VIFF Podcast: The legendary Linda Perry on songwriting, mentoring and her transition to composing for film and TV

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In this episode, we’re joined by a Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee – artist, producer, composer and all-around powerhouse, Linda Perry.

Linda Perry began her journey as the lead singer and songwriter of 4 Non Blondes – penning the band’s hit song “What’s Up?” – before turning her hand to production.

As a songwriter-producer, Perry quickly established herself as one of the industry’s heavyweights, shaping the sounds of musicians such as Pink, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, and Adele and having a resounding influence on the presence of female empowerment in pop culture.

Headlining the 2021 VIFF AMP Music in Film Summit, Perry joined creative director and host of the Producer’s Lounge, Jane Aurora, in a keynote conversation. The discussion covers Perry’s extensive music career, creative process, and her recent transition into creating music for film and TV, including composing the soundtracks for both Soleil Moon Frye’s documentary Kid 90, and Don Hardy’s documentary Citizen Penn about Sean Penn’s work in Haiti.

Listen to the full episode at: bit.ly/3JBx0Zl
Recorded on October 8, 2021.