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1520 Vision is a mentoring program for the next generation of entertainment industry professionals.
1824 is a network of young creatives focused on content and the connection of artists directly to fans.
2% Rising (Based in UK)
2% Rising is the music studio talent network for women & gender minorities in the UK, EU & beyond.
Amethyst Collab (Based in US)
Amethyst Collab is an innovative creative agency for the ever-changing music industry
Attitude is Everything improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnerships with audiences, artists and the music industry.
Color of Music Collective is an inclusive environment where LGBT+ and POC voices are amplified in discussions regarding what is happening in the music industry right now. Every other week they host free, virtual panels discussing an important issue for our community in the industry.
The Digilogue (Based in US)
Digilogue is a diverse, global music and tech community that programs educational conversations, career resources, and artist discovery content.
They post music industry career opportunities on LinkedIn every Monday and Thursday.
Diversify the Stage is a community of industry professionals, collectively working to build a culture of accountability to establish more inclusive hiring practices and greater access to equitable opportunities in live music, events, and touring industries.
EDM Forward provides all women in EDM with a voice & the opportunity to grow within a supportive community
The EQL directory is powered by SoundGirls. This directory was created to amplify the careers and achievements of women working behind-the-scenes in audio and production.
Faemm (Based in Germany)
Wir sind fæmm, eine feministische Initiative in der deutschen Musikbranche, die queerfeministische und intersektionale Werte vertritt und eine Gleichberechtigung aller in der Musikindustrie anstrebt. Wir sind ein Netzwerk für Austausch sowie Diskussion und wollen denjenigen Raum geben, die normalerweise hinter der Bühne arbeiten oder noch neu in der Branche sind.
Fan to Band is an entertainment company that specializes in fan engagement and understanding a fanbases' needs. They give fans a platform to voice their ideas and showcase their skills by incorporating fans' insight into strategic and effective campaigns alongside of artists' teams.
Femme It Forward is a joint venture with Live Nation Entertainment. This organization is a female-led music and entertainment platform that centers its mission in celebrating, educating and empowering the industry’s most creative and accomplished female visionaries through multi-format, multi-market consumer experiences.
Femme House is a 501(c)(3) with the goal of creating and fostering more equitable opportunity for womxn, trans, non-binary and other marginalized gender expressions in the technical areas of music.
Femnøise is an international non-profit organization that aims to increase the active participation of women and dissidents in the development of local, rural and urban communities in the fields of culture, education, technology and creative industries.
Gen Admission is a music industry education and resource website that teaches you the different roles in the music industry.
Gender Amplified is a non-profit organization that aims to celebrate women in music production, raise their visibility and develop a pipeline for girls and young women to get involved behind the scenes as music producers.
Girls Behind the Rock Show (GBTRS) is a non-profit helping advance women and gender diverse people in the music industry though education and shadowing opportunities. They offer a Facebook networking group with over 9,000 members.
Girls I Rate is a movement that pushes for change and creates opportunities for young women in the music and entertainment industry.
Girls Rock London (Based in London)
Girls Rock London is an award-winning charity based in Hackney. They provide high-quality music programming for young and adult women, trans and non-binary people, with specific focus on increasing access for people who face barriers to participation.
Girls Who Listen is a female founded nonprofit dedicated to supporting and shaping future female creatives and executives within the music industry. They put on panels with executives of big companies.
Gold Hand Girls is dedicated to empowering and connecting women in the music industry. They are a multimedia music platform providing a bold response to breaking industry norms.
Grammy U connects college students with the industry's brightest and most talented minds. They provide aspiring professionals with the tools and opportunities necessary to start a career in music.
Membership cost: one time $50 fee good for up to four undergraduate years and two additional postgraduate years.
*MUST BE A CURRENT COLLEGE STUDENT TO APPLY*
Keychange is a movement that counts the discounted. They bring underrepresented genders in the music industry to the main stage by training, mentoring and network support.
Ladies/Music/Pub (Based in London)
Ladies Music Pub is a Facebook group that is an informal and supportive environment to meet other wxmen in the music business in London.
Melocompass aims to empower women and minorities to start a career in music by demystifying and navigating opportunities in the music industry.
Music Ally is a knowledge and skills company for the modern music industry. They have an online database of useful music industry articles. Music Ally also offers online courses for $99/year.
The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is a non-profit membership organization that advances and promotes music commerce - a community committed to the full spectrum of monetization models in the industry. They offer panels and educational webinars, as well as host a yearly student convention called #NEXTGEN_U.
Membership cost: $125/year
MusicBYwomen (Based in Germany)
musicBYwomen* ist das Netzwerk zur Förderung, Vernetzung und Sichtbarmachung von Frauen*, Trans und Nicht Binären Personen in der Musik(-wirtschaft) in Bayern. Wir bieten euch Workshops, Jobvermittlung, Mentoring, Netzwerktreffen und vieles mehr!
musicdirectory.ch (Based in Switzerland)
Musicdirectory.ch is a platform in four-languages, where women, inter, non-binary and trans people can register themselves in the Swiss music industry.
