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SWIM Masters

SWIM Masters

By Smart Women in Music
SWIM Masters, a podcast hosted by the Smart Women in Music Fund dedicated to help connect, grow, and support women in the music products industry.

This podcast has been co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
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Ep 20: Kimberly Deverell & Robin Sassi
Kimberly Deverell & Robin Sassi of San Diego Music Studio have been working together since basically the very beginning. Natalie sits down with both Kimberly and Robin to discuss their career journey's within SDMS, how they pivoted during the pandemic, the Philappeans Ukulele Project, and so much more. To learn more about San Diego Music Studio, please visit: https://www.sandiegomusicstudio.com/ To learn about the Philappeans Ukulele Project, please visit: https://www.sandiegomusicstudio.com/?page_id=224 -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook -Instagram -LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
53:02
April 6, 2021
Ep 19: Mindy Abovitz Monk
On this episode of SWIM Masters, Mindy and Natalie reflect on how the mission of Tom Tom Magazine is as relevant today as it was when Mindy first got her start as a drummer in Riot Grrrl bands, and how they’re striving to give new young drummers permission every day to pick up their first pair of sticks.  To learn more about Tom Tom Magazine, please visit www.tomtommag.com. To learn more about Hit Like a Girl Competition, please visit www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com. -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook -Instagram -LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
41:54
March 23, 2021
BONUS: Natalie Morrison & Stephanie Lamond
Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, co-hosts/co-producers Natalie Morrison & Stephanie Lamond sit down for a special bonus episode of SWIM Masters interviewing each other and discussing what we #ChooseToChallenge this International Women’s Day and what we hope for the future of the music industry. -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook -Instagram -LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
55:55
March 8, 2021
Ep. 18: Laura Davidson
Balancing work with your creative self can be challenging for everyone, especially now during the pandemic. On this episode of SWIM Masters Natalie & Stephanie sit down with Laura Davidson, the Lead Retail Market Development Specialist at Shure to talk about her journey into the music industry and how she balances work and time for her to write and record her own music. -- On Monday, March 8 at 6pm EST. Join SWIM for a special International Women's Day Event hosted by Lisa Cruz, founder of Red Shoes Inc. The goal is to #ChooseToChallenge one another to take your personal brand to new strides, to get together to celebrate achievements and to educate and empower one another while increasing visibility to the value that women bring to the music products industry. Register here: https://namm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIocemhrDsoEtTHyIIx5DDsszUDYySZ1vyw -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook -Instagram -LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
41:27
March 2, 2021
Ep. 17: Iris & Ron Manus
This week, we sat down with Alfred Music's own Iris & Ron Manus, two legends in the music publishing industry. Our conversations stemmed from Iris's history of her journey to the industry, how publishing has changed since she began working at Alfred in the 1940s, what she sees for the future of the industry, and more. -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook-Instagram-LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
37:60
February 16, 2021
Ep. 16: Dr. Jennifer Hall
Dr. Jennifer Hall an executive coach, leadership trainer, and assessment author. She's been working with SWIM as the executive coach for the SWIM Leadership Summit and also some virtual coaching she's been doing with our SWIM Scholarship recipients. On this episode, we sit down and chat with her about the SWIM Leadership Summit, what her work entails, and what you can expect if you're selected to participate in the 2021 Summit.  Applications are open! You have until the end of February to apply for the Summit. To learn more and apply for the SWIM Summit, please visit http://smartwomeninmusic.org/swim-summit/  -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook -Instagram -LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
36:03
February 2, 2021
Ep 15: Elisa Janson Jones
