WILM-Newsletter Number SIX


# 06 Welcome!

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WELCOME TO THE 6TH NEWSLETTER FROM WILM!

Wow, these last few months have just flown by!
Our community is growing every day. Thankyou to all our members for sharing your knowledge and opportunities, and giving advice to the community.
We are so very proud of how it everything is running. And this is also the feedback we get from everywhere 😊 So, keep up the good work everyone!

Here are some of the highlights from the past three months. (If you would like to organise a workshop or meet up in your local area, please send us a mail at info@womeninlivemusic.eu)

Panel discussion at Prolight & Sound about diversity in the tech field – organised by WILM, April 3rd
Women in Live Music held a panel discussion during the Prolight + Sound 2019 trade show. The topic for the panel covered diversity in the live music field and featured three distinguished panelists: Karen Anderson (COO and founding member of Rational Acoustics (SMAART)), Dr. Elena Shabalina (d&b audiotechnik R&D) and Sana Romanos (freelance sound engineer from the Middle East).
The panel was moderated by WILM’s own CEO – Malle Kaas.
Please, read more here: https://womeninlivemusic.eu/talking-diversity-at-this-years-prolight-sound-in-frankfurt/

Networking Area

Spot festival May 2019.

Last August we received a call from the Danish festival, SPOT (25 stages, 300 acts over 3 days). SPOT asked, if WILM would run one of the stages. We immediately said yes to deliver the very first Danish women only crew – and it was a success!
The bands, the local crew and the festival loved it. Funny though was the reaction from a big part of the audience, where many were looking at FOH with an incredulous expression, as if they saw something they couldn’t really believe 🙂
You can read more about the gig here:
https://womeninlivemusic.eu/spot-festival-takes-on-its-first-ever-all-female-team/
We wish to thank MALighting and Allen&Heath for their support.

Spot-Festival

Josephine mixing monitors for the first time!

Intro to Backline for Girls May 28th

It is very rar to see a female backliner. WILM wants to change this, and arrangered a intro to Backliner in assiociation with 4Sound-Denmark.
13 girls showered up, some Tourmanagers, Musicians who just wanted to get a grip of how to set up backline. Both a couple of the girls expressed that night that it wouldn’t be impossible that they would go down this road. We surely hope to see a couple of them out there on the road one day. Perhaps even for the talented live drummer Sarah Ziebe, who came by to give a small performance.
(Photo’s by the amazingly talented Katie Frost)

CEO Malle Kaas is welcoming the attendees for the workshop

CEO Malle Kaas is welcoming the attendees for the workshop

The talented drummer Sarah Ziebe

The talented drummer Sarah Ziebe

Backliner Frank Jean Flück shows what needs to know, when you are a guitar tech

Backliner Frank Jean Flück shows what needs to know, when you are a guitar tech
Instagram: If you haven’t followed us on Instagram yet then click here! Please tag us in your gig photos, we love to see what you’re up to. https://www.instagram.com/womeninlivemusic

Updated mentors and representatives names:

Our community is growing and we are so thrilled about that! The updated representative’s and mentor’s lists are now up on our website, make sure to have a look at it! Like if you are touring, and you need a friend, who can give good advice on a venue, or where to find what – Or if you are from the area, and for instance need a mentor?!
If you can’t find a representative in your region and would love to represent WILM, don’t hesitate to send us an email with the subject “Representative” to info@womeninlivemusic.eu
Link to the website: https://womeninlivemusic.eu

Representatives

The Macedonia Meet Up

Our very first event in the Balkans went so well – and we were super excited about this awesome meet up in Skopje this past weekend.
The Balkans is a very overlooked area, when it comes to diversity in the music industry. So it is very much needed that we do some work here!

It was a very excited meet up, put together by our very own Tejka.
Speakers at this event were:
Tejka Vasiljevic – Representative for WILM, and TM, SM, Drum Tech.
Lina Ugrinovska – International booking promoter in Password Production.
Filip Tasevski – Member of the band “The Beginnings” and organizer of the festival “Zemjotres”
Martin Dimitrijev – Light engineer
Nenad Trifunovski – Sound engineer
Subjets were:
– Is there a need for WILM in the Balkan?
– Reasons to work in the live music industry – Presenting statistics of how many
women are working in the live music industry on the Balkans
– Sharing experience and opinions about working with women in the live music industry.
– How my job affects my relationships and private life?

A lot of stuff were discussed on this day, and we will soon have a blog ready that resume, how the meet up went.

Upcoming events!

Well, we are taking a break for the summer, as most of us are busy out on the festivals anyways.
We will be back in August with some cool workshops for the rest of the year with events in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Manchester, Balkans, Germany etc. so stay tuned! Check our Facebook page to be the first to sign up for events when they go live. https://www.facebook.com/womeninlivemusic.eu

Don’t forget to check out our merch!

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Stay tuned

Not a paid member yet? You can sign up here, and at the same time support our work. It costs 5€ annually. https://womeninlivemusic.eu/sign-up/

All the best
The WILM team
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, if you have any inquiries
info@womeninlivemusic.eu
We are looking for volunteer fundraisers and donations. Please get in touch for more details.

Please like our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/womeninlivemusic.eu/ where we put up dates for training, trade shows etc. here on a regular basis.

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Social Media

Please like our facebook page where we put up dates for training, trade shows etc. here on a regular basis.

We thank you for all your support. Please help us by spreading the word.
And our hashtags for Instagram:
#wilm #womeninlivemusic

All the best

The WILM team

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, if you have any inquiries
info@womeninlivemusic.eu


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