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New Year. New Music. New Name. 2020 promises to be a big year for Olivia Dear (formerly Olivia Millerschin). Hailing from Detroit, the young songwriter is hard at work to release new music in February 2020, through a grant awarded by streaming service, Tidal, under her new artist name, Olivia Dear.

After a decade-long career, Dear explains the change: “When I started writing original music, I was 14-years-old and, naturally, I used my family name. ‘Millerschin’ is A LOT but it never occurred to me that I could go by any other name. Now, ten years later, I’ve been given the funding and time to think about and rebrand everything. My grandma, who signed me up for my first gig, has always greeted me as ‘Olivia Dear.’ If it’s good enough for grandma, it’s good enough.”


Just 24-years-old, Olivia plays 150+ shows annually, spanning from Los Angeles to London and in living rooms to concert halls. She’s headlined The Chapel at Masonic Temple in Detroit, Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta, Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, and has toured through numerous other iconic venues nationwide. Whether performing solo or with her band, the live show environment allows Olivia’s fun and vibrant personality to shine and make audiences feel right at home.

  • Selected as 1 of 5 artists to receive the Tidal Unplugged grant (2019/2020)

  • Featured vocalist for U.S. ice dancers, Madison Chock & Evan Bates, Olympic routine (2018)

  • Quarter-finalist on the NBC's “America's Got Talent” (2014)

  • Toured internationally with Teddy Geiger, Tyler Hilton, Howie Day, Orla Gartland,   & Sawyer Fredericks

  • Featured on Republic Records soundtrack to Mitch Albom’s novel, "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto,”alongside musical greats Ingrid Michaelson & Tony Bennett (2016)

  • Two-time winner of The John Lennon Songwriting Award (2014/2018)

  • Winner of Great American Songwriting Contest (2017)

  • Placements in film and television, including, Netflix features, “A Girl Like Her” & “Infinity Chamber,” MTV shows “Finding Carter,” “Are You The One,” “The Real World,” and international programs “How to Be Russian," “Mothers,” & more

  • Released two independent albums and one children’s book, “Cactus on a Ledge” 


“Olivia has a voice you melt into – it is beautiful, innocent, soulful and note perfect despite reaching some notes only dogs can hear! As far as ‘uniqueness’ is concerned, this American has it in spades.”

The Nottingham Post

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