BMI Presents 'She Is The Conversation'

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) has announced She Is The Conversation, a series of videos created in partnership with She Is The Music, highlighting the importance of representation for all women in music. Premiering on BMI.com, this new initiative features six conversations between notable music industry executives, established creatives, and rising talents, sharing their personal experiences and perspectives on driving meaningful change and creating greater opportunities for women in the music business.

She Is the Conversation features six candid and inspiring discussions between talents such as Apple Music radio host and country singer/songwriter Rissi Palmer and Americana singer/songwriter and activist Allison Russell, celebrated songwriter/producer/publisher and educator Kara Dioguardi and country sensation Ingrid Andress, songwriting powerhouse Justin Tranter and music publishing executive Katie Vinten, multi-hyphenate artist/writer/producer/publisher Tayla Parx and emerging singer/songwriter Lara Andersson, and musician and lyricist Carmen Reece and international hitmaker Jin Jin.

"BMI is proud to support She Is The Music in helping enhance the voice and perspective of female songwriters, producers, artists and beyond, in all endeavors of the music business,” said Barbara Cane, Vice President, Worldwide Creative. “These discussions offer invaluable insight into the journeys and shared experiences among creators and professionals across genres and throughout the industry. It is our hope that She Is The Conversation will inspire meaningful change through honest dialogue.”

Visit BMI’s She Is The Conversation to view all six discussions.


Rissi Palmer & Allison Russell

Rissi Palmer is an accomplished country singer/songwriter and Apple Music radio host who has been helping expand the boundaries of the genre via her show “Color Me Country with Rissi Palmer.” Allison Russell is a versatile Canadian singer/songwriter and outspoken activist in Nashville’s thriving Americana community. In a candid exchange about their experiences in their respective communities and genre, these two music creators delve into the power of songwriting, the defeating effect of tokenism and the urgency to move beyond the single narrative.


Kara DioGuardi & Ingrid Andress

GRAMMY-nominated songwriter, producer, performer, music publisher, A&R executive, author, mentor and former judge on American Idol, Kara Dioguardi sits down with her three-time GRAMMY nominated protégé, Ingrid Andress, to talk about their respective journeys in the industry, the power of supporting other women creatives and the joys of breaking boundaries.


Justin Tranter & Katie Vinten – Part 1 and 2

From frontman of a glam-rock band to one of the most in-demand songwriters in pop, Justin Tranter has a wealth of experience in all areas of the industry. With him at each turn has been music executive and ally Katie Vinten. In this candid exchange, Tranter and Vinten share lessons on the significance of empowering others and the responsibility of using their platforms to affect change.


Tayla Parx & Lara Andersson

Already a notable name in the music industry for writing hits for Ariana Grande, Panic! At the Disco, Khalid & Normani, GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter/publisher Tayla Parx is now turning her attention towards mentoring the next generation of songwriters. In this episode, Parx sits down with singer/songwriter Lara Andersson, a burgeoning talent signed to Parx Publishing who has collaborated with writers like Steve Mac, Justin Tranter, Diplo and Fred Gibson, among others, to talk about creating a new blueprint for success on their own terms.


Carmen Reece & Jin Jin

Songwriters Carmen Reece and Jin Jin are steadily making names for themselves by helping to shape the sound of some of today’s biggest pop hits. Having written for the likes of Kanye West, Jess Glynne, Ariana Grande, Raye, Becky G and countless others between them, the two friends discuss the impact of technology on their creative process, finding the right collaborator and the importance of female representation.

Visit BMI’s She Is The Conversation to view all six discussions.

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