The Empowerment Issue
This month’s issue was inspired by empowerment – the ability to empower yourself and the hope to empower others. Cherie Currie would inspire an entire generation of young women as the lead singer of The Runaways. She created a space for women, which hadn’t existed before. Like a typical trailblazer, she would lend this ethos to every path she chose in life, eventually becoming a drug counselor and again, leading others to their personal empowerment and finding hers along the way. Martin Atkins is the backbreaking drumming behemoth behind some of the most hard-hitting songs in rock. (Think “Wish” by Nine Inch Nails). But stepping out from behind the kit, he’s taken his lessons to print and to the classroom, where he is empowering a whole generation of new musicians to seize the opportunities that stand before them. Chris Robley shares his empowerment with others. A highly-acclaimed musician in his own right, he encourages success and empowers millions of independent musicians with his thoughtful marketing insight through the DIY Musician’s Blog. Half the Sky is on a mission to empower women and girls all over the world by turning oppression into opportunity. We’re proud to be a part of their crusade. And finally, Kati O’Toole, Meghan Toohey and John Seymour. We decided to focus on producers because, when it comes to making records, they are the ultimate empowerers. With the right level of skill, care and honesty, they help artists around the world realize their musical visions. It doesn’t get more empowering than that.
As always, thank you for reading.
In this issue:
- Cherie Currie (The Runaways)
- Martin Atkins (PiL, Pigface, Killing Joke, Nine Inch Nails; author of “Tour:Smart”)
- John Seymour (GRAMMY® Award-winning Mixing/Producer/Engineer – Dave Matthews Band, Alice In Chains, U2)
- Kati O’Toole (Head of Production – Studio Pros)
- Chris Robley (Editor of DIY Musician’s Blog/CD Baby)
- Meghan Toohey (The Cold and Lovely)
- Half the Sky Movement
…and much more.