The Five Percent

Profiles of Women in Audio

Women in the Industry

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Lisa Kacos: Producer, Educator, and Musician

​ Lisa Kacos currently leads interactive online workshops such as the forthcoming Music Theory for Producers Workshop held April 30th through Omni Sound Project, where she is a core faculty member for 2022, as well as a popular Rhythm for Songwriters course. As a musician, she writes and records her own music and has played with...

Maria Grever: The Most Famous Unknown Person You Know

Around two years ago, I discovered Maria Grever. She was a Mexican composer whose career started around the early to late 20s and continued up until her death in 1951. If you google her, you will find the same impressive stats. She composed around 800 songs (some places say 1000). Not only contemporary songs for...

The Groundbreaking Feminine Power of Rock Icon Stevie Nicks

Culturally Stevie Nicks is an icon. Stevie’s music still tops the charts, years after the song's initial release. Her longstanding popularity shows Nicks has inspired many generations with her music. Her legendary status comes from her pioneering actions as one of the famous women in music and in rock n’ roll. Through her lyrics and...

Interview with Anna-Lee Craig, A2 for Hamilton on Broadway – Part 2!

Interview with Anna-Lee Craig (part two). ALC holds many impressive titles, even more, impressive when taken together. Among them are A2 for Hamilton on Broadway, inventor of the mic rig known as the “ALC Special,” and on top of all that, parent of twin toddlers!

Interview with Anna-Lee Craig, A2 for Hamilton on Broadway

Anna-Lee Craig, A2 for Hamilton on Broadway

Jen Gilleran – Changing the Seattle Studio Scene

Gilleran will be teaching in Seattle’s first Certificate for Audio Engineering led entirely by womxn and BIPOC at North Seattle College in early 2022. She is also a contributor to Gear Fanatix, a site for underrepresented voices in audio. 

The Plumage of Punk: Review of Violence Girl

The combination of the outcast, the fighter for justice, and the crazed fan is an alloy of punk at its most concentrated.  By the time Alice Bag forms The Bags, she is ready to rip the world to shreds.  Alice and the rest of the L.A. Punk crew have formed a movement.

GUEST BLOG: krost: “You’re pretty good…for an Asian”

I’m conflicted. I don’t know how I feel about being an “Asian American artist”.

Lilian Blair: Rock and Roll Fairy Godmother

Lillian Blair is a producer, engineer, and audio educator working out of the Seattle area. She is currently a staff engineer at The Vera Project Studios, where she chairs the Audio Committee, teaches studio recording and audio mixing and mastering.
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