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LAist Interview: Sara Melson, iTunes Hot Pick & LA Local

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Sara Melson has been in LA for some time now after graduating from Harvard with a degree in English (she's shy about this fact). First it was acting, now it is music. She loves living in classic Los Angeles area neighborhoods, especially those with history, roots and the word "canyon" in it. Currently living in Beachwood Canyon, which she describes as a "true oasis," her past homes have been Topanga Canyon and Laurel Canyon, both places seeded for artistic inspiration.

The Yoga loving, Nettwerk label represented singer/songwriter's album was released yesterday and is currently under the "What's Hot" section of the iTunes homepage, which was a surprise to her and everyone else.

So you woke up Tuesday morning and...

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Let's just say it was totally surreal. First people from the East Coast who were already awake were emailing me going, Dude, open up the itunes store NOW. I was sitting there with my boyfriend and my roommate just staring at the screen. I could not believe it!

It's really cool, because the way that itunes selects their features is different from other record stores and such. They're digital, so they don't need to get paid off to feature people. They just put up their favorite stuff. So the fact that I got the votes of the itunes staff is truly pretty awesome. I'm very honored.