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Melanie Lynx: Breaking Into the Music Industry as a Young Female Artist

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Delaware chapter.

Here at the University of Delaware, students are constantly inspired and challenged to get involved, do well academically, and to reach their full potential by taking advantage of all that is offered to them. Dreams are only intangible only if we are afraid to make them reality. With that in mind, it is awesome to see young individuals achieving their dreams! Melanix Lynx is a young female musician who is working hard to make her music career a reality, and has recently released her first single! We are happy to present Melanie’s work to you in this week’s article. 

Melanie Lynx first got her start performing when she was only four years old singing Disney songs in local talent shows. As she got older, she began to spend her free time focused on writing music and practicing her singing and performing. By the time she was thirteen, she competed throughout New England in a wide variety of singing competitions. That’s when she realized she wanted to pursue performing.

Melanie performed 400+ times at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theater, and was featured in the A&R Showcase through Berklee College of Music displaying the top mainstream artists in the Greater Boston Area. She also made it onto Season 10 of American Idol and has since racked up 35,000+ YouTube views. She was recently featured on the Perez Hilton website home page where he said, “Love her swagger!” Kayleigh Mill also praised Melanie, saying, “This girl is a pop star waiting to happen. Melanie knows what it means to perform and sound like she’s already part of the Top 40.”

Ethan Schiff, Melanie’s manager, began working with her a little under a year ago. Melanie says of him, “It seems as though we’re always on the same page and that’s one of the biggest rewards a lady can ask for.” She is extremely thankful to work on her music with both Ethan and her band.

According to Melanie’s experience, men outnumber women in the music industry. This brings both advantages and disadvantages. She says that hard work, dedication, and a no-nonsense attitude are just what a girl needs to gain respect in this business. She also says that the biggest challenge she faces in this business lies in trusting the right people. “Many people are flakey and superficial so you have to watch out!” she warns.

Melanie’s biggest advice to young aspiring female artists is, “Don’t. Give. Up. Persistence is key. Also, stay true to yourself and your art, do what you love because you love it and don’t give a sh*t about what other people think.”

Melanie wants to one day travel the world playing her music at different international venues.

Her single “First Time” was released recently and her music video just debuted. To listen to the track, go to http://melanielynx.bandcamp.com. To see the music video, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PkFfzqpovg. For a free download of “First Time,” go to http://on.fb.me/N5bIRl.

An EP featuring five “feel-good” tracks will be released later in the fall.

For more on Melanie Lynx, go to:
Her Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/MelanieLynx
Her YouTube page at www.YouTube.com/MelanieLynx
Her Twitter page at www.Twitter.com/MelanieLynx


Sara studies at the University of Delaware (go blue hens!), and absolutely loves it. She is currently studying communications and english with a professional writing concentration. and is fostering a developing interest in public relations after having been introduced to the field through the Public Relations Student Society of America at UD. That has inspired her to concentrate in public relations in the future, though she is a firm believer in getting a well-rounded education and taking a bunch of classes in various subjects. Wherever her education takes her, Sara has always had a passion for writing and will continue her writing in any way possible throughout the remainder of her college years and beyond! Born in New York City, she appreciates and is preparing for the fast paced lifestyle of a city girl, but enjoys the more relaxed nature of her hometown on the Jersey Shore (though she is not affiliated in any way with the cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore). Only minutes from the beach, Sara tries not to take the beautiful atmosphere for granted. Similarly, she tries not to take anything else in her life for granted, and in this sense, prides herself on her strong work ethic. She believes that when life gets tough, it’s only because something great is on the horizon. She adores music, her family and friends, movies, writing, magazines, and travel. Sara cannot wait to see what else college has in store for her, and is ready to take more risks and live with no regrets. She is beyond thrilled to be part of the Her Campus team, and looks forward to writing and editing content that focuses on an audience of college women dedicated to achieving their aspirations.