Anti Goni Goni Antigoni Goni’s repertoire truly reflects her world citizenship as well as her love for all different cultures and civilizations. Her appetite for unique, inspiring, exciting and adventurous music has created through the years a repertoire that encompasses the “not yet composed” and the already “classic”, the ethnic and the intellectually challenging, the…

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Joan Jett She is best known for her work with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts” including their hit coverI Love Rock ‘n’ Roll, which was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from March 20 to May 1, 1982, as well as for their other popular recordings including “Crimson and Clove”, “I Hate Myself for Loving…

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The Donnas Aspiring to nothing more than a good old-fashioned rock & roll party, the Donnas won a cult following and considerable media attention in the late ’90s after scoring a record deal right out of high school. Early on, they were invariably described as “the Ramones meet the Runaways,” with a definite emphasis on…

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Juliana Hatfield Juliana was born in Maine and grew up in the Boston suburb of Duxbury, Massachusetts. She acquired a love of rock music during the 1970s, having been introduced by a babysitter to the music of the Los Angeles punk rock band X, which proved a life-changing experience. She was also attracted to the…

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Sheryl Crow Sheryl began piano lessons at age 5, and growing up on the music of artists such as Christine McVie, Elton John, and Bob Dylan, she composed her first song at age 13. She went on to major in music at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and while there, she became part of…

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Emma Anderson In 1988 she formed Lush with friend and fellow songwriter, Miki Berenyi. On 6 March 1988, Lush played their very first performance at Camden Falcon in London.They went on to reasonable success, having a number of Top 40 hits over an eight year career. Anderson told Everett True in Melody Maker, “I remember…

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Charo There is much more to Charo than meets the eye. She is a gifted comedienne who prides herself on putting on shows suitable for families and is also a very talented Spanish guitarist and singer. Although she professionally mangles the English language on-stage, she can read and write it fluently; Charo is also fluent…

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PJ Harvey Polly Jean Harvey (born 9 October 1969) is an English musician, singer-songwriter,composer and occasional artist. Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she is also proficient with a wide range of instruments including piano, organ,bass, saxophone, and most recently, the autoharp. Harvey began her career in 1988 when she joined local band Automatic…

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Heart Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and so many more. Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the…

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Jewel Jewel is an acclaimed American singer, songwriter, actress, poet, painter, philanthropist and daughter to an Alaskan cowboy singer-songwriter. From the remote ranch of her Alaskan youth to the triumph of international stardom, the three-time Grammy nominee, hailed by the New York Times as a “songwriter bursting with talents” has enjoyed career longevity rare among…

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Rickie Lee Jones By the time she nineteen, Jones was living in Los Angeles, waiting tables and occasionally playing music in out of the way coffee houses and bars. All the while, she was developing her unique aesthetic: music that was sometimes spoken, often beautifully sung, and while emotionally accessible, she was writing lyrics as…

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Vivian Clement At the age of 12, Vivian Clement picked up her father’s guitar – it was love at first sight. Within a short period of time she was playing guitar and singing harmonies in her local church choir. Just a few years later, Vivian was performing for corporate events and bars in her hometown…

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Melissa Etheridge The youngest of two girls born to John and Elizabeth Etheridge, a high school teacher and computer consultant respectively, Melissa grew up in what she later described as a lonely home, where her family offered little in the way of emotional support. For solace and companionship, Etheridge turned to music, picking up her…

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Ani DeFranco Ani DiFranco has written hundreds of songs, played thousands of shows, captured the imaginations of legions of followers, and jammed with folkies, orchestras, rappers, rock and roll hall-of-famers, jazz musicians, poets, pop superstars, storytellers and a martial arts legend. She’s “fixed up a few old buildings” and minimized her carbon footprint before it…

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Courtney Love Love is the lead vocalist, lyricist, and rhythm guitarist for alternative rock band Hole, which she formed in 1989, and is an actress who acclaimed roles in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and Man on the Moon (1999). In the early 1990s, she also became known for popularising the fashion style “kinderwhore”,…

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India Arie India Arie is known and cherished by fans and fellow musicians as a poet, a songwriter, a daughter, a producer, a musician, a sister, a singer, an advocate, a friend and a philanthropist –– but she is possibly best known for the love in her music that has inspired and motivated people worldwide.…

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How bands and co-writers divide percentage shares in a song by Bobby Borg Under copyright law, as soon as one of your original song ideas is recorded on a CD or the lyrics to one of your compositions is written on a sheet of paper, a copyright is formed. A copyright grants you the exclusive…

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Financial Alchemy for Creatives Financial Alchemy: By Morgana Rae, CPCC, ACC Your current financial situation is a direct reflection of your inner relationship with Money. If you don’t like your finances, something needs to change in your relationship. This is where Alchemy comes in. Alchemy is the art of transformation. With roots in ancient Egypt…

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Are You Stalling When It’s Time To Launch? I was speaking with a client the other day and she was feeling a bit overwhelmed by her place in life. We chatted a bit and I shared with her, that I too have had moments of doubt and definitely moments of fear around a new project.…

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Success By Association by Morganna Rae The greatest genius will never be worth much if he pretends to draw exclusively from his own resources. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I have a confession.I was a geek in grade school. I was that nerdy girl wearing the polyester “floods” from Pic n Save. I kept my…

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