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 corresponding social media accounts to showcase women working in the industry by sharing their stories with the world. In 2020 Women in Vinyl began creating a board encompassing a strong group of people in various roles within the music and vinyl industry. The eventual goal of Women in Vinyl is to become a nonprofit with funding going to 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, Women in Vinyl | Sales and Customer Experience Manager Furnace Record Pressing (Alexandria, VA)
The sales + customer service manager at Furnace Record Pressing, and vinyl enthusiast for over 20 years, she is dedicated to the art and creation of vinyl. Jenn is the founder of ‘Women In Vinyl’, and co host of The Women in Vinyl Podcast. Her background spans that of designing textiles for Fortune 500 fashion companies to career advising for one of the top art colleges in the country; however 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)
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.
Amanda is a record junkie, 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 always focused on connecting fans with more music and getting artists paid. She is the Archives Committee Chair & Video Editor for the Association For Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) and recently joined Universal Music Group’s Strategy & Tactics Team to focus on new products.
Owner & Lacquer Cutter, Red Spade Records (Ontario, Canada)
Owner of Ontario 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.
Quality Control Manager, Furnace Record Pressing and vinyl DJ (Alexandria, VA)
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 now as the Quality Control manager of Furnace Record Pressing where he works to uphold standards and deliver the best quality records possible. Ray edits The Women in Vinyl Podcast making sure we sound our absolute best!