Women Nation Announces First Funding Recipients

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Women Nation – the initiative launched by Live Nation last year to support female entrepreneurs and others in the live business with resources and capital – announced three recipients of its inaugural funding run today (June 3).

Tina Farris Tours, Conscious City Guide and Kingdom of Mind are selected for investment and span different areas of the concert industry: touring, festivals and promotions. In addition to financial assistance, Live Nation is working with each company to offer resources, mentoring and support to help develop the companies, according to a statement.

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Tina Farris Tours handles tour management for artists including The Roots, The Internet, Anderson .Paak, Lil Wayne, Black Eyed Peas and Chris Rock and also co-produces Roots Picnic, Broccoli City and newcomer Queensfest. Additionally, Farris launched a women’s mentoring group in 2016 called “Decades,” which has produced several successful events and conferences in four different countries.

Conscious City Guide, co-founded by Mel Nahas and Kiki Falconer, is an online platform that identifies and promotes live events worldwide that foster awareness for the self, the community, or the planet. Conscious City Guide has featured more than 12,000 events since its inception and also offers ticketing for events.

Kingdom of Mind, founded by Isabella Kelly, is an event production and promotions usiness. Kelly’s past promotions work has focused on secondary/tertiary markets in California and will be expanding moving forward to the Pacific Northwest. Kelly has produced benefit concerts as well as events for universities and colleges. 

Women Nation was launched by Live Nation in May 2018, and the company tapped Ali Harnell, formerly of AEG Presents’ global touring division, to lead it as president and chief strategy officer in March.

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“We started the Women Nation Fund to help expand the pool of female entrepreneurs in the live music space, and this first group of female founders we are investing in is incredibly impressive, diverse and ambitious,” Michael Rapino, president and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, in making the announcement. “By backing these women, we hope to help them grow their companies in new directions and set the stage for even more women to lead the future of live.”

The Women Nation Fund continues to accept applications on a rolling basis. To learn more about the Women Nation Fund or to apply, please visit the Women Nation Fund website.