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1 week ago

Rock Icon Sheryl Crow on New Album ‘Be Myself’ and Female Empowerment

“To be honest, I thought Be Myself was a corny title” Sheryl Crow says, “ but Jeff Trott kept saying this has to be the title, it’s what the record is all about.” Fans and many others have learned that, Sheryl, 55, is authentically herself and happily stands out amongst her peers when it comes […]

1 week ago

Gina Schock Talks the Early Days of The Go-Go’s

The Go-Go’s are the the most successful all female band and were a staple of 80’s pop music. Pop wasn’t even the genre they are based in. The Go-Go’s were a punk band, and still are at heart. They were a group of women who wrote and arranged all of their own music. Which, at […]

1 week ago

Haim Teases Fans with Short Clip Pointing to New Music April 27

Early on April 20, Haim posted a short clip with the caption, “April 27, 2017,” leaving fans chomping at the bit for the band’s second studio album. Since the success of the sisters’ Grammy nominated debut in 2013, they’ve toured and grown their fan base. Along with this video teaser, billboards have been popping up in […]

2 weeks ago

An Open Letter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Women Merit Conversation

By Desarae Gabrielle and Lily Grae Recently, Inspirer released a series on the women the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has overlooked. This week, the corresponding video featuring the women in the series went viral, with nearly 100,000 shares and 5 million views and counting. Our video has been acknowledged by the Rock and […]

2 weeks ago

THE “NEVERTHELESS” PORTRAIT PROJECT: INSPIRING WOMEN, WEEK 2

Once a week Inspirer will feature a selection of drawings by our staff photographer, Annie Govekar. The drawings are part of the “Nevertheless” portrait project which feature inspiring women and their quotes. This week the “Nevertheless” portraits will be highlighting women featured in Inspirer’s “Induct These Women” series. Stevie Nicks Quote taken from Interview magazine, 2001. […]

2 weeks ago

Anne Barlinckhoff, Inspired by the Confidence and Vulnerability of Women

Fine art photographer Anne Barlinckhoff captures women in their most sensual, intimate forms through her vivid, powerful imagery. It’s clear that her subjects put their utmost trust in the Dutch artist. In an article for Vogue Italia this past December, the artist stated: “I am inspired by love, life and loss and all those moments […]

2 weeks ago

Country Music’s Sunny Sweeney Talks ‘Trophy’ and Choosing Your Tribe

Honest. That’s the first word that comes to mind after hearing Sunny Sweeney’s latest release and fourth studio album, “Trophy.” Sweeney writes unapologetically, with a no-holds-barred approach. Her songs are equal parts endearing and relatable, steeped in country roots. We caught up with the singer-songwriter while she was on the road and talked “Trophy,” writing with […]

2 weeks ago

Heart: “Work to Perfect What You Want to Say in Universal Words”

Rock & roll’s sister duo, Ann and Nancy Wilson, recently released a new album, “Beautiful Broken,” filled with re-recorded demos. We had the chance to ask the women about their history in rock, inspirations and what they would want to be remembered for. You both write almost all of Heart’s songs – something uncommon in […]

2 weeks ago

Streaming Saved the Industry, Not the Artist

In case you haven’t heard, streaming is saving the music industry. Music sales brought in $7.65 billion last year, and the industry saw its first double digit increase in sales since the late ‘90s. The majority of that revenue is coming from streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. Actually, according to Billboard, streaming revenue […]

2 weeks ago

The Queen of Gospel, Cece Winans Talks Inspiration, Writing, and What Led Her to Gospel Music

Multi-platinum selling artist and Detroit native Cece Winans is back after a decade hiatus from the music business. From an early age, gospel music was a big part of her life. With both parents being musicians and growing up singing in church, it’s no surprise this would be Winans’s path. Since her first album, “Alone […]