Emotive, airy vocals with a hidden powerhouse. Worked with Randy Jackson, Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, OneRepublic), and Patrice Rushen. Songwriting is reflex. Let's make something beautiful :)
I've been writing songs and singing my entire life, and pursuing my professional career for the last six years. My songs have won awards in the USA Songwriting Competition, the NSAI song contest, and several others. Most recently, SoundBetter client Somna and I had our song "Believer" signed to Armada Music and premiered on "A State of Trance" with Armin Van Buuren. I graduated in May of 2016 from USC's Popular Music program with a degree in Pop Music Performance. Looking forward to working with you!
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Katie is simply Professional!
She is full of ideas and works together with her soul to give her best!
Katie was incredibly professional and did a spectacular job (on a folk song, no less)! She was very easy to work with and killed it on the first go 'round! I hope to have the opportunity to work with her on future projects.
Great professional songwriter. Katie delivered quality lyrics to my track. Looking forward to working with her again!
WOW !!! WOW !!! WOW !!!
I was super happy from the first idea she sent until the final recording! 110% professionalism in lyrics, communications, recording and topline !!! We will get keep working with her for sure !!!! Katie, we were so lucky to find YOU !!!
She is very kind and it was very easy to work with her. She has an incredible talent and the Hooks she makes are amazing.
Katie is great! Very creative vocalist and will take the time needed to make sure the final product sounds awesome. Not only is she a great vocalist, but also a great songwriter! Look forward to working with her again.
Katie's voice is amazing. She delivers exceptionally high-quality vocals at a great price. Communication was good. Delivered more files than expected! Hard worker and would recommend 10/10!
One of the best songwriters i’ve ever worked with. Professional and superquick! Def gonna work more with her.
Real Professional Songwriter with Fabulous voice. I will work with her again.
It was a pleasure working with Katie. I provided a few references of what I was looking for and she delivered exactly what was needed for the track. She was patient and easy to work with. Her lyrics and vocal performance were amazing. Hope to work with her again on future projects!
Working with Katie was amazing, she really know what we want to hear in our song, her preparations and his talent make our project run very smooth.
Katie is the good partners too,..seems like you work with your own band mate.
Will work again with Katie for sure
This topline katie made is just absolutely amazing.
i'll keep continuing the job with her
thanks a million kaite :)
Great voice AND lyrics!
Katie is very professional and it was a pleasure working with her. Also she responds quickly to adjustments and extra wishes. Looking forward to next time!
Yet another great result from Katie. Great sound and very easy to work with.
I'm glad i've worked with Katie. She works fast, responsive but mostly she has a really beautiful voice. I recommend.
Amazing experience working with Katie. Responsive, hard working, and most important...extremelyyyy talented! She wrote and sang on my track...couldn't be happier with the end result. HIGHLY recommend!
If you need a quality and professional singer and songwriter, Katie is the best person we have tried in the last 1 year!
It's always a pleasure to work with her!
We will definitely work with her in the future too! :)
Katie is fantastic and responded really well to my suggestions. Such a great voice, and a pleasure to work with.
It was great to work with Katie! She's a great singer- / songwriter and very effective.
Great to work with...we did vocals for a track and Katie nailed it.
Great professional, truly gifted vocalist, quick and honest in correspondence and cooperation!
Definitely recommend Katie Stump!
Katie is an amazing vocalist! She works fast and does a great job with hitting those notes! Highly recommended!
Katie is an absolute sweetheart with one of the best voices I've ever heard!
Katie is a pleasure to work with, really talented!
Katie is a rare talent..! I really found that person who i always looking for..! Great melodies - lyrics - vocal..! her kindness..! :)
Katie is pleasant and easy to work with. Very talented and I would recommend her!
Awesome..! She is really talented..! I think you can compare this girl with Taylor Swift..! and she is better.. ;)
Amazing vocalist!! Her ideas are catchy and voice is awesome! She works fast and easy to communicate!
I will definitely have her in some of my projects in the future Highly recommended!!
Katie is an incredibly talented singer and delivered a great vocal performance!
