Professional songwriter featured on BBC Radio and BBC Music Introducing - including Track of the Week in the East Midlands. I can craft tailored lyrics to help build or complete your track.
Looking for just the right words to capture a mood?
Got a blank page and need a theme AND rhymes for your song?
I can help!
I'm an artist and songwriter with 20+ years of writing experience, and a degree in music composition. Lyrics are my speciality and biggest passion in songwriting. With experience in writing for artist songs, as well as sync placements, I can help you reach your goals for your project.
- I provide up to one revision in the quoted cost.
- May not use my artist name on songs, use of my pen name 'Laura Ava' is fine.
Ownership/Publishing for songwriting:
* 50% Lyrics
* 25% Chorus-only lyrics
*Please specify if you're looking to do a 'work for hire/buyout' in your proposal.
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Interview with Laura Ava
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Let me know if you have any ideas in mind for a mood/theme or title. Also if you have any songs/artists you're particularly inspired by.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Maren Morris. No matter whether she's singing a stripped-back song with her acoustic guitar, or powering through an upbeat pop track, her voice gives me chills.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always make a rough recording when you have a song idea. You can then use that as both a memory aid and a springboard to a more polished recording.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: On the songwriting front, currently Sara Bareilles, Raye Zaragoza, Phoebe Bridgers and Kacey Musgraves. I love how they all put their heart and soul into their music, and tell their stories through their lyrics.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A track I wrote, recorded, performed and co-produced was selected as BBC Music Introducing in the East Midlands' Track of the Week. I was invited to the studio for a live interview about my music career and the song. The song was then played every day at BBC Radio Leicester, and I was invited for another live interview there. It was surreal to hear my song in the playlist, alongside Lewis Capaldi and other household names!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: BoomFox Productions, for vocals and/or production.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I've worked with both, and I'm currently mostly digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I know how much time and effort it takes to bring a song into the world. I'll dedicate my focus and skills to crafting your lyrics to help you achieve your goals. I'll also stay in touch with you throughout the project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being able to help you build or complete your song. It's a bonus that I get to be creative with different ways to express moods, themes and ideas through lyrics.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Usually about turnaround time. The average time is no longer than a week, and I often much sooner. If you have a deadline sooner, please get in touch.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always like to understand what your project aim is, so I can help you achieve your goals. I'll also ask if there's any songs or artists that have inspired your song, or you more generally.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A notepad, a pen, a small audio recorder, my ukulele and a tuner!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Versatile! I'm most influenced by pop and singer-songwriter, but I love working in a range of genres.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Starting with a blank page or just a few words of an idea, and transforming that into a fully fledged set of lyrics.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 20+ years of songwriting training and experience, particularly specialising in lyrics. Plus a passion for crafting the best words to fit the mood or theme for your song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'll first ask you some questions to learn more about your goals for your project. From there, I'll get to work, and keep in touch until the lyrics are complete.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started writing songs over 20 years ago, before taking my Bachelors degree (with honours) in Music Composition and Technology. After that, I worked professionally as a musician and singer-songwriter. Years later, I took a career break and returned to writing, recording and releasing music as an artist in 2018. Since then, I've taken further professional training and developed my skills as a songwriter.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I craft emotionally relevant lyrics to build or complete your song. Whether it's for an upbeat pop track, or a reflective folk/acoustic song, I'm comfortable working in several genres. I'm experienced in writing songs for artists, and writing for sync placements.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm writing and recording my own artist songs, and writing for other artists. Plus writing numerous sync songs for film and TV.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly pop, pop-rock, singer-songwriter and folk/acoustic. I've also worked on indie-pop, country-pop and even trip hop tracks, so I'm open to several different genres (and combinations!)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Logic Pro X, Audient iD44, Aston Origin, PreSonus FaderPort 8