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Organizations on our side:

International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWIA)
IAWIA builds awareness of women’s contributions to musical life through its publications, website, international competitions, conferences and congresses, concert promotion, and presentation, and through its support of entrepreneurial and publishing activities, scholarly research and publications, broadcasts, educations initiatives, and advocacy work.

Women In Music
Founded in 1985, 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. They provide seminars, panels, showcases, awards, and opportunities that celebrate females in music.

Women in Music (UK)
Women in Music is a national membership organisation that celebrates women’s music making across all genres of music. We raise awareness of gender issues in music and support women musicians in their professional development. Although this site is UK-based, they do have opportunities listed worldwideincluding an entire list of opportunities and competitions updated frequently.

Women’s International Music Network
A website and network that provides resources, networking opportunities, event listing, and PR opportunities for females in the music industry. is a curated network of women with active roles in the music industry. Our vision is to create an environment that supports collaboration, creativity and positive values. Established in September 2014, has grown to over 800 members worldwide in less than a year, made up of a balanced mix of medium to high profile industry women across all sectors of the industry from PR to management to music tech to record labels. The majority of’s members hail from London and LA, but they’re continually looking to grow the community across other key music cities including NYC, Chicago, Montreal, and other European cities.

An initiative that has united over one thousand creatives working in the field of contemporary electronic music, female:pressure is a platform that does a lot of work to raise awareness about the statistical realities of female visibility and under-representation within the electronic music industry. If you want to join, just e-mail infoATfemalepressureDOTnet with the subject line “new member”.

National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment (NABFEME)
NABFEME is the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, Inc. A 501 (c) (6) nonprofit professional organization led by volunteer entertainment executives, NABFEME was launched in February 1999 with a mission to raise the profile and elevate the awareness of Black women in music and entertainment. NABFEME accomplishes its mission through activities that foster empowerment, education, mentoring, career development and networking.
Founded in early 1996, the organization works tirelessly to help artists through education, networking, and events like the GoGirlsMusicFest, Invasion of the GoGirls during SXSW, GoGirls @ Folk Alliance and more.


Fundraising & Grants:

PRS Women for Music Foundation: Women Make Music: Women Make Music supports the development of outstanding women songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The fund can support projects by women songwriters, composers, artists, bands and performers who are writing their own music.

Note: More fundraising and grant information/resources will be available soon.


News on Women in Music:

FEMMUSICInterviews with women in music and coverage of live shows.

Note: More news sources on gender in music will be available soon.


Academic Resources, Studies, and Research: Gender & Music

UConn Libaries General Guide to Music Resources
University of Iowa Women’s Studies on Music Database
Oxford Music Online: History of Women in Music
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: Women and the Music Industry in the 1970s
University of Arizona: Gender in the Music Industry