It's a competitive world out there...
but we all deserve a chance
We know how valuable it is…
to get experience in the live music industry no matter what role it is you’re interested in.
One goal we have here at WILM is to help more women get the experience they need to start out.
Passing on knowledge and experience is vital for the next generation of Women in Live Music!
Please get in touch if you would like to be connected to a mentor below,
or become a mentor yourself at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's a List of the people who support us by mentorship
|Zoe Hart||Rigger||London | UK|
|Laura Helene Nagtegaal||Backline/Merch||Utrecht | Netherlands|
|Paula Trounce||Light||London | UK|
|Ani Klitmöller||Light Designer||Copenhagen | Denmark|
|Kirsten Baumberg-Gorham||Sound | Stage Manager||Frankfurt | Germany|
|Tanja (Tjay) Young||Sound||Frankfurt | Germany|
|Sanna Aurora Fernkvist Melin||Sound||Sweden,
Cairo | Egypt
|Louise Roed||Sound||Odense, Denmark|
|Adrian Chibulentean||Sound||London | UK|
|Will Fenton||Sound | Backline||London | UK|
|Sofie Hunter||Sound||Somerset, Wells | UK|
|Malle Kaas||Sound||Copenhagen | Denmark|
|Hannah Brodrick||Sound||London | UK|
|Sana Romanos||Sound||Beirut | Lebanon|
|Jenny Semmence||Tour Manager | Merch||Bridport | UK|
|Olga Kenig||Merch||Hamburg | Germany|
|Caitlin Mogridge||Music Photographer||London | UK|
Here is a list of educational resources and schools in Europe:
Rhythmic Music Conservatory
Master in Sound and Music Computing
Technical University Denmark
Master in Engineering Acoustics
Abbey Road Institute
Advanced Diploma in Music Production & Sound Engineering
International Music Management
Britannia Row Productions
Live Sound Training
Point Blank Music School
Live Sound Engineering
Live Sound Training
Live Sound Training Course
Bachelor in Live Sound
The Creative Audio Group
Higher Sound – Residential Training Program
University of Derby
Audio Engineering MSc
The School of Music Business
Music Business Courses
dBs Berlin Music
Music Production & Sound Engineering
For most of us, our job is our passion. We quite often freelance and have no steady monthly income. We work weird hours, and often a break is something you can only dream of.
For somebody who loves touring, crowded festivals and perhaps winding down in the bar after a gig, it might feel like you have to let all that go when kids come into the picture – not to mention how on earth would you be able to work those crazy hours whilst being pregnant or breastfeeding a little baby?
So what if you make the decision that you can do this? How will your co-workers, employers etc react? We hear so much about ‘rejection’ from our beloved industry, when someone announces their pregnancy, both on stage and behind the stage. This is leading to many choosing to hide their pregnancy.
We can only imagine that if you don’t have any visible role models, who can show you how it actually works, or people in your surroundings that you could turn to with questions and thoughts on how to figure things out, it can seem extremely overwhelming becoming a mum in the live music industry.
In 2020 WILM released the report “Motherhood combined with a career in the Live Music Industry”
Out of 300+ respondents (both crew and musicians), 85% of the mums asked said they have been able to return to work after having children. However, we know full well how lonely it can be to be a woman in this industry. We can only imagine that for a mother or mother-soon-to-be it could be even more isolating.