We envision a world of equity for mamas in every space of the music industry across the world.
We aim to provide essential resources that empower mothers to advance their musical careers by generating work opportunities through a shared network, and offering financial and emotional support initiatives.
We are committed to challenge the status quo as we advocate for equal opportunities for mothers in an industry that historically under-values and under-represents their efforts, contributions, and abilities.
Our efforts to Connect, Empower, and Advocate are upheld by our core values: Community, Equity, and Growth.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
Tiff Randol (USA) and Mary Leay (UK) connected when they were both knee deep in learning to navigate and balance the changes brought about in that beautiful and overwhelming first year of motherhood with their careers as songwriters, artists and composers.
6 weeks after giving birth, Tiff found herself suddenly without a management team, and despite all the music they had plans on releasing, found she could not do it all alone. This gave birth to the beginnings of Mamas in Music (MiM™), as she began to develop an idea for a platform that could support mothers in continuing to make music and give a voice to mums in the industry. She sent out an SOS email to a women’s music group, looking to connect with other mothers in music and thankfully it reached Mary.
Mary recalls, “That email was literally like somebody turned on a light inside of me. Once my daughter arrived I felt very alone and didn't have a clue about how I would balance my career and motherhood. I just knew that after dedicating my entire life to my "first baby" - music - I was set on finding a way to make it all work. The idea of creating a platform to disrupt all these disheartening feelings amongst mums in our industry and create a structure for Women in my situation to be able to thrive and continue making music, while also being amazing mothers - seemed like a no brainer. I was in!"
A dialogue unfolded over some time that bantered between breastfeeding and sleep advice to carving out this platform they were dedicated to bringing to light.
During those first few months, they became deeply connected through their shared experience within the industry, discussing the anxieties they faced as both struggled to balance career and motherhood. It can be difficult to find childcare and miss out on work opportunities as well as face the stigma associated with motherhood in the music industry.
Despite not having all the answers, they knew something had to change, so they began the journey towards building an organization that advocated for and provided for hardworking musical mothers worldwide.