Introducing #TheFeelGoodProject Talks, Featuring DJs Olivia Dope, Tiff McFierce & Twelve45, 4/18/18 at Canal Street Market

The Feel Good Project, Talks

On April 18, 2018, A Life In The Day of Andrea will celebrate its 7th birthday. Over the past seven years, I have used my platform to share, converse, highlight, and connect with some of my favorite brands, people, locales, and experiences. As a blog, my focus has been the written word and photographs, but I have always yearned to make the experience one that can be lived out in real life. With that being said, I am launching #TheFeelGoodProject as a means to bring my online experience offline.

I love having conversations with people, and have done this on the blog via my #MANday & #WOMANday features over the years. #TheFeelGoodProject will be a series of live offline conversations and self-care sessions. For my first edition of #TheFeelGoodProject , Talks, I will be producing a conversation entitled “Last Night The DJ Saved My Life”. Alongside DJs Olivia Dope, Tiff McFierce, and Twelve45, we will discuss why we love music so much (this blog started off as more of a music site), and how important it is to create community on the dance floor. Details below.

A Life In The Day of Andrea Presents:

#TheFeelGoodProject Talks

“Last Night The DJ Saved My Life”,

A Conversation Celebrating the Women Behind The 1s & 2s

Olivia Dope | Tiff Mc Fierce | Twelve45

Wed. April 18, 2018 | 6-8 PM

Canal Street Market | 265 Canal St, NYC


Refreshments provided by KIND Snacks & Harmless Harvest

Can’t wait to see your beautiful faces there! 🙂

Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurship, presented by Women In Music 3/8/12

Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurship: 

How to Start and Maintain Your Own Business in Today’s Music Industry  
This panel discussion, presented by Women in Music, will be a great resource for anyone looking to start their own music-related business.   

Joe D’Ambrosio, Founder, Joe D’Ambrosio Management, Inc.
Liz Leahy, CEO and Founder, Section 101
Tim Hudson, Esq., President, Accounting Department, Ensemble Financial
Marni Wandner, Founder and President, Sneak Attack Media
Pamela Workman-Hilton (Moderator), Founder/President at Workman Entertainment & Public Relations 
Thursday, March 8, 2012
BMI – 7 World Trade Center (250 Greenwich St, NYC)
Take the 2, 3 to Park Pl / A, C , E to WTC / R to City Hall
6:30 – 9 pm (panel begins at 7)
Free to WIM Members, $15 for Non-Members

Women in Music Holiday Party 2011: The Re Cap

Packed house!

On the evening of Tuesday, December 6th, Women in Music (WIM) hosted their annual holiday party at Le Poisson Rouge. The weather was less than spectacular, misty rain with high humidity, but that did not deter guests from coming out to support the cause. Upon arrival with my homegirl Glenny, there was a line down the block filled mostly with umbrella toting women in their best outfits. As stated in previous posts, I am a new member, so had no idea what to expect; the line alone made my heart smile. Once inside, we surveyed the venue and not one thing was out of place. The membership was prominent at the entrance with sponsor signage, the silent auction table overflowed with prize options in the Gallery Bar, along with a huge cheese platter courtesy of Bedford Cheese Shop. The main space was set and lit to perfection; a stage to right, cocktail tables surrounding, and the rotating deejays up in the booth.

The evening began with a word from President Evangelia Livanos, introducing guests to the board and thanking everyone for coming out, along with thanking all sponsors:

  • Oxygen Media
  • Absolut Vodka
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Vitamin Water
  • Bedford Cheese Shop
  • Pop Chips
  • Joe Lambert Mastering
  • Treehouse Sound Studio

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Women In Music Holiday Party 12/6 @ Le Poisson Rouge!

Hello friends! I wanted to invite you all to a holiday party that is sure to be one of the best of the season! I am a member of Women In Music, a non-profit professional organization for women in all areas of music, ranging from performers, to writers, to lawyers, and more. I’m still a newbie, having joined in September, but have jumped in head first to the events committee, as event planning is one of my favorite things to do. Our holiday party is our biggest event and fundraiser of the year, and I would love to see your beautiful faces there. Here is some more info.

Women in Music Holiday Party

Tues 12.6.11 | 7 – 11 PM | Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street)

Tickets are $15 in advance, and can be purchased at this link:

The $15 ticket price gets you complimentary food and drinks by our sponsors while supplies last. Beverages will be provided by Absolut, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Vitamin Water, and snacks by Pop Chips, Bedford Cheese Shop, among others. Tunes will be provided by DJ Hesta Prynn, DJ Gina Turner, DJ Stareyes, DJ Ecko and more to come! Along with refreshments and pumpin’ tunes, there will be a silent auction in the Gallery Bar, hosting merchandise ranging from signed memorabilia to wellness packages. All proceeds go to WIM so that we can continue to grow and create great programming for the coming year.

We will also have a membership table at the event for all that are interested in joining at a special discounted rate! Did I sell you yet? I hope I did! I’m super excited for this event. Tell a friend to tell a friend; good times in store. 🙂

I Am A WIMer

I, Andrea K. Castillo, am one of the newest members of Women In Music. Women In Music (WIM) is a non-profit, professional organization, to help cultivate and recognize women in the field of music industry. These include instrumentalists, vocalists, songwriters, attorneys, writers, agents, managers, producers, and many more. I became a member last Wednesday with the help of my fellow SUNY Oneonta Music Industry alumnus, Diana Zinni. She is the membership chair of the organization, and I am forever grateful of her giving me the push to join.

In the short time I have been a member thus far, I have received such warm welcomes across the board, and feel like I belong. It’s been very hard for me to find this throughout the years, as I’ve found that my fellow women in the industry have been competitive, and not collaborative. These women have shown me that there is hope. I am very excited to network, and grow within the organization.

You can learn more about the organization by taking a stop by their website here, or by following them on Twitter @womeninmusicorg.