On a Serious Note: Women in Austin Music
Carla Black says she doesn’t think there’s a glass ceiling for women in Austin music. But that doesn’t mean women are taken seriously by the ‘powers that be’ in the local music industry. In this conversation with Texas Music Matters’ David Brown, the founder of MEOW (Musicians for Equal Opportunities for Women) shares one telling encounter with an Austin music insider who wanted more women on a music panel because the men “like to look at the women.” With attitudes like that, how can women advance their careers in music?
Enter MEOW DAY. This Saturday (May 26), MEOW holds a conference on women in music at the Music Lab (south) featuring panel discussions with many influential women in the music biz, including former Babes in Toyland drummer Lori Barbero, Nancy Coplin, music coordinator at Austin-Bergstrom, musician Patricia Vonne and many others involved both behind the mics and behind the scenes. It’s open to men and women of all ages, with music networking opportunities aplenty. You find more info here. Check out the interview below.