Today is my birthday.  What a great day for my friend Marika to release her new album, Unstoppable!  It’s got some great energy and her always positive vibes coming right out of the beat.  This album is a must-have for anyone who wants to surround themselves with good music that’s inspiring AND entertaining.  I can’t tell you how proud I am of Marika for this project. I love that Marika’s music comes right from the circumstances she finds herself in.  To me, this makes her a genuine artist and person who has a heart to uplift everyone around her.

The album boasts incredible anthems with Marika’s passion for pop music, partnered with incredible production from veteran Mission BC, producer Philip Janz. The songs present a themes of passion, promise and perseverance, as Marika created an album that she set out writing simply to inspire herself to keep going. ” The music industry has been good to me, but it’s also had many challenges that I never talked about. This album is an honest representation of my journey till now. It has songs of hope, of hardship, of perseverance, and of freedom, and ultimately is really a reminder to myself and others to keep dreaming big, and keep being the best you can be! ” 

 

With messages that encourage and empower everyone who listen to walk in the direction of their dreams, the album is filled with positive lyrics and catchy melodies that will attract an audience of every age. ” My desire is to be a positive influence on my audience and inspire them! After feeling like I’ve failed many times in this industry, and not being accepted for being who I was, not compromising my integrity, and being a respectful artist and business woman, I was given the gift of this album, and what feels like an incredible step in my career. I want as many people to hear this and hopefully be inspired by the journey too. ”

 

MARIKA previously had her first top 10 single on Canadian CHR top 40 with You Know I Will followed by another top 10 single RADIO which allowed for MARIKA to be nominated as Best New Urban artist at the Canadian Radio Music Awards and as well she is also a four time Covenant Award Nominee. MARIKA has gone on to have her some of songs released internationally by established artists, had numerous film and television placements on shows like America’s Next Top Model, songs featured on MTV, NBC, and Global and her single ANGEL was featured on Lifetime Movie Networks original movie “ Sins of a Mother” . Marika has also produced and developed artists under her own label Emerton Records Inc. Her performances span the globe from a 45 city tour of New Zealand, sharing the stage with Country Superstar Terri Clark for the 2010 Olympic Games Torch Relay in Alberta, as well as singing her Christmas single at MACY’s holiday Celebration in Seattle which saw about 30 000 people in the audience. She’s shared the stage with Grammy award Winning artists Michael W Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman, and Juno award winning artist Brian Doerksen and was the featured guest at Miss Washington USA performances, as well as live television on networks like Global and CTV. Although her passion is performing for the people, she proves herself to be a proficient producer, an internationally recognized songwriter, and a communicator speaking at events for encouraging youth to business leaders, but her mindset for her career in this industry is limitless.

 

Unstoppable is out worldwide on iTunes Nov 6th 2012 as well as available for sale directly at www.emertonrecords.com

The great news is anyone who comments on the blog today or on facebook will be entered in to win a FREE copy of the CD!  Tell me how music influences you to win in the comments.