#15 | Badass Women in Music: Artist Discovery & Music Production with Andie Aronow
About This Episode
Andie Aronow is a singer & vocalist, music commercial supervisor, artists & repertoire supervisor, as well as the founder and curator of Women That Rock movement. Born and raised in New York City Andie was singing in commercials and going to auditions since she was a little girl. Music was something she loved and pursued relentlessly.
She chose to focus on the business side of the industry and is now juggling various jobs hustling hard and loving every minute of it. Andie also shares with us her thoughts on bisexuality and how it affects her daily life and career.
Andie is passionate about growing the Women That Rock movement on Instagram showcasing various female artists of all genres, bands, ages, and locations. She plans to extend this movement into music showcases, parties, networking panels, listening circles and other exciting opportunities.
Andie’s work ethic had been trained by the long 15-16 hour days spent in the music studio since childhood recording tunes for toy commercials. You’ll get a glimpse of her singing a toy commercial in this podcast episode.
Andie was always more passionate about the business side of the music industry so had pursued a degree in Music Business at NYC University, which is truly one of the best places to be for anyone pursuing a music career, but it didn’t feel right. Following her intuition, she transferred to The New York University Tisch School of the Arts where she’s met some of the big names in the industry, Grammy award-winning producers & artists. Although Andie has been part of one of the best programs in the industry, she admits that a degree is not necessary.
Andie shares her personal and professional story of why she chose music as her career, how she is selecting various artists to match with different gigs and how her extensive network of artists and producers is helping her excel in the industry.
She also shares her thoughts on discovering her bisexuality at 19 and is now experiencing the qualities of being treated differently according to who she’s seen with: males or females. She feels lucky for living in a non-judgemental place like New York City and feels free to express herself in this way.
Quotes from this episode:
“Femininity is strength without the need to use unnecessary aggression to achieve things.”
“Education is making the most of the resources you have in front of you. You don’t need a college degree.”
“As one door opens, another door comes into view.”
Tools & Resources Mentioned
- Google Drive – Get access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files and more.
- Instagram – A simple way to capture and share the world’s moments. Follow your friends and family to see what they’re up to, and discover accounts from all over the world that are sharing things you love.
- Pinterest – Full of possibilities to design your life. Discover recipes, style inspiration, projects for your home and other ideas to try.
Recommended Music Blog & Magazine
- The Wild Honey Pie – Delicious new music, original videos, and live events delivered fresh daily.
- She Shreds Magazine – The world’s only print publication dedicated to women guitarists and bassists.
- “All You Need to Know About the Music Business” by Donald S. Passman – One of the most trusted music lawyers in the country offers his sage advice for creating, selling, sharing, and protecting your music in the Information Age. Called “the industry bible” by the Los Angeles Times, Passman’s comprehensive guide—which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies over the past twenty years—draws on his unparalleled experience and up-to-the-minute knowledge of industry trends.
- “Written on the Body” by Jeanette Winterson – The most beguilingly seductive novel to date from the author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. Winterson chronicles the consuming affair between the narrator, who is given neither name nor gender, and the beloved, a complex and confused married woman.
- “The Way: Using the Wisdom of Kabbalah for Spiritual Transformation and Fulfillment” by Michael Berg – The spiritual way of Kabbalah has grown from a hidden treasure into a widespread mainstream movement that has helped people from every walk of life, all around the world, to improve their lives. In this bestselling book, Michael Berg of The Kabbalah Centre-the world’s leading educational institution teaching the wisdom of Kabbalah shows you how to recognize and understand the key spiritual laws in order to improve your life and the lives of everyone around you. The Way will teach you meditation and prayer techniques and how to reduce emotional chaos and increase personal harmony. At once groundbreaking and so clearly written that it is accessible to anyone following any spiritual path, The Way provides the spiritual power tools to attain true fulfillment and happiness.