COMBO Board Member Alex Teitz sent a few articles that deal with the entertainment business in Colorado and elsewhere. We felt the information contained in these articles is important to musicians and hope that you will take the time to read them.
Women in Music Fights for Equality in the Music Industry
By Katrina Leibee, Westword | The nonprofit Women in Music, which formed in 1985 to help women navigate the male-dominated music industry and to honor the heritage of female musicians and industry workers, opened a Denver chapter a year ago. In February, the group will launch an educational program and offer workshops on entrepreneurialism and how to build a business.
The international organization, with new chapters in South Africa and Romania, is tailored to meet the needs of both beginners and seasoned pros trying to navigate the industry, a complex machine that often champions equality while functioning as a boys’ club.
“There’s a perception that the industry is very progressive because of the art, but on the back end, there are still some things we’re in the dark ages with,” says Nicole Barsalona, president of the organization.
Women, she says, have historically been excluded from the business, and it has often been a risky workplace for them.
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Women in Music is the industry’s leading non-profit working to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition. Founded in 1985, WIM is now fueled by 100+ volunteers working daily to serve thousands worldwide, with chapters from LA to India.
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Berlin’s Terri Nunn Apologizes For Her New Year’s Eve Show At Mar-a-Lago
By Ian Courtney, Celebrity Access
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“I am truly sorry I performed at Mar-a-Lago and would not have done so if I’d known what I learned while I was there. My goal in performing was not to support a political party. I see now that that’s not the way it appeared and I am apologetic for that as well,” Nunn wrote in her Facebook post.
“My apologies to those in the LGBTQ community who thought my performance was a statement against them. I have been and always will be fully supportive,” she added.
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