Melissa B.
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Melissa B.

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo Pop R&B

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The Technology Driven Recording Artist Will Debut Her Single at the "Stereotypes" Launch in NYC

July 22, 2013 (Newswire) - Singer-Songwriter and network engineer recording artist Melissa B. debuts her single to the world entitled Addicted. Fans across the globe have been anticipating the Electric Pop singer's release and TODAY the anticipation is over.
Addicted, which is produced by the internationally known singer/songwriter/producer B. Howard, talks about Melissa B.'s love addiction. The new single is now available for download on Spotify, iTunes and Sound Cloud. The first single to be released off her forthcoming EP, Addicted offers a glimpse of great things to come from the promising powerhouse singer.

She'll be performing the single tonight at the launch event for the new music app Stereotypes. Created for the YouTube generation, Stereotypes brings together the best of old-school and new-school MTV. Anyone can be a VJ and introduce music videos, and the videos they choose give unique insight into who they really are, the same way that new-school MTV's reality programming gives viewers an insight into the personal lives of real people.

With Melissa B. being the new face of technology and activist for computer science, she was delighted at the opportunity to perform. "Stereotypes is a great way for anyone to tell their unique personal story using the music that moves them," says Jason Keck, who led the business development team for popular music app, Shazam, and is one of the founders of Stereotypes, "Melissa B. has an amazing story to tell and we're excited to feature her as a VJ in our new app and performer at our launch party."

Fans have already connected with Melissa B. through her eyes using the new Google technology, Google Glass, which launches in 2014. She's been able to record her shows, and daily life as a recording artist, and connecting to other Google Glass Explorers utilizing the device. In addition to her music career Melissa B is extremely passionate about supporting young women interested in technology. This passion was the driving force behind her global non-profit organization "Girl Geek Dinners" which is sponsored by Google and Microsoft. Melissa B's been highlighted in USA Today and IGN Magazine and at GoogleNYC in partnership with Society of Women Engineers for her advocacy in engineering. GEEK is the new SEXY.

About Melissa B.
Melissa B is an Electric Pop music artist who is driven by technology putting her in a lane of her own. Melissa sets herself apart by not only having the vocal chops of a great music artist but has also intertwined technology in her everyday use as an artist. She is capable of not only expressing her passion for the computer science world, but can vocally break down the barriers between music and technology. Check out Melissa B's website www.melissab.com and become a fan!

For more information on Melissa B please contact:
Tiffany Lee at 404-906-4441 - News Wire


New York based songwriter/artist Melissa B. presents "Breathe," the first single off of her debut album "Exclusively." The song is about when you breathe life, and the thoughts one has when their life is flashing before their eyes before leaving this world. Melissa B. captivates you in with her impressive vocal skills and the powerful trap beat produced by B. Howard draws you into the moment.

About Melissa B:
Melissa B. is an American recording artist,songwriter,and a rising star in the global music scene. Her music is energetic, and international,blending the best of the Gritty Glam Pop,Club, and even that classic live band feeling. While Melissa is a girl geek by day, she's a powerhouse singer and songwriter,with an undeniable talent for crafting melodic,catchy pop songs.

"Breathe" is available for purchase on iTunes and other online platforms.

Youtube Lyric Video of "Breathe"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxaXG-Sf3eU - Music Industry News Network


#BecomeMajor is a call to all music industry creatives to stand together and connect on a deeper level by building relationships and networks that can help each other grow and inspire. We’re committed to standing with artists to help get them get to the next level by providing them as many tools and education as possible to help them become bigger than anything a major record label could ever provide.

We continue our interview series with Melissa B.

Who is Melissa B.?
Melissa B. is an American recording artist and songwriter, but I identify myself quite nicely as being ‘from everywhere.’ Both of my parents were in the Air Force, which allowed me to live in different corners of the world, notably in Japan, Germany, Hawaii and Virginia. I have an eclectic mix of pop and R&B musical style, which reflects my worldly experience offered to me by my family.

You have a new project by the name of Mixed Native Collective. Can you elaborate on that?
Mixed Native Collective (Nikko Sherard, Melissa B., Drew Vision, Seven Güzel and West Native) is a group of creative and visionary solo recording artists bound together by music, creativity, spirituality and love. Mixed Native Collective is equal parts pop, soul, hip hop and R&B. Sometimes we record and perform as a group, other times we simply support each other’s solo efforts, but at all times we represent a dynamic new model for a new kind of modern musical family.

Who has influenced you and why?
I was influenced by many artists like Blondie, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, Ray Parker Jr. and James Brown and Donna Summers. Computer-wise it has been Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, the girl-geek side of me.

All of them have given me a piece of energy that I was able to combine in my own style. Michael Jackson said it perfectly: “In order to become great you must first study the greats.” To me there are many more that I studied and that have helped me be who I am as Melissa B.

What makes you different from other artists doing the same music?
What makes me driven and different is utilizing technology that is putting me in a lane of my own. I always sets myself apart by not only having the vocal chops of a great musician but also by intertwining technology in my everyday use as an artist, like my Google Glass and being able to be one of the first artists to perform live on stage with the Glass and letting my fans experience it with me on stage. I also express my passion for the computer science world, but I vocally break down the barriers between music and technology. I am doing this to inspire young women to be interested in computer science again. Geeky is the new sexy!

