Go to TweenChronic.com to check out this awesome duo.
Go to TweenChronic.com to check out this awesome duo.
Katie Belle Akin is a 12 year old country pop singer/songwriter/actor on the rise. Taking cues from her idols Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood and Miley Cyrus, Katie’s songs encourage being strong and confident and the stories in her songs convey the message to always have faith in yourself. To date Katie has written, recorded and produced 7 original songs. Her production has been done in Nashville by Murphy/Good Studios and redredstudios; all of Katie’s music is available on iTunes.
The Georgia native got her musical/acting start by singing in the school and church choirs. Her calling as a singer and performer became clear when she landed and nailed the lead part in her school production of School House Rocks Jr. She hasn’t stopped performing since! Katie has been catching audiences’ and music professionals’ attention by singing in school, church, local fairs, talents shows and competitions. In summer 2010 Katie was a part of an auditioned inspirational choir at a talent convention performing before a crowd of over 1500, she also won an Acting Finalist Award. In January 2011 Katie sang at the Martin Luther King Celebration in Cobb County to a crowd of 1000. Katie’s music is currently getting spins on several internet radio stations! 2012 is starting off strong with the release of her 5 original songs on her first EP.
Katie’s single Up To Me, won in the Country Category recently in www.eyerocksradio.com 2ndBattleoftheBands Jan. 2012, this song also was a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition in the Country Category.
Katie has been a repeated Featured Artist of the Week @ Music X-ray, The Nashville Universe, dssr Rock & Radio, GirlsRockRadio, Whotunes and PMW Live radio.
“Up To Me” video was the Grand Prize Winner in the Ark Music Factory Video Contest Sept. 2011
Katie travelled to Los Angeles in January of 2012, where she was invited by Patrice Wilson, CEO of Ark Music/PMW Live for the filming of a music video, for her original song “Born for This”. Born for This is the title track from her EP. Katie caught the attention of Mr. Wilson by submitting her music to his radio station in Los Angeles. Mr. Wilson loves Katie’s Country vibe and had been playing her music when he heard her new song “Born for This”… The music video for “Born for This” released March 5th 2012.
One of Katie’s songs titled “Who I Am” video addresses the topic of overcoming bullying, Katie is honored to play a role with her music with the Rachels Challenge organization. Rachel’s Challenge incorporates Katies song in their media materials. This spring Katie is kicking off a Facebook/YouTube campaign against bullying. She has been bullied thru out her school years and has overcome some tough situations caused by this. Katie feels strongly that a person can stand against bullying by relying on family, friends and support networks. Katie knows firsthand and relates to others who have also experienced this. Katie says “don’t give up; don’t cave in, STAND UP AGAINST BULLYING.
This summer Katie joins the cast of “Cool Carolina Nights” for their summer storyline, Katie’s music will be a featured aspect of the storyline. “Cool Carolina Nights” is produced in Katie’s hometown of Atlanta and airs on several cable networks in the Southeast.
In May of this year Katie will be a part of the role out for LindaGail Starlight Fashion line, the photoshoot was held recently in Atlanta. Katie will be featured in the catalog, modeling some great fashion!! The best part was Linda Gail loves Katies song, Born for This and it is being used as part of the ad campaign…stay tuned for more updates!
Katie currently enjoys communicating with her fans on her Facebook, twitter, reverbnation pages and YouTube … booking performances, taking weekly guitar lessons, performance-acting training and working on new music in Atlanta and Nashville; all the while pursuing her “passion for performance”.
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Eighteen-year-old singer/song-writer Kaya Rosenthal is from Madison, Wisconsin, and has been singing since she learned to talk. With over ten musical theater productions under her belt—and classical voice training that led to performances with the Madison Opera and the Madison Symphony Orchestra—Kaya has turned her focus to creating the pop music she loves, described by the Wisconsin State Journal as “urban pop with a big dance element.” About to start college this fall at Loyola Marymount University, Kaya is in the studio this summer in Los Angeles, writing and recording more songs for her debut album. Two of the released tracks, “Can’t Get You Out of My Mind” and “Starlight,” have generated serious traction on YouTube (over 5 million views), helping Kaya build a solid international fan base. Her new music is euro dance pop with an urban flair blended with some big vocals.
For acting, Kaya is managed by Beverly Strong, Strong Management, and is represented by Robin Nassif, talent agent, Media Artists Group.
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Athenna Micahela Crosby was born in Santa Clara, California on February 25, 1998. Athenna’s ancestors come from England, Denmark, France, Spain, Texas, California, and Northern Venezuelan Caribbean/Andean American Indian tribe The Timoto-Cuicas. She is the daughter of Wilson Gardner Crosby III, a video communication engineering technician from San José, California, and Aida T. Valenzuela, an elementary school teacher and public relations specialist from Cabimas/Zulia, Venezuela.
Athenna was born weighing almost 11 pounds, and started speaking by 6 months, and walking by 7 ••• months. She has always been a precocious child. By three years old she was dancing tap and performing with her dance studio. She was putting stories together, and loved to play make believe.
When she was in kindergarten she started competing in pageants, and she always won or placed in the top five. Athenna has a very good ear for music, signs, and plays some piano, saxophone, and the Venezuelan folk instrument “The Cuatro.”
Athenna has grown learning Spanish, and has served as a translator for her Venezuelan grandmother numerous times.
Currently she will be a freshman in High school, attends ballet school, continues to compete in pageants all over the USA, she will be in the wind assemble band at the high school, and will be part of the Speech and debate team. Athenna has been a valedictorian, has received numerous Cornerstone program awards for helping others, being a leader, and self confidence. She has always maintained good grades at school, and has become a role model for many kids.
My name is William Craig and I am currently 20 years of age. For my entire lifetime I have dedicated my interests and ambitions to the musical world. Through the support of my family and close friends I have been able to expand on my musical talents throughout my youth and young adulthood. I have been fortunate enough to better my music abilities through performances in various band performances throughout the Sacramento area, including a few talent show appearances in high school. Music has always been something provides not only happiness for myself but it allows for great opportunities in my life. I pride myself on my direct intentions to become something in the music industry and it is because of this very reason I am very stoked for this opportunity that has arisen from PMWI.
Singer, Dancer, and Actor, Abby Victor, who was born in Albuquerque, NM, has always had a love for performing. Abby now travels back and forth from NM to CA in pursuit of reaching her goals which include receiving a Grammy and an Oscar. Her most recent musical influences are Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, and Kesha. She loves music that “gets people moving and grooving!” Abby is most happy when she is in the studio recording or working on set. She loves listening to all kinds of music! Abby’s unique futuristic pop rock/R&B sound is what makes her stand out. At first glance, Abby is a little shy, but when she hits the stages she becomes a true star. “Look out world, this is going to be something big!” she states.