Maddy S.

Vocalist/Songwriter/Topliner

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Award winning Multi-genre Songwriter / Topliner / Vocalist / Vocal Producer; 300 Million Streams, Songs on Spotify's New Music Friday, Fresh Finds, Wild Country, Christmas Pop; Songwriting Credits include Powfu, Sara Kays, Wrabel, Haley Joelle, Laura Marano, Nurko, Morat, Eric Nam, VIVIZ, TAEMIN, Drax Project, etc.

I have over 10 years of experience as a songwriter / topliner, vocalist, and vocal producer across multiple genres. My songs have been released by several major label artists and have racked up over 400 Million streams. As a full-time professional songwriter in LA, I work with many artists, writers and producers (at companies like UMPG, BMG, Hipgnosis, Prescription Songs, Big Machine, APG, Capitol etc) on a regular basis, so I bring a high level of expertise and a diverse skillset to every project.

I primarily write and sing Pop music, Pop-R&B, and contemporary Country, but I'm very versatile and have experience in many other genres including EDM/Dance, Progressive House, Latin-Pop, and K-Pop.

SERVICES I OFFER:
- Vocals (includes lead vocals, doubles, harmonies, adlibs - comped & tuned)
- Songwriting
- Toplining (writing the melody & lyrics over your track, and recording vocals)
- Spanish Vocals

Rates vary depending on the project, but vocals start at $400

1 Free Revision is included. Thereafter, $75/Revision.
*A revision is defined as a few small edits, not a re-do / re-recording

You can pay half upfront and half upon delivery. The 50% deposit is nonrefundable due to the work put in

Turnaround time ranges between 1-3 weeks depending on my availability and workload.

Thanks for checking out my page! I can't wait to help you achieve your vision! :)

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

82 Reviews - 21 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Joe F.
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    Maddy is AMAZING! She not only crushed a home run her first time at bat, but she went above and beyond and delivered some killer ad libs! I intend to work with Maddy again.

  2. Review by Rob K.
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    Once again, Maddy did an awesome job with her vocals. I was a bit unsure about my song because the vocal demo I sang wasn't great. But she turned a 4 into a 10. Maddy's amazing.

  3. Review by Rob K.
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    Maddy did an absolutely amazing job with her vocals. Great performances, style, and sound quality. Awesome!

  4. Review by Gabriele Piscanec
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    Working with Maddy has been a real pleasure: she is highly professional, friendly, extremely talented and has an absolutely graceful and stunning voice.
    I commissed her 3 songs and she realized everything I asked her within the deadline.
    Her approach to the job is full and deep, caring about the very little details.
    Her ad-libs are just amazing: they add magic to the songs.
    She puts her soul into what she does.

  5. Review by Teddy TD
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    Delivers really good and emotional vocals and lyrics, really recommended!

  6. Review by Lucas C.
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    Amazing singer, brilliant lyricist, great to work with, one of the best I’ve worked with!

  7. Review by Andrew Smolin
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    great communication, quick turnaround, good price, and most importantly, quality and catchy vocals!

  8. Review by Kai
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    It's a pleasure working with Maddy - professional, fast delivery, great communication, and most of all - she is such a talented singer. I'm excited to have her on this new track of mine, and I look forward to working with her again in the near future.

  9. Review by Simon B.
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    Really professional. Great quality of vocals and fast delivery!

  10. Review by Erica F.
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    Maddy is awesome. She is very friendly, professional, and has an amazing voice. She completed my project before the deadline, and I am so happy with what I received. I can't wait to work with her again.

  11. Review by James R.
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    Maddy is an extremely talented vocalist and songwriter, and a pleasure to work with. Her work elevated my production and her turn around time was exactly what I needed. I would highly recommend Maddy and hope to work with her again in the future!

  12. Review by Thomas K
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    Super sweet vocals, beautiful sound, hits you in the feels as well!

  13. Review by Chris K.
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    Quick, professional, nailed it on the first try.
    Would definitely work with Maddy again!
    Exactly what we were looking for.

  14. Review by ML
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    Love working with Maddy, she always delivers great results!

  15. Review by Andy D.
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    Wonderful first project together. Maddy really is the best. Looking forward to working together again soon.

  16. Review by Kalis B.
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    Maddy does consistently a great job, and does it fast and well! Excellent harmonizing and top lining!

  17. Review by Lucas C.
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    Maddy's got a brilliant voice & knows how to use it. She's great at using her initiative melodically & harmonically, super easy to work with & committed to getting the job done right!

