This week marks International Women’s Day and combined with the continued growth of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and discussions surrounding gender imbalances within the music industry, our friends over at DHP are organising an exciting event – Women in Music.
Taking place at Rescue Rooms, the event on 7 March will address the gender imbalance in the music industry, with the aim of creating an environment for discussion and a platform for positive change.
The Women in Music event is open to people of all genders and at all levels of their careers. The evening will feature a keynote interview and panels discussing what challenges women currently face; what businesses can do to improve diversity and look at what is being done currently to drive change. There will be networking drinks post-event for attendees to meet each other and continue discussions.
Tickets are £5, but as a students you can get buy yours for just £3. All proceeds from the night will be donated to Equation, a Nottinghamshire charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse and sexual violence. Book your ticket now.
Panel speakers confirmed so far include:
- Helen McGee – Divisional Manager, Operations at Academy Music Group;
- Zoya Rossi – Production Manager, The Borderline;
- Dom Frazer – owner, The Boileroom;
- Tre Stead – Tour Manager (Frank Turner);
- Anwyn Williams, Marketing Manager, DHP Family
There will also be a conversation between BBC Nottingham radio show presenter Verity Cowley and singer-songwriter Nina Smith.
Also attending the event is Carlina Gugliotta – Tour Manager for London Grammar and Adele – who earlier on Wednesday 7 March will be speaking to our students as part of Industry Week. The interview, conducted by Justin Turford, will cover her experience on managing high profile tours and is titled ‘Life on the Road with Adele and London Grammar‘.
One of the organisers of the event is DHP Head of Marketing Kelly Bennaton, and we caught up with her to talk about her experience within the industry.