To kick off Season 2 of SWIM Masters, we sat down with Elisa Janson Jones, the Director of Operations for the Conn-Selmer Institute. From the classroom to Conn-Selmer, Elisa has left her mark in the music education world, by tapping into the virtual space to bring education workshops to educators all across the country and the world.  Elisa is hosting a session for Believe in Music Week: The 7 Business Skills Every Music Teacher Needs to Create and Grow a Thriving Music Program on Thursday, January 21, at 12pm.  Register for Believe in Music Week here: https://attend.believeinmusic.tv/register To listen to Elisa's podcast Music Ed Mentor, please visit: https://www.musicedmentor.com/listen -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook-Instagram-LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
58:14
January 19, 2021
Ep 14: Crystal Morris
On the season finale of SWIM Masters, Natalie sits down with Crystal Morris, the CEO/President of Gator Cases and third founder of Smart Women in Music. We talk about growing up in the music industry, why mentorship is important, and what SWIM has in store for 2021!   To learn more about Gator Cases please visit: www.gatorcases.com -- That's a wrap on Season 1 of SWIM Masters! Thank you to everyone who has been tuning in since we launched at the end of June! Your support truly means a lot.  From all of us at SWIM, we wish you a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season and we will see you in January 2021! -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook-Instagram-LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
31:30
December 15, 2020
Ep. 13: Karen Dunn
On this episode of SWIM Masters, Natalie and Stephanie sit down with Karen Dunn. She currently runs her own business, KMD Productions, has been a pioneer in virtual mentoring and networking events in the Pro Audio space, and has planned the TEC Awards for 36 years.  To learn more about KMD Productions and her various events please visit: www.kmdpro.com To learn more about the TEC Awards, please visit: www.tecawards.org -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook-Instagram-LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
39:23
December 1, 2020
Ep 12: Laura Penrose
On this episode of #SWIMMasters, we sit down with Laura Penrose, owner of Nick Rail Music in California. We talk about what her first year owning a business was like in a pandemic, her journey in the music industry, and how she balances working full time while having a family!  To learn more about Nick Rail Music visit: www.nickrailmusic.com.  -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook-Instagram-LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
43:40
November 17, 2020
Ep. 11 Tiffany Miranda
On this episode of #SWIMMasters, Natalie and Stephanie sit down with Tiffany "Delilah" Miranda, President and Founder of Girls Make Beats, an organization that empowers young women to become music producers, DJs, and audio engineers. We talk to Tiffany all about her journey into the music industry and how Girls Make Beats has evolved today, especially throughout the pandemic.  Tiffany and Girls Make Beats were featured in Forbes! Check it out here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/melissarowley/2020/10/11/empowering-the-music-industrys--next-generation-of-djs-producers--engineers-this-artist-is-helping-girls-make-beats/ To learn about Girls Make Beats please visit: www.girlsmakebeats.org -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook-Instagram-LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.  
47:59
November 2, 2020
Ep. 10: Stacey Swanson
On this episode of SWIM Masters, we sit down with Stacey Swanson, who is currently the Editor in Chief at In Tune Partners and Senior Project Manager at Practicing Musician. We talk about her years as an educator, her career at Music & Arts and how being an advocate for Music Education is so important.  Facebook Groups to Join: -Music Educators for Online Learning -Music Ed Advocates Click here for the Strengths Finder Test. To learn about the Give a Note Foundation please visit: www.giveanote.org -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook-Instagram-LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
59:53
October 20, 2020
Ep. 9: Kit Culpepper
On this episode of SWIM Masters, we sit down with Kit Culpepper, Director of Channel Strategy at Martin Guitar. We talk about all things self-care and how our own personal mindset is important to moving forward in our own careers. To learn more about Martin Guitar, visit: www.martinguitar.com -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook-Instagram-LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
37:47
October 6, 2020
Ep. 8: Kristi Jacobsen
