How ShiShi and Daramola Made It with SoundBetter

We kick off the second season of How They Made It talking with ShiShi and Daramola about how the music talent platform SoundBetter has impacted their creativity and career.


Making music can be tough. You’re constantly pushing yourself, constantly putting yourself out there. It takes vulnerability, mettle, determination, discipline, and belief; it takes a little bit of luck, a lot of savvy, and so much more. It also takes having the right people around you, but sometimes the right people, with the right skillset and mindset, are not in your immediate circle.

This is where SoundBetter comes in. Acquired by Spotify in 2019, Soundbetter is the groundbreaking music platform that connects artists with top music professionals around the world. If you’re looking for an engineer, violinist, vocalist, producer, a theremin master even, you can find this person on SoundBetter. And as remote collaboration increasingly becomes the norm, SoundBetter is an excellent resource to be tapped.

This is how NYC-based artist ShiShi and Daramola, a vocalist/songwriter in Miami, Florida, connected. ShiShi made a track in his home studio and needed a vocalist, so he listened to the vocals Daramola uploaded to his SoundBetter profile, they corresponded, and they got to work. The result was “Give Me Love.”

Theirs is an ever-evolving partnership, the origins of which we explore in the latest episode of our video series How They Made It. And it’s also just the tip of the iceberg with regards to the music each artist is creating. (Currently Daramola is riding high from recent single, “Strange Without You” with Tensnake, while ShiShi’s stoked on a “Conmigo” remix with SAMAA.)

Watch the latest episode of How They Made It above, plus read more about their story and collaboration here. For more SoundBetter stories—with Michael Shynes and electronic group Komodo—head over here.

Check out season one of How They Made It featuring Dreezy, Wiki, and Conner Youngblood.