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Women in Music

PJ Harvey Is An Artist's Artist

Rachel Mason | Posted 08.24.2016 | Entertainment
Rachel Mason

PJ Harvey does this thing which only the most brave artists do -- she lets her own pathos and frailty hang on the line like a flayed carcass. In guidi...

Why This Orthodox Jewish Indie Rock Band Only Performs For Women

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.27.2016 | Religion

This Hasidic indie rock band has lots of lady power. Perl is a Crown Heights, Brooklyn-based group founded by singer-songwriter Perl Wolfe and featuri...

This Woman Put A Game-Changing Twist On Your Average Music Festival

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.10.2016 | Women

There's an odd paradox in the world of music festivals -- at least 50 percent of attendees are women, yet female acts rarely grace the stage. A quick ...

Feel So Bad, So Good: Blues/Soul Singer Julie Rhodes at The Lizard Lounge

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.03.2016 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

Julie Rhodes wants to make you feel bad in the best possible way. The crowd sandwiched into The Lizard Lounge, one of Boston's storied, shaggy music v...

There Are So Few Women In Music Production, No One Bothers To Count

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.03.2016 | Entertainment

In February, Taylor Swift took the stage at the 58th annual Grammy Awards to accept Album of the Year on behalf of the large team behind her highly ce...

The Rise of Los Angeles Recording Engineer Laura Sisk

Brianna Susnak | Posted 04.19.2016 | Women
Brianna Susnak

For 26-year-old recording engineer Laura Sisk, who worked alongside Swift on three tracks on the Grammy-winning album 1989, the win was more than just recognition for females thriving in a male-dominated music industry. It was personal.

California-Based Rock Band Bleached Set to Play Loving Touch in Ferndale, Sisters Jennifer and Jessie Clavin Speak on the Band's Progression and Live Shows

Kelly Frazier | Posted 04.17.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Nicole Anne Robbins) The three-piece California-based band Bleached consisting of sisters Jennifer (vocals, guitar) and Jessie Clavin...

Bitter's Kiss Is the Musical Lovechild of Lana Del Rey and Lorde

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 04.15.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Bohanan

She reintroduces us to a time in pop-culture when the diary-style lyrics of everyone from Riot Grrrl musicians to Lilith Fair acts were allowed to enter the mainstream and take even the most macho radio listeners on catchy journeys into young women's most private moments and thoughts.

Grimes Suggests Male Producers Tried Pressuring Her Into Sex

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 04.14.2016 | Entertainment

The one-woman synth-pop act Grimes, aka Claire Boucher, has been an outspoken voice against double standards for women in music. And in an interview p...

Women Are Shaping The Future Of Music. Here Are Just 25 Of Them.

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.14.2016 | Arts

What will the future of music look like? New York Times Magazine published an ambitious multimedia feature on Thursday that purported to answer that q...

Songs and Swagger: Jonatha Brooke at Tupelo Music Hall

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

Confidence is sexy. Watching singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke command the stage at a recent show at The Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry New Hampshire, I'm reminded why some clichés are true.

Rapper Killer Mike Calls On Men To Fight Sexual Harassment In The Music Industry

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.21.2016 | Women

On Monday, frontwoman for Brooklyn-based band Dirty Projectors Amber Coffman tweeted that prominent music publicist Heathcliff Berru had sexually hara...

Lady Gaga Fights Back Tears During Emotional Speech

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.19.2015 | Entertainment

No need for a poker face here. Lady Gaga was honored as Woman of the Year during Billboard's Women in Music event on Dec. 11, and on Friday we finally...

Listen To 1,200 Years Of Women Composers With One Playlist

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.14.2015 | Arts

Have you heard of Blessed Hildegard of Bingen? How about Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté? Well, when's the last time you listened to Sofia Gubaidulin...

This Woman’s Beatboxing Skills Will Make Your Jaw Drop

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women

Beatboxing has historically been an art form dominated by men, but as Kaila Mullady proves, women make just as awesome human drum machines. Mullady ma...

Mentoring More Women in Music Production

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.17.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

In 2013, Gender Amplified produced a highly successful music festival, which was held at her alma mater, Barnard College in NYC. Ebonie is at it again, this time partnering with the Apollo Theater Education Program to facilitate a music engineering and production workshop.

Why I Sing the Songs of Grace Jones -- Literally and Figuratively

Audra Isadora | Posted 04.05.2015 | Arts
Audra Isadora

From the age of three or four I knew I was different from the other little girls. I had a very low, husky voice; even lower than all the boys in my pre-school class.

The Top 5 Makeup Mavens in Music

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 02.16.2015 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

I've selected five of my favorite musical artists not just crushing the competition with their work, but also with their choice of beauty looks. These aren't just the ladies I'm rocking out to; these are the ones that have really impressed me makeup-wise.

Proof Taylor Swift Had The 'Best Birthday Ever'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment

Taylor Swift can definitely show you some incredible things. The "Blank Space" singer turned 25 years old on Saturday and celebrated by taking a pi...

9 Life Lessons We Learned From Riot Grrrls

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.16.2014 | Arts

"Riot grrrl was the collective brainstorm of a small group of smart, angry women that eventually became a national news story and influenced an entire...

Lily Allen Perfectly Explains Why Media Pits Women Against Each Other

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.11.2014 | Women

"It's annoying being a woman since everyone pits us against each other." That's one of the things Lily Allen said in a recent interview with Rollin...

Willy Porter and Music Heard the Slow-Cooked Way

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

The tiny venue complements Porter's highly engaging performance. It lends itself to the way he draws in his audience like light pooling around a solitary bulb, and it rewards the fan with intimacy and a giddy feeling of access.

Women as Music Producers: The Movement

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
Diane Propsner

Meet Ebonie Smith, a gifted music producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur who is committed to encouraging women to join her in her craft. This is her amazing story.

Lorde Might Just Be The Coolest Teen Girl Out There

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

In case her musical talent and outspoken opinions about the entertainment industry weren't enough to sell you on Lorde, she's gone and proven yet agai...

How Conductor Mei-Ann Chen Broke the Glass Ceiling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

I had wanted to be a conductor since when I played in an orchestra as a shy 10-year-old violinist. I almost gave up when I realized the number of rejection letters were more than the number of notes I had ever conducted.