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Join Courtney LaPlante, vocalist of Spiritbox, for her latest project - Good For A Girl. This podcast is an inside look at the realities and challenges of being a woman in the music industry, especially the metal scene - which has been male-dominated for a long time and still is today. 


Through conversations with Musicians, Radio DJs, Record Executives, and more Courtney explores how their personal experiences of gender inequality influenced and shaped them as they navigated their way along difficult career paths. Because as a woman working in metal, nothing comes easy. 


Each episode gives behind-the-scenes insight on how the music industry operates and what life is really like for working musicians. There’s also lots of advice for other women who are struggling to carve out their own path in traditionally male-domainated spaces. With plenty of stories and laughs along the way, Good For A Girl represents a defiant middle finger to the patriarchy. 


So join Courtney as she uncovers why each one of her guests are good, for a girl.

Good For A Girl Courtney LaPlante

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Join Courtney LaPlante, vocalist of Spiritbox, for her latest project - Good For A Girl. This podcast is an inside look at the realities and challenges of being a woman in the music industry, especially the metal scene - which has been male-dominated for a long time and still is today. 


Through conversations with Musicians, Radio DJs, Record Executives, and more Courtney explores how their personal experiences of gender inequality influenced and shaped them as they navigated their way along difficult career paths. Because as a woman working in metal, nothing comes easy. 


Each episode gives behind-the-scenes insight on how the music industry operates and what life is really like for working musicians. There’s also lots of advice for other women who are struggling to carve out their own path in traditionally male-domainated spaces. With plenty of stories and laughs along the way, Good For A Girl represents a defiant middle finger to the patriarchy. 


So join Courtney as she uncovers why each one of her guests are good, for a girl.

    Lisa Garelick: Rise Records

    Lisa Garelick: Rise Records

    Courtney speaks to Lisa Garelick - Senior Product Manager at Rise Records. 


    During this episode they discuss Lisa’s relationship with Spiritbox, the core ethical principles and strategy at Rise Records, how Lisa started her career at 15 booking Ska shows, progressing to booking punk tours across the US at 17, Lisa’s DIY booking process, studying Digital Marketing and PR in New York, how Lisa started her own record label from her Brooklyn bedroom, challenging the issue of tokenism in the music industry, drawing inspiration from seeing female bands perform at the Warped Tour, the MeToo movement, Kittie’s career-spanning documentary ‘Origins/Evolutions’ overcoming obstacles as a woman working in music management, advice for up and coming bands, why Lisa’s mantra has always been ‘Start Today’, and more. 


    Get in touch. Join the discussion with Courtney and other like-minded listeners in the episode comments on social media: 


    Follow Courtney 


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courtneylaplante/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/corklezlaplante YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmWxquutalJ1ZjdmWLdlhSg 

    Follow Spiritbox


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spiritboxmusic/Twitter: https://twitter.com/spiritboxbandYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SpiritboxOfficial

    Chaney Crabb: Entheos

    Chaney Crabb: Entheos

    Courtney speaks to Chaney Crabb - vocalist for Entheos and co-host of the KoperCrabb Podcast. 


    During this episode they discuss podcasting, creating music in Entheos, avoiding being pigeon-holed in one genre, how Chaney was influenced by the french electronic band Air, knowing your worth and never selling yourself short, band finances, good vs bad record deals, having to cover tour expenses, the unglamourous realities of being a touring musician, why many metal musicians have to work ‘real’ jobs, Dave Ramsey and his strategies for budgeting and avoiding debt, Entheos’ DIY approach to touring, advice for aspiring metal musicians, viewing your band as a business, Chaney’s marriage to Entheos drummer Navene, working on the Dark Future album, the technicalities of writing lyrics, The Ocean Collective, and more. 


    Get in touch. Join the discussion with Courtney and other like-minded listeners in the episode comments on social media: 






    Follow Courtney 


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courtneylaplante/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/corklezlaplante YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmWxquutalJ1ZjdmWLdlhSg 





    Follow Spiritbox


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spiritboxmusic/Twitter: https://twitter.com/spiritboxbandYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SpiritboxOfficial

    Francesca Caldara: Label Manager & Metalcore Royalty

    Francesca Caldara: Label Manager & Metalcore Royalty

    Courtney speaks to Francesca Caldara - North American Label Manager for the independent record label UNFD. 


