Women’s Audio Mission is a San Francisco based, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts. In a field where women are chronically under-represented (less than 5%), WAM seeks to “change the face of sound” by providing hands-on training, experience, career counseling and job placement to women and girls in media technology for music, radio, film, television and the internet. WAM believes that women’s mastery of music technology and inclusion in the production process will expand the vision and voice of media and popular culture.
As Her Beats states…
It all started with the Women in Electronic Music Last.FM group in 2008. A couple of years later we expanded to a FACEBOOK page, and now we’re a blog! Hopefully we can add something a little extra to WEM at Her Beats, though posts will continue to cross over (more or less) between platforms.
Techne was started in 2010 by Suzanne Thorpe and Bonnie Jones, educators and musicians active in electronic music communities in the US and abroad.
Techne’s mission is to democratize technical tools within a safe environment for exploration, risk taking and creative expression.
In the words of the Her Noise Overview:
Her Noise was initiated by Lina Džuverović and Anne Hilde Neset in 2001 with an ambition to investigate music and sound histories in relation to gender, and to create a lasting resource in this area through building up an archive… the initial desire of Her Noise, to ‘create a lasting resource’, that also operates as a starting point for new investigations. This blog is part of this project to invoke a living archive: a series of guest curators, each from different areas within the worlds of sound-based works and experimental music, will be invited to contribute to the blog. Guest curators will turn the dial to artifacts in the archive that have resonated with them and offer personal directions for a future listening-out for people who speak up about gender and talk back with sound.