Empowering women, female-identifying, non-binary, LGBTQ+, BIPOC and otherwise marginalized humans working in the industry to create, preserve and improve the art of music on vinyl.
Women in Vinyl works to:
Inspire, and create role models to support minorities of all kinds within the community in finding their way to the vinyl industry with purpose and not by chance.
Support and empower women, female-identifying, non-binary, LGBTQ+, BIPOC and otherwise marginalized people working in the vinyl industry from cutting engineers, and record labels, to pressing plants, and those running or working in record stores; by showcasing their successes and providing a place for them to connect, network, and share their experiences and advice.
Support career development, and provide tools to help those working in the field advance in their career; to expand opportunities in these fields and to share resources and knowledge through demystification, education, collaboration, and diversity.
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Women in Vinyl was created in 2018 by Jenn D’Eugenio who works as the sales and customer service manager at Furnace Record Pressing in Alexandria, Virginia. It was started as, and continues to be this blog, website and online community with corresponding social media accounts to showcase women working in the industry by sharing their stories with the world.
In 2020 we created a board encompassing a strong group of people in various roles within the music and vinyl industry. As of 2022 Women in Vinyl is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) working to raise funds that support those aforementioned in starting their educational journey through scholarships, mentorships, job boards, business development and workshops to create, preserve and improve the art of music on vinyl.
BOARD AND CONTRIBUTORS
Founder and President, Women in Vinyl | Sales & Marketing Manager, Gold Rush Vinyl (Austin, TX)
Sales and marketing manager at Gold Rush Vinyl, one of two women owned pressing plants in the US, and former sales + customer service manager at Furnace Record Pressing, Jenn is dedicated to the art and creation of vinyl. She is the founder of ‘Women In Vinyl’, and co host of The Women in Vinyl Podcast. A vinyl enthusiast for over 20 years, with a background spanning textile design for Fortune 500 fashion companies to career advising for one of the top art colleges in the country; Jenn’s passion for vinyl has lead her to a career in helping to manufacture the physical product for bands, and both major to independent record labels. In launching Women in Vinyl she hopes to combine her love of vinyl and career advising to empower women and underrepresented people in this industry to achieve their goals and find a career path here on purpose and not by chance.
Mastering Engineer, The Bakery (Los Angeles, CA) | Secretary + Planning, Women in Vinyl
Los Angeles-based mastering engineer and vinyl cutter, Jett Galindo of The Bakery, has worked on albums spanning a wide array of genres and artists (Barbra Streisand, Haley Reinhart, Weezer, the La La Land OST, to name a few). Jett Galindo carries on the legacy left behind by her late mentor, mastering legend Doug Sax (The Mastering Lab). Recipient of Summa Cum Laude honors and the 2012 Robin Coxe-Yeldham Audio Scholar Award from Berklee College of Music, Jett Galindo was mentored by luminaries in the music industry including George Massenburg; producer Prince Charles Alexander; recording engineer Susan Rogers (Prince’s Purple Rain); and mastering engineer and AES President-elect, Jonathan Wyner. Jett kickstarted her post-Berklee engineering career in the world-renowned Avatar Studios in New York (now known as Power Station) as the recording engineer for producer Jerry Barnes. As Barnes’ engineer, Jett engineered for veteran artists such as legendary singer-songwriter Roberta Flack, Nile Rodgers, Bashiri among others.
Metadata, Strategy & Tactics, Universal Music Group (Seattle, WA) | Certified Recorded Sound Archivist | Vice-Chairman + Internal Affairs, Women in Vinyl
Amanda is a record junkie and music history archivist who continues to find new ways of contributing to the music industry’s ever-changing landscape. Her work’s core mission is to connect fans with more music and get artists paid. Amanda’s interjection of random facts during our conversations inspired the factoid’s section of the Women In Vinyl podcast. She is a member of the Association For Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) and works with Universal Music Group’s Strategy & Tactics Team focusing on new products.
Owner & Lacquer Cutter, Red Spade Records (Toronto, Canada) | Podcast Co-Host + Music Curator, Women in Vinyl
Owner of Toronto based Red Spade Records, Robyn is the only female record cutter in Canada. Robyn is the co-host of The Women in Vinyl Podcast alongside Jenn. She cuts short run, lathe cut records on a desktop Vinyl Recorder T-560, apprentices on a VMS70 and formerly worked in the QA department at a Precision Record Pressing.
R&D for Special Projects at Gold Rush Vinyl (Austin, TX) | Treasurer + Podcast and Copy Editor, Women in Vinyl
An avid record collector, Ray has been surrounded by vinyl for most of his life. His love for music reaches back to childhood, but his passion for vinyl solidified when he began djing in the mid nineties. Now with over 25 years as an all vinyl DJ, his musical tastes and his record collection have grown exponentially. His time spent managing a record store in Savannah, GA were invaluable in his research of sounds both old and new. Years of buying, selling, spinning and talking about vinyl led him to working in the industry, starting first as a QC operator for United Record Pressing in Nashville TN, and then as the Quality Control and Press Room manager of Furnace Record Pressing where he worked to uphold standards and deliver the best quality records possible. Ray edits The Women in Vinyl Podcast making sure we sound our absolute best!