Laci Mercede

Singer/Writer/Vocal Coach

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Worked professionally as a Singer/Songwriter in LA doing music for 10+ years. Wrote for many artists under Universal Music Group. Worked with artists like Common, Noah Neiman, Talin Silva, & Stevie Wonder. Written/sang songs for many Indie films in the film festival world. Guaranteed delivery of high quality audio/talent with fast turn around.

Hey! I'm Laci Mercede, I am an Artist, Singer, Songwriter, Session Vocalist, and Vocal Coach. Been working in the industry 10+ years songwriting, singing, recording & releasing songs. Meaning... I record high quality songs with a fast turn around. I find being young is my superpower, I have a fresh 21-year-old ear so my creativity really has no boundaries. I'm good at taking ideas and bringing them to life, following instructions, and delivering a high quality product fast.

Services:

1. TOP-LINE/LYRICS (general turn around time 1 week)
- Will write the full song, demo it and vocal produce it (doubles, harmonies & adlibs ARE included)
- 1 free revision, 2nd revision is $50, 3rd revision costs more
- Song not permitted to be released with my vocal unless negotiated beforehand

2. VOCAL DEMOS (general turn around time 3 days)
- Song must already be written
- Demos are for shopping purposes ONLY, to be shared via email with industry professionals.
- Vocal NOT permitted to be released on any platforms or posted anywhere
- If want vocal feature, must have permission to release & MUST split 50/50 ALL mechanicals & credit

3. VOCAL COACHING
- Message for pricing/appts

4. SESSION SINGING
- Song must be provided 24hrs prior

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

20 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Casuo Ishimine
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    Nice singer I'll work more times with her!

  2. Review by J R.
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    Laci nailed it on the first try! Highly professional.

  3. Review by Christian J.
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    It's great working with Laci, great artist!

  4. Review by Burnie S.
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    Lacie has that radio sound that songwriters and producers are looking for I am very pleased with her work
    Highly recommend her for your songs

  5. Review by Monduc V.
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    waou...great experience with such a creative and professional artist.amazing sound,amazing ideas...just awesome.a big big big thanx laci

  6. Review by Burnie S.
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    Lacie is super talented and consistent not to mention her ability to deliver radio Ready vocals. I plan on working with her on a lot of my songs check her out you won't be disappointed

  7. Review by Burnie S.
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    Lacie did an awesome job on my Christmas song "the Magic of Christmas " her interpretation was spot on and her voice fit the song like a glove I will be doing more projects with her for sure !

  8. Review by Varun M.
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    Laci has been a treat to work with! She was very responsive throughout the process and we turned around a great track in a very short span of time. Would definitely recommend Laci to any producer looking for great quality, industry standard vocals!

  9. Review by Lee J.
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    Very talented artist!!!!

  10. Review by Josh Howard
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    Laci is an amazing singer who is knowledgable about more then just that! Multi Talented and very professional, she has been great to work with every step of the way. What more could you ask for!

  11. Review by Ella M.
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    Laci is such a pleasure to work with. Really quick turn around time and she has such creative ideas. her sound and work ethic makes collaborating so much easier!

  12. Review by Gold Man Music
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    This girl can SING! She really delivers and sounds so good. What a joy to work with. She's got a great voice for Pop and R&B and gets things done. I will definitely work with her again.

  13. Review by Anthony B.
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    I started voice lessons with Laci just a few months ago and can feel such a difference in my performance and confidence already. She is very talented and really knows her stuff, anytime we work together we always have fun.

  14. Review by Savannah Rae
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    Laci made the songwriting process very easy and efficient. It is often intimidating writing with somebody, but she made it comfortable and we wrote something great in such a respectable amount of time. Laci also sang harmonies and backing vocals on a few of my songs. She is very diverse in her talents and caters to a wide range of music. Definitely recommend her!

  15. Review by SammyC
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    Laci Mercede is a multi-talented artist and voice teacher! I learned quite a lot about my voice during my vocal lesson with Laci and it was easy to understand Laci’s technique because she ordered my lesson to fit me, personally. She makes a point not to teach a “ One Size Fits All “ vocal class which made me very comfortable. I would definitely recommend Laci if you are seeking a vocal teacher!!

  16. Review by Whitney
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    Laci worked with me for a couple weeks and she was one of the biggest confidence boosters! It was so nice to get positive feedback from someone in the business. She is professional and straight to the point, but also laid back and understanding 😇

  17. Review by Alyssa Kennedy
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    Laci is an amazing singer and songwriter! She’s very talented and a great person to work with!

  18. Review by Sueanne Edan
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    Laci is an amazing talented singer and Vocal Coach. She has proven herself to be professional in her field. I have clients that are working with her that are totally impressed with the advance they had made in their singing career since they started coaching them. I would definitely refer Laci to anybody that is looking to build their vocal skills.

  19. Review by Shevyn Roberts
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    Laci is great! She’s understanding and reasonable. She’s a great vocal coach and artist! She’s the best!

