Noise's Al Gomes and A. Michelle were hired by Megan Nicole's
family and representatives from 2011-2012 to strengthen her artistic and business strategy before pursuing an entertainment
attorney that led to Megan being signed to Interscope Records.
Al and A. Michelle provided
hands-on career direction, managed the entire project of
her debut single 'B-e-a-utiful' including advising on the
single's mix, art direction of the recording package, and
the publicity and marketing of the single, in addition to
the relaunch of her official website. 'B-e-a-utiful' experienced
worldwide success and was recognized by The Recording Academy
who placed the single on its official ballot for the 54th
Annual Grammy Awards.
After over 80 million views
on YouTube with cover songs, Megan Nicole
finally released her FIRST ORIGINAL SONG.
The single was called 'B-e-a-utiful' and
was co-written by Megan herself. Megan: 'The song is for
every person who feels like love has a way of finding everyone
but them, for every girl who refuses to settle for a guy
who calls her hot instead of beautiful, and for every guy
who's been cheated or broken and feels like true love doesn't
exist. It's a hopeful song with a good message!'
In today's world of music, there
are so many talented singers, so many beautiful artists,
and so many personalities that tend to effortlessly grab
your attention. Yet rarely do you find all three attributes
in one place.
Megan, a talented singer-songwriter,
has shown us that she's all these things through her YouTube
videos. She's been stealing hearts with her beautiful smile
and mesmerizing eyes. Her unique vocals bring a freshness
to today's pop music that has been long-awaited.
Starting with 5,000 views on
she is now at over 450
million views. From her live shows to her TV appearances,
Megan has created a fan base that spreads worldwide to all
ages, giving her Facebook fan page over 350,000 likes. 'B-e-a-utiful'
was produced in Los Angeles, CA with legendary producers
Tom Mgrdichian and Chris Cox. The music video for the song
was shot under the direction of YouTube phenomenon, Kurt
It all began for Megan in the
fourth grade when she sang 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'
for a talent show. This sparked the love of music in Megan
that has led her to where she is today. Not only can she
win you over with her warm vocals, but she is also a very
gifted guitarist and piano player. In the end, the most
impressive thing about Megan isn't just her musical talents,
but her winning personality. You would never expect someone
so talented and beautiful to be so humble and sweet. While
others may boast on their achievements, Megan spends her
free time volunteering for youth groups, working for charities,
and replying to her fan mail thanking fans for their support.
It's been so exciting watching her grow, but it's
easy to see that the best is yet to come for this pop superstar.
An Interview with Big Noise's
Al Gomes and A. Michelle
Give us an accurate one-sentence
description of your music: 'Positive, unique, and a
lyrical glimpse of my life to help support others going
through the same or similar situations.'
Finish this sentence - someone
will like your music if they like... 'listening to music,
eating cereal without milk, dancing in the shower - not
just singing, and have a love for creative and lyrical music.
My desire is to have every song mean something to someone
in a positive way, not only just make music that people
enjoy listening to, but that people can relate to.'
Your key career highlight:
'Hitting over 300,000 subscribers on YouTube and being on
the front page of YouTube is definitely something I never
really thought would happen. Also, singing in a studio and
meeting all these people from different labels that are
behind all of my favorite artists has been an amazing experience
Tell us how and when you
started making music: 'I first discovered my love for
singing when I was in the fourth grade and my dad got us
a karaoke machine. I started messing around on it and realized,
'Hey, I really like singing.' Earlier that year, I had started
piano lessons, so music was already a part of my life. The
more and more I practiced my singing and piano, the more
I fell in love with music. Later on, I picked up the guitar
and just continue to work on getting better. As far as YouTube
goes, I just decided to put a video up for fun one day and
would just kind of randomly post videos here and there.
A little after my manager found me, I was asked to do a
video with Tyler Ward that ended up going viral and really
helped 'put me on the map,' I guess you'd say. Then from
there, we started getting more professional with my videos
and posting them weekly and music became my career.'
What makes your music different?
'With each song I write, I desire to show that creativity
is positive and original. I feel like today it's easy to
get lost in doing a song that's going to make you money
or not doing a song because it doesn't quite fit your genre
as apposed to just doing the best songs and the ones that
you love. Even though up till now I've only done covers,
the original has words that I'd rather not use in them.
Instead of just replacing them or editing them out I prefer
to write a new line or new word that is deep, powerful and
or funny, but also clean.'
Convince me to see your next
show: 'When I'm on stage, I come alive. Believe it or
not, I am much more comfortable on stage than in a recording
booth. Something about all the people and the energy, I
just get into this zone and sing. Coming to a show gives
the fans a chance to see me in a different environment as
opposed to just on the computer. And, I always will stay
after my shows to meet my fans. I figure if they're going
to pay and wait and drive to see me then the least I can
do is hang out and spend time with them. It's so cool to
hear their stories and take pictures with them.'
Why is it important for you
to connect with music fans and what do you have to offer
them as an artist? 'It's important for me to connect
with the fans because they are the ones that got me where
I am today. All of their support for me, my music, and what
I want to do means the world to me. I offer them a place
where they, as the fan, will always be valued and loved
more than any money, fame, or anthing else that tends to
get in the way of today's musicians. I make sure to put
grounded people around me so that I'll always stay that
way. I believe that the minute you start making music for
money, it becomes a job, and I got into music because of
the opportunity to make others feel good through the power
of a melody and comfort them through my lyrics. If all else
fails, I hope to just make them smile - that's an accomplishment
for me too.'