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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:

37612_laura1Laura 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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  • Lizziej

    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

  • Suzanne Perry

    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.

    • Laura B Whitmore

      Thank you Suzanne! I hope you come again in 2014!

  • Suzanne Geimer

    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!!