Number 1 songwriter. #1 in China, songwriter on "Gimme Gimme" by superstar SUNNEE. #1 in Poland, songwriter on "Fake Love" by "DODA". #10 in Austria, songwriter on "Survivors" by Harris & From. Songwriter and main feature on "Strange World" by legendary DJ Ummet Ozcan.
I am a #1 Songwriter. I have been writing music since I was 13 years old and feel I have perfected my songwriting abilities into making a hit record. I work with some of the best producers & writers in the UK and I am also working for some of the best record labels such as Universal, Sony, Warner and Spinnin' Records.
My approach to making the perfect song on SoundBetter is communication and having a real understanding of what you want; I will bring your vision to life using all the information and references you give me. I like to work closely with everybody I write for and always put them first. I have a wide range song-writing ability and I am experienced in many genres. I am also multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and performer. I play piano and guitar, which is super helpful for anybody who would like a song from scratch. I will do everything to make the perfect song for you!
With every project I work on, I want it to be the best it can be. I will make sure we get the best sounding top-line and vocals for your track.
If you are interested, I would love to work with you!
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13 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse ili
Ili is just AMAZING.
4th job with her. Ili is Amazing.
ili is a super talented singer songwriter ! The quality of her work and understanding of the project was super professional to every detail ! We definitely created something special !
This has been the 3rd time we worked with ILI and has been another beautiful experience. A great singer/songrwriter and a beautiful person!
Can't wait to have other hits with her!
Fast and perfect work, very professionnal , she did all the work we needed , thanks again !
ili is the sweetest girl! very enthusiastic, very talented, and just super nice ! willing to work with you in any way possible. her voice is great and her timing is amazing! it was a pleasure working with you, obviously, I'll be back for more ! haha, Cheers!
Working with ili is such a vibe and she 1000% nails the work. The quality and assets of the vocals provided are both unique and hitting perfect.
Don't hesitate to reach out to ili as I'm definitely doing that again!
Ili was amazing to work with! She was really fast and so flexible with sending different ideas for me to choose from. Above all she’s really talented and has a great voice! Would definitely work with her again!!!
Such a great songwriter and person.
Been a great experience working with her.
ili is such a pleasure to work with. Her voice is so unique and high quality. Easy to talk with, open minded and patient. Her ideas are brilliant and I would love to work with her again!
ili is amazing. So professional and talented in her vocals. She is very easy to work with and gets the job done quick and to a very high standard. She is a great writer and I will 100% be coming back to work with her again. I completely recommend ili.
Wow. I can't express enough how talented ili is! Very efficient, great vocalist, competent songwriter, and is an amazing person to work with.
I have written and produced many tracks with ili for her project and for other artists. She is an accomplished writer and also has one of the best vocal tones I have recorded. Super fast and creative, we will continue to work on many future projects.
Interview with ili
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That you are happy and satisfied. I will always put you first!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love meeting new people. It's magical to create music with someone the other side of the world.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it isn't a "real job". Thankfully, this is my life and what I do for a full time living. Strangers who aren't in the music industry are often surprised when I say I write songs for a living. It's crazy!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask what they would like the song to songs like or what they would like to have the song about, it makes things a lot clearer!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to ask questions! I am here to support you and create the best possible song for you, my main goal is to make you happy.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My guitar, Piano, Mic, my laptop and cables- haha! (they count as one)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been writing songs ever since I was 13 years old. I started writing more professionally at 16 years old. If you would like to know more...here is my bio! EARLY CAREER- At the age of nine, I started my performing career in a band called 'Loud N Proud' we played festivals around Scotland and gathered a small fan base at a very young age. At thirteen, I began writing my own songs and learned how to play the piano and guitar. In July 2014, I won TeenStar, a well known national singing competition performing my original music. Shortly after, at the age of 17, I came fourth place for the thirteenth series of The X Factor in 2016, known as Emily Middlemas. I went on to perform a UK area tour followed by a headline UK tour in 2017 which consisted of 11 sold out dates. 2018 TO PRESENT- In August 2019, I announced that I would be using the stage name ili and released "A Little Bit" as the first single under my new stage name. The following month, "Changes" was released as the title track from my debut EP, followed by the five-track EP itself, "Changes". This EP gathered a total of 250,000+ streams on Spotify and gained attraction from industry professionals from the likes of Warner, Sony and Columbia. Track 3 from this EP, "Plastic knife" is currently being played in retails stores like ZARA and H&M worldwide and has attracted new fans in the UK, Brazil, China and Japan simply from Shazam-ing the song while shopping. "Plastic Knife" will also be featured in a new Amazon Prime thriller premiering in March 2022 called 'Master' which is starring Hollywood actress, Regina Hall. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been writing songs online through Zoom. In 2021, I received my first ever number 1's as a songwriter. I had the pleasure of writing for 'Sunnee' who is a megastar in China, the single, "Gimme Gimme" was number 1 in China. I also wrote "Fake Love" for Polish star, 'Doda' which landed the number one spot in Poland and is currently being played in Polands top radio stations. I also went on to be a main artist feature and writer on the song "Strange World" which was released by the well-known DJ, 'Ummet Ozcan'. While working on my new sound and artist project during the pandemic, I have been posting original songs and covers on my social media platforms to keep momentum for my fans until I 'officially' release new music. These videos have been doing extremely well and have even been recognised and reposted by credible artists such as Willow Smith, Kylie Minogue and Summer Walker. After the success with launching my new artist project and writing for others (alI of which, I have done independently). I am ready for the next chapter of my solo career. I have re-connected with my live routes and truly found myself again during the pandemic. I now have new, raw and authentic music to release, although I will need some help to fund this. This next stage is crucial as the industry is keeping an eye on my journey and this new music could take my artist career to the next level.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Capturing, unique, different and fresh!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dead or Alive? Dead, Freddie Mercury or Amy Winehouse. Alive, Harry Styles!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't take it too seriously, HAVE FUN!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My songwriting skills are so varied, I can write on almost every genre there is in the world! I would probably say the top 3 genres I work on right now are pop, dance and Kpop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I LOVE melodies, I think making them is so fun. I come up with amazing quality melodies super easy and fast. Equally though, I love to go in depth with lyrics and take my time to create something unique. This is a hard question..So I'm going to say both melodies and lyrics!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: MY ENERGY. With every song I write, I always put in my everything. I fall in love with every part of the song and put my heart and soul into it. I fell in love with music at a very young age and I continue to fall in love deeper with it as I grow and with every song that I write.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to work cloys with everybody I write songs with. I like to know a little about their personal life and what they would like to write about, it always has the best outcome when it is personal. I usually work on the chords then the melody first and then work on the lyrics to top everything off!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio, which is great as I can work whenever I like. I have my guitars (acoustic and electric), my piano/midi, my bass, and my mic set up. I use logic and also produce a little. I use an Aston spirit mic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My all time favourite inspiration is Freddie Mercury, from QUEEN. I think he is just a legend. I love so many different types of music that my inspirations are so varied from classics like QUEEN, ELO, Fleetwood Mac to Julia Michael's, Remi Wolf, Aurora, Amy Winehouse and so many more.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: All genres of Pop, Dance and kpop.