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WAM To Present Two All-Star Music Production Panels at AES in Los Angeles

San Francisco Nonprofit Women’s Audio Mission at 141st AES Convention

Clockwise from upper left: Leslie Ann Jones, Neal Pogue, Laura Sisk, Piper Payne, Jimmy Douglass, Marcella Arica; graphic is courtesy of WAM

Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts, is presenting two all-star music production panels at the 141st Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles from September 29 through October 2.

The panels will feature Grammy Award-winning music producers and engineers who have worked with acclaimed artists ranging from Missy Elliott to Jay-Z to Carlos Santana to Taylor Swift.

WAM Founder and Executive Director Terri Winston will moderate the “All-Star Album Production” panel on Thursday, September 29, from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. featuring Grammy Award–winning engineers and producers Marcella Araica (Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Britney Spears, Madonna), Laura Sisk (Taylor Swift, Shakira, Pink), and Piper Payne (Coast Mastering), which will cover the latest work flow and production tips that create efficiency in the album-making process from pre-production to mastering, including traditional acoustic production and beat-making.

Winston will also moderate the “Platinum Vocal Production” panel on Friday, September 30, at 1:30 p.m. featuring Grammy Award–winning panelists Jimmy Douglass (Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Timbaland), Leslie Ann Jones (Dianne Reeves, B.B. King, Carlos Santana), and Neal Pogue (Outkast, Pink, Janelle Monae), which will cover the ins and outs of producing vocal tracks for platinum hits, including recording chains, compression techniques, de-essing, and vocal editing.

WAM has been representing women and girls in the audio industry at the AES convention since 2003. Women are critically underrepresented in the audio industry. Less than 5 percent of the people who create the media and music heard on the radio, television, in film and on the internet are women. WAM trains more than 1,200 women and girls a year in the recording arts in the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women. AES donates a booth to WAM each year to increase the presence of women at the convention and in the industry. This year, the organization will be representing women and girls in the recording arts in Booth #1129.

“Women’s Audio Mission is very excited to present these two spectacular and diverse panels at AES,” says WAM founder, Terri Winston. “I am excited to have such amazing engineers and producers share their exceptional wisdom and expertise at AES this year.”

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