20 Best Vocalist

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in 2024

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Matt Brooks

Berlin, Germany

Operations + Scaling for Music Tech & Startups

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Linda Vilela


Versatile Bilingual Vocalist & Topliner

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Julia Veinblat

Brooklyn, United States

Professional Female Vocalist

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Doc Peace

San Diego, United States

Helping You Build Brand Awareness & Flow GOLD!

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Omoyele Ebenezer

Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Brand designer and wordsmith

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K Enagonio

San Diego, United States

Capture Every Moment

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Jenny McNiven

Philadelphia, United States

Content Creator, Writer, & Voice Over Artist

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Crista Quintos

Los Angeles, United States

Build Your Brand Through Social Media

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Amr Bouassab

United States

Multilingual Copywriter & Translator | Creative Solutions

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Naomi Virtudazo


🎙️ Melodic ✔ Neat ✔ Zingy ✔Vocal Services!

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Victoria Marini


Singer, VO, Translator, Subtitler, IT Support

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Wilmarck Jean-Philippe

Lancaster, United States

Concious Trap Artist

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Josephine Cho

New York, United States

Korean-English Translator & Voice Over Expert 🌐

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Alex (naii.io)

Berlin, Germany

Ghost Artist: video-edits, copy-writes, voice-over

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Brittany McGowan

New York, United States

Video/Social Producer/Editor and Voiceover Artist

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Christina G

United States

Content creator |Voice over Artist | Spokesperson

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Caitlin Nelson

Johnson City, United States

Event and Podcast Producer

Common projects for Vocalists

Recording vocals for a music album or single.

Providing vocals for jingles in commercials or promotional videos.

Performing live at concerts, events, or shows.

Providing background vocals or harmonies for other artists' tracks.

Creating vocal samples or loops for music production.

Providing vocals for soundtracks in films, television, or video games.

Tips for working with and hiring Vocalists

Know your musical needs

Before you start searching for a freelance vocalist, have a clear understanding of the type of music and vocal range required for your project. This could be based on the genre, mood, or theme of your project.

Review their portfolio

Take time to review the vocalist's previous work. This will give you a sense of their range, style, and versatility. Listen to their different performances to ensure their voice resonates with your project.

Understand their skills

A good vocalist isn't just about having a great voice. They should also have a good understanding of rhythm, melody, and harmony. Ask if they have any formal training or experience in music theory.

Communication is key

Make sure to maintain regular communication with your vocalist. Discuss your expectations clearly and give constructive feedback. Encourage them to express their ideas and concerns. Remember, successful collaboration is a two-way street.

How to hire Vocalists

Define your needs

Before starting the hiring process, know your project's musical needs. This includes the genre, mood, and vocal range required for your project.

Post a detailed job

Include details about your project, the scope of the job, the skills required, and the timeline in your job post. This will attract the right vocalists.

Review applications

Review the applications and listen to the vocal samples provided. Shortlist vocalists based on their voice, experience, and fit for your project.

Conduct interviews

Ask questions about their experience, vocal range, and how they take care of their voice. Discuss project specifics and expectations.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right vocalist, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Vocalists

1. Can you describe your vocal range and what genres or styles you're most comfortable with?

2. Can you provide examples of previous projects where you had to adapt to different musical styles or requirements?

3. How do you take care of your voice and ensure it's in the best condition for recording or performing?

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Frequently asked

A freelance vocalist is a professional singer who offers their vocal talents on a project basis. They can perform in different styles and genres, and can contribute to various projects such as music albums, commercials, live performances, and more.

A freelance vocalist is a professional singer who offers their vocal talents on a project basis. They can perform in different styles and genres, and can contribute to various projects such as music albums, commercials, live performances, and more.

Hiring a vocalist through Contra gives you access to a wide range of talented singers from around the world. You can review their profiles, listen to their previous work, and handle contracts and payments all in one place. Plus, Contra's commission-free policy means you can allocate more of your budget to the talent itself.

Vocalists often use digital audio workstations (DAWs) like Logic Pro or Ableton Live to record and edit their vocals. They may also use various microphones, audio interfaces, and sometimes, vocal processing tools like AutoTune or Melodyne.

You can post a job on Contra detailing your project and what kind of vocalist you're looking for. Vocalists who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of vocalists and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Projects that require a vocalist often include creating music tracks, recording commercial jingles, providing vocals for video game soundtracks, and performing at live events. A vocalist can add a human touch and emotional depth to any audio project.

The cost of hiring a vocalist on Contra can vary based on the singer's experience, the complexity of the project, and the duration of the work. However, you can expect to pay between $25 and $200 per hour.

Freelance vocalists on Contra get paid commission-free. They can charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Payments are held in escrow at the beginning of the project and released to the vocalist after the deliverables have been approved by the client, or automatically within three days.

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