Music mavens : 15 women of note in the industry

by Walker, Ashley

Format: Print Book 2023
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Penn Hills Library Teen Nonfiction TEEN 780.82 WAL
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Teen Nonfiction
Call Number  TEEN 780.82 WAL
Nothing moves us like music.

Music Mavens transports readers around the world (and beyond)--to a jazz performance in Genoa, an instrument lab in London, a Tokyo taiko dojo, a New York City beatbox battle, and even a film scoring session aboard the starship Enterprise , to name a few. Along the way, it spotlights artists whose work spans musical genres and industry roles, including composing and songwriting, performing and conducting, audio engineering, producing, and rock photography.

In Music Mavens , 15 extraordinary women reveal how they turned their passions into platforms and how they use their power to uplift others.

Their musical resumes will inspire, but the way each artist lives her life is the real story.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This collective biography, based on interviews with the subjects conducted by the authors, showcases diverse women in the music industry. As each approachable profile traces the music maven's career path, influences, and guiding principles, readers will appreciate the range of genres represented, note how few of these women came from musical families, and consider the challenges these women have faced working in a male-dominated industry. While the collection does include singers and performers, such as Janet Dacal (a Cuban American singer on Broadway) and Kaoly Asano (the leading percussionist in Japan's GOCOO band and founder of a new style of taiko drumming), it also features Irish American beatboxing champion Kaila Mullady, who uses beatboxing skills to help children with speech therapy, and Australian-born and partially sighted Lia Mice, whose work as a musical instrument designer focuses on inclusion. The overall effect is a rich and inspiring mix of talent and career directions. Boxed information lends further accessibility by explaining related terms, genres, and musicians. A playlist featuring each musician wraps up this high-interest volume with educational value."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Women of power (Chicago, Ill.)
Subjects Women in the music trade -- Biography.
Women musicians -- Biography.
Women in the music trade -- Juvenile literature.
Women musicians -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Chicago, Illinois :Chicago Review Press,2023
Contributors Charles, Maureen, active 1994, author.
Language English
Description viii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-216).
ISBN 9781641607230
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