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2018 WMBA Applications are now OPEN!

Interested in joining WMBA? We’re now accepting applications for our 2018 membership!Click here to apply.Eligibility requirements for new members:
– No undergraduates or interns; must be employed in a legitimate arena of the music industry for over one year
– Completed application and two letters of recommendation
– All singer-songwriters must be affiliated with a PRO
– The acceptance of  every application is under the discretion of WMBA officers; we reserve the right to determine whether or not an applicant’s interests are aligned with the organization.

Letters of Reference

Please note that applicants must send two letters of reference with one being from an existing WMBA member. Letters of reference can be sent via e-mail to, or via postal service to PO Box 120242, Nashville, TN 37212.Potential candidates can reach out to or with any questions.More information about our recruitment event in October to follow!

2017 Membership Spotlight: Ellen Mundy

What is your name?
Ellen MundyWhy did you get into the music industry?
Music was my first love, an escape for me as a kid. I grew up singing along to country music classics and in choirs. In high school, while interning for Edwin McCain, his studio manager said “this isn’t a women’s world, kid”… and I’ve been hooked ever since.What accomplishment are you most proud of?
While working at the T.J. Martell Foundation, I spearheaded fundraising campaigns with young professionals, children, and country music fans to raise over $50,000 for cancer research. F#ck cancer!What are you looking to learn from WMBA?
I’ve been participating in WMBA for many years and each year I look forward to meeting and bonding with the ladies.What was the first album you ever purchased?
Tim McGraw’s Not a Moment Too SoonWhat is your favorite book?
Love Does by Bob Goff
The Bible. (1st John or Ruth)What is your favorite movie?
How To Be SingleWhat song is always stuck in your head?
Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feelin'”Where is your favorite place in the world?
Havana, CubaWhat’s something surprising about you?
I used to weigh more than some professional football players.What’s one item we could always find in your fridge?
Wine, of course.

WMBA Welcomes New Officers And Members

The Women’s Music Business Association (WMBA) has announced its new officers and 28 new members for 2017.Officers:
President: Dana Lalevee (Nashville Songwriters Association International)
Vice President: Julia Grimoldi (Sony/ATV)
Secretary: Ellen Mundy (Paradigm Talent Agency)
Treasurer: Jana Horvath (Flood, Bumstead, McCready, and McCarthy, Inc.)
Events & Education Co-Chairs: Kortney Toney (Motown Gospel) and Makenzie Williams (Sony/ATV)
Membership & Marketing Co-Chairs: Charlene Bryant (RCA Inspiration) and Rachael Gerringer (HarperCollins Publishing/Freelance)New Members:
Holly Atherton
Jessica Bowling
Elizabeth Brock
Alexandra Bruno
Jamie Bruno
Elyse Chamberlain
Sarah Champion
Dana Dickie
Thalia Ewing
Michelle Garramone
Kelley Goss
Sarah Harris
AJ Jansen
Terah Kimbrell
Mykael LaBar
Cindy Maier
Katie Rose
Alexa Ryncavage
Kayleigh Shoemaker
Charla Smith
Grace Stern
Cynthia Torres
Katie Travis
Adriana Uribe
Kristin Van Zant
Erica Vogler
Kendel White
Kelsey WiseWMBA is currently booking guest speakers and panelists from the music industry, seeking educational opportunities for its membership, and accepting sponsorships for 2017. For more information or to participate, email For more information about the WMBA, visit

2016 Sponsorship Spotlight: The Country

What is the name of your company?
The CountryWhat does your company do?
The Country is a bar and music venue located in the heart of West End Park. We like to think of ourselves as a bar for new Nashville, but also a nod to all the things that have made Nashville the amazing city it is today! We showcase local and regional talent across all genres 7 nights a week. Our bar features 24 drafts selected from the best breweries in the southeast, a cocktail menu featuring locally distilled spirits, and a kitchen specializing southern pub grub.Tell us something the average Nashvillian may not know about your company.
One of The Country’s owners is a female general contractor. She designed and built our beautiful bar!How long has your company been in the Nashville area?
The Country opened in September of 2015. We’ve been serving up cocktails and tunes for a little over a year now, but we’ve operated restaurants in Nashville for the past 14 years.Please share your website so our members can find you!