Posts tagged women in music
Branded on my DNA: Kathy McCabe's love affair with music

Kathy McCabe is one of Australia's premier music writers and a gift to the music industry worldwide. She recently opened up about her life in music at a Women in Music networking event in Sydney, and Fenella Henderson-Zuel was there to capture this wonderful, illuminating conversation. 

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Episode 11: Michelle Grace Hunder is one of the world's leading hip hop photographers, and the founder of Her Sound, Her Story

Michelle Grace Hunder speaks with Music Love's editor Julie Kerr about her career as one of the world's best hip-hop photographers, and also the founder of an all women in music portrait and documentary series called Her Sound Her Story. Julie talks to Michelle about women in music, the changing face of hip hop,  women in photography, Iggy Azalea, and how important photo journalism is to document and the music scene. 

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From the panels to the stages, boss ladies bring their A-game as BIGSOUND delivers lady powers in spades.

BIGSOUND is one of Australia's most prominent music industry events  and this year's conference and showcase was held in Brisbane last week. Music writer Sosefina Fuamoli was on the ground and says that BIGSOUND was a moment where more sectors of the Australian industry have begun either waking up to the fact that Australian women in music are finally experiencing more agency and prominence, or perhaps, they’re becoming more comfortable in embracing it. Check out her highlights from the panels to the stages here. 

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Episode 10: Music Love and Vivid Sydney present Pathway to Platform - an all women panel about the music industry

On Saturday 10 June in Sydney, Music Love and Vivid Ideas hosted a very special morning event called Pathway to Platform. An all women panel of experts from all areas of the Australian music industry spoke to a very engaged audience who came out on a cold, rainy morning to hear wisdom from women who excel in technology, policy, performance, business, production, marketing and more. We have finally put together the audio of this extremely special morning back in June together for you! Prepare to be informed and inspired in episode 10 of Music Love's Women in Music Podcast. 

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UPDATE: The wonderful Jacqui Louez Schoorl has been added as a panellist to our Vivid Ideas event! She is nothing short of a powerhouse. Our interview here!

Where does one start with Jacqui Louez Schrool? Firstly, she is without a doubt the loveliest and kindest person one could ever hope to meet. Ask anyone, and they will verify this claim. On to the professional stuff. Jacqui is the CEO and co-founder of Jaxsta, which is a huge music database. Jacqui is also the founder of a wonderful networking group in Sydney for women who work in the music industry - Women in Music Sydney. Before Jaxsta and Women in Music, Sydney,  Jacqui was kicking goals all over the film and music industry. Jacqui’s career spans two decades, encompassing roles in project development, physical production, post production, film distribution and marketing, for the likes of Channel 9, George Lucas and Baz Luhrmann. Jacqui took some time out of her very busy work and travel schedule to answer some preliminary questions about her life and work in music and film. 

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Ruby May had two jaw operations and thought she'd never sing again, but used that time to dream up her brand new song Chasing The Sun

Ruby Cooper, who goes by the stage name Ruby May, is a singer/songwriter from Sydney's Northern Beaches. Her penchant for beautiful melodies with an equally beautiful voice to match made for a gorgeous set of tunes. But after the launch of her first EP Wanderer in 2015, Ruby found out she would need some jaw operations. During that time of forced silence and painkillers, Ruby wondered what her future held. She started exploring other career pathways but, as it does, the music beckoned. After wandering - pun, yes - down the film making road, she couldn't stop thinking of how much music meant to her. A couple of years and many questions later, Ruby May has her heart and hand firmly committed to music. Her jaw operations were successful, she has made a full recovery and is about to release a brand new single called Chasing The Sun produced by Nik Karlin and it is just divine. Ruby took some time to speak with Music Love about her jaw operations, her old songs, and her new, and living in Sydney's insular peninsular. 

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