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Virtual Music Tech Party & Fundraiser for Beats by Girlz 2020
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Thu, December 10, 2020
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET
$7,798 raised of $10,000 goal
78% Complete

2020 got us down, but we've got a lot to celebrate!

Beats by Girlz invites you to the Virtual Music Tech Party on Thursday, December 10 from 5pm-7pm PT / 8pm-10pm ET!

Instead of the three parties we typically throw in NYC, LA and Boston, this year we’ve got one big virtual event that everyone can come to.


Even though 2020 has been a train wreck, we still have a lot to celebrate. 

  • Three of our community members just became Ableton Certified Trainers. Before that, there was only one woman in the Western Hemisphere. Congratulations Danielle Thwaites, Claire Lim and Kaite Watson!
  • After 7 years of community work, BBG finally became a 501c3 NonProfit in the United States!!
  • We are now operating in over 20 cities, across 8 countries and 4 continents, with new chapters opening up all over the world. 


You’ll see performances from our BBG teaching artists who are also newly minted Ableton Certified Trainers, accompanied with visual artists to create a sensory experience with sound and technology. Our virtual party features:

  • Daiza (Danielle Thwaites)  Producer, Singer-Songwriter and Programmer
    • video artist Zeez Louize! 
  • dolltr!ck (Claire Lim) – Multi-instrumentalist, Singer-Songwriter, Producer and DJ
    • video artist Shawna Lee
  • Aimerie (Kaite Watson) – Producer and DJ
    • video artist Callie Chapman


Join us from 8pm – 9pm EST for performances from our artists in tandem with our virtual silent auction and raffle, with items from top music tech developers and manufacturers.


Join us from 9pm – 10pm EST to continue the party with a DJ set by Aimerie. You don’t want to miss a chance to win some even more prizes from our wonderful partners and sponsors!


Register now to have fun and watch artists at the top of their game all while supporting a rad organization that needs you! 


Our livestream will be broadcasted from betterunite across to Twitch, Facebook Live, YouTube and Instagram, simultaneously. Pick your platform and we’ll meet you there. Register to participate in our virtual silent auction and raffle, and tune in via


Our silent auction and raffle are one of our major fundraising vehicles to help us reach our fundraising goals. We have many sponsors who donate items that are raffled off and in our silent auction, and we draw raffle prizes at the end of the broadcast. The silent auction will open Dec 4th - bidding will begin then and end at the conclusion of the event. Register to bid on our silent auction items via text and online on at Raffle and auction items will be called at the end of the broadcast. You do not need to be present to win. 


Guests can purchase Raffle tickets and View Raffle items at Raffle Tickets are $10 each, 3 for $25 or 10 for $75 and are electronic tickets. Guest will need to click on Event Offers option to view and purchase raffle tickets. This section also allows your guests to view the Raffle Items. Once purchased, you can access your account and allocate purchased tickets to Raffle Items of your choosing. Click on Allocate Raffle Tickets and allocate your purchased tickets by dragging raffle tickets (left side) to the raffle item you'd like to pick. Once all the tickets have been allocated to the raffle items, click Save Changes.


Silent Auction items include:

  • Moog Mother-32
  • Sensel Morph
  • Roli Lumi
  • 1 Berklee Online Course
  • Output Bundle
  • Yamaha HS8 Pair


Raffle items include:

  • Novation Launchpad X
  • Focusrite Scarlett 4i4
  • Teenage Engineering Street Fighter PO-13 + CA-X PO Case RED 
  • Teenage Engineering Mega Man PO-128 + CA-X PO Case BLUE
  • iZotope Ozone 9 Standard Plugin
  • iZotope VocalSynth 2 Plugin
  • iZotope Nectar Elements Plugin
  • Output Arcade subscription for 1 year
  • Native Instruments Audio 6 
  • Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol MK1 
  • Native Instruments Maschine 
  • Private Lesson with each of our performing Ableton CT's (Danielle Thwaites, Claire Lim, Kaite Watson)



All proceeds go to Beats by Girlz, whose mission is to engage girls, women, and gender expansive individuals to explore and learn music technology through education, mentorship, leadership, opportunity, visibility, and community building.  We work towards closing the gender gap both in the classroom and the industry by forging a path to both destinations.


Our yearly events are our main source of fundraising for the organization. Your support directly funds the work of individuals who: 

  • Support regional groups of people as they mobilize and launch their own BBG chapters around the world 
  • Develop curriculum and content, both for our classrooms and the community at large
  • Manage and lead special programs and partnerships which have a global reach 
  • Increase visibility and awareness of our work and other values aligned allies 


Thanks to our incredible sponsors : Moog, Output, Berklee Online, Sensel, Roli, Teenage Engineering, Novation, Focusrite, iZotope, Yamaha, Native Instruments, Ableton, Sweetwater, Apogee  and to Juliana Sánchez for designing our amazing event logo!


Beats By Girlz is a non-traditional, creative and educational music technology curriculum, collective, and community template designed to empower girls, women, and gender expansive people to engage with music technology. We provide them with the guidance, access, tools and role-support to develop their interest (and ultimately their ability to pursue career opportunities) in music production, composition and engineering. We are working towards gender equity in a field where women are highly underrepresented and strive to help other groups mobilize and create similar change in their own communities.



