{BONUS EPISODE} How To Make Big, Bold, Scary Decisions in your Music Career
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by The Female DIY Musician
1w ago
Most musicians will have to make a big, bold, scary decision at some point in their career if they’re going to keep growing and developing as an artist. But how do you know when it’s time to take a risk, take the plunge and get out of your comfort zone?  Inside this special BONUS episode, Isobel unpacks the types of big decisions you might face as a woman in music and when to know if it’s time to be brave and just go for it! LINKS Listen to EP#56: Being Assertive in Music Tech Spaces >> Check out the 2022 Misogyny In Music, Parliamentary Committee Inquiry >> Read USC Annenb ..read more
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EP#74: How To Recession Proof Your Music Through The Power of Home Recording
Girls Twiddling Knobs
by The Female DIY Musician
1w ago
Have the last few months of financial insecurity made you question if you can keep investing in your music? Many musicians are having to make some tough decisions when it comes to basic living costs, let alone their music careers. But inside this episode, Isobel shares how having the ability to record and produce yourself will not only save you money but can make you money too. No, this isn’t some pie in the sky, “Let’s make a hit record, baby!” stuff. Making an income from your music isn’t always straightforward and there’s no sugar coating that. But having basic skills in recording and prod ..read more
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EP#73: Forging An Artist Identity & Embracing Music Tech w/ VOLTA HYMN
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by VOLTA HYMN
2w ago
There’s nothing more frustrating than being creatively restricted by the skills and tools at your disposal, and oftentimes this leads to musicians being overly-reliant on others to get our music out into the world. But this week’s podcast guest, VOLTA HYMN (AKA Delali Zevon-Aniakwah), decided to develop her music tech know-how in order to forge her own artist project and become fully independent. Inside this conversation, Delali shares how attending one of Isobel’s 5 day recording challenges helped her record her new release, INCOGNITO MODE, and we get the chance to hear two tracks off the re ..read more
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EP#72: 5 Strategies To Home Record Your Music Like A Pro
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3w ago
If you want to make 2023 the year you finally have amazing recordings of your music without breaking the bank, this episode is for you. Inside, Isobel shares 5 Key Strategies to Home Record Your Music Like a Pro! Even if you’ve worried that recording your music at home will automatically make it sound amateur in comparison to paying for commercial studio time, this episode will show you how amazing sounding tracks are in fact, well within your grasp. All you need is a little insider know-how, and Isobel is pulling back the curtain and giving you exactly that - these are the strategies she’s h ..read more
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EP#71: Producing an Album Through Chronic Illness with April Rose Gabrielli
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by April Rose Gabrielli
1M ago
Adversity can be one of the most creativity-enhancing experiences for many musicians, but when you’re faced with chronic illness that may dictate your energy and ability to work, it’s a whole different story. Inside this episode Isobel chats to musician and producer April Rose Gabrielli about her experience developing epilepsy, totally out of nowhere, and how it informed her debut album, I Woke Up Alive. April also shares her journey into recording and production and the BTS scoop on her professional team and promotion strategy too. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS{0:00} Intro {03:51} How April got starte ..read more
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EP#70: What to do With Other People's Advice as a Woman in Music
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1M ago
How many times have you been given advice on your music, recording or production, even though you didn't ask for it? Or perhaps you’re always looking for advice rather than trusting your own internal resources and instincts? For many women in music, getting advice can feel like a tricky terrain to traverse without getting mansplained at, stereotyped or thrown a unhelpful red herring. So, inside this episode, Isobel examines the types of advice we might receive as musicians, if women really are more likely to receive unsolicited advice than their male counterparts and the effects this might ha ..read more
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EP#69: {Student Success} Producing A Bigger Sound (+ falling back in love with music) with Penny White
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by Penny White
1M ago
It’s not uncommon for musicians to feel disheartened by recording and releasing their music when they don’t receive the recognition or respect they’d like. But inside this episode, Penny White (AKA Jenny Welch) shares how this all changed once she became more involved in the process of recording and production. This is a journey that has resulted in Jenny recording and releasing two EPs, being made track of the week on BBC Introducing: Midlands and feeling more fulfilled than ever before in the process. Penny shares her past experiences recording and releasing, how learning to record and prod ..read more
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EP#68: Self-Producing As Protest & Revolution with Blu Fiefer
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by Blu Feifer
1M ago
Recording and producing as a woman in music is still pretty nonconformist, but in the context of the Middle East, it’s a down-right act of resistance, as this week’s guest Blu Fiefer explains. The Lebanese based artist has had to face many of the familiar challenges regarding accessing safe-spaces in which to record, being taken seriously as a female artist and forging a career in a competitive industry. But she’s also had to do this in a time of conflict, revolution and collective trauma and in a society that has told her even just being a woman following her music definitely isn’t OK. Desp ..read more
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EP#67: Making Time For Your Music
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2M ago
Nowadays, pretty much everyone feels busy, but for musicians this can really start to eat into vital music making time. Urgent tasks can seem to dominate your schedule, and before you know it, the day’s gone and your music’s been left to the bottom of your to-do list. Inside this episode, Isobel shares how she’s managed to make time for her music, even though her diary seems busier than ever. Between running a business, holding space for (literally) thousands of other women in music and all the usual day-to-day chores, it’s not always felt easy, but Isobel has been making the time to record a ..read more
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EP#66: Crafting Cyborg Dreams In A Home Studio w/ Miss Grit
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by Miss Grit
2M ago
If you’re someone who loves a good concept album, this episode is for you because Isobel is joined by musician and producer, Miss Grit, to discuss their new album Follow The Cyborg. Combining both grit and cleanliness in equal measure, Miss Grit’s music is an exploration of what it means to be human and then reframe this on our terms. But this doesn’t mean Follow The Cyborg was made in a big, flashy studio. Miss Grit prefers to record and produce music in the privacy of their own home in order to fully embrace the intimacy of making music. Inside this episode. Miss Grit shares the process of ..read more
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