Recording Artist, Fitz and the Tantrums & Founder, Diversify the Stage
Noelle Scaggs is a multi-platinum recording artist, multi-hyphenate, and award winning philanthropist and activist from Los Angeles, CA. While she is best known for her larger-than-life vocals and magnetic stage presence as the co-front person of Fitz and the Tantrums, she is also a highly accomplished songwriter, with credits including her band’s chart-topping, platinum certified singles “Out of My League” and “The Walker.” In 2018, she was listed as #12 on Billboard’s Top 30 Female Artists in the Alternative Songs Chart’s History, joining names like Gwen Stefani and Lorde. In 2020, Scaggs expanded her impact on the music industry even further, through the creation of her organization, Diversify the Stage (DTS). The year following the organization’s inception, Scaggs was honored at the 2021 Pollstar Live Awards as one of their “Heroes of Live” for the work DTS had done in creating more equal and equitable opportunities among aspiring live music industry professionals from marginalized communities and backgrounds. DTS continues to make an impact in their strive for change, having established the industry’s leading inclusion initiative consisting of co-signs and participation from music’s top artists, promoters, agencies, and management companies.
RIAA Presents Diversifying the Stage
10/11/23, 8:30 PM
Noelle Scaggs, lead singer of Fitz & the Tantrums and Founder, Diversify the Stage, chats with Ra Joy, Chief of Staff of the National Endowment for the Arts, on investment and opportunities in live music and touring for historically marginalized and underrepresented artists and communities.