July 5th, 2022

VTSS

Following the extra-curricular electronica of her Projections EP for Technicolour released earlier this year, Polish techno misfit VTSS takes another sharp turn as an artist in ascendance with the vocal-led mutant pop of her long awaited and highly speculated debut for Ninja Tune, Circulus Vitiosus. Across four tracks, her musical character steps further into the light, backed up by razor-sharp production. Today, alongside unveiling with Circulus Vitiosus, the meaning behind her alias, VTSS (real name Martyna Maja) shares hypnotic new single “Incredibly Annoying” alongside a striking video directed by Furmaan Ahmed and Vasso Vujovic (who have previously shot Willow Smith, SOPHIE and Dorian Electra).

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June 15th, 2022

Kadhja Bonet

LA-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Kadhja Bonet releases hypnotic, Kate Bush-esqe new single ‘JGS’ (Just Getting Started) on Ninja Tune. It’s another highly personal release for the supremely talented vocalist who, when discussing the single, says that “my inspiration for JGS was my post partum depression. I often write what I need to hear and not what I want to say… this song is meant to remind you of the many opportunities for happiness you still have”.

The accompanying video is Bonet’s first directing project in over a decade. “I haven’t really truly directed anything in some time, and with good reason. It’s terrifying” she explains, “It’s challenging to negotiate so many people’s skills, egos and schedules and for an introvert it’s quite overwhelming. I got very lucky with this production team and executive producer, Cole Santiago. As hard as it was to do – it was very liberating”. The striking video features dancer Leanna Bremond who portrays Kadhja throughout, “my least favourite part of my job is having to be visible, so working with Leanna allowed me to represent myself without being seen”.

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May 31st, 2022

Following the extra-curricular electronica of her Projections EP for Technicolour, released earlier this year, London based, Polish producer VTSS (real name Martyna Maja) takes another sharp turn with new single ‘Make You Scream’ – a vocal-led mutant pop track which marks her debut for Ninja Tune and a new era for VTSS as an artist. Accompanied by a striking video, directed by Furmaan Ahmed (who has previously shot Willow Smith, SOPHIE and Dorian Electra), the release sees VTSS’s musical character step further into the light, backed up by razor-sharp production.

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February 17th, 2022

What is the Arts Lead Sheet? It is a resource for finding grants, jobs, opportunities in the arts. It started as an ad-hoc e-mail list a few years. We are now bringing it back as a feature on FEMMUSIC. It is not restricted to music but encompasses all of the arts. Miss something? Look at the archives at: 

https://femmusic.com/wp/index.php/category/the-arts-lead-sheet/

Grants

Music Forward Scholarships – March 31, 2022

https://musicforwardfoundation.org/programs/scholarships/

Jobs

Global Customer Service & D2C Engagement (Ninja Tune) – London, UK – February 18, 2022

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/globalcustomerservice-d2c-ninjatune-london

Artist Manager (Young Artists) – Los Angeles, CA – February 25, 2022

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/artist-manager-young-artists-los-angeles

Head of Marketing & Communication (Kings Place Music Foundation) – UK – February 28, 2022

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/headofmarketingcommunications-kingsplace-uk

Community Support Assistant (Association of Independent Music) – London, UK

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/communitysupportassistant-aim-london

Assistant to Chief Operating Office (Association of Independent Music) – London, UK

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/assistantchiefoperatingofficer-aim-london

Digital Marketing Assistant (Association of Independent Music) – London, UK

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/digitalmarketingassistant-aim-london

Licensing Manager (Warp) – Los Angeles, CA – March 7, 2022

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/licensingmanager-warprecords-losangeles

First Nations Programming Manager (QMusic) – Brisbane, AU

https://thebrag.com/jobs/ad/first-nations-programming-manager/

Mastering Booking Coordinator (Studios301) – Sydney, AU

https://thebrag.com/jobs/ad/mastering-bookings-coordinator/

Streaming Manager (Mushroom Group) – Sydney, AU

https://thebrag.com/jobs/ad/streaming-manager-2/

Opportunities

Denver Women’s Press Club – Unknown Writers Contest – February 23, 2022

https://dwpconline.org/outreach/unknown-writers-contest/

Electric Forest Festival – Creator Submissions

https://electricforestfestival.com/participate/plug-in/creator-incubator/

NPR Tiny Desk Contest – March 14, 2022

https://tinydeskcontest.npr.org/2022/open/

Events 

BACKLINE + LOVE4LIVE ANNOUNCE TOUR HEALTH + WELLNESS WORKSHOP FOR TOURING PROFESSIONALS – February 22, 2022 – 12pm PST

https://backline.care/tour-health-workshop/

Indie Weekly: Insurance In the Music Industry – February 22, 2022 – 4pm EST

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indie-weekly-54-insurance-in-the-music-industry-tickets-250515507627

NWC: Demystifying Mastering – February 24, 2022 – 2pm EST

https://nwcwebinars.com/mastering

Building an Inclusive and Authentic Brand on Social Media – February 24, 2022 – 4pm EST

https://www.thewiesuite.com/events

Music Business Association: Effective Rights Management: The Orfium Suite – February 24, 2022 – 3pm EST

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VsOzvW7OTfGRsSUbD8jyxA

FILM FESTIVAL MASTERY – How to Get into Top-Tier Film Festivals & Advance Your Career! – February 24, 2022 – 11am PST

