Women Entrepreneurs the Secrets of Success for Wednesday, September 8th
gilli moon is a Hollywood based Australian artist, who delivers conscious music, art and a brave sense of self-expression in her energetic, sensual and expressive performances and recordings. gilli (pronounced as with a "J") is an illustrious poly-media artist, with multifaceted albums and dynamic live shows that have touched music lovers worldwide garnering high praise from the most jaded of critics. She is the quintessential renaissance woman, with a ceaseless contribution to the creative and artist communities at large. She creates music that is fresh, rebellious, passionate and unique. ITunes has been unable to classify her. She stands alone. Her restless creativity and rebellious nature continually urge the artist to push the envelope when writing a song, recording in the studio, on stage, painting a canvas, or with whatever she touches.
Born in Milano Italy, and raised in Australia, gilli moon was brought up in a pioneering lifestyle on an isolated mountain property on the edge of wilderness. Now living in Los Angeles, CA for the last 10 years, Gilli has been one of Australia's most influential and iconic figures forging an independent path before anyone knew what "indie" was. Through her own record label, Warrior Girl Music, gilli took on the music industry on her own terms and successfully produced and released 6 studio music albums, to critical acclaim, launched several artists' careers, placed an abundance of songs in film, TV and with other artists, and has performed around the world many times over. She has traversed the "wilderness" of the Indie world, where only the brave dare to go, and has conquered with unparalleled drive.
Her albums include "Girl In The Moon" (1998), "temperamental angel" (2001), "Woman" (2003), "extraOrdinary life" (2005) and "Skillz" (2009), the latter empowering at-risk youth (released with hip hop artist J.Walker). Just out of the studio with her brand new (6th) album, "the stillness", (2010), gilli plans to focus on performing, touring and marketing her new record.
Gilli has received numerous press for her courage, power and dynamic energy as an artist and inspiration for other artists, and has worked with other highly respected prominent artists including Simple Minds, Placido Domingo and Eric Idle (Monty Python). She was interviewed in Newsweek Magazine as a pioneer in the independent music business; and has been featured alongside Aimee Mann for her mutual success in the indie music scene in Music Connection Magazine.
JeffBuckley.com calls gilli moon a multi-dimensional artist who also designed and painted her album cover artwork, “a dynamic performance artist who paints as brilliantly as she sings." Billboard, who states she “beat the odds,” at making it in the music industry after moving from the Australian wilderness to Los Angeles, and who Artists for a Better World called “a female Elton John,” gilli moon is not only a unique, evocative and energetic chanteuse, but also has become a beacon for artists worldwide, inspired and motivated by gilli's story and her creativity.
She is the creator of Songsalive!®, the 16,000 international member-strong songwriter and composer non-profit organization, as well as the producer, through her label Warrior Girl Music of artist albums and compilations, which provide a platform for independent artists to be heard. Plus she has written two books about artistic entrepreneurial excellence, called "I AM A Professional Artist" and soon, "Just Get Out There" which are motivational handbooks for up and coming artists.
gilli moon's prolific output lead Newsweek Magazine, in an article about successful DIY singer/songwriters, to state, “For artists like gilli moon, penning pensive ballads in her living room using nothing more than high-tech tools and good business sense, they also represent a viable path to success.”
Gilli, whose music is called “smart, sensitive and perceptive in a style all her own,” and whose performances are called “elegant, sophisticated and revealing of the human heart,” by Music Connection Magazine, is also winner of numerous international awards, too many to list in this sheet, but all of which can be found at www.gillimoon.comm/discography, and her songs have also been featured internationally in independent films and television programs, including Nickelodeon, The WB, Disney, and CBS.
Gilli is never separated from her "art". She has dedicated her entire life to the pursuit of excellence as an artist, both in music, visual arts (she's also a painter and often paints onstage with her band) and multimedia. She explores every aspect of the arts, as creator, writer, performer, and making it all come to life, as producer. Her shows are highly energetic and powerful and she combines music, art, dance and little theatre into her show. gilli is truly a multi-dimensional experience. Her performance is full of action, her voice a tapestry of emotion and sensuality and her music an expression of pure raw emotion. gilli moon is unique, evocative and energetic and has a perpetual fire in her belly to purge her life stories and quest for truth through her music and art. Where 2010 takes her, can only be exciting and delicious, as she unravels her new album, the stillness. gilli leaps empty handed into the void and enjoys the journey along the way. Come take the ride with gilli moon.
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Posted by Deborah A Bailey