Women in Music announced their inaugural Summit Jan. 27-29, celebrating 36 years of service to the Music Industry.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27 - DAY ONE: DIVERSITY, CULTURE & ALLYSHIP
12:00PM ET Women in Music Presents: Global Chapter Roundtable
Meet our Global Chapter teams and learn about international music markets from the leaders of WIM India, WIM South Africa, WIM Romania, WIM Japan, WIM Brazil, WIM Colombia, and more! Register here.
7:00PM ET Women in Music Presents: Anti-Racism & True Allyship Workshop
In partnership with “New York Music Month Extended Play,” an initiative of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, this event is free and open to the public. Hosted by: Nicole Barsalona, President, WIM.
7:30 PM Allyship in the Music Industry and Beyond Roundtable
Discussing true allyship in music, as we learn about the formation of racist ideologies, how they affect our lives and our industry, and identify ways in which we can create change as individuals, and as a community. This event is free and open to the public. Hosted by: Kameelah Benjamin-Fuller (Chief Diversity Officer & CSR Leader, PTC).
Participants: Dr. Raygine DiAquoi (Asst. Dean of Diversity, Culture & Inclusion, Columbia University), Nikisha Bailey (Vice President, Artist Partners Group, Board Director, Women in Music), Binta Brown (Black Music Action Coalition), Grace Lee (Asian American Collective) and Kat Cunning (Artist/Activist). More speakers to be announced!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 - DAY TWO: CREATORS & WOMXN IN MUSIC-TECH
1:00pm ET Women in Electronic Music: A Global Conversation
Building a career in music as a woman is one thing, but specifically building a career in the electronic music industry is another. In this conversation with voices from across the globe, we’ll discuss why there are so few women in electronic music, music technology, pro audio, content development and how these trailblazers crafted their career journey. We’ll dig into how the electronic industry has been forced to shift in 2020, the importance of cultivating professional relationships, how to advocate for yourself, and how to make strategic career moves and decisions that allow you to stand out. While these ladies sit in different corners of the world, we’ll find that a lot of the same challenges prevail regardless of your geography and we’ll explore ways to overcome them, together. Hosted by: Lily Moayeri, Music Journalist
Participants: Susan Gloy-Kruse, Director (Industry Relations, Beatport, Berlin), Rida Naser (Program Director/On-Air Host SiriusXM Radio, NY), Jessica Mitchell, (Director, Marketing Monstercat, Vancouver) and Anna Morgan (Artist, Label Head & Promoter, Hawaii).
2:00pm ET Content Creation
Making stuff that people respond to.
Hosted by Caitlyn Fisher (Content Marketing Manager, iZotope)
Participants: Joey Ng (VP of Marketing, Output), Abhita Austin (The Creators Suite), Eric Roberson (The Process) and Rachel Collier (Artist)
3:00pm ET So you want to work in Music Tech
Information straight from the mouths of the people who hire.
Hosted by: Kristal Walker (VP of Employee Wellbeing, Sweetwater)
Participants: Linda Lafferty (Director of Workplace Experience, Moog Music Inc.), Michele Darling (Assistant Chair of EPD, Berklee College of Music), Rachel Ritchie (Manager of Recruitment, Sweetwater) and Tony McCall (General Manager, Ableton INC)
4:00pm ET Unconventional Opportunities in Audio
Participants: Emma Azelborn (Software Developer, iZotope), Lis Bella Donna (Artist, Product Rep), Erin Barra (Producer, Educator, Activist) and Ray Williams (Music Marketing)
5:00pm ET Tech Entrepreneurs
Hosted by: Rose Rutledge (Product Marketing Manager, iZotope)
Participants: Jess Sobhraj (CEO, Cosynd), Laura Escudé (CEO, Electronic Creatives), Steve Duda (CEO, Xfer Records) and Josh Scott (JHS Pedals)
6:00pm ET Fireside Chat
Hosted by Erin Barra (Director of Popular Music at ASU, Executive Director, Beats By Girlz)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 - DAY THREE: ARTIST TEAMS AND SERVICES
Marketing, Streaming & Promotions: More Than Just Playlisting
Join us for a roundtable where leaders in the streaming and marketing space discuss strategy and implementation across an artist’s career - from independent marketing to optimize your artist’s presence online, authentic independent curation, streaming promotion, and more.
MusiCares 101: A Safety Net for Music People in Times of Need
Join Jennifer Leff and the team at MusiCares as they discuss the services and resources that MusiCare provides, covering a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies - from COVID-19 relief to addiction recovery and more.
Artist Management: A Marriage Made in...Boundaries
Join artist managers discussing what the artist management role (actually) entails, what expectations there are on both sides of the relationship, and how to set critical boundaries to make the music industry marriage work.
Event lead: Michelle Conceison
7:00PM ET Music Biz Top 10 List
Featuring five leaders across different fields in the industry - an Artist, a Manager, an Attorney, a Business Manager and a Publisher - we get straight to the heart of it, sharing the Top 10 things to know about each industry lane, the issues that overlap, and what each of these women wish they’d known before learning the hard way!
Find more information about registration here.