Hello! My name is NISHA! You might recognize me as the writer of the song "Feel Good," by Gryffin, Illenium & Daya. I also wrote "Money" by Lil Miquela and had a bunch of international hits in countries like South Africa, India, Brazil, and Israel. I've made music for Netflix/Hulu shows, major product commercials and been featured on Spotify!
I make music across all genres. I am Indian, born in Nigeria and raised in the United States while having spent time in Europe. My world experience meant that I was around so many different kinds of music! What I like to write is a really good melody, simple lyrics and emotional honesty. I make and sing pop, hip-hop, dance, jazz and music designed for tv and film. I can help coach your vocals, your writing, or provide feedback to help you finish a song. I can write a top-line to a track you are working on, and send you a professionally recorded demo.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Nisha is a force of nature. So talented. You can't go wrong.
A truly authentic human, artist, writer, and teacher! I'm so looking forward to working together for many years to come!
Nisha is one of the most gifted songwriters I've ever had the chance of working with and she's a vocal powerhouse! We've done a bunch of projects together (with major label artists too) - she always comes up with amazing, catchy topline melodies and she's quick with revisions. I'm thankful for the friendship we formed through SoundBetter and then in actual studio sessions. Not to forget, she has credits with several A-list artists and legendary writers!
Nisha is great. Vocals and vibe are always on point. Highly recommended! Worked with her on two songs, where she came up with great toplines and really cool vocals.
Nisha is great. Vocals and vibe are always on point. Highly recommended!
A truly authentic, honest, joyful, empowering human, artist, writer, and teacher! I'm so looking forward to working together for many years to come!
Interview with NISHA
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, Interface, Mic, Keyboard and my dog Simba :)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Go with your gut and find a good listener.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If I write it with you, the song will represent you. You will feel like something essential about who you are is being expressed and that through sharing that song, you are really connecting with each person who listens to it. If I sing it... it's gonna be dope.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy and all creative! SO much of editing ESPECIALLY with vocals is like surgery... it takes a tremendous amount of skill, focus and an understanding of the bigger picture of the song to do it well.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to know the full scope and intention of the project as well as any post production plans!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been singing and writing music since I was 10. I was classically trained as an opera singer but always sang in big bands and jazz ensembles on the side. In my 20s I started working in the music industry as an artist. I've since written and produced music for myself and some of the artists you hear on the radio :)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Music for sure :) It's the one thing I'm really good at.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sia - I just think she's a brilliant writer and singer who has been behind so much of the pop music I've loved for the last 20 years. Prince and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) all come to mind as well because they write honestly and end up being trailblazers by being authentic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It has to feel good. It can't just be clever, or well thought out or arranged - at the end of the day, if it doesn't feel good, it won't matter - no one will listen to it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Radio and mainstream pop, some independent work, dance music and singer-songwriter stuff!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Uniqueness, swagger, authenticity, catchy melodies, meaningful lyrics.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I'm writing with an artist, it usually starts with a conversation about who they are and what they want to communicate and we go from there. If it's a voice lesson or vocal production, I'll usually spend some time listening to the singer and then adjusting the technique based on what they are trying to accomplish with the recording.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I either record at home, or use a studio that I'm really comfortable in close by. I can get songs demo'd within 48 hours.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm either writing a song with or for my client. I also work on live singing technique, recording technique and vocal identity. I career coach artists; helping them set goals, timelines and then work through whatever is in the way of them achieving their goals during weekly sessions.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sia, Pharrell, Justin Vernon, Kanye West, Frank Ocean