I attended the Listening Room on October 21, 2019, to interview the ultra-talented Song Suffragette, Candi Carpenter. I didn’t realize at the same time, an invite-only reception was being given for the Song Suffragettes. It was announced that The LSSW Group at J.P. Morgan Securities would be the first-ever presenting sponsor for the all-female, singer-songwriter collective. Based in New York City, the four women partners of The LSSW Group serve the wealth management and investment needs of the entertainment industry.
Says Eden Lopez, partner in The LSSW Group, “during a recent business trip to Nashville, we attended a Song Suffragettes show and were blown away both by the talent on the stage and by the mission of Song Suffragettes. As a female-led team, we immediately knew we wanted to support and help expand the Song Suffragettes’ objective to ‘let the girls play’.”
“Song Suffragettes hit the five-year mark this year and given the continued success of the show, we’ve been looking for sponsors to assist as we grow our all-female performance brand,” says Todd Cassetty, founder of Song Suffragettes. “After meeting Eden Lopez, Leslie Schwartz, Paula Steinberg and Liz Weikes, working with The LSSW Group made perfect sense. This relationship will help us evolve new female-centric initiatives, and it is the glowing definition of women supporting women.”
Attended by long-time Music Row stalwarts, the reception treated guests to cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and introduced them to many of the Song Suffragettes’ performers in attendance while remarks were made by both Eden Lopez and Todd Cassetty. Immediately following the reception, guests were treated to a sold-out Song Suffragettes show by recurring performers Kalie Shorr, Candi Carpenter, Kasey Tyndall and by first-timers Ashley Elle and British-resident Kaity Rae.
If you live any where in the Nashville area or are ever here on vacation or for business, make a point to see and hear the Song Suffragettes at the Listening Room on a Monday night. I promise that it will be worth your while.
About Song Suffragettes
Song Suffragettes is a collective of female singer-songwriters that performs every Monday night at The Listening Room Café in Nashville, TN. In just five years, Song Suffragettes has showcased over 240 talented women out of over 1,400 who have submitted to play the show. With weekly sell-outs and a mantra of #LetTheGirlsPlay, Song Suffragettes vocally combats wide-spread discrimination against women in the music industry by giving female talent a place to play, grow and evolve with fellow creatives. Since its inception, 15 Song Suffragettes women have gone on to receive record deals and 40 have landed music publishing deals. With over 3 million views on their YouTube channel, Song Suffragettes was named by Billboard magazine as one of “Next-Gen Nashville: 16 People, Places and Things Shaking Up Music City”. Featured in ELLE, USA Today, Washington Post, Grammy.com, Boston Globe and on PBS NewsHour and NPR, Song Suffragettes continues to fight for female talent to be heard throughout the country and beyond.