    During this episode they discuss how Francesca’s parents instilled a love of music in her from an early age, starting her career working on street teams,Why Courtney considers Francesca to be ‘metalcore royalty’, making things happen behind the scenes, dealing with imposter syndrome, working closely with bands on their latest releases, insider tips on how to get signed to a label, avoiding social media, the challenges of being a woman in a senior position within the music industry, travelling, why Francesca’s never had a backup plan, and more. 


    Get in touch. Join the discussion with Courtney and other like-minded listeners in the episode comments on social media: 


    Follow Courtney 


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courtneylaplante/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/corklezlaplante YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmWxquutalJ1ZjdmWLdlhSg 





    Follow Spiritbox






    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spiritboxmusic/Twitter: https://twitter.com/spiritboxbandYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SpiritboxOfficial

    Booka Nile: Make Them Suffer

    Booka Nile: Make Them Suffer

    Courtney speaks to Booka Nile - keyboardist / vocalist for Make Them Suffer & guitarist / vocalist for Internet Friends. 


    During this episode they discuss when Courtney and Booka got stuck on tour in England due to the coronavirus travel ban, Booka’s work in mental health helping patients create music, music as a therapeutic tool, connecting with people remotely and creating music over Skype, how Booka explained to her parents that she had quit her job to join a metal band, managing skin care on tour, why people assume it’s men who write the music in heavy bands, handling online trolls, why Booka chooses to embrace her sexuality, feeling empowered through performing live, on-stage fashion choices, drag culture, and more. 


    Get in touch. Join the discussion with Courtney and other like-minded listeners in the episode comments on social media: 


    Follow Courtney 


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courtneylaplante/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/corklezlaplante YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmWxquutalJ1ZjdmWLdlhSg 

    Follow Spiritbox


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spiritboxmusic/Twitter: https://twitter.com/spiritboxbandYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SpiritboxOfficial

    Caity Babs: Metal's Tastemaker

    Caity Babs: Metal's Tastemaker

    Courtney speaks to Caity Babs - music journalist and radio host at SiriusXM for the rock channel Octane. 


    During this episode they discuss how Caity and Courtney met on Instagram, SiriusXM and Octane, how entering a DJ competition started Caity’s career, moving from Canada to LA, interning at MTV, working at the online magazine andPOP, how SiriusXM radio host Jose Mangin was a key mentor for Caity, Spiritbox, discovering new bands and featuring them on radio playlists, what Caity looks for when she checks out new bands on social media, struggling to be taken seriously as a women in the music industry, career advice from Caity’s aunty Wendy, the Vancouver metal scene, how Caity first discovered metal by finding an old Mp3 player on the sidewalk, dealing with online trolls, Nickleback, why the music industry requires a thick skin, the value of networking, Caity’s work with Alice Cooper on the new ‘No Cover’ TV series, changing fashion trends in metal, Ghostmane, and more. 


    Get in touch. Join the discussion with Courtney and other like-minded listeners in the episode comments on social media: 


    Follow Courtney 


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courtneylaplante/ 


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/corklezlaplante 


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmWxquutalJ1ZjdmWLdlhSg 


    Follow Spiritbox


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spiritboxmusic/


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/spiritboxband


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SpiritboxOfficial

    Trailer: Good For A Girl

    Trailer: Good For A Girl

    Welcome to Good For A Girl! Join Courtney LaPlante, lead singer of Spiritbox, as she explores the realities and challenges of being a woman within the music industry, especially the metal scene - which has been male-dominated for a long time and still is today. 


    Through conversations with female musicians, record execs, radio djs and more, she’ll uncover the personal experiences of gender inequality that influenced and shaped her guests as they navigated their way along difficult career paths. With plenty of stories and laughs along the way, Good For A Girl represents a defiant middle finger to the patriarchy. 


    So join Courtney as she uncovers why each one of her guests are good, for a girl. 


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    Join the discussion with Courtney and other like-minded listeners in the episode comments on social media: 


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courtneylaplante/


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/corklezlaplante


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmWxquutalJ1ZjdmWLdlhSg

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

DevilsMuse ,

Love

It would be great if you talked to Morgan Lander. She paved the road for women in metal. Love the podcast.

sickestnurse ,

This podcast would be better if you smiled more

J/k - actually this podcast has great insight and shines a much needed light on issues female rock and metal musicians deal with every day.

Jah should ,

Good stuff

Big fan of Courtney’s bands over the years and these great conversations with other women in the metal industry are really interesting. I love the positivity.

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