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?
There's a new website that puts together all the resources made by our director Millicent Stephenson to help you out in your music career.
One of the perks of being a member of 'Time For My Music" is that you can vote every month for a topic of your interest to be discussed in the Zoom forum with experts. September's chosen theme was 'how to improve your stage presence' and we are going to talk about it on Wednesday 7th October from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.
Millicent has gone above and beyond to provide this community and the general public with the best insights and resources to achieve success in the music industry. One of her efforts is the free booklet "Revealed: 25 Secrets Of The Successful Gigging Musician, Singer, Rapper & Spoken Word Artiste", a concise guide full of valuable advise and key points that every aspiring artist in the world of music should know.
We are proud to present 'Time for My Music', the result of months of work that started with Cafemnee's first online workshop and then grew with the community group that evolved from it. Starting next week, you will be able to join this wonderful platform that offers a space for females in music to connect, share, learn and advance themselves.
Towards the end of July, it was said that indoor performances that could comply with the sanitary requeriments would be allowed to happen again starting August 1st. However, right before the date came, the PM retracted the decision because of a spike in COVID-19 cases and announced the decision would be revised on August 15th.
Millicent will receive enquiries until July 31st. Find out more in her linked website.
Starting today, we are going to make a monthly recap of Millicent's podcast so newcomers can have a good overview of what has been covered so far, people who dropped the podcast at some point have an easier time coming back, and regular listeners have an index to locate their interests in a faster way.
In the current climate of uncertainty, individual musicians and music educators are having to rethink the way they work, in some cases in an online environment, and consider how their ‘business’ may function beyond the pandemic when live activities resume. To help finding the appropriate tools and strategies to keep business going, Sound Connections reworked their "Get Business Ready" course into an inline event, and our director Millicent Stephenson is going to open the day with the key speech "How To Future-Proof Your Business".
Life happens: you think you have everything under control and then you receive an atrociously high and unexpected bill, or your relative falls ill, or a pipe in your house breaks and soaks your amps in water. You start running to fix whatever happened, and then turn to realize you have not made any post in a week. Sounds familiar? Well, in this episode, Millicent shares her own experience to help you realize such a thing is not the end of the world or your career.