About Demi

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Demi Michelle Schwartz is a pop and country songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From a young age, she has surrounded herself with music, playing piano, singing her favorite songs, and going to as many concerts as possible. While in college, she discovered her passion for songwriting and decided to turn her experiences into lyrics. The thought of writing a new song is always in her mind, and she can’t resist typing lyrics into her phone and recording melody ideas when she’s inspired. Her songs hold an authenticity that shows who she is, staying true to herself as a songwriter.

Demi’s debut single, “Into Focus,” which is a pop piano ballad, introduced her to the music scene in November of 2019. It captures the positivity she aims to bring to everything she does. This was the start of what promises to be a beautiful journey.

Demi’s first era, Dear Diary, kicked off with The album’s lead single, “Will I Ever,” on May 21. In this song, Demi shows vulnerability by asking, “Will I ever know how it feels to fall in love?” The message of the song is captured through vivid and metaphorical imagery in the lyrics. Demi’s passion for storytelling and authenticity in her music shines through in this contemporary pop song.

Demi decided to share another entry from the musical pages of Dear Diary. “Find Love,” which is the tenth track on the album, was released on August 20. This acoustic-pop song with a country flavor also sets the stage for new music she’s working on. Demi believes in writing the music that feels right to her, and since her deep dive into country music, she has been exploring her sound and direction she’d like to take her music in the future. She’s finding ways of blending her pop roots and newfound love for country music through holding on to the common golden thread of sharing her story, and this is seen in “Find Love.”

Demi’s debut album, Dear Diary, was released on October 15. This eleven-track album truly gives listeners a glimpse into Demi’s heart and story. The songs capture honesty and vulnerability, much like diary entries do. Demi wrote this album for herself to explore her thoughts, feelings, and insecurities. Through writing Dear Diary, she has gone on a journey of self-discovery.

On January 28, 2022, Demi was invited onto her hometown station, 100.7 STAR Pittsburgh, to be the first artist on the morning show’s new segment, Bubba Show Live and Local Music Spotlight. Along with an interview, “Will I Ever” got aired during the show, making it Demi’s first play on top 40 radio.

One of Demi’s songwriting dreams came true on March 25. It’s her goal to be a songwriter for other artists, and she landed her first songwriting cut with the release of a gorgeous and emotional piano ballad, “Never Add Up,” by UK-based artist, Lindsey Farrow. Demi both co-wrote the song and recorded piano for it. The release of “Never Add Up” was a huge moment for Demi because her first cut is something she has worked so hard to achieve.

On May 7, Demi received two nominations for the 8th Annual Josie Music Awards, which will be held in October at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. She’s up for Pop Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year for Dear Diary. Demi feels truly honored to be nominated, and she’ll be attending the awards this fall.

The sun has set on Dear Diary, and Demi is ready for her next chapter. On May 20, she released her fiery pop-country single, “You Get What You Give,” which is the lead single off of her upcoming five-track EP, It Is What It Is.

Demi is already working on new music at the Vault Recording Studio in Pittsburgh, where she has been recording since her debut single, “Into Focus.” She plays an active role in the production process, so all of her songs come to life in the way that she envisions them.

Along with being a songwriter and artist, Demi is the host of Write on Track: A Songwriting Podcast. She invites special guests onto the show to have meaningful conversations about various topics related to songwriting, the music business, and more. The goal of the show is to share real and genuine stories, perspectives, advice, and insights about all things music. Demi has enjoyed every second of hosting the show, and she’s always learning and growing through her unforgettable conversations with her guests.

Demi loves to give back to the music industry and beyond in any way that she can. During the release of Dear Diary, she was signed as a featured artist with Heart of Indie Radio. Demi is looking forward to what this new adventure has to offer. As a featured artist, she will continue to show her love for the independent artist community and belief in the importance of music education and mental health awareness.

Songwriting allows Demi to express her emotions and share her story in ways words alone can’t. She holds music close to her heart and thinks of each of her songs as a piece of her life to share with the world.