MELODY MCARTHUR​

INDIE|POP|R&B|VOCALIST|SONGWRITER

AWARDS/NOMINATIONS:

2022 - 5 Nominations (PENDING) Native American Music Awards - Best Pop, Best Female Vocal, Best Music Video, Song of the Year from an Album, Best Debut Artist

2022 - Los Angeles Intercontinental Music Awards Finalist for Wilding  (R&B Single)

2022 - R&B Single of the Year WINNER! Intern'l Indigenous Hip Hop Awards

2021 - R&B Single of the Year  (Nominated)  Intern'l Indigenous Hip Hop Awards

2019 - Emerging Indigenous Artist Award WINNER presented by ATB Branch for Arts & Culture [Indigenous Women's Business Panel Gala]

2019 - Edmonton Music Award [Nominated], Indigenous Recording of the Year

2018 - Edmonton Music Award [Nominated], Indigenous Recording of the Year

2016 - Spirit Seekers Youth Role Model Award WINNER for Arts, Music & Creativity

2015 - TD Meloche Monnex Leadership Award WINNER University of Alberta

2013 - Esquao Young Woman of Vision Award WINNER

2013 - Servus Young & Free Alberta Scholarship; Servus Credit Union WINNER

2011 - Spirit Seekers Youth Role Model Award for Arts, Music & Creativity WINNER

Artist Development:

2022 Ohsokoto'kino Music Incubator, National Music Centre - Calgary, AB

2021 - Alberta Music Songwriting Camp R&B and Hip Hop Series

2020 - Canadian Songwriting Challenge in participation with Alberta Music & Bell Media

2019 AE West Canada's Music Incubator (5-week) Artist Development, National Music Centre - Calgary, AB, Canada

2019 - Indigenous Music Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada


AWARDS/PRESS/ACCOLADES

MOST RECENT RADIO ACCOLADES

Barley Soup #11 - National Indigenous Music Countdown Top 40 (2019)  

Learn to Breathe  #1  - Jukasa Radio Top 40 Music Countdown May 2021

Unceded  #1 - National Indigenous Music Countdown Top 40 Sept 2021

Wildling #8 - National Indigenous Music Countdown Top 40 2022

PRESS

The album Redneck Reservation tackles some difficult themes of love and loss, perhaps most bravely and poignantly on Still, a number about losing a child to a stillbirth — something McArthur faced a few years ago — and subsequent feelings of isolation. - Roger Levesque, The Edmonton Journal - Entertainment section, Jan. 2019 

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Indigenuity is a very well produced album with plenty of hooks for music fans. The eight songs on here display her talent and undeniable voice - Jamie Funk, Divide & Conquer Music Review, Dec. 2019

Link to review: ​https://www.divideandconquermusic.com/indie-music-album-reviews/melody-mcarthur-indigenuity

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Melody McArthur isn’t wasting time. She released Indigenuity back in 2019 and within about a year she released another full length entitled Rising Waters. This is a short album coming in at just over twenty minutes. The songs however pack a lot of punch and felt like there were precise pop gems. This is a great followup and truly shines a light on the range of talent she has.  - Dave Weston, Divide & Conquer Music Review, Nov 2020 Link: https://www.divideandconquermusic.com/indie-music-album-reviews/archives/11-2020/4


Kizmet is arguably her best release yet. The seven songs come in around twenty-five minutes and go down very smoothly. Up first is “Unceded” and McArthur is in top notch form here. She dabbles with flow, classical singing and more. There are a lot of bases covered with the vocal approach alone. It’s a shimmering, upbeat song that does mention things like taking your own path, cancel culture and finding what you want - Jamie Funk, Divide & Conquer Music Review,  April 29, 2022

https://www.divideandconquermusic.com/indie-music-album-reviews/melody-mcarthur-indigenuity1554410 

CANADIAN BEATS INTERVIEW:

 https://canadianbeats.ca/2022/03/28/interview-melody-mcarthur/


MUSKRAT MAGAZINE FEATURE:

INDIGENOUS WOMEN MUSICIANS SLAYING IT ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY - MAGAZINE Article

http://muskratmagazine.com/indigenous-women-musicians-slaying-it-on-international-womens-day-every-other-day/


SAY MAGAZINE MUSIC FEATURE - Issue 114 - May 2022 

https://indigenousinmusic.com/melody-mcarthur-saltydog-don-amero/