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New Initiative To Inspire More Women Into Music Careers
Christian Eede , February 24th, 2016 14:58

Team at DICE to present first Girls Music Day

On March 12, the same week as International Women’s Day, the team at DICE will host the first Girls Music Day at Sonos Studio which will aim to get more women to consider a career in music.

Reacting to stats such as the news that only 9% of Billboard’s Power 100 list are women and of the 95,000 songwriters, composers and publishers that are members of the Performing Rights Society, only 13% are female, the initiative will aim to inspire women into considering taking up a career in the music industry.

Confirmed speakers on the day include BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo, Fern Ford of The Big Moon, Lauren Aquilina, Denai Moore, Rough Trade’s Cath Hurley, DICE’s Jen Long and more. Jen Long, Music Editor at DICE, says: “Every year you see the same story - there aren’t enough female headliners at festivals, DJ Top 100s are 100% male, female artists being patronised and objectified. If we want to change this, a blame game isn’t the answer. Instead it’s about getting the great women who currently work in this industry to join forces and inspire the next generation of headliners, label managers, producers, and everything in between.”

Tickets are free and open to girls and women aged 14 - 24 years. For more information and to get tickets, click here.

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