Musician and marketing director, Joanna Jewett, tells me about her idea of creating an event to celebrate famous women in music and how she made it work into success.  I also talk with her about changes in her music career and self-promotion.

famous women in music

famous women in music comfortable with self promotionCreating Respect CNY – Celebrating Women in Music

  • Turning an idea into an event
  • Using the event as a fundraiser and getting community support
  • Spotlighting a diverse line up of genre, ages, and ethnicities
  • Reaching out and asking for help

Results and Lessons Learned from the first Respect CNY event

  • The Power of Asking
  • Collaboration is magic
  • A new sense of sisterhood and community with musicians on the bill
  • Anytime a first year event makes money, be happy

famous women in musicShifting Gears in Her Music Career

  • Leaving a lucrative gig with a dance/party band
  • Playing with different groups before finding the perfect fit
  • Creating a family dynamic within the band
  • Answering the call to do something more acoustic

Promoting Her Music

  • Becoming more comfortable with self promotion
  • Doing what she does well and taking it seriously
  • Self promotion is easier when music is your sole income source

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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 Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic