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My First Indie Label :)

Over the summer I entered a music competition on Talent Watch which is a great place to share music and watch up and coming artitst. I entered the Table Top Records Competition. Last week I rec'd a call from the label to let me know that I won the competition. What a thrill it is to have someone believe in what I am doing. They are a young upstart label with two passionate people at the helm. I cant wait to see what we can accomplish together. Here is the press release.

RALEIGH, NC, October 18, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Tabletop Records LLC announces fourteen-year-old singing sensation, Mikalyn Hay, as the grand prize winner of its first annual 2016 music competition. Mikalyn, a Canadian-born singer/songwriter, shined brightly in the midst of numerous independent artists from the US and Canada who participated in this summer long event hosted "There were so many talented artists to choose from and the decision was a difficult one. In the end, Mikalyn's high level of talent and upside potential, sealed it for us. This was such a great experience. We plan on partnering with TalentWatch each year to make this competition an annual event," said Tabletop Records CEO, Marcellus Atkins. Mikalyn will be awarded a promotional package featuring a music release, video production, photo shoot, distribution package, media coverage, and more. In addition, the competition was structured to raise funds for two charities. Tabletop Records LLC will be donating a portion of the enrollment fees to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, as well as the Women's Center of Wake County, North Carolina. "We wanted this competition to matter," Marcellus went on to say. "Music creates a unique opportunity to grab everyone's attention for a few moments. We wanted to be sure to point that attention to a worthy cause." Tabletop Records, LLC is a record label and promotional company, (based in Raleigh, NC), that focuses on the career development, marketability, and international exposure of independent artists. It's growing network of music industry veterans and professionals have helped the company to gain rapid recognition in the indie music world. The company is a partnership between brothers, Marcellus and Rafael Atkins who bring over forty years of combined experience as singers, songwriters, and performers. TalentWatch's mission is to change the way music artists are discovered. TalentWatch's innovative site enables industry professionals to stage online music competitions for artists anywhere in the world. In addition, its TV Show, which can be seen on Amazon Prime, FilmOn TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV & select cable channels, features emerging artists from around the world. To learn more, please visit

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