She Is The Music Launches Global Database for Women Working in Music

She Is The Music, Women in Music

She Is The Music (SITM), a nonprofit announced initially by Alicia Keys during Summer 2018 to empower women working in the music business, has officially launched.

The organization was started to aid in increasing the number of women working in music – songwriters, engineers, producers, artists, and industry professionals. A statement on the SITM website reads:

We are an independent, global network that operates as a unifying organization for women from across the industry, creating strength and impact on a global scale. As an umbrella nonprofit, we also provide resources and support for female-focused initiatives that are working to create meaningful change – both through our own programs, as well as external efforts around the world.

The programs teased by She Is The Music will include an all-female songwriting series, industry database of women creators and mentorship program. More events and plans will be unveiled in the months ahead.

The directory portion of SITM will launch in early 2019, with profiles vetted and verified for accuracy. Any woman working in music is encouraged to apply for inclusion.

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 the use of 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©(3) charitable organization.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.