The Women's International Music Network Announces 2013 Women’s Music Summit


Taking place at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, guitar legend Jennifer Batten included in first round of guest artist announcements.

May 7, 2013, Lafayette, CA -- The Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN), an organization uniting women who work in all facets of the music and audio industries, announces the second annual Women’s Music Summit. Taking place July 26 - 28, 2013 at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, this event brings together women of all ages, skill levels and instruments with artist instructors and industry experts.

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For the 2013 Women’s Music Summit, The WiMN joins in partnership with Musicians Institute. MI’s state-of-the-art performing, recording and meeting facilities and ideal location in the heart of Hollywood make it the perfect setting for the Women’s Music Summit.

Throughout the month of May, summit participants can use the code MAY75 to receive an extra $75 off the registration fee. Women interested in taking advantage of this offer can learn more at

Produced by music industry veteran and The WiMN founder Laura B Whitmore, the 2013 Women’s Music Summit initial guest artist announcements include Michael Jackson guitar legend Jennifer Batten, American Idol guest saxophonist and jazz chart topper Mindi Abair, award-winning pianist and TV/film composer Starr Parodi, and renowned vocal coach/Los Angeles Women In Music President Leanne Summers. These artists will share their techniques, knowledge and experiences with Summit participants, with opportunities for intimate discussion and Q&A sessions.

The Women’s Music Summit will also hold a number of panels and workshops. Ranging in topic from PR and promotions, to social media marketing, publishing, licensing, and more, the panels are geared toward helping independent artists improve their business technique as well as their artistic craft. Panelists from top publishers, licensing companies, PR agencies, record labels and more to be announced soon.

The inaugural Women’s Music Summit took place last year in Upstate New York, and featured performances, workshops and classes from artists Meshell Ndegeocello, Melissa Auf der Maur, Malina Moye and Marnie Stern. The Summit garnered national attention from a number of media outlets including The Boston Globe, Guitar World, American Songwriter, The Village Voice, Bust Magazine, Billboard, Guitar PlayerMagazine and many more.

The 2013 Women’s Music Summit is proud to have support from the following sponsors: NewBay Media, publishers of Guitar World, Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyboard, and Electronic Musician magazines, as well as Casio, Guitar Center, Martin Guitars and Roland.

Additional guest artists and panelists will be announced in the coming weeks.

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About The Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN)

Founded in 2012, the Women’s International Music Network unites women who work within all facets of the music and audio industries. With as its hub, the WiMN provides a community for women within the industry while enriching their careers and musical experiences through networking and sharing. The Women’s International Music Network produces events such as the annual Women's Music Summit, the WiMN ASCAP Expo Showcase, and the She Rocks Awards, and is founded by music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore. For more information, visit