Linda Perry


What's Up?

Release Date: October 22, 2023


Grammy, Golden Globe, Critic’s Choice Award-nominated producer, and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee Linda Perry is one of the most accomplished people working in music today. Her career epitomizes what it means to be successful as an uncompromising and independent musician. Beginning her musical journey as the lead singer of  4 Non -Blondes, she has profoundly impacted pop culture through her work as a producer and songwriter. Her resounding influence on female empowerment resonates through her sincere artistry, helping shape the sounds of P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Adele,  Arianna Grande, Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus, James Blunt, and many more.

In 2019, Perry earned a groundbreaking Grammy Award nomination for Producer of the Year making her the first woman in 15 years to be nominated in the category. Nominations for Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards followed for her work on “Girl In the Movies,” a track she co-wrote with Dolly Parton for the Netflix film ‘Dumplin’, earning her a new 2020 Grammy nomination as well. Perry’s pop anthem “What’s Up”  just surpassed one billion views on YouTube, maintaining significant relevance and legendary status in today’s musical universe and political climate.

Perry has a long-standing relationship with the Recording Academy, supporting Grammy Camp, Grammy Museum, and the Grammy Music Education Coalition. She helmed “Creating A Collaborative Community for Artists” during Grammy Week, and a massive live one on one with Dolly Parton during the Grammy MusiCares celebration of Parton’s work. Perry was also the musical director of the program featuring Parton, Miley Cyrus, Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry, Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile, P!nk, Mavis Staples, Garth Brooks, Wille Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, and others. A strong creator’s rights advocate, she participates in the Recording Academy’s GRAMMYS ON THE HILL, uniting music and politics at Washington’s largest advocacy event for music, expressing the importance of this cause to Congress and lawmakers creating policy affecting artists and creators.

In March of 2022, Linda launched EqualizeHer, a charitable initiative she co-founded with Alisha Ballard to achieve equal representation of women across all aspects of the music industry, providing resources and access to women so they can thrive in the music industry while helping others to do the same.

In her latest ventures, Perry scored the film, Luckiest Girl Alive for Netflix and the critically acclaimed, Oscar nominated indie film, To Leslie directed by Michael Morris. In addition, Perry also scored the documentary, Citizen Penn for Discovery Plus about the humanitarian efforts of Sean Penn and a team of volunteers who set up base in Haiti to bring relief after the devastating earthquake in 2010. For the score she co-wrote and produced an original song for Bono called, “Eden (To Find Love)”. She also scored the Soleil Moon Frye documentary, Kid 90 for Hulu that was released in March 2021.

A philanthropist at heart, Perry also curates legendary artist lineups for prestigious non-profit concert events such as 2018’s One Love Malibu Benefit concert, with Katy Perry,  Macy Gray, Joe Walsh, Gwen Stefani, Alanis Morrisette, Robin Thicke, Rita Ora, Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters and Chad Smith of the Red-Hot Chili Peppers, raising more than 1 million dollars for victims of the Malibu wildfires.

Perry was the architect, creative, and musical director for several of the Art of Elysium HEAVEN galas in Los Angeles, most recently  ‘HEAVEN IS ROCK AND ROLL’  at the Hollywood Palladium reuniting Nirvana, with St. Vincent, Beck, Violet Grohl, L7, Cheap Trick, and others. Perry is also on the board of Sean Penn’s CORE organization, curating and producing musical performances for their fundraisers in LA and Nashville, with artists like Billie Eilish, Cat Stevens, Beck, Portugal the Man, Maren Morris, Dwight Yoakam, Jenny Lewis, Sheryl Crow, Jackson Browne, Carly Simon, Foo Fighters, Pete Yorn, Dawes, Miguel, Tracy Bonham, Aloe Blacc, and many, many others.

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