Ashley Kervabon was a singer-songwriter living in Portland, Oregon when she realized her mission was to build a community for women in the music industry. #WomenCrush Music was created to help fellow female artists advance in their careers.

Creating music showcase opportunities is one of the driving factors behind #WomenCrush Music, which is all about promoting female artists and providing a platform to help them get noticed and gain exposure for their music. Focusing on live events, #WomenCrush Music has produced showcases all around the US and Canada. With hopes of expanding across the globe in future, the team is always looking for people to get involved as an artists, volunteers  or both. To learn more about helping #WomenCrush Music open chapters in new areas, click the button below.

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Starting Women Crush Non-Profit to Help Musicians

  • 22 volunteersmusic showcase
  • Showcases in 13 cities every other month that spotlight local rising artists
  • Trying to build a sense of community among artists
  • Very organized with giving tools to local chapter leaders for booking

Choosing Artists for a Music Showcase

  • Doesn’t do just one genre
  • 4 artists per showcase
  • Includes a couple of newcomersmusic showcase
  • Artists selected support the cause and believe in helping other musicians

Current Cities

  • Portland
  • New York
  • Nashville
  • Missoula
  • Chicago
  • Austinmusic showcase
  • San Jose
  • San Francisco
  • Miami
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • New Orleans
  • Vancouver
  • Los Angeles

Future Plans for Expanding Women Crush

  • Focus for the next 6 months is to develop 13 cities where they already have a presence
  • Goal is for each city to have at least 3 team members
  • Wants to expand to Mexico within the next year

Recommended Resources

  • Break the Business Podcast
  • Read books by people that you want to have a similar career path
  • Big Magic by Liz Gilbert
  • Confessions of a Serial Songwriter by Shelly Peiken
  • Sounds Like Me by Sara Bareilles
  • Lady Gaga documentary on Netflix
  • Demi Lovato’s YouTube Documentary

Get involved as an artist, volunteer or both by visiting the #WomenCrush Music website or clicking the button below.

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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