I'm a swiss army knife of a songwriter - I want to be the tool that you can use to bring your best song to life. With over 40+ million streams on records I've helped craft, most notably "Yellow Lights" by Harry Hudson - Whether it's a pop ballad or a trap record, I can do it all.
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.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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We saw him on Soundbetter & reached out because of his deal. He sent us back a hit record in literally 30 minutes. work with Cole if you like things to get done fast and right!
cole is literally a joy to work with. i sent him an acoustic guitar track and told him my direction. he was super sweet and asked if he could do the whole record at once & i could get rid of anything i did not like - i ended up loving it all. cant wait to work again! xx
Cole is an incredible songwriter who made me feel really comfortable throughout the entire process. He works REALLY fast & over-delivered. I was only looking for topline melody, but he ended up helping me create the entire record for the same price. HUGE recommendations from me - I know I am already looking to work with him again.
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.