Professionally written, performed, produced, and mixed songs. Experience writing for artists and companies such as Premiumbeat and Shutterstock, industry leaders in royalty free music. 10 years experience performing, writing, and recording with quick response rate and songs that have heart and soul- it'll never sound fake or cookie cutter!
Flexible, enthusiastic vocalist/songwriter with a quick turnaround and love for sugary sweet melodies. I’ll meet you at any point of the songwriting process and help you achieve your vision.
-Lead female vocals
-Complete demo (writing, production, recording, mixing)
-Top line writing
I’m extremely receptive to collaboration and will work in whatever way suits your needs. Let’s get cookin!
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4 ReviewsEndorse Madison Davey
I had to produce several songs for sync gigs. Maddie wrote and recorded great lyrics and melodies on top of my beats, doing even more than I was requesting to her. Also super friendly and nice, had a really great time with her
I have known Madison Davey since she was young and she has always been writing and performing her original music. She is so proficient at writing music, she recorded her first songs at age 14 in a Nashville studio with a full band on site. The musicians were able to bring her songs to life because she had thought of every detail in her writing. She performed her original music at the Bluebird Café in Nashville the same year. Over the years her music and writing have evolved and she can now morph from country to R&B and KPoP in between. Madison works extremely hard to accommodate all musica
Madison is so well-versed in pop culture and the sounds that are pushing this generation. I gave her very little notes plus some examples, and she executed a song that was exactly the vibe I was looking for. On top of her musical strengths, she's also a kind hearted person and so easy to work with!
I've been working with Maddie on several projects over the past few months and she's been consistently delivering great writing and performance on styles ranging from Country to RnB, Pop and EDM. I've seen her do everything in her power to make every song she works on as good as it can get (she once even studied Korean writing and pronunciation for days just to write a short top-line over a K-pop song I was producing)!
Interview with Madison Davey
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was chosen to write/sing a song for an upcoming Vietnamese food show (Saigone Girl) which will be broadcast on a Vietnamese media Youtube channel with over 1 million subscribers (the most well known media group in Vietnam!). I did the toplining, arranging, lyrics, vocals, and harmony writing.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm finishing up three singles, beginning a joint EP project, and writing with/for others any moment I get the chance.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes! Jorge Arenas and Kate Brady are both fantastic friends and collaborators who can kill it every time!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always try my best, keep you updated/ask for your input and revisions, and attempt to make it as full of heart as possible.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting to exercise my empathy and write about situations that I may not have always experienced myself, as well as just getting to sing!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Many people are on a time crunch and are asking the shortest possible time window I can deliver. Luckily I can work quickly, but the answer is dependent on the request!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I love writing songs, but it is still work. Divine inspiration is fleeting, most of songwriting is writing and revisions until it works. I still find the process fun, challenging, and extremely rewarding even when I don't hear the melody in a dream or let it all out at once.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask for references, the story behind the project, and a little bit about themselves!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I love to know what is moving you to make this project, the reason or passion behind it. Also, references are one of the most helpful tools in creating the vibe/sound you want, from lyrical style to vocal mixing!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My guitar, my laptop, speakers, a midi keyboard, and a mic. Honestly, they are all I ever need, but oh boy gear can be so fun.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been writing songs for as long as I can remember. The moment I could hold a tune and formulate words I began making up songs and performing them to anyone who would listen (my parents were great sports about it). I took voice, piano, and guitar lessons throughout childhood and performed on a weekly basis or more starting at age 11 individually and in shows with a professional singing/ dancing group (I was in the group from age 11- 17 and by the end was working as an assistant director!). As a teenager I performed at festivals around south Florida and Nashville and began writing with others and recording my songs on 16th Ave in Nashville. I went to NYU for a degree in media, and after leaving have resumed writing and recording with fellow musicians. I plan to keep writing with/for others as much as possible, as writing music is truly at the center of my life. I hope to release my debut album by the end of this year, as well as sever singles in the coming couple months. Keep your eyes peeled!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Multifaceted but always Real
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ms Lauryn Hill. I want to know more about her life, as it is shrouded in such mystery and urban legend, and her work maintains a level of heart and beauty that I dream to achieve. Seeing her work, let alone working with her, would be a dream come true!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never get frustrated if it doesn't sound the way it did in your head- just focus on making it sound GOOD. Also, don't drown yourself in plugins. There is no way you will use a terabyte worth of synths. (Trust me, I'm saying this mostly to myself.)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I love many types of music and enjoy writing in multiple genres, but I usually end up working on R&B, PC music, bubblegum pop, and folk.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Again, true emotions and authenticity. I'm lucky to be able to tap into it even when a song may not be a topic that directly relates to anything occurring in my life!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I always try to relate the song topics to my own experiences or the experiences to those around me in order for it to feel honest and authentic, with real emotions. I truly believe that can make all the difference for a song!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Once I have an idea of what I'll be writing, I give myself initial creative freedom to sing/play whatever comes to mind, whatever inspires me. I often record this process. Afterwards I listen through and pick out the melodies/lyrics that stand out the most, and begin building the song around that. I return to my guitar or the piano and finish writing it in that simple setting, because if it sounds good with just one voice and one instrument, it is a good song. I record the melody, choose the best takes, and begin writing/ recording the harmonies. At this point I stop to reassess and make any lyric/melody fixes that may make the song stronger and do bare bones mixing. I typically show this draft to my client at this point. If given the okay, I do the final tuning and mixing. Viola!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Elton John and Carole King initially come to mind; passionate songwriters who live on their pianos and create art that really wrenches my heart and gut the way I hope to do with my own music! I'm also a huge fan of Ms Lauryn Hill. Her album is a piece of art that doesn't have an emotional parallel.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A healthy marriage of both depending on the sound I want, what's available at the time, and occasionally my mood.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Professional home studio. Soundproofed, as well as a vocal booth within the studio (Manley Mic). Access to upright piano, multiple guitars, and four synths (including a Mini Moog and a Mellotron!).
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Lyric writing, top lining, harmony writing