Community

Music Women* Germany

Community

Network & Programs

Frauen Musik Club Köln

Club

Cologne, Germany

Um gemeinsam mehr bewegen und sich Gehör verschaffen zu können wurde 1990 der Frauenmusikclub Köln e.V. gegründet. Musik begeisterte Frauen und Mädchen werden hier mit unterschiedlichsten Angeboten unterstützt und gefördert.

AIM: Women in Music

Project

London, England

"Taking place at City Hall in London on 17th January 2018, Women in Music will celebrate the successes and examine the challenges of women in the music industry."

Archiv Frau und Musik

Organization

Frankfurt , Germany

Gegründet 1979, ist das Archiv "Frau und Musik" mit seinen über 25.000 Medieneinheiten von mehr als 1.800 Komponistinnen sowie Dirigentinnen aus 52 Nationen vom 9. bis ins 21. Jahrhundert, weltweit das älteste, größte und bedeutendste Archiv dieser Art.

Audible Women

List

Sydney, Australia

Audible Women is an online directory for female-identifying, trans and non-binary artists who make sound, sound art, noise and music (acoustic or electronic) with a bit of an experimental and exploratory bent-interpret that as you will.

Berlin Music Commission FEM

Project

Berlin, Germany

die berlin music commission organisiert und vernetzt akteurinnen und akteure aus der musikwirtschaft und ist das sprachrohr gegenüber politik und anderen branchen. durch aktive vernetzung erschließt sie neues kreatives und wirtschaftliches potenzial.

Bitchmedia

Organization

Portland, USA

"Bitch Media is a nonprofit, independent, feminist media organization dedicated to providing and encouraging an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture."

Discwoman

DJ Community

Brooklyn, USA

"Founded by Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, Emma Burgess-Olson and Christine McCharen-Tran, Discwoman is a New York-based platform, collective, and booking agency that showcases and represents talent in electronic music."

female: pressure

Network

Berlin/ Vienna / Hamburg, Germany

"female:pressure is an international online database for female, transgender and non-binary DJs, musicians, composers, producers, visual artists, agents, journalists and researchers working in the realms of electronic music and digital arts."

Fembot Collective

Collective

Oregon, USA

The Fembot Collective was founded in 2009 with the intention to create an open access, open source publishing platform for feminist research on gender, new media, and technology. Today it includes feminist media scholars, artists, producers, writers, and activists from around the world.

Forum Musik Diversität

Organization

Basel, Switzerland

"The ForumMusikDiversität Schweiz (FMD) is a centre of competence for music, gender and diversity, and sees its task as knowledge transfer in these areas."

Frauen Kultur Büro NRW

Organization

Cologne, Germany

"Das Frauenkulturbüro NRW e.V. mit Sitz in Krefeld, bietet als Landesbüro nordrhein-westfälischen Künstlerinnen aller Sparten ein Forum, vernetzt und entwickelt strukturelle Maßnahmen."

Frauen Musik Büro / MELODIVA

Organization

Frankfurt , Germany

Das Frauen Musik Büro fördert, präsentiert und vernetzt Musikerinnen* im Popularmusik-Bereich. Der Verein betreibt das Online-Musikjournal MELODIVA (www.melodiva.de) zur Präsentation und Vernetzung von Musikerinnen*. Weitere Schwerpunkte der Arbeit sind die Organisation von Workshops, Konzerten und Nachwuchs-Förderprojekten für Mädchen* und junge Frauen* (z.B. Melodita (www.melodita.de), Miezenabend, Jazz Girls Day, Beatschwester).

Frauenmusikzentrum

Organization

Hamburg, Germany

in dem haus im ottenser hinterhof ist ein proberaumzentrum für über 100 musikerinnen. die bunte vielfalt der musikszene in deutschland findet sich hier generationsübergreifend wieder.

