Who are you and what do you do? My name is Kiera (pronounced like "Shakira" minus the Sha obvs) Miller, but you can call me TheRageBoss. I manage LA-based producer/DJ, Sokko + consult for pop country sisters, Cimorelli; run the Aspire to Inspire series at Your EDM; and am a copywriter at PR firm, The Media Nanny. I also hope to be involved in the film industry one day and direct a biopic film.
What is Nap Girls and how has your role in this organization translated into your success in the music industry?
Nap Girls is a non-profit creative collaborative collective of women promoting gender equality in the dance music industry. Recently it's been hard to be super involved in Nap Girls because when I'm not studying or doing homework, I work on my mgmt, Aspire to Inspire, and copywriter endeavors. Once I graduate I hope to be very involved in the organization. Right now Nap Girls has helped me to meet a bunch of new, hard-working females that are supportive of my career. I think I've always lacked support, specifically from females and Nap Girls has fulfilled that need. This support has led to a happier, more confident Kiera. So I'd say so far Nap Girls has played a huge role in me finding my identity and embracing who I am.
Can you tell us about Aspire To Inspire and why you started the series?
Aspire to Inspire is a series of articles and livestreams aimed to share individuals' stories of resilience, aka overcoming adversity. We share the stories of electronic musicians, behind the scenes personnel, and even fans of the music. Eventually I'd like to expand ATI into other genres of music as well. I started the series because in my opinion there is nothing more inspiring and powerful than hearing someone's story. I want to help others achieve their dreams by showing them that they are not alone and I want to create more empathy and understanding in the world. Let's face it...we could all use a little more love.
What are you business goals for 2016?
Move to the mecca, aka Los Angeles, but work for myself...unless it's Scooter Braun Projects b/c working at that company has always been a dream of mine. For management I'd REALLY like to get Sokko signed to a booking agency this year and also solidify my role with Cimorelli. Aspire to Inspire - host in-person symposiums at music festivals and music conferences where stories are shared.
What is one tip you would give to females starting out in this industry?
Speak with your actions rather than your words. There is also a super powerful quote I'd like to share: "Girls compete with each other, women empower one another." I'm not sure who said this, but this quote explains exactly how we should act towards other females.