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Women in Music is a podcast sharing the tales and careers of modern singular voices in music – they all just happen to be female.
Hosted by DJ Millie Cotton, WiM is an inclusive platform to elevate female voices by sharing the stories of acknowledged women. The podcast explores what it is they really do, how they got there and the day to day of getting it done. From artists to tour managers to sound engineers to merch managers, each episode is a frank conversation with great music makers and enablers about the industry.
After years of attending club nights run and played by men, Millie came across a DJ, who was a woman, and quickly realised her passion was a career possibility too. A few years on and Millie has DJ'ed for international brands like Youtube, Google, Conde Nast and Nike; warm up sets for Kelis, Post Malone and Pet Shop Boys and notorious London venues such as Village Underground, Concrete and Queen of Hoxton.
Had Millie realised that this career was an option, it's likely she would have embarked on that journey from a much younger age and it was out of this frustration that Women In Music was born.
Having also previously had conversations with eminent artists Charli XCX, Jorja Smith and many others for magazines like Nylon, Wonderland and Rollacoaster, Women in Music is where Millie invites guests to share their career paths and experiences.
If you enjoy Women in Music, don't forget to rate, review and subscribe.
Find Millie Cotton @millie_cotton and WiM @womeninmusicpodcast. All guests can be found in their various show notes.
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Women in Music is a podcast sharing the tales and careers of modern singular voices in music – they all just happen to be female.
Hosted by DJ Millie Cotton, WiM is an inclusive platform to elevate female voices by sharing the stories of acknowledged women. The podcast explores what it is they really do, how they got there and the day to day of getting it done. From artists to tour managers to sound engineers to merch managers, each episode is a frank conversation with great music makers and enablers about the industry.
After years of attending club nights run and played by men, Millie came across a DJ, who was a woman, and quickly realised her passion was a career possibility too. A few years on and Millie has DJ'ed for international brands like Youtube, Google, Conde Nast and Nike; warm up sets for Kelis, Post Malone and Pet Shop Boys and notorious London venues such as Village Underground, Concrete and Queen of Hoxton.
Had Millie realised that this career was an option, it's likely she would have embarked on that journey from a much younger age and it was out of this frustration that Women In Music was born.
Having also previously had conversations with eminent artists Charli XCX, Jorja Smith and many others for magazines like Nylon, Wonderland and Rollacoaster, Women in Music is where Millie invites guests to share their career paths and experiences.
If you enjoy Women in Music, don't forget to rate, review and subscribe.
Find Millie Cotton @millie_cotton and WiM @womeninmusicpodcast. All guests can be found in their various show notes.
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    Victoria Smith, Toolroom

    Victoria Smith, Toolroom

    Millie spoke with Toolroom’s Community Manager Victoria Smith for this week's episode.

    Toolroom Records, a label by renowned DJ and producer Mark Knight, is helping to combat the gender imbalance in the music industry through a new platform dubbed #WeAreListening created by Victoria in 2018. Whether women are just starting to learn how to write music or already have managers, the platform is open to women at any level in the industry.
    Victoria’s role at Toolroom is so varied, every day is different and somehow she still manages to take time to create change within the industry. 
    You can find her on Instagram @victorianicole__

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    • 33 min
    Mae Muller, Singer/Songwriter

    Mae Muller, Singer/Songwriter

    Hello and welcome back to women in music, the podcast sharing the tales of brilliant minds in music, they all just happen to be female. 
    I’m your host, Millie Cotton and for this week’s episode, I spoke with Mae Muller 
    To date, the 23 -year old artist has amassed over 100 million streams globally. She’s also stormed her way through the live world, selling out a headline tour of the U.K. and earning an adoring worldwide following who’ve come to rely on her uncompromising self-expression.
    Find Mae online @maemuller and listen to her music on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1BEUkE2CSUgHTLSBMZdnFB


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    • 26 min
    Emma-Louise, Producer, BBC Radio 1

    Emma-Louise, Producer, BBC Radio 1

    Welcome back to Women in Music with Millie Cotton. On this week's show, we have Radio 1's Emma-Louise.
    Emma-Louise started in radio on a BBC production trainee scheme, which also saw her working on CBeebies, Music TV and in documentaries. Fast-forward five years and Emma Louise has produced the Official Chart, launched the all-new 1Xtra rap show and currently produces Future Sounds with Annie Mac.
    She’s been named as one of the Radio Academy’s 30 under 30, Best Music Producer (bronze) at the Audio Production Awards 2020 and awarded Best Radio Show, by DJ Mag, 2020.
    If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the behind the scenes of radio, this is the episode for you. Emma-Louise is one of the best and the insight and advice she offers throughout this episode is unparalleled. 
    Find Emma-Louise on Instagram @iamemmalou_
    You can find us @womeninmusicpodcast, @millie_cotton, @lilyfulviomason if you want to reach out.


