Women’s Audio Mission WAMCon Virtual Nashville Recording Arts Conference Coming Up

Event on April 29-30 to offer panels and interactive demos led by producers, engineers, songwriters and others that have worked with artists such as Lady Gaga, Kacey Musgraves, Alicia Keys and more.

Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) will be presenting the fifth edition of WAMCon Virtual, the organization’s online recording arts conference this coming April 29–30 (2022), designed to provide networking opportunities, giveaways, and interactive workshops with award-winning producers, audio engineers and songwriters.

Guests include the first woman ever to be nominated for an Academy of Country Music audio engineer of the year award and 2022 GRAMMY winner for her work on Country Album of the Year, Gena Johnson (Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, Lady Gaga); Grammy and CMA nominated songwriter, Laura Veltz (Maren Morris, Dan + Shay); broadcast journalist/Metro reporter Nashville Public Radio, Ambriehl Crutchfield; recording engineer/producer; Leslie Richter (Sheryl Crow, Wynonna Judd, Ben Folds); mix & recording engineer Melissa Mattey (Cam, Van Hunt); producer/engineer/keyboardist Kazuri Arai (Alicia Keys, Jack White); Mastering engineers Piper Payne (Third Eye Blind, LeAnn Rimes, The Go-Go’s), and Raelynn Janicke (Infrasonic Mastering.)

“We are so excited to bring together an extraordinary group of Nashville women audio professionals and songwriters for another WAMCon Virtual.” says WAM Executive Director Terri Winston. “While we can’t wait to meet again in person, hopefully we will this fall, the virtual format makes it possible for women, girls, and gender-diverse people from around the world to connect with WAMCon and gain experience with the audio industry that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.”

This April’s WAMCon Virtual, Nashville will be the fifth online edition of the conference, building on the success of multiple sold-out virtual events in 2020 and 2021, which the organization states reached 1,000-plus attendees from 30 countries. Since 2017, WAM has hosted 10 WAMCon conferences in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Boston and virtually.

WAM trains more than 4,000 women, girls and gender diverse individuals a year in music production and the recording arts. For two years, the organization has also served on the Academy of Country Music (ACM)’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, helping elevate the voices of women in the industry, including the first two times in the 55-year history of the ACM awards that a woman was nominated for Audio Engineer of the Year.

WAMCon Virtual is sponsored by Dolby, Sweetwater, iZotope, Korg, Academy of Country Music, and more. WAM will hold a special Instagram Live about what to expect from WAMCon Nashville with Executive Director Terri Winston being interviewed by education director Christina Ayala on Friday, April 22 beginning at 3:00 pm Pacific/6:00 pm Eastern. For more information about WAMCon Virtual, including panelists and workshops, networking, giveaways and more, join the IG live and/or go to the press kit and event schedule page.

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