Aleah Taylor

Lyricist & Melody Maker

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Worked in over 10 countries, with every genre from pop to performance art and everything in between! Hello, I am Aleah Taylor and I have been a working lyricist and melody writer in the music industry since 2009, gaining experience worldwide and making sure that the producers, artists and bands I work for are always totally satisfied with my work.

Hello!

I have been working as a professional lyricist and melody writer in the music industry since 2009. I work with a huge range of genres, from pop to choral, R&B to performance poetry and everything in between. I have worked for music producers, movie producers, band and artists in the US, UK, Australia, France, Finland, India, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, New Zealand, Russia and Canada.

I am very efficient and I am always prepared to re-write what was not perfect the first time around and do it quickly, I know how fast-paced this industry can be. I pay strict attention to instructions and target audiences, ever respectful of the artists and producers who seek my services. I am more than happy to come up with a melody to go with instrumentals and for most of my clients do both melodies and lyrics, sending a recording of myself singing the melody.

Branding and flow is important to me, as are the perfect words to a song. I have written songs where the lyrics portray great emotional depth, I've written some just to get people dancing. I have the capacity to appreciate music on a broad spectrum and that reflects in my writing. I can be serious, I can be descriptive, I can also just be fun and current.

If you'd like to try out my lyrical/melody skills please don't hesitate to contact me!
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  1. Review by Young F.
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    Really outstanding work! Delivered exactly what I needed, in a smooth and flowing arrangement. Will use again for my next project.

  2. Review by Steven T.
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    Such a great songwriter. She took the time to hear what we wanted out of the song, and then worked her magic. I strongly recommend her to anyone who is looking for authentic original music.

  3. Review by Emanuele
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    It was very nice to work with her, she was very kind.
    I will use her services again...
    I'm very much satisfied by the quality of the output I got from her.
    Thank youuuu

  4. Review by Robert D.
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    Delivered on time, and did a great job I will use her services again, Thank you

  5. Review by erynn
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    She Handles instructions well !! Delivered lyrics on time

  6. Review by Suhas U.
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    I'm very much satisfied by the high quality of the output I got from her. A very patient, well-behaved person, along with great lyric writing skills. It was very nice to work with her.

Interview with Aleah Taylor

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

  2. A: I am most proud of a gorgeous choral piece I wrote for a large cathedral's Christmas celebration. It was a large event and I think the end product really had an impact on the community I was writing for.

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

  4. A: Right now I'm working on an album for an alternative artist who feels like their career is taking off.

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

  6. A: I promise to always provide what I've outlined in the job proposal by constantly listening to what you want and rewriting what you don't agree with.

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

  8. A: What I like most about being a lyricist is the feeling that I'm solving a puzzle. I know what the end product needs to be like... just have to figure out the best way there.

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

  10. A: The most commonly asked question I get are: 'Where can I find your work?' and 'Do you write melodies too?' You can find examples of my professional work at http://songbay.co/artists/16156/ and right now I do not provide melody tracks, just an outline-melody gauged from the syllable count of the lines. I'm working on getting that set-up though!

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

  12. A: The biggest misconception about lyricists is that we write poetry and don't understand the merits of a seemingly simple EDM or pop song. We're not that arrogant!

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

  14. A: I always ask for a melody, I don't need one, but I need to know if you have one! I ask what genre your song is, what 'feel' you want it to have, if you've identified a target audience yet and what you hop to achieve from this song.

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

  16. A: The person you hire should be able to direct you somewhere where you can view a body of work, they should have a social media presence and take what they do seriously.

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

  18. A: That desert island better have a magic supply of electricity! If it did I'd take my MacBook Pro, my Beats headphones, two notebooks and my favourite pen.

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

  20. A: I've been a working lyricist since 2009, it all started writing pop/country songs for a new artist and her music producer. I had no experience professionally but gained a lot rather fast. Soon I was being recommended to others and started branching out on my own. I've worked with clients all over the world!

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: My personal style is direct with hints of poetry, relatable with flair!

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

  24. A: In dream-world I would love to work with Thom Yorke as I think he is extraordinarily talented and could teach me quite a lot.

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

  26. A: Allow open communication between the writer, producer and vocal artist.

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

  28. A: For my professional career I usually work on pop/R&B/EDM and alternative styles. Personally I sell a lot of folk/rock/EDM/country and choral lyrics.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: My strongest skill is being able to evaluate the target market for a song and adjust my vocabulary and style to that audience.

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

  32. A: I bring to a song catchy hooks, original lyrics and a very flexible vocabulary. I am fantastic at choosing the right words, even if I do say so myself!

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

  34. A: This varies between jobs. If I get a melody to work with I listen to that through a few times until I can hum it. I sit with the melody in my mind for a few hours until a good line pops into my head, then I just let words flow. I revise the original lyrics over about three times, sing the final product with the melody and then send my finished work off. If I do not have a melody I contemplate what genre and message I need to portray, listen to relevant inspirations and then a few hours later start to get ideas and write them down to a melody I've concocted. I then revise, sing and send!

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: A whole lot of leather-bound notebooks and a macbook basically!

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

  38. A: There are so many inspirations in my work I find it hard to name them, my work varies so much it is hard to choose. All good music inspires me, as cliche as that sounds. For different projects I draw on many different inspirations.

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

  40. A: The most common type of work I do, which only won by a small margin, is to write lyrics for pop/dance and R&B music. The second most common is to write lyrics for alternative artists/bands directly.

Terms Of Service

I typically allow for as many revisions as needed and I can deliver lyrics to a song within 4 days. If you need an album we can negotiate a price depending on how many songs you'll need.

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