I am a Soul/Pop artist with 10 years of experience working with Pop, RnB, Rock and Hip-Hop artists in both Los Angles and Nashville. I have performed, written and recorded songs with Victoria Horn (Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato), Megan & Liz, Micheal McDonald (The Doobie Brothers), and Richard Marx.
I can work in several different genres such as: Pop, Rock, Soul, R&B, Folk and Americana. I specialize in top lining and recording vocals for demos or final release. All vocal projects will include dry stems of the lead vocal, stacks, and harmonies with the option for editing and mixing at an additional fee.
Each project will receive 2 FREE edits, but I will be happy to negotiate a price for additional edits. I definitely want you to be happy with the final product!
A full topline (lyrics + melody) includes 50% Songwriting Credit and 50% Publishing splits. I will provide a split sheet with the final stems.
Lastly, please understand that as much as I love collaborating and working with my clients, I do request to not be credited as a vocalist during release, list, or promotion of any song so that I can separate the work that I release as a solo artist from music that I am hired to sing on.
I'm looking forward to hearing about your project and can't wait to make some music with you!
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5 ReviewsEndorse Mad Welsley
Great vocalist, very professional in handling feedback!
Amazing singer, great sound quality and performance!
Working with Mad was a pleasure. She was very easy to communicate with about where I wanted the song to go and and very professional when it come to delivering the song. I am excited to work with her in the future and I would recommend her services!
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Wow, I can't speak highly enough of Mad. Incredibly talented with a unique style that sets her apart from the rest. Her professionalism and communication are superb. I will definitely be working with her again in the near future!
Mad did an awesome job on my new song, she is amazing. She was so patient with the entire process. Professional and talented and soon I will work again with Mad.
Interview with Mad Welsley
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I love to just sit with the song for a couple of days to really understand the overall vibe of the production & style. Then depending on the project, I will start the writing/toplining process. This typically takes a couple of days and I will send demos to the client during this process to make sure that it is going in the direction they are hearing in their head. Then once we have agreed on the lyrics/melody/approach, I will then move on to the final recording process!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skills are vocal recording and writing with super catchy melodies that can range from super fun and spunky to dark and moody.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: If you ask my family, I have been singing since before I could even form a complete sentence. Both of my parents were artists, so from an early age they encouraged me to pursue my dreams of being a professional singer. I started taking voice lessons at the age of 9 and recorded and coproduced my first EP at the age of 18. Since then, I have continued to write and perform with a handful of amazing musicians in both LA and Nashville and am currently working on my second solo project!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My clients usually hire me for songwriting and recording vocals for both pitch and release.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love a good live pop/hip-hop track, like Donna Missal or Anderson .Paak! As far as vocal style goes, I definitely am inspired by Halsey and Lennon Stella, and lyrically I'm inspired by a story, similar to the way Norah Jones or Jason Isbell paint very vivid images in all of their songs.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I write and record all of my dry vocals out of a home studio and usually outsource to a local engineer in Nashville if a client wants them edited or mixed.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep it simple. Always.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Norah Jones, because she is the reason why I sing and write songs. My mom used to play her CD's around the house when I was growing up and I just remember how influential she was to me in the very beginning stages of me falling in love with music. It would be an honor to get to collaborate with her!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I think because I listen to so many different genres, I am definitely eclectic in my writing style. But I would still identify as a Soul-Pop Singer and Songwriter.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would definitely suggest knowing how much they are willing to pay and exactly what service they are looking for so that I can provide them with an accurate quote at the forefront. I love it when clients have a pretty clear vision of what they are wanting and we spend more time working towards their vision and less time trying to figure out through process of elimination.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Pop and R&B tracks because that's what comes the most natural to me and at the end of the day what I sing & listen to the most.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar Pen Notebook Multitrack recorder Batteries Not sure if those are all considered gear, but that's really all I need to keep making music!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Will the recordings be for release or pitch? Do you have a specific vision for the final product, or do you want me to have creative freedom with it? Will you be editing the vocals?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it is easy. A lot of people don't understand the time, hard work and emotional strain that goes into being a musician and artist. I applaud every musician out there that is doing everything they can to make a living doing what they love, because it is definitely not an easy career to pursue.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love getting to help clients get the finished product that they wanted. As an artist, I know how amazing it feels to see the vision that you had in your head come to life and actually loving it!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to do everything that I can to make sure that you are happy with our final product.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Honestly, I am definitely a digital girl. I will forever love the sound of analog, but I do think that the digital age has opened up musicians to world of total creative freedom. Having everything at your fingertips can sometimes be overwhelming, but it is definitely inspiring once you learn to embrace it.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Isaac Taylor is a BEAST at editing and making beast. I also love my girl Rikki Ran. She's a killer vocalist and producer!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working towards recording and releasing singles for my solo project. I have been writing material for this project for about 2 years now and I am very excited to start sharing my story and songs with the world again.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am most proud of a band that I helped form many years ago called Stealing Oceans. It was a 7-piece hip-hop/pop/funk band and I absolutely loved my role as lead singer/manager. It was so much fun getting to travel the states with such a unique band and even though I am no longer singing with them, they are still killing it out there. Definitely go check out their music!