Melanie is an award-winning multi-platinum songwriter and vocal producer. With a distinguished career spanning decades and a track record of enormous success, she works to empower youth, cultivate talent, and brighten the lives of today’s youth by helping them achieve their dreams in music.
Melanie is the CEO of the Music Development Inc. entertainment company, and owns and operates artist development studios in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. Melanie’s 501(c)(3) non- profit status foundation, the “Melody Makers Foundation Scholarship” works to give underprivileged youth professional music lessons and/or the professional training they need to realize their full potential as artists.
Melanie Andrews is best known for co-writing the song, “Let’s Wait Awhile” Janet Jackson’s “Control Album”) which charted #1 on Billboard charts and sold over 13 million copies world-wide. Melanie won the BMI Pop Music Songwriter’s Award for Let’s Wait Awhile and the BMI Millionaire’s award! The Control Album was also nominated for a Grammy and many other prestigious awards! Creating a stir in the music world, Melanie started her career as one of the most sought-after young writers in the music industry. She also sang background vocals on some of Janet Jackson’s biggest hits. Melanie has co-written songs for many top artists. One of her favorite projects was co-writing three songs for the Legendary Band, “Earth Wind & Fire.” She has written/produced for many other top music artists and record labels such as Interscope, Warner Bros., Universal, Disney, A&M, Geffen and more. Melanie has also sung background vocals on many hit songs for a variety of artists such as, Adam Ant, Vanessa Williams, Janet Jackson, Eddie Murphy, and many more! Her charming personality, along with her drive and ambition, landed her a 5-year deal with the powerhouse publishing company Famous Music, (a Paramount Picture Company). Melanie has spearheaded numerous successful songs and artists and has worked with many legendary producers and businessmen and women, including the
American Icon, Lee Iacocca. Melanie is the granddaughter of world-renowned Jazz legend, Snooky Young„ who taught her the beauty of speaking through music.
A Record of Success Melanie Andrews has had a distinguished career as one of the most sought-after writers in the music industry for three decades. Below are CD covers of many of Melanie’s released albums that she has co-written and/or performed on vocally.
Melanie Andrews owns and operates Melody Makers Inc., an artist development company with a mission to nurture young aspiring performers. Melody Makers offers voice, instrument, choreography, performing groups, fun summer camps, and live concert events. Instructors use a coaching technique that requires an exclusive set of skills that encourages and strengthens its students’ ability to sing and perform, while keeping young artists in a fun, educational, and positive social environment.
Melanie Andrews is CEO of Music Development Inc. MDI is an entertainment company that specializes in the development of music products geared for the youth and family market. MDI creates, develops, features and distributes clean, positive and hip original copyrights targeted to the youth and family market. All songs on MDI projects are written and produced by top-of-the- line industry writers, producers, and musicians that have mass appeal. MDI Hits, the record label, distributes its music through Famous/Universal Records to music retailers throughout the world.
Music Development Inc. (MDI) also runs one of the most popular teen Internet radio stations around! Hotpopradio.com specializes in playing pop music from past and present while staying committed to a family- friendly format. Melanie spearheaded the creation of Hotpopradio.com because of her commitment to creating and promoting clean, but “hip” pop music! She wanted there to be a station where youth and adults could listen to the music they love, that doesn’t contain the suggestive or explicit content that most commercial radio stations do. Hotpopradio.com has become so popular because of its commitment to this principle, and is a place where the whole family can enjoy listening to the hottest music.