NAMM Show 2022: She Rocks Awards 10th Anniversary with Dionne Warwick and Others

NAMM Show 2022: She Rocks Awards 10th Anniversary with Dionne Warwick and Others

The Women’s International Music Network (YMN) has announced the in-person return of the annual She Rocks Awards, which will celebrate its 10th year and a new venue on June 2 at The Ranch in Anaheim.

Along with the annual NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, the She Rocks Awards honors women in the music and audio industries. The 2022 award recipients include singer Dionne Warwick; composer Meredith Brooks; iconic guitarist Yvette Young; singer-songwriter Milk; Bones UK guitarist Carmen Vandenberg; music editor and podcast host Lindsay Parker; Julie Robbins, CEO of Earthquaker Devices; TV and film composer Sherry Chung; Leslie Gaston-Bird, owner of Mix Messiah Productions; Evanna Manley of Manley Laboratories, Inc.; and former artist manager and producer of Girl Power! Carey Fierro, working women at a music industry convention.

“It’s going to be a big family reunion,” She Rocks Awards co-host and Hellstorm singer-guitarist Lazy Hale said during a virtual press conference on Monday. “I can’t wait to celebrate with you all in person.”

Hale was joined by YMN founder Laura Whitmore, along with respected Brooks, Milk, Vandenberg, Chung and Parker, to reveal details about the event. After last year’s pivot to a virtual experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the She Rocks Awards 2022 will be a hybrid affair with an in-person ceremony, featuring live performances, awards, speeches and celebrity guests. It will also livestream via AXS TV at 6:30 pm on the day of the show, along with a virtual red carpet and online silent auction.

The event is open to the general public, but space is limited. Tickets are $60-$165 and are available at To attend the show in person, guests must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of the event.

The 10th Annual She Rocks Awards will be hosted by Hale and Katie Daryl of AXS TV. Although she is also being honored, Parker will be hosting the virtual red carpet. As of now, producers have announced that Brooks and Vandenberg will be involved in the performance. The country singer-songwriter will open the tenil arts show and the Command Sisters will serve as the house band for the evening.

During the press conference, Brooks reflected on his hit single, “Bitch,” which turns 25 this year.

“I look at the ‘bitch’ almost like a kid who is now grown up and has a life of its own and I’m here to honor that life,” she said, adding that there are some special things at work to celebrate. . Release anniversary.

Vandenberg, who will soon be on tour with The Smashing Pumpkins, said events like the She Rocks Awards are important and inspiring for women working in the music industry.

“At first, I was just focused on being a guitarist and being good and not being considered for the job because of my gender or not,” she said of the start of her career. However, there was a point when that changed and as she achieved success, she said that she was proud to be a woman and realized that she could use her voice and help uplift other women . She and Brooks also made fun of the saying “great … for female guitarists”, and Vandenberg said, “No one goes up to a male guitarist and says ‘You’re the best’. Male guitarist in the world.'”

Chung, who hails from the fields of television and film composition, said she feels a little different because she is not a singer-songwriter, among other honors, but has spoken about hiding or minimizing her femininity early in her career. spoke, because she was the only woman. Students studying composition in his college.

She said of being a part of the show, “I feel very much out of my element.” She added that it was important for the cast to constantly challenge themselves in situations they’re not familiar with, “but I’m looking forward to the whole thing.”

Milk initially echoed Chung in degrading her gender and even said she faced racism on top of sexism, sharing that her song during the Women’s March in 2018 ” Before calm” went viral, she was told she should “go back to China.”

“Now there’s a space out there and it’s filling up with so many different voices,” she said of the music industry at the moment. “We change the world; songs change the world.”


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