Mikalyn Hay

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Mikalyn Hay

The Bio:

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 write
songs and make music that is truly memorable and means something to the listener.

A Few Recent Accomplishments:
● Nominee for 2019 http://Radio.com Opening Act competition
● 2019 International Singer-Songwriters Association Awards Silver award winner International Female Songwriter Of The
Year
● 2019 Unsigned Only Music Competition Teen category finalist for song "Nothing But Blood"
● RBC Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project
● Invited to attend the 2019 SOCAN Anniversary Gala in Toronto
● Nominee for 2019 KICMA Awards Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Rising Star of the Year Song of
the Year - 7 Billion, Radio Single of the Year - 7 Billion, Music Video of the Year - Cheap Canadian Whiskey, Young
Female Artist (18 and under) and Songwriter of the year
● Nominee and finalist for The Josie Music Awards 2019 for Young Adult (13-17) Female Artist of the Year, Female Vocalist
of the Year, Female Songwriter (personal body of work) and Duo/Group of the Year Mikalyn & Xtro
● 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://youtube.com/watch?v=6_LWfeKQz7I
● Nominated for 2018 Music Mafia Radio Female Artist of the Year Award
● Nominated for The Josie Music Awards 2018 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

What others say:

“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'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

What Oli says:

Mikalyn sings some really amazing songs. Her songs have this soft nice touch! You can't get enough of listening to her. What really impressive is her numbers of song. At this young age she has already created so many amazing songs! And to be fair you can't just pick out one song as favorite, they are all just amazing! Really looking forward to hear more of Mikalyn!

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