I always knew being a woman in the music industry would mean having to fight harder, avoid creeps, and stand for myself in a way I wouldn’t have to in other industries or jobs. A few weeks ago, the topic of women in music came up again as I read this article called “Dear Creepy Men of the Music Industry, Please Stop” written by my friend and collaborator Ari Herstand. I left a comment on the Facebook post… summed up, I stated why the article was hard for me to read: there was no real-time responsibility taken. We can complain about how men treat women in this industry, but in reality, we are not taking the right actions to shut it down.
A little update on this blog, the word “gig” and what it is for me, and what I hope for it can be for you (plus an exploration into allowing curiosity to lead you back to your passion). Living on Gigging I started this blog, Living On Gigging, over 8 years ago while I was […]
(Written for and originally published on Sharp Heels) One of my first jobs out of college was as a tech at a recording studio. All the engineers were male, all the producers were male. No biggie. Years later, I become a commercial freelance composer. Again, ad agencies, music houses and other composers: mostly male. Still, no […]
I’m often asked “what do you do, exactly?”. There are two groups of people who generally ask this: 1) people who know me, or think they know me, and then stop for a second and realize they cannot quite grasp how I spend my time and 2) musicians. This article, my friends, is for all of […]
Dreading Monday (or Tuesday or Wednesday) morning? Or waking up to a pile of work, a deadline, or just a good dose of self-doubt? As a freelancer crafting my own creative career, I teeter between being extremely excited for my next batch of work and wondering why I thought it was a good idea to […]