Cole Midkiff

Writer of Your Next Big Hit

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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 100+ 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.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

27 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Pete N.
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    Cole, as usual, came through for me! Such a genius when it comes to catchy lyrics! Thank you, Cole!!

  2. Review by Collin B.
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    Cole was very cool to work with. Quick delivery time!
    Song came out really cool just as I had in Mind!

  3. Review by Anthony G.
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    Cole always nails exactly what I'm looking on the first revision. Really awesome to work with!

  4. Review by Andrew K.
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    Cole was perfect for my project! I'll use him again. He brought quality ideas and lyrics again and again for rewrites. He also brought a whe new perspective to the project. Thanks again Cole.

  5. Review by Pete N.
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    Cole Midkiff is gifted in the imagination of music creation. He was able to put together a song for me in a very short time! worth every penny he charges, I recommend him to anyone who struggles with music writing, like me!!

  6. Review by Ebi O.
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    Cole was fantastic! He really brought a song idea that I had written to life in a better way, with insane wordplay. He communicated well throughout the whole process and I can’t wait to work with him again soon.

  7. Review by Pete R.
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    It was great working with Cole! He is a super talented song writer and I could not recommend him enough.

  8. Review by Hunter M.
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    Cole took the idea I had and smashed it out of the park! Killer melody + lyrics - great great songwriter. Thank you!

  9. Review by Hunter M.
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    I don't even know what to say - Cole delivered an amazing song and I'm so stoked to cut it - totally in line with what I'm looking to communicate married with a super hooky melody. Awesome songwriter.

  10. Review by Vladimir A.
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    Cole is a pure talent, and he hits the target time after time with ease, elegancy and great professionalism!

  11. Review by Chri$topher
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    great communication and understanding

  12. Review by Anthony G.
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    If you’re reading this review, stop. Just book him. Cole went above and beyond my expectations and delivered a phenomenal song very quickly!

    Cole’s pen is off the charts and he took my half baked idea to the next level. I would highly recommend him to anyone and I will for sure be back!

  13. Review by Cameron L.
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    Cole was awesome! Executed my vision perfectly, and worked very quickly!

  14. Review by James W.
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    It’s always great working with Cole, dope artist and delivers on time!!!

  15. Review by James W.
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    Cole is a great person to work with…definitely able to deliver great service!!!

  16. Review by James W.
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    Always delivers that fire!!! Book him now!!!

  17. Review by Vladimir A.
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    It's a mystery to me how Cole gets all these words together into something that sounds so good ))

  18. Review by James W.
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    It’s always great to work with Cole. His work is out of this world and timely. I will be back!!!

  19. Review by Dave B.
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    Once again, very cool and talented writer. Glad I found you, man!

  20. Review by James W.
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    Great working with him…on time and definitely delivers great work!!!

Interview with Cole Midkiff

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. 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.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I am working on a lot of my own records, as well as records with my team of collaborators.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Dialo is the best songwriter I've ever met. He is incredible.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital. Speed.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: You will LOVE your record or I wont accept your money.

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

  12. A: The endless world-building.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Can I make revisions? Of course.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That it needs to be complicated.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Do you have melodies or lyrics already in mind? What story are you looking to tell?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Be active & responsive during the process & you'll be obsessed with your record.

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

  22. A: macbook, bluebird mic, arrow interface, KRK speakers, and a generator

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

  24. A: I have been making music professionally for 5 years now - but been writing my entire life.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I am gritty textures with shiny bright melodies.

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

  28. A: I want to work with Taylor Swift because I am obsessed with her pen.

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

  30. 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.

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

  32. A: I love crafting pop, country, rap, and pop punk music. So very much all over the place.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I understand how to create ear-candy coated melodies & fill them with deep story-telling.

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

  36. 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.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. 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.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. 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.

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

  42. A: I am a massive fan of Taylor Swift, Sam Hunt, Saint JHN, & a ton of other songwriters.

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

  44. 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.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Post Malone
  • Harry Hudson
  • Sam Hunt
Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Arrow
  • KRK speakers
  • Bluebird Microphone
  • Logic
  • Neve 1084
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