I write songs in 7 languages, and have just released my second album "Worldpop", produced with argentine Grammy award winner S. Perkal, and I have a Masters degree in Multilingualism in Pop Music. I speak and write songs in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Russian, and I also translated songs to Swedish and Dutch.
I started writing songs and singing when I was 12, but after my travelling life started when 17, I also started learning new languages, and eventually my songwriting was influenced by this.
I can write and sing in 7 languages (well, I sing in a couple of more, but I don´t speak them fluently), and I just graduated from ArtEz conservatorium in The Netherlands, as a Master of Music, focused on the Research of Multilingualism in Pop Music.
As a singer, you can find me on Spotify and everywhere else, with my new album Worldpop, with an intimate, airy tone, that can shift into a powerful drive.
As a songwriter, aside from my published songs, I have over 200 compositions, including a series of songs-on-demand that I have written for my Patrons and Crowdfunders, from love songs for their life partners, to business compositions, passing through lullabies for their kids, and reggaetons for their non-that-kids-anymore.
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6 ReviewsEndorse Ronja Maltzahn
Amazing experience, excellent artist, great work and communication.
Ronja is a total pro with an amazing and versatile voice. She is a joy to work with and goes the extra mile!!! Will definitely be calling on her skills again!!!
I honestly enjoyed working with Ronja. She is dependable, committed and has a sensible connection to making music. Thankful for that and also to make your acquaintance.
Again with pleasure!
It was so nice working with Ronja. She is very positive, incredibly creative and professional. I can definitely recommend her to everyone!
Ronja ist eine super Sängerin, die sich mit Herzblut jedem Projekt widmet. Sehr professionell und schnell und vielseitig. Ich freue mich auf das nächste Projekt mit ihr.
Ronja is just such a talented soul. We have worked together many times and it´s just flawless. Her voice is as marvelous as her skills. She is a songwriter at heart, and everything else she does is functional to that. The song is the priority.
Cheers, and looking forward to more.
Interview with Ronja Maltzahn
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: On my last album I worked as a musical and artistic leader together with 32 musicians and 17 collaborating visual artists to illustrate an individual artwork for every song. The motto was: It takes teamwork to do dreamwork. I love bringing people and their inspiration together. The album is called #worldpop and features 16 songs and one poem in English, German, Spanish, French and Russian.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I give myself daily songwriting challenges in the current lockdown times. Eventually I want to work towards a third album, prepare single releases, multilingual featurings and artist collaborations.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Andres Mayo
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: First analog and then digital. There are so many languages to use. I am open for them all.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I put my full heart into this work.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It brings me the deepest joy and inspiration. I want to create art and transform emotion. This life is too short and precious for meaningless work without a higher purpose.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Which information do you need for your song from me?" "Anything that is important. Choose a keyword, a language, an instrument or style if you wish. Point me in a direction and then let me travel there freely."
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I am not just a singer. I am a creator.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Which music style do you like? Which instruments do you want to have included in the song? In which language do you want to the song to be written?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Looking for a special gift? Let's write a song for your loved ones.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A laptop, interface, microphone, something to write and a guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I write my own songs since I am 12 years old. I released my debut album in 2018 and started living as a professional musician, touring and playing Germany and its surrounding ever since, together with a music partner and different sized support bands. I studied my bachelor in music education in Münster, GER, then a master of music I at the Pop Academy in Enschede, NL.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Singer/Songwriter. Acoustic Pop. Worldpop.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Producers, DJs and instrumentalists looking for vocal and hook lines, using my abilities as a multilingual songwriter, multi instrumentalist and singer. Fellow songwriters looking for horizont expanding and co-writings. Songwriting beginners looking for feedback, support or coaching.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Whomever you write a song for, make it yours. Write from your heart.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Acoustic Pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Soothing vocals/backings that create emotional ambience.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Emotional depth.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Lyrics and music develop hand in hand in my songwriting. Sometimes I start with a scrap of text as a main idea, sometimes a melodic/harmonic riff of guitar/piano/vocals comes first. In the process of finding the heart of the song, in sound and meaning, I go through a first process of try-outs, lyric association and music improvisation exercises, writing down and recording first snippets. To fully dive into the writing process I need to be emotionally captivated, then the songwriting becomes most authentic.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Taylor Koawood Mini Acoustic Guitar. Taylor Gs-mini Acoustic Bass. Ortega Ukulele. Eartrumpetlabs Edwina Microphone. Classical Cello (handcrafted early 19th century). Clavinova E-Piano. Tama Drumset. sbip-instruments electric Cello. MacBookAir Logic + Recording Interface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Zaz. Frances. Aurora. Of Monsters and Men. Friedemann Findeisen (Holistic Songwriting). Glen Hansard. Hayley Williams. Brendon Urie. Bukahara. Billie Eilish. Kina Grannis.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I love transforming creative sparks into songs. For my patrons I usually let them choose an instrument, language and keyword, to have a crystallization nucleus for my songwriting. It's important to know a rough direction and have creative space at the same time. Then I write a song, in the style range of Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic Pop with elements of Jazz, World, Folk or Rock. I play guitar, piano, cello and (very basic) drums, I sing and write songs in English, German, Spanish, French, Russian and Italian. Most of the songwriting jobs so far would count as ballads. I love challenges and experiments! Feel free to feed the creative monster in me :-)