• A Day In The Life
  • Maven Music Founder, Alissa Cronau, launches a new way to discover music


    “People have always said, that the people who are the masterminds are the ones who are fearless and just do it. They don’t listen to others who put a box around what makes sense to them. Maybe it seems crazy, and maybe things might not work out, but if they do, it’s a journey worth […]

  • Interviews
  • The High Watt’s Samantha Frances talks booking, music business, and Frances and the Foundation


    Samantha Frances is a woman who has paved her path in Nashville, as one of the lead Talent Buyers for the High Watt and Mercy Lounge, two of Nashville’s premiere live music venues. If that isn’t enough, as the front woman and bassist for the rock band, Frances and the Foundation, Samantha exudes why music […]

  • Interviews
  • Interview: Female Engineer, Kazuri Arai, wants to see more women behind the board


    In a field where estimates show that less than 5% of women are in producing or engineering roles, Kazuri Arai has braved these incredibly daunting statistics, forging ahead to become one of Nashville’s few female sound engineers. Having moved to the United States from Japan to attend Berklee College of Music, Kazuri found her passion; […]

  • A Day In The Life
  • Laurel of Laurel & The Love-In gets real about being a woman in rock

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    Nashville-based  rock ‘n’ roll band Laurel & the Love-in released their debut record, Don’t Love Nobody last month. With fiery singles like, “Gonna Do” and “Got A Light“, Don’t Love Nobody is a throwback rock and roll blend of bad attitude and Southern spunk, powered by Laurel Sorenson’s honest attitude and howling vocals. Their electric sound […]

  • Insights
  • Insights: Finding Your Voice and the Ability to Listen to It


    “Finding your voice” has many levels of meaning.  It can describe the act of discovering your soul’s calling, or figuring out what you want to say under pressure.  It goes deep.  And sometimes it means actually getting your singing voice back again, as is the case with many of my clients. My favorite clients are […]

  • Insights
  • Insights: Larkin Poe Tackle Sexism, Honing Your Craft, and an Open Mind


    Larkin Poe are this generations future rock and role icons. A duo comprised of sisters Rebecca Lovell and Megan Lovell – they are descendants of tortured artist and creative genius, Edgar Allen Poe. At a young age, the girls were classically trained on violin and piano while being exposed to classic rock icons including Eddie Van Halen, Queen and Pink […]

  • Interviews
  • Music Makers: Nashville Duo Jill & Kate discuss body positivity for women & a DIY career

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    Women in the music industry are under immense pressure to look, behave, and perform a certain way. Unlike their male counterparts, who can throw on jeans and a t-shirt and walk on stage, women are thrown under the bus for even the smallest of flaws. Whether it’s wearing unflattering jeans or the internet’s fascination with […]

  • Behind The Scenes
  • Behind The Scenes: Pamela & Leigh of Fanny’s House of Music Create a Safe, Supportive Haven for Women


    Fanny’s House of Music, in East Nashville, is a neighborhood treasure offering more than just lessons and incredible instruments. Pamela Cole and Leigh Maples have created a space where all people are welcomed with open arms and encouraged to sit down, grab a guitar, and play no – matter what your ability. They want to […]

  • Interviews
  • Music Makers: Ariel of Icon For Hire has Advice for Bands & Badass Females


    Icon for Hire is a young band with a lot of history. Founded in 2007 by vocalist Ariel and guitarist Shawn Jump, they’ve seen a multitude of ups-and-downs as they’ve meander from independent, to signed, and back again. They self-released two EP’s (2008’s Icon for Hire EP and 2009’s The Grey EP) before getting discovered […]