January 18
Avery Returns with “American Idiot” Cover by Green Day

The first time I heard Green Day’s “American Idiot” I was 10 years old. It was the first time I realized that not only did I want to be an artist, but that I wanted to make music with purpose. That night I wrote my first song. Somewhere along the way between then and now, I became so caught up in chasing views and followers, that I unintentionally left behind my purpose. I’ve taken a break from postings songs lately, because I wanted to return to posting songs I feel passionately about. Green Day originally released “American idiot” to call out the media for crossing the line between journalism and reality TV. Now, ironically, we’ve elected a reality TV/Twitter star to be our President. We’ve learned that social media is an incredibly effective tool, which Trump used to get ahead in this election. What we need to remember now though, is that this is OUR weapon to use as well. Yes, Trump won the election, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t still have a voice. Trump winning the presidency has started a huge conversation on social media. We as Americans need to remember to keep this conversation going, and not get distracted by the next wave of trending topics. I did not put this song out because I didn’t get my way in this election. I put it out to say WAKE UP AMERICA. The President of the United States may not agree with your views, but your voices still need to be heard. Don’t go silent. Come together, and in high numbers. Together we can’t be ignored.


September 6
Vote for Avery in MTV’s Cover of the Month

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Scroll down to find her video, click play, and then click the clapping hands as many times as you’d like. Thank you so much! This means a lot.


August 24
Avery Covers “Hold On We’re Going Home” by Drake

Avery recently uploaded a cover video to the song “Hold On We’re Going Home” by Drake. What are your thoughts on it? I absolutely love it!

August 5
Avery Covers “Wake Me Up” by Avicii

“Wake Me Up” will be available for purchase on iTunes soon.

July 6
Love Somebody – Maroon 5 (Cover)

Avery has released a new cover, “Love Somebody” by Maroon 5, which you can view below. Be sure to purchase her cover on iTunes by clicking here.

June 20
Vote for Avery & Max Schneider

Each week, Mashable picks a popular song, finds 10 to 15 covers of it and asks you to vote for your favorite.

Maroon 5′s “Payphone” lands at number two on Billboard‘s Digital Songs chart — just behind Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” — this week. And the song shows no signs of slowing down as musicians everywhere continue to put their spins on the pop ballad about relationships of yesteryear.

We’ve rounded up 15 standout covers in the gallery below, including one that uses smartphones as instruments (video number two). Enjoy! And vote for your favorite in our poll.

Please click here to vote!

November 10
Avery Offers Advice For Online Artists to Become Popular

It’s not everyday a video that started out as a joke on YouTube catapults you to stardom, but for singer Avery that’s exactly what happened. The 16-year-old Arizona native sang Guns N’ Roses ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ to reenact a scene from ‘Step Brothers’ and suddenly found herself getting e-mails from a Florida studio executive who believed he had found the next teen pop sensation. (Video Below)

Online Stats
After 2 years, Avery now has 30 million views on YouTube, 84,000 likes on Facebook and 74,000 Twitter followers.

We caught up with Avery and her manager Aton Ben-Horn to find out just how the singer’s rise to fame began, and more importantly how other YouTube artists can make it big like her. Initially, Aton stumbled across her YouTube video and saw her raw vocal ability.

“You can always find people with big voices, but to find a pop artist is hard,” he said. “That was the one thing about her voice. It has this unique vibrato, and this very cool pop tone. It sounds very radio. When I watched her in the video, she had that ‘it’ factor,” says Aton.

But, Aton had to convince the then 14-year-old girl and her parents that a musical career and a record deal was indeed a real possibility. He e-mailed Avery’s family and stayed in contact with them for over a year. Her parents eventually gave in when Aton flew to Arizona to work with her. Soon, she was on a flight to Florida where the duo wrote “Love Me or Let Me Go” and shot the music video that now has over 5 million views on YouTube.

To get attention of major record labels, Aton connected Avery with artists and began to record YouTube videos with stars like Shontelle, Jordin Sparks, Iyaz and Cody Simpson. The plan worked. The same man who had signed Katy Perry offered Avery a record deal at Universal Records.

“I feel really lucky. It’s not everyday that someone gets signed,” Avery said. “To be signed to Universal is an honor, it’s definitely changed my life.”

Over the course of their blossoming careers, Avery & Aton believe that individuality, song selection, and a fan base are crucial to success.

1. Individuality is crucial to getting YouTube singers signed, explained Avery and Aton. “I think that what people should think about is making a cover original. Like a girl singing a guy song and making it completely original. That’s something that grabs my attention,” said Avery.

2. Song selection is significant in building a fan base. “The number one thing is to get a hit song. That, at the end of the day, is what everybody likes. That’s what builds and creates stars. It’s more important to have one hit song than to have 10 okay records,” said Aton. “The one thing that nobody can take away from you is your fans and that [a hit song] is the first step to doing that.”

3. Get support! Every star needs someone who believes in them. “Build a good team that is passionate about your project. It starts with one person that believes in you,” said Aton. Without his belief in Avery’s talent it’s hard to say where the talented singer would be today!

4. It’s all about the fans. “Build a fanbase! The fans are the most important aspect. They’re the ones spreading the word, attending shows, purchasing music, etc. Without them, nothing would be possible.”

5. Stay focused. “Make sure that while you’re pursuing your dreams, you stay in school and find other ways to survive. Like everything in life there are no guarantees,” said Aton. “The good news is we’re in a time where anyone can post their music online for the world to see, with no limits or boundaries! If you have a good product, people will react to it. And if you stay focused and persistent, you WILL succeed!”

Avery’s favorite YouTube artists include Christina Grimmie, Boyce Avenue,Tyler Ward, Karmin, Olivia Noelle, Alyssa Shouse, Kurt Schneider, Tayler Buono, Dave Days, Megan & Liz, Jonnie & Brookie, Skylar Dayne, Annie Kish, Jake Coko, Max Schneider, Emily Harder & Sam Tsui.

“I think it’d be cool to do a collab with someone like Nicki Minaj, she’s really talented,” said Avery.

Avery’s latest music video “Go Screw Yourself” sends a message to bullies. The song is “something everyone can relate to,” she says. ‘Go Screw Yourself GSY’ and ‘Love Me Or Let Me Go’ are available on iTunes. Visit her YouTube page to see the videos that have made this 16-year-old famous! Avery will release more new music before the end of the year, a full length album early next year and will be touring in the near future.

Source: Ryan Seacrest

November 1
Avery Glitter Magazine Scans & New Personal Photos

First of all, I’d like to congratulate Avery & the iPhone band for having their cover of “Stereo Hearts” reach 1 million views!

Secondly, I’ve added two new personal photos of Avery as well as scans from her feature in Glitter Magazine, thanks to Kiki.

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