Female Record Producers

Throughout history, there have been many female record producers who have made significant contribution to the field of music. The list includes many familiar and great females such as Bebe Rexha, Vanessa Lynn Williams, K. D. Lang, Imogen Heap and Bonnie Raitt. The women featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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Bjork
(Famous as the Lead Singer of Alternative Rock Band 'The Sugarcubes')

Bjork
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Birthdate: November 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

Bjork is an Icelandic singer, record producer, songwriter, DJ, and actress. She is best known for her association with the now-defunct yet popular band, The Sugarcubes. The bestselling Icelandic singer-songwriter of all time, Bjork was named in Time magazine's most influential people in the world list in 2015. Over the course of her illustrious career, Bjork has received several awards.

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Jewel
(Singer-Songwriter)

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Birthdate: May 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Payson, Utah, United States

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Tori Kelly
(Known for Her Debut Album 'Unbreakable Smile')

Tori Kelly
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Birthdate: December 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wildomar, California, United States

Tori Kelly was initially spotted on Star Search and won America's Most Talented Kid. She failed to make it to the "Top 24" of American Idol but later released Billboard Hot 100-charting singles such as Nobody Love. The two-time Grammy-winner has also voiced Meena in Sing and its sequel.

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Erykah Badu
(Singer-Songwriter Know for Her Singles like "On & On," "Honey," and "The Healer.")

Erykah Badu
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Birthdate: February 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Widely regarded as the queen of neo-soul, Erykah Badu is an American singer-songwriter whose debut studio album Baduizm helped popularize neo-soul in the late-1990s. Thanks to her popularity, Erykah Badu serves as a subject for street art in several places, including Greater London, England. Also an actress, Badu has appeared in popular films, such as The Cider House Rules.

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FKA twigs
(Singer-songwriter)

FKA twigs
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Birthdate: January 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

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Enya
(Singer)

Enya
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Birthdate: May 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gweedore, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Known for her unique blend of Celtic and folk tunes, Irish singer Enya has been dubbed the Queen of New Age. The Academy Award-nominated singer is also a 4-time Grammy winner and soared to fame with tracks such as Only Time and Orinoco Flow. She is the best-selling Irish solo artist ever.

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Faith Hill
(One of the Most Successful Country Music Artists of All Time)

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Birthdate: September 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Star, Mississippi, United States
Country music legend Faith Hill is best known for her hits This Kiss and Breathe. Her track There You'll Be was part of the Pearl Harbor soundtrack. She has won five Grammys and 15 ACM Awards and has appeared in movies such as Dixieland and The Stepford Wives.
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Tinashe Kachingwe
(Her Single "2 On" featuring 'Schoolboy Q' Reached Number One on The Rhythmic Airplay Chart)

Tinashe Kachingwe
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Birthdate: February 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Tinashe started as a child actor, appearing as a motion-capture model in The Polar Express and as Robin Wheeler in Out of Jimmy's Head. She later began performing with The Stunners. She has delivered Billboard-charting hits such as 2 On and has collaborated with the likes of Britney Spears.

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Toni Watson
(Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Best Known for Her Single ‘Dance Monkey’)

Toni Watson
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Birthdate: August 15, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mount Martha, Australia

Toni Watson is an Australian singer-songwriter whose single, Dance Monkey, broke Bing Crosby's all-time Australian record by spending 24 weeks at number one position on the ARIA Singles Chart. The single also earned Toni Watson several prestigious awards, such as APRA Music Award and ARIA Music Award.

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Eve
(Rapper)

Eve
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Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Debbie Gibson
(Singer-songwriter, Actress)

Debbie Gibson
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Birthdate: August 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Alison Krauss
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Birthdate: July 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois, United States

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Sheila E.
(Percussionist)

Sheila E.
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Birthdate: December 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States

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Aurora
(Singer-songwriter)

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Birthdate: June 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway

Aurora is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, and dancer. Gifted from a young age, she began writing songs at the age of six! She began her career self-releasing her works. She received a favorable response from the audience and was soon able to establish herself as a popular singer. Her music encompasses electro-pop, folk, and art-pop elements. 

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Teddy Geiger
(Musician)

Teddy Geiger
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Birthdate: September 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

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Macy Gray
(Singer-songwriter)

Macy Gray
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Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States

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Imogen Heap
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Record producer)

Imogen Heap
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Birthdate: December 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Romford, London, England

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Teena Marie
(Singer-songwriter, Record producer)

Teena Marie
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Birthdate: March 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: December 26, 2010

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Brandi Carlile
(Folk Rock Singers)

Brandi Carlile
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Birthdate: June 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ravensdale, Washington, USA

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Jennifer Nettles
(Singer-Songwriter)

Jennifer Nettles
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Birthdate: September 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Douglas, Georgia, United States

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Christine and the Queens
(Singer-songwriter)

Christine and the Queens
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Birthdate: June 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France

Hélöise Letissier, also known as Christine and the Queens and Chris, often challenges gender stereotypes through her music. The queer electropop and indie artist was inspired by drag queens in London, after she quit theater school following a break-up. Known for her chart-busting debut album, Chaleur humaine, she identifies as pansexual.

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Alanis Morisette
(Singer-Songwriter)

Alanis Morisette
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Birthdate: June 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Alanis Morisette is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actress. Renowned for her mezzo-soprano voice, Morisette has been named by Rolling Stone as the Queen of Alt-Rock Angst. A recipient of 13 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, Morisette has released several successful albums, including Jagged Little Pill, which was named in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

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Robyn
(Swedish Singer-songwriter Known for Her Album 'Robyn' and Single 'With Every Heartbeat')

Robyn
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Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Robyn is a Swedish singer, record producer, songwriter, and DJ. Her debut album Robyn Is Here helped launch Karl Martin Sandberg's career in pop music. She has also been recognized as an influence by artistes like Taylor Swift, Lorde, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Christine and the Queens. Robyn has won many awards like AMFT Awards, GAFFA Awards, and Grammis Awards.

