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Introducing The "Take Note" Series: Pioneering Music Industry Icons
The only Latin artist to have an E.G.O.T? A woman. One of the architects of Pearl Jam's classic sound? A woman. One of the leaders in the commercialization of hip-hop? A woman. Take note. Women in music is certainly not a new concept.
The month of March ushers in Women's History Month, and the launch of the Recording Academy's new digital series, Take Note. Every day for the month of March we'll be celebrating a new member of just a selection of pioneering industry icons, some you may be familiar with, and some who may have flown under the radar.
In this daily series we will spotlight a selection of familiar pioneering industry icons and those whose contributions have gone under radar. Among them: Tom Tom Magazine founder Mindy Abovitz, rap legend Missy Elliot, soprano Leontyne Price, Pearl Jam sound engineer Karrie Keyes, piano prodigy Vivian Fine, salsa expert Celia Cruz, and bluegrass maven Alison Krauss.
The contributions of women to the craft of music certainly requires more than one month of recognition. However, join us each day this month as we celebrate the people who are crucial to creating the vibrant music industry we know and love.