Did you know that a measly 17 percent of headliners at electronic music festivals in 2016 were women? Food for thought, and just one of the many reasons that the Equalizing Music initiative is being warmly welcomed.
It’s the brainchild of some bods at Smirnoff, who launched the project on International Women’s Day, March 8, to raise awareness about the lack of women in electronic music (and the lack of recognition of women already involved the scene) and to encourage more women to enter the industry.
Now Equalizing Music is hitting London, where Smirnoff will partner with seminal venue Fabric to host Women Shaping Tomorrow. Taking place from May 2-4, the series features free workshops, talks and networking events. There’ll also be the chance for a few attendees to grab some rather awesome opportunities, such as DJing in the ‘Smirnoff House’ at a festival this summer, working with techno producer Kate Simko and the London Electronic Orchestra, and attending the International Music Summit in Ibiza, all of which sound pretty good to us.
Talk and workshop topics include ‘The Nightlife Industry: Smashing the Glass Ceiling’, ‘DJ Skills: Becoming a Future Headliner’ and ‘Music Production: From Dancefloors to Record Stores’. The events are free to attend but you need to register here to be in with a chance of getting a ticket.
Read more about the Equalizing Music project.