60 FEMALE ARTISTS AND INNOVATORS ANNOUNCED FOR PRS FOUNDATION’S ‘KEYCHANGE’
Ten successful participants selected from six European countries to join the new international initiative empowering women to transform the music industry.Keychange, a collaborative European programme led by PRS Foundation which aims to empower women to transform the music industry, is proud to announce 60 female artists and innovators for a groundbreaking programme spanning two years. Announced today at Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival, the successful participants will take part in a series of showcases, discussions, collaborations and a programme of creative labs at seven international festivals. Backed by an innovation fund to help test new projects and ideas, Keychange will culminate with a final event in Brussels at the European Parliament in 2019, at which Keychange partners will present a manifesto for change.
Go to the weblink below for all the information about this exciting and focused programme aiming to change women's position and perceived value in the music industry with some absolutely brilliant cross national collaborations envisaged
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This looks interesting and an excellent initiative which more companies could be inspired to follow and empower girls and young women in areas where there are not good resources, much less an awareness of specifically supporting girls.
Four of the five winners of the 2017 BBC Proms Inspire Competition for young composers are female. A big congratulations to all the winners. Women in Music is very pleased to see such a talented new generation of young women coming up. It is very good, too, to see a gender balanced judging panel. It really does make a difference.
BBC Proms Inspire Day is the 14th August. Watch or listen in if you can.
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