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We are Maika and Dana from Unboxing Women and this pod is about the gender gap and how women and LGBTQ+ are marginalised in the music and entertainment industry.

It all started after we were called a bitch just for knowing what we want and being assertive about it to the men around us, so if being a knowledgeable woman makes us a bitch, then we are #SUCHABITCH and we’ll show you just what a bitch can do.

Join us as we unbox the underlying truth, discuss taboo topics and bring on guests revealing the dirty little secrets of the music business and what is really going on behind the scenes.

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We are Maika and Dana from Unboxing Women and this pod is about the gender gap and how women and LGBTQ+ are marginalised in the music and entertainment industry.

It all started after we were called a bitch just for knowing what we want and being assertive about it to the men around us, so if being a knowledgeable woman makes us a bitch, then we are #SUCHABITCH and we’ll show you just what a bitch can do.

Join us as we unbox the underlying truth, discuss taboo topics and bring on guests revealing the dirty little secrets of the music business and what is really going on behind the scenes.

    UW #54: Shania Twain: The Unbelievable Story Behind the Legend

    UW #54: Shania Twain: The Unbelievable Story Behind the Legend

    Shania Twain is the best-selling country artist of all time.  What you probably don't know if you're not a hardcore fan is that she grew up poor in an abusive family situation, hunting wild animals for food.  Against all odds, she did not let anything deter her from her dream!  Find out about Shania's history together with us.

    Link to an interview of ABC news with Shania: https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/shania-twain-opens-difficult-childhood-heart-wrenching-divorce/story?id=13529925

    If there is anything you would like us to talk about send us a DM on our Instagram instagram.com/unboxingwomen or an email to suchabitch@unboxingwomen.com

    Use the hashtag #SUCHABITCH to let us know about your personal experiences.


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    • 28 min
    UW #53: What you didn't know about Autotune

    UW #53: What you didn't know about Autotune

    Who uses Autotune? Why is it frowned upon in certain genres, while it is glorified in others?  We divulge a couple of secrets well-known in the industry, but that most music fans have no clue about.

    We mention our Episode 25: "Vibrato in Pop Music", Episode 32: "Exploring Imposter Syndrome" and Episode 23: "Women Supporting Women - Vocal & Communication Coach Angela Durrant".

    This is the link to the Full 2019 Eurovision Show on their official YouTube channel where Madonna sang 'Like a Prayer' with Autotune tuned to the wrong note: https://youtu.be/Dsx4pVjUth0?t=10575 (the link will make the video start just before she comes on)

    This is the link to the video on Madonna's YouTube channel where they corrected her performance as best they could.  You can clearly hear extra vocals were added on the parts that they couldn't re-tune due to too much audience noise: https://youtu.be/VG3WkiL0d_U

    If there is anything you would like us to talk about send us a DM on our Instagram instagram.com/unboxingwomen or an email to suchabitch@unboxingwomen.com

    Use the hashtag #SUCHABITCH to let us know about your personal experiences.


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    • 40 min
    UW #52: The Musical Theatre Monopoly in Germany with Daniela Dinnes

    UW #52: The Musical Theatre Monopoly in Germany with Daniela Dinnes

    Daniela is a singer and actor doing musical theatre in Germany.  She tells us about some well-kept secrets in the German theatre world and beyond. With years of experience she has also stepped into projects with schools all around the world to give the children the opportunity to get introduced to musical theatre, opening their minds to the arts. Listen to this and more about what Dani is up to next in this episode.

    You can connect with Dani here:
    Website: https://www.danieladinnes.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daniela_dinnes
    Acting profile: https://www.schauspielervideos.de/fullprofile/schauspieler-daniela-dinnes.html

    Video's about the projects we discuss:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx61VsS1-YM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks3hPmxT-50

    We mention episode #35 where we interview Samara (Sally) Jancovich about the world of opera.

    If there is anything you would like us to talk about send us a DM on our Instagram instagram.com/unboxingwomen or an email to suchabitch@unboxingwomen.com

    Use the hashtag #SUCHABITCH to let us know about your personal experiences.


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    • 36 min
    UW #51: Why having a manager is overrated

    UW #51: Why having a manager is overrated

    Do you have a manager?  We analyse this ever-returning question asked by what seems like everyone working the music industry and Dana unpacks her experience with people who call themselves managers.

    If there is anything you would like us to talk about send us a DM on our Instagram instagram.com/unboxingwomen or an email to suchabitch@unboxingwomen.com

    Use the hashtag #SUCHABITCH to let us know about your personal experiences.


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    • 26 min
    UW #50: What do we do now?

    UW #50: What do we do now?

    We chat about helpless female sidekicks in movies and how Reese Witherspoon made everyone aware of the problem back in 2016, but nothing has changed much.  Still this is a question we have to ask ourselves and our female community as to how we move the needle and make people realise their internalised misogyny that is perpetuated this vicious cycle.

    Spoiler alert: We chat about a couple of movies where the line "What do we do now?" is uttered by the female characters and we describe scenes from 'Toy Story 3' and 'San Andreas'.  

    Link to the clip we play with women saying "What do we do now?" with a part of Reese's speech. Link to the full speech transcript.
    We also mention UW ep34 "Will acting like a man get you ahead?" where we reviewed the movie 'Alien'.

    If there is anything you would like us to talk about send us a DM on our Instagram instagram.com/unboxingwomen or an email to suchabitch@unboxingwomen.com

    Use the hashtag #SUCHABITCH to let us know about your personal experiences.


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    • 24 min
    UW #49: Staying true to yourself with self-managed Dark Pop artist Salt Ashes

    UW #49: Staying true to yourself with self-managed Dark Pop artist Salt Ashes

    Salt Ashes, aka Veiga Sanchez, burst into the electronic/dance music scene with her signature dark synth-pop melodies and zeitgeist club sound - all of which was inspired by Giorgio Moroder’s blend of disco and epic dark atmospheres.  We have a chat with this amazing woman about her artistic choices in sound, lyrics, branding and her touring adventures supporting Goldfrapp in early 2022.

    You can connect with Salt Ashes here:
    Website: https://www.saltashes.com/
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1uX2GtTE1pYPFjEj6wQrhU?si=7oC--ofcQT2GsvQHX0eFFQ
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@saltashes
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/saltashes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saltashes
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/saltashes
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaltAshes

    If there is anything you would like us to talk about send us a DM on our Instagram instagram.com/unboxingwomen or an email to suchabitch@unboxingwomen.com

    Use the hashtag #SUCHABITCH to let us know about your personal experiences.


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    • 47 min

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