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Herizon Music: The Podcast features interviews with trailblazers and rising stars in the music industry. Whether on stage, behind the scenes, or on air, Herizon Music introduces you to the women who are defining the music industry. Each episode is entertaining, inspiring, and relatable. Join our band of dreamers, rule breakers, and rock stars today! Hosted by Thea Wood. Subscribe to our newsletter for episode announcements and more.

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Herizon Music: The Podcast features interviews with trailblazers and rising stars in the music industry. Whether on stage, behind the scenes, or on air, Herizon Music introduces you to the women who are defining the music industry. Each episode is entertaining, inspiring, and relatable. Join our band of dreamers, rule breakers, and rock stars today! Hosted by Thea Wood. Subscribe to our newsletter for episode announcements and more.

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    Carla Patullo: From Scoring A Film to Scoring A GRAMMY Nomination

    Carla Patullo: From Scoring A Film to Scoring A GRAMMY Nomination

    Summary
    If you’re a movie buff, you’re going to love today’s guest. She’s a composer and multi-instrumentalist whose music has appeared in over 30 motion pictures and soundtracks like Porno, This Is Jessica, and Lotte That Silhouette Girl.
    Not to mention over 100 song placements in Emmy and BAFTA award-winning shows like Ellen DeGeneres, The Young & The Restless, Skins, Teen Titans Go, and Dance Moms. All you gamers out there may even recognize her sounds in the Microsoft video game Project Spark.
    She also records and performs as White Widow and recently released a new album “So She Howls,” which is nominated for a 2024 GRAMMY in the “Best New Age, Ambient or Chant Album” category.
    Her work has earned her over a dozen awards, nominations and fellowships since 2015, with two of her film scores presented at the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences Museum.
    I am so excited to welcome the musical champion for women, minorities, immigrants and the LGBTQ community, and the woman who Sandra Bernhardt calls “so fucking groovy that it scares the shit out of me!”
    Meet Carla Patullo!
    In This Episode
    * Carla’s 2024 GRAMMY-nominated album So She Howls as music therapy for herself after grief and trauma
    * Soundscapes: what are they?
    * The differences in creating music for film/TV versus an album
    * The job of a film score’s music director explained
    * How Carla’s publishing deal got her into film and TV work
    * Projects she’s drawn to based on personal values
    Disclaimer: Opinions of show guests are not necessarily those of Thea Wood Productions, LLC or its employees, volunteers, advisors, or contractors. 
    Connect with Carla
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    Credits
    Guest: Carla Patullo
    Host and Producer: Thea Wood
    Song: “Earth” by Carla Patullo, Lily Haydn, Tonality



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    • 31 min
    GoGo Germaine: A Riot Grrrl’s Fury Painted Black

    GoGo Germaine: A Riot Grrrl’s Fury Painted Black

    Author and music journalist Erin Barnes, a.k.a. GoGo Germaine, shares the highs and lows of her girl gang days as a teen rebel. Her book Glory Guitars: Memoir of a ‘90s Teenage Punk Rock Grrrl chronicles Gogo’s questionable firsts at varying degrees of sobriety. There’s more than meets the eye to a woman who discovered she can see the true colors and healing power of music and words.   
    In This Episode
    * The story behind Erin’s nom de plume GoGo Germaine
    * Defining a riot grrrl from her own experience
    * Reliving hard memories like her jarring first kiss (trigger warning)
    * The anger her girl gang carried and how it manifested
    * Her super power: synesthesia, what it is and how it works for her
    * Advice for women aspiring to become music journalists and authors
    Disclaimer: Opinions of show guests are not necessarily those of Thea Wood Productions, LLC or its employees, volunteers, advisors, or contractors. 
    Connect With GoGo
    Website
    TikTok
    YouTube
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Buy The Book
    Credits
    Guest: Erin Barnes, a.k.a. GoGo Germaine
    Host and Producer: Thea Wood
    Photos: Glenn Ross
    Book Cover: Carri Lawrence
    Book Cover Art: Joel Amat Güell Art
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    • 33 min
    Lurleen Ladd: Pursuing Music As A Second Act

    Lurleen Ladd: Pursuing Music As A Second Act

    Todays’s guest is a singer-songwriter with an evolutionary heart. Her story shines light on the meandering path that many of us often travel before finally committing to pursuing our deepest passions. An accountant and social worker by training, she founded nonprofits and other businesses with her husband, Dan.
    While she couldn’t muster the courage to audition for a voice class in college, she had the experience and grit to take a leap of faith and commit to a singing career. In a music industry that ages women out of success by their 30th birthday, she took the challenge head on.
    Since then, she’s released the appropriately titled pop album “No Goin’ Back” and has committed to helping other women over 40 realize their musical dreams. This year, she founded Wavemakers: Women In Music for women over 40 who are ready to take a chance and pursue a singing career.
    She’s the activist with a big voice, a big mind, and big aspirations of wiping ageism off the face of the music industry.
    Welcome, Lurleen Ladd! 
    In This Episode
    – Growing up in an abusive household
    – Perfection as a dream killer
    – The “Hell No!” spreadsheet we might all need
    – How radio helped cure stage fright
    – Kids vs. adults and the learning arc
    – Lurleen’s plans to help women over 40 start singing as their second act 
    Disclaimer: Opinions of show guests are not necessarily those of Thea Wood Productions, LLC or its employees, volunteers, advisors, or contractors. 
    Connect with Lurleen Ladd
    Website https://lurleenladd.com/ and https://www.wwimusic.com/
    Spotify https://lurleenladd.com/lurleen-ladd-contact
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiOOCPxVUY19Vd5NbVULXQQ
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Lurleensings/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lurleenladd/
    Credits
    Guest: Lurleen Ladd
    Host & Producer: Thea Wood, Thea Wood Productions, LLC
    Audio Editing/Production: Qixiang Tong
    Social: Bianca Garcia and her social media team
    Oliver (sexy AI voice): Murf AI
    Theme Music: Pond 5
    Disclaimer: Opinions of show guests are not necessarily those of Thea Wood Productions, LLC or its employees, volunteers, officers/directors, or contractors. 
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    • 41 min
    Michele Darling: Women, Technology & Music's Future

