Networks & Programmes

Name City Country Function Strategy Contact About
AIM: Women in Music London England Project nat Jude McArdle "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 Frankfurt Germany Organization nat Anne-Marie Bernhard 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 Sydney Australia List nat Gail Priest 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 Berlin Germany Project local Jana Rahmlow 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 Portland USA Organization int Soraya Membreno "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 Brooklyn USA DJ Community nat Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson "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 Berlin/ Vienna / Hamburg Germany Network int Andrea Mayr "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 Oregon USA Collective nat Carol Stabile 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 Basel Switzerland Organization nat Christine Fischer "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 Cologne Germany Organization reg Ursula Theißen "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 Frankfurt Germany Organization nat Maria Bätzing 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).
Frauen Musik Club Köln Cologne Germany Club local Patricia Ahrens 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.
Frauenmusikzentrum Hamburg Germany Organization reg Anne Koenen 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 Bern Switzerland Organization nat Contact 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 Philadelphia USA Organization int Megan Stellar 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 London England Initiative int Jess Partridge 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 Australia Network nat Evelyn Morris listen exists to initiate & foster change
Music Industry Women (VUT) Berlin Germany Project nat Verena Blättermann "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 Berlin Germany Organization nat Claudia Schwarz "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 Melbourne Australia Organization nat Sarah Blaby 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 Vienna Austria Network nat Zarah Lii music women austria is a platform for women working in the field of music. the main objectives are sharing information
musicHHwomen Hamburg Germany Network reg Andrea Rothaug 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 Sydney Australia Organization nat Emily Collins 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 Berlin Germany Network reg Linnéa Palmestål no shade is a club night series & dj training program for female & non-binary djs based in berlin.
Nowie - Network of Women in Events London England Network nat Zac Fox 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 Melbourne Australia Community nat Sarah Hamilton / Vader Fame / Joanna Cameron 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 London England Organization eu Andrea Magdalina our vision is to create an environment that supports collaboration
Sister Network int Coral Foxworth sister is a virtual collective of women and gender non-conforming electronic music enthusiasts and professionals across the globe
Sonora São Paulo Brasil Network nat Contact sonora is a collaborative network that brings together artists and researchers interested in feminist manifestations in the context of arts.
Sparx Berlin Germany Programm nat claudia niemann "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 London England Survey / Organization nat Ele Hill "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 int Contact 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 int Thea Louise Skou Women in Live Music [WILM] is a European platform and online community for women working in live music.
Women in Music London England Organization nat Amy Paul "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 Canada Network nat Tiffany Ferguson 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 Zurich Switzerland Organization reg Susannah Haberfeld 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 Atlanta USA Organization nat Leslie Bennett "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 London England Network nat Linda O'Keeffe 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 South Melbourne Australia Organization int Nick Cooper "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 London England Project eu Vanessa Reed 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 int Laura B. Whitmore "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 San Francisco USA Network nat Terri Winston "#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 Yorkshire England Network local Liz Dobson 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 Nashville USA Network int Contact 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 Nashville USA Network int Katherine Forbes 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 LA USA Network int Contact "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 NYC USA Network Nat Ashley Kervabon-Stoyanov "​#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 Hamburg Germany Network nat Imke Machura Die RAKETEREI unterstützt Musikerinnen dabei eine profitable musikalische Karriere aufzubauen, denn RAKETEREI ist die Räuberleiter für Musikerinnen ​in die Musikbranche​.
Girls Rock Camp Alliance Portland USA Organization int Contact "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 Berlin Germany Organization nat Contact "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 NY USA Collective int Contact "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 USA Network int Contact "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 Minneapolis USA Organization local Contact 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 Baltimore USA Collective local Contact 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 San Francisco Bay Area USA Network reg Katie Barret 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 Canada Network nat "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 Canada Organization nat Carol Ann Weaver 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 Vancouver Canada Collective local Contact 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 New Zealand Network nat 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 Sydney Australia Network nat Contact 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 New South Wales Australia Project nat Contact 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 Australia Network nat Contact 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 int Contact "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 int Anna Ingler 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 int Contact 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 int Contact 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 int Contact "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 int Contact "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) Germany Projekt nat Deutscher Kulturrat e.V. Die Arbeitsfelder des Projektbüros sind ein Mentoring-Programm für karrierebewusste Frauen, Gremien- und Netzwerkarbeit, Dossiers und weitere Datenreports.
ProZecco Dresden Germany Collective reg Contact ProZecco ist ein DJ* Kollektiv aus Dresden mit feministischem, antisexistischem Anspruch.
böse und gemein Dresden Germany Collective local Contact "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 Nuremberg Germany Collective local Contact "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 Eichstätt Germany Collective local Contact SUCCUBA ist ein DJ-Kollektiv für Frauen in Eichstätt. "clubmusic. tanz. good vibes."
WUT Munich Germany Collective local Julia Bomsdorf "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 Hamburg Germany Collective local Contact 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. München Germany Organization nat Anne Holler-Kuthe 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 Germany Collective reg Hajnalka Péter/Lisa Tuyala 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 Heidelberg Germany Collective local Contact 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 Gelsenkirchen Germany Project nat Contact Workshops, symposia, concerts, actions and academies on the theme of gender, girls, boys, women, men, transidents... in popular music!
The Fem Jam Collective Berlin Berlin Germany Collective reg Contact "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 Berlin Germany Event Series reg Contact 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 Berlin Germany Collective reg Contact "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 England Project nat Contact "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 Sheffield England Network reg Contact "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 England Organization nat Contact "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 Nottingham England Initiative reg Contact 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 England Campaign nat Contact "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 London England Collective reg Contact "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 Leeds England Platform reg Contact "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 Zurich Switzerland Organization reg Contact "LBDN is an Association aiming to support and connect Women within the electronic music business."
Mino Collective Zurich Switzerland Collective reg Contact "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 Bern Switzerland Collective nat Contact 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 Los Angeles USA Network int Contact 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 Hamburg Germany Collective nat We are an ensemble of diverse artists striving to create a vivid interspace out of sound, rhythm and individuality.
Musica femina münchen e.V. München Germany Verein nat Contact Der Verein musica femina münchen e.V. ist eine gemeinnützige Gesellschaft zur Förderung und Präsenz von Komponistinnen in Konzertleben und Musikkultur
dieda Germany Agency/Network nat Contact DIE Bookingagentur und DAS Netzwerk für Künstlerinnen
Franz&Lissy Ludwigshafen Germany Kulturcafé nat Contact 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 Berlin Germany Network reg Contact 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.