Joanna Newsom Net Worth

Joanna Newsom Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Joanna Newsom net worth is
$5 million

Joanna Newsom Wiki Biography

Joanna Caroline Newsom was born on 18 January 1982, in Nevada City, California USA, and is a singer, songwriter, actress and multi-instrumentalist, known from releasing several EPs and albums. These include “The Milk-Eyed Mender”, and “Ys” during her activity in the industry since 2002, and all of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Joanna Newsom? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through success in the music industry. She’s received a lot of critical acclaim for her work, and has been involved in various high charting projects. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Joanna Newsom Net Worth $5 million

Newsom grew up in a very idealistic family, and she was really restricted in being allowed to watch television or listen to the radio. However, she was exposed to a lot of music as her parents played various instruments. She attended Waldorf School, and during her time there she studied theatre. Growing up, she also learned to play the piano before transitioning to playing the harp, initially smaller Celtic harp before moving on to the full-size pedal harp. After matriculating, she attended Mills College where she studied composition and creative writing. During college, she played the keyboard as a part of the indie band The Pleased, and she soon dropped studies to focus on a career in music.

Joanna first gained attention joining Nervous Cop’s self-titled collaboration album. She then worked on two EPs entitled “Walnut Whales” and “Yarn and Glue”, homemade recordings which would catch the attention of record producers. This eventually led to her being signed to the label Drag City, which started to increase her net worth. Soon, she would make her debut album entitled “The Milk-Eye Mender” which was released in 2004, then toured to promote the album and performed with other musicians including Weird War; she also appeared as a guest on the self-titled album of Vetlver. She also made music for Vashti Bunyan’s “Lookaftering” and for the horror film “The Strangers”, so slowly gained a strong following, and continued to make music as a guest on other albums. Joanna then released her second album entitled “Ys” in 2006, and supported the album by performing in various events. The album got a lot of exposure and she also appeared in the music video “Kids”.

In 2010, Newsom started working on her third album entitled “Have One on Me” which was released in February. She then appeared as a guest composer on The Roots album “How I Got Over”. The following year, she released singles and worked on a few music videos, and also contributed vocals for “The Muppets”, and made several other television appearances. Her next project would be as a part of the track “Kindness be Conceived” by Thao and the Get Down Stay Down. She then narrated the film “Inherent Vice” before releasing another solo album, “Divers” which peaked at the top spot of the Billboard Alternative Albums Chart, all the while adding steadily to her net worth.

For her personal life, it is known that Joanna married actor Andy Samberg in 2013, prior to which she had a brief relationship with Bill Callahan. Joanna and Andy reside in Los Angeles in a house previously owned by the parents of actress Mary Astor. The couple also have a child together.

