The Other Side of #TimesUp

Today women are marching and shouting it from the rooftops: Times Up.

First of all, I want to be clear that I fully support and cheer for women like Katie Arminger and the Song Suffragettes (who released a movement anthem yesterday you should see). It is time for a change in the music industry, and in the world for that matter.

On the other hand, I think about all the men who have been nothing but supportive, fair and encouraging in my music career. It's time for change, yes, but throwing the good out with the bad isn't the answer.

Today I'm going to use my voice to support this movement by "naming names" of a few of the amazing men in the music industry who have made a big difference in my career:

Steve Baker- Video Promoter

Eddie Bayers- Legendary Drummer and Mentor

Dave Carew- Music writer

Alan Cackett- Music writer

Josh Connor- On-air personality and VJ

Bill DiLuigi- Hit Songwriter

Joe Doyle- Hit Songwriter

Jim Duncun- On-air Personality U.K.

Ed Gertler- Digital Distribution

Russell Hill- On-air Personality U.K.

Casey Kelly- Hit Songwriter

Charlie Mattos- WSM 650 on-air personality

Wood Newton- Hit Songwriter

Luke Roberts- Lime Tree Music U.K.

Bobby Rymer- Music Publisher

Rick Stewart- Host and booking agent

Lee Williams- Radio/Video Promoter in the U.K.

This is not even close to a complete list but it would be a very, very long blog if I thanked all the men and women who are supportive in my career as an independent artist. 

At the end of the day, I'm grateful to those men who have been standing up for women in the music industry for decades. Together we will travel the road ahead.

3 comments

  • Sarah Spencer

    Sarah Spencer Nashville, TN

    This is FABULOUS. I love that you're naming the amazing men in the industry - they need to be shouted out, too! On this list, I've worked with Bill Diluigi and Bobby Rymer and can attest to them being absolute professionals and gentlemen! 🙌

    This is FABULOUS. I love that you're naming the amazing men in the industry - they need to be shouted out, too!

    On this list, I've worked with Bill Diluigi and Bobby Rymer and can attest to them being absolute professionals and gentlemen! 🙌

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    rasnajacob usa

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  • Judy Rodman

    Judy Rodman Nashville

    This is a much-needed post... balanced, fair and necessary. I hate it that some people are maliciously and manipulatively weaponizing this courageous, worthy Times-Up movement. It dilutes the power of the fighters of sexual harrassment and abuse to change culture. I have had me-too episodes through my whole life, and I have experienced angels who are men in business and in friendship who saved my life. May truth prevail... may God shine a light on the darkness, no matter what side it hides in. Thanks for bringing this important viewpoint up!!

    This is a much-needed post... balanced, fair and necessary. I hate it that some people are maliciously and manipulatively weaponizing this courageous, worthy Times-Up movement. It dilutes the power of the fighters of sexual harrassment and abuse to change culture. I have had me-too episodes through my whole life, and I have experienced angels who are men in business and in friendship who saved my life. May truth prevail... may God shine a light on the darkness, no matter what side it hides in. Thanks for bringing this important viewpoint up!!

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