Dear Music Industry...
Dear Music Industry,
I love you. I really do. When people ask me “What makes you want to do this?” (Mostly my parents) I always answer, “I can’t imagine NOT doing it”. Music is what I live for. It’s integrated into every part of my life. If I don’t have my headphones with me, I can’t leave my apartment.
When I decided I wanted to be in the music industry I was 16 years old. I told people I wanted to be “an agent” although I had no idea what that meant. After three semesters at the University of Delaware, I decided to take the plunge and move to Nashville, TN to attend Belmont University to get a degree in Music Business.
Since then I’ve worked a myriad of different jobs in the industry. I’ve been a marketing assistant, ticketing assistant, production runner, tour manager, artist manager, credential manager and, now, finally an entrepreneur.
Damned Damsels has begun because, although I love this industry, there is a problem. Women are underrepresented. Over the last year or so, we have finally put a spotlight on the troubling issues within the entertainment industry and the way women have been represented. We aim to help women be seen and heard in the music industry. We want to create a community of women, transpeople, non-binaries and men in hopes to push for change and encourage equality in the music industry.
We are a young company, but we are so excited to share our ideas and meet all of you. Consider this blog your personal outlet and resource. You may submit a story from your experiences in the industry, tips you've learned along the way, a question you have about an issue or problem, anything you think may be helpful to the community at large. All we ask is that there is no hateful language. We aim to inspire equality and will not accept anything that implies otherwise.
Thank you for your support.