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Mikalyn

Between the depth of her voice, substance of her songwriting, and seemingly endless list of awards and achievements, you might be fooled into thinking that Mikalyn has been in the game for decades. But that’s easily forgiven, as despite having yet to hit her 20s, the artist’s signature alt-pop stylings bely her age and blur lines between genres and eras, making her music all the more compelling. She obviously takes great pride in her output, showcasing a skillful approach to arrangement and production with a keen attention to detail. She’s also an in-demand collaborator, having lent her unmistakable vocals to elevate tracks from Machine Drivers, Öwnboss & Zerky, Röde, 39 Kingdom, and Evokings and others in the past couple years. With a one-of-a-kind style and unwavering drive, Mikalyn shows no signs of slowing down on her already-impressive trajectory as she launches her alt-indie career.

Accomplishments:

● 1 of THEMUSEUM’s Top 10 artists competing for 1 of 5 spots to perform at THEMUSEUM’s NXNE Showcase

● Nominated for Electric Music Magazine Best Unsigned Act 2022 Top 100

● Social Stars 6th Annual Best of 2021 Awards Nominee: Pop/Rock Performer of the year, Blame for Pop/Rock Original of the Year, International Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year

● Blame released Oct 1st, 2021 picked up by Spotify Canada’s New Music Friday, Indie Pop, Fresh Finds and EQUAL.

● Nominated for CBC Music's Toyota Searchlight 2021for song I Love You Too Much Top 50 as judged by CBC Music producers and leading Canadian music industry experts https://www.cbc.ca/music/events/searchlight/searchlight-2021-the-top-100-artists-1.6041809?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar&fbclid=IwAR1pDdU5mhJ9dFTeiybksKL4PS3IOnuNsaM3QrOuRj-JntaovjIdAwUsh1o

● New Music Fridays on CHCH TV - Acoustic Performance of Blame

● I Love You Too Much - streaming on Stingray Digital Canadian Indie Channel

● Social Stars 5th Annual Best of 2020 Awards Nominee: Female Artist of the Year, Best Holiday Song of the Year, International Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year

● Winner of Stage Wars 2020 and opened for Scott Helman at Inspiration 2020

● Finalist for 2020 Unsigned Only - Dangerous

● 2020 International Singer-Songwriters Association Awards Gold award winner International Female Emerging Artist of the Year

● Nominated for 2020 CBC Music Spotlight for song Collapse - Top 100 Producer Pick

● Finalist for The Josie Music Awards 2020 for Young Adult Vocalist of the Year (13-17), Young Adult Artist of the Year (ages 13-17), Music Video of the Year Gone and Best Musical Collaboration Circle – Mikalyn Hay/Sina

● Finalist for 2020 International Singer-Songwriters Association Awards categories: Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Young Adult Artist, Female Single of the Year for Funeral, Female Emerging Artist of the Year

● Nominated for 2020 International Singer-Songwriters Association Awards categories: Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Female Rising Star, Young Adult Artist, Female Single Of The Year for Funeral, Female Songwriter Of The Year, Female Emerging Artist of the Year

● International Songwriting Competition 2019 Semi-Finalist Teen Category for song Uber

● My song - Next To Me - Diskover Bored Machines ft Mikalyn and Xtro 20k spins opening weekend Feb 14 2020

● Over 2.5M spins on Spotify

● SocialStars 4th Annual Best of 2019 Awards Nominee: 18 and Under Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration of the Year(w/Sina), Performer of the Year(Pop/Rock), International Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year

● 5 songs featured in Virtual Reality video game Songbeater: Quite My Tempo

● Radio Wigwam Online Radio Awards 2019 Nominee for Best Female Artist

● 2019 Radio.com Opening Act competition Nominee

● 2019 International Singer-Songwriters Association Awards Silver award winner International Female Songwriter Of The Year

● 2019 Unsigned Only Music Competition Teen category honorable mention 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://www.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

● 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, 18, 19, 20

● 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 170,000 plays on SoundCloud and counting

● 3500 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

MIKALYN LINKS:

Mikalyn Hay singing United Kingdom National Anthem and Canadian National Anthem on 9/16/17 at Toronto Wolfpack Rugby match televised on CBC Sports (Anthems start at 5:12): https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1048265283564

Please follow Mikalyn Hay and stream her songs on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0ZBLk3HX25FvUPnB8nTnMy

