There’s change afoot. Across Europe. Keychange has started something and it’s going to change the music industry from top to bottom. You can’t face this level of female talent and tell me that the future isn’t gender parity.
What does a Sound Engineer do, especially when working in a historic Gothic masterpiece? Ahead of the ReBalance International Women’s Day music industry meet up and live show on 8th March at Union Chapel you can find out with this interview the award-winning music venue has done with Isabella Di Biase. She’s a great sound engineer we’ve seen in action at many gigs including Nasty Women UK festival.
The great Music Hackspace has announced an exciting new seminar series called ‘We Move’ featuring the work of creative technology experts who are women and gender minorities, and it starts on 22nd February, IRL and online.
LOUD WOMEN have released the stunning ‘Reclaim These Streets’ a charity single featuring 64 amazing vocalists, and raising money for Women’s Aid. It’s storming the iTunes charts, it’s a John Kennedy X-Posure Big One on Radio X, and for a very good reason - it rocks!
LOUD WOMEN’S Loud Women Fest is back, with a cracking line-up and the first ever performance of its supergroup ‘feminist band aid’ single Reclaim These Streets! It’s on 18th September, and tickets are on sale now.
Loud Women Volume One is a thrilling twenty-one track compilation that gets the punk rock party started. These tightly-packaged tunes from the UK’s most hotly-tipped female artists, are ready to explode out of your speakers. From anger as an energy, to shivers down spine moments, laughs out loud, ferocious guitars, and more punchlines than a week’s comedy programming, it is punk at its broadest and best. The album launch party is Saturday 18th March with artists including Lilith Ai, Madame So and deux furieuses, and with all profits going to Women’s Aid. You can order the CD here.
New collaboration project Ninety is making waves - it’s an amazing video, a track and a Sample Pack, made from 90 samples collected from women and non-binary producers, and it’s raising money for education in audio production. We interviewed LNA (Liina Turtonen) who founded the project, and you can buy the track and Sample Pack now.
The incredible Loud Women Fest takes place on 15th September and we’re sure it will sell out - grab tickets while you can - and read our interview with founder Cassie Fox.
LOUD WOMEN FEST returns on 2-3 September with another stellar lineup, at The Amersham Arms, we’ve a preview and a chat with festival founder Cassie Fox.
The incredible vibe hit you like a velvet brick as soon as you walked through the door – outrageously good music from hotly-tipped bands, innovative merch (Satan pants anyone?), and a welcoming atmosphere.
Delia Derbyshire Day is back, on Monday 23rd November, with a special online edition of Delia-inspired delights. The day was set up to advance the art and education of electronic music, via the iconic electronic music pioneer.
female:pressure has launched its revealing FACTS Survey 2022, that quantifies the gender distribution of artists performing at electronic music festivals worldwide. There’s some good news, as well as plenty of room for improvement. We’ve interviewed female:pressure’s Electric Indigo about the key findings and what should happen next. You can also support the work by getting this FACTS 22 T-shirt.
Stories From The She Punks, World Premiere at Doc’n Roll Film Festival, Genesis Cinema, 10th November, 2018
Loud Women Fest 2017 was a party rrriot from beginning to end. Held at the community-run DIY Space for London in Peckham, it featured 20 amazing acts. Music styles ranged from beatboxing to sax punk, and careful programming across two stages meant there were no clashes!
BISHI, the acclaimed musician and composer, and founder of WITCiH, is presenting an exciting Voice Masterclass, featuring Live Looping and the MINI.MU gloves, on 16th February 2019. We’ve info and also a bursary offer!
HyperTribe has lunched a free Pioneer Mentoring Programme for Women in Music, with some great artists on board as mentors.
female:pressure has launched its FACTS survey 2020 that quantifies the gender distribution of artists performing at electronic music festivals worldwide. There’s good news - an increase - but much more work needs to be done by the industry. We’ve interviewed female:pressure’s Electric Indigo who has given some brilliant perspective. female:pressure have also given suggestions for Festival Organisers, Artistic Directors, and Artists to help create change, and have a limited edition t-shirt to support their FACTS work.
Women Produce Music, who champion female music-makers, have launched !N_KoLAB an innovative composer producer collaboration series, featuring some of the most exciting women in the field, including electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani.
Loud Women Fest is back - now in its fourth fantastic year. It sets out to showcase the very best alternative music powered womxn and non-binary musicians with an international lineup of artists, DJs, plus zines, records, and food. We asked Loud Women founder Cassie Fox to tell us what’s been happening with Loud Women, and what to look forward to at the Fest on 14 September in London. Grab a ticket on eventbrite now, it usually sells out!
The first WITCiH festival is an absolute ‘don’t miss’ and takes place in London 26-28th September featuring electrifying female and non-binary artists. WITCiH - The State of Gender? hosts four audio-visual premieres and includes a lecture from Gazelle Twin who has just released thrilling new album Pastoral.
Tickets for the event at The Barge House in Dalston are available here
Music Tech Fest is back, bigger and more exciting than ever - taking place in Stockholm in partnership with KTH Royal Institute of Technology. With Creative Labs, Performances, Demos, in Conversations and Family activities, there’s something for everyone at this festival of innovation and experimentation, including Imogen Heap launching her Mycelia World Tour, work from Scanner, Robyn, Lula Mebrahtu and more. Tickets for the public days 7-9 September are available from the Music Tech Fest website.