Music Forward is a nonprofit in the Live Nation family. They transform young lives, inspire careers, and champion a more inclusive music industry. They provide workshops and showcases that connect passions to professions.
Music Gateway is a B2B platform, specifically designed to allow creative and music industry professionals to connect and work together in a global capacity.
industry. They post career opportunities on their LinkedIn page.
The Music Network is Australia’s #1 source for news, analysis, airplay charts and jobs. They post music industry news articles that reach the most influential people working in music, media, marketing and entertainment in Australia and around the world.
Music Production for Women (MPW) is a global movement, community and online learning platform which aims to encourage and empower women who are taking their first steps into music production.
Music Women Germany (Based in Germany)
Music Women Germany – das erste bundesweite Netzwerk für alle Musikfrauen* in Deutschland ist da. Egal, ob Artist, Business, Media oder Tech – von der Dirigentin, Managerin, Unternehmerin, Musikerin, Produzentin bis zur Technikerin, allen Frauen aus der Musikbranche soll Qualifikation, Vernetzung, Präsenz, Teilhabe und Empowerment geboten werden.
Never Famous connects industry recommended tour personnels with entertainment producers and managers. This allows touring personnel to market their expertise and let their availability be known within the industry.
Omnii (Based in London)
Omnii is a collective based in Londen, aiming to inspire women, trans and non-binary sound enthusiasts to operate in all aspects of audio productio. They run workshops to provide and supplement technical knowledge both in the studio and in live sound.
Petok Productions is a female led production company recognising women working backstage in the creative industries, giving them a platform to share their talent in the world.
Power UP (Based in London)
Power Up is a new ambitious, long-term initiative which will support Black music creators and industry professionals and executives, as well as addressing anti-Black racism and racial disparities in the music sector.
Roadies of Color United started as a social network to represent, introduce and unite those in the concert touring and entertainment services that were not being represented on other industry related social network platforms.
Route is a community interest company aiming to inspire young people from marginalised backgrounds to pursue a career in the music industry by sharing stories, experiences and practical advice from within its numerous fields.
Saffron (Based in the UK)
Saffron operates as a social enterprise that primarily offers training in music production, sound engineering and DJing, as well as running an artist development program and record label.
She is the Music (SITM) is a nonprofit organization increasing the number of womxn working in music – songwriters, engineers, producers, artists and industry professionals. They provide resources and support for womxn-focused initiatives that are working to create meaningful change.
shesaid.so is a global independent community of women and gender minorities in the music industry. The shesaid.so community consists of women and gender minorities from all sectors of the music industry.
SoundGirls provides support, career development and tools to help those working in the field advance in their career. They provide a place for women working in professional audio and music production to connect, network and share advice and experiences.
Tour Management 101 is a free online learning resource dedicated to teaching the next generation of the concert touring industry. They host a weekly webinar series that focuses on both the fundamentals of touring and the wide-ranging skill set required to be successful in the live event industry. Their live classes held online every Monday at 11:00AM PST on zoom and previous classes can be found on Tour Mgmt 101 Youtube Channel.
Showcasing and empowering womxn working behind the scenes in the music industry.
We’ve Only Just Begun (Based in Ireland)
We’ve Only Just Begun is a directory which profiles almost 700 female and non-binary identifying musicians, bands, DJs and industry professionals in Ireland.
The Well Dunn Foundation provides internships to students with volunteer experience who exhibit talent and drive, coupled with an aspiration to become tomorrow's leaders in the entertainment industry, but lack the necessary financial resources to pursue the educational experience an internship provides.
Women’s Audio Mission is a San Francisco/Oakland-based nonprofit organization that uses music and media and an incredible “carrot” of a training environment – the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women/GNC individuals
Women Connect (Based in London)
Women Connect are a femxle forward collective creating safer, all-inclusive spaces, good fortune and equal opportunities for women, non-binary people and gender-fluid folk working in the creative industry and beyond.
Womxn in CTRL is a not-for-profit organization that was set up to empower and inspire womxn in the entertainment, creative and business sectors of the music industry
Women in Live Music (Based in Europe)
Women in Live Music showcases the professional women working across Europe in the Live Music Industry. They also have a Facebook group.
Women in Music is an organization with a mission to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition
$40/year student membership
Wom+n in the Entertainment industry
Wom+n in the Entertainment Industry is a Facebook group that serves as a safe place for women (including trans women), non-binary folx and anyone who identifies with “the female experience” working in the entertainment industry.
Offers online NYU Music Industry Essentials course which entails of 6 (3-5 hour) online course modules that teach the essential information of the music industry. Students earn a non-credit certificate of completion from NYU.
Cost: $999 for course ($99/month payment plan available)
Yorkshire Sound Women Network (Based in UK)
Yorkshire Sound Women Network is a network founded by women working in the sound technology industry who wanted to use their skills and influence to address gender and racial inequality.