We believe in women in live music.
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Lets stay tuned, connected
and bold.

WHO ARE WE?

Women in Live Music [WILM] is a European platform and
online community for women working in live music; this
includes various ‘behind the scene’ roles: Sound Engineers,
Tour Managers, Lighting Designers, Riggers, Backliners,
Stage Managers, Stagehands and more.

WHY

To this day, women only make up a minor percentage of the
working force in the music industry. This primarily motivated
the creation of WILM. However no change can be effective
without support from everyone; so we welcome every gender
to join us in our effort to ensure a balanced diversity for thefuture.

HOW

This website, in addition to our pages on social media,
constitute a starting point in connecting our members.
We interact on social media on a daily basis, where everyone,
regardless of gender is invited to share experiences, pictures,
and tips with other members.
The community then goes beyond,  into organizing workshops
and meet-ups throughout Europe.
During these events, members can interact, learn and forge
long-lasting friendships with like-minded individuals.
These events therefore aspire to create a supportive and
inspiring community.

CREWLIST

This list is a tool for bands, booking agencies, and companies
looking for female crewmembers – whether they are looking for
backliners in France or merch-sellers in Germany, this tool
aims at facilitating accessibility to qualified women working in
the field.
In addition, the Crewlist can also be used for networking and
reaching out to members from other regions, for the simple sake
of meeting, or also to ask for guidance while on tour in their
region.
We encourage all women working in the live music industry
to join our crewlist!

Thank you

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WILM Team

The women behind Women In Live Music

Name: Malle Kaas

Birthday (d-m-y): 26-04-1970

Country: Denmark

 

Role in WILM: CEO

Experience in live music and music business in general:

  • Working for some of the biggest rental companies in Denmark, USA and Germany 1995 -2001 as a stage technician and system technician.
  • Worked in the same periods on installations at e.g. The Danish National Film school
  • After a long break returned to Live music in 2014, started mixing for different bands, venues and rental companies
  • Have organised several workshops with manufactures like Shure, d&b Audio and DPA microphones since 2014
  • Teaches live sound workshops
  • Generally autodidact, but has complete miscellaneous training within sound engineering. E.g 3 months training at Britannia Row in London, UK

Other qualifications and useful information:

    • Founder of the european diversion of Soundgirls.org in 2014, and formerly head of Soundgirls’s Live Sound Event Group until November 2017
    • Certified Nurse Anesthetist with a profession Bachelor and Master of science in nursing
    • Teaching and presenting
    • Production manager, Stage manager

Contact information:
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/mallekaas/

Mail: info@womeninlivemusic.eu

        

Name: Hannah Brodrick

Birthday (d-m-y): 02-11-1989

Country: UK

Role in WILM: Co-Director

Experience in live music and music business in general:

  • University of Hertfordshire Sep ‘08 – Jul ‘11 Achieved Upper Second Class Honours (2.1) in BSc Music Technology & Sound Design, including a 1st for Major Project Dissertation.
    Modules including: Music Business, Audio Electronics, Events Management, Production, Theory and Acoustics.
    • Master thesis subject: Foley Sample Library
  • Britannia Row Productions Training Jan – March ‘14. Full-time course with Britannia Row in London, studying Advanced Live Sound Technology. (Achieved 84% overall)
  • Live Sound Engineer 2011 – Present. FOH/Monitor Engineer, Tour Manager & RF tech for touring artists and venues. Has experience mixing in all varieties of venues; from 150 capacitors clubs to arena shows, splitter tours to full production bus tours.
    Hannah has also worked with Live TV & Radio, assisting artists at The Brit Awards, Rugby World Cup, Sky Sports and Music Cube.
    She can work with any digital console, fluent with Midas, Digico, Soundcraft, A&H and Yamaha and specialises in RF (radio technology).

Other qualifications and useful information:

    • Computer and social media literate.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Established presence within the UK live music scene. Moderator for a key touring forum.
    • Some experience teaching and presenting.

Contact informations:

Mail: info@womeninlivemusic.eu

Name: Kaylee Wesley Pearson

Birthday (d-m-y): 21-05-1988

Country: Denmark

Role in WILM: Project Manager

Experience in live music and music business in general:

  • Started in 2010 working for various festivals and events as backstage manager, security and various other roles.
  • Started tourmanaging in 2011 – debuting with a two-week tour in Hong Kong.
  • Started as Band Merchandise Manager in 2012 at Roskilde Festival and has sold a lot of merch since then for artists such as Metallica, LCD Soundsystem and The Kills.
  • Since 2014 I’ve been working fulltime with some of the biggest artists in Denmark as a production manager and tourmanager.
  • In 2015 I opened Happy Duck – a management and booking company based in Copenhagen.
  • Basically I do everything from tourmanagement, backlining, production, booking to merch.

