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Discovering Gender Equity in Music across Europe

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100% HER is Universal Production Music’s initiative dedicated to championing gender parity. They are creating a collaborative community in the music-making space, and facilitating sustainable career paths in the music industry for women. Led by Sam Pake, the project has been ever-evolving since first being announced in 2019. Over the past 5 years, they have launched album releases, vinyl pressings, songwriting camps, mentorship schemes, educational workshops and panels/talks. Though 100% HER first started in the UK, they are now a global initiative, with chapters in France, Germany, the Nordics, South Africa and USA.

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2% Rising Europe

2% Rising is a network of women and gender minority music producers and studioengineers. They aim to provide a safe online space where women and gender minorities in music production and sound engineering can network, collaborate and learn from each other.

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365XX Records is an all female hip-hop label based in Germany. Their website also hosts a database of over 2000 of FLINTA rap artists

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Act Aware are an association of various actors in the area of ​​awareness. They combine academic approaches with practical event experience focusing on the context of awareness and anti-discrimination – to prevent and intervene in cases of discrimination, disadvantages and border crossings. They see themselves as initiators who network organizers, initiatives and experts with one another. Their first project: ‘Act. Aware. Act. Now’  is conducting a nationwide survey, developing a handout and building a network. Their goal is to pool knowledge, develop common guidelines, have a positive influence on better cooperation at events and thus initiate a social transformation process beyond the event context.

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The ACT RIGHT Quality Label, launched by ACT RIGHT and supported by the National Music Center, aims to provide players in the current music sector with a tool to guide them in their efforts to move towards caring, “safe”, inclusive and environmentally friendly ecosystems. The objective is to enable structures to be supported in the implementation of concrete actions, adapted to their specificities, simply and quickly, and to be part of a committed and virtuous dynamic. ACT RIGHT is an association offering a quality label for professionals in the sector, offering them a protocol of simple actions based on 3 axes: training, Information and additional actions

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AKKS is a music organization that works for equality and diversity in Norwegian music life. With branches in Bergen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim and northern Norway that run courses in music for all genders. You can learn to play in a band, various instruments, singing, DJing, songwriting, music production. Every summer they run the band camp LOUD! in collaboration with JM Norway. LOUD! for girls, non-binary and trans youth who want to play in bands.

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All Hands on Deck UK

Open-deck party and DJ collective allowing women, trans and non-binary people to try their hands at DJing out in a low-pressure, all welcoming, and inclusive environment.

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Indie record label & workshop provider working with women, NB & queer musicians

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Ampfeminine Netherlands

A diverse collective based in Rotterdam aiming to create more opportunity for women and non-binary DJS and producers

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Amplify Her an organisation supporting women in the music industry through live events, mentoring and community.

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Another Life is a non-profit association working to increase representation and improve conditions for minoritised individuals and women in the Danish music and cultural industry. Their work includes publishing reports on diversity within the industry, offering training opportunities and leading workshops and panel discussions.

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The Archiv Frau und Musik houses approximately 30,000 media units by and about 2,000 women composers and conductors. The collection includes sheet music, sound recordings, literature, and gray literature on women composers and musicians from the 9th to the 21st century in the field of classical music, as well as rock, pop, and jazz. A main focus is on original scores and letters from the 18th to the 21st century, as well as bequests of women composers.

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Managed by Carla Kerslake, AWTY focuses on the role women play in the music industry as well as current music trends. It is backed by a small team of writers producing new and exclusive material.

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ARTDICTIVE Netherlands

Interdisciplinary FLINTA* DJ collective, audiovisual event and platform.

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Ask Clara is a database of female composers from all eras and nationalities. They currently have over 1,900 female composers registered.

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MIM (Mujeres de la Industria de la Música) is a feminist organization founded in September 2016 by music industry professionals in Spain with the objective of generate visibility, highlight, and reverse the issue of gender inequality through action that aims for equal salary, treatment, opportunities and access for all women in the industry. It produces training courses, studies and reports and organises collaborations and events.

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The Awareness Academy supports the development of discrimination-sensitive structures within the club culture and supports you in designing a variety of spaces yourself. The Awareness Academy works on the topics of awareness, diversity and anti-discrimination within the Berlin Club Commission. On the one hand, it is an informed and qualified contact point for those involved in club culture. On the other hand, it serves as a platform for the collective development and communication of knowledge, concepts and achievable guidelines.

