Award winning Songwriter, Top-liner, Singer with 10+ years of studio experience; Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, The Lennon Award, International Acoustic Music Awards and The UK Songwriting Contest; My songs have been featured on major television shows such as ABC's Army Wives and Switched at Birth.
Songwriting is my biggest passion and strongest skill. I write with several signed songwriters in Nashville on a daily basis (at Warner Chappell, BMG, Altadena, Big Machine, Big Loud Shirt, Tape Room), and have won many awards for my songs. I would love to help bring your vision to life!
I'm also a singer and have many years of studio experience. I can sing and record vocals (edited & tuned) with a quick turnaround.
I primarily sing / write Pop music, Pop-R&B, and contemporary Country, but I'm versatile and can cater to your needs. I sing / write in English as well as Spanish. Go to the 'More Samples' tab on the right side of this page and scroll down to hear examples of my work!
SERVICES I OFFER **Contact for pricing**
- Vocals or Featured Vocals
- Songwriting (Lyrics only)
- Songwriting (Melody only)
- Custom Songwriting
- Toplining (writing the Melody & Lyrics over top of your track)
- Toplining + Vocals
- Background Vocals
- Spanish Vocals
- English to Spanish Song Translation
- Spanish Songwriting
- Consultation / Mentoring (Songwriting)
+ 1 Free Revision, thereafter $75/Revision
+ Expedited fee for projects needed in 48 hours or less
+ Feel free to visit my Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/maddysimmen
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38 Reviews - 11 Repeat ClientsEndorse Maddy Simmen
Maddie was so easy to work with! She finished my song and recorded such a beautiful rendition. I would easily work with her again.
Beautiful voice! Wonderful job on vocals and lyrics! Would highly recommend!
Loved working with Maddy, she can take a concept and turn it into a great song!
Maddy is a pleasure to work with, very professional and talented!
Maddy made a magnificent job toplining my latest 2 songs, great experience
Maddy delivered a superb melody and acoustic for my new lyric. Her musical phrasing was original, and exact in its congruence with the grammatical phrasing of my provided lyrics. She is clear, complete and timely in conversation for our collaboration. I appreciate the vivid color and life she brought to my written story, a tough thing to do and the sign of a seasoned professional!
Maddy is an incredible person to work with. Her vocals are off the chain!
Maddy was a joy to work with. Professional and fast! Really happy with the result.
Maddy is super fast an efficient. Very understanding and I appreciate all the hard work she did on my track thank you so much I will be back
Super talented and a real pro.
definitely gonna work with her again.
Maddy is super talented and knows how to work as a team member! Two thumbs up!
It was a delight to work with Maddy, she very much delivered on the project. She was always responsive, handled my requests extremely quickly and best of all she has a wonderful voice.
Teh result turned out great! Responsive and a great quality result!
Nuevamente un honor, placer y satisfacción trabajar con una super cantante como Maddy. A tiempo, eficaz y profesional. Recomendada!
Super talented vocalist and songwriter! Would love to work with Maddy again in the future.
Great work by Maddy!
Excelente trabajo, abierta y versátil a diferentes propuestas musicales.
excelente comunicación y calidad de servicio.
Maddy was great to work with. Smooth voice, good recording and was kind enough to take directions and make changes to fit our needs! Recommended!
Was great working with Maddy, she’s quick and gets it!
Strong writer. Easy to work with and really knows her craft. Highest recommendation!
The material provided by Maddy is very inspiring, of the highest quality, and fits totally within the concept I have given her. I look forward to working with her again.
Maddy knocked it out of the park again toplining my lyrics. Topnotch quality, amazing turnaround time and great communication make Maddy a no-brainer.
Maddy is absolutely amazing. Top professionalism. And her voice is beautiful. 100% recommend.
Just perfect - impeccable result, clear communication and timely delivery. Look forward to working with Maddy again.
I can't say enough about how great it was working with Maddy! She has great melodic ideas, an amazing voice and is very responsive and easy to communicate with. I will 100% be looking to work with Maddy again.
Great voice and artist...timely delivery and super clean recording and production..highly recommended!
Maddy was excellent to work with and really brought life to our track! Can’t wait to work with her again in the future!
Maddy came up with a great vocal line that compliments my last track. Maddy is also easy to work with and quick to respond. Her most valuable skill is her unique talent for delivering the sound in your head. Highly recommended.
Maddy Rocks! I gave a horribly troublesome tune and she nailed it. She asked all the right questions, took great direction, was creative and delivered ahead of schedule -- can't ask for much more!
Maddy is the best....if you don't pick her for a song. you are seriously missing on a great songwriting talent.
The project I hired Maddy was to come up with a pop song based on a specific concept. At this stage, production was not a concern. The key elements were the concept and the hook (and considering 2 or more voices). Maddy understood what the idea was and did an excellent job executing it which she also did in a timely manner (ie fast). Definitely considering production at a later stage in the not too distant future.
Maddy did an amazing job putting her vocals on my country song! Also - she delivered super fast! Can't wait to use her again!
Did another awesome job..
Maddy Delivers! > Highly Recommend to work on projects.
Maddy voice is wonderful. She delivered fast and perfect vocals. Also the recording technique is very good. Thanks!
Great job on Spanish vocals, but English is her first language so communicating was easy! Very talented in multiple languages.
Great voice. Fast work.
Maddy is an extremely talented singer/songwriter and a total pro on top of it! It's been a pleasure to work with her and I know I'll be hiring her for more work!
I’ve worked with Maddy in the studio for almost 10 years now. She’s a natural and has a beautiful voice! She’s proficient and professional while tracking vocals and can sing melody, harmony and in Spanish. Her songwriting and top-lining skills are 10 out of 10. She can write songs that are fun and catchy, but she also knows how to turn a small idea in to a powerful song that can make you cry.. I would highly suggest working with Maddy!
Interview with Maddy Simmen
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some of my biggest influences include Sia, Julia Michaels, Max Martin, Charlie Puth, Kehlani, Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: No matter what kind of job it is, I like to ask a lot of questions at the start of the project and get a good idea of what my client is looking for. In terms of writing a lyric or a top-line (melody & lyric), I spend a good amount of time brainstorming ideas, and then I start to add structure to it. When I have a first draft that I'm happy with, I'll send it to my client for approval / notes. If there are any notes, I try to stick to them very closely when I'm editing the song.... When it comes to recording vocals for a client, I usually take 1-3 hours to learn the song (depending on how long / difficult it is), and get really comfortable with it. Then I record anywhere from 2-6 takes (sometimes in sections) and I have an experienced producer/engineer comp and tune the vocal.
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: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop and Country/Pop music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Charlie Puth because I think he's a music genius, and I love the melody choices he makes. I think we would get along Lol!
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 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 become 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 full length 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 began co-writing a lot, and meeting with several music publishers. I finally moved to Nashville in 2017 to pursue songwriting full-time.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My guitar, my phone, my notebook (don't know if that qualifies as gear? lol), my laptop, and a microphone. Pretty simple!
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: 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 also usually ask what their deadline is.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is coming up with unique lyric concepts and catchy melodies.