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
Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast
Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast is proud of her Korean/American heritage and excited about life in 2022. Her most recent album, 'Jubilee,' has been nominated for two GRAMMY’s and her best-selling book, 'Crying in H Mart,' is being made into a feature film. Here we sat down with Michelle at Fender's launch event for their new Player Plus Meteora guitar to talk about music, moms, GRAMMYs and more.
Kat Cunning - Singer, Songwriter, Actress
With a traffic-stopping voice and powerful presence, Kat Cunning adds soulful grace to anthemic alternative pop. An accomplished screen and stage talent, they appeared on Broadway as Emile in Les Liaison Dangereuses and in Cirque du Soleil in addition to acting alongside James Franco in HBO’s hit The Deuce. 2019 saw Kat make their musical debut with fan favorite singles such as “King of Shadow,” “Birds”, and “For The Love.” Not to mention, they supported LP on a sold out U.S. Tour and received praise from Nylon, Teen Vogue, New York Times, Earmilk, and more.
Kat currently stars in Netflix’s Emmy award winning show “Trinkets,” as Sabine, a musician and also love interest to lead actress, Brianna Hildebrand. Kat, who identifies as non-binary (they, their, them), recently signed to Lava Records and released their first single under the new deal, “Supernova (tigers blud).” The single arrived in tandem with the season two premiere of the show where Kat's character, Sabine, performs it in the opening scene. Next up, Kat will also be a principal in the upcoming Jennifer Lopez film, Marry Me.
Kat released some new music this summer and it is FANTASTIC. Listen to what this uber talented musician has to say and then check it out.
Kara DioGuardi - GRAMMY-Nominated Songwriter, Producer & Publisher
We may have first met her as a judge on American Idol, but Kara DioGuardi is so much more than an arbiter of good performance. She’s a GRAMMY-nominated songwriter, producer, and co-founder of Arthouse, a music publishing company based on talent and development. Her quick wit, sharp business acumen and creative intuition have led her to sign creatives like 3x Grammy nominee Ingrid Andress; Jon Bellion, who co-produced Justin Bieber's latest album Justice; Mark Holman, who co-wrote several tracks on Morgan Wallen's latest album Dangerous: The Double Album; and Feli Ferraro (Chloe x Halle, Chris Brown). She also works very closely with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Her non-profit, Inspired Nation's mission is to amplify the voices of our youth by giving them a platform to tell their story through music for the betterment of themselves and those in their generation. Here we sat down to talk to Kara about all of this, plus, of course, songwriting tips! Check out this lively conversation.
Nancy Wilson of Heart
Co-founder, guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Wilson of Heart releases her first EVER solo album, 'You and Me', out on May 7, 2021. With Heart, Wilson has recorded 16 albums, sold over 35 million albums worldwide, has four Grammy nominations, been honored with the ASCAP Founders Award and was celebrated with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She had previously released one other album with just her name on it, Live at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, which captured her playing a set of covers and new songs in 1999. But Wilson considers this her first true solo album, a positive creative move amid a surreal year of loss; life during lock down. Here we caught up with Nancy to talk about the album, talking to her mom in a dream, and so much more!
Holly Knight - Iconic Songwriter, Producer and Musician
A vital force behind the sound of some of rock’s most powerful female artists, Holly Knight’s iconic musical imprint is woven into the very fabric of the MTV generation. Her songs have withstood the test of time, remaining firmly entrenched even in today’s pop culture. She is one of only a handful of women inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Songs she has written and co-written have appeared on records totaling more than 300 million in record sales. “Love is a Battlefield,” “Simply the Best,” “Invincible.” Yeah she wrote that. Here we sit down to talk about what’s going on with Holly today, songwriting inspiration, and so much more.
Juliana Hatfield - Musician and Singer/Songwriter
When COVID hit musician and singer/songwriter Juliana Hatfield took it upon herself to learn the recording process. She wrote and recorded most of her upcoming album, 'Blood,' as she learned. Her sing-songy melodic style hides stinger lyrics that delve deep into touchpoint issues. 'Blood' is Hatfield's 19th solo album and is due out May 14, 2021. Based in the Boston area, Hatfield is formerly of the indie rock bands Blake Babies, Some Girls, and The Lemonheads. She also fronted her own band, The Juliana Hatfield Three, along with bassist Dean Fisher and drummer Todd Philips, which was active in the mid-1990s and again in the mid-2010s. Here we sit down to hear much more about the creative process and her outlook today.