Women's Audio Mission

Women’s Audio Mission Presents Two All-Star Music Production Panels at the Audio Engineering Society Convention 

Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts, is presenting two all-star music production panels at the 141st Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles from September 29 – October 2nd.

The panels will feature Grammy award-winning music producers and engineers who have worked with acclaimed artists ranging from Missy Elliott to Jay-Z to Carlos Santana to Taylor Swift. WAM Founder and Executive Director, Terri Winston, will moderate the “All-Star Album Production” panel on Thursday, September 29, 4:00-5:30PM featuring Grammy-winning engineers and producers Marcella Araica (Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Britney Spears, Madonna), Laura Sisk (Taylor Swift, Shakira, Pink), and Piper Payne (Coast Mastering), which will cover the latest work flow and production tips that create efficiency in the album-making process from pre-production to mastering, including traditional acoustic production and beat-making.

Winston will also moderate the “Platinum Vocal Production” panel on Friday, 9/30 at 1:30PM featuring Grammy-winning panelists Jimmy Douglass (Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Timbaland), Leslie Ann Jones (Dianne Reeves, B.B. King, Carlos Santana), and Neal Pogue (Outkast, Pink, Janelle Monae), that will cover the ins and outs of producing vocal tracks for platinum hits, including recording chains, compression techniques, de-essing, and vocal editing.

WAM has been representing women and girls in the audio industry at the AES convention since 2003. Women are critically underrepresented in the audio industry. Less than 5% of the people who create the media and music heard on the radio, television, in film and on the internet are women. WAM trains over 1,200 women and girls a year in the recording arts in the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women. AES donates a booth to WAM each year to increase the presence of women at the convention and in the industry. This year, the organization will be representing women and girls in the recording arts at Booth 1129.

About Women’s Audio Mission

Women’s Audio Mission is “changing the face of sound” by providing hands-on training, experience, career counseling and job placement to over 1,200 women/girls every year in the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women. In a field where women are critically under-represented (less than 5%), WAM believes that women’s mastery of music technology and inclusion in the production process will expand the vision and voice of media and popular culture.

For more information, visit www.womensaudiomission.org.

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Photo Clockwise from upper left: Leslie Ann Jones, Neal Pogue, Laura Sisk, Piper Payne, Jimmy Douglass, Marcella Araica