Alessia Labate

Songwriter with a pop soul

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I'm a 21-year-old Milan-based singer/songwriter, topliner, pop producer and musician. I have a pop and soulful voice, I enjoy pretty much every genre and I can record high quality vocals at home and do all the editing myself.

M Y S K I L L S
- Songwriting: I can write a whole song from scratch or only write melody/lyrics. I also enjoy improving existing songs.
- Recording: I can record vocals and do all the comping, editing and tuning: I maily use melodyne, Wave's autotune, Revoice and RX. At home I use an Aston Spirit Microphone plugged into a Tascam US 2x2 and I also have access to professional recording studios.
- Production: I can produce demos and I prefer Ableton 10 to do that. I can mix vocals and acoustic guitars, I can premix my arrangement.
- Instruments: I play acoustic guitar (strummed), basic piano (just for songwriting purposes).

G E N R E
I'm more likely to work on POP and EDM music as Topliner, but I really enjoy challenges and trying new stuff. Folk/Contry is also something I can see myself into, RnB stuff too, but Pop is what makes me shine since I give a pop touch to anything.

BIO
Spinnup wrote a beautiful article about me telling my story, read in here: https://spinnup.com/dk/blog/introducing-alessia-labate/
In January 2019 the world saw my first releases, including my first single Black Soul, a collab with SimonSays and SPLENDORE, top italian producers.

Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.

Credits

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    Interview with Alessia Labate

    1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

    2. A: My home studio setup is not the best in this world, but it works really well for writing melodies and recording raw demos. I own a tascam US 2x2, an Aston Spirit Mic, AKG perception 120 mic, a set of AKG K271 MKII headphones, a ROLI seablock and a KORG minikey keyboard. My computer is a hp custom made pc. Everytime I have spare money I invest them in upgrading my setup

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

    4. A: Working on my project with my mentor and producer introduced me to the world of music production and arrengement. We did the whole production together, I started building my vision and my skills. You can find few tracks in my soundcloud set link (they're still unreleased)

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

    6. A: My project and I'm working with few amazing producers

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

    8. A: I just signed up, I'm sorry

    9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

    10. A: Both. Analog is warmer, digital is more defined.

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

    12. A: A good quality job that makes both of us happy and satisfied

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

    14. A: The wider the emotions, the better the songs. I can be creative, free, ispiring, positive but being able to adress and process bad feelings and experiences too. I love the possibility to work everywhere and whenever I want.

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

    16. A: What's my gear, how long I need to finish a track (it depends on deadlines and on the song itself), how I learned English (through school, analyzing lyrics and few experiences abroad).

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

    18. A: I try to make unique melodies still keeping it trendy and pop but sometimes it's not appreciated. When clients give me references I try to preserve the main features of the melody/lyrics they like but I give my personal touch.

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

    20. A: I ask for the information they do not give me.

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

    22. A: Choose a provider who is able to meet your expectations.

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

    24. A: Computer, a headphones set, a guitar, ROLI seaboard, and a USB microphone

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

    26. A: I started 9 years ago doing an italian tv talent show, I played many gigs all over Italy, at 17 I did The Voice of Italy, at 18 I did a songwriting school and started producing. I've been working for other people for almost 2 years.

    27. Q: How would you describe your style?

    28. A: Pop, delicate and edgy.

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

    30. A: My dream artist is Tove Lo.

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

    32. A: Work with the good stuff you already have.

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

    34. A: Pop, EDM, Future Pop, Future Bass, Synth Pop.

    35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

    36. A: Vocal skills and melodies.

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

    38. A: a pop, girly, honest and intimate touch.

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

    40. A: Before sitting at the computer I need the client to tell me what he/she wants in the most precise way possible. When the creative process starts I open a blank Ableton project and start singing and recording in loop slowly building the melody. I send a draft melody to the client, if he likes it I do some more work on and then I start writing the lyrics. I like working step by step and have feedbacks from the client to make sure I'm doing what it takes to meet the client's expectation.

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

    42. A: They inspire me to get better and better every time I do something new, I learn really fast and I try to learn as much as I can from every pro that I meet.

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

    44. A: I usually am hired as topliner: I write the topline melody, the lyrics, I perform the song and I do my own vocal tuning and harmony arrangement. I also do a basic vocal mixing.

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    I was the Vocalist, Topliner, Vocal Editor in this production

    Terms Of Service

    I like to work step by step. I deliver full toplines in 2 to 3 weeks. I ask for at least 25% of backend performance royalties. My name must not appear as artist or feature. Please be clear.

    Gear Highlights
    • Tascam US 2x2
    • Aston Spirit Mic
    • AKG K271 MKII
    • Ableton Live 10
    • iLoud
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