Helvetia Rockt

Organization

Bern, Switzerland

We support women* and girls* to confidently go their own way, to demand their rights and experiment courageously and joyfully. We – that’s you and I: #HELVETIAROCKT

International Alliance for Women in Music

Organization

Philadelphia, USA

The IAWM is an international membership organization of women and men dedicated to encouraging the activities of women in music, particularly in activities such as composing, performing, and research in which gender discrimination is an historic and ongoing concern.

Keychange PRS Foundation

Initiative

London, England

keychange is a pioneering international initiative which empowers women to transform the future of music and encourages festivals to achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2022.

Listen

Network

Australia

listen exists to initiate & foster change

Music Industry Women (VUT)

Project

Berlin, Germany

"Ziel des Netzwerks ist, dass langfristig mehr Frauen die Musikwirtschaft mitgestalten – und zwar auch in Führungspositionen und als Gründerinnen - und dafür zu sorgen, dass Frauen sichtbarer werden."

MusicTech Germany / Diversity

Organization

Berlin, Germany

"The Federal Association of Music-Technology Germany "MusicTech Germany" represents the common interests of hardware, software and service-providers in the field of music-technology in Germany. The members of MusicTech Germany are as diverse as the industry itself."

Music Victoria - Women's Advisory Board

Organization

Melbourne, Australia

music victoria is well placed to promote women in music. it represents all contemporary music and believes diversity and equality is good for artists

Music Women Austria

Network

Vienna, Austria

music women austria is a platform for women working in the field of music. the main objectives are sharing information

musicHHwomen

Network

Hamburg, Germany

MusicHHwomen – art.business.media will Plattform für Musikfrauen aus 3 Bereichen sein: Ob Musikerin (art), Bookerin (business) oder Musikjournalistin (media), allen wird das neue Netzwerk u.a. Austausch, Stärkung, Schutz & Präsenz bieten.

MusicNSW - Women in Electronic Music

Organization

Sydney, Australia

the women in electronic music program is a series of events highlighting the talented and inspiring women in australia's electronic music scene.

No Shade

Network

Berlin, Germany

no shade is a club night series & dj training program for female & non-binary djs based in berlin.

Nowie - Network of Women in Events

Network

London, England

the aim of nowie is to create a forum for professional women in the events industry. to capitalise on the breadth of knowledge and skills that exist in our workforce. to offer training and support to women at all levels in their careers.

One of One

Community

Melbourne, Australia

shines the spotlight on women in the australian music industry. one on one thinks it's time to built an online community with the aim of inspiring others

She Said So

Organization

London, England

our vision is to create an environment that supports collaboration

Sister

Network
sister is a virtual collective of women and gender non-conforming electronic music enthusiasts and professionals across the globe

Sonora

Network

São Paulo, Brasil

sonora is a collaborative network that brings together artists and researchers interested in feminist manifestations in the context of arts.

Sparx

Programm

Berlin, Germany

"Ziel von sparkx ist es, die Aufstiegs- und Karrierechancen von Frauen im Management von Medienunternehmen nachhaltig zu verbessern und gleichzeitig deren Potential für die Unternehmen nutzbar zu machen."

UK Music Diversity Taskforce

Survey / Organization

London, England

"UK Music is the umbrella body representing the collective interests of UK’s commercial music industry, from songwriters & composers to artists & musicians, studio producers, music managers, music publishers, major & independent record labels, music licensing companies & the live music sector."

Women in Electronic Music

Network
an open group for sharing and discussing the music of female electronic composers. celebrating the work of women who are talented programmers and composers in all styles of electronic music be it ambient, techno, electro-acoustic, dnb, folktronica...

Women in Live Music

Platform
Women in Live Music [WILM] is a European platform and online community for women working in live music.

Women in Music

Organization

London, England

"Our aim was to shine the spotlight on some of the most inspirational and influential execs in the music business – who just happened to be female. We also wanted to showcase the full range of roles that women were tackling within the business: highlighting how vital they are to the industry overall."

Women in Music Canada

Network

Canada

women in music canada (wim-c) is a registered non-profit organization comprised of a supportive network of music industry professionals. wim-c is a diverse and inclusive organization welcoming all female-identifying, non-binary individuals and professionals at any stage of their career.

