WAM Benefit

Women's Audio Mission, the Bay Area-based organization that advances women, girls, and gender non-conforming individuals in music production and the recording arts, hosts its third annual benefit concert on April 29 at the Independent in San Francisco. The event boasts cocktails, snacks, an auction, and of course music — this time around provided by Oakland's own Tune-Yards.

Fresh off the heels of scoring 2018's Sorry To Bother You, Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards is an established recording artist and audio engineer herself, with extensive credits that include significant work at the Bay Area's Tiny Telephone and many other studios.

Tune Yards(photo: Eliot Lee Hazel)

WAM's mission centers around addressing the chronic lack of women in the audio industry — less than 5% of audio engineers are women. Though they host workshops, residencies, training programs, and conferences in major cities around the country — Women's Audio Mission still calls the Bay Area home. Their SOMA recording studio serves as both a traditional recording environment for clients as well as a training workspace for their youth programs and adult classes.

“Events like this allow us to bring our community together to help support our goal of expanding our training programs to inspire over 3,000 under-served women, girls and gender non-conforming individuals this year to become tomorrow’s music producers and recording engineers,” says WAM Executive Director Terri Winston. We couldn't agree more.

2020 WAM Benefit Concert featuring Tune-Yards
The Independent
April 29, 2020
6pm, $100

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