“Femininity is cherished and exploited in the music industry. Producers make their fortunes by selling a version of feminine sexual perfection and we see this through comments such as ‘You sound ok but you just don’t have the right look’ which is mentioned in TV music competitions. The winner goes through a complete make-over with additional air brushing to personify ultimate beauty and achievement. But then, years later, what happens when the menopause hits?”
Just a reminder that I’m speaking this afternoon on Facebook Live, at 4.35pm until 4.50pm as part of Black History Month events that the Active Well Being Society is putting on. Catch me on their Facebook page at 4.35pm today.
In an ideal world, we all would have managers taking care of introductions, contacts, networking, transactions, finances, protocols and so on, but in reality we need to know about all this stuff in order to build a career. Using my background and my experience, I have been spreading useful information to solve this issue for years, and now I have condensed all of it in a single website: http://www.successbeyondthescore.com
October 18th was established as World Menopause Day to raise awareness about the issues, experiences and challenges that this natural stage of life brings to a bit more than half the population of the world, yet is hardly spoken about and even considered a bit “taboo”. To contribute to this campaign, I wrote an article for the Musician’s Union to shed some light over life as a menopausal musician.
‘Time For My Music’ is the name of the community group for female musicians that I created alongside my Cafemnee team, wishing to provide a safe and welcoming environment to have conversations, share resources, improve ourselves and create music together.
I mentioned on Thursday that I had found out that we in the UK can have our say about the distribution and treatment of the COVID-19 vaccine by Friday 18 September 2020. I hope you have managed to take a look and put your thoughts forward but if not this is a reminder.
I recently came across some important information and I had to let you know, just in case you were not aware. I will keep it light and brief. I’d love to have found a clever way to link music and COVID-19 in this post but I can’t think at the mo…I tell you what, I will leave one of my light hearted videos at the bottom to put a smile on your face afterwards 🙂
In the UK, there may well be something similar where you are, we can have our say about the distribution and treatment of the COVID-19 vaccine by Friday 18 September 2020…
I am happy to announce that the website for ‘Time For My Music’ is complete and online, meaning that you can get a membership and start learning and working in your music today!
In this occasion I want to talk about Noval Smith, a brilliant music producer who has been in charge of the keyboards for Not Just Jazz, and who also collaborates with me in Cafemnee, my project to empower women in music.