Women in Music Schweiz

Organization

Zurich, Switzerland

WOMEN IN MUSIC ist ein bunt gemischtes Ensemble von Berufsmusikerinnen, deren Backgrounds und Werdegänge unterschiedlicher und vielfältiger nicht sein könnten. Sie bieten die Möglichkeit, sich auf die eigene Art musikalisch zu verwirklichen.

Women in Music Tech

Organization

Atlanta, USA

"The Center for Music Technology is committed to excellence, diversity, and equality. It is in that spirit that our first student organization emerged in the spring 2016: Women in Music Technology."

Women in Sound and Women on Sound

Network

London, England

WISWOS is an international hub of networks and individuals, including artists, researchers, technologists, musicians, archivists and everything in between, with an interest in sound, technology and education. This network plays a pivotal role in supporting this interventionist activity.

Women in the Victorian Contemporary Music Industry

Organization

South Melbourne, Australia

"Music Victoria is well placed to promote women in music. It represents all contemporary music and believes diversity and equality is good for artists, music businesses and punters and increases the industry’s capacity to generate economic, social and cultural outcomes for the state."

Women Make Music

Project

London, England

women make music - supports the development of outstanding women songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career.

Women's International Music Network™

Network
"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!"

Women's Audio Mission

Network

San Francisco, USA

"#changingthefaceofsound by providing hands-on training, work experience, career counseling and job placement to over 1,500 women and girls every year in creative technology for music, radio, film, television and the internet."

Yorkshire Soundwomen

Network

Yorkshire, England

yorkshire based network set up to bring like-minded women together; to share knowledge and skills in music and sound technology, sonic arts, production, audio electronics. our glorious mission is to inspire and enable more women and girls to explore sound and music technology.

WOMAN Nashville

Network

Nashville, USA

WOMAN (Women Of Music Action Network) Nashville is a collective of changemakers within county music working to secure more marketshare, opportunities, resources, and equality for women in the music industry.

Music Biz Besties

Network

Nashville, USA

A music community space for women to chat specifically about the music business and connect with other powerful women in the industry. Founder Katherine Forbes teaches online marketing strategy and the importance of messaging to help others grow an audience they love interacting with.

SoundGirls

Network

LA, USA

"To inspire and empower the next generation of women in audio. Our mission is to create a supportive community for women in audio and music production, providing the tools, knowledge, and support to further their careers."

#WomenCrush

Network

NYC, USA

"​#WomenCrush Music serves to create opportunities for rising women songwriters, whether they are just in the beginning of their careers and want to start performing at local venues, or they’ve just released their second album and are ready to go on tour. #WomenCrush Music wants to connect artists with future collaborators, educate them about the business, and inspire them to make an impact on this male-dominated industry."

Raketerei

Network

Hamburg, Germany

Die RAKETEREI unterstützt Musikerinnen dabei eine profitable musikalische Karriere aufzubauen, denn RAKETEREI ist die Räuberleiter für Musikerinnen ​in die Musikbranche​.

Girls Rock Camp Alliance

Organization

Portland, USA

"The Girls Rock Camp Alliance is an international membership network of youth-centered arts and social justice organizations. We provide resources and space for community building to our membership in order to build a strong movement for collective liberation."

Creamcake

Organization

Berlin, Germany

"Creamcake is an open and queer platform dedicated to exploring the impact of the Internet on music at the intersection of music, art and technology. Founded by Daniela Seitz and Anja Weigl in 2011, together they initiate and organize concerts, performances, symposiums and digital projects; lectures, workshops, exhibitions and festivals"

Female Frequency

Collective

NY, USA

"Female Frequency is a community dedicated to empowering female, transgender & non-binary artists through the creation of music that is entirely female generated."

Girl Gang Music

Network

USA

"Girl Gang Music is a curated community and network of women and nonbinary humans within the music industry. We are songwriters, artists, producers, journalists, photographers, managers, agents, instrumentalists, and innovators within the industry."

