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Kathleen Wirt, LAWIM Vice President
Owner/Operator, 4th Street Recording Studio

KATHLEEN WIRT has operated the legendary 4th Street Recording studio in Santa Monica, CA since 1987, and has been the sole owner since 2001. Twenty-two acts have been signed to record deals through 4th Street Recording, starting with Fiona Apple, whose spec deal recording of “Shadowboxer” became the first single on her Grammy-nominated multi-platinum album “Tidal.” Next came Incubus, Alien Ant Farm, and Hoobastank, all to become platinum-selling artists. more


Michelle Krell Malone, LAWIM SECRETARY
Pianist / Songwriter

MICHELLE KRELL MALONE (aka Michelle Krell) is a songwriter, keyboard player and singer, with a self-penned CD, Concrete Scrapbook, produced by Travis Allen. Currently, Michelle is writing music for lyrics by David Brunoehler (David wrote and co-wrote many of the songs on albums by the artist Melanie), and is also writing material for music libraries with Debbie Hennessey. Her song "Sea of Happy Dreams" appears on the soundtrack of the movie, "Boston Girls," written by and starring Camille Solari, which premiered as part of the 2010 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. more

Lenise Bent

Lenise Bent
Engineer / Producer

LENISE BENT is one of the few pioneer women Engineer/Producers in the industry today (Steely Dan, Supertramp, Blondie, Fleetwood Mac). She also garners credits as a Post Audio Mixer/Editor, Foreign Dubbing Supervisor, Archivist, Instructor and Consultant. She is a long-standing member of NARAS, AES, The Blues Foundation and the Producers and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy. more


Alicia Celmer
CEO, Off The Wall Music Lounge

After 17 years of running her successful company, Channelworks, a premier channel marketing firm for the likes of Cisco, HP and Logitech, Alicia Celmer founded Off The Wall Music Lounge; a unique and innovative music venue located in the heart of Santa Monica's entertainment district. Off The Wall boasts a rehearsal space, recording studio, lounge and professional performance stage. more


Andrea Franklin
Independent Music Consultant / Dolce Diva Music

ANDREA FRANKLIN has worked in various aspects of the music and entertainment industry for over 20 years. She has music supervised animation and live action for film, television, video, and audio book projects; produced albums, worked in A&R, served as Director of Licensing & A&R Administration for major record labels, and worked as an independent music consultant through her dba, Dolce Diva Music. more


Rene Merideth

RENE MERIDETH is the co-founder and COO of Exploration, a business class search and comprehensive YouTube CMS management company. She is also a consultant for several other small songwriters, publishers and new media companies around the globe. Prior, she was the VP of Operations at, Director of Licensing/Head of West Coast Licensing for BMG Chrysalis and Bug Music, and Manager, Mechanical Licensing for Windswept Holdings. more


Harriet Schock
Gold and Platinum Songwriter / Recording Artist

HARRIET SCHOCK is a songwriter (wrote words and music for the Grammy-nominated "Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady"), a recording artist with seven solo albums, a performer, a songwriting consultant, teacher and lecturer as well as an author and an actor. She has held positions as President and Vice President of Los Angeles Women in Music and is the HOST of the monthly Singer-Songwriter Night (formerly known as the Soirée) - the longest running original music showcase in L.A. - 21 years and counting! more


















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