Cris Hodges

Singer & Topline Specialist

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Committed, creative and VERSATILE. As a singer of many voices, each song I record is a personal experience for me. I enjoy helping talented songwriters through the struggles of creating lyrics and melodies, then providing a passionate voice to polish the songs to perfection. Credits are Paramount Music and a licensing deal through 411 Music Group.

I became an online session singer in response to a high demand for professional, creative and dedicated musicians around the world. I have the honor of writing for several music licensing companies and movie production companies here in LA, and my goal is to offer my expertise to the rest of the world through online recording and topline. As the music industry continues to change, more and more songwriters and artists are now finding a platform to write, record, perform and be heard. What some considered to be the end of the industry has now revealed itself to be a gift to artists who would have never been discovered had the status quo never changed. This change has also created a high demand for professional musicians. In addition, the internet has allowed for unlimited creative possibilities, connecting musicians across the globe.

I can adapt to any scenario you need. From EDM to hard rock to country to pop, I will find the voice your song deserves and create an amazing experience through the recording process and beyond. I thrive on creating topline for artists with songs but struggle with lyrics and melodies. I enjoy understanding what the songwriter is trying to communicate and putting that into words to make the song complete. Let's not just write another song, let's create an experience.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Languages

  • English

446 Reviews - 55 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by john o.
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    Cris always puts his heart and soul into our songs.His creative talent always amaze my brother and me. If you want a master of music, we recommend Cris for your songs. You will be very happy with the results. Thanks for another great song -The Twins

  2. Review by Jacobo G.
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    Excellent as always- or actually even better, if possible -this is the 4th track with Cris ; )

  3. Review by Andrew G.
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    Cris is an incredible talent and so great to work with!

  4. Review by john o.
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    Cris has done about twenty songs for us. We value and appreciate his musical talents. He has a passion for making beautiful songs. It is really special to see him in action. His work is done above the stars and it shows in our songs. Thanks-The Twins

  5. Review by Tomasz
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    Cris is amazing, I'm so glad I could do this song with him, it turned out great

  6. Review by Chris Manning
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    Another great song written with Cris!! His vocal style, sense of melody and hooks are second to none. He is also a great guy to work with. Highly recommended!!

  7. Review by john o.
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    Hi Cris- another amazing job-The Instrumental and vocals spot on with the lyrics- The love song has the attitude we were looking for. Highly recommend Cris for your music. He knows how to bring out the best in our songs. And he has done plenty of them for us. Thanks-The twins

  8. Review by Gutcheck Music
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    Chris is an incredible artist - he did a wonderful job!

  9. Review by john o.
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    Cris knows how to put the right touches on our songs. Always something different with each song to make them special in their own unique way. And that's why we chose Cris to do many of our songs Thanks Cris-The Twins

  10. Review by john o.
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    Cris just keeps on making great songs for us-One after another. He is a special talent that we appreciate so much. Cris has a heart and soul for making beautiful music. Highly recommend Cris for your musical adventures. It will be a fun and enjoyable experience you will never forget. Thanks Cris-The Twins

  11. Review by Jacobo G.
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    3rd song working with Cris - great job as always!

  12. Review by john o.
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    Cris is our GUY-Great Understanding "You" Music wouldn't be the same without him. He connects with every song we send. And we have sent him a library of songs. Thanks Cris for making each one special in their own way. Highly recommend Cris's expertise for making excellent songs-The Twins

  13. Review by Chris Manning
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    Another great song written with Cris Hodges. He is simply the best and very nice to work with!!

  14. Review by john o.
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    Love what Cris does to our songs. Always something new and exciting. He makes making music fun. His creativity is off the charts.And so is his dedication and determination to bring out the best in our songs. Highly recommend Cris for your songs. He always makes them special. Thanks-The Twins

  15. Review by Jacobo G.
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    Second song with Cris - he is just fantastic!!!

  16. Review by john o.
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    Cris-We thank you for another home run song. Your creativity is off the charts. It shows in every song you do for us. We couldn't be happier in how you bring our songs to life. You make it so much fun that we keep coming back to you one song after another. Highly recommend Cris for your songs. He is simply "AMAZING"-The Twins

  17. Review by Rob Banks
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    Another home run from Cris. Thanks again!!

  18. Review by john o.
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    Cris is our designated hitter. Always comes out with the right touches-harmonies ,vocals, instrumentals and lyrics. He knows how to hit home runs with our songs. Highly recommend Cris for your songs. He simply an amazing artist that will make your songs special. Thanks-The Twins

  19. Review by Chris M.
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    Another great song from Cris. He is a hit maker producing memorable hooks and amazing vocals and harmonies. I have been writing with Cris for several years now and I will continue to do so. Highly recommended!

  20. Review by john o.
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    Cris is so amazing in how he approaches our songs. Always with a delightful surprise. He knows how to think outside the musical box in making our lyrics better. If you want a pro that's committed to making music, Cris is your go to guy! Thanks Cris for your dedication and determination with our songs. The Twins

Interview with Cris Hodges

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

  2. A: Several AMAZING artists and bands that will soon hit the airwaves!

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

  4. A: I will first build a relationship with new clients, learn what they want and deliver. It's that easy. I'm in this for the long haul, not just 1 song and done.

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

  6. A: Who are your inspirations? Tell me about what you were thinking when you recorded this? What do you want to do with this music? How can I WIN with you? How can I lose with you?

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

  8. A: I have been a professional musician for at over 10 years and loving every bit of it.

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

  10. A: After we begin the process, I'll hear what the songwriter wants to communicate in their music. Typically we're listening to vocal references and just getting to know each other. I'll find the passion, attitude and mood of what the vocals should be communicating, then transfer what's in my head into a sample for us to consider.

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

  12. A: My inspirations range from BB King to Lady Gaga, from Led Zeppelin to The Weeknd. And everything in between.

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

  14. A: Most of the time songwriters will have ideas of melody and/or lyrics but haven't landed on anything they're satisfied with yet. When I come in and begin working on a song, I'll find the passion, attitude and mood of what the vocals should be communicating, then transfer what's in my head into a sample for us to consider. This is an incredibly successful way that I help create top line for songwriters.

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

  16. A: I like hearing music from all around the world and adding my flavor to it. It's a unique time in this world where we can do that.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: My strongest skill is being able to LISTEN to what the clients want, and combining that with my interpretation of their intentions.

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

  20. A: Communication and relationship is key. Let's build that first, the rest can come after.

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

  22. A: Take chances. Record like no one is listening. Your true self will transpire.

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

  24. A: Rock, Pop, Country, Americana and everything in between.

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

  26. A: Passion, experience and professionalism.

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2 revisions free (unless major). Typical turn-around time is 3-6 days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Adam Levine
  • Chester Bennington
  • Sam Smith
Gear Highlights
  • Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre
  • AT 4033a Condenser Mic
  • Rhode K2 Condenser Mic
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  • Singer Chris Hodges featured on Los Angeles news KTLAOct 23, 2018

    https://youtu.be/eVWKb_eMwJI