I talk to Victoria Boyington, a successful musician, founder of the California Women’s Music Festival. She talks about her journey as a singer and songwriter to planning a music festival which aims to bring together women musician for the advancement of womens’ role in the music industry and to inspire strength in every women artist.



The Vision Behind the California Women’s Music Festival

  • Planning a music festival for women artists
  • Finding inspiration in a documentary on feminism while on bed rest
  • Her disappointment in not attending Lilith Fair
  • Starting a festival to create community and solidarity among women
  • Letting the idea simmer for clarity before presenting it

Securing Artists and Sponsors for the California Women’s Music Fesival

  • Reaching out to members of the community with a vested interest in creating a positive community image
  • Pulling artists from the best of the local talent pool for the first year
  • Presenting a vision to get the right investors on board
  • Creating a mission statement that resonates with people


Staging and Promoting the California Women’s Music Festival

  • Creating a buzz the first year without radio advertising
  • Appearing in online version of Curve magazine
  • Local artists promoting and bringing their community fan base
  • Reaching out to NPR and creating interest for local papers
  • Promoting on social media

album-best-sqaHow the Festival Has Evolved from Year One

  • Using multiple stages and all ages venues
  • Creating different types of stages
  • Incorporating workshops into the festival
  • Hosting an opening night “teaser” with comedy and music
  • Securing national acts
  • Creating a festival with potential to expand




Connect With Victoria

Website northerncaliforniawomensmusicfestival.com



Book Recommendation

Gloria Steinem’s Biography


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Bree Noble Female Entrepreneur MusicianBree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007.  She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists atwww.wosradio.com. Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic