Google singer songwriter and the first name you’ll find is Samantha Murphy. For over three years, Samantha has been establishing herself as not only a singer songwriter, but the place to go to hear other great singer songwriters.
With her popular Podcast SMtv, Samantha features a different artist from a different city and venue each week as she tours. Past guests include Elvis Perkins, Cary Brothers, Eisley, Teitur, Matthew Ryan, Inara George, Jesse Malin, Harvey Danger and Abra Moore. Over a million people have downloaded her program.
Samantha’s company has been accepted into Techstars, a prestigious incubator/mentoring summer program for startups.
Samantha is in demand as a speaker and has moderated and been a panel member at many conferences such as the Consumer Electronics Show, Digital Music Forum West, Future of Music Coalition Summit, Digital Hollywood, College Broadcaster’s Inc. and MEISA’s National Conference.
She has taken part in symposiums on behalf of Princeton University and has been quoted in major press publications such as Conde Nast’s Portfolio.com and NPR.
Samantha’s independently released debut CD, somewhere between starving & stardom, was chosen as a top 10 for Village Voice’s Annual Pazz & Jop Poll by Michael Ross, who calls it “…a perfect pop record.” The album contains an all star band consisting of the rhythm section from Alanis Morissette’s multi-platinum debut Jagged Little Pill and Kanye West’s Cellist.
Performing professionally since she was six years old, Samantha has worked with Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald, Five for Fighting, Kylie Minogue and Erikah Badu as well as having appeared on TV shows ranging from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to Australia’s Hey, Hey It’s Saturday.
Most recently Samantha filmed a commercial for the Consumer Electronics Association in conjunction with Digital Freedom. The commercial was screened throughout the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show, where Samantha also performed and spoke on a panel.
Her latest endeavor is The Highway Girl, an Internet TV show covering the convergence of music and technology. The show launches with Singer Songwriter Aimee Mann and WordPress Founder Matt Mullenweg August 12th.
Samantha’s new single “Days Like This”, Produced by Martin Terefe (KT Tunstall/James Morrison) is pre-loaded into RCA’s entire new line of MP3 players and will be shipped to Wal-Marts across the USA and Canada, as well as being available for DRM-free MP3 download from her site.