Please follow Mikalyn and stream her songs on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1uFSMxmIM7eRPSPlHBep7Y

Please purchase and Stream Mikalyn Hay music on iTunes and Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mikalyn-hay/1015077466

Please purchase and Stream Mikalyn music on iTunes and Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/mikalyn/1201796536

Please purchase and Stream Mikalyn Hay music on YouTube Music: https://music.youtube.com/channel/UC57Crb8SlEpkjIMTpAvI-cw

Please purchase and Stream Mikalyn music on YouTube Music: https://music.youtube.com/channel/UC_7uGts7nLlDmFX65ouh5Dw

Please purchase and Stream Mikalyn Hay music on Amazon.com: http://bit.ly/MikalynMusicOnAmazon

Please fan Mikalyn Hay on ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/mikalynmusic

Please follow Mikalyn Hay Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikalynhay/ or mikalynmusic

Mikalyn Hay Roku channel: https://www.rokuguide.com/channels/mikalyn-hay

Please subscribe to Mikalyn YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Mikalyn/featured

Please subscribe to Mikalyn Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mikalynmusic

MIKALYN INTERVIEWS:

Listen to/download Mikalyn Hay 10/5/15 interview by Jacqueline Jax on AVA LIVE Radio when she was 13: http://avaliveradio.com/behind-the-music-mikalyn-hay/ interview starts after 50:33

Mikalyn Hay 12/6/16 interview by James Kevin O'Connor on dHarmic Evolution Community podcast episode 120 when she was 14: http://www.dharmicevolution.com/new-blog/?offset=1481377865489

Mikalyn Hay 2016 interview by Ronia Michael on Erin Radio 91.7 when she was 14: https://soundcloud.com/ronia-michael/indie-artist-mikalyn-hay-1

Mikalyn Hay 2016 interview by Nightmare on Black Sky Radio: https://soundcloud.com/mhay67/get-to-know-mikalyn-hay-live-interview-with-nightmare-on-black-sky-radio

Listen to Mikalyn Hay February 4, 2017 interview by Drew Marshall on The Drew Marshall Show: https://soundcloud.com/drewmarshall/mikalyn-hay

Watch the Mikalyn Hay February 4, 2017 interview by Drew Marshall on The Drew Marshall Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dF1OkOYY0k&feature=youtu.be

Mikalyn April 1 2017 interview and artist spotlight StarbeatTV World Talent Magazine:http://starbeat.tv/artist-spotlight-mikalyn-hay-ripples-shines/

Mikalyn interview August 12, 2017 in Niji Magazine: https://nijimagazine.com/2017/08/smooth-unique-vocals-flowing-melodies-and-harmonies-introducing-singer-songwriter-mikalyn-hay/

Read Mikalyn Hay interview by Bob Crabtree in Digital Earbuds Music Blog September 2017 Issue 33: https://digitalearbuds.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-digital-earbuds-issue-33-music-blog.html

Listen to Mikalyn Hay 2017 interview by James Walsh on Celebefex Show #191: https://www.spreaker.com/user/indiestarradio/celebefex-show-191-with-guest-mikalyn-ha

Download Mikalyn Hay 1/20/18 interview by Brad Mercer on Brad Mercer's Bands 'N Fans Show 167 http://www.bradmercersbnf.com/past_shows.php interview starts after 46:00

Mikalyn Hay 1/30/18 interview by Nightmare on Black Sky Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/Blackskyradio/mikalyn-hay-canadian-teen-superstar-13018/

Mikalyn Hay Critic'al Thinking Podcast interview:

3/26/18 Episode 82: https://criticalthinkingpodcast247.podbean.com/e/ep-82-mikalyn-hay-is-hayting-on-us-but-not-really/

4/2/18 Episode 83: https://criticalthinkingpodcast247.podbean.com/e/ep-83-the-critical-legend-of-mikalyn-our-epic-conclusion/

10/18/18 Episode 104.1: https://criticalthinkingpodcast247.podbean.com/e/ep-1041-the-return-of-mikalyn-hay/

10/25/18 Episode 104.2: https://criticalthinkingpodcast247.podbean.com/e/ep-1042-the-final-test-of-mikalyn/

Mikalyn Hay interview 4/9/18 Al Yardy on KB Radio:https://soundcloud.com/user-584323392/mikalyn-hay-full-interview-indiemusic-wwwkbradioca