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The Backstage Pass non-profit foundation aims to improve diversity and inclusion in live event production.

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Bad B!tch Dubz UK

WOMXN DJ Collective based in Bristol

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Foreningen Balansekunst is a collaboration between over 170 Norwegian art and cultural organizations that work together for an equal and diverse cultural life. The association develops and spreads knowledge about practical equality and diversity work, including work against discrimination and sexual harassment, and carries out courses, advice, cooperation and initiative development. Balansekunst also carries out communication and political influence work to put art and culture into a social context

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Bandshe is an association which aims to support, promote and democratise the place of women, transgender and non-binary people in the professional world of live music. It promotes parity in key technical, artistic and responsible positions, particularly on tours and in concert halls. Banshee brings together a team of technicians, musicians, broadcasters and also trainers and sociologists. The onlien database can be used to find future collaborators and employers!

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bbg is a brighton-based collective of djs who want to platform each other as non-binary, trans, women, queer and gender non-conforming folk within electronic music. They run regular beginner’s dj workshops, open-decks, and host a monthly radio show featuring women + gender minority djs from across east sussex.

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Beacons Cymru is a Wales-wide organisation supporting the next generation of young people aspiring to work in the music industry. They run specific programmes for women and marginalised genders

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BEATZARILLA is an Austrian indielabel for female producers and female artists working with music based on Electronic, Hip Hop or other beat-focused and Black Music genres.

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BELLAS IN TUNE is a platform designed to highlight up and coming female artists. Through creative promo-opportunities, marketing campaigns and partnerships with artists and their teams, BIT help rising stars reach out to the right target audience, build brand awareness and cultivate fan relations. 

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Big Dyke Energy is the ravey, rowdy queer party that’s pulsated in southeast London for the last four years.

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BIME created the music equality forum (MEF) to fight for a fairer music industry. MEF is possible thanks to the union that is generated between BIME and different groups that fight for a fairer industry that guarantees being able to participate equitably with free and equal access to resources, recognition and decision-making. They also host a directory of  projects supporting women and LGBTIQ+ people.

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A collective of four Black women in Electronic Music. Created to positively impact and generate change by spotlighting Black & Brown electronic acts.

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Blue Pink Music Group was born to support women and non binary artists in music. BPMG is publishing and promoting the work of its exclusive and diverse pool of writers and producers from all around the world and also constantly searches and supports talent by providing them professional services, a wide ranging network, a platform to connect and further build the support community for female and non binary artists, organising music collaboration projects and raising awareness among music industry players.

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Blvsh Berlin was created for the exposure, peer support, and promotion of new FLINTGA* talents. The Berlin-based DJ collective is committed in contributing to a much needed increase in the visibility of women, trans and non-binary folks and their blossoming in a still male-dominated clubbing scene. As a DJ/producer collective, the BLVSH crew is available for DJ gigs, live performances and panel discussions.

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Boller Room Spain

Boller Room is a space for women and non-binary people who are interested in Djing and how to put their mixes into practice. They run workshops and training for aspiring DJs.

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Book More Womxn UK

Calling out the gender disparities in festival line ups

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Booty Bass UK

A Black-led female/non-binary DJ crew shaking up dancefloors w/ diaspora inspired tunes going on a high energy journey

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Bose Und Gemein Germany

Böse und Gemein are a queer feminist booking collective based in Germany.

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Boudica UK

London based label and party exploring the darker and hedonistic side of electronic music and platforming trans+, non-binary and female identifying artists.

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Music festival and showcase gigs presenting the best women, and non-binary talent in the music industry both offstage and onstage!

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Braw Gals In Music UK

Braw Gals In Music is a promotional blog and social media entity that celebrates women working within the Scottish music industries.

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Burenhinder Belgium

Burenhinder is a Belgian all female collective, with four rave DJs in residence. They host events that are safe spaces for women and the LGBTQ+ community.

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Founded by Tabi Gazele, Butterfly Future a not-for-profit organisation was created as a means through Music, Singing and Music Workshops, The Arts, Mentoring and Sports to promote social inclusion, cultivate, develop and enhance the confidence, talents and social skills of socially excluded groups, particularly the young, economically disadvantaged and underprivileged. Butterfly Future has recently secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to carry out a project called More Than Music aimed at tackling barriers to success and increasing wellbeing for underprivileged women within the music industry.

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Cactus City wants to create safer spaces for women in the music industry. Their main focus has been on studios, which has included the charter of good practice which studios can sign to create more inclusive spaces. Cactus city also provides traning opporutinies and workshops, most recently a 6 month junior A&R placement.

