Tori Michelle

Top line vocals, songwriting

5 Reviews (1 Verified)
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Tori specializes in writing songs and top line vocals for other musicians. With quality equipment, she can create a great sound for the missing piece of your music. She's excited to collaborate with you!

Tori studied music at USC Thornton School of Music. For the past 5 years, she has been producing, writing and touring with local LA artists. She has garnered many TV licensing placements as well as written full length albums for clients.

Songwriting, Vocal Topliner - Tori can write or sing your top line and deliver a high quality, comped vocal. You can send her song concepts or rough lyrics and she can turn it in to a full written song. Genre is not a problem - she specializes in pop, folk, rock, and jazz. Tori works as a ghostwriter or featured artist while also pursuing her own personal music project called, Soft Streak.

She has written for and with many artists like Courtnie, Pat Reilly, and Katie Cunningham, and collaborated on singles as well as placed songs with brands such as Fossil Watches, Five Four clothing and TV Shows - like Trinkets, and the CW's Wonder Woman.

Vocal demo: $200 leads only, $350 with harmonies
Song Lyrics: $200

-2 Revisions are included during the writing/demo stage. Once a final version is established, I will record the song. Additional edits after recording are $50 each.
-If you wish to release the song with my vocals, we can discuss releases under an alias or uncredited. I will retain 50% publishing and 25% of the master.

I'm excited to work with you! Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.


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5 Reviews

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  1. Review by Patrick

    Have absolutely loved my time with Tori. She has a knack for unique Melodie’s akin to SZA, Erika de Casier, Ariana and all the true emotional pop R&B girls (I work specifically in that genre). Sexy, emotional, and vibey. Her breadth of music knowledge is comforting though so whatever you’re looking for she can tap into that sound. She’s in touch with the story you’re trying to tell and will bring a new spin that no one else is doing! Hire her!!

  2. Review by Sarah
    by Sarah

    Colton and Tori are very easy to work with and accommodating for any specific needs or requests you might have. They worked quickly to deliver the demos I needed and I was impressed by the turnaround time. They deliver a professional sound and I’m looking forward to working with them again!

  3. Review by EMILA
    by EMILA

    As a new solo artist, I was looking for producers offering music engineering, mixing/mastering, & tuning services. I knew the sound I wanted, but I had a limited scope in understanding music production. Tori & Colton worked tirelessly to make an amazing track for me. One EP later, I am still in awe of the work we have created. I credit them for helping me establish/refine my sound as a musician. They are extremely knowledgeable in their craft & have a passion for making amazing music with artists. I trust their musical expertise & I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future!

  4. Review by Justin
    by Justin

    Incredible. Colton and Tori are simply incredible. I had a dream of what I wanted my music to sound like, and they were able to bring it to life in a way that was even better than what I could’ve been imagined. They can be more than just studio partners, if you allow them to be (which you should), they are two creative musical geniuses that can add that extra something special to your track that you didn’t even know was missing. Run, don’t walk, toward this studio. You’ll be happy you did.

  5. Review by Patrick
    by Patrick

    I’ve been working with Tori and Colton for the past year now and they’ve been so helpful in crafting a sound I love. From the beginning of my musical journey they were the producers I went to because I trust their taste. Due to my newb status in the music industry, they’ve had to endure my ever changing mind and opinions about tracks, EP fodder, and life struggles. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else higher than these two! Tori is a queen of harmonies and melodic suggestions. Colton is the most flexible producer, giving great suggestions, but easily takes notes and critiques with finesse.

Interview with Tori Michelle

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

  2. A: Working on our new album for my band!

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

  4. A: Who are your influences and what do you want to sound like? What is the end goal? How can I help you achieve your goals?

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

  6. A: Be as clear and direct in proposal and what you're looking for in order for me to achieve the best results.

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

  8. A: I have been writing for people for 7 years after graduating from USC music school.

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

  10. A: I mostly work on Pop, Pop-urban and indie pop.

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

  12. A: Custom songwriting and topline melodies

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

  14. A: We loved working on Courtnie's EP - I Feel Like Color - I think collaborating on that project was a really wonderful experience and it brought out and utilized the best skills in each person involved. We did the production, mixing, mastering, and collaborated on songwriting and topline writing.

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

  16. A: guitar, keyboard, mic, computer, drums

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

  18. A: Lorde - her writing, production and creativity is unparalleled.

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

  20. A: If you are not happy with the initial project we'll do everything we can do make sure you are happy with the finished product!

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Our style is very groove focused, the music has to feel good with a present vocal on top!

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: We can listen to a song or demo and know what needs to be done to bring it to a professional level.

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

  26. A: Years of experience and hundreds of songs made, produced and recorded

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

  28. A: See what the client is looking for then try to realize it for them!

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: A fast computer, Adams a7x montoris, midi keyboard, a few analog synths, guitar, bass, Neumann u87 and Avalon 737.

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

  32. A: More complicated isn't always better.

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

  34. A: Max Martin, Robin Hannibal, Malay

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Terms Of Service

3-5 day turnaround unless discussed.

GenresSounds Like
  • Ariana Grande
  • Kehlani
  • Little Dragon
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann U87
  • Avalon 737
  • Pro Tools
  • Ableton
  • Nord Stage 3
  • Prophet-08
  • Fender Telecaster
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