Music Business Trainer & Mentor
Founder & CEO – Women of Substance Music Radio & Podcast
Bree Noble quit her corporate job as a Director of Finance at a US top 15 Opera Company to pursue music. Besides allowing her to use her God-given vocal and songwriting talent, this career shift enabled her to spend more time with her two young daughters.
Bree had a successful 7-year run as a touring singer/songwriter including 3 album releases, several songwriting and artist awards including Best Female Vocalist at the Inland Empire Music Award (2007), and an opportunity to sing the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium in front of 60,000 people.
Birth of a Podcast:
In 2007, during her time as a touring musician, she founded an online radio station, Women of Substance Radio, to promote quality female artists in all genres. During its 10 years on the air, the station became a highly respected and sought-after source of promotion for female artists, pursued by their PR agents and Record Labels. Bree’s marketing efforts cultivated a large Facebook following, significant listenership, a healthy email list, and regular advertising revenue.
The weekday podcast of the same name launched in 2014 to spotlight quality songs by unsigned female musicians. A few weeks after its debut, it hit #1 in New & Noteworthy in all 3 of its categories on iTunes and #4 Audio Podcast for all of iTunes. Bree considers it a privilege to discover and promote amazing artists who are not getting the promotion they deserve from traditional media. In July 2017, the show hit 10,000 monthly listeners and continues to grow.
In 2015, Bree launched a 2nd podcast, the Female Entrepreneur Musician (also #1 in New & Noteworthy), to serve the artists she had been promoting with Women of Substance. On the weekly show, Bree teaches marketing and business strategies for musicians and conducts interviews with successful Indie female artists and industry professionals that are both informational and inspirational.
Bree has become a pioneer for women’s voices in podcasting. In fact, she was recently featured in a Forbes article called “The Power Of Podcasting To Fight The Patriarchy.”
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