Award winning Multi-genre Songwriter / Topliner / Vocalist / Vocal Producer; 200+ Million Streams, Songs on Spotify's New Music Friday, Fresh Finds, Wild Country, Christmas Pop; Songwriting Credits include Powfu, Sara Kays, Wrabel, Haley Joelle, Laura Marano, Nurko, Drax Project, Morat etc.
I have over 10 years of experience as a songwriter / topliner, vocalist, and vocal producer across multiple genres. My songs have been released by several major label artists and have racked up over 200+ Million streams. As a full-time professional songwriter in LA, I work with many artists, writers and producers (at companies like UMPG, BMG, Hipgnosis, Prescription Songs, Big Machine, APG, Capitol etc) on a regular basis, so I bring a high level of expertise and a diverse skillset to every project.
I primarily write and sing Pop music, Pop-R&B, and contemporary Country, but I'm very versatile and have experience in many other genres including Dance, Progressive House, Latin-Pop, and K-Pop.
SERVICES I OFFER:
- Vocals (includes lead vocals, doubles, harmonies, adlibs - comped & tuned)
- Toplining (writing the melody & lyrics over your track, and recording vocals)
- Spanish Vocals
Rates vary depending on the project, but vocals start at $400
1 Free Revision is included. Thereafter, $75/Revision.
*A revision is defined as a few small edits, not a re-do / re-recording
You can pay half upfront and half upon delivery. The 50% deposit is nonrefundable due to the work put in
Turnaround time ranges between 1-3 weeks depending on my availability and workload.
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75 Reviews - 19 Repeat ClientsEndorse Maddy S.
It's a pleasure working with Maddy - professional, fast delivery, great communication, and most of all - she is such a talented singer. I'm excited to have her on this new track of mine, and I look forward to working with her again in the near future.
Really professional. Great quality of vocals and fast delivery!
Maddy is awesome. She is very friendly, professional, and has an amazing voice. She completed my project before the deadline, and I am so happy with what I received. I can't wait to work with her again.
Maddy is an extremely talented vocalist and songwriter, and a pleasure to work with. Her work elevated my production and her turn around time was exactly what I needed. I would highly recommend Maddy and hope to work with her again in the future!
Super sweet vocals, beautiful sound, hits you in the feels as well!
Quick, professional, nailed it on the first try.
Would definitely work with Maddy again!
Exactly what we were looking for.
Love working with Maddy, she always delivers great results!
Wonderful first project together. Maddy really is the best. Looking forward to working together again soon.
Maddy does consistently a great job, and does it fast and well! Excellent harmonizing and top lining!
Maddy's got a brilliant voice & knows how to use it. She's great at using her initiative melodically & harmonically, super easy to work with & committed to getting the job done right!
Maddy delivered a fantastically written topline and vocal recording within the deadline we determined. She brought my track to life and capture my vision perfectly. I'm glad I chose to go with Maddy over other vocalists I was considering. She is well worth her fee! Will definitely work with her again.
really amazing, incredible voice, nailed creating all the melodies and vibe on first try which is rare, sounds amazing! looking forward to more
Maddy has a lot of talent and is a pleasure to work with. I was surprised at the quality of the stems! Would recommend! Thanks Maddy
Great experience, great voice, professional and quality work. And it's easy to talk with Maddy. Thanks a lot again !
It was a pleasure to work with Maddy. Her vocals and topline fit my track perfectly. I would highly recommend working with her.
Maddy did an incredible job! She delivered exactly what I was looking for and I could really tell she felt the emotion I was trying to portray in my song. She made so many harmonies and ad-libs and came up with a concept that made the entire track shine. Maddy is extremely talented and I look forward to working with her again in the future!
An absolute pleasure to work with Maddy on a song that I was writing.
She met deadlines with ease and did a brilliant job
loved working with Maddy! she really listens to what you have to say and what you are looking for and then comes back with something amazing! such a unique and beautiful voice, not to mention super easy communication!
Maddy was lovely to work with, beautiful voice and very talented. She composed two toplines with vocals and was eager to meet deadlines as well as the guidance provided.
Amazing job as always :)
Interview with Maddy S.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm a full-time songwriter in LA. Currently I'm doing a lot of writing sessions with artists and producers in the LA scene. I have a bunch of songs coming out this year that I'm excited about! I'm also doing a lot of toplining and vocals in the K-Pop space and Sync as well!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Clients often ask me how long it will take me to complete the project and my answer is between 1-3 weeks depending on my availability. They also usually ask me what I need from them, and I always ask for: the track as a .wav file preferably, the tempo and key of the track, and any specific references or ideas that they have!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sometimes people reach out to me for 'vocals' for their track, but what they're really asking for is songwriting *and* vocals. I think there's a misconception around how much talent/skill, work, and energy it takes to write a topline (melody & lyrics). It's much more time consuming than just recording a vocal. Writing is a completely different skill than singing. So I think it's good if people keep that in mind when it comes to fair compensation for that service. Songwriting/ toplining will always cost more than just vocals, because there's a lot more work and expertise that goes into it - and if it's a full buy-out, you're paying for intellectual property.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on the project but if it's a topline + vocals for example, I start by listening to your track a few times just to get familiar with it. Then I start coming up with melody ideas, and I also look through my lyric concept ideas to find a concept/title that matches the feeling of the track. I usually write the chorus at this point, and once I have something really strong and catchy, I move on to the verses. Once the whole topline is written, I then record the lead vocal (on Pro Tools). Then I comp (edit) the lead vocal. When I have a solid lead vocal, I start recording doubles and harmonies, then adlibs. The final step is editing and mixing everything, and then I bounce a reference mix for my client to listen to! After that, if my client is happy with the song, I'll bounce stems for delivery! :)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The variety of writing & singing all kinds of songs across many genres!! I have a lot of fun switching it up.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started singing and working with a vocal coach when I was about 10 years old, but I started playing the guitar and songwriting when I was 13. I wanted to be a Country/Pop artist. I performed at several festivals like Canadian Music Week, had some of my songs on radio, was on a national TV show in Canada, and by the time I was 17 I released my first album as well as several singles. But a few years later I started traveling to Nashville frequently and realized that my true passion was songwriting, and that I wanted to just focus on that. That's when I started co-writing a lot, and meeting with several music publishers. I finally moved to Nashville in 2017 to pursue songwriting full-time. I spent 3.5 years there writing and working on my craft, and then I moved to LA in 2020!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some of my biggest influences include Kehlani, Ellie Goulding, Rosalia, SZA, Alison Krauss, Kacey Musgraves, Emily Warren and Ali Tamposi.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is coming up with catchy melodies & unique lyric concepts.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: It depends on what the project is. If they're wanting me to sing a vocal, or write a top-line, I may ask for references (i.e. songs that have a similar vibe to what they're going for). I try to get as many details and as much direction as possible so that I can really help achieve their vision.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be detailed about what you're looking for. The more direction you give me, the more I'll be able to help you achieve your vision.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Musically, I tend to lean towards Pop/R&B, but when it comes to lyrics, I'm all about story-telling and painting a picture (which is more typical in the Country and Singer/Songwriter genres).
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, R&B, Country/Pop, K-Pop, Dance/House. I'm pretty all over the map!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring creativity, passion, interesting melodies, and my soft/sweet sounding voice. I'm all about interesting hooks that say things in a new way.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do for my clients is top-lining, writing lyrics, and recording vocals.