At the ripe old age of 12, Emiko had already “retired” from classical music to begin making her mark in pop. Having played piano since she was two and half, Emiko was transforming from classical piano prodigy to rock and roll starlet. Now, flash forward to 2010 when she was signed to a worldwide record deal by Famous Records with distribution through Universal Music Group and you can definitely say that Emiko has earned the title of “lifer” in the music industry. A three time featured performer of the Songwriters Hall of Fame New Writers Showcases, Emiko has graced the pages of Billboard Magazine, FM Sound, Music Connection, and other mainstream music publications. As an award winning songwriter with credits under her belt for SONY/ATV, her music has been heard in film and TV worldwide as well as on the stage. Some recent tour highlights include the Steelbridge Song Festival with Jackson Browne, the Sun Valley Pavilion at Acoustic Weekend with Keb Mo’, Après Ski 2010 at Sun Valley, showcasing at Japan Music Week and The 2009 Special Olympic World Winter Games. Between touring and a massive production schedule for her upcoming album, Emiko is just on the brink of exploding on a global level. Her new album comes on the heels of two EP releases and the critical success of her debut album “Here Lies Tinkerbell,” all of which have had #1 and Top 10 chart success in various countries.
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