WAMCon Recording Arts Conference

“Gear gab + studio tours + remix demos + honest, vulnerable truth telling. That’s WAMCon.” –  Attendee Feedback

The next WAMCon Virtual will be held in Summer 2021. Stay tuned for updates!

WAMCon

About WAMCon:

WAMCon is an interactive recording conference series for women and gender non-conforming individuals presented by Women’s Audio Mission with support from groups like Dolby, Disney, Spotify, Universal Music Group, Capitol Studios, YouTube, The Recording Academy, iZotope, Shure, sE Electronics, Universal Audio, Red Bull, and more. WAMCon was offered in Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York in 2019. In 2020, in response to the global pandemic, WAMCon went completely virtual, reaching 600+ attendees in over 15 countries.

These events shatter the illusion that women and POC aren’t occupying these rolls, and they spark so much inspiration!! Thank you!” – Attendee Feedback

WAM’s immersive experiences feature top leaders in the industry, including award-winning music producers, recording engineers, songwriters, beatmakers, and record executives involved in making the music you love the most! Workshops and discussions cover topics like recording techniques, mixing, mastering, vocal production, songwriting (including demo feedback), beatmaking, the music business, music licensing, and more. Our Sound for Picture conferences feature Oscar and Emmy-winning post-production sound professionals for animation, film, TV, and games and cover topics like sound design, production sound, dialog and music editing, and re-recording mixing.

Since 2017, WAM has hosted eight sold-out WAMCon conferences, including:

  • WAMCon Virtual (Fall 2020) our second virtual conference featuring expanded speaker line-up, artist performances, and networking, reaching 250+ attendees in 13 countries
  • WAMCon Virtual (Summer 2020) our first online conference reaching 350+ attendees in 10+ countries 
  • WAMCon New York (2019) at New York University’s Steinhardt School, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, The Cutting Room, and other locations
  • WAMCon Los Angeles: Sound for Picture (2019) at YouTube Space LA, Disney Animation Studios, Dolby Laboratories Screening Room, and The Ace Hotel Los Angeles
  • WAMCon Nashville (2019) at Ocean Way Nashville Studios and The Tracking Room Studios
  • WAMCon New York (2018) at YouTube Space NY, Jungle City Studios, and the Center for Social Innovation
  • WAM at Capitol (2018) at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles
  • WAMCon Boston (2017) at iZotope and PRX Podcast Garage

To date, WAM’s conferences have reached over 1200 emerging women producers, engineers, and musicians. 

WAMCon has featured such presenters as:

 

 

  • Linda Perry, Songwriter and Music Producer (P!nk, Adele, Alicia Keys)
  • Emily Lazar, GRAMMY-winning Mastering Engineer (David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Beck)
  • Leslie Ann Jones, GRAMMY-winning Recording Engineer and Producer (Skywalker)
  • Berenice Robinson, VP, Post-Production, Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • David Fluhr, Re-Recording Mixer, Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Jurgen Scharpf, Lead Audio Mixer, Dolby Laboratories
  • Clare Dunn, MCA/UMG Nashville Recording Artist/Musician
  • Michelle Jubelirer, COO of Capitol Records
  • Julie Swidler, Executive VP, Business Affairs and General Counsel for Sony Music
  • Samantha Kirby Yoh, Partner & Head, East Coast Music at William Morris Endeavor
  • Marcella “Ms. Lago” Araica, Mixing Engineer (Beyoncé, Madonna)
  • Laura Escudé (Alluxe), Producer, Controllerist, and Live Show Designer (Kayne West, Jay-Z)
  • Simone Torres, Vocal Producer and Engineer (Sia, Cardi B, Dua Lipa, Usher, Sean Garrett)
  • Chiquita Paschal, Podcast Producer and Arts Journalist (Gimlet, BuzzFeed, NPR)
  • Haley Shaw, Composer, Sound Designer (Gimlet Media, CBC, This American Life)
  • Ann Mincieli, Producer, Engineer, Owner of Jungle City (Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Drake, Mariah Carey)
  • Shani Gandhi, Music Producer and Engineer (Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jewel)
  • Annlie Huang, Re-Recording Mix Technician, Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Fabienne Rawley, Editor, Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Kendall Demarest, Associate Music Editor, Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Gena Johnson, Recording Engineer (Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves)
  • Kerri Hoffman, CEO of Public Radio Exchange (PRX)
  • Erin Tonkon, Music Producer and Engineer (David Bowie, Esperanza Spalding)
  • Melissa Peirce, Songwriter, Disney (Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks)
  • Rachael Moore, Engineer, Sound Emporium (Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson)
  • Jordan Brooke Hamlin, Songwriter/Producer, MOXE (Indigo Girls, Lucy Wainwright Roche)
  • Amanda Davis, Front of House Engineer (Janelle Monáe, Chloe X Halle)
  • Michel’le Baptiste, Professional Drummer (Fifth Harmony and Beyoncé)
  • Paula Salvatore, VP/Studio Manager of Capitol Studios
  • Blush, Singer, Songwriter, and Vocal producer (Meghan Trainor, Disney)
  • Jennifer Baltimore, Senior VP of Business and Legal Affairs of Universal Music Group
  • Jennifer Decilveo, Songwriter/Producer (Andra Day, Beth Ditto, Bat for Lashes)
  • Hero Wooching, Vocalist and Performer (Lukas Nelson, Will.i.am, Black Eyed Peas)
  • Tracy Gershon, Head of Publishing, Atlas Music Nashville & One Riot Music; Manager, Red Light
  • Leslie Lee Fram, Senior VP of Music & Talent, CMT
  • Kristina Tunkrans, Chief of Music, Epidemic Sound
  • Susan Rogers, Producer and Engineer; Director, Berklee Music Perception & Cognition Lab
  • Kate Finan, Owner, Supervising Sound Editor, and Re-Recording Mixer, Boom Box Post
  • Katie Maynard, Sound Editor, Boom Box Post
  • Maria Rice, GRAMMY-nominated Mastering and Restoration Engineer
  • Amory Sivertson, Producer of New Programming for WBUR
  • Erin Barra, Educator, Producer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist (Berklee, Ableton)