Los Angeles-based songwriter Ale Alberti says that signing her first publishing deal with Pulse Music nearly three years ago “led to getting me in bigger rooms, which resulted in everything I have going on now."" Fast-forward to present day, the bilingual creator has penned songs for artists such as Becky G (“LDB”), Anitta (“Get to Know Me”), Danna Paola (“Sola”), Alaina Castillo (“triste como yo”), among many others. Currently, she’s working on projects for Jennifer Lopez and the Fast and Furious soundtrack -- as well as managing fellow songwriter Dani Blau, who is signed to her own music company Rare Breed, which she co-founded over a year ago.
“I've always been aware of how important it is to build other females in this industry, especially since it was so tough for me to break,” Alberti says. “Helping [Blau] reach her goals and put her in the right situations has been very gratifying.”
Quote: “Not only is it hard enough by being a woman in an industry that's predominantly male -- but add the fact that we are also minorities. It's all about breaking down those stigmas and walls and showing people why you belong in those rooms. The talent speaks for itself.”
Ali Stone has been influenced by her Colombian roots throughout her career as a producer, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist -- which gives her "a wide variety of sounds and styles to start a song from scratch and know in which direction to take it,” Stone tells Billboard. The projects she credits as kickstarting her career include working on the remix of the soundtrack for Disney’s Monsters University, co-producing Cami’s Grammy-nominated album Monstruo with Sebastian Krys and producing Danna Paola’s 2020 multi-platinum album Sie7e+.
Currently, Stone is working on new music with Gaby Moreno, Kat Dahlia and Gaby Lagarde. “I’m working with women, writing together, hiring them to be part of my work as musicians, mixing engineers, mastering engineers, recommending them for gigs and opportunities too," she says. "It’s important to look for each other and help us all together.”
Quote: “To have more inclusion, it’s essential to not only have us in the writing sessions and camps -- but to also hire us for the final production of the song or project, and pay us the same fee. And this includes not only producers & writers, but engineers, musicians. EQL and She Is The Music have directories of women in music, listed by their skill, location, etc., for people looking to hire us.”