What’s better than girls doing it for themselves? Girls doing it for themselves and for each other. Defying the idea that good things come in threes, DICE Girls Music Day is back for it’s 4th edition.
Once again we’re offering aspiring young female musicians, producers, and professionals a window into the music industry.
Anyone who is 16 to 24 years old and identifies wholly or partially as a woman or non-binary person can apply to attend.
All speakers to be announced soon.
Host for the day, Jen Long, will introduce us to women making a difference in the conversation of equality in the industry.
Covering PR, A&R, live, labels, marketing and everything in-between, the morning session will include talks from a variety of women working in different music funds.
This is followed by a discussion panel on the changing ways music x tech industries intersect, opportunities at growing companies, and how best to keep up with the changing landscape. Panelists are Alison Donald (Kobalt), Lizzie Dickson (Youtube), Leonie Cooper (DICE).
The afternoon session will split the girls into smaller groups, to attend specialist workshops run by women who are excelling in these sectors.
Esteemed songwriter Jess Sharman (She Writes) will present the first half of this workshop, talking us through how she approaches lyrics and melody, her experience in sessions and how artists can find ideas rather than waiting for the muse. She will also take questions and offer advice.
For the second half Abbie McCarthy (BBC Introducing and Radio 1 DJ) will join for a demo clinic, listening to works in progress submitted by those in attendance and offering constructive feedback.
Normal Not Novelty, the female positive production workshops founded by Red Bull Studios, hosts K Minor and Katie Tavini present a workshop that takes in all aspects of production.
From the differences between engineering to mastering, to tips on how to produce your own tracks, to a mini-masterclass in Native Instruments, this is a 90min all-rounder for anyone thinking of a career as a producer.
Hosted by Jen Long (GMD founder) with the talents of Lauren Evett (DEF), Amy Frenchum (Brownswood/Future Bubblers) and Tshepo Mokoena (VICE), this workshop will talk through the basics of CVs, the do's and don'ts, and the intricacies of nailing a cover letter.