Wise Girl Wins Beta Tv Contest and Plays at CMJ

Hi Abby! Congratulations on your big win! Can you tell us a bit about your experience in the Beta TV contest?

Well I had signed up for Indaba not fully trusting the site. I saw the opportunity and sent our stuff over not thinking anything of it, more of a “why not, what have I got to lose?” type of thing.  I had no expectations as the industry is ridiculously over saturated and a lot of music doesn’t even get listened because there is so much to sort through. When I was contacted about being one of the finalists at first I had no idea what they were talking about because I had completely forgotten about sending in our song and then I was like “wow maybe this is legit?”.  It’s hard to really believe anything or get excited about anything because opportunities dissolve just as quick as they arise in the music business.

Well we’re so happy that you’ve found a professional opportunity through Indaba! What do you think made your track stand out?

I think Set In Stone may have stood out because it’s pretty catchy but different at the same time. It’s one of my favorites that I’ve written, I love the line “send me to salvation army, give me away, donate me”. Sometimes when I write I get mad and I’m like “I need to think of more lines like that, damn!” haha

(laugh) Where were you when you heard you won? Salvation army?

I was home writing and I checked my email and screamed out loud. I’m pretty sure I scared the sh*t out of my cats. I immediately called my producer/guitarist/partner in crime, Chris Fasulo and told him that I couldn’t breath and started screaming.

Sounds like you’re very happy! So what brought you to Indaba Music in the first place?

Well I had finished recording my first Ep and I was attempting to shop it around to some licensing/publishing companies. I signed a couple of non- exclusive agreements but a lot of bigger publishing companies wanted more material than just a 3 song Ep. I some how came about Indaba but I was really on the fence about it considering it was open to anybody. I didn’t think they would be able to do anything for us but then I got contacted by the team soon after uploading my music about a specific opportunity which made me think that maybe I was wrong. Now I KNOW that I was wrong because you guys hooked it up!!!! I hope to receive future opportunities through Indaba.

We do too! What are you working on now!?

We are playing cmj music marathon here in New York on Saturday Oct. 22nd @ Alphabet Lounge(9pm)  for anyone interested who may be in town for Cmj.

I will also be going back into the studio to record very soon and we are so excited to be on Beta Tv and were planning to play some shows in Cali while were there for the Beta Tv performance.

That’s fantastic! Thanks for the interview.

No problem! I would also like to thank my band for working hard by my side, I am so lucky to have such a great support system. I also wanted to thank Indaba and Beta Tv for this amazing opportunity!!!

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