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Ester Dean
(Singer)

Ester Dean
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Birthdate: April 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S.

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Martina McBride
(Singer-Songwriter)

Martina McBride
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Birthdate: July 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sharon, Kansas, United States

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(Singer-songwriter)

MØ
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Birthdate: August 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ubberud, Denmark

MØ is a Danish singer-songwriter best known for her collaborations with world-renowned artistes like Iggy Azalea, Justin Bieber, and DJ Snake. She achieved international recognition in 2015 when she co-wrote and provided vocals for Lean On, which featured on music charts around the world. MØ has won several prestigious awards such as the Billboard Music Award and Danish Music Awards.

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Tash Sultana
(Known for the Hits ‘Notion’, ‘Gemini’ and ‘Synergy’)

Tash Sultana
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Birthdate: June 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tash Sultana soared to fame with her phenomenally successful single Jungle, which was first posted on YouTube and went viral on social media, gaining a million views in 5 days. The non-binary Australian singer uses the pronoun “they.” She also made it to the 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 list.

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Diane Warren
(First songwriter in Billboard magazine to have seven hit)

Diane Warren
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Birthdate: September 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Van Nuys, California, United States

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Estelle
(Singer-songwriter)

Estelle
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Birthdate: January 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

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Niki
(Singer)

Niki
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Birthdate: January 24, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

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Peaches
(Musician)

Peaches
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Birthdate: November 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Canadian musician Merrill Nisker was fighting thyroid cancer in 2000, when she suddenly changed her name to Peaches and worked on a phenomenal album named The Teaches of Peaches. The queer singer has gained followers for her gender-oriented lyrics and her sexual gestures during her stage performances. 

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Claire Elise Boucher
(Pop Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Album 'Visions')

Claire Elise Boucher
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Birthdate: March 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Claire Elise Boucher is a musician whose music incorporates elements of various genres like electronic, hip-hop, and R&B, which reflects her hard-partying and volatile lifestyle; she once tried sailing down the Mississippi River in a houseboat built by her and a friend before the boat was impounded. Open about her drug use in the past, Boucher now advocates against hard drugs.

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Syd
(Singer-songwriter)

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Birthdate: April 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Actor, Singer-songwriter, Visual artist, Record producer, Composer)

Buffy Sainte-Marie
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Birthdate: February 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Piapot, Canada

Known for her music that showcases the issues of Native Americans, Canadian-American singer Buffy Sainte-Marie became the first person from any indigenous community to win an Oscar, with the song Up Where We Belong. She had also been blacklisted by many radio stations earlier due to her activism.

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Joan Armatrading
(British singer-songwriter and Grammy and BRIT Award winner who has released popular singles like "Drop the Pilot.")

Joan Armatrading
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Birthdate: December 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis

 36 
Ayumi Hamasaki
(Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Poet, Record producer)

Ayumi Hamasaki
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Birthdate: October 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fukuoka

Japanese pop icon Ayumi Hamasaki had started a TV career after moving to Tokyo at 14. She later gained fame with her dance hits and ballads. Also known for her dramatic costumes and videos, The Empress of J-pop has been rendered totally deaf in one ear, owing to a ear infection.

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Roisin Murphy
(Singer-songwriter)

Roisin Murphy
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Birthdate: July 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arklow, Ireland

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MacKenzie Porter
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Birthdate: January 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

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Rickie Lee Jones
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Birthdate: November 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Jennifer Warnes
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Birthdate: March 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

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Birthdate: 0000 AD

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Santigold
(Singer-songwriter)

Santigold
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Birthdate: September 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Santigold is an American singer-songwriter renowned for her mezzo-soprano voice. She achieved popularity after the release of her critically acclaimed album Santogold in 2008. The same year, she was named the Best Breakthrough Artist at the NME Awards USA. In 2009, she won the Vanguard Award at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Santigold's work has influenced artists like Bob Evans.        

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Lady Leshurr
(Rapper and Singer-Songwriter Known for Her ‘Queen's Speech’ Series of Freestyles)

Lady Leshurr
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Birthdate: December 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kingshurst, Solihull, England
Rapper Lady Leshurr is best known for her freestyle series named Queen's Speech. She also collaborated with electronic dance duo Orbital for Wonky. She has appeared in films such as 1 Day and Lapse of Honour and has also competed on shows such as Dancing on Ice.

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Heather Headley
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Birthdate: October 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidadian-American singer-actor Heather Headley is best known for her Tony- and Drama Desk-winning performance in the musical Aida. The Northwestern University drop-out was also part of the theatrical version of Whitney Houston’s movie The Bodyguard and won a Grammy for her gospel album Audience of One.

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Jody Watley
(Singer)

Jody Watley
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Birthdate: January 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Joan Osborne
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer)

Joan Osborne
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Birthdate: July 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Anchorage

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Jackie DeShannon
(Singer-songwriter)

Jackie DeShannon
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Birthdate: August 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hazel, Kentucky, United States

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Noname
(Rapper)

Noname
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Birthdate: September 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Nina Kraviz
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Birthdate: October 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Irkutsk, Russia

Nina Kraviz is a Russian DJ, singer, and music producer. She studied dentistry and even practiced for some time while performing gigs as a side hustle. She then proceeded to study at the Red Bull Music Academy. She released her self-titled debut album in 2012 and then went on to launch her own record label. 

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Kara DioGuardi
(Songwriter, television personality served as a judge on American Idol)

Kara DioGuardi
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Birthdate: December 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ossining, New York, United States