  20. Review by Luke Mitchell
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    Laci is one of the gems in the industry. She is an amazing singer and an authentic artist. She is very versed in pop culture and her sensibility for lyrics and melody can't be learned. An amazing talent!

Interview with Laci Mercede

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

  2. A: To this day, I still fan girl about singing "Love's In Need of Love Today" with Stevie Wonder himself, at the Microsoft Theater for his "House Full of Toys" Benefit Concert.

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

  4. A: While working with my 30 weekly vocal coaching clients, I'm also doing a lot of songwriting gigs. I released a few songs with music videos on my Spotify/YouTube this year as well, under Laci Mercede. I have been focused on my project lately. I have an albums worth of unreleased songs so I am getting ready to release a lot of songs this year.

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

  6. A: You will receive what we agree on, I ain't the scam-y type. I work very hard and very efficiently. I'm on time, professional, and deliver at the highest quality. That's my own personal standard.

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

  8. A: I get to do music everyday for a living... that's a pretty rare thing to credibly say. I love that I even get to do it.

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

  10. A: I think people think music is easy. But it's a lot of hours in the studio diving into that specific songs world, which is hard to walk away from. However I love music so much that it doesn't feel draining at all, and I feel grateful to be apart.

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

  12. A: Shoot... I would just bring water. How could I bring gear to a place with no electricity? If I could have electricity though, I'd say a mic, interface, computer, speakers, and a midi controller.

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

  14. A: Moved to LA when I was 7. I was a child actor (shameless plug: check my IMDb) and started doing music when I was 11 as a fun thing to do. Started doing shows, releasing music, writing songs. Over time, I booked a lot of jobs, worked with a lot of people, and started working full time in music. Was signed to 3 different production deals, and decided to be independent. Been at this for 14 years now.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Modern and tasteful. Lots of soul and feels.

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

  18. A: Being a 21 year old girl, I feel this youthful feminine approach to writing, which I feel more songs need nowadays. I connect to every lyric so deeply and I sing every word so meaningfully. I take music serious. I will do what the song needs to be its fullest potential.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: I have a studio in my house in the valley of Los Angeles. I use Abelton Live 10 DAW with Yamaha HS8 speakers using an Apollo Twin MKII Interface. I have a Neumann u87 mic for all vocals/vocal production. I also have Yamaha s80 keyboard to write songs with. I also use all different types of third party and in-house plugins.

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

  22. A: I've always connected to SZA's, Frank Ocean's, Kehlani's, and Amy Winehouse's lyrics/songs. They make me feel something other artists can't.

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

  24. A: Songwriting/toplining, recording/singing, vocal coaching... a little bit of it all.

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

  26. A: I put my mind to the job that I agreed on and get it done in the artistic but correct way. Simple as that.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Singing, songwriting, and vocal production. I am confident in my taste with vocals and lyrics.

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

  30. A: R&B and Pop. But I write a lot for EDM DJ's as well. I'm familiar in those 3 genres the most.

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

  32. A: Don't overthink it. If it feels good, it's good. Stop caring about what "the industry" needs. Be a game changer.

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

  34. A: A dream collab would be with SZA, Kanye West, Mark Ronson. They're all geniuses. I would love to feel the energy in that room. But also getting to pick apart Frank Oceans brain would be life changing.

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

  36. A: All I ask is that you are clear with what you want from the get-go so we can get a finished product faster, and so it makes it easier for me to understand so I can deliver better for you. If you know what you want, I can know what you want, and everything will go smoothly.

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

  38. A: I just make sure that we are both clear in our agreement before moving forward so that when its time to do the job, everyone's on the same page.

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

  40. A: They normally ask for stems lol. And I say "here ya go" after I deliver them organized.

  41. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  42. A: Digital. You can either sing and write songs or you can't.

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

  44. A: Luke Mitchell, by far. If you need a male vocalist, a producer, a mixing engineer or literally anything... he's the sound master. I'd recommend him to everyone.

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Terms Of Service

1 free revision, 2nd revision is $50, 3rd revision costs more depending on project/time requirement.

GenresSounds Like
  • SZA
  • Kehlani
  • Ariana Grande
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann U87 microphone
  • Abelton Live 10 Suite DAW
  • UAD Apollo Twin Quad-Core interface
  • Yamaha HS8 speakers
  • MASCHINE Studio
  • Arturia Minilab
  • Yamaha s80 Keyboard
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  • INTERVIEW with 103.6 THE BEAT LondonMar 22, 2019

    Listen to full interview below talking about upcoming music, sessions internationally, working in a competitive male-dominant industry as a young 20 year old woman, and the importance of taking time off to constantly & consistently re-discover the love for music.

    https://www.mixcloud.com/TheBeat1036fm/thequietstorm-newquietstorm-sirghost-interview-with-officiallylaci-17319-11pm-1am-6pm-est/