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I'm Nismah. 

I'm a songwriter, producer, vocalist, entrepreneur, feminist, and more. Since 2005 I've been writing + producing songs for myself, other artists, and for sync. 

I also co-own and run a vacation rental business on the Jersey Shore. :)

Some of my wins include a really expensive degree from Berklee, placements on USA (Temptation Island), Bravo, E! (Dancing with the Stars), OWN, INSP, and more; songwriting and production credits on hundreds of songs for multiple artists, a chance to learn from songwriting legend Kara DioGuardi, and some other cool stuff, plus hopefully more to come. :)

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PORTFOLIO + credentials

The proof is in the pudding, right?

Check out some of my experience, education, and recent wins.


Berklee College of Music, '17

I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in music and songwriting. I got to study with many legendary music industry players, including Bonnie Hayes (Cher, Bette Midler, David Crosby, Bonnie Raitt), John Aldrich (Touched By an Angel, The Young and the Restless, and Beverly Hills 90210), Ben Camp (Bryce Fox, Victoria Justice, Seven Lions, and Tiesto), and more.

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Kara DioGuardi Bootcamp

In 2018 I had the exciting opportunity to study with songwriting legend Kara DioGuardi (P!nk, Jason Derulo, Kelly Clarkson, etc.) at the Berklee PowerStation in NYC. We wrote and work-shopped songs for 12 hours a day over the weekend. We also received mentorship from brother duo The XI (pro. The Eleven) (Jennifer Lopez).

"You're awesome!" - Kara DIOGUARDI


I've been writing music for sync since 2016. Some highlights and recent placements are featured below.


Placements on: E! News, Tia and Tamara, OWN Network, Little People Big World, All American (CW),  NCIS, GOLF NOW, Hollywood Houselift, Working the Engels, NASCAR, Texas Bucket List, and more.


I believe that the greatest songs demonstrate a balanced combination of good technique, creative authenticity, and magic. :) We deliver this delicious combo via the vehicles of intentional lyrics, interesting melodies, and unique concepts.

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I take an intentional approach to lyric-writing. To me, the best lyrics are perfectly clear while being anything but obvious. I think writers like Julia Michaels, John Mayer and Taylor Swift do this well.



Melody, melody, melody! If lyrics are the limbs, mouth, and features, melodies are the bones of your song. Without strong and unique melodies, nothing else holds up.



Your concept is your North Star. A great concept is the framework via which you'll say something that's already been said in a completely new way. The concept is the heart of the song.

ADDITIONAL experience


Let's chat to see if I can help you get where you want to go!

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