She Is The Music (SITM), a nonprofit focused on achieving equality, inclusivity and opportunity for women across the music community is launching a global database for women working in music.
Founded in 2018, SITM was created in response to a music industry study conducted by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative revealing historically low percentages of women working in music.
In response, SITM has designed actionable programs to increase job opportunities for women and grow the talent pipeline.
Launching in early 2019, the SITM Database will span female songwriters, engineers, producers, studio positions and live / touring professionals, with more roles to come.
The platform will serve as an inclusive directory, with profiles vetted and verified for accuracy. Applicant submissions are now open.
Additionally, SITM has announced the formation of Creator and Executive Committees to advise the nonprofit.
The dual committees include broad representation to ensure ‘diversity in ideas and perspectives’, as well as strong influence to help drive change in all aspects of the industry.
The Board of Directors / Co-Founders includes Alicia Keys, Jody Gerson, Global Chairman and CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group, Samantha Kirby Yoh, Partner and Head of East Coast Music, WME and Ann Mincieli, AK-Worldwide; Jungle City Studios.
The Creator Committee includes Jenna Andrews, Marcella Araica, Sara Bareilles, Banks, Björk, Mary J. Blige, Jen Decilveo, Billie Eilish, Missy Elliott, Ariana Grande, Skylar Grey, HAIM, Halsey and many others.
The Executive Committee includes Michele Anthony, Adriana Arce, Lisa Barbaris, Barbara Cane, Rosemary Carroll, Corrie Christopher Martin, Caroline Elleray, Tina Farris and many others.
SITM is a fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.Music Business Worldwide