Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 18 – Winter 2021 – Women in the music industry

In this edition, our goal is to let budding young creatives know that there are many roles available in the music and entertainment industry beyond stage performance – it takes a lot of people behind the scenes. to make the industry work. Songwriters, session musicians, lighting, producers, engineers, graphic designers, licensing, A&R, record labels, publicists, promoters, photographers, administrative assistants, managers, roadies, luthiers, teachers, executives, and the list goes on!

We’re here to give you an overview of what it takes to be successful in the industry. First up, Nikki O’Neill chatted with industry professionals in her post “Careers in Music Beyond Performing”, and VEVA Sound’s Deborah Fairchild gave us some tips earlier this year on what she thinks. it takes to be successful in the industry in his article. “Interested in a career in the music industry? Be prepared to pay your dues. Then our own team offers some words of wisdom based on our experiences!

We chatted with women in many different roles to highlight some of the industry positions, from artists and executives to publicists and even a painter. Cover artist Caroline Jones is not only an entertainer, but she also has her own radio station called Art & Soul. We spoke to several executives: Deborah Fairchild, president of VEVA Sound, who started with the company as an archivist; Stacey Bedford, CEO of Bandzoogle, who started with the company as a support technician; and Alison Ball, president of TuneGO, who has worked in the industry her entire career. Ebonie Smith is a producer and sound engineer for Atlantic Records and founder of Gender Amplified in New York. Candace Avery is the founder of the International Songwriting Competition.

We have Jill Pavel, who owns Publicity Nation PR and Heartsongs Records. Cover artist Rissi Palmer is a recording artist and is also involved in charity work as well as her own radio show on Apple Music called Color the country for me. Well-known brands D’Addario and Seymour Duncan join us with Suzanne D’Addario Brouder as Executive Director of the D’Addario Foundation and Cathy Carter Duncan as CEO. Known as the Folk Rock Diva, Lilli Lewis recently released her new album Americana and co-founder of the Black Opry Fest.

When not playing with the Molly Miller Trio, Dr. Molly Miller teaches at the Los Angeles College of Music. The Fret Sisters use the internet to spotlight women in music, and Shira Yevin crushed the Vans Warped Tour in 2004, launching the very first stage for girl groups called the Shiragirl Stage. Sharon Cline, master painter for Dean Guitars USA, has known her way in a paint shop and has been painting guitars for several decades, getting her first gig with Parker Guitars.

For testing we tried out the new Fender Sonoran Mini Acoustic, the Fender Dual Marine Layer reverb pedal, the Nancy Wilson Epiphone Fanatic, the Excel Gramercy XT Grand Auditorium AE series by D’Angelico, Pigtronix Moon Pedal Dynamic Tremvelope Phaser, Pigtronix Gamma Drive Analog Overdrive, Pigtronix Infinity 3 Deluxe Stereo Double Looper with MIDI and Singdaptive.

For the lessons, Nikki O’Neill teaches us how to make songs memorable with “Righteous Rhythm”. Oh… and let’s not forget, we’ve added a new section on health and wellness, and then, of course, our tips and fun stuff! Another action-packed edition!

So here comes Guitar Girls… another action packed edition; read on and enjoy!


~ Tara Stockings

Fender Collection 2 from IK Multimedia

Alice P. Darby