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Mikalyn

Mikalyn brings a powerful mix of youthful energy and optimism to her alternative-pop sound, grounded by lyrical flourishes that often bely a depth and maturity rarely found in someone so young. An artist in the truest sense of the word, Mikayn’s creativity is a form of self-expression pouring over every note and word with the finesse and attention to detail of a painter. Since she can remember she has desired nothing more than to make music that is truly memorable and means something to the listener. Accomplishments include: ● Finalist 2019 International Singer-Songwriters Association Awards categories: Female Vocalist Of The Year, Album Of The Year Love Again, Female Songwriter Of The Year ● Nominated for 2019 International Singer-Songwriters Association Awards categories: Female Vocalist Of The Year, Female Rising Star, Album Of The Year Love Again, Female Single Of The Year & Music Video Of The Year for 7 Billion, Female Songwriter Of The Year ● Nominated for 2018 ISC Teen Category Finals - Go Away ● Nominated for Social Stars 3rd Annual Best of 2018 Awards categories: 18 and Under Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration of the Year, Performer of the Year (Pop/Rock) and Rising Star of the Year ● Nominated for Florida Country Radio 2018 Female Rising Star Award ● Selected to YOUNK’s Hit Funding Level and recorded a pro video for GONE (released Dec 1st) in Los Angeles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_LWfeKQz7I ● Nominated for 2018 Music Mafia Radio Female Artist of the Year Award ● Nominated for 2018 The Josie Music Awards for Young Adult Artist of the Year (Female) and Young Adult Vocalist of the Year ● Finals Pop Category for “Save Yourself” (2017 Canadian Songwriting Competition) and Honorable Mention in 2018 for Home, and Fall in Love Again in the ISC and and the Unsigned Only Songwriting Contest ● Released 6 song EP “Love Again” that is doing well on Indie Charts Globally ● Finalist in ISC and Unsigned Only - Teen Category 2017 - Fall In Love Again ● Receiving airplay on CBC Radio ● Released 13 song CD on all major platforms in 2018 ● Numerous features and interviews on Indie Internet Radio Stations worldwide ● Sang United Kingdom National Anthem and Canadian National Anthem on 9/16/17 for Toronto Wolfpack Rugby match ● Finalist in Your Music Out Loud Contest - Gone - Nashville 2017 ● Finalist in 3 categories in the UK Songwriting Contest 2017 ● Performed live over 40 times in 2017 so far and opened for June winner Steve Strongman Band ● Ranked 6th in World and 1 st in Canada on ReverbNation Indie Charts ● Alice Sloan Scholarship - Songwriting - With You - Guelph Kiwanis Festival and featured artists in the 2018 Gala ● Winner of TalentWatch Songwriting and Label Contest ($500) ● Finalist in CBC Searchlight in 2016,17 ● 2nd Place in the (3 songs) UK Songwriting Contest 2016, 2017. ● 5 Featured Songs on ReverbNation Homepage - #1 on National Indie Charts ● 1st, 2nd,3rd in the Indie International Songwriting Contest (15.16,17) Carnival, Free as A Bird, Anyway ● Scholarship to attend the 2016 Song Studio Songwriting Camp (Toronto in July) ● Played songs for publisher Chris Oglesby from BMG Nashville on two occasions ● 2 Factor Demo and ADP Grants to record original songs in 2016 and 2017 ● My Cover of Melanie Martinez’s Dollhouse is at 146,000 plays on SoundCloud and counting ● 2200 subscribers on YouTube and counting, and posting regularly ● Selected to open for Tyler Shaw at the Liv, Love & Lyrics Event, Nov 2015,and 2016 ● Guelph Mercury 40 under 40 Endorsement/ Support “I have spent a little time with Mikalyn and was immediately very impressed with her young talent and sense of commitment to the challenges of both songwriting and performing. She is not a "copy cat” artist type, she has a very positive vision about herself, her future and understands the work ethic needed to grow.” – Don Grierson, A&R Consultant, Los Angeles, CA “I've watched Mikalyn perform at several events over the past year, while she was singing at SongStudio and open-mics around Toronto. She is a natural songwriter and performer and very comfortable on stage. A hard working artist who I believe has the talent and drive necessary to succeed in the music industry. I am confident that we will all be hearing a lot more from this young talent from Guelph in the near future” Roger Beckett, Songwriter Coordinator, Toronto Chapter - Nashville Songwriters Association Intl (NSAI), Coordinator, Toronto Regional Writers Group - Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) "I have known Mikalyn for about 18 months, and in that time she has surprised me with her talent, strong work ethic, and enthusiasm for developing her skills as a performing songwriter. She is already advanced for her age, and vigorously pursues opportunities to work with professional artists, songwriters and producers. I have every confidence that her ability, tenacity and her open mind will pave the way for her to have a successful career as a songwriter and a performer." - Allister Bradley, Singer/Songwriter/Studio Operator and Technical Director of SongStudio (Toronto) “Bobby John and I sat down to write and record with Mikalyn after hearing one of her songs during a SAC Date with a Demo session where I was a panelist. We are impressed with both her natural instincts, ability, and passion, and professional attitude. She shows up to work and get it done, and is at ease with both writing and recording. She shows a level of maturity beyond her years. She makes my job as a producer productive and fun. Bobby and I look forward to working with Mikalyn to help her find her centre as a recording and performing artist.” – Murray Daigle, Toronto, Canadian Music Industry Veteran “I've written songs and recorded vocals with some of the best in the country. Mikalyn is just so beyond her years talent wise, it's mind boggling. On the spot harmonies, quick to follow producer comments and adjustments, an amazing pitch and all the while always keeping her natural vocal tone and incorporating her personal flavour in every take. She's got raw talent you can't teach or learn and she's a pro. Undoubtedly a songwriter / producer's dream to work with who is bringing real game to the table every single session.” – Bobby John, Montreal, Singer Songwriter

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