March 08, 2012

Music Industry Organizations:Women in Music

In honor of International Women's Day, today's post is about the organization Women in Music and why you might want to consider joining.

Women is Music was founded in 1985 and is based out of New York City.  It's a group of music industry professionals who work together to support the talented women who work in music. Their mission is to "advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition. Our seminars, panels, showcases, achievement awards, and youth initiatives celebrate the female contribution to the music world, and strengthens community ties." They provide panels, showcases, seminars, an annual awards ceremony, and tools for career advancement.

Members represent represent all genres of music, all career levels including students, and every aspect of the industry including publishers, agents, engineers, attorneys, musicians, managers, and label executives. The organization offers a monthly email newsletter, numerous events, educational seminars, one-on-one mentoring, networking events, and VIP roundtable discussions on industry hot topics.

Recent Events Include:
  • WIM Loves You 
  • New Year's Happy Hour
  • Holiday Party
  • Get Your Goals Workshop
  • How to Social Media Yourself Panel
  • Participation in the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure
  • WIM Rocks Fashion Fair
  • Summer Yoga Series
Upcoming Events:
  • Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurship
  • The Deli's Un/Off Party at SXSW

Membership:
Learn more by visiting the Women in Music Website or their Facebook Page 
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