How does the movement of #BecomeMajor influence you?
Being an independent artist, I love the whole movement of being the underdog in this industry. We are the hidden gems that people are finally discovering. Having a family of other independent artists with the same goal of pursuing the love of music is huge. We are the unspoken heroes in this industry but collective as a group we are more powerful in numbers.

What is your overall goal for your music career?
My overall goal in my music career ever since I was five years old was to just let people hear my vibration ( voice) I want to heal the world with music. I truly beleive that with love, determination, and dreams you can make anything happen. I am finding my other talents like songwriting and producing is another trait I have. I want to be an inspiration to women that you can do anything but you got put in the hard work and trust me it pays off

Do you believe that the independent music scene can overcome major artists?
Yes I do. It’s all about coming together and formulating something that can show we are banded together in numbers. It’s a whole support system that we have in this industry. A lot of people just don’t know where to go or look for a group of like-minded people that can help them. I think that’s why my crew for Mixed Native Collective banded together in that way. Because we realized that together we are greater than being alone in helping each other with music and anything else.

What about being an independent artist do you like?
I am able to freely express myself of who I am. I have no deadlines on making my albums. I can create when I want and I can give as much as I want to my fans. I am free to be as an artist should be. I am not the norm. I don’t like to be boxed in and I will never be.

If you had a wish for the music scene, and in particular how independents revolve around it, what would that be?
My wish would be that every independent artist finally sign up to become Grammy voting members in order to partake in helping their peers have access to music that they enjoy and respect and are able to vote for them. If every independent artist would realize they can become members we could dominate the Grammys. I am just a little bird giving knowledge to my independent family. I am a Grammy member now and I can tell you, it’s amazing!

What is upcoming for 2015?
Currently I am working on my Computer Love album that I am looking to release soon in the next few months. I am working on my next music video called “It’s Real” which was produced by B. Howard and I have Damion Daniel doing a remix to the song as well. I have been working with Spencer Battiest and producing for his album of Hard Rock Records. I am also co-executive producer for my bandmates album Seven Guzel’s EP which will be coming out soon as well. I am also working on other side projects with technology you will see very soon.

Finally, where can folks find out more information on you?
You can find me on my website at http://www/melissab.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/melissabmusic
Twitter: http://twitter.com/melissablive
Instagram: http://instagram.com/melissablive - symphonicdistribution.com


Discography



Breathe

Engineer – Mike AshbyLead Vocals – Melissa B.Producer – Brandon Howard*Songwriter – Brandon Howard*, Melissa B.
4:40

Steal From My Heart (feat. Gianna Salvato)
Co-producer – Melissa B.Engineer – Mike AshbyLead Vocals – Ginna SalvatoMelissa B.Songwriter – Ginna SalvatoMelissa B.
03:26

It's Real
Backing Vocals – Brandon Howard*, Melissa B.Engineer – Mike AshbyLead Vocals – Melissa B.Producer – Brandon Howard*Songwriter – Brandon Howard*, Melissa B.
03:12

Love Games
Backing Vocals – Melissa B.Co-producer – Kyle Abacan*Engineer – Mike AshbyLead Vocals – Melissa B.Producer – Melissa B.Songwriter – Eazi Money*
03:38

Wanna Love U (feat. BK BRASCO)
Co-producer – Melissa B.Engineer – Mike AshbyLead Vocals – BK BrascoMelissa B.Producer – Kyle Abacan*Songwriter – BK BrascoMelissa B.



Maria
Co-producer – Cup Full Of MusicEngineer – Mike AshbyLead Vocals – Melissa B.Producer – Melissa BSongwriter – Brandon Howard*, Melissa B.Nykki Nykole
03:39

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Bio

Melissa B. is an American recording artist,songwriter, and a rising star in the global music scene. Her music is energetic, and international,blending the best of the Gritty Glam Pop, R&B,Club, and even that classic live band feeling. While Melissa is a girl geek by day, she's a powerhouse singer and actor,with an undeniable talent for crafting melodic,catchy pop songs.

Being introduced to the industry from young, Melissa's style has evolved to be interchangeable; she can successfully represent any genre of music and bring to you a versatile artist. Singing professionally since the age of 5, Melissa has been pursuing a career in music for almost her entire life. Her creative strengths sprung from a musical family with talents including her Aunt, Grammy Award-winning singer, and multiple ASCAP & BMI Award-winning songwriter, Dawnn Lewis.

Since high school Melissa began playing shows in her hometown of Newport News, VA and gained a substantial following. This inspired her to m​ove to NYC to pursue her music career full throttle. She's made many leaps and bounds, performing legendary venues like the Bitter End, Village Underground and being on FOX as an "American Idol", contestant and getting radio-play internationally. 

 This past year Melissa B. has been considered for four Grammy nominations for her song "What You Started" which was up for Song of the year, Record of the year, Best Pop Solo Performance & Music Video. She has gone on to win "Best New Female R&B Singer" from All Star Music Awards in NYC. She was also Nominated twice for the Underground Music Awards. 

Melissa B. is also an activist with her non-profit organization "Girl Geek Dinners NYC" where she helps young women get inspired about computer science and technology. Where she has also spoken at Google on the Trial & Tribulations of a Girl Geek in the Music and IT Field. 

​Expect big things to come from this pint-size beauty with the big voice.

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