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Angela Predhomme

For my first full-time job, I was an advertising salesperson. I wasn’t great at the job, because I politely took “no” for an answer, thinking it was the respectful thing to do. Any successful salesperson will tell you that’s not how they operate. Rather, they have a complex dance of schmoozing and camaraderie before they close a deal. If I’m being true to who I am, I can say that sales was never my calling. However, the business of sales comes naturally to some people, and those are the ones who are very good at it. Music, on the other hand, always came naturally to […]

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This is Part 2 of Angela Predhomme’s Expert Advice series on the gender gap in the music industry. If you haven’t already, be sure to read Part 1, Expert Advice: How to Work with Women in Music–Navigating the Gender Gap. After comparing notes with some of my female music friends, I’ve come up with some pointers for women about working with male colleagues. As I mentioned in my previous article, “How to Work with Women in Music,” these guidelines are based on personal experiences, and are not meant to stereotype or limit anyone in any way. In all cases, people […]

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Navigating the Gender Gap I’ve been making music for over a decade now, and there are thoughts I’m happy to share from my personal experience. The intention here is not to generalize or feed into stereotypes, but simply to offer my insight to help other music professionals out there in dealing with a potentially touchy issue. This article is geared toward the heterosexual crowd, but no doubt many of the principles apply to the LGBTQ community, too. Also, please keep in mind that the following advice is just my own personal perspective, from a woman living in the Midwest (Detroit […]

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It’s a great time to be alive for indie music- makers! There are many of us, maybe including you, who are creating good music out there, armed with nothing but our own ingenuity and the few dollars in our shallow pockets. But what’s the best way to make music, real or programmed? I like to do a combination of these two because it’s cost-effective and gives me more creative control as a producer. Use Your Strengths as the Anchor If you’re a good guitar player, go with it. If you’re a good beat-maker or a wizard with patches or cool […]

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