Women of color often face significant challenges in finding representation and opportunities for growth in the male-dominated music industry. But talents like tour manager Felicia Bennett are paving the way for future generations. Girls That Create podcast host Erin Prather Stafford and Bennett discuss her career journey, tour manager role, and the importance of representation in the live music industry.
Bennett’s journey highlights the transformative power of internships and how they can shape one’s career trajectory. She emphasizes the significance of real-world experience, which provides invaluable insights, networking connections, and a chance to develop essential skills.
Bennett also discusses her advocacy for diversity and inclusion and highlights the importance of creating spaces where everyone’s voices can be heard and celebrated. By amplifying underrepresented voices, we can create a more vibrant and inclusive music industry for all.
You can also read the Girls That Create Creator Spotlight profile about Bennett.
About Felicia Bennett
Felicia Bennett is a tour manager, manager, and founder with over seven years of experience in the live side of the music business working for companies like Sony ATV, Sarm Studios, Live Nation, and now Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Arts Society.
Bennett’s career journey to date has honed her skills and amplified her ambition. She is an Atlanta native turned Los Angeles resident, who is a passionate advocate for artists and women of color in the live music scene. Bennett has toured both domestically around the United States, and internationally in Canada, throughout Europe, and directed tours in New Zealand and Australia. She founded Get A Room Productions to expose more people especially, women of color to tour management and help them become successful in the entertainment industry.
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