W O M E N P R O D U C E M U S I C
Women Produce Music (WPM) is an artist and producer led non-profit founded by composer producer Katia Isakoff, to promote and support the activities of music-makers, producers and audio engineers through a series of collaborative projects and initiatives.
I am honored to be part of Katia Isakoff’s latest initiative to catalyse the role and visibility of women in the recording studio. Noticing a lack of female presence in the professional arena of producing, she is not just lamenting this fact, but taking action to prime the pump that will release a flow of future talent. Brava!
(Suzanne Ciani, 2019)
Vanessa Reed, CEO, PRS Foundation
We’re proud to be supporting the new Women Produce Music’s collaborative lab series. We know, through the programmes we run at PRS Foundation, that targeted initiatives like this reach people who may not usually put themselves forward in spite of their talents and potential. Space to collaborate and experiment outside of the usual routine is also crucial to artist development, new networks and ideas. I look forward to hearing how this pilot series goes and hope we will start see more and more women taking up roles in the recording studio over the next few years.
Paul Pacifico, CEO, Association of Independent Music (AIM)
We were delighted to have Katia Isakoff speak at our Women In Music’ Conference earlier this year on the subject of ‘Women in the Studio’.There is clearly a significant gender imbalance with few women working on that side of the industry. The promotion of role models alongside educational opportunities and support for young women who are thinking of entering the fields of engineering and production are key. AIM is an active supporter of female empowerment movements across the world of music and we are proud to be on board as ambassadors of Women Produce Music.
Richard James Burgess, CEO, American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
I am truly excited about the potential for the new WPM IN_KoLAB series to increase the number of women entering the music production profession. The ‘making of’ docuseries showing pioneering trailblazers and emerging artist producers discussing and practising their craft will provide a much needed resource and source of inspiration for current and future generations. I look forward to supporting Women Produce Music through my role as ambassador and to following the series.
Pascale Giovetto, Global Repertoire Manager, Beggars Group
Highly skilled music business professional with extensive knowledge and experience of key areas of the music industry, from the creative side - being a Sound Engineer/Producer for many years working with top artists and running her own label, Ecto Music. She spent four years at PRS For Music followed by five as Digital Account Manager at Universal. A member of the DDEX Consortium since 2008, and an active participant to the various DDEX Working Groups, Pascale is acutely aware of the challenges that the digital supply chain is currently facing when it comes to the quality of the data being exchanged by the diverse group of stakeholders, from record labels, digital retailers to collecting societies.
Emma Robertson, Editor, The Talks
Emma Robertson has been a music journalist and editor for nearly a decade, starting out writing a Montreal-focused music blog called littlecity, before moving to Berlin in 2014. She is the Editor of The Talks, an online interview magazine featuring influential figures from pop culture. Her work has appeared in Crack Magazine, Resident Advisor, Red Bull Radio, RBMA Daily, The Ransom Note, DITA, Beatport, Pulse Radio, and SSENSE. She founded the electronic music based interview podcast series, AIR, in 2017.
Paula Maddox, Founder, Dove Audio
Paula has been around the world of synthesisers for nearly 30 years. Her first company “Modulus” was founded in 2000 releasing the Monowave as its first commercial product; this was followed by a DSP based synthesiser the Monowave II. Her next creations led her back to her roots in hardware where GorF was born; hot on the success of GorF she launched Tron and Zira. In 2013 she created the Modal 001, 002 and later 008 - the first truly analogue polysynth for several decades. In 2018, Paula launched Dove Audio a company whose innovations, designs and build will reflect three core values: Purity, Integrity and Love.
Sandira Blas, Factory Berlin
By way of Austin, Dallas, Providence & New York, Sandira now resides in Berlin. For nearly 20 years, she has worked with over 100 artist/producers, record labels, magazines, music schools, music technology programs, and pro audio brands. With 7-years at inMusic Brands and previously, Head of Partnerships & Culture Marketing for Akai Pro, she is now a Brand Consultant in Tech & Art, Music Journalist for Attack Magazine. Her recent talk and presentations include Soho House Berlin, Musikmesse, Brighton Music Conference, Mutek Montreal, BIME Pro & Iceland Airwaves. Sandira is a music innovator participant of www.keychange.eu, a 2-year European talent development program that empowers women to transform the future of the music industry through new international opportunities to help accelerate change and create a better, more inclusive music industry for present/future generations.
Moog Music Inc.
We are grateful to Moog Music Inc. for their kind support.
We are the proud owners of three Mother-32s donated to us. We love them.
The Mother-32 is an intuitive and expandable semi-modular synthesizer that adds raw analog sound, powerful sequencing and extensive interconnectivity to any creative, electronic or modular ecosystem.
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