Songwriter & Vocalist

Anika on SoundBetter

Specializing in the genres of contemporary r&b, hip hop soul, trap soul, neo soul, soulful pop, singer-songwriter, jazz-infused r&b as well as other r&b fusions, I'd like to provide my services to you as a lyricist &/or vocalist. I've been writing for over 10 years. First poetry at the age of 12, then songs from the age of 16.


Soloist: $100/hr. 1 hr. minimum

Sound Recordings (CD's, Digital, Vinyl): 
Demo Singer: $128.75+  
Background Vocals: $257.50 
Feature: $257.50 

Live Performances (Session Day 4 hours, Multi-Tracking 50% plus, Sweetening 100% plus, Multi-Tracking & Sweetening 100% plus):
Feature: $790

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.


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Interview with Anika

  1. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  2. A: MacBook Pro, Apogee Duet, MKII, Slate,

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: I've been singing for 20+ years. Writing for 10+ years. Audio engineering & playing instruments for under 10 years.

  5. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  6. A: Peter Collins (his voice & guitar), Jonathan Mcreynolds (his pen), & J. Cole (would love to do a hip-hop/r&b collab).

  7. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  8. A: Let everyone stick to doing what they do best.

  9. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  10. A: For myself as an artist contemporary r&b, jazz-infused r&b, neo soul, trap soul, hip hop soul, soulful pop & singer-songwriter. I would like to write lyrics for all genres.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I really enjoy writing lyrics & singing.

  13. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  14. A: I'm that I bring simplicity & eloquence with my words.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: I'm strongest with vocals & lyrics. Also at listening out for what can be better.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I have an at home studio for when remote work is necessary.

  19. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  20. A: Penning lyrics.

  21. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  22. A: For musicians Peter Collins, & for music producers, Harvey Mason Jr., The Underdogs, Oak Felder, James Poyser, Benny Blanco, Dre & Vidal, Adonis Shropshire, Jazze Pha, etc.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: I would describe my style as whimsically soulful.

Terms Of Service

Split sheets provided.

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Gear Highlights
  • Apogee Duet
  • Pro Tools
  • Logic X Pro
  • Ableton
  • Akai MPK
  • MacBook Pro
  • Slate Digital VMS ML-1 Virtual Microphone System
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