Monthly Archives: December 2012

Maddy wins UK Songwriting Competition with “All The Wasted Time.”

December 2012. Maddy Rodriguez wins the UK Songwriting Competition 2012 with her song "All The Wasted Time." The UK Songwriting Competition is one of the largest songwriting competitions in the world. "This contest is often described in the media as "prestigious" and it is the only songwriting contest that has had winners and finalists signed by top producers such as Simon Cowell and the only one established with respected bodies such as The BRIT Trust and Music Aid International."  This is the second major songwriting competition Maddy has won with "All The Wasted Time." She also won the 8th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards earlier in 2012. "All The Wasted Time was also a finalist in the highly respected John Lennon Songwriting Competition and a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Congrats Maddy!!


“Picture in Your Eyes” free song download

This is my song "Picture in Your Eyes." If you're a fan, or want to be my fan, you can download the it for free at my online store It's a small way for me to say thanks for liking my music. You can listen to the song before you decide if you want it (hope you do). You will also join my email list when you download the song. I promise, I don't send emails constantly and I won't share your email address with anyone.  xoxo, -M


Maddy Rodriguez wins open chair at Blue Bird North Toronto

Blue Bird North is the premier songwriters concerts in Canada. Produced and presented by the Songwriters Association of Canada, Blue Bird North shows take place in Canadian cities throughout the year. Top Canadian songwriters come together with host Blair Packham to perform their music and tell us about the inspiration, the songwriting process, and the stories behind the songs. Each concert features a different lineup of distinguished established songwriters and one open chair. The open chair is selected from a pool of candidates of up and coming songwriters. Maddy Rodriguez was selected to play Blue Bird North Toronto December 22, 2012.

Blue Bird North, Dec 22, 2012, performers:

Blair Packham - Host. Justin Hines, Greig Nori and Bill Priddle (Treble Charger), and Maddy Rodriguez

Royal Conservatory of Music, Conservatory Theatre at Koerner Hall. 8 pm. Tickets here.