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Women’s Audio Mission to hold first New York conference for women in recording arts

The non-profit organisation will arrive at the Big Apple for the first time ever to hold a recording arts conference for women

Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) will hold a recording arts conference in New York, entitled WAMCon New York, at YouTube Space NY and the legendary Jungle City Studios, on October 19-20 for the first time ever. 

WAMCon New York will see a number of top music industry professionals lead workshops on the subjects of women in recording arts on October 19, such as Leslie Ann Jones who has worked for Dianne Reeves and Herbie Hancock, Ann Mincieli (Alicia Keys), Erin Tonkon (David Bowie), TRAKGIRL (Jhene Aiko, Luke James), Caroline Sanchez (Saturday Night Live), Haley Shaw (Gimlet Media), Chiquita Paschal (Uncivil, Buzzfeed), Erin Barra (Ableton) and Mitra Kaboli (The Heart, WNYC, ESPN).

A full day of interactive workshops covering topics from studio recording techniques to deconstructing mixes to beat-making and songwriting at Jungle City Studios and Centre for Social Innovation will take place on October 20.

WAM executive director Terri Winston said: “For years, women on the east coast have asked WAM when we would bring our programs to New York. This is the year! WAM is thrilled to bring WAMCon to New York this year with a line-up of heavy-hitting women audio professionals, after two successful conferences in Boston and Los Angeles.”

Musician Myracle McCoy, who attended WAM’s last conference in Los Angeles at Capitol Studios said: “I had the best experience today at the WAM at Capitol event learning from a panel of inspiring and talented female musicians. I feel so ready to go take over the world with my sisters right now!” 

WAM trains over 1,500 women a year in the recording arts to address the critical lack of women in the audio industry which currently stands at less than 5%.

Last year PSNEurope spoke to Winston about gender inequality in the pro audio industry. Read our interview here

You can also listen to PSNEurope’s Women in Audio podcast here.