Hi my name is Maia Moham and I am an Iranian-American singer, songwriter, pianist and vocal producer. I am very passionate about writing and singing lyrics that have both universality and emotional depth. I have a very distinct voice that is most often compared to Lady Gaga, Sia, and Bishop Briggs. Send me a message - let's make a hit!
Since releasing my debut EP, FACADE, I have focused my attention on Sync (placing music in ads, tv, movies, new media). I am currently being mentored by two seasoned artists/producers that have over 100 placements in mainstream television, advertising, and film.
I am always excited to jump in on a new project, whether it be mainstream or experimental. My background has made me particular great at creating catchy hooks, captivating lyrics, and dazzling harmonies designed to really build out a song.
I record from home on my Sm7b and can provide dry or fully mixed vocals. :)
My turnaround is typically 1-3 days for vocals, finalized lyrics may take longer depending.
Services I offer:
Vocals and Background Vocals
Vocal Production and editing
Demos - stripped down
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
9 ReviewsEndorse Maia Moham
I was taking an online course and I needed a Topliner for one of my instrumentals, I contacted Maia, and I was not only blown away by her voice but also her professionalism! (Which is extremely rare nowadays) We are also currently working on some projects for the near future!
Maia is a true professional in every aspect of musicianship, her unique voice shines through on any song and is a pleasure to work with.Always my go to vocalist on any project.
Maia has a natural strength in songwriting and arrangement in addition to her willingness to learn from every experience she is presented with. As her vocal coach I have seen an immense amount of improvement in her vocal control and range. She is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Can’t wait to hear what she does next!
I have been working with Maia for a several months now. She has become my go to vocalist and songwriter for sync projects and i even featured her on my single The Music Moves Me which has been distributed around the world and has received raved revues not to mention airplay from commercial radio, internet radio, dj streams as well as clubs. She is professional, easily takes feedback and a very good singer and songwriter that has been able to adapt to many different genres and tempos.
DJ Creativity CEO Subtank Music & 32 Track Productions
Worked with Maia on a couple of songs from her debut EP and enjoyed every minute of it! She's a very talented artist whose music can grab you even when it's just a demo. A unique voice and a keen sense of storytelling, she's a great asset to any project!
I have performed, rehearsed, and co-written songs with Maia. Maia brings her own contemporary and nostalgic energy to each song and writes lyrics from her place of truth. She allows herself the patience to achieve her songwriting results, never sacrificing creativity and originality for a quick turnaround.
Maia’s music and lyrics are refreshing in a time when our minds are overwhelmed with noise, disguised as commercial music. Carefully listen to the lyrics of “Senses” and you will see.
Maia performed at my wedding and was AMAZING. She did such a great job both on vocals and also on the piano. She even added a creative personal touch changing the lyrics of "girl from Ipanema" to "girl from Cali, Colombia" since my wife is Colombian. She entertained our guests and set the tone for our big day. She was worth every penny. Thanks again Maia!
Maia and I worked together in our a cappella group for about four years, and she truly is such a talented musician! She has an incredible ear and really takes initiative. She will absolutely take the time to get to know you in order to create a perfectly curated song just for you
Interview with Maia Moham
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am a big fan of FARR, WoodKid, X Ambassadors, and manyy female artists including Joy Crookes, Victoria Canal, and Upsahl.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The song featured on my profile, Waking Up, is particularly important to me. It is a song about self-realization, about shedding the ego to allow for true self discovery and growth. I am particularly proud of that one because the words were exactly what I needed to hear during that moment of uncertainty and transition in my life. I wrote and recorded the vocals on that track.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My goal for the year is to write and self-produce 30 songs (not including collaborations). Most of my work focuses on identity and self-empowerment but I have been exploring the topics of love and loss lately. I also am focused on fine-tuning my mixing ear and have some dubstep and house collaborations coming out soon.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Andrei Sora is a really great producer, he's attentive and has great taste. Also Romeo of the duo FARR is on here if you're looking for a male vocalist/topliner.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Ooof well digital is only ever an attempt to gradually get closer to that analog sound is it not? For that reason I will say analog but I will be honest I'm most comfortable with digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The two things that you will ALWAYS get from me are reliability and honesty. I pride myself on follow through and being available when I am needed. I also say honesty because I want your project to be the BEST that it can possibly be and this can only come from open and honest communication.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating magic because that's what music is to me. I also love meeting other creatives who trust their instincts and have a clear vision.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Most often I am asked about turnaround - this is typically next day but if there is a rush for whatever reason I'm always happy to discuss.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it is easy. Music is a specialty, every aspect requires years of experience to truly become great at it. I am still on this journey but I am confident in my ability to translate emotion to sound.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I usually like to see what they have so far, whether it's as simple as a concept or a full production. From there I like to see what exactly they are looking for (i.e. what they need from me to finalize their project, what specific references they may have for a track, what level of creative input they'd like from me).
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I probably sound like a broken record but I'd say do your research - check their previous releases to see if they are the right fit for you. Ask for references - you want to know what someone is like to work with before you dive in yourself.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: OOO probably my piano midi, laptop, a desk, my mic desk mount, and my sm7. WAIT can I add a comfy office chair with proper back support?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been singing and performing my whole life, writing for five years now, and recording/producing for two. I recorded and released my debut EP in August 2020 and have since been collaborating, sharpening my mixing skills, and navigating my way into the sync world. I have features on two tracks with a notable sync artists that are currently being pitched.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop/soul with cinematic elements and a touch of dance when I'm up for it. :)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sia because she is both productive and inspirational.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: This is one of the fundamentals of recording vocals: make sure your gain is set to the RIGHT recording level for your particular voice and mic and keep it there for the WHOLE TAKE. It will be a pain trying to level everything out on the backend, get it right recording in and you will save yourself the headache on the backend.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have worked across the board on mainstream pop, house, dance/edm, and hip hop tracks. Lately I would say I have worked mostly on pop/soul/rock songs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Providing a unique sound to any track. Translating what you might be feeling/experiencing into simple words.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring an emotional depth to the songs that I work on, this generally extends into the vocal delivery as well. I like to make sure that the lyrics and vocals immediately make you feel something and sound glued to the entire production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically like to discuss what you might have brainstormed already, whether it's a concept or a produced track. From there I like to develop out the chorus or hook of the song and make sure it ties into your vision - as the chorus/hook will inform the entire piece.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I've got a macbook pro 2017 with an additional 2TB of storage, a 61key M-audio keystation, and an sm7b with a deskmount (makes it super convenient to use haha).
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I typically am brought in as as a songwriter/topliner and vocalist.