On this episode of SWIM Masters, we sit down with Kristi Jacobsen, Senior Manager of Customer Service at Alfred Music and founder of Broken Glass Media, a podcast management and launch consultation company for music and creative entrepreneurs. View the USC Annenberg Study here: www.assets.uscannenberg.org/docs/aii-inclusion-recording-studio-20200117.pdf Learn more about Broken Glass Media and get in contact with Kristi, please visit: www.brokenglassmediallc.com Listen to the Broken Glass Podcast: www.brokenglassmediallc.com/podcast -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook-Instagram-LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
46:35
September 22, 2020
Ep. 7: Suzanne D'Addario Brouder
On this episode of #SWIMMasters, we sit down with the Executive Director of the D'Addario Foundation, Suzanne D'Addario Brouder. We talk about the family business, how she got involved with the foundation, all the work the Foundation does to support girls in music, and much more.  To learn more about the D'Addario Foundation please visit: www.daddariofoundation.org To learn about the Music Education for Girls Initiative: http://daddariofoundation.org/about/music-education-for-girls-initiative To learn about the College Scholarship Fund and all the recipients: http://daddariofoundation.org/about/college-scholarship-fund  To learn about the D'Addario Foundation's Women in Guitar Scholarship at the Musicians Institute: https://scholarships.mi.edu/scholarships/daddario-women-in-guitar-scholarship/ -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook-Instagram-LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
31:36
September 8, 2020
Ep. 6: Becki Barabas
Episode 6 welcomes Becki Barabas the Manager of Global Product & Business Development Support for Harman International. We talk all about Becki's career journey in the pro-audio world, to her work giving back to others. A big thank you to Becki and Harman for sending the new AKG Lyra microphone!  Learn more about the AKG Lyra. Learn more about A Walk on Water. Special shoutout to Stephanie Lamond for joining as co-host! -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook -Instagram -LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
50:39
August 25, 2020
Ep. 5: Robin Walenta
In this episode of SWIM Masters, join us as we sit down with one of the co-founders of Smart Women in Music and CEO of West Music, Robin Walenta. West Music -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook -Instagram -LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
29:23
August 11, 2020
Ep. 4: Laura B. Whitmore
In this episode of SWIM Masters, join us as we sit down with Laura Whitmore, founder of The Women's International Music Network, The She Rocks Awards, and current Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid. The Women's International Music Network Girl (The Album) The Power of Nice -- Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook -Instagram -LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
36:17
July 28, 2020
Ep. 3 Moya Nkruma
In this episode of SWIM Masters, join us as we sit down with Moya Nkruma, Artist Marketing at Fender for Black Culture & Music: Representing Black Music & Culture: R&B/Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel. Here is the Elite Daily article mentioned at the beginning of the episode: https://www.elitedaily.com/p/fenders-moya-nkruma-is-the-woman-behind-your-coolest-rock-guitar-fantasy-19291076 Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. We'd love to hear your feedback! Follow Us here: -Facebook -Instagram -LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
45:40
July 14, 2020
Ep. 2: Lisa Steele-MacDonald
In this episode of SWIM Masters, join us as we sit down with Lisa Steele-MacDonald, Director of Vertical Marketing for Yamaha.  Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. Follow Us here: -Facebook -Instagram -LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison.
24:55
June 29, 2020
Ep. 1 - DeDe Heid
In the first episode of SWIM Masters, join us as we sit down with DeDe Heid, Executive Vice President of Heid Music in Wisconsin, as well as one of the founders of Smart Women in Music.  You can learn more about Heid Music by visiting www.heidmusic.com. Learn more about SWIM at www.smartwomeninmusic.org. Follow Us here: -Facebook -Instagram -LinkedIn This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond and Natalie Morrison. 
33:52
May 25, 2020
Welcome to SWIM Masters
SWIM Masters, a podcast dedicated to help connect, grow, and support women in the music products industry through the Smart Women in Music Fund. Episodes will air twice a month and feature conversations with various women across the industry. Be sure to join the Smart Women in Music Facebook group for your chance to submit questions for all upcoming guests.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!  Learn more at www.smartwomeninmusic.org This episode was co-produced and edited by Stephanie Lamond & Natalie. Morrison.
01:02
May 21, 2020