Mikalyn Hay Ally's Attic-Show 4/12/18 interview:https://youtu.be/m9kGOdEFNaM

Mikalyn 4/23/18 interview by Linda Garnett for Indie Women Music: http://indiemusicwomen.com/interviews/singer-songwriter-mikalyn-hay/

5/6/18 The David Bowers Awards Mikalyn interview: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thedavidbowers/2018/05/06/thedavidbowersawards-with-forest-fire-gospel-choir-and-mikalyn-hay

Mikalyn Hay article/interview by Coral Andrews in 6/1/18 Waterloo Region Record: https://www.therecord.com/whatson-story/8644208-teen-singing-sensation-performs-in-kitchener-sunday/

Making A Scene September 2018 Mikalyn interview by Richard L'Hommedieu when 16: https://www.mixcloud.com/richard-lhommedieu/making-a-scene-talks-with-mikalyn-hays/

Mikalyn Hay October 2018 Indie Star Insider interview by Alan Wayne: https://anchor.fm/indiestarinsider/episodes/Mikalyn-ea7ah9

Mikalyn October 2018 Younk interview on Medium: https://medium.com/@younk/mikalyn-hay-more-than-just-a-schoolgirl-with-a-dream-3acc48000cc

Mikalyn 11/27/18 interview StarbeatTV World Talent Magazine: http://starbeat.tv/musical-extra-w-mikalyn-hay/

Rockin' & Squawkin' Canada 12/9/18 interview by Derek David Episode 17: https://rockinsquawkincanada.podbean.com/e/episode-17-1544367861/

The Ray and Joe Show 12/10/18 Featured Artist of the Week (starts at 36:23): https://rayandjoeshow.com/?fbclid=IwAR3Oa6kozcC5VKbTFBIVXfLexjuBzdgxWcZfGfltYvuFkUKc7aJsrW7QQAk

Mikalyn Discover Hit Music interview 12/20/18: https://youtu.be/IlCV6K7QyRQ

Mikalyn 1/10/19 Heart of Indie interview by Eddie Davis: https://soundcloud.com/user-543689261/mikalyn-hay-interview-1-10-2019

Mikalyn Canadian Beats 1/21/19 interview: https://canadianbeats.ca/2019/01/21/interview-mikalyn-hay/?fbclid=IwAR2ivnLIiHuzFOjuuAHqtiSa7cX9sKc-c8EPyugXBAX17GZ2IwXgJN_50WA

Mikalyn February 2019 Weekdays with Murph interview: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/weekdayswithmurph/2019/01/26/singersongwriter-mikalyn-hay

Mikayn article in the Burlington Post 3/15/2019 https://www.insidehalton.com/opinion-story/9169064-mikalyn-to-perform-as-part-of-celebration-of-live/

Mikalyn 3/20/19 interview on The Emit Blackwell Show: https://emitblackwell.simplecast.com/episodes/s3-e20-musical-artist-mikalyn-hay-_HK_pPUt

4/14/19: The David Bowers Awards Mikalyn interview: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thedavidbowers/2019/04/14/thedavidbowersawards-with-raspin-stuwart-and-mikalyn-hay

5/31/19: Mikalyn interview on Dharmic Evolution by James Kevin O’Connor

https://www.dharmicevolution.com/old-blog/de219-mikalyn-hay-canadian-360-artist-with-a-bright-future-in-your-world?fbclid=IwAR2qBzU5QyPg4oMYT8gKlNrWxngv7ra6iDlFnV88a6YLfHefMwshv4KMHck

watch 5/31/19: Mikalyn interview on Dharmic Evolution by James Kevin O’Connor on Youtube: https://youtu.be/X17nGd2Y32Q

11/20/19 Indie Artist Music TV Gone & Close: https://www.indieartst.com/post/mikalyn-gone-close

12/8/19: The David Bowers Awards Mikalyn interview:

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/thedavidbowers/2019/12/08/thedavidbowersawards-wtih-jennifer-mlott-and-mikalyn

12/19/19: About To Drop Mikalyn interview by Bhauraw Avhad, aka VRTIGO

https://shows.acast.com/about-to-drop/episodes/mikalyn-hay

January 2020 Mikalyn Folk and Indie Belles interview by Graham Barnes

https://www.mixcloud.com/graham-barnes2/folk-and-indie-belles-3rd-fen-inc-interview-with-mikalyn/