She Rock She Rock

Organization

Minneapolis, USA

She Rock She Rock is a Minnesota nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls, women, trans and nonbinary folks through the art of music. They provide an inclusive environment that values collaboration and diversity, develops leadership skills, and fosters self-confidence. Their music education programs and events evoke social change, challenge gender stereotypes and encourage a climate of support within the community.

Baltimore Fem-Cooperation

Collective

Baltimore, USA

A collective of Women, Fem-Identifying and Non-Binary Creators, Movers and Shakers who bring together different mediums of art, music and performance at seasonal events. Each event takes donations for a Baltimore city women/ family charity.

Pops & Buzzes

Network

San Francisco Bay Area, USA

Pops & Buzzes is an affiliation of accomplished women and those who identify as women who work in all aspects of the entertainment, recording and live music industries. They come together to connect, commiserate, grow and learn about our industry and beyond.

Secret Frequency

Network

Canada

"Secret Frequency (formerly Canadian Women Working in Music) is and education and advocacy not-for-profit dedicated to raising the profile of under-represented people within Canada’s music community – women, trans and non-binary folks, racialized and Indigenous people, and more."

Association of Canadian Woman Composers

Organization

Canada

The Association of Canadian Women Composers (ACWC) is the only professional association of women and women-identified composers and musicians in Canada. It actively supports music written by Canadian women. The ACWC promotes its members on their website, and publishes a bi-annual Journal highlighting activities and articles of interest.

Vancouver Women's Ambient Music Collective

Collective

Vancouver, Canada

VWAM is Vancouver Women’s Ambient Music Collective and it is also the sound of 77 synthesizers being switched on all at once. The collective is open to all women and their allies, and to both musicians and “non-musicians”.

NZ Women's Music Industry Group

Network

New Zealand

A space for women/Non-binary/Femme-identifying people in the New Zealand music industry to meet and/or discuss challenges and gigs etc, or talk about their experiences. All welcome: musicians, promoters, soundies, venue managers, photographers, journalists, etc...

Women in Music Sidney

Network

Sydney, Australia

Women In Music Sydney is a nonprofit organisation bringing together a dynamic group of dedicated music industry professionals to network. The network is all about building connections with other women in the industry within a relaxed environment. The vibe is very much about like minded women getting together sharing ideas, opportunities, knowledge and experience. It’s also about inspiring each other.

Levels

Project

New South Wales, Australia

Levels is a series of events highlighting the talented and inspiring women, trans and non-binary folk in Australia’s electronic music scene. The program, formerly known as Women In Electronic Music, consists of a range of events including artist talks, industry roundtables, masterclasses and artist showcases.

One of One

Network

Australia

One of One is a not-for-profit charity that supports, encourages and celebrates women and people in the Australian music industry by highlighting and acknowledging their achievements. They have built an online community with the aim of inspiring and empowering others.

She is the Music

Organization
"SITM is a nonprofit organization increasing the number of women working in music – songwriters, engineers, producers, artists and industry professionals. It is an independent, global network that operates as a unifying organization for women from across the industry, creating strength and impact on a global scale."

Upfront Producer Network

Network
UPRFRONT a network of and for women, non-binary and trans music producers. creating and facilitating a network that generates unique opportunities for both producers and the music industry

Her Noise Archive

Archive
Her Noise Archive is a resource of collected materials investigating music and sound histories in relation to gender bringing together a wide network of women artists who use sound as a medium.

EQL Directory

Network
The EQL Directory seeks to bring the industry towards gender parity by uplifting and promoting the work of women and gender nonconforming people. A searchable directory enables users to showcase their work, market their skills, and reach out to each other for collaboration and networking.

SheWrites

Network
"She Writes is an all-female writing camp presented by BitchPlease, bringing together the very best female producers, songwriters and engineers."