Full NameJoanna Newsom
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 18, 1982
Place Of BirthNevada City, California USA
Height1.63 m
EducationMills College
SpouseAndy Samberg
ParentsChristine Newsome, William Newsom
SiblingsPete Newsom, Emily Newsom
AwardsIndependent Spirit Robert Altman Award
Music GroupsThe Pleased, Golden Shoulders, Sapokanikan, Peach, Plum, Pear, Leaving the City
MoviesInherent Vice, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, The Muppets, The Family Jams, The Sky Crawlers
1Well, yeah, I wanted to resist the urge to thicken everything up with instrumentation, because I just felt like I was interested in seeing how the songs did on their own.
2The very first Walnut Whales recording was recorded just a few weeks after I had started singing, out of the blue, started singing. And the voice, you can hear how uncomfortable I am with it, and how terrified I am with it.
3People in San Francisco and the East Bay have shown interest, done interviews, and have come to shows. I guess that the news travels fast out of this island that we are on.
4Lyrics are very different. There is a clear line between that and a poem. Something that has been a source of great excitement and delight for me is this idea that I get to rhyme.
5It's valid that the Strokes and the Pleased have been influenced by some of the same bands. But it's invalid in the sense that we listen to the Strokes and try to sounds like them. I think that they are a good band.
6It's totally different. I usually don't tell people about the Pleased if they know me from the harp. And if they are there to see the Pleased, I usually don't tell them about the harp. I am nervous that these people will expect something similar.
7In high school, we studied a lot of poetical forms. I was really interested in the math that was involved and the strange live break ups. That gave me a great amount of respect for a rhymed stanza.
8I wanted to write songs which I think is a different thing. I wanted to write music that is informed by folk music. The chord progressions are obvious references.
9I recorded harp first or singing first. I recorded it all together. Part of the reason is that I don't know how to play the songs without also singing. I forget how they progress. I don't think that any of them are verse, chorus, verse, and so on. They are not simple.
10I definitely don't subscribe to the theory that more instruments, or more vocal tracks, harmony, or double tracking the voice, is a good thing. People do their early albums very stripped down, then each album becomes bloated.
11I am consciously not trying to bring in World Music elements. The ways that I work and feel are completely different in how they sound than someone playing the Kora in Africa would play it.
12You should listen to a lot of different music.
13The way that words fit together is always interesting to me. I love words.
14People are often afraid for me. They think that I am going to break. I can make it through a set.
15I wasn't interested in writing music that wasn't beautiful for me to listen to.
16I want to make music that somehow connects to the things that I love in America music.
17I started playing harp about fourteen years ago.
18I played piano for about two years when I was a kid. I didn't play long enough to be really great.
19I have writing songs on my own for about six years.
20I have a recording that I did of instrumental songs.
21I have a deep rooted folk sensibility that I can't get away from completely.
22I give away CDs at shows if someone wants a CD but doesn't have any money. I wouldn't want to do that forever.
23I did spend a year in high school being obsessed with Fleetwood Mac.
24I can't play my songs on the smaller harp. I have a Celtic harp. I can't do the key changes.
25I can understand someone not liking the voice or the songs.
26I am producing sounds that people are not used to hearing from the harp.
27I am not doing something that it is experimental music in relation to classical music.
28I am consciously trying not to make it sound Celtic or African.
29I am always trying to write.
30I would happy for someone to download my music.
1She has English, Irish, and German ancestry.
2(September 21, 2013) Married her boyfriend of 5 years Andy Samberg following a 7-month-long engagement.
4Plays the harp, piano and harpsichord.
5Studied composition and creative writing at Mills College, a liberal arts women's college in California.


Late Night with Seth MeyersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Joanna Newsom: Sapokanikan2015Video short performer: "Sapokanikan" / producer: "Sapokanikan" / writer: "Sapokanikan"
Paper Towns2015writer: "ON A GOOD DAY" - as Joanna Caroline Newsom
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The End (Or, Karen Fox Is not Invisible)2009Short "Bridges and Balloons"
Sprout2008/IDocumentary short "Sprout and the Bean"
The Strangers2008performer: "Sprout and The Bean" / writer: "Sprout and The Bean"
Great World of Sound2007publisher: "Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie" / writer: "Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie"
Following Sean2005Documentary performer: "Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie" / writer: "Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie"
City Paradise2004Short performer: "Peach, Plum, Pear" / writer: "Peach, Plum, Pear"


Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping2016Steam Punk Doctor
Joanna Newsom: Divers2015Video shortJoanna Newsom
Joanna Newsom: Sapokanikan2015Video shortJoanna Newsom
Inherent Vice2014Sortilège
Portlandia2012TV SeriesHarpist
MGMT: Kids - Music Video2009Video shortIndifferent Mother
Sukai kurora2008English version, voice


Joanna Newsom: Divers2015Video short
Joanna Newsom: Sapokanikan2015Video short
The Family Jams2009Documentary
We Will Be Warm2006Short


Joanna Newsom: Divers2015Video short


Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Now2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Made in Hollywood2014TV SeriesHerself
Roy Harper Man or Myth2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Austin City Limits2012TV Series documentaryHerself - Musical guest
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Later... With Jools Holland2004-2010TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Family Jams2009DocumentaryHerself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2005TV Series documentaryHerself - Singer

Won Awards

2015Robert Altman AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsInherent Vice (2014)

Known for movies

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