    Michele Darling: Women, Technology & Music's Future

    It’s my first podcast episode to launch on Substack!  Scroll to the bottom to hear more episodes— all are available for free. Herizon Music is funded by subscribers like yourself. If you like what you hear and see, pls upgrade to a paid subscription. Thank you for joining our band of dreamers, rule breakers, and rockstars! — Thea 🎶
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    Today’s guest is the first female chair of the Electronic Production and Design Department at Berklee College of Music. She is a sound designer, Composer/Producer, Recording engineer, and founder of Women Beatmakers.
    She worked for many years as part of the Emmy Award–winning production team at Sesame Workshop, where she composed music, worked on sound design, and recorded voice work for The Muppets. Other sound credits include animated television shows, such as Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh!; online media; games; and applications for clients such as 4Kids Entertainment, HBO Family, the Learning Channel, Moshi Monsters, Toca Boca, and more.
    And as if that wasn’t enough, she performs with Girls Like Bass as her alter ego Misha D and with the experimental project Aerostatic.
    From college chair by day to funked up beat master by night, meet the talented Michele Darling!
    In This Episode
    — Learn what electronic music production and design is all about and how music is used in movie and gaming environments
    — How Virtual Reality is shaping the future of sound engineering and music
    — Music for classic cartoons like Looney Tunes vs. modern anime like Pokemon
    — Alter ego Misha D and the importance of nomenclature as an entertainer
    — Why adding tech education into women’s groups promotes gender equity in music
    Connect with Michele Darling
    Website
    Instagram @mdarlingsound
    Facebook
    LinkedIn
    Credits
    Guest: Michele Darling
    Host & Producer: Thea Wood, Thea Wood Productions, LLC
    Audio Editing/Production: Amir Halevi and Qixiang Tong
    Social: Bianca Garcia and her social media team
    Theme Music: Pond 5
    Disclaimer: Opinions of show guests are not necessarily those of Thea Wood Productions, LLC or its employees, volunteers, officers/directors, or contractors.  
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    • 45 min
    Vanessa Lively: Home Street’s Gypsy Godmother

    Vanessa Lively: Home Street’s Gypsy Godmother

    Vanessa Lively walks the talk of a free-spirited soul who channels the healing power of music into uplifting the chronically unhoused in Austin, TX.  Her story as a creative and advocate is powerful and thought provoking. In this episode:
    Vanessa’s gypsy-esque musical roots and lifestyle that took her from Texas to Ecuador to Bolivia and Peru.The song contest hosted by Noel Paul Stooky of Peter Paul & Mary that jump started the nonprofit Home Street MusicHow Home Street’s music circle transforms people who are chronically unhoused, like musician Scott OsborneListen to Vanessa’s original song “Oh, Deliverance” which came to her in a dream– twice! – when she felt her life was falling apart.Learn about the “The Trinity” daily practice for women to share with each other – it’s like a daisy chain of personal growth and accomplishment. Listen and try it with a friend!Get "Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts" on Amazon today!
    Connect with Vanessa Lively:  
    Website
     Instagram
    Facebook
     LinkedIn
    Visit Home Street Music: 
    Website 
    Instagram
    Facebook
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    • 39 min
    Dr. Jennifer Whitehead: Vocal Health Matters!

    Dr. Jennifer Whitehead: Vocal Health Matters!

    Dr. Jennifer Whitehead is an associate professor of music at Ohio Wesleyan University. With a Doctorate of Musical Arts in voice and singing health, she's teaching the next generation the skills necessary to heighten and extend their singing careers. Anyone who speaks for a living can benefit from her wisdom. She frequently appears in both staged and concert works in central Ohio, where recent roles with Opera / Columbus include Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Guinevere in Camelot, Papagena in The Magic Flute, and Yum-Yum in The Mikado. Let's bust some myths and hit the high notes of vocal health! See episode notes.
    In this episode, Jennifer covers:
    What you need to know about vocal health if you’re a singer, speaker, or any vocal-centric professionHer strong opinions about auto-tune usage in modern musicClassical vs. modern vocal techniques: is one bad for you?The “backpack look” and what it conveys about youDo fat ladies really sound better, and how does appearance affect women in music industry?How she’s putting her creative/journalistic writing skills to workVisit https://backstagechats.com/jennifer-whitehead for full Show Notes, videos, social links, and credits!
    This podcast is a production of Herizon Music Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit based in Austin, TX. If you like what you hear, sign up for our newsletter here.
    Disclaimer: Opinions of show guests are not necessarily those of Herizon Music Foundation, Inc. or its employees, volunteers, officers/directors, or contractors.


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    • 48 min

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Delightful whether you’re a music lover or not!

Love this podcast! I have to admit I often haven’t heard of the guests, but find each conversation interesting and fun. Thea’s enthusiasm is contagious and I love her positive energy. Highly recommend!

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