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BTB Podcast! Episode 116: #WomenCrush Music Takeover Part 1: The Art of Being a Businesswoman (And An Artist)

January 28, 2018 / No Comments / Tags: artist, business women, indie, music, music industry, podcast, songwriter, women

This week, #WomenCrush Music Founder, Ashley Kervabon, chats with the organization’s Queen of Operations (and recording artist) Moe Lincoln about how to balance being a business person, artist and being a woman in the industry. They discuss different roles in the industry, important basic business tips, how to get started as an artist & how to stay sane while doing it all. The resources they mention range from networking events like Balanced Breakfast (https://www.blncdbrkfst.com/), Facebook groups (Music Biz Besties, GBTRS & MICNG) and books like Shelly Peiken’s Confessions of a Serial Songwriter & David Baskerville’s Music Business Handbook & Career Guide. 

About #WomenCrush Music (www.womencrushmusic.com): 

#WomenCrush Music is a non-profit organization that serves to create opportunities for rising women songwriters by hosting international showcases, educational workshops & networking events. Whether they are just in the beginning of their careers and want to start performing at local venues, or they’ve just released their second album and are ready to go on tour. #WomenCrush Music wants to connect artists with future collaborators, educate them about the business and inspire them to make an impact on this male-dominated industry.

It was founded in January 2017, when Ashley Kervabon saw a need to build a stronger community amongst women in the music industry in Portland, OR. When the first showcase was a success, Ashley reached out to women in her online music communities to see if any other cities had ongoing showcase series for women artists. It was then that she realized there was a void that needed to be filled and she started her expansion by bringing the showcase series to her hometown of NYC. By fall of 2017 #WomenCrush had grown dramatically, including several new team members and many more new cities launching in 2018, such as, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, New Orleans, Nashville, San Francisco, San Jose, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Missoula! Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay posted on their events at @womencrushmusic. 

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