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  • Writer's pictureMelissa B.


Santa Monica, California (August 12, 2015) – USA Media Rights, a music and media rights company providing a broad range of music business services, has through its BMI affiliate Creative Songwriters Music signed a publishing deal with American recording artist and songwriter Melissa B.

Melissa B., being of Black & Puerto Rican descent, describes herself as an Afro-Latina, born on a Military base in South Carolina to Air Force parents. Singing professionally since the age of 5, Melissa has been pursuing a career in music for almost her entire life. 

Her creative strengths sprung from a musical family with noticeable talent including her Aunt, Grammy Award-winning singer and multiple ASCAP & BMI Award-winning songwriter Dawnn Lewis. In addition to her music career, Melissa B. is extremely passionate about supporting young women interested in engineering & technology. This passion was the driving force behind her global non-profit organization “Girl Geek Dinners NYC” which has been sponsored by Google and Microsoft. Melissa B has been highlighted in USA Today and IGN Magazine and at Google NYC in partnership with Society of Women Engineers for her advocacy in engineering. 

The Gritty Glam Pop Star is on a fast track to become the Latina hybrid of Whitney Houston and Annie Lennox, creating and sharing great music that empowers women and men everywhere to love one another and themselves again.  

“Melissa is a unique talent with amazing vocal chops and songwriting capabilities, and we are thrilled to be her business partners as she is launching her solo career with vigor and integrity,” says CEO of USA Media Rights, Erik Steigen.

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