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Daily Inspiration: Meet Nicki Kris and Natalie Jean of Sisters In Music

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicki Kris and Natalie Jean. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Nicki Kris and Natalie Jean, co-founders of Sisters in Music, are a team of sisters connected by the heartbeat of music that resonates throughout their mind, body, and spirit. We take the business-artist approach with Sisters in Music, which started during COVID-19 putting many of us inside our dwellings with time to ponder “life’s purpose.”

As musical artists and friends, we were looking for ways to galvanize women in the music and entertainment industry to empower and uplift each other and allow them to benefit from the support of a collective sisterhood. We know that there are onlookers that believe the music business is a joyful love-fest where everyone has an opportunity to participate.

We know that many women artists don’t necessarily understand where or how to find a safe door of entry into the music business. We built Sisters in Music as a creative hub that helps propel them into a community of purpose.

Through our Podcasts; Chatting with Nat and Mixing It With Nicki Kris as well as our SIM JAM events we offer an interview, promotional, airplay, and live performance opportunities for women and the men that support them free from the competitive nature of the music business.

As we continue to expand our non-profit business and offerings, we’re focused on educational offerings, such as informational panels and workshops as well as musical collaboration projects that promote the spirit of unity and togetherness.

Our membership mission statement: A win for one is a win for all. We are here to empower, embrace, and support each other through a collective family of sisters and brothers. Be kind to one another, encourage, collaborate, and help educate whenever possible.

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms. “Together we are stronger.”

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
We’ve certainly had and still have some challenges trying to get our message across. We’re trying to get women to support other women, embrace our differences, work together, and encourage and empower each other.

We feel empowered when we help others, especially other women who are trying to attain the same goals that we are. We love the idea of breaking down barriers and helping others climb the ladder to success. It’s a thrill to uplift and supports other women in the music, entertainment, and performing arts, it’s almost intoxicating.

Between managing our podcasts and events it’s a lot of work for both of us. Oftentimes we even put our own personal endeavors on hold or on the back burner to further our mission. We’re in it for the long haul as we believe that with our perseverance and dedication, the end result will be amazing.

We believe that a win for one is a win for all. To stand up for our rights and equal place in this business we need to band and work together. Instead of competing with each other, we need to realize that we’re all on the same team.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
Nicki Kris: Award-winning, Billboard-charting powerhouse, Nicki Kris is more than just a singer and songwriter, she is an empowered female voice with a passionate mission. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Nicki’s music has captured an international audience.

Her original music has been featured in award-winning movies, TV shows, and on radio stations worldwide. Her personal music portfolio includes several albums along with a multitude of singles and chart-topping collaborations in multiple genres. Nicki has also been on the official ballot for the Grammy Awards for the past ten years in numerous categories.

Nicki’s unique and powerful diva essence vocals have been compared to artists such as Pink and Adele, as well as top female rockers, Pat Benatar and Stevie Nicks. Nicki’s fresh and modern approach to songwriting has won her much acclaim and recognition throughout her career.

When not working on her own music or various collaboration projects, Nicki is a champion for women in the music and entertainment industry. She is the popular and witty host of Mixing It with Nicki Kris, broadcast on the SIMRadio Network., which earned her a ‘Podcaster of the Year ‘ award from the 2021 Power Up Awards.

Natalie Jean: Natalie Jean is a Haitian singer/songwriter that specializes in Americana music. She can sing in English, French, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. Natalie Jean has been nominated for and won many awards for her music including 6 nominations at the 2021 Josie Music Awards, in which she won “World Artist of The Year”.

Most recently, she won Americana Artist of The Year and Best Americana Song (I Am) in the Indie Channel Music Awards. Also, she is a winner in the Montgomery 2022 Girl Power Contest for her Female Empowerment Song “We Rise. She has also won two gold medals at the Global Music Awards.

Most recently, she won Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting for her song “I Told You No” in the Great American Songwriting Contest in the Adult Contemporary Category and a Silver Medal in the 2021 Global Music Awards for Female Vocalist. Natalie is a voting member of the Recording Academy, the organization that hosts the Grammys each year. Also, she is Grammy balloted.

Natalie does not follow any guidelines or rules when she writes her music. She utilizes a vast array of genres when writing, trying to break down the barriers that usually constrict Americana musicians. She stays true to herself writing and singing from her heart and soul, trying to create music that makes a difference, music that people can take to heart and feel connected to.

Some of Natalie Jean’s biggest musical influences are Elvis Presley, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Celine Dion, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone.

Natalie released her first of six albums in 2013, a jazz/pop album titled Obsession, and her latest album was released in February 2020 titled, Where Do We Go From Here? Which features the emotional track “I Am.” Natalie Jean’s voice is paired beautifully with a wonderful guitar melody.

She delivers a very passionate ballad that provides listeners with a vulnerable look into her life. It is a perfect example of Jean’s songwriting abilities and shows why she has been nominated for so many awards in her career and why she has won so many of those awards.

What do you think about luck?
Destiny is probably a better word to describe how the SIM co-founders became friends through a love for music and a passion for female empowerment.

The formation of Sisters In Music is the result of what happens when you commit to growing, learning, and taking chances. Being “destined for greatness” only comes through active and conscious decisions.

Pricing:

  • Yearly Membership Fee: $35
  • Students $10/Yr
  • Sponsors/Angel Donors welcome

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Las Vegas SIM JAM and Jacqueline

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