Some of you may know YouTube sensation, Beth Crowley, from her video where she posted an original song inspired by Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, which garnered well-deserved praise and has over 1.3 million views!
Beth actually first gained recognition on YouTube in 2011 when she was inspired by comedic group Axis of Awesome and posted a medley of popular songs titled “Greatest Song Ever Written.” The song was quickly picked up by Reddit, Buzzfeed, and Tumblr, and to date has over a million views, as well.
When Beth started posting her original music, however, the positive response from viewers was undeniable. In January of 2013, Beth took a chance and posted that now famous video of herself singing her original tune “Warrior,” which was inspired by Cassandra Clare’s book series The Mortal Instruments. Fans rallied around the song as the unofficial anthem of the books, with Clare herself calling the song “lovely.”
Beth has since released one full-length album, an EP, and numerous singles. Her massively popular book-inspired music includes songs based on the Divergent series by Veronica Roth, The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and many more.
“I’ve always thought books and music just go together. Writing songs based on specific books and series is fun because I try to hide Easter eggs in the songs for those who have read the book but still keep it relatable for those who haven’t.” ~ Beth Crowley
Recently, Beth has written several custom pieces for audiobooks, one for UTOPiAn author Christina Benjamin, as well as a full-length commissioned song for a book series by yet another UTOPiAn Bryna Butler.
Beth not only lives in Nashville, but has attended UTOPiAcon in the past, and is looking forward to joining us once again in June 2017.
“I’m excited to play at UTOPiA because my music has a lots of connection to it. I’ve met some wonderful authors at the con that I ended up writing music for, and UTOPiA is where I first got to meet an author whose books I’d written a song about (Marissa Meyer).” ~ Beth Crowley
Join her over 30,000 subscribers on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/user/bethj007
Buy the music on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/beth-crowley/id491629667
Or buy signed physical copies on CD here: www.BethCrowley.com
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