2016 She Rocks Awards Honor Women in Music – Presented by AVID:

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The mission of the Women's International Music Network™ is to create a hub to connect women in all facets of the music industry. You are not alone!

Founded in 2012 by Laura B. Whitmore, a veteran marketer of the musical instrument and audio industries, the Women's International Music Network site (TheWiMN.com) hosts news, events, and a community forum for women from all walks of the industry.

All other music and audio industry organizations that focus on women are invited to submit news and events. We are happy to link back as well! We will be serving news about female musicians, projects relating to women in the industry, products targeted to female musicians, and so much more! Please send your news and event info to: news@TheWiMN.com

Please join our mailing list so that we can invite you to our own hosted events.

About the Founder:

lauraheadshotLaura B. Whitmore is a graduate of Hofstra University with a B.S. in Music Merchandising and an M.B.A. in Marketing. As the marketing manager for Korg USA for 20 years, she was instrumental in marketing, PR and artist relations for the Korg, Marshall, and VOX brands. She was also editor of Korg’s ProView Magazine. Prior to that, she worked in the Direct Marketing department of CBS Records.

In 2008 Whitmore left Korg USA and founded Mad Sun Marketing, a boutique agency that specializes in marketing, PR, artist relations, event production, graphic design, and more for music and audio companies. Past and current clients of Mad Sun include 108 Rock Star Guitars, Academic Superstore, Acoustic Amplification, Agile Partners, Breedlove Guitars, Colby Amplifiers, Dean Markley USA, Korg, KVRaudio, MusicFirst, Muse Research, NewBay Media, Notion Music, Peavey, SIR Entertainment Services, SIR Stage37, SoundTree, Sterling Audio, Take Me To The River, and more.

A singer-songwriter herself, Whitmore was the editor of Guitar World's AcousticNation.com and the creator of the GuitarWorld.com featured blog series, Guitar Girl'd. She writes regularly for industry media outlets including Guitar World, Acoustic Guitar, MI Professional, In Tune and more. Whitmore has hosted and moderated several workshops and panels at events such as NAMM and SXSW on the topics of marketing, PR, apps and music making, songwriting, and more.

In 2015 she and Brad Tolinski (former editor of Guitar World) launched a live event series called BackStory (backstoryevents.com) that is streamed live on AOL.com. Guests have included Ace Frehley, Roger Waters, Zakk Wylde, Tom Jones and many more.

She currently lives in Needham, MA, where she regularly performs and hosts open mics. She hosts a monthly house concert series called Acoustic Kitchen. She has two children, Emma and Cole.

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  1. Hi – really interested in this idea – are there any UK links? My daughter is a young singer/songwriter in Wales, has had good local success but is struggling to spread her music further afield and find gigs

  2. I was there at the award ceremony, and it was so cool on so many levels, moving actually. The feeling of unity, empowerment, limit-less-ness, and bonding was really phenomenal. I commend Laura for the amazing amount of ground she has covered, she herself is a TREMENDOUS inspiration to me.

  3. Laura, Thank you again for an amazing and inspirational weekend at the 2013 Women’s Music Summit. I loved meeting all the wonderfully talented women and hearing from such great presenters. I am truly inspired to get better and better on my guitar and with my music in general…..but most of all to continue supporting and encouraging my sister musicians world wide. Many thanks also to the sponsors and the great prizes given out. So happy to win the 12 pack of Martin guitar strings… I loved it ALL!!

  4. Hello Laura!

    This has been by far the best volunteer experience I have ever had and I am definitely going to be looking for more. I met the most amazing women in the music industry and worked with a great team at the event. I was able to network with many great musicians and representatives from different companies, that will help me move into the right direction in the industry. Can’t wait for more events to come. Thank you again for putting something like this together.


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