BTB Ep 117: #WomenCrush Music Takeover Part 2: Self-Care & Mental Health in The Music Industry


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This week, #WomenCrush Music Founder, Ashley Kervabon, chats with the organization's Head of Marketing, Katie Zaccardi & Branding Empress, Michelle Costanza about the complexities of mental health in the music industry. They discuss self-care practices like yoga and finding time to go to therapy, and answer questions and stories submitted by the community. Some resources mentioned in this episode are: Yoga with Adriene ( & Talkspace. About #WomenCrush Music ( #WomenCrush Music is a non-profit organization that serves to create opportunities for rising women songwriters by hosting international showcases, educational workshops & networking events. Whether they are just in the beginning of their careers and want to start performing at local venues, or they’ve just released their second album and are ready to go on tour. #WomenCrush Music wants to connect artists with future collaborators, educate them about the business and inspire them to make an impact on this male-dominated industry. It was founded in January 2017, when Ashley Kervabon saw a need to build a stronger community amongst women in the music industry in Portland, OR. When the first showcase was a success, Ashley reached out to women in her online music communities to see if any other cities had ongoing showcase series for women artists. It was then that she realized there was a void that needed to be filled and she started her expansion by bringing the showcase series to her hometown of NYC. By fall of 2017 #WomenCrush had grown dramatically, including several new team members and many more new cities launching in 2018, such as, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, New Orleans, Nashville, San Francisco, San Jose, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Missoula! Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay posted on their events at @womencrushmusic.

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