So Much More Than Women Making Records

The beauty of this season of The Brassy Broadcast is that even though the focus was on making records, many of our discussions covered topics that went far beyond the little microcosm of making records. It doesn’t matter if you’re a songwriter, singer, producer, blogger, podcaster, CEO, business owner, or freelancer…many of us suffer from imposter syndrome, or feeling like we don’t deserve a seat at the table, or that we aren’t qualified yet to take the next step in our career, or we second guess ourselves. If you’ve ever felt this way, you’re not alone. We talk about how to put yourself out there, and overcome some of these challenges.

Season 2 Guest List and Episode Recaps

Here’s a quick recap of the quests and what we talked about in the episode. I encourage you to go back and listen to all of them if you haven’t already. They are packed full of gems of wisdom and moments of brilliance.

The season kicked of with Tamara Saviano. Tamara  is a GRAMMY-winning producer, publicist, manager, live concert producer, talent booker, and former music television producer and music journalist. She has worn many hats over the course of her career, and worked in a variety mediums. The common thread throughout her work has been storytelling, and we have a wonderful chat about her recently published book on Guy Clark.

Lauren Spring, from the all girl swamp band The Krickets joined me for episode two.We chat about recording their debut album with Ben Tanner (from the Alabama Shakes), the magic of Muscle Shoals, and pushing out of her comfort zone. We also totally geek out on our love for the Trio record with Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt.

Charlotte Martin joined me in the third installment for this season to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of her record Stromata. Over the course of her career, Charlotte Martin has recorded both major label and independent releases, and performed sold-out shows to audiences around the world. Her music has been licensed for a plethora of television shows, including “So You Think You Can Dance.”

In addition to taking a deep dive into discussing some of the tracks on the record, this conversation is full of lessons and insight about navigating a career in music business.

Catharine Wood, owner and producer at Planetwood Productions, chats about working with corporate clients as well as singer-songwriters, what the pre-production phase of recording looks like for her, how she prefers to receive the tracks she is going to mix or master, and tips for prepping to go into the studio. If you’re thinking about heading into the studio for the first time, this is a great listen.

Jennie DeVoe returned to the Brassy Broadcast this season to talk about making records. It’s always a good time when she is on the show. Maybe it’s because we actually get to sit in the same space and have a face to face chat. Jennie talks about going to England to record, the relationship between artist and producer, and how she prepares to head into the studio.

We also got super silly and recorded a Live from the Loo session together in my bathroom and broadcast it live to the world using Facebook Live. 

Music producer AG joined me for a conversation about music production, and some of the challenges she has faced as a woman in the music industry. She shares how she has overcome those challenges and made a career producing music that has been featured in countless TV shows and movies.

Ariel Hyatt made a return appearance to talk about Crowdfunding. She has written a step by step guide that walks you through every step of the process. This book isn’t about how it works in theory. This book is based on her actual experiences in successfully funding her book project. Ariel is so very generous with her wisdom in this episode. You will walk away with insight and strategies into creating your crowdfunding campaign.

Kira Small talks about the process of writing and recording her epic breakup record 3 AM, working as a session singer in Nashville, figuring out her own voice as an artist, choosing a producer, and the power of pajamas and manifestation.


The Future of The Brassy Broadcast

I’m going to keep the seasonal format so we can take a deeper dive into specific topics. I’ll be sprinkling in some bonus non-seasonal episodes. Subscribe to the show so that you don’t miss them!

I haven’t decided on a topic for the next season, but I’m leaning toward music technology. Tweet me @brassybroadjen or email me at if you you think you might be a great guest, or if you know someone that would knock our socks off.

Leave a comment and let me know what you learned or how you implemented some little bit of wisdom into your own life. 

I’m also going to encourage you to share your favorite episode with a friend. It’s easy to share the link from your podcast catcher, iTunes, or from the website.

Thanks for Listening, and for the feedback and engagement. You rock!


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