2016 She Rocks Awards Honorees Announced

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN), is thrilled to announce the 2016 She Rocks Awards honorees.

Paying tribute to women in the music industry, the 2016 She Rocks Awards at the NAMM show will take place on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel in Anaheim, Calif.

Tickets are available for purchase at sherocksawards.com

“We could not be more proud of our 2016 honorees. Each has contributed to the industry in her own unique way, inspiring and helping others through her tireless efforts. It is so thrilling to be able to honor them all and share this celebration with colleagues and fans both male and female,” said the WiMN founder, Laura B. Whitmore.

The 2016 She Rocks Awards recipients include:
Jennifer Batten, acclaimed guitarist
Amy Heidemann of the chart-topping duo Karmin
Mindy Seegal Abovitzv, drummer and founder of Tom Tom Magazine
Cathy Carter Duncan, co-founder and CEO of Seymour Duncan
Becky Gebhardt and Mona Tavakoli, co-founders of the Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls L.A. and members of Raining Jane
Leslie Ann Jones, Director of Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound
Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of the NAMM Foundation
Sujata Murthy, Senior Vice President, Public Relations, Universal Music Enterprises
Leigh Maples and Pamela Cole, founders of Fanny’s House of Music
Crystal Morris, co-founder and President of Gator Cases
Chalise Zolezzi, Director of Brand Communications at Taylor Guitars

Additional recipients will be announced in the coming weeks.

Gearing up for its fourth consecutive year, the She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry, and has become a standard at the NAMM Show. Previous award recipients include female industry leaders such as Colbie Caillat, Sheila E, The Bangles, Orianthi, Mindi Abair, Dinah Gretsch, Craigie Zildjian, Janie L. Hendrix, Amani Duncan, Mary Peavey, and many more.

With featured performances, food and beverages, giveaways, a silent auction, networking opportunities and more, the She Rocks Awards brings together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans, and media to celebrate women in music. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Girls Rock Camp Alliance and the NAMM Foundation.

This event has sold out for the past three years and does not require a NAMM badge to attend. The She Rocks Awards will take place on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Pacific Ballroom at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel.

Tickets are on sale now at sherocksawards.com

The 2016 She Rocks Awards is sponsored by Martin Guitar, Seymour Duncan, Roland, Boss, Gretsch, Guitar Center, Fishman, 108 Rock Star Guitars, with additional support from these media partners Tom Tom Magazine, Guitar Girl Magazine, Music-News.com, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Keyboard, Bass Player, Electronic Musician, and more. .

To purchase tickets, and to learn more about the award recipients and the 2016 She Rocks Awards, visit sherocksawards.com .

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Acoustic Nation

Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.