she rocks awards nominations

She Rocks Awards Nominations Opens

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) has announced open nominations for its annual She Rocks Awards ceremony honoring women in music, taking place Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Anaheim, CA.

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the She Rocks Awards have honored music professionals from all walks of the industry, including guitarist Jennifer Batten, legendary singer-songwriter Chaka Khan, Multiplatinum artist Colbie Caillat, Amy Heidemann of chart-topping pop duo Karmin, Vice President of Brand Marketing at Martin Guitar Amani Duncan, Executive Director of the NAMM Foundation Mary Luehrsen, Latin Grammy award-winning artist Gaby Moreno, legendary band The Bangles, iconic percussionist Sheila E., Leigh Maples and Pamela Cole of Fanny’s House of Music, Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix, Executive Vice President and CFO of the Gretsch Company Dinah Gretsch and many more.

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“It's amazing that we're celebrating our fifth year," said WiMN Founder Laura B. Whitmore. "It's been wonderful to see support for the She Rocks Awards grow year after year, and we are very excited to put on an event that brings the industry together and honors these deserving women."

Individuals are encouraged to nominate female trailblazing music industry peers, friends, colleagues or themselves. The deadline to submit nominations is Sept. 2, 2016.

Named one of Billboard magazine's "7 must-see events at NAMM," the She Rocks Awards bring together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans and media for a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates women in music, and offers featured performances, giveaways, a silent auction, networking opportunities and more.

Photo by Kevin Graft

For more information and to submit a nomination, visit thewimn.com/nominations