In this episode of LIVE: Front & Center, the Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN) welcomes Misa Van Allen, founder of Color of Music Collective! Host Myki Angeline talks with Misa Van Allen about the mission of Color of Music Collective to amplify the voices of people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals working in the music industry. Mia gives advice to POC and LGBTQ+ individuals who want to work in music. Plus, she opens up about the imposter syndrome she has faced as a Black woman in business.
About Color of Music Collective
The music business isn’t easy – for anyone. Our industry has long been critiqued for its lack of diversity and representation of people of color and the LGBTQ+ community, both for artists and business professionals. It is too easy to feel like the only one in the room. We want to encourage younger generations that they can be different and succeed in the music business too. That’s why we have created this space to expand the public discussion and promotion of underrepresented communities within the music industry.
Mission Statement: The Color of Music Collective was started to amplify the voices of people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals working in the music industry. Our goal is to change the lack of representation for these groups in music by uniting our communities. We want to hear from the crew, production team, photographers, A&R, artist managers, promoters — you name it. https://www.colorofmusiccollective.com/