|Conquest Graphics in Pennsylvania came through for us, once again, with a $2,500 Free printing grant! As fortune continues to smile upon us, we ventured into the second issue of Musicman Magazine to feature Men Who Pluck Strings! Three is the charm and our third issue of Musicwoman Magazine is magic! This is what we do with our grant, promote talented and often unsung sheroes and heroes in the music industry.|
In 2014, when we won our first grant, we published the first Catalog of Women in Arts & Business. For three more years, we published this catalog that enabled us to earn income from advertisement. By 2019, we published the first issue of Musicwoman Magazine featuring some of our members stories. The second issue featured Seasoned Women Musicians and Young Lionesses. The third issue is about Women Who Pluck Strings. All of these women have weathered the storm of the male-dominated music industry to emerge as sirens of hope and joy.
The first issue of Musicman Magazine emerged quite naturally, following a jazz festival produced by one of our musical male members, Melton Mustafa, Jr. who brought us the stories of two dynamic duos for the second issue. All in all, the printing grant boosted our mission by 1000%. Our nonprofit is in its 14th year of promoting women musicians, globally. This grant helped us do that in a very big way and, now, we are able to promote men in music, as well.
The year of the pandemic, 2020 presented insurmountable challenges for people, worldwide. Musicians had to throw on their amazing technicolor dream coats and wave their wands to make music through Zoom, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Their Tales from the Dusty Trail will catapult these publications into a long-lasting shelf life. Aside from the musicians highlighted in these magazines, we salute the writers who contributed the articles and interviews. They hail from the East to the West Coast of North America and from Italy, Sweden, Serbia, and China.
This generous printing grant from Conquest Graphics enabled us to brand our company, Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. in a publication that was 10 years in the making. This grant brought our dream to fruition. Now, we can gather more stories and anecdotes for future issues. Meanwhile, members get to enjoy these publications as a benefit of their membership. Non-members get the magazine for a nominal fee that keeps our earnings flowing.
People in the U.S., Europe, and China have enjoyed the read and some joined us in our quest to promote women musicians, globally, by sharing Musicwoman Magazine with their family and friends. Each issue engrosses our readers in the stories, while shining a light on musical icons – women and men who have stood the test of time in the world of classics, jazz, blues, and R&B.
We appreciate the opportunity to uncover talent that many people have overlooked. Without our printing grants for the past seven years, our work would not have been as poignant and memorable. A picture paints a thousand words and the pen is a mighty sword. Our publications show the world who the unsung stars are. We have Conquest Graphics to thank for that privilege.
Much love and appreciate,
Dr. Joan Cartwright, Editor
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The second issue of Musicwoman Magazine was printed through a grant from Conquest Graphics. The company, located in Richmond, VA since 1922, has supported our non-profit Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. with a FREE printing grant for five years.
- In 2014, we won our first grant of $1,000 and published the first catalog
- In 2015, we won $750 and published the second catalog
- We won $1,500 in 2016 and published the third catalog
- In 2018, we won $5,000 and published the first Musicwomen Magazine
- In 2019, we won $2,500 and published the second Musicwoman Magazine
Help us show our appreciation by patronizing www.conquestgraphics.com printing services.
- Where are the women musicians?
- What are they earning compared to male musicians?
- What are the keys to success in the music business?
Musicwoman Magazine is here!
Women musicians earn less than women in other fields.
Find out who and where they are in Musicwoman Magazine!
The Spring 2019 issue of Musicwoman Magazine is receiving rave reviews. We’re moving forward with building the next issue publishing in January 2020. What do we need? Advertisement and articles! The links above will take you to the information you need to advertise and submit an article. WIJSF Members get a deep discount on advertising and have an opportunity to earn a commission on ad sales.
Any corrections or additions to Musicwoman Magazine will be posted here.
- The cover photo of Gayelynn McKinney is credited to Barbara Barefield.
- On p. 28 the paragraph should read: Although researchers have explored the phenomenon of the challenges faced by women musicians, very little prior research has shown that women jazz musicians lack the necessary business skills to succeed. The benefit gained from this research study will be utilized to show young women jazz musicians the importance of business education in this $15.5 billion music industry in the United States (Anonymous, 2016).
Finally, after 10 years of planning, collecting stories, and acquiring advertisers, Musicwoman Magazine is here! The online version will be available for download until the launch: https://issuu.com/joancartwright/docs/musicwomanmagazine2019
Our first launch was on June 18, 2019, in Lake Worth, Florida, hosted at Jazz on J Street by Blanche Williams!
Many thanks to all WIJSF members, advertisers, featured artists, writers, and friends!
Join us here: www.wijsf.com/join.htm
The premiere edition features Gayelynn McKinney, our 340th member and the last drummer to perform with the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin! The inside stories are based upon our members’ experiences with the six keys to success for all musicians and entrepreneurs: branding, marketing, networking, teamwork, negotiation, and accounting.
We plan to grow this publication through subscriptions from our members and the general public. We trust you will enjoy the attention paid to women musicians who have dedicated their lives to producing music to live your life by!
The 4th Catalog of Women in Arts & Business published on March 7, 2018. We printed 3,000 catalogs and sent copies to advertisers and members for distribution. Ten years ago, our marketing team from Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. sat at my dining table to discuss the creation of Musicwoman Magazine©®™. We focused on funding this project and the bottom line was a strong advertisement base. Musicwoman Magazine©®™ is an idea whose time has come! Women musicians are upward bound and need vehicles like this for promotion.
The upside of this venture is the printing grant we competed for and won for five consecutive years from Conquest Graphics in Philadelphia, PA. The grants we won ranged from $750 to $5,000, which enabled us to print our catalog for four years and got us to where we could publish a full-sized magazine, highlighting the work of women musicians, globally!
Dr. Joan Cartwright
Our launch for Musicwoman Magazine is on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Jazz on J Street, hosted by Blanche Williams and Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. The location is
The Book Cellar, 801 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460
After 10 years of planning, the first print edition of Musicwoman Magazine is ready for its sneak preview. https://issuu.com/joancartwright/docs/musicwomanmagazine2019
The word ‘guys’ is forbidden in my Public Speaking class because the word degenders girls and women, lumping them in with boys and men. My students lose two points each time they use it in a speech. This might sound a little harsh but it teaches them to mind their words. It teaches them how unconsciously we say things that may be terribly wrong.
Throughout the centuries women’s writings, music, and stories have been sidelined to the expression of male writers, musicians, and historians. It is time for herstories to be told with the same enthusiasm as have histories.
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