Courtney speaks to Caity Babs - music journalist and radio host at SiriusXM for the rock channel Octane.
During this episode they discuss how Caity and Courtney met on Instagram, SiriusXM and Octane, how entering a DJ competition started Caity’s career, moving from Canada to LA, interning at MTV, working at the online magazine andPOP, how SiriusXM radio host Jose Mangin was a key mentor for Caity, Spiritbox, discovering new bands and featuring them on radio playlists, what Caity looks for when she checks out new bands on social media, struggling to be taken seriously as a women in the music industry, career advice from Caity’s aunty Wendy, the Vancouver metal scene, how Caity first discovered metal by finding an old Mp3 player on the sidewalk, dealing with online trolls, Nickleback, why the music industry requires a thick skin, the value of networking, Caity’s work with Alice Cooper on the new ‘No Cover’ TV series, changing fashion trends in metal, Ghostmane, and more.
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Good For A Girl
Join Courtney LaPlante, vocalist of Spiritbox, for her latest project - Good For A Girl. This podcast is an inside look at the realities and challenges of being a woman in the music industry, especially the metal scene - which has been male-dominated for a long time and still is today.
Through conversations with Musicians, Radio DJs, Record Executives, and more Courtney explores how their personal experiences of gender inequality influenced and shaped them as they navigated their way along difficult career paths. Because as a woman working in metal, nothing comes easy.
Each episode gives behind-the-scenes insight on how the music industry operates and what life is really like for working musicians. There’s also lots of advice for other women who are struggling to carve out their own path in traditionally male-domainated spaces. With plenty of stories and laughs along the way, Good For A Girl represents a defiant middle finger to the patriarchy.
So join Courtney as she uncovers why each one of her guests are good, for a girl.