43 minutes | Dec 27, 2022
Ebonie Smith - PT. 1
Ebonie Smith is an award-winning music producer, audio engineer, and singer-songwriter based in New York City and Memphis, TN. Ebonie is also the founder and president of Gender Amplified, Inc., an organization that celebrates and supports women and girls in music production and audio engineering. Ebonie received her first Grammy Certificate and RIAA-certified platinum plaque for work as an assistant engineer on Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording). She received her second Grammy Certificate for work as an assistant engineer on Sturgill Simpson's award-winning album A Sailor's Guide to Earth. She also engineered the Grammy-nominated album Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe and the Grammy-winning album Invasion to Privacy by Cardi B. She currently works as an in-house engineer and producer for Atlantic Records. She is also an elected governor of the New York Chapter of The Recording Academy and is a current member of the Producers & Engineers Wing. Ebonie holds a master's degree in Music Technology from New York University and a bachelor's degree in Africana Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University. While in college, Ebonie received training at Columbia University's Computer Music Center and studied abroad in the West African nation of Cameroon. During her 5-month stay there, she performed with bands, worked in studios, and produced local artists. Ebonie has recorded, engineered and/or produced for: Charlie Puth, Ms. Lauryn Hill, The Roots,Janelle Monáe, Jimmy Fallon, Zoe Kravitz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kodak Black, D.R.A.M., Adia Victoria, Ben Platt, Kat Deluna, Morton Subotnick, Sabrina Claudio, Clean Bandit, Anne-Marie, MNEK, T-Minus, Scott Harris, Niia, Jaymes Young, Yemi Alade, Sarah Close, SWMRS, Sturgill Simpson, Santigold, Marina and the Diamonds, the Grammy Award-winning Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording, Firekid, Toyboy & Robin, Kaleo, Kamau, Phony Ppl, Joell Ortiz, Black Thought, Dave Cobb, Wale, Tigertown, Christina Perri, Dana Parish, Corey Chorus, Madison Love, Ingrid Michaelson, Sean C and LV, Jon Batiste, Rhiannon Giddens, Out Came The Wolves, FinishTicket, James TW, The Front Bottoms, Panic! At The Disco, Louis Cato, Shooter Jennings, Brent Cobb, Ledinsky, Icona Pop, Chris Miles, The Moth and the Flame, Melanie Martinez, Birdy,Francesco Yates, King 810, Chef’Special, Brett Dennen, Cash Cash, Max Frost, Halestorm, Katy Tiz, Christine & The Queens, Theory of a Deadman, Anderson East, Jasmine Thompson, Action Bronson, Straight No Chaser, Jake Troth, Jacquie Lee, Amadeus, A R I Z O N A, !llmind and many more! Thank you to www.OKIMREADY.org for the opportunity to raise awareness about substance abuse in Oklahoma before the holidays.
77 minutes | Aug 26, 2022
Zoe Hines is an artist and Associate Publicist at Grandstand Media who became obsessed with music at an early age due to the bass of her dad’s DJ speakers vibrating every wall in the house growing up. Utilizing what she heard as a kid – along with influences from artists including Mac Miller, The Internet, SYD, Omar Apollo, Frank Ocean and Orion Sun – the Brooklyn-based, New Jersey-raised artist began to experiment with her own soundcraft, creating timeless stories for listeners searching for answers in the deepest part of their psyche. In this episode Zoe and Alexa speak about growing up in club culture, what it's like to intern at PAPER, working at Grandstand Media, and Zoe's steps into artistry, forever.
75 minutes | Aug 18, 2022
July Jones is a Slovenian-British pop artist who challenges mainstream pop with a strong determination for queer recognition. As a proud immigrant, July has been THROUGH it. Yet, her attitude about life is bright and bold. She is talent she is beauty she is grace. In this episode we touch on July’s musical journey, producing, being on Eurovision, in Playboy, and what it takes to be your own boss.
53 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
Tour Photographer: Greta Van Fleet, Walk The Moon, Simple Plan, Fitz and the Tantrums, and more
29 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
Gwen Bunn is a GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter and multi platinum selling producer & multi instrumentalist. Gwen was born in Decatur, Georgia and after graduating high school, attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she left after a year to return to her hometown to pursue music full-time. Gwen was quickly contacted by Top Dawg Entertainment after returning home from Berklee. Top Dog houses artists such as Kendrick Lamar, and SZA. She took a chance and went to Los Angeles in 2014 where she co-produced with Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar on the Grammy-nominated hit “collard greens.” From there she’s released albums under her own name such as Safe Travels, and “PHASE” which we speak about! Other things mentioned in this episode are her producers on the record, the solitude of enjoying the small things, and what it’s like to work with and sample one of your favorite artists songs.
