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Molly Neuman

How would you describe your music?

punk

What is your role in your band? In the studio? In business or marketing decisions?

yes to all.

Describe your gear.

various ludwig 4 piece drum sets

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Do you think being a woman and a musician is different from being a man and a musician? If so, how? Was there a moment that made a difference clear to you?

Yes. When I started, there were fewer musicians so it was more of a freak show. Through my career as both a player and a manager of women musicians I've experienced any number of situations that simply don't come up for men. Issues of appearance, perceived competency either as players or producers etc..

Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?

I'm not quite sure.

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Did anyone ever give you any valuable advice about making your way in the music industry? What advice would you give to a woman musician just starting out?

Various people have but when I started playing there was less access to example or information than there is today. My advice to women is the same as to men: work on your craft, have a point to what you are trying to say, have fun and don't take yourself too seriously.

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

we needed a drummer so I learned.

Related Themes: The First Time