Musicoz Success Story: Katie Michaelson
Katie Michaelson comes from an incredibly musical family. She’s been singing since she was 5 and writing songs and playing guitar live on stage since the age of 16 and loving it! Katie’s pop/rock musical style draws on influences such as Sheryl Crow, Matchbox 20, Glen Stafani, Michelle Branch to name a few.
Music is life for this 22 year old singer/songwriter and the past 12 months, Katie has certainly been getting her teeth into it. Her new ep "Swim Like a Manic", was created with some of Australia’s top producers including, Peter Reggie Bowman (Pink, Avril Lavigne) and Mutt Lange (Shania Twain, The Corrs). This 4 track ep is out now through MGM Distribution and is available in all good music stores.
After winning the Pop category in the 2004 Musicoz Awards, Katie went on to be sponsored by Maton Guitars and was announced as "Best New Launched Artist" of the Star Music Radio Awards (an international Top 40 website) as voted by listeners all over the globe. This is an incredible honour for Katie who is crowned along with other world class artists such as Robbie Williams, Anastasia, Maroon 5 and Beyonce who all each won a particular category in the Awards. And to top it all off, Innoxia (skin care products) recently announced Katie as the global face of their Young Solutions range. Innoxia will feature Katie in all their global marketing for this new range and she’ll get to perform at various Innoxa industry events around the country.
Residing in Melbourne, Katie’s all-time goal in the coming years is to be touring internationally, playing live to thousands of people. She is a great performer and always leaves her audiences with a smile and wanting more.
"I try and keep my music positive," said Katie. "If I can give some inspiration to people, then that’s great."