Katie was awesome to work with!!! She's a true professional, responded quickly, and easily understood the idea of the song! Not to mention her amazing voice!!!! Would definitely work with her in the future 10/10
A good singer- and writer, and the vocal-files had great quality! It was great working with Katie!
Katie was really great to work with and did an amazing job! Highly recommended,
Super talented! Must have on your song!!
Katie was efficient and professional and gave me just i was looking for this song she did a great job !
Great as always!
Katie is a professional with amazing voice. She’s very responsive and easy to work with. Definitely recommended.
She goes out of or way to make you happy. She is a true pro and works in a harmonious way
Absolutely outstanding performance! Katie is one of the most versatile and dynamic singer-songwriters I've had a chance to work with. Not only was she great with communication - Katie made sure that my vision for the project was well understood the entire time. Extremely professional, talented, and a lovely person to work with! Very highly recommend working with Katie on your next project!!
Amazing songwriter, musician and vocalist! I've worked with Katie on many projects and she has always been incredibly professional and efficient. She has great creative ideas for toplines, and her vocals are absolutely gorgeous. If you want to take your song or track to the next level, I'd highly recommend working with Katie!
you are awesome! went above and beyond!! thank you so much. hope to work again soon.
Top notch musician with a natural gift for pop songwriting and catchy melodies.
you have unbelievable voice...i"m looking forward to look with you in a song i"m still developing
Interview with Katie Stump
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The song I did with the DJ Somna, called Believer, was one I was especially proud of. Not only did it end up sounding so great, but it also got signed to a dance label called Armada and played on a huge radio show called A State of Trance. It's very cool to have a very successful cut come out of a project that started on Soundbetter.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A couple of toplines on Soundbetter, a new single for my solo artist project, and many more outside writing projects!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes! Producer : Matthew Tryba Female Vocalist: Julia Laven Male Vocalist: Taylor Mathews, Kyle Reynolds
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Personally, digital. It's fast, easy, and allows me to get all my ideas down without a hassle.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That you will be STOKED on what I deliver. And if you're not, tell me! We're working together on it, so help me understand how I can make it better for you
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting to be creative and make something out of nothing! And getting to share that something with people.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What do you charge? When can you have this done? All info is on the profile :)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's not a real job :)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1. Do you have a hard deadline for this project? 2. Will you be taking care of the tuning/mixing of the vocals, or is that something you expect me to do? 3. What references do you have for the style of vocal/topline you want on this track?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Show me what you got! I love to hear projects before I commit to them, just to make sure I'm a good fit for it :)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Acoustic guitar 2. Piano 3. Computer (assuming there is electricity on this desert island) 4. Mic 5. Interface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started doing music when I was 16, playing my songs in coffee houses for tips. Since then I've recorded and released 3 albums, written hundreds of songs, and played to audiences of up to 8,000 seats. Lots of different skills and people are attributable to what I've accomplished so far, and I can't wait to see what's next!:)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Emotional, soaring, dark-tinged pop :)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would kill to work with Julia Michaels just because of how legendary of a writer she is. It would be so amazing to work with her because I feel like I would learn so much.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never settle! You are your best coach. If you think you can get a better take, get it!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, sometimes folk or country.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Toplining/lyric writing :) it's the most fun part of the job for me!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I tend to think that I always bring my creative A-game to a song. If I have an idea that I think could make the song better, I always like to throw it out there (with no pressure of course). My belief is that if I'm working on a creative project with someone, it's my duty to bring all the creativity I can to that project.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I'm writing a topline, I lock myself in my studio (usually at night), turn up the track and just let it inspire me. I ALWAYS leave the voice memo recorder on my phone running in the first couple passes of me listening to the track, because usually that's when the best stuff comes out!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a studio space in my 2-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles, where I run my vocals through a Neumann TLM 103, Apogee Duet, and Pro Tools.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Childhood idols include John Mayer, Taylor Swift, and Sara Bareilles. I am always inspired by great new tastemakers as well. Max Martin is obviously an all-time producer favorite, but I'm also a huge fan of people like Ryan Tedder, Julia Michaels, and Justin Tranter.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly, my work on Soundbetter involves writing a topline, lyric, performing the vocal on the track, or all of the above! I really enjoy collaborating with positive and creative people that are open to incorporating my ideas :)