Martina M

Songwriter|Pianist|Soundtracks

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Classically trained pianist evolved into topliner/songwriter, I write songs because I love to tell stories. Strongly inspired by literary works and specialized in Indie, Acoustic, Electro, Lo-fi. I'm committed to helping you bring your stories to life!

Music, art and storyteling are everything to me. I am available to write lyrics, write melodies, create a top-line for your instrumental, finish a song you can't quite seem to finalize, create demo or reference vocal tracks, and tune or comp existing vocals for your project.

I'm also available to record pro vocals for your project if you're looking for a soft, Billie Eilish type voice quality.
Please note that writing splits must be previously discussed.

I have also worked on soundtracks and adore anything from video-game music to movie OSTs. I studied classical orchestration and composition, as well as classical piano, and would be thrilled to work on your soundtrack!

As a classically trained pianist with a graduate degree from the Conservatory of Milan in piano performance, I am available to record professional piano tracks and compositions, both as stand-alone tracks or as a session pianist.

I have a network of amazing musicians and studio set-ups in Milan, so I am also able to handle large-scale projects and I'm happy to work remotely.

Send me a message to start a conversation with me; I want to make sure we're a good fit so let's have a nice chat first!

My work ethic is based on honesty and hard work to guarantee the highest level of professionalism and satisfaction! Click the "Contact" button to get in touch!

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

Interview with Martina M

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both! Why choose? Analog clearly offers some wonderful tools and in some cases is really hard to beat (analog compression, for example), but why sacrifice digital? Digital has opened creativity to everyone on a global scale, is cheaper, allows you to do incredible things even with limited space and budget and is just so portable. Extremes are never a good thing, I think both options have their pros and cons.

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

  4. A: My macbook, the Shure SM7, an interface (I have a few favourites - e.g. UA Arrow), a Zoom H4n and an electric piano which also doubles as midi keyboard (since I'm only allowed five). Of course, none of this would work without cables, but hey...it's all hypothetical right?

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Organized chaos.

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

  8. A: If you're producing at home, try to add at least one "real" instrument (read: not midi) into your mix; it will make the mix way more believable.

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

  10. A: Indie pop songs, Indie music, piano instrumentals.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: I am able to write melodies really easily. I'm also a stickler for detail, which means that I generally won't rest until the result is as good as I can possibly get.

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

  14. A: It depends what I'm doing, but generally my beginning is pure chaos. It's a mix of ideas, brainstorming and just random first drafts. I then go back and refine, but I don't like to plan beforehand because it just doesn't work for me. Eventually (trust me!) things come together.

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

  16. A: Generally I topline, write lyrics & melodies, and compose and record piano tracks.

  17. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  18. A: Both! Why choose? Analog clearly offers some wonderful tools and in some cases is really hard to beat (analog compression, for example), but why sacrifice digital? Digital has opened creativity to everyone on a global scale, is cheaper, allows you to do incredible things even with limited space and budget and is just so portable. Extremes are never a good thing, I think both options have their pros and cons.

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

  20. A: The Shure SM7, an interface (I have a few favourites, and in any case you can't make anything without one), a Zoom H4n and an electric piano which also doubles as midi keyboard (since I'm only allowed five!).

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Organized chaos.

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

  24. A: If you're producing at home, try to add at least one "real" instrument (read: not midi) into your mix; it will make the mix way more believable.

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

  26. A: Indie pop songs, Indie music, piano instrumentals.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: I am able to write melodies really easily. I'm also a stickler for detail, which means that I generally won't rest until the result is as good as I can possibly get.

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

  30. A: It depends what I'm doing, but generally my beginning is pure chaos. It's a mix of ideas, brainstorming and just random first drafts. I then go back and refine, but I don't like to plan beforehand because it just doesn't work for me. Eventually (trust me!) things come together.

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

  32. A: Generally I topline, write lyrics & melodies, and compose and record piano tracks.

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

  34. A: I bring the story! I love to really bring the story and the images to life, because more often than not, that's what we want in a song. I'm also great at creating catchy hooks.

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Terms Of Service

Currently on 1-3 week turnaround songwriting time. 50/50 writing split unless discussed otherwise. Max 1 revision at no additional charge. Fast delivery under 48 hours + $100.

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