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-festival-masteryhow-to-get-into-top-tier-fests-advance-your-career-registration-262212804557?aff=moviemakervip

Creative Capital: Instagram for Artists – March 3, 2022 – 7pm EST

https://donate.creative-capital.org/event/instagram-for-artists/e382980

Creative Capital: A Sustainable Creative Life: Relationships and Ecosystems – March 7, 2022 – 7pm EST

https://donate.creative-capital.org/event/a-sustainable-creative-life-relationships-and-ecosystems/e377154

Creative Capital: A Sustainable Creative Life: Community and Opportunities – April 4, 2022 – 7pm EST

https://donate.creative-capital.org/event/a-sustainable-creative-life-community-and-opportunities/e377169

Creative Capital: Social Media for Social Practice Artists – May 4, 2022 – 7pm EST

https://donate.creative-capital.org/event/social-media-for-social-practice-artists/e382984

 

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July 25th, 2021

What is the Arts Lead Sheet? It is a resource for finding grants, jobs, opportunities in the arts. It started as an ad-hoc e-mail list a few years. We are now bringing it back as a feature on FEMMUSIC. It is not restricted to music but encompasses all of the arts. Miss something? Look at the archives at: 

https://femmusic.com/wp/index.php/category/the-arts-lead-sheet/

Grants

Jobs

Director of Development – New Music USA

https://newmusicusa.org/who-we-are/our-people/careers/director-of-development/

Director of Finance & Administration – New Music USA

https://newmusicusa.org/who-we-are/our-people/careers/director-of-finance-and-administration/

Digital Associate – New Music USA

https://newmusicusa.org/who-we-are/our-people/careers/digital-associate/

Volunteer Marketing Chair – Denver Startup Week – Denver, CO

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2620525889/?utm_campaign=website&utm_source=Denver%20Startup%20Week&utm_medium=Email

E-commerce Marketing Manager – London

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/e-commerce-marketing-manager-spitfire-audio

Streaming Analytics Coordinator – USA

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/streaming-analytics-coordinator-secretly-group

Marketing Assistant – London

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/marketing-assistant-ninja-tune-london-uk

Music Supervisor / Producer – London

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/music-supervisor-producer-siren

Associate Music Supervisor / Production Assistant – London

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/associate-music-supervisor-production-assistant-siren

Label Assistant and Junior PM – London

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/label-assistant-and-junior-pm-big-dada

Head of Curation – London

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/head-of-curation-keakie

Composer Assistant – London

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/composer-assistant-atc-management

Publicity Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/publicity-assistant-ninja-tune

Westword Fellowship – Denver, CO

https://www.westword.com/news/westword-has-immediate-opening-for-news-reporting-fellow-12041055

Opportunities

PRS Power Up – Black Music Creators – UK

https://prsfoundation.com/power-up-participant-programme/

Events

Canadian Music Week – How to Create a Memorable Vocal Performance – July 27, 2021 – 2pm EST

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LwrkVsWMR7Sd2ze5qVUqqQ

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March 16th, 2021

Hiatus Kaiyote announces their new album Mood Variant out June 25 on Brainfeeder Records/Ninja Tune with the release of the single “Get Sun.”

Hiatus Kaiyote is a Melbourne band made up of Nai Palm” Saalfield (guitar, vocals), Paul Bender (bass), Simon Mavin (keys), and Perrin Moss (drums). The have been nominated for Grammys twice.

The six year journey of the album originally began on the road, as they began to add new material to their live sets in while touring in support of Choose Your Weapon. By the fall of 2018, backing tracks had largely been laid, ready for Nai’s vocals. Then, during a brief swing through the U.S., Hiatus’s frontwoman was diagnosed with breast cancer. “That was a massive scare,” recalls Nai. Her mother’s death from the same disease was never far from her mind. Nai rushed back to Australia and into the hospital, where she underwent a life-saving mastectomy. As Nai recovered, the band turned back to their work with altered perspectives. Her lyrics, even those written before her illness, took on a prescient quality. It wasn’t until a trip to Rio de Janeiro in late-2019 to work with legendary Brazilian arranger Arthur Verocai on “Get Sun” that the vibe of the entire album shifted.

 

This is apparent in this first single Hiatus Kaiyote is sharing today, “Get Sun” featuring Arthur Verocai. The track came together during a session in Australia’s Byron Bay. “It was really exciting and fun to play at the time,” recalls Perrin Moss. The song took a transcontinental trip to finish. Perrin had introduced the band to the work of Brazilian arranger Arthur Verocai, whose self-titled 1970s album, Perrin says, “changed my world.”

Verocai agreed to add strings and horns and asked if the band would be attending the session in Rio de Janeiro. Nai Palm says: “We were like, ‘That would be amazing, but we could never afford it.’” The band eventually engineered a mini-tour to pay for the flights, and both the schlep and the expense ended up yielding a spiritual, tearful experience for the band— the kindness of Verocai and the alchemy of Brazil left them inspired to create two more tracks for the LP in an all-night session.

“When you think your life is going to be taken away from you, it makes you think about who you are,” Nai says. “I guess after the breast cancer scare I decided that I needed to prove to life that the offering I have is genuine. My only wish is to live and offer my experience of time and beauty.”

https://www.instagram.com/hiatuskaiyote/

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