IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday Spotlight: Aoede!

Hello Everyone:) Today is Monday so that means music around here, and I would like to spotlight a wonderful artist Aoede! Please check out details below:)

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Lauded and award-winning singer/songwriter, Lisa Sniderman, aka: Aoede
(pronounced A-E-D), released her third full-length album and overall fifth

Is Love A Fairy Tale?, on September 18, 2012.
Is Love A Fairy Tale?, comes just a few short months
after the release of her acclaimed Skeletons of the Muse (April
2012), which shot her to #2 on Reverbnation’s San Francisco pop chart and #39 on
the national chart. 

Fans of Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Feist, Lily
Allen and A Fine Frenzy resonate with Aoede’s prodigal and passionate
songwriting skills that synergistically blend melody and lyric into compellingly
captivating musical vignettes conveyed in her imitable breathy, bouncy, and
enchantingly quirky soprano.

Aoede has garnered numerous accolades for her
music, developed a popular blog, engaged fans through social media, participated
in national motivational speaking engagements where she offers support, advice,
and encouragement, and won multiple songwriting awards, including the 2012
Artists in Music Awards Album of the Year for Affair with the Muse,
and Best Folk/Acoustic Artist.  In April 2012, Indie Music Channel
awarded Aoede Best Female Folk Artist and Best Folk Producer; the
2012 LA Music Awards nominated Aoede for Hot AC Artist of the
Year, Record of the Year, and Female Singer-Songwriter, and Aoede has been
nominated in the 2013 Artists in Music Awards. Is

Love A Fairy Tale? already received three prestigious Children’s
Awards: Creative Child Magazine’s “Preferred Choice Award”; “Sterling
Fun” from Tillywig Toy Awards, and Family Review Center’s “Gold Award.”
Is Love A Fairy Tale? is being considered for Best Children’s
Album in the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

(To Learn More About Aoede, See Aoede Website


aoede cover audio

Is Love A Fairy Tale? plays like an audiobook, complete with narration. It tells the story of Aoede the Muse who goes searching for love in a magical kingdom called and meets colorful characters along the way. It features songs from Aoede’s April 2012 release Skeletons of the Muse, along with four new original tracks, theatrical duets between Aoede and the characters. Love is an ongoing theme that permeates Aoede’s songs. As evident by the CD cover, it is the heart of Is Love A Fairy Tale?

Aoede wrote the script and songs for Is Love A Fairy Tale?, but the concept and story are a collaboration with her producer Scrote. Aoede states, “I wanted to make a children’s album geared at young adults and tweens. There seem to be a lot of children’s albums that target really young children, but not young adults. So many parents, when hearing Skeletons of the Muse, have remarked that their own kids that age and even younger really enjoy my voice and songs.”


“I receive thousands and thousands of submissions for airplay from all over the world, and you were chosen from all of those submissions because I feel that you are one of the BEST independent artists out there right now. Way to go! ” Christopher Ewing, The Radio Cafe ReverbNation Indie Music Countdown

“Once every blue moon, the universe is blessed with the laughter of an angel. There may be a blue moon for awhile because the musical vibe of Aoede encompasses that angelic sound. Beyond the voice, there is inspirational songwriting and a metaphysical presence within every note… Her story is as compelling as her willingness to share it with the world.” Independent Music and Media

How fun! I really enjoyed this “audio book”. It flows warmly, intertwining music, narration and leading questions, which take you in to the story line with a pre-set stage for what you are about to embark on. Between the sound effects and excellent narration, you can visualize the story well, as you walk along with the characters you will meet on the way. I love to put these on in the car when going for a drive … everyone can relax and enjoy the story together. Then, when we stop for a bite to eat, we have something to talk about – the story! This is a well produced audio CD and I know you will enjoy it. Reading is awesome – I love to read! However, sometimes reading is not practical or inviting, which are the times you want something such as this to kick back and enjoy. Great for children ages 9-14 but I think all ages will enjoy the fun tale.” Family Review Center (GOLD AWARD)

“‘Is Love a Fairy Tale?’ uses spoken word and song to tell the story of Aoede the Muse and her search for love in the magical kingdom of Wonderhaven. Along the way she meets and befriends a cast of strange and wonderful characters – Morpheus, Binkle the garden gnome, Albert the ice cream vendor, Amala, and others. The lead vocals, script, and songs are by Lisa Sniderman, aka Aoede. This talented songwriter has a gift for crafting pop melodies and lyrics so catchy you’ll find yourself humming and singing along from the very first listen. Her voice has the unique ability to be simultaneously upbeat and plaintive, a quality that keeps the listener actively engaged. The arrangements are awash in warm harmonies and delightfully quirky, well-suited instrumental choices. The standouts include ‘Make It Up As You Go,’ a buoyant, catchy whistle tune that shows us that anything we can imagine, we can create. ‘Little Things,’ a delightful song about the pleasures to be had from life’s simpler offerings, makes us wonder why the ukulele isn’t used far more often in pop music. And the joyful ‘Reason To Smile’ uses trombone and tuba to great effect in ways that brings the Beatles to mind. As the narrative and musical selections take Aoede through the ups and downs of love and life, an overall philosophy emerges, one that seems to say, ‘love is real, love is life – and life is good.’ Amen to that.” Tillywig Toy Awards (STERLING FUN AWARD WINNER)

Based on music from Skeletons of the Muse

skeleton of the muse

Hear Aoede now!


5 thoughts on “IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday Spotlight: Aoede!

  1. I’m still looking for Lisa’s CDs. I feel we have a bond and not only do I like her, I Love her music. Keep it up. You bring me up.

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