I'm a 22-year old Pop singer-songwriter with years of experience in the music industry despite my young age. I've released two original albums, the single from one was nominated for Best Pop Song at the American Songwriting Awards. I'm a classically trained pianist and hold a Master's Degree in Music Production from Berklee College of Music.
The turnaround for my demos is very quick. I create my own mix and the dry stems can be delivered with the last payment.
I have 5 years of experience writing, recording, and mixing my own songs. I can layer vocals and harmonies upon request, add tuning, and provide additional vocal arrangements.
The first half of the payment is non-refundable.
I would be honored to work on your track, contact me above and we can get started :)
Anja Kotar comes from the small central European nation of Slovenia and began training in dance and piano early on and she entered conservatory for piano and musical theatre when she moved to San Jose, California, at 14. It was there that she was finally able to truly immerse herself in another discipline she’d been working at for some time: vocal performance.
Her original pop songwriting took shape as NOMAD, her first full-length record. She relied on the generosity of fans through Kickstarter, eventually topping $20,000 for the project. The first single from the album was nominated for Best Pop Song at the American Songwriting Awards.
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Anja was great to work with and made sure everything was on time and ran smoothly even when I was delayed in my creative process. She turned around everything quickly, including fleshing out my poems into lyrics and her amazing vocals. She always made sure that everything is to the highest quality and I can't wait to release the song.
Anja is a wonderful talent and is a true professional! She communicated thoroughly and ensured everything was done accordingly. Anja took my song to the next level with her vocals - I am amazed and couldn't be more satisfied!
One of the most talented songwriters I've had the pleasure of working with, and also one of the nicest people you'll meet. Anja is professional, efficient, and understands the difference between a mediocre piece of songwriting and an incredible song. I love every session we've had together and all of the songs we've created dearly, and I would highly recommend you work with her.
Interview with Anja Kotar
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually receive a track from a producer or DJ and write the melody and lyrics based on it. I've also worked on projects where I co-wrote the song from scratch with the producer. In all cases, however, I am also the vocalist in the final recording.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: For songwriting, I absolutely love the work of Jon Bellon, Sigrid, Charli XCX, Alec Benjamin, The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, Janelle Monae, Michael Jackson, and Queen. My songwriting style is influenced by their lyrical and melody deliver. I like to think of my songs as Cliff's Notes: expressing complex ideas in a relatable and condensed matter, always making sure that depth and content aren't lost with straightforwardness. For my singing, I am hugely influenced by the likes of Jessie J, Adele, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and Barbra Streisand. While I have the ability to belt high notes and big ballads, I am very flexible with my style and can easily go between a power vocal or a more indie type style, if needed.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill are definitely my vocals. I absolutely love singing and am always learning and striving to be better.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'm most comfortable in writing and singing Pop, Indie Pop, Electro Pop, and EDM music. However, if you only need a vocal (without songwriting), I can also do musical theatre, jazz, folk, and singer-songwriter.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always let your work rest! I love doing long hours in the studio and finishing a song within a day, but I always give it time to digest and take shape in my mind after the session. I like to listen to the track in different environments, in different locations, and at different times of day to see how I respond to it. The wider its appeal, the better.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, a hard drive, the Rode NT1-A mic, the AKAI MPK Mini, and the Focusrite pre-amp.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have a very clear vision of what you are looking for. Ultimately, you want to find a vocalist/songwriter who will be a natural, easy fit for your production. Know exactly what you want, and you'll love the result.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on my own singles that I'll be releasing throughout 2019. I just recently put out my new song KIDS and its correlating video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qUD1VDkyfs