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My song Un Poco de Ti on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth. Thank You!

I looked up the etymology of the word Thanks to see if the origins shed light on the word. Basically, the original meaning in old German and old English refers to good memories, to "thoughts of gratitude." This might not be enough to express what I feel regarding my song Un Poco de Ti (cowritten with Ryan Stewart) being placed on Switched at Birth (Season 4 Episode 15 - Instead of Damning the Darkness, It's Better to Light a Little Lantern).  

Nevertheless, to everyone involved in choosing the song - Hayley Page (Nettwerk film folk), Tasha and Wendy (Wendy Levy Music), the show's producers and ABC Family : Thank You! from the bottom of my heart. 

Check out all these links:

Link to the promo for the episode on FB: http://on.fb.me/1KW0dyx 

Link to the promo on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1KmkKXo 

Link to episodic photos on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1W8D7GD 

Facebook.com/SwitchedatBirth

Switched at Birth's website (USA

 

 

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Maddy Rodriguez album Don't Be a Stranger in a Tower Records store in Japan

My album Don’t Be a Stranger is in Japan :)

Got news today that my album Don't Be a Stranger made it to stores in Japan. I'm very excited and grateful to Masato N. and his BSMF Records for distributing the CD to many stores around Japan. どうもありがとう! I would love to visit Japan and soak in the culture and the food and of course play a few shows. I'm sure someday I will! The album is at some Tower Records stores (yes, they still have them in Japan) and other record stores. This is a photo of one of the listening stations at a Tower Records store. あなたが日本に住んでいるのなら、私のCDを入手! (thanks for translating Google :)

Maddy Rodriguez album Don't Be a Stranger in a Tower Records store in Japan

In good company at Tower Records in Japan

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“All The Wasted Time” still doing well in the US

Maddy's song "All The Wasted Time" is still going strong on US radio according to the Spin Tracking System:

STS Top 100 Singles Top 40 and AC/Hot AC formats # 14

STS Country Main Chart #21

STS AC/HOT AC Main Chart # 11

Get "All The Wasted Time" -  iTunes US   iTunes Canada (also on Amazon and eMusic)

All The Wasted Time has been steady on the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart at #174

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For immediate release: “All The Wasted Time” keeps climbing radio charts in America

May 29, 2012

Press release

Maddy Rodriguez' award wining song, "All The Wasted Time," continues to climb radio charts in the US. 

Up-and-coming Canadian singer-songwriter Maddy Rodriguez released "All The Wasted TIme" in the US on April 9 and in a few weeks the song has made it into several radio charts including the Music Row Country Breakout Chart, currently at #176 and the Indie World Country Record Report at #36.

"All The Wasted Time" has logged over 6,300 spins since April 9 when it was released to radio.  

Spin Tracking System charts (as of May 25, 2012)

Top 100 Singles in the Top 40 - AC/Hot AC format - #38

Country Main Chart - #46

Country Top 30 Indies - #30

AC/HOT AC Main Chart - #40

AC/HOT AC Top 30 Indies - #16

Top 40 Main Chart - #35

Top 40 Top 30 Indies - #12

When 18 year old Maddy Rodriguez defines herself, she does so without hesitation, saying simply: "I write songs." For the Toronto-based singer-songwriter and recording artist, music means everything. "It's life," she adds.

Maddy released her debut album "Don't Be a Stranger" on March 6, 2012. The album reads like a scrapbook, each song a snapshot of the various challenges and triumphs she and her friends have experienced while growing up - from heartbreaks to mean girls to absent fathers - the topic of her current hit single "All The Wasted Time." Although the album features some co-writes: "Falling Up" with Andrea Wasse, Greig Nori, and Josh Ramsay, "Some of You Please," with Ryan Stewart; and "Freedom of Speech" with Mark Selby, Rodriguez wrote the bulk of the record herself and has co-production credits on two tracks.

"I am really blessed to have great friends in my life," Maddy says, "but a few of them, including my best friend, have grown up without their fathers around. My best friend - yes her birthday is on May 13, by the way - is usually really strong about it. But this one time, she was having a bad day and she broke down crying. She explained to me how hard it is to feel like you don't matter to your own Dad...to always be waiting for him to show up and then be disappointed. That's how I got the idea for "All The Wasted Time." 

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Maddy News – for immediate release

May 10, 2012

Maddy Rodriguez wastes no time with “All the Wasted Time” climbing the STS charts.

Up-and-coming Canadian singer-songwriter, Maddy Rodriguez releases “All the Wasted Time” in the US and, in 3 short weeks, climbs several Spin Tracking System charts, breaking into the top 200 in the Music Row Country Breakout Chart at #190 and currently at #185. 

According to the STS Charts (May 4, 2012):  All the Wasted Time ranked as follows: Country Up and Coming (#14), Country Most Added, Country Prime Mover, Country Spincrease, AC/Hot AC Up and Coming (#1), AC/Hot AC Most Added, AC/Hot AC Prime Mover, AC/Hot AC Spincrease, AC/Hot AC Top 30 Indie Chart, Top 40 Up and Coming (#2), Top 40 Most Added, Top 40 Prime Mover, Top 40 Spincrease, Top 40, Top 30 Indie Chart.  

