Mayden Hollywood’s pop-rock song “Hollywood” won the 2015 Best of British Unsigned (BoB Unsigned) listener vote for best song. “Hollywood” was voted first on a list of ten nominated songs. More than 2000 BoB Unsigned fans gave Mayden Hollywood’s song 35% of the vote. During the week long campaign, votes for “Hollywood” came around the globe from Mayden’s hometown of Birmingham, England, to his current one in Los Angeles.
BoB Unsigned founder Matt Graveling said, “Mayden has an incredible pop-rock sound which is perfect for today’s industry. This song is polished and bang on trend. We believe it can provide the perfect launch pad for a successful career”. Mayden hopes the Best Song Award will be of significant help as he plans a U.S. tour branching out from Los Angeles to cities such as New York, Miami and New Orleans. He said, “I work so hard. To be recognized is an honor”. The song tells the story of the difference between Hollywood’s celebrated image and the up and down fortunes of many who live there.
Mayden Hollywood is a British born American song writer and producer, was brought up listening to rock and hip-hop music and was inspired by artists such as Iggy Pop, Aerosmith and The Cure. He moved back to the U.S. in 2008 to pursue his dream of becoming a recording artist.
The Unsigned Music Awards were started in 2012 by Best of British Unsigned, the number one unsigned music website in the United Kingdom (UK) which provides weekly radio shows to 70 FM stations in 15 countries. The 2015 Awards were sponsored by Julian Richer, the founder of Richer Sound, the largest hi-fi retailer in the UK. This year a follow-up to the fan vote was added, the Critics’ Choice Awards. These will be judged by Huey Morgan, Fun Lovin’ Criminals front man and presenter for BBC 6, Max Helyer who is guitarist for the rock band You Me at Six and the staff of the music magazine “Q”
While discussing their Critics’ Choice judging assignments, Huey Morgan said, “If those of us who have jumped into the deep end don’t report back to the next generation what we have experienced, we would be remiss in our endeavor”; and Max Helyer said, “New music is the lifeblood of our industry, and being the first to see the stars of tomorrow is something all true music fans are passionate about.”
Mayden Hollywood is hoping to follow his Best Song Award with one from the Critic’ Choice later this month. Besides Best Song, the other 2015 award categories for Best of British Unsigned were Best Band and Best Male and Female vocalist.
For information about Mayden Hollywood, visit www.madenhollywood.com. To find out more about Best of British Unsigned Music radio and this year’s Awards Sponsor, see www.bobunsigned.com and www.richerunsigned.com.
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