Holly Gleason, music critic, academic and artist development consultant is here to talk about her lifetime love of writing, music and her book Woman Walk the Line: How Women in Music Changed Our Lives.
Holly started out writing about competitive golf as a teen but having the “fiercest record collection on the East side of Cleveland” got her started writing about music. In her book, Woman Walk the Line: How Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives, you’ll find personal essays which tribute women in country music from a diverse group of women writers.
Thoughts on Artist Development and Media Relations
- To do artist development well, you really have to concentrate on it
- Develop a strategy to build longevity for the artist and the piece of music you’re trying to promote
- The narrative informs every aspect of who an artist is, and who an artist is really drives the media.
- Social media is NOT just telling people what you have for them to buy, or what you had for lunch
Questions Artists Need to be Asking
- Why do you matter?
- What is your truth?
- What are you offering someone?
- What kind of culture are you creating around yourself as an artist?
Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives
- How and why the new book came about
- The process of selecting artists and contributors
- How lessons learned on the golf course impacted the book
- The need for more long form writing
ABOUT HOST BREE NOBLEBree 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 at www.wosradio.com. Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic