Daylle Deanna Schwartz, M.S. is a writer, speaker, self-empowerment counselor, and music industry consultant. Her best-selling Start & Run Your Own Record Label, The Real Deal: How to Get Signed to a Record Label and I Don’t Need a Record Deal! Survival Guide for the Indie Music Revolution are published by Billboard Books. Daylle is regularly quoted in publications and on TV and radio as an expert based on her popular self-empowerment books, All Men Are Jerks until Proven Otherwise, How to Please a Woman In & Out of Bed and Straight Talk with Gay Guys. She speaks for colleges, organizations, and corporations and is on the Panel of Experts for Lifetimetv.com. She is currently writing Nice Girls on Top.
People ask how Daylle can have two distinctive platforms. Easy! She brings the lessons from one field of expertise into the other. The music industry is based on relationships. Fans of her music business books and e-zine appreciate how Daylle weaves her tools for self-empowerment into her advice for conquering the music industry. Many of the techniques for getting taken seriously in the music industry end up in her self-empowerment writing.
Daylle is a recovering DoorMat, which motivated her to launch her popular blog, Lessons From a Recovering DoorMat . She was pushed into marriage at 20 and became a schoolteacher, after buying into the “Shoulds and Can’ts” of her upbringing. Her poor sense of self kept her stuck in a lifestyle she didn’t want. As she slowly learned to value herself, Daylle developed the courage to face life as a single woman. She made a vow to never let what others said stop her from pursuing her passions.
Now Daylle doesn't let obstacles stop her. She began to feel more empowered when she accepted a dare from students who said a white woman couldn’t rap. Daylle set out to prove them wrong because she didn’t want them to grow up believing that stereotypes could stop them. When music industry people ripped her off as she tried to get a record deal, Daylle’s students encouraged her to get revenge and offered to do nasty things to them for her. Instead, she taught them a spiritual lesson—use the energy behind anger to do something positive. Daylle opened Revenge Productions and then Revenge Records, her positive revenge. Nicknamed "the rappin' teach," she successfully ran the label for five years.
The music industry has always been male-dominated. Daylle was one of the few women to start and successfully run a record label in the days when Russell Simmons was bringing Def Jam Records to the forefront of hip hip and Tom Silverman was beginning to make waves with Tommy Boy Records. People didn’t take her seriously, and humored her instead of showing respect. But Daylle took herself seriously and developed techniques for handling herself in nice ways that earned respect from the men. Many of her Nice Girls on Top skills began there. After learning how to conquer the music industry the hard way, Daylle began teaching music business workshops, which are attended by people from around the country and the world.
Dubbed the “Indie Music Guru,” Daylle took what she learned and began educating musicians on how to develop a satisfying career. She is a top female role model in the music industry, still one of the few women to have reached her respected level in guiding musicians. Daylle also does consulting for musicians and independent record labels. Her goal is to help musicians learn how to empower themselves.
After being a DoorMat for years, Daylle accepted that the only way to have a healthy relationship and develop better self-esteem was to get a life and complete herself first. As she became more self-empowered, she was able to meet the challenges of a multi-faceted career, and win. Seeing a need for the lessons that helped her, Daylle began teaching classes, including Nice Girls on Top/ Nice Guys on Top and counseling people about how to become more empowered and get more desires met in a nice way.
Daylle’s music industry books have a huge international market. Her relationship books have been translated into ten languages. All Men Are Jerks until Proven Otherwise was translated into Farsi and but was subsequently banned from publication in Iran. Daylle has been writing regularly to Nasrin Sahihi, who translated the book after becoming empowered by reading it. Nasrin’s first letter said:
Before reading this book, I thought that only Iranian women have such problems due their culture, religion, etc., but now I know that some issues are universal and common all around the world. While reading the book, I could see the content as a mirror reflecting my past experiences, faults, and wrong responses to men. Now I have a lonely life, but a complete one, and I am sure that I can attract any man I want. I really owe the rest of life to you.
Project Self-Empowerment is Daylle’s next venture. She is preparing to raise funds to self-publish her book, How Do I Love Me? Let Me Count the Ways (for both women and men), which she is donating. While the book will be sold in stores, it will also be given away for free in colleges, battered women’s shelters, churches, eating disorders clinics, and more. All money raised from book sales will go back into the project. Daylle is doing this to show thanks for all of her blessings. She’s was given an opportunity to turn her life around and wants to help others do the same.
Daylle has been a guest on over 300 TV and radio shows, including Oprah, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, BBC, CNN, Fox News, Ricki Lake, Maury Povich and Montel Williams. When she was on Howard Stern (radio) for over half an hour, he kept repeating, “This woman knows what she’s talking about.” Daylle is also on the Panel of Love Experts at Lifetimetv.com. She is quoted as an expert or written about in many publications, including New York Times, NY Post (several times), Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, NY Daily News, Cosmopolitan, Lifetime TV, Women’s World, Men’s Fitness, Marie Claire, and Men’s Health.
Daylle is known for her straightforward, friendly style of communicating and mixes a good dose of practicality and spirituality into all of her lectures. Having overcome the obstacles that she speaks about, Daylle Deanna Schwartz motivates her audience to go out and take control of their own lives!