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    • 25 min
    Olivia Dean, Singer/Songwriter

    Olivia Dean, Singer/Songwriter

    Hello and welcome back to women in music, the podcast sharing the tales of brilliant minds in music; they all just happen to be female. 
    I’m your host, Millie Cotton, and for this week’s episode, I sat down with Olivia Dean.
    You might have seen Olivia Dean roaming the country in an open yellow van this summer - a summer without live music wasn’t an option for Olivia.
    Her yellow truck tour was a way to maintain the momentum she’s been building ever since her poignant debut single, ‘Reason To Stay’, caught the eye of London Label AMF and since, Olivia has amassed over 8 million streams on Spotify alone.
    An emotional and confessional songwriter, her musical journey started at a very young age, resulting from parents who encouraged her natural talents before recognising them herself. 
    From her ingenious truck tour to her dulcet tones to her role-model potential, Olivia Dean is fast becoming a household name and an artist who knows exactly how to draw a silver lining from even the darkest of clouds. I know I say this every episode, but it was a real pleasure to chat with Olivia Dean for this episode, and here it is….
    Olivia's latest single, 'Be My Own Boyfriend,' is out now. You can find Olivia on Instagram @oliviadeano.

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    • 42 min
    Nadia Khan, Founder, Women In Ctrl

    Nadia Khan, Founder, Women In Ctrl

    This episode is sponsored by Jägermeister, who recently collaborated with Nadia Khan on their Meister series, which you’ll hear more about later on in the episode.
    Nadia Khan has been working in the music industry for nearly 20 years and has been on AIM’s board since 2017, and more recently was appointed AIM chair after nominating herself for the role. 
    Nadia’s own label CTRL Records is focused on spotlighting female talent, releasing artists including Lady Lykez, Laughta and Lisa Mercedez. As a passionate activist for diversity, equality and inclusion, last year, she launched ‘Women In CTRL’ – a platform to empower and connect women and minority genders across the industry, with over 2000 members and growing. 
    About Jägermeister Presents: The Meister Series
    The Meister Series is Jägermeister's new project celebrating some of the most unique individuals and organisations in the entertainment industry. After untold challenges the industry has faced recently, this new series shines a light on these behind-the-scenes heroes while looking to the future with optimism.
    The brilliant Nadia Khan of Women In CTRL and AIM stars in the third episode of The Meister Series, as they continue to celebrate some of the most unique individuals and organisations in the entertainment industry.
    Women in CTRL is Nadia Khan’s not for profit organisation providing support and a network for women, minorities and underrepresented groups in the music industry. During this third episode, Nadia Khan is joined by London music artist, songwriter, and mental health advocate Laughta, and key members of Women in CTRL - Community Manager Claire Rose and Diversity Advocate Jess Kangalee. Find the episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi-eqSAhGRE&t=446s
    About AIM  
      
    AIM is the not-for-profit trade body exclusively representing the UK’s independent music sector, which makes up a quarter of the recorded music market. Now in its 23rd year, AIM’s members range from the largest, most-respected record labels and associated music businesses in the world to self-releasing artists and the next generation of entrepreneurs in music. AIM promotes and supports this exciting and diverse sector globally and provides a range of services, commercial opportunities and practical help to members; enabling them to innovate, grow and break into new markets.  

    Find Nadia @nadiactrl @womeninctrl
     

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    • 33 min
    Ashnikko, Singer/Songwriter

    Ashnikko, Singer/Songwriter

    Welcome back to women in music, the podcast sharing the tales of brilliant minds in music, they all just happen to be female. 
    It is SO good to be back for season three of the podcast, which has been supported by the Arts Fund Council, so a huge shout out to them for their support.
    Our first guest of the season is singer-rapper Ashnikko, who is on an astronomical rise. She’s just released her hotly anticipated DEMIDEVIL mixtape which has gained critical acclaim from the Observer to NME. She’s been named as one to watch by Vogue, Elle and the Sunday Times Style Magazine for her acerbic lyrics that swing punches at the patriarchy as well as promoting sexual liberation. 
    Since the release of her Hi, It’s Me EP in 2019, Ashnikko has gained nearly 2 million followers on TikTok, with Miley Cyrus and Billie Eilish stating their fans too. Her new mixtape is heavily inspired by naughties icons like Avril Lavigne and Kelis and sees her collaborate with the ethereal pop star Grimes and underground New York rapper Princess Nokia too. 
    Thanks for listening to the episode, and don’t forget to rate and review on iTunes. Find us on Instagram @womeninmusicpodcast

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