The She Rocks Podcast presents conversations with extraordinary women from all walks of the music industry, from top-tier performers to behind-the-scenes heroes. Sharing insights, tips, gear rundowns and so much more, the She Rocks Podcast gets in-depth and personal about all the issues that matter. The show is hosted by Laura B. Whitmore, founder of the Women’s International Music Network and the She Rocks Awards, journalist for Parade.com and music industry marketer. A champion for women in music, Whitmore has interviewed hundreds of musicians from every spectrum of the industry. Find out more at www.theWiMN.com
Briana Cash - Singer, Songwriter, Composer & Music Supervisor
We caught up with singer/songwriter, music supervisor and composer Briana Cash a little while back to check on new projects, insights and so much more. Her music has been licensed for TV and film including the recent “Murder of God’s Banker” for Paramount+. She’s in a legal battle to use her own given name as an artist and the story is a doozy!! Check out this insightful interview.
Monika Smetona - President of Renkus-Heinz
Monika Smetona is the very first female president of audio powerhouse Renkus-Heinz. A leader for women in audio, Monika grew with the company, spending years honing her skills prior to stepping into this position. Here she talks about her history, advice for women in the industry and her push for more diversity at Renkus-Heinz and throughout audio.
Ana Popovic - Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter
Ana Popovic is a fighter. Killer guitarist, riveting performer and breast-cancer survivor. Here we caught up with this powerhouse as she is about to release her new album, 'Power'. This collection of high energy blues & soul will give you the motivation to MOVE. Check out our touching conversation with this blues guitar giant.
Samantha Fish - Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist
Samantha Fish is on fire. This singer/songwriter and killer guitarist is about to release her new album, ‘Death Wish Blues,’ coming out in May. The project, a collab with Jesse Dayton, sees Samantha at her gritty best. Fun, sassy, and sonically grabbing in every way, it’s a genre-bending joy-ride, and a follow up to her collection of previous albums and one recent EP, ‘The Stardust Sessions’, that she also recorded with Jesse. Produced by Jon Spencer, the project is a celebration of sound. Here we chat with Samantha about this and so much more.
Lindy Day - Guitarist and Instructor
You may know Lindy Day as the former lead guitarist for The Killer Queens, the world’s only all-girl Queen cover band. Day writes songs for her own solo projects and has shared the stage with Santana, ZZ Top, Steve Miller and more. She’s started to dig into producing and now focuses much of her time on short guitar instructional content, especially on Tik Tok and Instagram. She also does more long-form guitar instruction, and in fact, she wishes more of her one-on-one students were female! Here we sit down with Lindy to talk about guitar and learning and so much more!
Danielia Cotton latest release, ‘Good Day’, masterfully melds gritty rock n’ roll, blues, motown and gospel into a gorgeous sonic tapestry. Danielia uses her gritty rock ‘n’ roll music to confront the social, political and racial turmoils of the past and looks to grander, grounded possibilities in the future. This NYC-based singer, songwriter and all around survivor has faced many challenges. She embraces a variety of religions as “JewBu'' (a Jewish Buddhist), and is a cancer survivor and a woman who today channels her struggles within her gritty, Motown-steeped music. Now a mother of a four-year old daughter, we caught up with Danielia as she was getting ready to run the NYC marathon and supporting her spouse as he battles Mantle cell lymphoma, an aggressive and currently incurable form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Check out this inspiring conversation!