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Episode Info: Today's guest is Dani Deahl. She's the music and technology writer for The Verge. In addition to being a journalist, she's a DJ and the Vice President of the Recording Academy, Chicago Division. Dani and I dig into what it's like being a woman in a male-dominated industry. She also gives some tips on how to break in and become a professional DJ. We also discuss artificial intelligence (AI) in the music industry.---Quick links:2:27 - Getting started as a DJ and how the industry has evolved4:40 - Growing up in Chicago and realizing there weren't many role models6:11 - Having a lot of male peers8:20 - Who Dani went to when these derogatory actions happened11:38 - How to be an ally to women in the music + advice to guys to know when they're crossing the line19:06 - Is harassment becoming less prevalent? How has it changed over the years? Has your treatment being a DJ changed? 24:40 - How often Dani DJs25:20 - Tips and tricks on breaking into the DJ/producer world27:32 - Is there a digital calling card to send to promoters for DJs? 28:53 - The importance of Instagram33:38 - Artificial Intelligence (AI) in music43:50 - Will AI take over the live DJ space?49:15 - "Context listening"54:22 - Spotify playlist editors too powerful1:06:55 - What is the Recording Academy? Dani's role as Vice President, Chicago Division1:11:53 - How to get into the Recording Academy1:19:10 - Who owns the copyright in a co-created song with artificial intelligence?1:34:15 - How Dani defines making it in the new music business---Playlist Push review: Female Producers You Need to Know: with Ari Herstand:Website: https://www.aristake.comInstagram (personal): (Ari's Take): (personal): (Ari's Take): with Dani Deahl:Instagram:  See for privacy and opt-out information....
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