Brooklyn-based American singer/songwriter Alicia Madison performed in local wedding and bar bands when she was a teenager before getting her start as an intern at Warner Brothers.
She captured the attention of the late Tommy Page, a top A&R Exec who was so impressed with her vocal ability, he immediately linked her with Big Management’s Gary Salzman to help develop her as a songwriter and artist.
See our exclusive interview with her below
Tell us about your highlights for last year
I released a song called ‘Love You The Most’ with Jann Klose and Invida which was promoted with the movie “Married Young”. I also had 3 other songs I wrote and recorded in the movie. I recently signed a publishing deal with The Royalty Network.
To those not familiar with you, how would you describe your sound?
Anthemic progressive dance
Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?
I listened to a lot of early pop and dance music. My biggest vocal influencers were Christina Aguilera and Amy Lee. I also listened to jazz and Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, thanks to my grandfather who would always have their music playing when I was a child.
Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?
I start with a melody and then a concept. I rarely move on to lyrics until I feel the melody is solid.
What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?
When the crowd sings to my lyrics. I had a few show moments performing ‘Insanity’ where everyone knew my lyrics. It was incredible.
If you could create your own radio show, what kind of music would you feature and why?
I would have a bunch of styles of music. Definitely pop, dance, folk, country and jazz and more. I would feature upcoming singers/producers as well as established artists. I support local artists and know the struggle of entering the music business.
Name five artists who would appear on your radio show
Steve Aoki, Halsey, The Chainsmokers, Lady Gaga & Sam Smith
Do you have any information regarding upcoming releases, projects, DJ mixes or collaborations in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
My new single with Invida comes out on Valentines Day 2.14.20 and then another release in the spring!
Famous last words?
This is only the beginning.
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