In Conversation with Cover Song Winner Maiah Wynne

The Claim2Fame Podcast is a resource for artists

Every episode features successful artists and industry experts sharing compelling stories and valuable knowledge about the music industry hosted by CMA, ACM & CCMA Award Winning Broadcaster Cliff Dumas.

Cliff talks to Cover Song winner Maiah Wynne.

 

Maiah Wynne

Maiah Wynne is an award winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress. At only 19 years old, she has mastered 10 instruments, and continues to impress her fans through the dedication and craftwork she pours into her songs and her performances.

Maiah released her 10 song EP titled “Light and Shadows” in 2016, debuting the EP with multiple performances at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, playing at the famous Beyond Cinema Studio. “Light and Shadows” is a compilation of songs Wynne crafted for different feature films, short films, and documentaries. The commissioned pieces represent genres ranging from electronic and alternative pop, to bluegrass influenced folk and even children’s music. Her single, “Monster in a Human Suit” has garnered the most attention, with critics, bloggers, and listeners commenting,
“gorgeous, haunting indie-folk, where every note and lyric penetrates deep into your skin…” “The lyrics are great and the chorus is incredible… ”, and “It’s songs like these that make this genre so powerful and beautiful.” In all, Maiah’s music has been featured in over 9 films, illuminating her ability to perform and write in various genres and from multiple emotional vistas.

In recognition of her incredible live performances and original songs, Maiah was the the winner of the Missoula Top of the Mic competition in 2016 and the Zoo Music Awards in 2014, as well as a finalist in the First Night Spotlight competition and Zoo Town Idol in 2014.

Currently Maiah is working on her first full length album and with over 100 original songs, many more albums are sure to come. Additionally, Wynne is currently collaborating with other musicians around the world on an album focused on saving the world’s coral reef ecosystem. There is no doubt that the future is very bright for this young musical phenomenon.

In Conversation with Original Song winner Katie Francis

The Claim2Fame Podcast is a resource for artists

Every episode features successful artists and industry experts sharing compelling stories and valuable knowledge about the music industry hosted by CMA, ACM & CCMA Award Winning Broadcaster Cliff Dumas.

Cliff talks to Claim2Fame Original Song winner Katie Francis



Katie Francis

Katie is a country singer from Toronto. She won First Place in Claim2Fame’s Original Song contest for her song,

Katie won, $5000 Dollars in cash and a personal training session with American Idol Associate Music Producer Michael Orland. Michael has mentored every American Idol contestant from Kelly Clarkson to Carrie Underwood and has appeared on Oprah, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and The Ellen Show. Katie also won a vocal training session with American Idol Vocal Coach Peisha McPhee, Peisha has worked with some of music’s top producers and songwriters, including Jimmy Iovine (Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Gwen Stefani, U2), Tricky Stewart (Rihanna, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Justin Beiber) and trained her own daughters Adriana and Katharine McPhee. Katie’s prize package also included a private mentoring session with Andy Curran General Manager of Label services-A&R for ole and media training with Hall of Fame Broadcaster Cliff Dumas.

Original Song Winners

 

Congratulations to the top ten and the winners of our Original Song Contest!

Katie wins wins $5000 dollars and personal mentoring with 2 American Idol Coaches in L.A! Check out the Cover Song Winners here.

1: Katie Francis
2: Vanity
3: Chelsea Crites

4: Brandon Daly
5: Boceephus
6: Micah
7: Mikayla Fox Williams
8: Jamison Chester Fox
9: Steve Major
10: Jordan James
10: (Tie) Brandon Stewart

*Results certified by the accounting firm of Thad Scott and Company.

In Conversation With American Idol Music Producer Michael Orland

The Claim2Fame Podcast is a resource for artists

Every episode features successful artists and industry experts sharing compelling stories and valuable knowledge about the music industry hosted by CMA, ACM & CCMA Award Winning Broadcaster Cliff Dumas.

Cliff talks to Michael about what young artists can learn from Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and other Idol contestants.



 MICHAEL ORLAND

Michael with CarrieMichael was the Pianist, Arranger and Associate Musical Director for the hit FOX-TV series AMERICAN IDOL its entire run (14 seasons). Michael has appeared on OPRAH, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD and a record number of appearances on THE ELLEN SHOW. At the end of every IDOL season, Michael also accompanies the top 3 contestants to New York for appearances on REGIS & KELLY, CBS EARLY SHOW, and concerts on the plaza for THE TODAY SHOW. He has collaborated with music industry giants such as Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, Diane Warren, Elton John, Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, Jennifer Lopez, and Tony Bennett all as a result of American Idol. He also served as a pianist/coach for the successful summer series AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (Seasons 1 & 2) and a few seasons back AMERICAN JUNIORS and has Associate Produced two hit singles (GOD BLESS THE U.S.A. and WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE) for

Sites and resources discussed on this Podcast:

American Idol Associate Producer, Michael Orland Michael
Great resource: The Artist’s Way
American Vocal Coach Peisha McPhee
Claim2Fame’s 25K Giveaway.