The She Rocks Awards recognize women in the music industry

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KERO) — An upcoming awards show highlights the contributions women have made to the music industry.

The She Rocks Awards honor women from a variety of fields in the field, including performers, educators, makers, label executives, engineers, media, and more.

The 10th annual awards show is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 at The Ranch in Anaheim and will also be broadcast live.

Created in 2012 by the International Women’s Music Network (WIMN), Past She Rocks winners include Pat Benatar, Gloria Gaynor, Linda Perry, Esperanza Spalding, Suzi Quatro, Chaka Khan and many more.

23ABC spoke with WIMN founder Laura Whitmore to learn more about the She Rocks Awards and how it’s organized.

“We have a great lineup this year. The She Rocks Awards are a truly inspirational event and honor not only artists and celebrities, but the women behind the scenes as well,” said Whitmore.

“This year, our co-hosts are Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and AXS TV’s Katie Daryl who will be leading the charge. We’re honoring an incredible roundup including Dionne Warwick, the legend; Meredith Brooks with the 25th anniversary of her iconic song ‘Bitch “, it’s kind of an anthem; plus other fantastic indie artists like Yvette Young [from Covet], who is an incredible guitarist; MILCK, who is a California-based talent; Carmen Vandenberg, who is in BONES UK, a multi-Grammy nominated artist.

“And behind the scenes, we have Lyndsey Parker, a journalist for Yahoo! Entertainment and SiriusXM; we have Sherri Chung, who is an incredible, award-winning composer for film and television; Leslie Gaston-Bird, who mixes, engineer of the sound, and is also focused on empowering women and increasing the number of women in audio; Julie Robbins from EarthQuaker, a guitar pedal company; EveAnna Manley, from Manley Labs who is a really cool audio maker ; and Kerry Fiero, who is a Bay Area Women’s Champion.”

You can find out more about the She Rocks Awards nominees and past nominees on their website.

Whitmore didn’t want to “spoil the surprise” about whether the legendary Dionne Warwick would be performing at the show, but “there will be some really cool stuff from Dionne Warwick and stay tuned for that.”

The organization that Whitmore, WIMN offers Resources and creates a hub for women in the music and audio industry.

“The Women’s International Music Network is therefore creating a hub for all kinds of information and events for women in music. It’s a focal point for continuing the conversation about continuing diversity and empowerment,” says Whitmore. .

“We do workshops which are career development workshops. And also live showcases that we do with some streaming partners, so people can just sign up and have a chance to perform and stream their stuff. in the world. It’s all free, we don’t charge anything.”

If you want to help WIMN grow, you can make a donation and they are also looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, email Volunteers@thewimn.com.

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The She Rocks Awards recognize women in the music industry



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