The WiMN featured on PBS SoCaL:
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:
Laura 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 65amps, Academic Superstore, Acoustic Amplification, Agile Partners, Colby Amplifiers, Dean Markley USA, Korg, KVRaudio, Muse Research, NewBay Media, Notion Music, SIR Entertainment Services, SIR Stage37, SoundTree, Sterling Audio, and more.
A singer-songwriter herself, Whitmore is the editor of Guitar World’s AcousticNation.com and the creator of the GuitarWorld.com featured blog series, Guitar Girl’d. 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. She was the co-host of a new open mic series as part of the West Coast Songwriters Association in her town of Lafayette, CA, but recently moved to Needham, MA.
Whitmore organized the first annual Women’s Music Summit in 2012, which took place in Upstate New York. This was followed by the 2013 Women’s Music Summit, which took place at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. She has plans to organize the next summit in Summer of 2015.
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