Danielle Thwaites (Daiza)

Danielle Thwaites performs, writes and produces under the moniker Daiza, creating avant-pop, a progressive mixture of several styles including electronica, trip-hop, indie rock and chillwave. She is known for incorporating new advances in music technology both in the studio and on the stage & for her highly processed analog recordings, flowered with her hazy, synthetic sound design. As an educator and Ableton Certified Trainer, Danielle offers personalized one-on-one and group lessons from her home studio and online, and leads workshops ranging from introductory to advanced concepts. As an experienced performer and troubleshooter, she builds, programs and designs Ableton Live sets for artists looking to integrate laptops and digital technologies into their workflow and stage setup. 

Instagram: @soundsbydaiza (

Artist URL:

Ableton CT link:


Zoe-Zoe Sheen (Zeez Louize)

Los Angeles-based creative Zoe-Zoe Sheen studied fine art and graphic design at Maryland Institute College of Art. Graduating in 2010 with a B.F.A, Zoe-Zoe’s creative career began in graphic design and illustration. She’s worked on campaigns for Disney Nature, Star Wars Episode VII, and Google Pixel to name a few. Currently, her production/set design work has given her the opportunity to work with musical artists and brands such as Adobe, Tierra Whack, and Tyga. 

Instagram: @zeez.louize (

Artist URL:


Claire Lim (dolltr!ck)

Capturing your ears and eyes with a genre-blending sound of Owl City-meets-Clean Bandit-meets-Korean pop, dolltr!ck is the artist project of Singapore-born electronic musician Claire Marie Lim. She entered the scene as a DJ, remixer, and live experience designer for Grammy-nominated and Billboard-charting artists, and is now known for her dynamic live electronic performances that have taken her to esteemed national and international venues and events. Carrying influences from Disclosure, TOKiMONSTA, and Madeon, dolltr!ck’s palette of dreamy synths, punchy drum machines, and crystal-clear vocals lets her paint auditory experiences that seamlessly meld electronica, pop, future bass, and dance music.

Instagram: @dolltrick (

Artist URL:

Ableton CT link:


Shawna Lee

Shawna Lee is a Minneapolis video artist who creates live and recorded visuals using analog video synthesizers, modified electronic devices, various other video equipment and feedback techniques. As if peeking through a porthole into another dimension she navigates this space and controls waves of color and glowing geometric shapes with these tools. The end result is a hypnotic journey taken into uncharted video territory. Shawna has participated in gallery shows, an installation at the Walker Art Center’s 2019 Avant Garden, made demonstration videos for video synthesizer manufacturer LZX Industries, and collaborated with others at Vidicon, the first video art convention.

Instagram: @iamadot (

Artist URL:


Kaite Watson (Aimerie)

Aimerie is the creative alias of bass music DJ, producer, and educator, Kaite Watson. Given her lifelong fascination with the deep sea underworld, Aimerie's touch for crafting dark, lurking soundscapes makes sense. Her otherworldly interpretation of sound system music is inspired by seminal artists like Biome and Portishead, as well as by friends and co-creators in the bass music community.

Aimerie is an Ableton Certified Trainer located in Denver, CO where she teaches music production using Ableton Live as well as DJing at The Black Box Studio. Known to deliver cutting-edge curation on the decks, Aimerie's passion for pushing grassroots sounds has landed her on prolific lineups at events like Sub.mission's Bass Invasion in Denver, Infrasound Music Festival, and Outlook Festival, alongside artists including The Widdler, Truth, DJ Youngsta, Khiva, and many more. 

Instagram: @aimeriemusic (

Artist link: 

Ableton CT link:


Callie Chapman

Callie is a multidisciplinary designer, video artist, choreographer, and curator. Based in greater Boston, Callie was awarded the 2020 choreography fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in Choreography (one of 3 in the state). Callie founded Studio@550 in 2016, a multidisciplinary arts studio located in Central Sq, Cambridge. Callie's video work has been commissioned for companies such as Odyssey Opera, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Prometheus Dance, Pa Sy Dance, and Corrector Records. Enjoying the thrill of live performances, Callie's affinity for combining live dance performance and generative video art is where her interest lies.

Instagram: @calliechapmankorn (

Artist URL:


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$600 1 BBG student's education for 1 year


Your contribution equates to sponsorship for 1 student's entire year with Beats By Girlz. You rock!!

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Private Lesson with Daiza

Danielle Thwaites (Daiza) has extensive versatility and expertise as a producer, songwriter, instrumentalist, educator and live show designer. She works to enable people to creatively express themselves with music technology.

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Claire Marie Lim is a Singapore-born music technologist and educator, also active under her artist project dolltr!ck. She specializes in instruction for live electronic performance, production and programming, and is an advocate of womxn and Asian representation in music technology.

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Kaite Watson, professionally known as Aimerie, is a music producer, DJ, software engineer and Ableton Certified Trainer based in Denver, Colorado. A lifelong musician, she began working with Ableton Live in 2011 to produce and perform bass music heavily influenced by her background as a flautist and love for the underground.

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