Institute for Composer Diversity

Organization
"The Institute for Composer Diversity is committed to the celebration, education, and advocacy of music created by composers from historically underrepresented groups including women, composers of color, LGBTQIA2S+ composers, and disabled composers."

Frauen in Kultur und Medien (Deutscher Kulturrat)

Projekt

Germany

Die Arbeitsfelder des Projektbüros sind ein Mentoring-Programm für karrierebewusste Frauen, Gremien- und Netzwerkarbeit, Dossiers und weitere Datenreports.

ProZecco

Collective

Dresden, Germany

ProZecco ist ein DJ* Kollektiv aus Dresden mit feministischem, antisexistischem Anspruch.

böse und gemein

Collective

Dresden, Germany

"Böse und gemein ist ein queer-feministisches all-grrrlz Konzertkollektiv aus Dresden. Böse und gemein ist ein freundliches Kollektiv, das offen für Kooperation und neue Mitwirkende ist."

Trouble in Paradise

Collective

Nuremberg, Germany

"Trouble in Paradise ist ein DJ, VJ und Künstler*Innen Kollektiv aus Nürnberg. Das feministische* Kollektiv Trouble in Paradise will feiern und kämpfen zugleich: Für bessere Verhältnisse in der Clubwelt, für safe spaces, für mehr Sichtbarkeit von Frauen* und non-binary people in der Musikszene"

SUCCUBA

Collective

Eichstätt, Germany

SUCCUBA ist ein DJ-Kollektiv für Frauen in Eichstätt. "clubmusic. tanz. good vibes."

WUT

Collective

Munich, Germany

"WUT ist ein feministisches DJ* Kollektiv und hat sich gegründet als Antwort auf untragbare Zustände in der elektronischen Tanzmusikszene, mit dem Ziel sie zu verändern. Kollektives Schaffen, Denken, Spaß haben für Frauen* + non-binary people."

POSSY

Collective

Hamburg, Germany

POSSY stands for a higher female, trans* and non-binary presence in club culture. POSSY wants to offer a platform that both works within a gap in Hamburg's nightlife and aims at filling it by creating a room and a stage for female, trans* and non-binary performers, DJs and artists.

Music Femina München e.V.

Organization

München, Germany

The aim of Music Femina is to make female composers - past and present - known in musical life and to make their works accessible to a broad public.

Women of Music

Collective

Germany

Women of music (WoM) ist ein baden-württembergisches Frauenkollektiv. Die Initiative definiert sich als ein offenes Kollektiv, das unterschiedliche Musikstile und Expertisen innerhalb der Musikindustrie sowie (trans-)kulturelle Backgrounds vereint.

Zena

Collective

Heidelberg, Germany

ZENA setzt sich für mehr Frauen Trans* und Non-Binary Präsenz in der Musikszene ein. Ziel ist es, Stereotypen und Geschlechterrollen entgegenzuwirken, Frauen, Trans- und Non-Binary vor und hinter den Decks zu unterstützen und die Musikszene diverser zu gestalten.

Gender in der populären Musik

Project

Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Workshops, symposia, concerts, actions and academies on the theme of gender, girls, boys, women, men, transidents... in popular music!

The Fem Jam Collective Berlin

Collective

Berlin, Germany

"Connecting female musicians and creating a professional platform to support and empower women in the music business! The Fem Jam Session, Concerts, Workshops"

Night School Berlin

Event Series

Berlin, Germany

NIGHT SCHOOL is an event series based on discourse, live performance and networking. The mission is to support marginalized female-identfying, trans and non-binary artists and activists in Berlin’s independent music scene.

Room 4 Resistance

Collective

Berlin, Germany

"Room 4 Resistance is a Berlin-based queer femme and non-binary forward collective focused on community-building and creating safer spaces & visibility for women, gender queer, non-binary, trans, and POC artists in Dance Music."

Illuminate Womens Music

Project

England

"Illuminate is a project to promote the work of emerging women composers and performers. It also gives a platform for historical repertoire by women composers to sit alongside new works."