53 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
Emily is the lead singer, keyboardist, and songwriter of the band Metric, as well as a member of The Broken Social Scene, and Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton. Emily has risen to success through a fiercely committed dedication to her artistry. Metric, for example, was theeee first band ever to have a US TOP 20 commercial radio hit without the backing of a label. They also went on to win “Best Alternative Album Of The Year” at the 2010, and 2013 Juno Awards. Eight albums, 20 years. Emily does not need a further introduction. She’s Emily Fucking Haines.
53 minutes | Jul 14, 2022
Kirby just this week got off a European tour opening for Leon Bridges meanwhile releasing her new single “New D.” Kirby has a voice from the gods and is first an artist, but also a highly skilled songwriter with songwriting credits such as: “FourFiveSeconds” with Paul Mccartney, Rihanna, and Kayne West, “Die with You” with Beyoncé, and “Break Your Heart Right Back” with Arianna Grande. Two albums. Multiple singles. Fire visuals. She knows what she’s doing, and she’s going to get what she wants. Gratitude and skill are key.
47 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Julia Gomberg is a Digital Content Specialist working on campaigns for artists such as Alicia Keys, Tinashe, Willow, and more. Join Alexa and Julia as they brief on key digital marketing tips and how to make yourself seen as an artist, but also as a Women in Music.
30 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
Early in her career, UPSAHL released songs which gained much-deserved recognition throughout the Phoenix music scene. As a graduate of the Arizona School for the Arts, she went on to ignite a groundswell of fan adoration and tastemaker praise by way of numerous indie alternative gems. “Can You Hear Me Now” achieved a palpable viral buzz followed by the widely praised single “Drugs”, which has been used in nearly 2,000,000 TikTok videos, reaching #6 on the TikTok Viral Chart, #1 Sound on the TikTok Trends Chart, and featured in clips posted by the likes of Charly Jordan, Alex French, Jason Derulo, and more. 2020 was a standout year where UPSAHL released her second EP Young Life Crisis, which Billboard crowned as one of the Top 25 Pop albums of 2020. UPSAHL undertook her first co-write on “Good in Bed" for Dua Lipa’s GRAMMY Award winning blockbuster, Future Nostalgia, and lent her pen to Madison Beer on her fiery single “BOYSHIT,” as well as Mike Shinoda’s upbeat anthem “Happy Endings,” featuring her and iann dior. UPSAHL has also collaborated with Anne-Marie and Little Mix to co-write “Kiss My (Uh Oh),” a Top 10 single in the UK. Recently, UPSAHL joined forces with GAYLE on her track “e-z.” In the fall of 2021, UPSAHL released her debut album ‘Lady Jesus,’ which anointed the singer as one of People Magazine’s “Talented Emerging Artists Making Their Mark in 2022” and “a musical force to be reckoned with” by Nylon. The project is an expansive collection of infectious alt-pop songs that radiate don’t f*** with me energy and showcase her “expert” (Alternative Press) storytelling. Over the years, UPSAHL has taken stages all over the world whether for her high-octane headline shows and festival performances such as Lollapalooza, or supporting acts the likes of Yungblud, Olivia O’Brien, PVRIS, BROODS, K. Flay & Fletcher. Most recently, UPSAHL made her late night television debut performing “IDFWFEELINGS on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS, and performed “Lunatic” on Full Frontal With Samantha Bee on TBS. UPCOMING UPSAHL TOUR DATES: !! – Headline Date 9/29: Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room !! 9/30: San Diego, CA - House of Blues (Voodoo Room) !! 10/1: Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar !! 10/3: Dallas, TX - The Studio at the Factory !! 10/4: Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall !! 10/5: Austin, TX - Antone’s !! 10/7: Atlanta, GA – Vinyl !! 10/8: Nashville, TN - The End !! 10/10: Chicago, IL – Subterranean !! 10/11: Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line !! 10/13: Denver, CO - Marquis Theater !! 10/14: Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court !! 10/16: Seattle, WA - Madame Lou’s !! 10/17: Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club !! 10/18: Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre !! 10/21: Sacramento, CA – Goldfield !! 10/22: Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy !!
