LaLaLie Music for Media was established in 2015 by Dutch composer Nicolette Lie. As an accomplished drummer with a strong feel for keyboards and guitars, multi-instrumentalist Nicolette Lie composes music for documentaries, commercials, movies, business films and animations. Please listen to this allround showreel, and check the work section for more. See the links page for Nicolette’s popskills.


I graduated in 1999 in Jazz Drumming from the Conservatory of Amsterdam studying with Lucas van Merwijk and Misha Mengelberg amongst others.

Before and ever since I have worked as a drummer in a variety of jazz, world, indie and popbands. Since 2008 I am the bandleader/songwriter for indie band/project KNUPPERPOUF. I love improvising on the piano, learning scores by for instance Chopin, and take currently lessons playing cello. Because of this allround background (from pop and classical into jazz) I have a sensitive feel for atmosphere and tone colour.

I am and have always been a passionate drum teacher (starting at the tender age of 16).

Film Scoring

In 2014 I studied Filmscoring at Berklee in Boston USA and attended the same college again in 2015: Music Composition for film and TV with Los Angeles based composer Ben Newhouse.

Studio LaLaLie since 2015

With the well-organized studio and sample libraries I can work pretty fast. I can record in my Studio LaLaLie  electronic drums, percussion, guitars, keyboards and vocals live. In my music studio Molenpad in the center of Amsterdam (where I teach drums) I record the live drums.

Most of the orchestral sounds (when needed) come from my sample libraries which I program. If the budget and time allows, most instruments can be recorded live, as well as horn sections or any other instrument that I cannot play myself. Given my network of musician friends that is a valuable option.

Having been the drummer, and regularly the arranger and composer for my bands for over two decades I decided in 2010 to start composing primarily for myself (with Knupperpouf) and for others. I worked on several documentaries and did the arrangements and recordings for a children’s book with illustrator Rachelle Meyer published by Kids Marketeers.

In my studio I work on different kinds of sound and music work, and I am the main sound-engineer for colleague JC voicemale, amongst others.

LaLaLie Music for Media By Composer Nicolette Lie


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