1/27/20: Mikalyn interview by Roy Washington from Questnation: https://www.spreaker.com/user/questlivendirect/the-quest-206-mikalyn-hay-the-best-is-ye?utm_medium=widget&utm_source=user%3A9939440&utm_term=episode_title

4/24/20: Mikalyn interview on Chris & Sandy Show on New Country Buzz: https://www.spreaker.com/user/newcountrymedia/the-chris-sandy-show-with-mikalyn?utm_medium=widget&utm_source=user%3A11669922&utm_term=episode_title

5/9/20: Mikalyn interview on Country Chat with Dom:

https://linktr.ee/countrychatwithdom

5/24/20: Mikalyn Canadian Original Live Music Series interview and performance

https://sofxcanada.wixsite.com/may24colms/copy-of-james-favron-2

8/5/20:Mikalyn What Makes You Famous What Radio interview with KeysDAN: https://youtu.be/ekucoMV9GiQ

11/4/20: Interview on The Breakfast Club on MAGIC 104.1 FM: https://omny.fm/shows/magic-106/stage-wars-winner-mikalyn-hay-joins-the-breakfast?fbclid=IwAR2sMUlsHNPJ8aad57eQHUUsA4rxTLnQC353p1EcgOWhW4oPOGjHgLDrCqc

https://whatonwhatsgood.com/music/mikalyn-i-love-you-too-much/

https://tinnitist.com/2021/02/16/mikalyn-admits-i-love-you-too-much-in-latest-single-video/

https://lefuturewave.com/2021/02/18/introducing-mikalyn-i-love-you-too-much/

https://cashboxcanada.ca/reviews-album/teen-alt-pop-edm-prodigy-mikalyn-releases-new-single-i-love-you-too-much/4678

https://www.pressparty.com/pg/newsdesk/EricAlper1/view/243996/

https://song.link/i/1549410155

http://recordworldmagazine.com/blog/teen-alt-pop-edm-prodigy-mikalyn-releases-new-single-i-love-you-too-much/

6/21/21 Musicians FAQ EPISODE 3 MIKALYN HAY interview by Stewart McKie

https://radiowaterloo.ca/musicians-faq-episode-3-with-mikalyn-hay-june-21st-2021/?fbclid=IwAR0qX-aUKKHnRJgRZeLANdLKLHiTi_-C0VnIKyVuQm89MYjFLxpPyGhDhZc

7/9/21: Mikalyn interviewed by Ed Tyll on Florida Man Show network skip to 32:10 remaining

https://post.futurimedia.com/wdyzam/playlist/listen-915.html

October 2021 Hidden Beats Mikalyn Interview: https://hidden-beats.com/spotlight-mikalyn/

Mikalyn 10/23/21 Vents Magazine interview

https://ventsmagazine.com/2021/10/23/interview-mikalyn/

Mikalyn releases video for “Blame” CanadianBeats October 23, 2021: https://canadianbeats.ca/2021/10/23/mikalyn-releases-video-for-blame/

Caesar Live N Loud 10/23/21 Mikalyn Blame feature: https://www.caesarlivenloud.com/2021/10/mikalyn-shares-new-single-blame.html

From the Inbox: Songs You Need To Hear Oct. 25, 2021 Mikalyn Blame: https://dustyorgan.com/2021/10/26/from-the-inbox-songs-you-need-to-hear-oct-25-2021/

Dropout Oct 26, 2021 Interview with Guelph Singer/Songwriter Mikalyn: https://popwrapped.com/mikalyn-avoids-complicated-emotions-with-ready-to-love-you/

Mikalyn 1/20/22 interview by Rebecca Haslam for PopWrapped: https://popwrapped.com/mikalyn-avoids-complicated-emotions-with-ready-to-love-you/

Mikalyn Interview in Electric Music Magazine Feb 2022 Number 124: https://www.electricmusicmagazine.com/mikalyn-interview

Mikalyn February 2022 Guelph Today interview: https://www.guelphtoday.com/women-and-girls/guelph-indie-pop-artist-finds-success-in-brazils-edm-scene-5041523

Interview with Mikalyn - Divine Magazine February 8, 2022: https://divinemagazine.biz/interview-with-mikalyn?fbclid=IwAR0t_CO62XweVGALZFrWF8PUO0qbiv_iBwXUi5tOTI1A7e0oGC91ewvKGVE

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