MBADC Women's Music Industry Workshop Website to Relaunch at New URL January 1: 'This Ain't No Shoe Site!'

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Lesson Number One in the music business: Never be afraid to take a risk. Lesson Number Two: Never be afraid to make changes, reinvent yourself, and come out with something even better. MusicBizAdvice.com is taking its own advice and relaunching its sister site, The MBADC Women's Music Industry Workshop at a new URL on January 1 at http://mbadc.tripod.com/. The MBADC Women's Music Industry Workshop is an online magazine highlighting issues of interest to women in the music business, such as sexual harassment, women's health, and safety tips.

Lesson Number One in the music business: Never be afraid to take a risk. Lesson Number Two: Never be afraid to make changes, reinvent yourself, and come out with something even better. MusicBizAdvice.com is taking its own advice and doing just that as it relaunches its sister site, The MBADC Women's Music Industry Workshop at a new URL on January 1.

The MBADC Women's Music Industry Workshop is an online magazine highlighting issues of interest to women in the music business, such as sexual harassment, women's health, and safety tips. The MBADC Women's Music Industry Workshop launches on January 1 at http://mbadc.tripod.com/ . It was formerly an iVillage site with very different content.

Says MusicBizAdvice.com Founder / Editor-in-Chief Randi Reed, who also owns the MBADC Women's Music Industry Workshop: "We got hits at the old URL and were fairly well-received, but I never felt comfortable with the image and content of the old site. Carrying stereotypical women's content isn't our style, so I pulled the site and decided to start from scratch."

Part of that reinvention includes bumping up MusicBizAdvice.com staff writer Darcie-Nicole Wicknick to Managing Editor of The MBADC Women's Music Industry Workshop. "Darcie is great for the MBADC Women's Music Industry Workshop," says Reed. "When we were first discussing the possibility of a relaunch and came upon the tagline 'this ain't no shoe site' together, I knew she was the right person for the job." Wicknick, founder of "...Ask Darcie" music business consulting firm, is a Berklee College of Music graduate with a degree in Music Business and has been writing for MusicBizAdvice.com's main website since 2003. She is also an R&B artist.

Says Wicknick, "My personal hope for the WMIW is that it will offer diverse perspectives for women (and men) in the music industry. We're aiming for this site to serve as an outstanding resource with content for all. If we broaden cultural and social horizons in the process, even better."

But that doesn't mean without a sense of humor, and it doesn't mean anti-male. "We'd love to have guys read the site, and we want them to feel welcome," says Reed. "Male-bashing is just as bad as chauvinism, in our opinion, so you won't see it here." As for the shoes? "We like shoes just fine, but we do it on our own time. If were to cover shoes, it would be with a twist."

The MBADC Women's Music Industry Workshop launches on January 1 at http://mbadc.tripod.com/ .

About The MBADC Women's Music Industry Workshop: The MBADC Women's Music Industry Workshop is an online music industry magazine which also highlights issues of interest to women in the music business, such as sexual harassment. It is the sister site of MusicBizAdvice.com.

About MusicBizAdvice.com: MusicBizAdvice.com is an online magazine published by music industry professionals experienced in booking, artist management, and concert promotion at the national level. It is read in 66 countries worldwide and debuted in 1999, moving to its permanent URL in 2003.    

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