Wise Words From The Most Quotable Women In Music

1This piece explores the wise and valuable council of women in the music industry going back many years, with inspirational and encouraging quotations ranging from general to the wonderfully specific.


Guest post from the 6/8 Music Blog  Independent Female Musicians, Women in the Music Industry + more.

Whenever I get down on myself or lose my inspiration, I turn to women of past and present who are a tad bit wiser than me. For years, my Monday mornings are filled with sipping my coffee and googling quotes about whatever it is I am growing through.
I find clarity and peace in reading the nuggets of inspiration from those who at one point knew exactly what I was going through. This week’s blog is a bit different than our typical post. This week, I’d like to share some wise words that have resounded in my mind weeks after reading them. I encourage you to post, share, retweet, and send to other women in your life who may need this daily dose of inspo. Enjoy! 

xo, Hope


“Now more than ever, it’s incumbent on every one of us to raise up the next generation of female leaders, so at the future Women in Music events, the executive of the year will stand up here and thank a woman for being her mentor. Now it’s time to change the industry for the better. It’s all right here, in how we support each other, in how we’re committed to providing young women with a safer environment free from harassment and discrimination.”

– Julie Greenwald 


  “Thank you for every woman who paved the way for me to be standing in this room doing what I love to do.” – Kehlani


“It’s a new goddamn day and I’m loving it.” – Solange Knowles 


“You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song, it’s just complaining.” – Joni Mitchell


” You can’t copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you’re working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music or it isn’t music.” – Billie Holiday 


“It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald


“I’ve never felt this proud to be a woman in the industry than I do today. And that’s because I actually feel comfortable with every single women that has encouraged me about how crucial it is that the voices that are being heard for the first time is so great.”

– Selena Gomez


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