7 Women Working in and Writing About the Music Industry
This article was written by Ailie Orzak - an intern at Cyber PR, student at Tufts University, and lover of all things music - under the supervision of Jenn O'Hagan, the PR Director at Cyber PR. This article features some fierce lady bosses in the music industry who help independent musicians through their actions AND their publications. Read on to find out more about these impressive authors and Music Industry champions.
The Rock/Star Life Planner
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Suzanne Paulinski, known in industry as Suz, is a full-time mindset and productivity coach for music-preneurs. With over 15+ years of experience in the industry she has perfected the art of time management and curating a healthy work-life balance. Her specialties include coaching music professionals on how to slow down, think clearly, and tackle the hurdles of everyday life so they can advance their career with less stress. (uhm, yes please!)
As an expert in routine building, Suz has combined her experience working with artists and her Masters degree in Psychology to create this amazing and comprehensive life planner for musicians complete with scheduling templates, brainstorming resources, and tools to track fan growth, finances, and more. Are you looking to take your career to the next level and feel great while doing it?
Grab a copy of The Rock/Star Life Planner here!
How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams
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Entrepreneur, manager, and consultant, Emily White, helps artists fully understand the ins and outs of the music industry in her new book How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Stream. Regardless of where you are in your music career, it’s safe to say you’ve probably realized this industry can be a beast. As an artist it often feels impossible to navigate the complexities of writing, recording, releasing, AND touring without having one hiccup or two. Luckily, Emily has offered her expertise in a complete and comprehensive manner which lays out the best practices for earning efficiently as you work to build a career in the music industry. The book has been adopted in music business classes in countless universities across the globe, so if you’re looking to take the next step in your career you’ll definitely want to pick up a copy.
Get your hands on How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Stream here!
Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music
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After years of coaching musicians through their careers while teaching at Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University, and New England Conservatory, Angela Beeching amassed her experience into a career guide for musicians. Her book, Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music, outlines action steps to secure more shows, expand your fan base, fundraise, and build your career — all while keeping your mental health and wellness a priority! Angela is all about feeding your soul, holding tight to what makes you happy, and helping you see real results produced by your passion (that is, being an artist!).
Grab your copy of Beyond Talent!
Music & Money: A Success Guide for Female Music Creators, Recording Artists, Songwriters, and Musicians
Danelle Harvey is an incredibly well-rounded musician, business-woman, and entrepreneur who wears many different hats. Some of her roles include singer/songwriter, actor, composer, humanitarian, licensing company owner and mother. In her book, Music & Money: A Success Guide for Female Music Creators, Recording Artists, Songwriters, and Musicians, she shares her experience leaving behind record deals - opting to create a sustainable indie career for herself. Along the way, she also debunks the myth that all artists are resigned to being broke. Find out Danelle’s amazing tips and tricks to make and save money as a musician and become empowered as your own boss in the process.
Order your copy of Music & Money now!
Stream Danelle’s music on Spotify!
Start Your Music Business, Run Your Music Business
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Audrey Chisholm is an entertainment and business lawyer, as well as the Founder/Senior Partner of Chisholm Law Firm. She has represented clients that have been featured on MTV, American Idol, and VHI. Audrey draws on her legal expertise regarding nonprofit law and business development in her guidebooks that outline how to legally and successfully begin your own music business. Whether it’s earning royalties, copyright law, or licensing your music, she breaks down all that legal jargon into terms even we non-lawyers can understand (and we’re so grateful for the extra support).
Purchase one of Audrey’s guidebooks today!
Anything for a Hit: An A&R Woman's Story of Surviving the Music Industry
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Dorothy Carvello started out as a secretary to the founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun. Her memoir, Anything for a Hit: An A&R Woman's Story of Surviving the Music Industry, details her climb up the ranks to becoming the label’s first female A&R executive, as well including stories of the career-defining artists and colleagues she worked with along the way. In this compelling record, Carvello explains how she wielded her power as a female executive to turn the tables on her male counterparts who, in response, tried to inflict control on her. Dorothy’s unfiltered experience gives a woman’s perspective on the lucrative music business, showing just how strong the female voice is — even when there might only be one at the table. You won’t be able to help but applaud Carvello’s courage and strength while reading.
Get your copy of Anything for a Hit here!
Crowdstart: The Ultimate Guide to a Powerful & Profitable Crowdfunding Campaign
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This list wouldn’t be complete without including Cyber PR’s founder, Ariel Hyatt, who has written numerous books throughout her career detailing her 25+ years experience navigating this industry. Ariel is committed to sharing her knowledge so that artists of any background can take down the challenges associated with marketing in the music industry with ease. In her most recent full-length guide, Crowdstart, Ariel details the process of creating a successful crowdfunding campaign to help artists’ grow their venture. Her other ebooks feature strategies for building a virtual fanbase and owning your social media presence as an artist. If it’s guidance you’re looking for, consider your search over.
Check out Crowdstart here!
Written by Ailie Orzak with Jenn O'Hagan :
From event coordination and marketing, to community management and performing, the PR Director of Cyber PR , Jenn has glanced behind-the-curtain in many areas of this industry. Well-versed in all things Cyber PR, Jenn works with artists to identify if they’re a perfect fit for our company and if so, which services will be the best match. Find out more about Jenn and Cyber PR here. Ailie Orzak is an intern at Cyber PR
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