ABBEY ROAD EQUALISE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY FESTIVAL
HOSTED BY FEMALE INDUSTRY LEADERS AND RISING TALENT, ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS ANNOUNCES A WEEK OF ONLINE TALKS, MASTERCLASSES & 121 MENTORING IN THE LEAD UP TO INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ON 8 MARCH
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Less than 5% of music producers and engineers are women and the team at Abbey Road Studios are determined to play their part in addressing this outdated imbalance. In 2020, Abbey Road Studios launched its Equalise programme, born out of the Studios’ commitment to driving awareness and understanding of music production as a credible and accessible career path for anyone who identifies as a woman. The programme aims to provide basic tools, knowledge and support to inspire and empower more women to enter the industry.
Today Abbey Road Studios announces its first Equalise activity for 2021, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Beginning on 1 March and culminating on 8 March, the Abbey Road Equalise IWD Festival will see a series of online live masterclasses, panel discussions and one-to-one mentoring sessions, led by a number of inspiring women.
Providing masterclasses with a number of the music industries’ leading women and panel talks with some of the UK’s most exciting rising female talent, the week-long series will shine a light on both the artist and production career paths available in the music industry. The Abbey Road Equalise IWD Festival will also provide multiple 121 mentoring opportunities throughout March, across a broader range of careers in the music industry beyond the recording studio and stage.
Abbey Road Studios’ Managing Director, Isabel Garvey says:
“2021 already feels like a brighter, more optimistic year, so it’s exciting to see so many of our friends coming together to inspire the next generation as part of our Abbey Road Equalise virtual festival for International Women’s Day. I’m thrilled that we’re able to extend the week beyond panel discussions and masterclasses, with one-to-one mentoring for those who want to understand the roles beyond music production and engineering, too. I’m looking forward to when we can bring everyone together in person to further this agenda.”
The week-long programme can be found at https://
Music Production 101 Masterclass with Abbey Road’s Marta Di Nozzi
Marta Di Nozzi, Senior Runner at Abbey Road Studios, will provide invaluable insight into her career path so far, the fundamentals of how a studio operates and the key skills and requirements you need to excel in the role. Marta will then give a short “how-to” Pro Tools session to give an understanding of the recording and mixing process, before opening up to a general Q and A with the live audience.
Becoming A Recording and Mixing Engineer with Fiona Cruickshank, Dani Bennett-Spragg and Charlie Deakin-Davies
Moderated by PRS x Keychange Ambassador and award-winning Mastering Engineer Darcy Proper, the panel will begin by discussing their careers so far and challenges they’ve had to face and overcome. Topics will include the skills you need to become an engineer, how to get your first break and general tips for young female producers and engineers just getting started. The panel will then take questions from the live audience.
Becoming an Artist with Baby Queen, Hamzaa, Kali Claire and CLOVES
The Path to Production with Georgia, Shura, Cosha and Hannah V
Music For Film Masterclass with Spitfire Audio’s Composer, Homay Schmitz
Abbey Road Institute Panel Discussion: Getting Started in the Music Industry
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February 24, 2021 5:54am ET by Murray Chalmers PR