Alternative Pop Singer/Songwriter – @MadyxMusic

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Alternative pop singer/songwriter Madyx! Born Michelle Blanchard, has wanted to be in the music industry since she was a kid. “When I was 8 years old, my parents bought me a guitar for my birthday and my life was forever changed,” she said. Growing up, Madyx’s parents also always played a variety of music from classic rock to country, and that helped shape her diverse writing style. After playing in a bunch of bands during high school, Madyx moved out to LA to really build her music career and even started a band called Life Down Here. “We made a pretty good name for ourselves: getting to open for Paramore, played a bunch of high schools across SoCal and several LGBT pride festivals in addition to the Warped Tour,” she said of her band experience. However, as she grew older, her musical style changed and she parted ways with the band, and branched out her own as Madyx! “It’s been a wild ride ever since,” the singer excitedly admitted.

Burning in the Dark – #Mixtape by Pop Singer @EMMinRealLife

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The tape features EMM’s stunning vocals, songwriting, and production skills! The music speaks on relationships and other topics but also empowerment, (like on track “Killer Queen),  something that EMM says her brand is all about, especially as a female producer. “Being a female producer is a big part of my brand because its an area where a lot of women are still pushing for a breakthrough,” the artist admitted.

Out of My System: The EP by Pop Singer @tay__noelle | @TaylorNoelle

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“The EP’s title reflects how it even came about. I had all these songs that meant a whole lot to me that I just needed to get ‘out of my system’ and into the world,” the singer revealed. “My vision is that there are people out there who can hear these songs about my pain and my joy and connect them to their own lives. I use songwriting to process my feelings, and I hope that my songs can help other people to do the same.”

Pop/Alternative Singer: #SamanthaPaixao

Written by Brittany Shawnté Happy to feature another great rising artist! If you or your client is an upcoming artist, designer, etc., and would like to be featured on The Spotlight, please visit our Features/Submissions page for more info.  Today, we have pop/alternative singer Samantha Paixao! Hailing from Toronto, the artist has been singing basically allContinue reading “Pop/Alternative Singer: #SamanthaPaixao”

Pop Singer: Suzy Olson/@suzyq1928

Written by Brittany Shawnté Meet rising pop singer, Suzy Olson! The 16-year-old from Arizona got her start in music by singing in church, alongside her four brothers. Her parents sang each week as well, and her older brothers played instruments, so she comes from a pretty talented family! Her mom was also a music teacher, andContinue reading “Pop Singer: Suzy Olson/@suzyq1928”

Pop & Soul Singer: @Tamtam_Sound

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Today, we have Saudi Arabian pop/soul singer Tamtam!  The artist has had a thirst for music since she was a young girl growing up in the Middle East. I’ve wanted to do music since I was eleven years old,” Tamtam revealed. “But back then, I didn’t think it would be a possibility for me because I grew up in a more conservative society in the Middle East.” When she was 13, she decided to sign up for a talent show at school to showcase her talent and love of music, the first time of many that she performed live in front of a big audience. Inspired greatly by Michael Jackson, Tamtam sang “Thriller” for her performance, and decided then that music was her life path. “Ever since that night, I knew that this was something I was going to pursue against all odds,” the singer said.