Excerpt from the interview: Paula Boggs on Business, Music and Finding Your True North
By Tara Low
As seen on guitargirlmag.com
October 7, 2015
Whenever I ask the question, “What’s the best piece of advice you would give someone about pursuing a career in music?” the answers are always – be tough and practice, practice, practice. With your vast background, what’s the best piece of advice you would give to an aspiring young woman choosing a career – whether it be music, technology, medical, legal, business, or serving in the Armed Forces?
“Not always, of course, but too often, it’s just frankly harder to be a woman in some of these professions, even today. Trina Shoemaker is one of only a handful — as in one can probably count on two hands — female music producer/engineers of any renown. Trina “made” it by working really, really hard, sometimes being in the right place at the right time, trying never to burn a bridge, learning from the best, and developing tools to shut out the inevitable negative noise wafting her way. It’s a good recipe.”