Songwriter, Singer, Lyricist

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I have a decade of experience in recording & writing! I write for my own catalog and for other major artists. I'm a two-time finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition, I've scored first place in worldwide competitions. My album "Gates" was featured in the 2016 WWDC Apple Keynote and in 2017 I performed at Apple in the #TodayAtApple series.

My strongest suit is Pop/ Urban/ Soul. My voice tends to marry well with synth/ pad driven beats with compelling builds, swagger & VIBE. My writing style is strong & diverse in many genres, as long as we clearly communicate your goal at the start of the project, I can take command of the narrative and open up many stories to explore in the song.

From start to finish, I believe a song has to build emotion and be full of tasteful ear candy & infectious moments! I think a powerful song makes you feel emotions you didn't know you had and keeps you pressing repeat over and over.

I like to make our workflow as efficient as possible. After you send me an instrumental, I will record a first draft demo and we will pass it back and forth as I input your edits. I like to keep job revisions to no more than 3 rounds of edits, but as an artist I understand creating quality art sometimes requires more than that. At the end of the day, we have to create something you absolutely LOVE so this can be negotiated on a per project basis. Upon completion I will send you raw as well as tuned + mixed vocals.

I would love to help you with your project and bring the magic to your music! Let's get started!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

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67 Reviews - 14 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Colby S.
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    Mariami is great to work with! I really enjoyed the writing process with her. She has a unique approach to coming up with vocal melodies; I haven’t seen utilized by past topliners I’ve worked with. She is really professional and excellent with communication. Mariami valued our deadline and did everything in her power to honor it. She checked in often and was very quick to send updates. I look forward to working with her again soon!

  2. Review by Teique
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    Mariami is patient, understanding and extremely versatile. She was fun to work with and undeniably talented. Cant wait to do it again

  3. Review by Will M.
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    Great artist to work with!! Easy to work with and open to changes! Would definitely recommend!

  4. Review by Peter A.
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    She is AMAZING! Mariami did exactly when I wanted really fast and with a lot of quality! She deserves all the best in the music industry

  5. Review by Latte S.
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    So amazing and patient!! Never rushed me and really listened to what I wanted. Went above and beyond to make sure I was happy. Truly a caring artist/person. Will def be working with her again in the future!

  6. Review by Pavel C.
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    Omg it was very exciting to work with Mari, super professional approach, great speed, her voice and lyrics are dope! Blessed to work with her, thank you so much!

  7. Review by Jaymee F.
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    Mariami is an incredibly talented vocalist. Her professionalism towards making the perfect track for you is incredible. Her beautiful and dreamy vocals will make any track go from 100% to 200%. I loved working with her and I highly encourage any producer to work with her.

  8. Review by Oliver Q.
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    A+ collaborator over and over again. If you need to get the job done, go with her!

  9. Review by ann
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    pleasure to work with mari
    she is very talented and got a professional mind
    i want to work with her next time too

  10. Review by Reisha B.
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    Working with Mariami was such a great experience. She is really an amazing talent with a beautiful spirit. She was very responsive throughout the process and she is undeniably creatively intuitive. The project turned out better than I expected.

  11. Review by Michal S.
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    Working with mariami was a pleasure due to her professionalism and full dedication. You will definitely get what is on your mind ;)

  12. Review by Sree R.
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    Had a wonderful experience working with Mariami. She was very professional in her approach and was open to feedback without any ego..!! Pleasure to work with her !!

  13. Review by Marcia M.
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    Mariami brilliantly solved a significant musical challenge with these lyrics, giving the song a kick-butt melody concept and shape. YOU TOTALLY ROCKED THIS!

  14. Review by Noah C.
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    Mariami is an excellent songwriter, and wonderful to work with! She was very easy to collaborate with, and brought a ton of energy to the project. She nailed the topline, wrote great lyrics, and did it all in a very timely fashion. Would definitely work with her again!

  15. Review by Alex G.
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    Awesome working with Mariami!! The song came out great and would recommend her to anyone!!!

  16. Review by Oliver Q.
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    She's A+ to work with. Super easy-going, communicative, fast and delivers on time. She will also address your revisions and each time give the best she can. We've done 10+ jobs with her and we keep on working with Mariami.

  17. Review by Trevour A.
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    She was really fun to work with. Incredibly professional and patient throughout, and seemed to genuinely enjoy working on the project. Her energy, vibe and creativity was really inspiring.

  18. Review by Cecily N.
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    I absolutely loved working with Mariami! I can't wait to record this record! Her communication was amazing and she completed the project in a timely manner. I'm looking forward to working with her in the future!