44 minutes | May 19, 2021
VÉRITÉ is a prolific and “spellbinding” (NPR) songwriter, executive producer and performer, her independently produced albums, EPs, and singles have garnered 350M+ streams across all platforms with 1M+ monthly listeners. Currently, she’s focusing on the micro: building her community, honing her production skills and finding inspiration in the simplicity of her creative process. Garnering acclaim and coverage from outlets such as NPR, V Magazine, Billboard, MTV, TIME, Refinery29, and Forbes — who flagged the New York-based artist as "a leader of a new breed of musicians." — VÉRITÉ is a career independent artist carving out a niche for herself through the digital landscape. Additionally, VÉRITÉ recently became the first artist to auction master recording rights in perpetuity for new her single "by now," via NFT's. “By Now” is the first of a series of singles VÉRITÉ plans to release, as she further extends her limbs into new sounds, new collaborations and new worlds. Join Alexa Ace and VÉRITÉ as they discuss depression, female entrepreneurship, cryptocurrency, and more.
40 minutes | May 6, 2021
A rare blend of eloquent lyrical craft and explorative musicianship, the songs of Tiny Ruins have been treasured by crowds and critics for over a decade. Via an eclectic raft of influences, the musical world of Hollie Fullbrook and band spans delicate folk, lustrous dream pop and ebullient psychedelia. Born in Bristol and raised in West Auckland, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Fullbrook's debut LP Some Were Meant For Sea (2011) features her alone, and was quickly celebrated by radio playlists and blogs worldwide. The album’s clutch of “gorgeous vignettes” (BBC) put the artist on the map, and she took to the road from her home in New Zealand to tour extensively through the UK, Europe and North America – often accompanied by her friend Cass Basil on bass. Following the tape-recorded EP Haunts (2013), produced by Jon Pearce (The Beths), and with the addition of drummer Alex Freer, the then-trio began work on second album Brightly Painted One with producer Tom Healy, who later joined the band on electric guitar. Brightly Painted One (2014) was championed by the New York Times, NPR and David Lynch, & won Best Alternative Album at the New Zealand Music Awards - “…an album of quiet, devastating beauty,” wrote Pop Matters. “...an album that both bruises the heart and lifts the soul...songwriting that demonstrates a novelist’s eye for detail.” — Uncut review of 'Brightly Painted One' In between touring, Fullbrook became a sought after collaborator. A New York recording session culminated in the EP Hurtling Through (2015) with indie-rock legend Hamish Kilgour (The Clean), while single Dream Wave (2016) was recorded and produced by award-winning cult filmmaker and musician David Lynch - “A tranquil, pared-back track [with] a gradually rising sense of the macabre… very special indeed.” — The Line of Best Fit Building on the sparse minimalism and intricate songwriting of earlier releases, the band’s third album Olympic Girls comprises a taut and agile quiver of songs, dancing with explorative instrumentation and a pop sensibility that springs with life. “How much would you be willing to give?” Fullbrook asks point-blank in first single ‘How Much’, ahead of woozily discordant strings and a stomping neo-psychedelic rhythm. The lyric brims with imagery of supermarket breakdowns, lilos, snarks and silos while an anthemic guitar hook soars throughout. Not content to leave the song at a stable conclusion, a thumping ‘I am the Walrus’-esque bass outro propels the track boomerang-style back to a space of adroit experimentation. “I've heard Olympic Girls, and I had to pick my jaw up off the floor”, wrote Grant Smithies. “Clustered around more introspective passages typical of confessional singer-songwriters are gnarlier phrases that give her work its buzzy voltage: arresting visual images, weird associations, daisy-chains of telling detail.” See Tour Dates. MOJO Review of Olympic Girls - ★★★★ UNCUT Review of Olympic Girls - 8/10 "Part of the charm of Olympic Girls lies in the layers of mystery in each song. Inspired by literature, science, nature and human experience, these mysteries lie waiting to be carefully unfolded…” God Is In the TV - 9/10 "An album confident in its vulnerability and luxuriating in a bigger sound." Loud & Quiet Review of...
20 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Saint Bodhi is a musical chameleon. Having absorbed sounds from her native Los Angeles as well as Atlanta and New York, the singer/songwriter’s unmatched malleability has made her a sought after commodity in the songwriting world. Now, after building an impressive resume to her name, Bodhi is ready to pivot from songwriting into a solo career of her own. Born and raised in South Central, CA, Bodhi realized in her early years that she had a natural knack for storytelling. With a tireless work ethic and an extremely detailed ear, Bodhi became known as a reputable songwriter in R&B and hip-hop, boasting Beyonce, A$AP Rocky, Jaden Smith, Lecrae, T-Minus, !llmind, Erykah Badu, Tinashe, Kevin Gates, and Kiana Lede as just a few of her past collaborators. More recently, after an intense bidding war, management and A&R consulting firm Arketek partnered with Sony/ATV to sign the rising talent to a worldwide publishing deal in May of 2019. Now working on her debut album, Bodhi’s genre-blending talents and ominous yet uplifting style are ready to take the main stage.
