Ainjel Emme (she/her) is a producer, musician, songwriter, and recording engineer. She is a hi-fi audio enthusiast with lo-fi pragmatism who loves working behind the scenes to help people carry their records across the finish line.
Ainjel’s discography reflects an impressive set of skills and genre-fluid approach to music, featuring artists such as the inimitable David Bowie, Aly & AJ, Joji, Yves Tumor, Hazel English, Flyte, The Mastersons, KISS, Nasty Cherry, Girlpool, Tommy Genesis, Lawrence Rothman, Lo Moon, and more. Her production of singer-songwriter Alfa Garcia’s Alindahaw won the Grand Prize for World single in the 2020 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. She is a vocal specialist and masterful arranger, able to coax emotion and density out of every corner of a song.
A tireless champion for women in music and audio, AE has taken part in multiple diversity and inclusion initiatives including a highly publicized Billboard songwriting camp for She Is The Music with Alicia Keys. She mentors women and non-binary folks within the community and is a published writer in music production journalism, advocating against the erasure of historical women recordists and inequality in the studio environment. She has served on numerous equity and educational panels. She is a proud voting member of the Recording Academy (Production and Engineering Wing) as well as an active member of Soundgirls, Women’s Audio Mission, and the Audio Engineering Society (AES).