Other qualifications and useful information:

  • I have a masters degree in Information Technology specializing in experience design at Aalborg University.

Contact information:
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaylee-wesley-pearson/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaylee.w.pearson/

Mail: info@womeninlivemusic.eu

Name: Sana Romanos

Birthday (d-m-y): 08-04-1991

Country: Lebanon

 

Role in WILM: Communication Manager

Experience in live music and music business in general (e.g. education, courses, jobs):

  • Bachelor in Physics from the American University of Beirut (2012) and master in Audio Engineering from Universite Blaise-Pascal, France (2014)
    • Master thesis subject: Binaural Sound
  • 2014-2017: sound tech, MON and FOH engineer, team manager and project manager at one of the biggest rental companies in the Middle east
  • 2017- present: freelance live sound engineer and project manager for various events and major festivals in Lebanon and the middle-eastern region as a whole
  • July 2018: MON engineer at Roskilde Festival, Denmark

Other qualifications and useful information :

    • Fluent in Arabic, French and English
    • Project Management
    • Minor in Creative Writing from the American University of Beirut; can help out in editing and writing various articles and descriptions
    • Good communication skills
    • Teaching and presenting

Contact information:

Mail: Info@womeninlivemusic.eu

Name: Mia K. A. Eriksen

Birthday (d-m-y): 10-02-1987

Country: Denmark

 

Role in WILM: Head of fundraising

Experience in live music and music business in general (e.g. education, courses, jobs):

  • Bachelor and master in musicology at University of Copenhagen, 2005 – 2011
    • Bachelor thesis subject: music reality-shows – a new platform for getting successful?
    • Master thesis subject: sound branding – a service or a sales trick?
  • “Music2Business”, 2011-2012 – a one-year course about music business in a 360° view
  • Sound Technician on and off in 2010-2014 –  mostly assistant sound technician. E.g. at local music festivals, intimate concerts, children’s theaters, school graduations and at bigger fairs
  • Sound assessor at Force Technology (Delta SenseLab) since 2012
  • Music teacher, voice coach and choir conductor (singing, piano and rhythm) since 2009
  • Music manager in a youth club (13-18 y), 2011 – 2015. Focus area e.g. stage presence, singing, playing, recording and encouraging musicality in general

Other qualifications and usefull information (* only for internal use):

    • Project Management
    • Diploma of specialized journalism
      • Communication and story telling
    • Media knowledge and experience
    • Teaching and presenting

Contact information:
Mail: info@womeninlivemusic.eu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/miakae

Instagram: Mia Amigo

 

Name: Aistė Baltraitytė

Birthday (d-m-y): 19-04-1990

Country: Lithuania

 

Role in WILM: Team Coordinator

Experience in live music and music business in general:

  • Bachelor in Music Technologies at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania (2009 – 2013)
  • Worked as sound operator in Lithuania National Drama Theater (2014 – 2017)
  • At the moment working in the Lithuanian National Radio and Television ( 2018 – …)
  • Freelance stage technician (2013 – …)

Other qualifications and useful information:

    • Organizational skills
    • Translator

Contact information:

Mail: info@womeninlivemusic.eu

 

 

WANTED

As we are a new organisation, we are currently looking to recruit new female representatives.

Please contact us if you wish to become a local or group representative.

Right now we are looking for all groups, but especially for female backliners and riggers. It is important for us to emphasize that this community is for all, but with a main focus to increase gender diversity within live music productions.

Even though we are looking for female representatives. We believe this is only possible when we work together, women and men as one.

..across Europe

Our Intro-workshops are for women either already working in the industry but would like to get learn about other roles. Or for absolute newcomers that would like to learn from scratch. 

Our Summer Camp is for girls between 15 & 18 years old that would like to be introduced to live sound. This runs for 4 days. The Summer Camp will take place in July in Denmark.

For more info, please email us at info@womeninlivemusic.eu

Timiann Melissa Olsen

Coach

Timiann has experience in coaching international crews and individuals.
Support within 24 hours in case of urgent conflicts within a crew, unpleasant experiences on a gig, or even personal issues.

Please see contact info below
Timiann is available on Skype, Zoom, Messenger, Whatsapp, Viber, Facetime or whatever works best for you

30 min – 50.00€
60 min – 90.00€

mail: timiann@timiann.com
phone: +45 53 771 668