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    GET TO KNOW: ABENA ADU FOUNDER OF WITHOUT FURTHER ADU AND INDUSTRY CREATIVE

    Abena Adu is a modern-day jill of all trade making a name for herself within this often tough to succeed industry. Adu turned her love affair with music into a successful and multi-faceted career. Which includes artist management, her blog, “Without Further Adu”, working at Spotify, and stints in streaming and A&R. Learn more about Abena below. Hi, Abena! Thanks again for connecting. First off, Can you introduce yourself and talk about your background a bit? You have an interesting story in the music industry as a jill-of-all-trades. ABENA ADU: Hi Brittney! Thank you for having me. Ok so, my name is Abena and I am currently an Artist Manager…

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    GET TO KNOW: SHOWGRAPHERS FOUNDER AND CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHER CHUX ON TOUR

    This week we chat with Berlin creative, Concert Photographer Charlotte aka CHUX ON TOUR. Charlotte is not only a formidable photographer amongst the Berlin concert photography scene, making a name for herself quickly (like many of the photographers I’ve featured). As she has gathered a coterie of other female photographers to get them through the male-dominated scene, Charlotte has also started the music industry and creative-based online network, SHOWGRAPHERS, and volunteers with the underground musical womxn collective, GRRRL- NOISY. Read about CHUX ON TOUR below. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, Charlotte! Thanks for connecting with me! My first question is how have you been dealing with quarantine? Have you had to…

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    GET TO KNOW: BO LIEBMAN OF THE INDY REVIEW & THE YOUNG ASTRONAUTS

    For today’s interview, we chat with a man of many hats, The Young Astronaut’s Creative Executive Bo Liebman. Liebman also a music blogger at The Indy Review, artist, and screenwriter, shows the intersection of the music industry and entertainment. He originally started out in film and television finding a home in a great role at The Young Astronauts. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, Bo! Thanks for taking the time out and doing this. So how have you been lately? BO LIEBMAN: My pleasure Brittney! I’ve been good – thankfully busy despite the pandemic, both with work and a number of side projects. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: My next question is one I…

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    GET TO KNOW: INDEPENDENT MUSIC PUBLICIST ALISON PIRON

    This week we talk with Independent Music publicist Alison Piron. Alison discusses her journey in the professional music world which started at age 20. Then she had a focus on journalism with hopes of being a lifestyle and music blogger. Read on to learn more about Alison. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hello, Alison! Thanks for connecting with me and doing this. So, with everything, how have you been doing this past year? ALISON PIRON: Hello Brittney, thank you so much for having me over on your blog! 2020 was… a stressful year. But also a year of growth I would say. It started with a lot of excitement, with two city…

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    GET TO KNOW: MUDDY PAW PR PUBLICIST ERICA D’AURORA

    This week we talk to music publicist Erica D’Aurora. Erica works at Muddy Paw PR and was one of the first publicists to support this blog. Erica talks about Muddy Paw, what she does as a publicist, life in quarantine, and why music has always been a powerful influence in her life. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, Erica thanks for taking the time out! First off, can you tell me why you love music? ERICA D’AURORA: Gosh, where do I begin! Music is everything. It’s one of the most powerful forces in the world and the infinite ways in which words and sounds can intertwine is magical. Music can create change,…

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    GET TO KNOW: LONDON SESSIONS VOCALIST & BASTILLE COLLABORATOR BIM AMOAKO

    This week’s ‘Get to Know’ London vocalist Bim Amoako. Bim created the music choir experience company Sessions by Ascension. She also works as a sessions and backing vocalist where she works with many of Britain’s biggest music acts. You’ll probably recognize her voice instantly on Bastille’s ‘Joy’. Bim turned a dream and passion into a successful business. Read on to learn more about her in my interview below. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, Bim! Thanks for taking the time out and connecting! How have you been doing this past year? Specifically navigating the COVID-19 quarantine overseas? BIM AMOAKO: Thanks for having me! I am doing well. Like every other person on…

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    GET TO KNOW: NASHVILLE BASED MUSIC & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER DEVYN VAUGHN

    This week we are highlighting another photographer whose bold and dreamy work I love. We also met at a show. ‘Get To Know’ Devyn Vaughn, the once Los Angeles based music and lifestyle photographer. She is recently made the move to another famous music city… Nashville. So let’s dive a bit into her music industry story and catch up with her along the way! THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, Devyn! You recently moved to Nashville from Los Angeles. How has Nashville been? DEVYN VAUGHN: Nashville has honestly been a challenge for me. I was really excited moving here, but I moved right before the tornado hit and then following the tornado,…

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    GET TO KNOW: MICHELLE SHIERS, A FREELANCE MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER & THE GREEK THEATER’S HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER.

    The third creative we are spotlighting is one I have had the chance to share the photo pit with. Her name is Michelle Shiers and she has photographed some of the biggest names in music. If you have ever been to a show at The Greek Theatre in L.A. or follow their Instagram. Then you’ve already seen her in action or hit like on her work. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: First question is why do you love music? MICHELLE SHIERS: Music has always had a special way of making me feel singular and also part of a group at the same time. It’s probably the closest I get to feeling some…

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    GET TO KNOW: A&R MANAGER JENNY POWERS OF BLUE AVE MUSIC GROUP

    In our second interview of the series. We ‘Get to Know’ A&R manager and owner of Blue Ave Music Group, Jenny Powers. Jenny talks about her start in A&R and what A&R is. She also dives into her quarantine life and how the music industry is trying to improve in the wake of BLM & Me Too. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, Jenny! Thank you for doing this. To begin, How are you doing? JENNY POWERS: Hey Brittney, I’m excited to speak with you today. I’m doing great, thank you for asking. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Can you dive into your backstory about your start in A&R? Then started your company Blue…

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    GET TO KNOW: PRESSED PR FOUNDER DAWN JONES

    Welcome to the first interview of the new series. The series will focus on the many voices in the music industry. Today’s conversation is with Dawn Jones. Dawn founded Pressed PR in 2017 as a passion project it has since grown into much more. A musician herself we dig into the state of the industry, and any advice she would give to aspiring PR professionals. Read on below. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, Dawn! Thanks so much for connecting. To start, how have you been doing? How has the new year been treating you so far? DAWN JONES: So far so good this year, thanks for asking! Since the onset of…

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    INTRODUCING: THE ‘GET TO KNOW’ MUSIC INDUSTRY INTERVIEW SERIES

    In hard times people seek out comfort and for me like so many others is music. For awhile it was live music and concert photography. It was through this vehicle I grew and met many people that honestly changed my life. They’re so many people and jobs that make up the music industry. I love and support this industry, so it’s hard to see it go through the changes and tough times presently. Ultimately, I feel it will make it through. Everyone I know in some capacity are incredibly smart, creative and tough. My new interview series focuses on those people and jobs. Here I interview creatives essential to this…