Hey! I'm a singer, songwriter & pianist previously signed to Sony/ATV. Credits: Lukas Graham, Ed Sheeran, MusExpo and many more. My voice sounds young and soulful. I specialize in pop, soul, R’n’B and EDM and can provide a topline with English or German lyrics for your song.
I am a professional musician based in Germany and have gained lots of experience over the years, since first working in the business at a young age. I went from singing in the children’s choir of the local opera to releasing my own pop-album (english lyrics), from being a hotel-bar entertainer, to toplining for tv-advertisement music.
Now I am offering my services online for you to hire. With my abilities as a singer, songwriter and lyricist I want to help you finish your song and bring it to the next level. If your ballad is in need for a heartfelt piano track, I can also record that for you.
Since I am new to Soundbetter, I am offering you a 30% discount, if you are willing to leave me a review.
I’d be happy to hear from you. Thank you for visiting my page!
Terms and conditions:
2 free revision sessions before final recording of the vocals
I will keep 50% publishing of songs and toplines I write for you from scratch
I will keep 25% publishing of songs which you started and I finish for you
My name will not appear as a feature
Average turn-around time is 4-7 business days
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
5 ReviewsEndorse Mareike
Total klasse Song den Mareike da für mich geschrieben hat.. ging total zugig und unkompliziert über die Bühne., vielen vielen Dank dafür meine liebe Mareike..
Fantastic lyrics, great communication and very professional. Looking forward to work again with Mareike!
Awesome singer with a unique and beautiful voice. I've worked on multiple projects with Mareike and as a singer and songwriter she always provides top quality. She listens attentively to the briefs and has a great feeling for what the song needs.
The cooperation with Mareike was on the highest level and she implemented exactly our ideas in the project. We can recommend Mareike without any restrictions!
Mareike is an incredible songwriter and vocalists. Great with communication and very quick! She delivers top quality vocals with ease. Very professional! Highly recommend working with her on your next project!
Interview with Mareike
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, for example Mickey Shiloh and Breana Marin. Both amazing songwriters!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I last participated in a songwriting camp where I wrote and recorded 20 complete songs in a month, all remotely. For me, that was an extreme experience I will not forget and am proud of all the tracks that came out of it.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mostly my own artist project.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love to be able to work digitally, because it gives you so much freedom to record anywhere you want.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I'll always deliver to the best of my ability.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I am able to work remotely with anyone in the world and get to make music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I could finish their song for them. My answer is usually yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That musicians are dreamers and alcoholics who don't work hard but sleep long hours and then complain about their financial situation.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: If they could please provide any and all info that could be useful for me, so I can get as close to their expectations as possible.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: To not overthink it and trust the quality of the demos you hear. Everyone wants a good review so no one is going to let you down.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Assuming there'd be power supply on the island, I'd take a Nordstage electric piano, mic, Mac-book pro, head-phones and interface.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing music professionally for about 15 years. During that time I have done anything from playing small clubs, weddings and huge festivals, to teaching and singing for commercials.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soft, soulful and emotional.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sia, because I would like to watch how she works and thinks while writing.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I would say, less is more in terms of instruments in the arrangement and weird quirky elements really make a song stand out.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything that's not too aggressive, pumped or loud. I like to let my voice be relaxed while recording, so if I feel like I need to fight against the instrumental to be heard, than it's not for me.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say melodies and quick turnaround times.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My unique voice and soulful yet mainstream hooks.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually am most creative in the first half of the day. When writing to a backing track, I will listen to it multiple times, to make sure I get the structure, chords and instrumental hooks of the track. Then I start to improvise to it, singing into my phone's voice memo with random words. After that, I go back to parts I liked and see how they could make sense together and if there are some pieces of lyrics which I want to use. From then on it's like a jigsaw puzzle that you need to put together, until you have a complete topline. Last would be to professionally record the lead- and background-vocals. Afternoons are for editing the recordings and sending them over to clients.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: As of last summer, I have a small sound-proof studio-room close to my home, which I work at. It includes a grand-piano and my recording set-up. I work with Logic X Pro, an Apogee One interface and a CAD mic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Anyone who is really in their zone and not too distracted by what is the trend right now. If you can stay true to your art, then I am inspired to do the same.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly write toplines to an instrumental which clients send me and then go and record it as a demo. Often times, clients will use the demo to pitch their song elsewhere, or they'll have it re-sung by their artist or a male vocalist for further use.