Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) will present the third edition of WAMCon Virtual, the organization’s online immersive recording arts conference, beginning at 11 am U.S. Pacific time this coming April 24 in presenting networking opportunities, giveaways and interactive workshops with producers, engineers and songwriters.
Guests include Grammy-nominated and double-platinum country music artist Cam; Academy of Country Music audio engineer of the year nominee Gena Johnson (Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, Lady Gaga); music producer/engineer/mixer Shani Gandhi (Kelsea Ballerini, Alison Krauss, Dierks Bentley); recording engineer Rachael Moore (Little Big Town, Trisha Yearwood, Brittany Howard) and recording engineer/producer Leslie Richter (Sheryl Crow, Wynonna Judd, Ben Folds).
“We’re thrilled to deliver yet another WAMCon Virtual and share the best of the best producers, engineers and songwriters with the next generation of music professionals around the world,” says WAM Executive Director Terri Winston. “Despite the challenges of the past year, the new format has enabled us to reach 600-plus attendees in over 15 countries while delivering the same stellar, immersive training experiences.”
WAM trains more than 4,000 women, girls and gender diverse individuals a year in music production and the recording arts to address the lack of women in the audio industry (less than five percent). Over the past year, WAM also served on the Academy of Country Music (ACM)’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, helping elevate the voices of women in the industry. This includes the first time in the 55-year history of the ACM that a woman has been nominated for Audio Engineer of the Year.
WAMCon Virtual is sponsored by The Academy of Country Music, Dolby, Sweetwater, Universal Audio, and more. Go here for more information about WAMCon Virtual.