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Canta Fino a Dieci Italy

Canta Fino a Diec is an Italian intersectional feminist collective. Their goal is to ensure a place for women in the music world, where the presence of female musicians is tremendously lower than that of men. The collective promotes collaboration among artists, rejecting both discrimination and toxic competition in any form. Created by five female singer-songwriters, the collective fights to create musical spaces for all, free of gender bias. Canta Fino a Dieci was founded in Turin (Piedmont, Italy) by Francamente, Irene Buselli, Anna Castiglia, Cheriach Re , Rossana De Pace.

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Casa Spice Spain

Casa Spice host events and club nights highlighting FLINTA DJs, they also host Dj workshops.

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The CNM is a public establishment that was created in 2020 to support and promote the French music industry. Equality and diversity are important to the CNM and they actively promote equal access to music. They have an annual conference on gender equality which brings together stakeholders from across Europe and they also offer funding to projects that are supporting with gender equity in music. They also publish reports relating to equity in the music industry.

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FLORE BENGUIGUI’S PODCAST WHICH TALKS ABOUT WOMEN AND WHICH GETS WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE WORLD OF MUSIC.The podcast Cherch la femme comes out every last Friday of the month on Tsugi radio, and is accompanied by an evening at the Petite Halle de la Villette, with the opportunity to seek out (and find) women from the world of music, meet around round tables, showcases and DJ sets provided by women

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Promoting gender equality in the music industry through collaborative songwriting retreats, gigs and events for women and non-binary artists.

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Ciężki Brokat Poland

Ciężki Brokat (translated as Heavy Glitter) is a Warsaw-based queer collective responsible for the official Warsaw Pride afterparty. Created in 2017, the monthly event was intended as a one-off safer space, but quickly amassed a community of queer and femme partygoers, drag and burlesque performers and DJs. The events frequently have a performance part, with a slew of local drag, burlesque and vogue performers taking center stage. A queer, POC and femme booking policy ensures that only the underrepresented communities have their time to shine during Ciężki Brokat nights and the safer space rules in place benefit not only the community but also allies frequenting the night.

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Cipria Italy

Female Crew creating a Safe Space w/Disco Diva Imagery,happy music & good vibes since 2012

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An association of women from the spanish arts sector to improve equality in culture. They do this through advocacy work, research, events and much more.

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Club Ratz Estonia

Club Rats is an event series that strives to combat inequalities in the nightlife industry. They aim to create a safe and an inspiring environment.

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Club Siren UK

Your girl’s fave female-led, genre-fluid Music + Creative Arts collective

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Coletiva Gira Portugal

A collective of women based in Lisbon, Portugal who are passionate about Samba.

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Collectif Les Canutes France

Collective Les Canut.es is a Lyon based non profit that supports women, trans and non-binary people in music. They host workshops and have launched a festival called ‘Eclipses’ which focuses on gender equity in music.

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Come Play With Me is a non-profit music development organisation. They specialise in supporting people from marginalised communities to further their careers in music. Their mission is to fight for an equitable, inclusive and diverse music industry, providing tailored career development for individuals through their events, label, mentoring, podcast & magazine and workshops.

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Coming Out To Play UK

Glasgow based project providing a platform to inspire more Women, non binary and Trans people to gig.

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Composeher shone a spotlight on seven composers by commissioning each of them to compose a new choral work. In addition,a series of workshops was held with the composers at Glasgow Women’s Library – throughout 2022/2023 – focusing on their work and processes. The workshops also explored the current under-representation of female composers in the professional music industry. The seven pieces received their world premieres in Glasgow on Saturday 27 May 2023, and are now being recorded by the ensemble for release in 2024.

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Connect Her is a platform to promote connections in the French electronic music scene. They actively promote women and gender minorities through their online members database, a monthly radio show on Rinse France and they offer training workshops for people who want to engage with electronic music.

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Consentis trains professionals in festive environments and raises public awareness of issues related to sexual consent, prevention against discrimination and sexual violence and risk reduction linked to the consumption of psychoactive products. Consentis operates throughout mainland France. Consentis is a Qualiopi certified training organization.

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Corelia Project is here to help instrumentalists around the world discover works by women and all gender-marginalised composers. They host a database of composers and host their own concert series.