  19. Review by ShiShi
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    Mari was awesome to work with! She's super talented, really friendly and patient in making sure she delivers exactly what you are looking for. She even did some extra vocal takes for me just because she was feeling the project -- definitely will be looking to work with her again soon.

  20. Review by Nicole H.
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    Mariami knows exactly what she is doing when she assists you and supports you with your song, lyrically and musically. She delivers a whole new sound and vibe to your music, that it will sound absolutely amazing! I 1000x recommend working with her!

  21. Review by Sam H.
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    Outstanding singer. Her voice is so distinctive and has this lovely lovely tone that just inspires creativity. A real professional too - her standard of mixing and post work is absolutely brilliant, there was hardly any work for me to do. I've worked with a few singers on here and she is easily the best. Will 100% try and fine more projects again !

  22. Review by Jay G.
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    Mariami was an absolute pleasure to work with !! Very professional, patient and detailed. She brought my track to life with a powerful and emotional performance full of amazing melodies and lyrics. I could not be happier with the results.

  23. Review by Jeremy B.
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    Mariami is a great vocalist w/ tons of range and an awesome pop sensibility! She carried out every request and added her own flare as well. I look forward to working w/ her again.

  24. Review by Jon g.
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    Mariami Listens to detail & made this project a breeze to work through! She responds quickly which is always a plus! I will be working with her again soon!

  25. Review by Genghis
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    Awesome vocals she made me !!
    Mariami did everything I asked her to do. She went above and beyond with her songwriting skills and amazing vocals. Thank you so much!

    Genghis

  26. Review by Benjamin
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    WOW! She is absolutely awesome. Mariami wrote me a lyrics, so fast as no one as ever before. She is very friendly an very reliable.I will happily hire her again. Thank you Mariami!

  27. Review by Juan L.
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    Great vocals, thank you!

  28. Review by The Jerzey Boyz
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    Incredible artist. She put in the time and effort into every bit of our project. Very flexible with our requests back and forth. Very clear with answers and directions she wanted to go. Thank you Mariami!

  29. Review by Oliver Q.
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    A+ great communication skills, delivers on time and a great lyricist too.

  30. Review by Tony P.
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    Mariami truly blew me away with her vocals on my song. So much talent and heart. Definitely going to work with her again.

  31. Review by Gei L.
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    Mariami keeps raising the bar

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  32. Review by Romeo P.
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    Such a talented and professional songwriter!

    We just completed the first job and the experience was so good that now we have a whole discography to be written together..

    WELCOME TO THE TEAM, MARIAMI!"

    Loving working with you

  33. Review by Rasmus S.
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    Absolutely amazing talent from Mariami. Her skills in writing lyrics, singing, and mixing her own vocals is Beyond my expectation.
    Fast responses even though there was 6 hours time difference - really professional. I can only recommend her at the fullest if you look for a complete and well-done song.

  34. Review by Ashton B.
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    I plan on working with her a lot! So talented and easy to work with. Familiar with so many different genres of music which comes in handy when you're trying to capture a specific sound!

  35. Review by François P.
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    Talented writer, a pleasure to work with !!!

  36. Review by Ghislaine Regout
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    When I was looking for a singer, Mariami was everything I was looking for. Not only did she knew immediately what I had in mind for my track, she also had great ideas herself, and has helped me immensely. She's a powerhouse artist, and a great, easy-going person with strong communication skills.If you need a singer/musician, go to Mariami!

  37. Review by Ashton B.
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    She is a legend! The rest of the world just isn't aware yet. De a future house hold name! Work with her while shes still here because she is going to the top! Took one song off my project and turned it into something amazing.I never wanna stop creating with her now.Almost felt like she could read my mind! Such a professional and quick with results.

  38. Review by Gei L.
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    A pleasure to work with Mariami yet again. She brought mastery of a wide poetic vocabulary to my work-in-progress and communicated well in the workroom at the same time. She's always able to back up her creative decisions and paint you a picture. I'm lovin' it.

  39. Review by Travon S.
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    Mariami was great to work with. She is an incredibly talented songwriter and singer. She is professional, creative and timely. The resulting song we created captured the emotions that we were looking for.

  40. Review by Gei L.
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    Mariami was a pleasure to work with. She has a UNIQUE talent with toplines and lyrics. On top of that, she was able to accommodate my request to take song elements I wanted to keep and adapt them. Amazing artist!

  41. Review by Nathan D.
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    Mariami was a pleasure to work with. She generously added her own creative input and was so easy to work with. Her vocal sensibilities were spot on and brought just the right personality to the song as well.

  42. Review by Alysia
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    This girl delivers! She did an amazing job, can't wait to work with her again.

