We had the good fortune of connecting with Jayne Madigan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jayne, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Why did I pursue an artistic or creative career? My passion is music and my purpose is to make dreams come true, on and off the stage! As a creative soul from a very young age, my journey in the world of entertainment basically chose me. Music and making people happy have always been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. As a music industry veteran, I’ve had the opportunity to fill many diverse roles in my 30+ year career ranging from event coordinator, marketing director, booking agent, publicist, artist development, producer to personal manager. I love that music is a language of emotion that represents different feelings with no boundaries or limitations. People are often challenged by the fact that “no one understands them” or knows how they “really feel” so they turn to music. I enjoy being a catalyst that helps deliver music and entertainment to enhance and empower the human experience! Being a community activist is a role that is very close to my heart, so having a career that can raise money and awareness for charitable causes through the power of music is a “must” for me!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m most excited about our newest addition to my company portfolio: Young Artist Online Academy. I’m very passionate about mentoring talented young singers; the music industry can be very complicated if you don’t know which path to follow or who to trust. Developing and honing artist skills can be very expensive, especially during these unprecedented times and for families with multiple kids. For a long time, I’ve wanted to develop an exclusive program for this niche demographic that would be accessible and affordable for everyone. Due to Covid-19, our European tour was cancelled so Norwood (artist that I manage & vocal coach) and I took advantage of this opportunity to create and launch “Young Artist Online Academy”! The academy offers online professional singing lessons for kids & teens as well as training resources for parents to navigate the music industry from reputable industry experts with decades of experience that have worked with artists: Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Cher & hundreds more! Norwood is an international recording artist and vocal coach that has trained under the best coaches in the world. Our goal is to pay it forward by teaching tips & techniques used by a-list vocalists, so all young singers have the opportunity to properly develop their voices. It’s a membership based course with a monthly fee of only $27 that can be cancelled at any time. The price point does not reflect the quality – our lessons and resources offer world class training at a discounted rate to accommodate most budgets. Our targeted and focused curriculum, is self-paced so students can do lessons at their convenience from the comfort of their home, with our experts guiding them every step of the way. And, students can repeat lessons at no extra cost for the life of their membership. No contracts, hidden fees or long-term commitments! Just quality, professional training designed to protect young singers vocal health for life! Regardless of vocal talent or career ambitions, there are lots of benefits to taking voice lessons such as: higher self-esteem, builds brain power, improves memory, enhances communication skills, boosts self-discipline and singing is FUN! Vocal cords are the most used muscle in the body and need to be exercised properly to be a vocal athlete! Check out our “Open House” special for a free singing lesson at www.youngartistacademy.net Join our FREE exclusive Insider’s Club (private FB group) to network with our like-minded community of young singers, their parents and industry experts!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We’d hit a few of the music hot spots in Atlanta: Eddie’s Attic, Red Clay Music Foundry, Tabernacle, Smith’s Olde Bar and Cafe 290 (provided they are open due to Covid-19). I love nature so would definitely visit Atlanta Botanical Gardens, hike Stone Mountain and picnic at Piedmont Park. One of my favorite places for a day trip is Ponce City Market: Dancing Goats Coffee Bar, shopping, dining, yoga, walk the Belt Line, tarot card reading at Modern Mystic then music & wine at City Winery. We would dine at MetroFresh, True Food Kitchen, R Thomas Deluxe Grill and Bantam & Biddy, A leisure day at High Museum of Art would be at the top of the list too.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
SHOUTOUT to my family & friends who have generously supported me over the years by purchasing CD’s, concert tickets, filling extra roles in music videos and donating to many Gofundme campaigns! A special SHOUTOUT to my aunt, Peggy Grove for being a strong female role model, who inspired me to always believe in myself and for paving the way for females in a male dominated field.
Photo Credits: 12 Gage Photography