The #MeToo campaign is attracting the attention and talents of a number of legendary individuals in the music industry who are calling out loud and proud for gender empowerment and social justice. These include singers, musicians, composers, and entertainment executives.Desiree Perez is the Chief Operating Officer of ROC Nation since 2009 and one of the most influential executives in the music industry. She is renowned for working with musicians of the caliber of Jay-Z Carter, Beyonce, Rihanna, and Mariah Carey. Now she is now letting her own voice be heard as a champion for women in the music industry and throughout all of society.
Ms. Perez is influencing the groundswell of the #MeToo campaign. She is showcasing her power, involvement, and leadership abilities through championing female artists. Mariah Carey is one of the artists working with Ms. Perez, and the singer and actress recently vocalized her support for the popular Time’s Up campaign.When the president of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, stated that women in the music industry should “step up” to take responsibility for their careers, his tone-deaf request inspired a fierce response.
A united front of six of the industry’s most potent women executives, including Ms. Perez, crafted a letter to the Recording Academy’s board of trustees. The letter stated that the organization was “woefully out of touch with today’s music, the music business, and even more significantly society,” according to the NYC Inquirer. The executives went on to state that Portnow’s views were “emblematic of a much larger issue with the Naras (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) organization as a whole on the broader set of inclusion issues across all demographics.” With her social justice activism, Desiree Perez is a music industry leader working to ensure that all individuals’ voices are heard.
When it comes to stories of hard work and hope, none of them tells it better than Norka Luque. A Venezuelan by birth, Luke resides in the United States and her life is both inspirational and worth emulating. She is a professional singer and has remained steadfast in her course since discovering her love for singing at a tender age. Luque grew up with her parents who loved and encouraged her to pursue what she loves and now uses her voice to restore hope and inspire those who listen to her music.
Professional Relationship with Emilio Estefan
Norka is a Business Administration degree holder from France where her journey to stardom began. While studying, she became part of a band that exposed her to professional performances. It’s from her this that Emilio, her music producer noticed her talent and talent and signed her. Norka attributes her success to Emilio and credits him for making her dreams come true. Emilio believes Norka’s music can change the world; hence, he is dedicated to seeing her achieve that.
Milagro as an International Hit
Norka together with El Cata has been promoting her hit song ‘Milagro.’ The song is an example of what hard work and resilience can do and credits its success to the team behind the production. The composer of the song is Hermanos Gaitan while the producer is Emilio and is currently hitting the airwaves across the US, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. It debuts as one of the most prestigious Latin Music Billboard’s favorite. The sound is a combination of reggae sounds, Mediterranean traces, and Caribbean sounds. All these combined with a remarkable message explains the force behind its success.
She exudes positive energy, and her sweet sounds connect with her fans emotionally. Norka believes that societal evolution is music is tied at the hip. Although rhythms and new genres are born, singers must strive to uphold the message in their songs. Through her song Milagro, Norka’s intention was to inspire people and restore their hope for living especially those undergoing similar challenges like the ones she overcame. She believes her life is a miracle and having gone through turbulent times in her life; she now looks at life from a different perspective. Norka knows music is her destiny; hence, she is living it to fulfillment.
Norka at MTV: http://www.mtv.com/artists/norka-luque/discography/