  18. Review by Ryan M.
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    Maddy delivered a fantastically written topline and vocal recording within the deadline we determined. She brought my track to life and capture my vision perfectly. I'm glad I chose to go with Maddy over other vocalists I was considering. She is well worth her fee! Will definitely work with her again.

  19. Review by Herb Z.
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    really amazing, incredible voice, nailed creating all the melodies and vibe on first try which is rare, sounds amazing! looking forward to more

  20. Review by Kalis B.
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    Maddy has a lot of talent and is a pleasure to work with. I was surprised at the quality of the stems! Would recommend! Thanks Maddy

    - Kalis

Interview with Maddy S.

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

  2. A: I'm a full-time songwriter in LA. Currently I'm doing a lot of writing sessions with artists and producers in the LA scene. I have a bunch of songs coming out this year that I'm excited about! I'm also doing a lot of toplining and vocals in the K-Pop space and Sync as well!

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

  4. A: Clients often ask me how long it will take me to complete the project and my answer is between 1-3 weeks depending on my availability. They also usually ask me what I need from them, and I always ask for: the track as a .wav file preferably, the tempo and key of the track, and any specific references or ideas that they have!

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

  6. A: Sometimes people reach out to me for 'vocals' for their track, but what they're really asking for is songwriting *and* vocals. I think there's a misconception around how much talent/skill, work, and energy it takes to write a topline (melody & lyrics). It's much more time consuming than just recording a vocal. Writing is a completely different skill than singing. So I think it's good if people keep that in mind when it comes to fair compensation for that service. Songwriting/ toplining will always cost more than just vocals, because there's a lot more work and expertise that goes into it - and if it's a full buy-out, you're paying for intellectual property.

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

  8. A: It depends on the project but if it's a topline + vocals for example, I start by listening to your track a few times just to get familiar with it. Then I start coming up with melody ideas, and I also look through my lyric concept ideas to find a concept/title that matches the feeling of the track. I usually write the chorus at this point, and once I have something really strong and catchy, I move on to the verses. Once the whole topline is written, I then record the lead vocal (on Pro Tools). Then I comp (edit) the lead vocal. When I have a solid lead vocal, I start recording doubles and harmonies, then adlibs. The final step is editing and mixing everything, and then I bounce a reference mix for my client to listen to! After that, if my client is happy with the song, I'll bounce stems for delivery! :)

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

  10. A: The variety of writing & singing all kinds of songs across many genres!! I have a lot of fun switching it up.

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

  12. A: I started singing and working with a vocal coach when I was about 10 years old, but I started playing the guitar and songwriting when I was 13. I wanted to be a Country/Pop artist. I performed at several festivals like Canadian Music Week, had some of my songs on radio, was on a national TV show in Canada, and by the time I was 17 I released my first album as well as several singles. But a few years later I started traveling to Nashville frequently and realized that my true passion was songwriting, and that I wanted to just focus on that. That's when I started co-writing a lot, and meeting with several music publishers. I finally moved to Nashville in 2017 to pursue songwriting full-time. I spent 3.5 years there writing and working on my craft, and then I moved to LA in 2020!

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

  14. A: Some of my biggest influences include Kehlani, Ellie Goulding, Rosalia, SZA, Alison Krauss, Kacey Musgraves, Emily Warren and Ali Tamposi.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: My strongest skill is coming up with catchy melodies & unique lyric concepts.

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

  18. A: It depends on what the project is. If they're wanting me to sing a vocal, or write a top-line, I may ask for references (i.e. songs that have a similar vibe to what they're going for). I try to get as many details and as much direction as possible so that I can really help achieve their vision.

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

  20. A: Be detailed about what you're looking for. The more direction you give me, the more I'll be able to help you achieve your vision.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Musically, I tend to lean towards Pop/R&B, but when it comes to lyrics, I'm all about story-telling and painting a picture (which is more typical in the Country and Singer/Songwriter genres).

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

  24. A: Pop, R&B, Country/Pop, K-Pop, Dance/House. I'm pretty all over the map!

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

  26. A: I bring creativity, passion, interesting melodies, and my soft/sweet sounding voice. I'm all about interesting hooks that say things in a new way.

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

  28. A: The most common type of work I do for my clients is top-lining, writing lyrics, and recording vocals.

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Turnaround time is between 1 - 3 weeks depending on my availability and current workload. 1 Free Revision, thereafter $75/Revision (a revision is defined as a few small edits/tweaks)

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