Join us, December 18th 2021, to our Winter Songwriting Mixer! Panels, workshops, artists sightings, special performances, and airing of the inaugural Women Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards 2021. This is an event you don't want to miss, more to be announced soon.
Jessica Ricca, 22, is a musician focused on making her listeners feel heard and understood. She uses her experiences to write songs that make it easy for people to relate to. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jessica has been singing and writing music for over 10 years. Jessica recently went viral by writing a song titled Hey It's Delilah in response to the Plain White T's song titled, Hey There Delilah that tallied up millions of views on YouTube. This March, Jessica won first place in the first Music Madness competition that ultimately led to her signing with C2 Records. Her music falls between the genres of pop and alternative, but occasionally likes to explore other genres as she feels there is no need to categorize herself, or her music. Her first Single is titled "Hope It Hurts" which just release last weekend."
Soul music serves as a reminder of the varied emotions and experiences we face in life, whether it is a new love or a lost one. Yes, the world has had many soul singers and even more soul albums…but, in recent years, there have been no soul singer like Staten Island NY native IDA DIVINE. While it might sound like hyperbole, 2020 Best Female Soul Award Winner IDA DIVINE may very well be that emerging star that will rekindle authentic soul music from another time for those who’ve noticed it’s been missing. DIVINE has the diversity to become an AfroPunk Battle of the Bands Semi-finalist and has shared stages with icons like the Wu-Tang Clan, Dance Hall Queen Lady Saw as well as established R&B voices such as Me'lissa Morgan, Phonte, Vivian Green and Fantasia. The classy, brassy, and bold talent of DIVINE is taken to a plain of musical mastery and continues to dominate the Global Independent charts over 10 weeks at top 10!
Thank you for supporting the inaugural Women Songwriters Hall of Fame award ceremony. Check out highlights from this star-studded event!
"Not only was I being celebrated at this auspicious event in Washington, D.C., I was among other accomplished songwriters.. a good time was had by all.”
"It was a honor to be the first host and celebrate women songwriters often overlooked by the industry as well as the Songwriters Hall of Fame in it’s 20 years. Congratulations to the first group of honorees."
- Jody Watley
“The Women Songwriter's Hall of Fame is Janice McLean DeLoatch’s groundbreaking idea. What a pleasure to perform magic at this inaugural event. And the real magic is this will get even bigger and bolder every year.”
- David Morey
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Join us at the Winter Songwriting Mixer, December 18th, 2021. Details to come.