Heyo! I have 5 years of vocal lessons in Nashville on Music Row under my belt - as well as 10 years of singing and playing gigs. I am looking to get into toplining melody, singing on demos, and vocal comping. Will be building up my portfolio here soon with my own recordings. instagram: @alirenae to see some covers on my feed until then!
I can offer
Topline (vocal melody and/or lyrics)
I am very detail oriented and an avid collaborator in music and songwriting. I've learned to bring a high quality dynamic to a song since moving to Nashville. Can't wait to work with you!
Ownership/Publishing is on a project by project basis, open to anything currently!
3 free revisions are included for each song. Payment requires half upfront and half when finished and satisfied with product.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Ali
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A little bit singer/songwriter with an Americana & Roots element
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: This past year I got to edit an album teaser video together for Thomas Rhett. I took a dubstep inspired song and mixed in footage the production company I work for shot, and I sort of made a teaser for the album that was uber cinematic, hype-inducing, and energetic. I got to really shake up and remix the music to go along with it. It was really exciting to do. It also made his Instagram!!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: currently working on my own songwriting, demo-ing those songs, as well as a hype intro video for a touring artist!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes! Frank Maroney + Michael McQuaid
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! I love a chance to record analog, there's obviously an essence it has that digital doesn't, and vice versa.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to collaborate to work towards the best product that can be created. None of this is monotone work to me, I take everything seriously, make it fun, and deliver on time.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like that there's a lot of free reign control over what gets created, but at the same time there can be a lot of cooks in the kitchen.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customers usually ask with verbage that is not industry lingo, so interperetting that is always fun, but I usually can translate their intentions.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it doesn't pay.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How quickly does this need to be done? What are your goals for the finished product? Where is this going to be placed/used for? Do you have any examples or references for what you would like the end product to be like?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Know what you want the end product to be!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: guitar, grand piano, unlimited data and battery recording device (or solar powered) that could communicate with the world, loop machine, reverb fx pedal
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path has been a winding twisting one that has always been centered around the creation of musically inclined content. I started off playing piano, guitar, and violin throughout my childhood, and picked up singing once I got to high school. I sort of made music my second gig for awhile while I went to get a degree from a Fine Arts college for Film Production. I graduated with a film degree and have been shooting and editing video content since then, while slowly building my song catalog as a writer.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Ryan Tedder, he is a force that has inspired my songwriting in many ways, as well is a successful entity that I aspire to be like one day.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: be able to take a step back with your ears and listen to what you're working on as a whole. Don't get too caught up in the minute amount of compression you're putting on the bass drum right before the chorus kicks in.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: singer/songwriter, pop, & country
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is attention to detail/finessing a final product
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can always bring a fresh idea to a song, but I am really great at building on and enhancing an idea that's already there.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sara Bareilles, Patty Griffin, Lori McKenna, The Lumineers, Ryan Tedder, Ross Golan, Charlie Puth, Julia Michaels
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Post Production Video & Sound Editing, Music Mixing & Editing, Vocal Comping, Creating soundscapes, vocals on demos