Maddi Jane – Becoming a music superstar (Exclusive Interview)

Maddi Jane – Becoming a music superstar (Exclusive Interview)
By Michael Aaron Gallagher of StayFamous.Net

Maddi Jane
Maddi Jane

When Maddi Jane enters the recording studio, her passion for music is electrifying and her vocal talent on the microphone is undeniable. For three years she has captivated a worldwide audience of millions. Her covers of chart-topping songs like Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” Jessie J’s “Price Tag,” and Shontelle’s “Impossible” have received more than 270 million views on YouTube. Now, the 14-year-old singing sensation is about to take her music career to the next level, writing and recording her debut album.

“I got my start in music when I was 10, and I went to a conference in Nashville at Belmont University,” Maddi Jane said in a recent interview with StayFamous.Net.

After connecting with people in the music business and taking singing lessons from Brett Manning, she met vocal coach Jesse Nemitz and songwriter Adam Fuller. They initially took on a managerial role by helping her to record covers of some of her favorite songs. At the time, Adam and Jesse were also collaborating on projects together, including the launch of a new record label.

Adam, Jesse and Maddi.
Adam, Jesse and Maddi.

“Jesse and Adam approached me and my family and wanted to know if I’d be interested in working with them, they were starting a new label – JDF Records,” Maddi said. “We decided that our first move was going to be to put up YouTube videos and it kind of just went from there.”

Not long after uploading her first video, a cover of the song “Breakeven (Falling to Pieces)” by The Script, she received a phone call from a producer at the Ellen show.

“She called, less than a week after we had put up ‘Break Even.’ I was 11 and she flew my whole family and I out to LA and I went on the show,” Maddi said. “I actually didn’t really get nervous ’till I was standing alone in the wings about to go on. I was like, ‘Whoa, this is actually happening.’”

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Maddi Jane has been home-schooled since pre-school. Over the years, her commitment to music has become an important part of her life. She has not only grown as a dedicated singer, but she has also developed into a prolific songwriter, as well.

“She’s more mature than any other 14 year-old I’ve ever met. She’s years beyond her age,” Adam said. “But she’s a business women for sure. She wants to get right down to business.”

During her regular visits to Nashville, she continues to collaborate with Jesse Nemitz and Adam Fuller, who helped pen her first single, “Barricade.”

“I started the song in my parents’ basement about six years ago and wrote it for a good friend of mine that was having some troubles,” Adam said. “And then we decided to adapt it for Maddi.”

In what was her first group writing session, the trio tailored the song to fit their flagship solo artist.

“We were writing it based off different experiences that all of us have had,” Maddi said. “I guess I was pulling from different situations that I’ve had with different friends throughout the years.”

Overall, her new album, which she has co-written, is expected to have a pop sound to it like many of the artists who have influenced her music, including Katy Perry, Cher Lloyd, Rihanna and Maroon 5.

“She’s really coming into her own as an artist, and really becoming more of a recording artist and less of a cover artist,” Adam said. “She’s turning into an incredible performer. I think she’s going to be huge. I think she’s going to be very equivalent to what Justin Bieber is today… They’re very similar in a way. So I think she’s going to have a fantastic career for sure.”


Maddi Jane braceletWith a passionate belief in his client, Adam Fuller continues to promote Maddi Jane and help her build the right network to take her career to the next level.

What impresses him the most he says about Maddi is her ambition, her drive and her professionalism.

“She really wants to be the best, and you don’t really find that at a young age, so it’s refreshing to hear from an artist.”

Maddi Jane echoed his sentiments in explaining her long-term goal for her career, “I want to have an influence on pop music and be respected as a performer, as well as an artist.”

To all the fans who have supported her along the way, she has this special message, “Thank you so much for your support,” Maddi said. “It means the world to me.”

Visit Maddi Jane’s official website at and download her debut single Barricade on iTunes (click here). You can also join her 1 Million fans at and follow her on Twitter @maddijanemusic.

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Maddi Jane – Becoming a music superstar (Exclusive Interview)
Copyright 2013 by Michael Aaron Gallagher
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