Women's Music Groups and Websites
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Femmes et Musique
100, avenue de Villiers
Description: L'association a été créée à Paris en 1904 comme "association professionnelle de femmes musiciennes" qui souhaitaient non seulement faire connaître leur talent mais aussi faire valoir leurs droits dans le domaine de la création artistique.
Description: Created in Paris in 1904 as a professional group of female musicians, the group not only hopes to make their talent known but also wishes to emphasize the validity of their rights in the domain of artistic creation.
Description: FemMuse is a Los Angeles, California-based female indie musicians network that aims to provide a place for women in music to support each other, showcase, network, and share ideas.
Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica (Adkins Chiti: Women in Music Foundation)
Piazza Trento e Trieste,1
03014 Fiuggi Città (FR)
President and Founder: Patricia Adkins Chiti
Vice President: Gigliola Zecchi Balsamo
Description: Donne in Musica came into being in 1978 and now represents over 27 thousand women composers in 108 countries. Member of the International Music Council of UNESCO, the European Music Council and ECOSOC (United Nations) it promotes women composers and creators of music in all fields, countries and times. The library contains over 32 thousand scores of music by women composers and 14 thousand recordings. Donne in Musica undertakes musicological research, publishes books, organises annual festivals, concert series, university courses, runs regular calls for scores and works closely with the European Commission and European Parliament advocating equal opportunities for women in music and performing arts.
P.O. Box 16940
Sugar Land, TX 77496-6940
Description: GoGirlsMusic.com is an organization that focuses on advancing the careers of independent female artists. Founded in early 1996, the organization works to help artists through education, networking, and events like the GoGirlsMusicFest, Invasion of the GoGirls during SXSW, GoGirls [at] Folk Alliance and more. Artists who become involved have the opportunity to perform, have their work reviewed, and get involved with a hardworking group of women who "get things done" in the music scene.
1310 Tuner Street
Lansing MI, 48906
Description: Women owned and operated music company for over 28 years. Online catalogue, tour dates and more. Dedicated to supporting and celebrating female musicians.
Harmony Ridge Music
Toll Free: 800-611-4698
Description: A website dedicated to female singer/song writers. Includes over 300 artists in its alphabetical listings.
Houston Women's Festival
P.O. Box 70102
Houston, TX 77270
Description: One-day celebration of music, art, and culture in the Houston area.
IAWM: International Alliance for Women in Music
Description: The International Alliance for Women in Music builds awareness of women's contributions to musical life through its publications, website, inernational competitions, conferences, concert promotion, and persentation, and through its support of entrepreneurial and publishing acrivities, scholarly research and publication, broadcasts, educational initiatives, and advocacy work.
Institute for Musical Arts
P.O. Box 867
Goshen, MA 01032
Description: The IMA is a non-profit teaching, performing, and recording facility dedicated to supporting women in music and its related business.
Iowa Women's Music Festival
Prairie Voices Productions
P.O. Box 3411
Iowa City, IA 52244
Description: One-day festival featuring music for women.
PO Box 14
Cedar Grove, NC 27231
Description: Ladyslipper is a nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to heighten public awareness of the achievements of women artists and musicians, and to expand the scope and availability of recordings by women. You'll find Holly Near, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and more!
Les Femmes S’en Mêlent
Imperial 12 rue Moreau
Tel: 33-0-1 43 07 53 08
Descripton: Les Femmes S'en Mêlent, a female indie music festival, has built up its celebrity over 12 years in France and abroad, celebrating women in music. … Les Femmes S’en Mêlent festival, using its recognition to get cult international artists and its intuition to give a chance to new ones, affirmed and confirmed a true commitment, a nonstop tribute to female creativity.
PO Box 400530
Cambridge, MA 02140
Description: Women's traditional and contemporary music and dance from around the globe.
Los Angeles Women in Music
11664 National Blve. #280
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Description: Promotes professional achievement and advancement for women in the music industry.
Michigan Womyn's Music Festival
P.O. Box 22
Walhalla, MI 49458
Description: Holding strong for 28 years, the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival is both an icon of mid-70's radical feminism and a contemporary stomping ground where many different subcultures that thrive in and define our community come together. For one week this space in time provides fertile ground for the controversies, transformations and the many amazing personal and community revelations that thousands of womyn experience each August.
National Women's Music Festival
PO Box 1427
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Description: Four-day women's music festival held the weekend after Memorial Day.
New York Women Composers
Description: Group of women composers that perform classical concert music.
PO Box 7217
Berkeley, CA 94707
Description: Women-owned and operated recording company that produces and distributes music by Margie Adam.
Contact: Co-Founder/Managing Editor Mona Holmes
Email: form on website
Description: Shejay is the world’s largest online roster & ezine of female DJs and artists in the dance music scene. Firmly established as the go-to place for promoters looking for female talent, Shejay’s Global Roster houses over 1800 women from every corner the globe. The site also plays hostess to worldwide event listings, reviews, interviews and articles focusing on dance music and also features a slew of charts, DJ mixes and original tracks from its artists.
Description: Quinze à vingt militantes féministes et sympathisantes forment ce groupe vocal et instrumental qui chante le féminisme et les femmes, leur histoire, leurs combats, leurs espoirs.
Description: 15 to 20 feminists activists and those interested in the cause form this vocal and instrumental group who sing of feminism and of women, their history, their struggles, and their hopes.
3341 Caroline Avenue
Culver City, CA 90232
Description: Los Angeles chorus women dedicated to performance of quality choral literature with an emphasis on music by women composers.
We R Indie/Indiegrrl
405 Oakdale St
Martinsville, VA 24112
Description: Indiegrrl was founded by Holly Figueroa in May of 1998 as a forum for information, networking, and conversation about independent music from a female perspective. Currently Indiegrrl has over 1300 members internationally, making Indiegrrl the largest organization of its kind in the world. The Indiegrrl list welcomes women performers, DJs, managers, and booking agents, as well as men interested in women's role in the independent music industry.
Women In Music
180 Union St, Apt. 3R
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Contact: Evangelia Livanos, President
Email: evange[no.spam*]womeninmusic.org or marni[no.spam*]womeninmusic.org
Description: Provides educational seminars, mentoring and networking events for music industry professionals in all levels of the field.
Women in the Arts Inc.
P.O. Box 22618
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Description: Women in the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promote and raise public awareness of women's contributions to the Arts, including performing, visual, written and fine arts. Women in the Arts celebrates and honors the genius of women, their artistic abilities and expressions through hosting an annual exhibit and fundraising event.
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