61 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Multi-platinum selling, Artist Manager Atlanta Cobb has grown up in the forefront of the UK Music Industry and is now making waves of her own. By the age of 18, out of 5,000 applicants, she had successfully achieved a place in the Sony Music Intern Program. Atlanta took this internship by the horns, securing international success with major recording artists at Columbia and Island Records. Atlanta’s also recently managed #1 selling artist, Becky Hill and now day to day manages Ella Henderson who’s also currently on the top charts with her latest single "Let’s Go Home Together."
34 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
GIRLI is a queer London-based punk artist who has pink hair and writes whatever the fuck she wants. I’ve had GIRLI on repeat for a few years, so when I saw that she was openly discussing being dropped from her label, going through a breakup, AND putting out new music, I just had to reach out to hear her story.
40 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Mia Van Allen
Mia Van Allen is the founder of The Color of Music Collective. COMC amplifies the voices of people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals working in the music industry. nEb7XiuHioTGq5Pz3Bu9
62 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Phoebe Fox is an incredible music & touring photographer: Working with artists such as Haim, Anne Marie, Arlo Parks, The Amazons, and Grace Carter! In this episode, we talk about music photography, the struggles of being a female tour photographer, how being kind can open doors, and so much more.
48 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Credentials include: ISLAND Records, Warner Records, Liz Rosenberg Media, MTV. Currently CEO + Founder of Nadia Ali PR. Full Nadia Ali bio below: Founded in 2018, Nadia Ali PR is a full-service entertainment public relations firm dedicated to developing up and coming and established artists and talent via results-driven and carefully tailored press campaigns. Founder and CEO, Nadia Ali is a seasoned music and lifestyle publicist from New York. Nadia most recently contributed her skills, creativity and passion for music to her work as an in house publicist at Island Records, helping to break such artists as Tove Lo, Mike Posner, Bishop Briggs, Sigrid, and Astrid S. Previously holding prominent positions at MTV, Warner Bros. Records, The Door, and Liz Rosenberg Media, Nadia has over 14 years of experience working on strategic press campaigns for high profile artists including Madonna, Cher, Fleetwood Mac, and Stevie Nicks and talent including Gigi Hadid and Eden Grinshpan. You can follow Nadia on Instagram @nadiaalipr! https://www.nadiaalipr.com/ Artists mentioned: UPSAHL: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1294QqYm1VuxxjRiL9M0h9?si=fLZTYG_2QwSdJLvGDeA8Mg Bishop Briggs: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0yb46jwm7gqbZXVXZQ8Z1e?si=K6Iq0-VUT9aWonPaizI36g LOVA: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1l2NYhptmHjo64MDOcej1x?si=ys9WNC_JTTe2OM_q1i2_3Q
40 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Brooke Simpson was a finalist on Season 13 of The Voice, and now stands as an Indigenous powerhouse leader for women in music. Brooke's upcoming endeavors include both Netflix and Broadway, as her past endeavors include working with musicians such as Miley Cyrus, Sia, and Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas.
33 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
North London-bred artist Mae Muller has an outrageous talent for spinning her messiest emotions into wildly catchy pop songs. On the strength of her outspoken yet sensitive songwriting, she’s found incredible success with irresistibly candid tracks like “Therapist” (an early-2020 release that landed on over 45 Spotify playlists, as well as Apple Music’s A-List Pop, In My Room, Future Hits, and more).
56 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Alexa Ace & Micayla Chandler
Your hosts, Alexa Ace & Micayla Chandler share their stories! It's about time you get to know the voices behind the questions. Starting a podcast has been exhilarating, frustrating, anticipatory, and straight up incredible. We've loved every second of recording this season, and can't thank you enough for listening. Don't worry, this isn't the end. In fact, we already have half of next season confirmed and holy shit.. stay tuned. Women and Music by Gold Hand Girls is a music business podcast, sharing the stories of women and many others in music, both on and off stage. If you've been following along, we would greatly appreciate your feedback with an Apple Podcast review! Overall, our industry is hurting, and we're here to be positive forces of hope and inspiration for as long as we can. We got this. #theshowmustbepaused in order for #theshowmustgoon See you in a bit xx GHG