September 30th, 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:


Mophrat Grants for Artist’ Practice – October 1, 2021

Photo Green Book Residency – October 1, 2021

Dots Between Residency – October 1, 2021

Artadia Awards – Atlanta, GA – October 1, 2021

Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship – October 4, 2021

Jerwood Arts 1:1 Fund – UK – October 4, 2021

NARS International Residency Program – Brooklyn, NY –  October 4, 2021

Mirante Xique-Xique Research Residency – Chapada Diamantina, Brazil – October 10, 2021

Foundwork Artist Prize – October 10, 2021

Art Omi Residencies – Ghent, NY – October 15, 2021

Artadia Awards – Houston, TX – October 15, 2021

Colorado Arts Relief Grant – November 2, 2021

National Endowment for the Humanities – January 12, 2022

National Endowment for the Arts – February 11, 2022


Digital Account Manager – London, UK

Head of Promotions – London, UK

Operations Executive – London, UK

Creator Marketing Lead – Berlin, Germany

Co-Founder – Berlin, Germany

Marketing Manager – London, UK

Music Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA

Food & Drink Paid Intern – Denver, CO

Culture Editor – Denver, CO



Music Biz: Discovery and Promotion in the Age of Metadata – October 7, 2021 – 3-4pm EST

Audio Engineering Society Fall Convention – October 16-31, 2021

Rocky Mountain Audio Video Expo – November 3-4, 2021

Music Biz: The Arrival of Immersive Music & Expanded Possibilities – November 4, 2021 – 2-3pm EST

Music Biz: Music Copyright Needs an Overhaul – Here’s How – November 18, 2021 – 2-3pm EST

Music Biz: Leveraging Lyrics: Extract Value From Your Songs, New and Old – December 2, 2021 – 2-3pm EST Virtual Conference – December 4-5, 2021

Music Biz: Transforming Marketing Buzz Into Revenue for Your Artist Brand – December 9, 2021 – 2-3pm EST






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July 5th, 2019

Westword Music Showcase
Denver, CO
June 29, 2019
Photos by Lisa Dibbern, Justine Johnson, and David A. Barber

@denverwestword, @denversjourneygirl, @lolitaworldwide, @GoraGoraOrkestar, @thecrimesceneband, @venusismusic, @liptruce, @TheVelveteers, @spirettesmusic,  @starjammer303, @YaSimuse, @TheAlcapones, @LadyGangMusic, @EnvyAlo, @losmocochetes, @bluekingsmusic @shaedband, @thatgirlbishop, @CHVRCHES,  @Slowcaves, @plasmacanvas, @Cheap-Perfume-213503758742148, #RockOnColo

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June 14th, 2019

SHAED Summer 2019 Smaller - Shervin Lainez

Shaed –  Chelsea Lee

Westword Music Showcase

Denver, CO

June 29, 2019

If you haven’t heard of Shaed recently you haven’t been listening. Their song “Trampoline” has been rocketing up the charts after being featured in an Apple MacBook Air commercial. The band’s recent release is the Melt EP and includes songs like “Thunder”

Shaed is coming to the 25th Anniversary Westword Music Showcase on June 29, 2019. This showcase is filled with local bands, as well as national and international headliners including CHVCHES.

FEMMUSIC had a recent e-mail interview with Chelsea Lee about the band’s amazing journey.

FEMMUSIC: What was the biggest challenge making Melt?

CL: I think one of the biggest challenges was choosing what songs made the most sense to release for this chapter of our careers. We had written so many songs for Melt and wanted to make sure we were creating a cohesive EP. We ended up choosing the songs that best reflected our musical journey at the time.

FEMMUSIC: How did you approach making Melt differently from Just Wanna See?

CL: Just Wanna See was a collection of some of the first songs we had written together – we weren’t living with each other at the time so the songwriting process was a bit all over the place. Max and Spencer would send me tracks, or bits and pieces of songs, and I would try to contribute in whatever way I could from afar. Now we all live in a house right outside of DC with a studio, so it makes writing so much more fun and convenient. Obviously, our songwriting has grown and evolved over the years as well.

ISOU_Thunder Cover Art

FEMMUSIC: Tell me about “Trampoline.” How did the song form in the band? How has the song’s breakout from Apple changed your lives?

Trampoline was the second song we wrote in our house. It started with us watching old home videos of Max and Spencer and there was one clip of them where they are about 3 or 4 jumping on a trampoline. This sparked the first lyric – “I’ve been having dreams, jumping on a trampoline” and from there we tried to create an ethereal song about embracing your fears.

Apple was a huge, huge blessing for us – the commercial was seen all over the world, so it definitely expanded our audience. The commercial has opened so many doors for us – “Trampoline” is doing really well at alternative and pop radio and we’re playing almost every single festival this year, including Summer Sonic in Japan, so it has been amazing.

FEMMUSIC: I’ve heard you’ve been working with various producers lately. Who would be your ideal choice of a producer to work with? Why?

CL: This is such a tough question because there are so many incredible musicians, producers, mixers, etc. in this industry that we would die to work with. A big one for us is Mark Ronson, because everything he touches is gold.

FEMMUSIC: Can you describe your songwriting technique?

CL: Our songwriting is super collaborative. We generally wake up in the morning, have breakfast, and then walk into our studio to write. We generally try to write songs organically with an acoustic guitar or piano and then build out a track from there.

FEMMUSIC: What song (not your own) has had the biggest influence on you and why?

CL: Again we have been influenced by so many people – Frank Sinatra, HER, Radio Head to name the tiniest few.

FEMMUSIC: What challenges, if any, have you faced as a woman in the music industry? And how did you overcome them?

CL: To be honest, I don’t see many challenges. I feel like being a female in this industry is super empowering for me. Being on stage, singing songs that we’ve written together is such an amazing feeling and makes me feel like super woman. I just want to encourage young girls and women to follow their dreams… as corny as that sounds.

FEMMUSIC: Whom would you most like to collaborate with, or tour with? Why?

CL: Right now – SZA. Her latest album was on repeat for weeks and was so incredibly inspiring.

FEMMUSIC: What’s one thing would you like to change about the music industry?

CL: Hmmm not sure 🙂


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June 26th, 2018
Westword Music Showcase – Denver, CO – June 23, 2018 –
Photos by Justine Johnson
and David A. Barber

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