this production

Terms Of Service

Please contact with details so I can estimate timings. You have a round of amends, any extra rounds would require an extra cost. Prices are maintaining my share of the work or you can buyout.

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  • Shure sm7b
  • Shure sm58
  • Logic Pro X
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