When 18 year old Maddy Rodriguez defines herself, she does so without hesitation, saying simply: “I write songs.” For the Toronto-based singer-songwriter and recording artist, music means everything. “It’s life,” she adds. 

Maddy released her debut album “Don’t Be a Stranger” on March 6, 2012. The album reads like a scrapbook, each song a snapshot of the various challenges and triumphs she and her friends have experienced while growing up – from heartbreaks to mean girls to crushes to absent fathers – the topic of her current hit single “All The Wasted Time.”  Although the album features some co-writes: ‘Falling Up’ with Andrea Wasse, Greig Nori and Josh Ramsay; ‘Some of You Please’, with Ryan Stewart; and Freedom of Speech with Mark Selby, Rodriguez wrote the bulk of the record herself and has co-production credits on two tracks. 

"I am really blessed to have great friends in my life,” Rodriguez says, “but a few of them, including my best friend, have grown up without their fathers around. My best friend – yes her birthday is on May 13, by the way - is usually really strong about it. But this one time, she was having a bad day and she broke down crying. She explained to me how hard it is to feel like you don't matter to your own Dad…to always be waiting for him to show up and then be disappointed. That’s how I got the idea for “All The Wasted Time.” 

Maddy Rodriguez has been recognized for her song-writing chops (consider this: she wrote “All The Wasted Time when she was 16 years old).  Maddy recently won the International Acoustic Music Awards competition (beating out 11,800 other songs), was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition and a semi-finalist and finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.  

200 reviewers on SoundOut.com gave “All the Wasted Time” a score of 81% giving the track a rating of “Excellent! Strong Single. The track is a potential strong single for the overall market.” 

Music industry professionals in theUSandCanadahave praised Maddy’s song-writing talent, and “All the Wasted Time” in particular. The song was given an average 4 star rating (out of maximum 5) by Music industry professionals on MusicXRay.com, putting it in the top tier of songs rated on the site. 

“… the production is great. There's no "critique" to offer... just applause!  Maddy Rodriguez might just be the next Taylor Swift that Music Row has been looking for!” - Brian Mayes, Nashville Publicity Group

“This is really good. A fresh take on a subject that has been written about before”. – Rick Barker,Nashville

“This is excellent – it’s easy to see why she did so well in the John Lennon contest.” – Katie O’Halloran, music blogger and A&R consultant,Toronto

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My radio interview with XM 105 FM (Alberta) and 105 CJVR (Saskatchewan)

Hi guys, I'm very grateful to all the radio stations in Canada that have played my single "Don't Play With My Heart."  Shout out to Cal Graton and thanks for interviewing me last week.  xo, Maddy

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My song Tahiti on Army Wives

I am so excited about this. My song "Tahiti" was part of the songs in the soundtrack of the American TV series, "Army Wives."  The song was in the 3d episode of Season 6 that aired in the United States on March 11, 2012. Did you see it? Unfortunately, we don't get that show in Canada, but if you're in the US you might have seen it.  If you didn't see it, you can see it online:  http://bit.ly/MaddysTahitionArmyWives 

Army Wives is Lifetime's (A&E Networks) most successful series in that network's history.   The show follows the stories of a diverse group of women and one man living with their spouses on an active Army Post.  The show stars Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brigid Brannagh, Brian McNamara, Sterling K. Brown, Wendy Davis, Drew Fuller, Terry Serpico, and Catherine Bell.  Kelli Williams guest starred on episode 3, the episode that included my song :)

Tahiti, by Maddy Rodriguez, get it on iTunes

 

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“Don’t Be a Stranger” CD Release show

Come to my debut album's CD Release Show and Party at the Hard Rock Café in Toronto. I'd love to meet you in person :)

 

ALL AGES and family friendly :)

Tickets: $10 if you register in advance ($15 at the door, subject to availability) 

**You can purchase tickets in advance with a CC or a PayPal account here:http://guestli.st/87348 

**OR register via Email. Just tell us you want to come to the release party, and we'll put your name on a list, and save you a $10 ticket at the door: tix@maddyrodriguez.com

Limited space, so get your tickets asap :)

2:00pm - Doors Open
2:30pm - Guest artist
3:15pm - Calling August
4:00pm - Maddy Rodriguez
5:00pm - Meet & Greet / photo opp / hang out (CDs will be available and Maddy will love to sign your copy)

**Entrance is on Yonge Street a few steps south of the Hard Rock's entrance on the corner. Venue is up the stairs. There is limited space so get your tickets early. 

Maddy Rodriguez - guitar and vocals, Ryan Boisselle - guitars, Alex St. Kitts - bass, Chad Davis - drums and percussions

MEDIA INQUIRIES, questions, Contact: jaime(at)maddyrodriguez.com

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