With over 200+ million streams on records I've helped craft, most notably "Yellow Lights" by Harry Hudson - I'm a Swiss-army-knife of a songwriter / producer - Whether it's a pop ballad or a trap record, I can do it all. I want to be the tool that you can use to bring your best song to life.
I offer multiple top line melody, lyric, song structure & ghostwriting services.
I am the one to help you if:
1) You have a instrumental that you love, but just can't seem to figure out the melody/pockets/cadence to use.
2) You have a melody - but need the words for it.
3) You have a concept you want to write, but need someone to write it at a high-level.
4) You want a fully polished record ghost-written for you to record.
I offer two turns of each record. You would send me the instrumental, and we would then discuss concept & what you are looking for - I would then craft a scratch demo, for you to edit. After changes have been made, you would receive a full transcript of the lyrics.
Music is a shared experience, so I am definitely here to work with you every step of the way!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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74 Reviews - 17 Repeat ClientsEndorse Cole Midkiff
Cole was such a joy to write with. He was so patient with me and I couldn't have asked for a better person to work with. Highly recommend Cole 100%
This guy is a legend! Very talented songwriter and super nice, really enjoyed working with Cole!
Can’t say enough. Quick, professional and brings my vision to light every time. Lyrics and top line are great!
Great Collab. Cole has great ideas and wrote the lines that matched the vibe of my song perfectly. His lyrics and topline ideas are super smooth :)
Always a pleasure to collaborate with Cole! He is awesome at taking my ideas and weaving them with his ideas into an amazing song that brings it to life. I highly recommend him!
This guy is a really talented songwriter! Cole was able to help me out with a song I was working on. It already had a lot of elements to it but he helped me with the missing pieces. My gut told me to just go ahead and contact him..No regrets here! I definitely would work with him again seeing how we made a great team! :)
Cole is an absolute legend! Quick turnaround and was super professional.
His flow, lyrics and talent on this song we just completed were next level. I appreciate the effort you put into this one Cole. Can't wait for the next collaboration!
Cole is a beast. Quick turnaround and super professional.
He helped me work to finish a song I got stuck on. His flows, lyrics and talent really are going to help make my track shine. Already planning the next one to collaborate on. Thank you Cole.
Always a pleasure working with Cole! A1 creative 💪🏾
Very talented, and the professionalism from Cole was awesome! Will definitely be working with him more often than not!
Cole was amazing to work with! He understood right away what I was looking for and then worked with me to bring the fun lyrics to life through his creative instrumental. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting a stellar product!
Cole, was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was very professional and has amazing ideas! I definitely will look forward to working with him again!
Cole did a great job creating ideas for drums and percussions! Extremely responsive, very positive and encouraging, and great quality of ideas and the final result!
I had some rough lyrics worked up and contacted Cole through the Soundbetter site. Song came out great, funny and catchy. Will work with him again on a couple more songs I would like written from my ideas. Thank you and well done!!
Amazing writer, crazy fast and perfect communication! Cole is a great choice trust me
Highly recommend Cole. Easy to communicate with and does a great job! Enjoyed the whole experience, and got a great final product.
Awesome result. Cole understood what I wanted. I'll come back to Cole in the future.
Cole is EXTREMELY talented. The track he produced was everything I hoped for and more. He communicated every step of the way, was quick to respond, and time frame on the final production was excellent. I hope to collaborate with him again.
to create a song within 48 hours. Top. and that without revision. cole knows exactly what he's doing. absolute recommendation 👍
Cole was amazing! He knew what I wanted and his melodies and hooks are amazing!
Interview with Cole Midkiff
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Harry Hudson's album "Yesterday's Tomorrow Night" - I was the lead songwriter on a majority of those records. It showed me that millions of people would actually relate to my writing and vision.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on a lot of my own records, as well as records with my team of collaborators.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Dialo is the best songwriter I've ever met. He is incredible.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Speed.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will LOVE your record or I wont accept your money.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The endless world-building.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can I make revisions? Of course.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it needs to be complicated.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have melodies or lyrics already in mind? What story are you looking to tell?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be active & responsive during the process & you'll be obsessed with your record.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: macbook, bluebird mic, arrow interface, KRK speakers, and a generator
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been making music professionally for 5 years now - but been writing my entire life.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am gritty textures with shiny bright melodies.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I want to work with Taylor Swift because I am obsessed with her pen.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Cut the first melody pass when you hear the beat for the first time. It's always best to not overthink and go straight off gut instinct. More often than not, those sound the best.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I love crafting pop, country, rap, and pop punk music. So very much all over the place.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I understand how to create ear-candy coated melodies & fill them with deep story-telling.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I am a tool for an artist. I bring the best out of my client, plain and simple. If I love a song, that is awesome - but it mean's nothing if the artist doesn't have that same energy. I know how to articulate their ideas in an actionable way, and this always leaves them with the best results possible.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I work very fast. I like to be sent a track - cut a few melody passes - have the client say what they like best - arrange it - and then write it all. This is usually only a few hour process if the client is attentive.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a fully capable in-home set-up. When quarantine happened I made sure I heavily invested in my studio equipment. I have 2 KRK speakers, an Arrow interface, and Bluebird mic, Logic, Abelton, & thousands of dollars worth of plugins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am a massive fan of Taylor Swift, Sam Hunt, Saint JHN, & a ton of other songwriters.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: In most cases, I craft and create melody & song structure. If the client is excited about that - I love working side by side with them to craft the lyrics. I am all about being a tool for an artist to best express themselves.