This panel, moderated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, will trace the history, challenges and changing roles of women working in the music industry. We’ll examine the business relationships of booking agents, managers, record label executives and publicists with female artists and the resulting influence of their successes, as well as the future of gender roles in the music industry.
JIM HENKE is the vice president of exhibitions and curatorial affairs at the Rock Hall and has been an essential component in the success of the Museum since its conception. Prior to coming to the Museum, Henke was a writer and editor for Rolling Stone magazine for fifteen years, and he was the VP of product development at Elektra Records. Henke has also published biographies on John Lennon, Bob Marley and Jim Morrison.
MAGGIE VAIL has worked at Kill Rock Stars for over 17 years and is currently the Vice President. She is well versed in marketing, promotion, and artist development. She is also a musician and activist. Maggie was one of the original organizers of the first Ladyfest in Olympia, WA, as well as Bands Against Bush. She's played in over ten different bands in the past 19 years She is currently a member of Forbidden Friends and working on a solo project.
JENNY ELISCU is a journalist, radio host and all-around music geek. She has written for Rolling Stone magazine since 1999, and DJs on Sirius XM, hosting afternoons on the platform's indie rock channel, XMU, and mornings on AAA channel The Spectrum. Eliscu also does A&R consulting for Canvasback Music.
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