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article imageMeet Jenna Andrews: Triple-threat in the music business Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jun 22, 2018 in Music
Jenna Andrews is a triple threat in the music business: vocal coach, record producer and music executive. Andrews chatted with Digital Journal about her career.
Throughout her respected career in the music industry, she was worked with such distinct artists as Drake, Dua Lipa, Tori Kelly, Jessie J and Jennifer Lopez as well as producers Doc McKinney, Diplo, DJ Mustard, and Max Martin, among others. "It's amazing," she admitted. "For me, I started from being an artist, and I realized that I love creating and seeing the big picture for artists. It feels fun to collaborate with other people. I love that vibe, and focusing on artists that I care about. I love creating a vision for them. That's the main thing for me."
As an exclusive consultant for industry veteran Barry Weiss' Records label, newly established at Columbia Records and in her role as a Sony/ATV Music Publishing songwriter, Andrews boasts an impressive creative roster, including Noah Cyrus (sister of Miley Cyrus) and Nashville star Lennon Stella. "I helped develop Noah in general," she said. "Vocal production and songwriting is what Quincy Jones did. I love when artists are comfortable with me. I really feel passionate about that since it's a special connection with an artist."
For aspiring musicians, she said, "It is very hard, and you need to have a balance. You can't stop when you fall down, even if you fall down 100 times. You need to keep going, and ultimately, you will make it happen, if it's in your DNA. Part of the beauty of being a musician and having success in the business are the falls. The falls are a beautiful thing once success happens, since it makes you appreciate it more and it makes you better at what you do."
She shared that she would have loved to work with the late but great musicians as Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson and Donny Hathaway. "Those are definitely my top three choices, and my dream," she said.
Andrews defined the word success as "Finding something that you are truly happy about, and achieving goals."
Digital transformation of music business
On the impact of technology on the music business, Andrews said, "It is actually amazing. With Spotify, it is giving so many artists the ability to put their music out. It's a different way of sharing. It has positives and negatives, but I think it's a great thing, since you can expose yourself more. There might be more competition, but that pushes you to still be different as an artist. Spotify has opened a lot of doors that weren't available 10 years ago, and that's a beautiful thing. With technology, you basically give the fans the power."
Regarding her use of technology in her music routine, she said, "I love Instagram since if you posts on your story, people in the creative community see that, and it makes things more natural. Instagram feels more organic, and I love that. I find it so great, and it has introduced me to some of the more creative people I've worked with."
To learn more about Jenna Andrews, follow her on Twitter, and on Instagram.
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