  43. Review by Mikah S.
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    Mariami did an amazing job. She gave life to a few passages that I was unsure how to proceed with. She also communicated well and was very prompt in making the recording!

  44. Review by Andre Galiano
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    Mariami recorded backing and lead vocals to a song of mine. What a beautiful work she's done! Extremely professional, with a lovely timbre and also very creative (I gave her freedom and it was more than a good call, she made it better than I could imagine). Let her do what she feels like! She'll make your song sound like it was made in heaven. :)

  45. Review by Nicholas S.
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    Mariami is a pleasure to work with and is a very talented singer and songwriter. Flexibility and quick turnarounds for feedback made collaboration easy. 10/10.

  46. Review by Moawia
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    Mariami is a great Artist ,, she delivers the best of her with best quality and beyond expectation.

  47. Review by Rob A.
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    Mariami is an absolute Gem. Incredible songwriter & singer with great communication & super professionalism.

  48. Review by susan
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    Mariami is very talented and pleasant to work with, she's a professional; i would definately work with her again.

  49. Review by Mecca W.
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    Super quick and amazing to work with even though I was late with responses and a little hard to work with due to outside factors, thankyou so much project came out amazing !

  50. Review by Timothy J.
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    Mariami was a pleasure to work with. Open minded to my vision, gave great feedback and willing to try different approaches until we found the perfect sound for the record. Definitely great at adapting as well. I look forward to working with her again.

  51. Review by Carlyle Fernandes
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    Mariami is great!
    Works fast and delivers what is promised.
    5/5!

  52. Review by Ole M.
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    Very fast and efficient! Great talent :) I can definitely recommend Mariami!

  53. Review by Stefan H.
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    Mariami delivered a professional, balanced and really excellent topline on time, as promised.
    She is a true pro. You won't regret working with her.

  54. Review by Stefan H.
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    Mariami is super pro and got back to me in record time. Exceeded my expectations, highly recommended.

  55. Review by Philip L.
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    Thank you Mariami! t wait to do more work with her in the future!

  56. Review by Alex O.
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    The lady's delivery is amazing!
    Super talented! You need to work with her to understand what I am saying*** The best!!!!

  57. Review by Alex O.
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    Mariami is simply one of the best! Superb talent and communication is excellent***

  58. Review by Cem S.
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    It was a pleasure working with Mariami.
    Very nice voice!.. and she organized the job very carefully and completed in a right way.

  59. Review by S. S.
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    Mariami brought life to my track . her vocals gave my production direction , vocals you can feel . A writing style to remember . Extremely professional and courteous. I look forward to another great project with her unique writing and vocal skills.

  60. Review by Trevour A.
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    Really awesome time working with Mariami. She's incredibly talented at what she does and completely surpassed my expectations. You can also tell that she genuinely invests herself in your project to make it as good as possible, and will work with you through it. She's also really good and fast at communicating which makes it really convenient.

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    Dope vocals

  62. Review by Rowe Rowe
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    Her lyrics are amazing and she keeps making hits!

  63. Review by Chris Adams
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    Mariami is one of the MOST gifted writers and lyricists I've ever known! Her concepts and ideas are so futuristic; I'm not sure if we've caught up with her yet. One of the dopest singers as well. Whew not enough spacing to echo how amazing I think she is! Great things coming from this superhuman!

  64. Review by Joshua Carey
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    Wonderfully talented, organized, and an all-around great person. Excellent voice, and she's someone who meticulously - and quickly - knocks out top-notch vocals.

  65. Review by Alex O.
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    Mariami is so talented!
    When she tells you 48 hrs, she comes back with a hit song with very creative lyrics. I will work with her again...So amazing!!!!

  66. Review by Jason Doherty
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    Had a great songwriting lesson with Mariami. Learned an incredible amount in such a short period of time and she's one of the best songwriters on Soundbetter. She gave me a great amount of confidence and helped me get rid of a lot of self doubt when it comes to writing.

  67. Review by Joshua Carey
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    Iamari has a truly unique writing voice and instantly brings fresh inspiration to all of her projects. A fiercely hard worker, Iamari also has the level of professionalism and follow-through necessary in a studio environment, and her ability to arrange vocals quickly proves as an added bonus. Plus, she's a great person!

Interview with Mariami

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

  2. A: That greatness happens overnight. A successful career in music takes years of craftsmanship, commitment, discipline, technique, practice, study and staying open to growth + change.

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

  4. A: Sade. She exemplifies how less is always much more. Subtle, timeless + iconic.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Nostalgic + Urban Pop/ Soul

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

  8. A: Stand out of your way. Let your instincts guide you and turn off your inner monologue. Don't censor your creativity. Less is more.

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