SONA

Network

Sheffield, England

"SONA is a Sheffield-based group which fosters skills, creates space, generates networks, and forges collaboration to support women in learning and experimenting with sound and music practices."

Women Produce Music

Organization

England

"Women Produce Music (WPM) is an artist and producer led non-profit founded by composer producer Katia Isakoff, to promote and support the activities of music-makers, producers and audio engineers through a series of collaborative projects and initiatives."

Women in Music Nottingham

Initiative

Nottingham, England

Women in Music is an initiative in Nottingham aimed to address the gender imbalance in the music industry. Our aim is to create an environment that encourages open discussion and creates a platform for positive change and affirmative action in support of those who identify as women or non-binary

Let's be the change

Campaign

England

"Time and time again incredible women are left out of nominations, not to mention successful BAME and LGBT people, and it’s time this changed. We call on and offer our support to all music industry conferences and awards to ensure they have a diverse and representative selection process in the future."

Omni Collective

Collective

London, England

"Omnii is a collective based in London, aiming to inspire women, trans and non-binary sound enthusiasts to operate in all aspects of audio production."

Girls That Gig

Platform

Leeds, England

"Girls That Gig is a platform advocating all women within the creative and music industry. Their mission is to inspire, connect and support creative professionals."

Les Belles De Nuit

Organization

Zurich, Switzerland

"LBDN is an Association aiming to support and connect Women within the electronic music business."

Mino Collective

Collective

Zurich, Switzerland

"The Mino Collective is a group of musicians and activists who are envisioning a new way to work within the music industry. The main goal of Mino is to be diverse and female led."

Queens of Hip Hop

Collective

Bern, Switzerland

Queens of Hip Hop aims to discover the subversive, political and queer potential of Hip Hop. They want to point out alternatives to discriminating parts of the culture and create spaces in which we can be creative, exchange and support each other.

GirlGaze

Network

Los Angeles, USA

With a community of over 250,000 creatives, our mission is simple: to close the gender gap one job at a time by providing female and non-binary creatives with paid jobs opportunities across industries.

Kosmos&Krawall

Collective

Hamburg, Germany

We are an ensemble of diverse artists striving to create a vivid interspace out of sound, rhythm and individuality.

Musica femina münchen e.V.

Verein

München, Germany

Der Verein musica femina münchen e.V. ist eine gemeinnützige Gesellschaft zur Förderung und Präsenz von Komponistinnen in Konzertleben und Musikkultur

dieda

Agency/Network

Germany

DIE Bookingagentur und DAS Netzwerk für Künstlerinnen

Franz&Lissy

Kulturcafé

Ludwigshafen, Germany

Mit Franz & Lissy entsteht ein neuer Ort für Kultur in Ludwigshafen Süd. Noch während des Umbaus geht es los. Wir starten mit Literatur, Kunst, Musik, Begegnungen.

Music Pool Berlin

Network

Berlin, Germany

Music Pool Berlin ist die zentrale Anlaufstelle für Musikschaffende in Berlin. Das Beratungs- und Qualifizierungsangebot von Akteuren aus der Musik-Szene soll Musikschaffenden Informationen, Weiterbildung und Netzwerkkontakte mit dem Ziel vermitteln, sich in der Musikwirtschaft erfolgreich zu etablieren. Music Pool Berlin ist ein Kooperationsprojekt von all2gethernow und der Clubcommission.

LocArtista

network

Freiburg , Germany

LocArtista ist eine Initiative zur Förderung von weiblichen und nicht-binären Künstler:innen und allen, die es werden möchten. Kulturelle Veranstaltungen in Freiburg sind nach wie vor heteronormativ-männlich geprägt. Die Präsenz von Frauen und nicht-binären Menschen auf Freiburger Bühnen und bei regionalen kulturellen Veranstaltungen ist auffallend gering. Genau an diesem Punkt möchte LocArtista fördernd und fordernd ansetzen!

SoundSysters

Berlin, Germany

SoundSysters is a Berlin-based feminist sound crew started in 2013 by Lola and Eddy.