WILM Newsletter Number TEN

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Welcome to the 10th Newsletter!

We hope you are doing okay out there. We are certainly living in some strange and unsettling times. Our community is still thriving though and you can reach out to the Facebook Group if you need advice and support.

Naturally it’s been a little quieter over the past few months but here is what we have been up to…


Motherhood Survey

Last February, we shared the ‘Pregnancy and Motherhood in the Live Music Industry’ survey.
The survey, made by WILM was motivated by a will to start a discussion about motherhood combined with work in the live music industry, and to gauge an impression of what our members in the live industry think with regards to having children and maintaining a career.
We have been overwhelmed by the results and after a few months work, we are happy to share the survey report with you. The report outlines the results and shares some of WILM’s own impressions and ideas to carry the subject further.



Celebrating Women in Audio &
RF Workshop

In March we held a training day, focusing on RF, Dante and Shure’s Wireless Workbench at the wonderful new Rose Shure Experience Centre In London.
We went through setup, IT Networking and troubleshooting for upcoming and experienced sound engineers.


In the main classroom


At the fault-finding station

It’s was lovely to see Val Gilbert from Allen & Heath, Lisa Holdway from Dante, as well as Shure’s very own Ursula ‘Ouzo’ Helmstädt in action with our members, including
Jack Drury, also from Shure, who supported our members with Wireless Workbench (WWB6).
We hope to host some more joint events at Shure’s beautiful new location, The Rose Shure Experience Centre, as this was such an uplifting experience for everybody.

In the evening a Champagne Reception was beautiful led by the amazing Jennie Stephens, Shure UK. Guests enjoyed a delicious buffet and we continued into the evening with a thought-provoking panel discussion “Celebrating Women in Audio” with Jack Hill – Shure, Helen Goddard – President of ISCE, Kevin McLoughlin – AVIXA Diversity, Maddie Vining – WAVE (both Royal Society of medicine) and our very own Malle Kaas & Hannah Brodrick – WILM.


Celebrating Women in Audio panel discussion


Delicious buffet provided by Shure

The event was in honour of the amazing Abigail Brown, founder of WAVE (similar organisation to WILM with the same purpose), who sadly is no longer among us.
A special thank you to Shure, Audinate and to Fred Cresson, A&H for making this day so special for WILM and our members ❤
‘Don’t give up on your dreams or your ambitions’ – Abigail Brown #lovewhatyoudo


Radio Interview with Ancroo Live

Malle Kaas (CEO) and Hannah Brodrick (Co-director) joined Aaron Buck from Ancroo Live to talk about WILM and some key issues within the industry.
Ancroo Live are the first step in a wider project to support the Welfare, Mental Health, Safety & Skill Sets provided by dedicated professional event crew. We also had fun c
hoosing some songs to play on the radio show.

You can listen to the catchup here:

Future of the Industry Chat

On the 21st June WILM held an online discussion with the more experienced members of our community, regarding the Covid-19 Pandemic and how it has affected our industry.

We investigated the following subjects:
  • How are the different governments in Europe dealing with this situation in the Live Event Industry?
  • How do we imagine our industry will turn out, when business picks up again?
    How do we want it to look like?
The talk was insightful and thought-provoking and we hope to repeat this event in the near future to keep the discussion going.

Night of Light

Europe turned red for one night to indicate our industry is bleeding.
The culture, the musicians and all the live events cannot live without a crew. However, the crews cannot survive without the culture, the musicians and all the live events.

Please watch this beautiful video from TSE ag in Germany, who filmed some of the buildings that turned red that night:
We may not be able to host meetups and workshops in person but that hasn’t stopped us! Each week we have been hosting a special Webinar on Zoom with members from all over Europe covering a wide range of topics from Lighting Design to Tour Management.

In case you have missed out on any of the webinars –
don’t worry, you can find the recorded version here:
Upcoming Ebents

Radio show?

That’s right! The team at WILM is working towards putting together a monthly radio show where we will chat, discuss topics and play the songs we love. Stay tuned!



We are of course anxious to get back to hosting workshops again, and we have a bunch of them waiting in the pipeline.
  • We are working on getting some ‘Mental Health First Aid for Crew’ workshops up and running as soon as it is responsible to do so.
  • We are also still hoping to get at least one WILM Festival Camp up and running this year, (hopefully in August).
  • Then we have an “Intro to Rigging” workshop planned for Berlin, and an Advanced Course in GrandMA for lighting designers (also Berlin) and much more.
And one more thing…
That’s all for now!
Stay safe, and stay tuned and we hope we will see you very soon.

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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