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September 12, 2019

Time: 5:30-7:30

AIMP Special Event: Women In the Studio

Non-Member Fee For Online Registration: $15

Non-Member Fee At Door: $25 


Women songwriters, producers and engineers have less opportunities in the music business than their male counterparts and often face significant challenges to achieving success. This panel will discuss how the music industry works together to change how we all do business so that we create new opportunities for women.


Following the panel there will be a networking / cocktail event.

Ann Mincieli: Engineer and Mixer at Jungle City Studios, a premier recording studio in NYC she Founded in 2011. For over 20 years, Mincieli has been a talented technical force to be reckoned with behind, and beyond, the board.  In 1998, she began working with a then fledgling singer and pianist named Alicia Keys. The duo diligently worked together until Keys’ debut Songs in A Minor was released in 2001. The album received five GRAMMYs at the 44th GRAMMY Awards, including Mincieli's first career GRAMMY for Best R&B Album. Mincieli then earned her second GRAMMY in the same category at the 56th GRAMMY's for Keys' Girl On Fire. Other industry renowned artists she has worked with include Jay-Z, Drake, Mariah Carey, Usher, Jennifer Hudson and Whitney Houston. Keys and Mincieli have cultivated an indelible creative synergy that has permeated beyond the studio, too. In June 2018, Keys announced the formation of She Is The Music a women-led music industry initiative for female advancement, to help reshape the industry by creating real opportunities and a pipeline of talent for other women.


Emily Lazar is President, and Chief Mastering Engineer of The Lodge, an audio mastering facility that she Founded in 1997. Equipped with state-of-the art equipment and out-of-the-box ideology, it attracts the industry’s most esteemed artists as well as its’ most prominent newcomers. Lazar's credits include work with The Beatles, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Beck, Coldplay, Sia, Vampire Weekend, Panic! At The Disco, Lou Reed, The Killers, Dolly Parton, Haim, Little Big Town and  Destiny’s Child, just to name a few. At the most recent GRAMMY Awards Lazar made history as the first female mastering engineer to win the GRAMMY for Best Engineered Album Non-Classical for Beck’s Colors. Although garnering many “ceiling-breaking” “first ever” nominations, her 2019 win coincided with the release of the Annenberg Inclusion study which revealed that women comprise only 3% of the industry’s engineers. Her acceptance speech noted the historic moment and elevated the conversation globally. Lazar is a Trustee of The Recording Academy and serves on its’ NY Chapter Board of Governors, National Producer & Engineer Wing's Steering Committee and National Advisory Council. Lazar earned her BA in Creative Writing and Music from Skidmore College and her Masters in Music Technology from New York University.   


Faith Newman serves as Reservoir’s Senior Vice President of A&R and Catalog Development, spearheading the company’s pursuit of new catalogs and talent. Faith’s expertise has led to Reservoir’s signing of American rappers 2 Chainz, Migos’ Offset and Takeoff, Young Thug, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, and Trouble, alt-electronic duo Phantogram, Brooklyn hip- hop artist Joey Bada$$, electronic soul group WatchTheDuck, and the acquisition of the historic Philadelphia soul record label, Philly Groove Records, and its sister publishing catalog, Nickel Shoe Music, among others.Faith got her start in the music industry in 1987, when she was hired among the first five employees at Def Jam Recordings. She went on to create the administrative foundation of Def Jam, including, notably, its Artists & Repertoire and Publishing divisions. By 1989, she was Vice President of Artists & Repertoire, guiding the careers of hip-hop icons like Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, and LL Cool J. In 1991, Faith moved to Columbia Records to head its new urban music division, where she signed respected hip-hop artist Nas to his first record deal, co-executive producing his critically acclaimed debut, Illmatic. Following Columbia Records, Faith took roles at Jive Records and Mariah Carey’s MonarC Entertainment before moving to Verse Music Group, a music publishing company specializing in the acquisition of historic music catalogs.


In association with the Canadian Music Publishers Association.


Due to the security at the Consolate, it is important that you register for the event prior to September 12th so that we can add your name to the visitor list. 


Thanks to our exclusive bank sponsors




Ann Mincieli
Jungle City, Engineer & Founder

Emily Lazar
The Lodge, Founder & Chief Mastering Engineer

Faith Newman
Reservoir, VP Creative and Business Development


Vivian Barclay
CMPA Board Member

AIMP Special Event

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Consulate General of Canada in New York
466 Lexington Ave, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10017

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