In partnership with Supersonic, the panel aims to amplify the voices and experiences of womxn and gender minority artists making new music globally. It will explore how to create a better working environment and a more cohesive scene, sharing first-hand experiences whilst also focusing on the more specific topic of collaboration and how this enriches artistic practice.
Despite some positive trends, gender disparity is still a major concern across the wider music industry. In 2019, the top 10 female songwriters/composers in the UK generated 67% less revenue via PRS for Music compared to their top 10 male counterparts. This revealed that women, even at the top of their field, receive less opportunities than men for their music to be heard and performed.
The panel also marks the launch of Digital Bridge, a new project led by Sound and Music, the Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts (CMMAS), and Supersonic. This project is enabling new international digital collaborations and is supported by the British Council.
Chaired by our Head of Development Sophie Morrison, we’re delighted to be joined on the panel by interdisciplinary artist, writer, technologist, producer and DJ Jessika Khazrik, producer, composer and artist Elizabeth Bernholz (Gazelle Twin) and NYX choir Director Sian O’Gorman.
The panel will be hosted live at Centrala Birmingham on 10 July.
To learn more about the event, the artists involved and to book your tickets, please visit Supersonic’s website.