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