◎Live Nation宣佈其第一輪的女性國度基金（Women Nation Funding）將提供給三家女性主導的音樂企業，分別是Tina Farris Tours、Conscious City Guide和Kingdom of Mind。該基金於2018年5月推出，是一個投資早期標的的基金，旨在為現場娛樂產業中的女性提供資源和資金。
◎Tina Farris Tours是一家由Tina Farris創立的巡演公司，負責處理藝人的巡演管理，合作的藝人包括The Roots、The Internet、Anderson .Paak、Lil Wayne、Black Eyed Peas和Chris Rock。Conscious City Guide由Mel Nahas和Kiki Falconer聯合創辦，是一個線上平台，可以辨識和推廣全球的現場活動，培養對自我、社群或整個地球的意識；自成立以來已舉辦超過12000場活動，並提供活動票務。由Isabella Kelly創立的Kingdom of Mind是一家活動製作和行銷公司，她過去的行銷工作主要集中在加州的二級/三級市場，並將繼續向太平洋西北地區擴展；Isabella Kelly也製作慈善演唱會並為大學和學院舉辦活動。
Live Nation has announced its first round of Women Nation Funding for three female-led music businesses. They are Tina Farris Tours, Conscious City Guide, and Kingdom of Mind. Launched in May 2018, the fund is an early-stage investment fund designed to provide resources and capital for women in the live entertainment industry.
Live Nation will work with each company to offer the appropriate resources, mentoring and support to help grow and develop the companies.
•Tina Farris Tours is a touring company founded by Tina Farris that handles tour management for an artist roster including The Roots, The Internet, Anderson .Paak, Lil Wayne, Black Eyed Peas and Chris Rock. Her company 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. Farris noted, "Getting artists out on the road in front of their fans has been the heart and soul of Tina Farris Tours for over a decade, and I know Live Nation believes in this mission which is why I'm so honored to have their support."
•Conscious City Guide, co-founded by Mel Nahas and Kiki Falconer, is an online platform that identifies and promotes live events across the globe 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. Nahas said, "As more people than ever seek out IRL experiences, Conscious City Guide is here to unite intentional creators and seekers so we can improve ourselves and our communities. It's clear that Live Nation created the Women Nation Fund because they care about elevating the community through live events, and we're extremely grateful to have their support."
•Kingdom of Mind, founded by Isabella Kelly, is an event production and promotions business. 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. Kelly added, "At Kingdom of Mind we're curating unique events that bring talent to cities they might not have visited on a typical tour route. To have the world's largest live entertainment company not only believing in, but also investing in this model is a dream opportunity and will help us create some incredibly memorable live shows for artists and fans."
"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," said Michael Rapino, President and CEO, Live Nation Entertainment. "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: https://womennationfund.livenation.com/.