musicBwomen is part of the nationwide initiative musicwomen to promote, connect and make women* visible in the music industry. It was founded in 2017 by Andrea Rothaug in cooperation with RockCity Hamburg.
The initiative musicwomen will install networks in all 16 German states and offer a platform for women* in music from different areas: Whether musician (art), booker (business) or music journalist (media) – everyone is offered qualification, exchange, participation, strengthening, protection and presence. In addition to the regional networks already established in Hamburg, Bavaria, Baden- Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia, the Berlin Music Commission (BMC) has taken over the responsibility for the regional branch of the State of Berlin.
We are very pleased that we were able to win the Senator for Economic Affairs, Ramona Pop, as patron of the Berlin Initiative. In addition, the following spokeswomen from various sectors of the Berlin music industry are representing the network:
Katja Lucker (Musicboard Berlin)
Achan Malonda (Malonda)
Melissa Perales (Torstrassenfestival, M:Soundtrack, Night School)
Désirée J. Vach (VuT Music Industry Women, Snowhite Records)
Jovanka von Wilsdorf (BMG Rights Management, Jokasong)
Thanks to a funding from the Musicboard, a counseling center for music women* was established last year.
Since June 2019, the musicBwomen counseling center of the BMC has been held twice a month with 3 × 45 min sessions from 4 – 7 pm.
In 2020, instead of the regular consultation hours, an individual Videoall consultation with experts from different areas of the music industry will take place. The persons & topics will be announced via social media and the newsletter.
Registrations with self-description + questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org