Hey!!! This is Sydney Ranee’ and I am a singer/songwriter and producer from Los Angeles.
First off I want to thank Holley for having me. This is my first time doing something like this and I’m super excited.
I’ve got a pretty epic topic so I’m just going to dive right in it.
I’ve always been fascinated by the roles women play in the music industry. The current focus is that female artists are expected to be good at only one thing. I am continually amazed that we don’t hear more about women in the industry that wear multiple hats!
There are many ” badass” women who write, perform, produce, manage, arrange etc…. Some doing all of these things simultaneously!
What I’m trying to get at is that we always hear about these male celebrity moguls and entrepreneurs, but why don’t hear much about their female counterparts? Especially women of color.
We hear about artists like Beyonce’ or even celebrities like Oprah, but there are so many more talented women that are in front of and behind the scene that we never hear about.
This is why I decided to wear many hats in this industry! Being an artist in this industry is more than being just a singer to me. It means being able to market, write music and produce. It’s being knowledgeable about the business side of things and owning you!
I feel its important to share this message with other women, especially those that are interested in pursuing a career in this field.
The more of us in the industry, the more recognition we will get.