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Jen Gloeckner

How would you describe your music?

Experimental, celestial, different

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

I am the songwriter, producer, etc. In the studio, I normally record myself, and then bring in a mixer at the end. My husband is my manager, and together we make most of the decisions.

Describe your gear.

"Martin acoustic guitars, Vox and Ampeg amp. Roland RD-700 Keyboard. Mini Moog, Woodpecker Mic."

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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?

It depends on the crowd you are targeting. Young teenage boys are more likely to listen to electric guitar driven indie bands. My music seems to attract more of an older crowd, which is probably not the biggest music buying crowd. But I think they relate more to my music.

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Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?

I think the music business has changed drastically for everyone, whether man or woman. Everyone, even those who have been in the business for years seem to be lost on what to do to market an artist. This makes things difficult, because it is very hard to get good advise or help from others. At the same time, it opens many doors and allows for creative marketing. It seems like their really are no rules now. The social media sites are the biggest blessing, as they let you take the music directly to the listener.

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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?

The best advise I have ever received, and can give is to stay true to yourself. If you try to sound like someone else to make others happy, it is not going to work. You need to develop your own sounds and style, and do that the best you can.

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

I have been playing piano since a young child. I started playing guitar in my early 20's, as it gave me another way to express myself.