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CREW GAL is a creative industries tech training, recruitment, employment, and consulting agency: supplying world class technical crew for live events and tours, whilst providing ongoing training and workshops for CREW GAL members. Supporting women and marginalised identities in creative industries tech remains central to the CREW GAL mission as the company takes action to advocate for women’s health and create a safer working environment for women and minority identities.

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CRISSCROSS is an European project that aims to fight gender based violence, particularly in leisure and socialization venues frequented by teens and young adults, through the realization of initiatives to increase the awareness, change the attitude and prevent gender based violence and LGBTI+ phobic based violent behaviour, linked to sexual violence and to the use of substances.

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Crush Germany

A queer, feminist DJ community in Berlin who host open deck events each month.

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Culpa Spain

Culpa is a collective who run events promoting FLINTA artists

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D.I.V.A. France

Involved in numerous campaigns aiming to raise awareness about gender-based and sexual violence in the music industry, D·I·V·A· is the only record label, management house and creative agency dedicated to music artists who identify as women or non-binary in France (currently: Angie, Lou CRL, Lazuli, zonmai). We use our time and energy to promote and value their careers and work. D·I·V·A· also curates and produces inclusive and intersectional music events, as well as educational programs.

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Damkapellet is a musical collective that highlights and performs music by female composers. It was founded in 2016 by Mika Persdotter Svensson and they had their debut as full ensemble 8th of March the same year, at Koncertkirken, Copenhagen, celebrating International Women’s Day. Since then they have been performing and lecturing about female composers and gender structures in festivals like Talk Town (DK), Kvindemusikfestival (DK) and manufacturing events and arrangements.

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DE/SEMBLE is a music festival with a focus on jazz and experimental music that aims to break new ground in programming. Underrepresented instruments and musicians are brought to the spotlight and stereotypes in instrumentation are artistically reflected. Collaboration with interdisciplinary artists and the inclusion of club culture creates new concert experiences for diverse audiences.

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Delia Derbyshire Day (DD Day) is a Manchester-based organisation which pays homage to Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001).
Their work is centred around the Delia Derbyshire Archive which is held at the John Rylands Library in Manchester, UK.

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Desenchufadas is a comprehensive support platform for cultural entrepreneurs, providing resources, tools and a solid community to support female entrepreneurship in the cultural sector. Through guidance, training, entrepreneurship points, inspiring events and networking opportunities, they give entrepreneurs the wings necessary to turn their ideas into tangible realities. From the beginning of their entrepreneurial journey to the launch of their professional careers, they are committed to promoting and supporting women on their path to success.

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Digital Fems are a nonprofit promoting females and non-binary women in music tech. They launch free educational programs, in soft and hard skills to bring more women in music tech, promote the use of gender data and experiment with music algorithms to hack the gender gap amplification in music.

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A monthly new music podcast introducing you to music from women artists from all around the world!

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Dissident Germany

Dissident is a queer friendly event series in Berlin focusing on fresh and freethinking styles of music. The party intends to celebrate diversity, gather community spirit, and envision new dancefloor experiences in intimate spaces across the city.

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Diversity Classical music Germany

An online community sharing information and empowering women in the classical music industry in Germany.

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The Diversity Roadmap was launched in the Spring of 2019. The goal is for the music industry to be mindful and resolute in the face of discrimination, to treat people with respect and to involve as many people as possible. Together with partners, new tips and suggestions are constantly being developed on how events, programs, communication and structures can be made more non-discriminatory and diverse. The Diversity Roadmap exists in digital and printed form. It has been translated into English, French and Italian.

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DJ Club Spain

Madrid based DJ collective showcasing women & LGBTQ+ DJS

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DYNAMIC Germany

DYNAMIC is a queer feminist multi-genre Hard Rave created by FLINTA*s. They primarily feature FLINTA and BIPOC artists playing various genres from Gabber and Happy Hardcore to Techno, Neorave, Trance, D’n’B and Acid.

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A Berlin-based Electronic Music Collective aiming to support, promote, and inspire the practice and output of female, trans and non-binary artists. They provide online workshops for aspiring producers and host events by collaboration with collectives in Berlin and across Europe.

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Ekho Effekt is a project created by the rehearsal space association Ekho Ekho, who seeks to transform structural inequalities. They are doing this through talks, workshops and a rehearsal space reserved for music by women and gender minorities.

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Empower UK

A celebration of women in the arts on International Womens Day

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Encoute Meuf France

Ecoute Meuf is an online community uplifting women in music through curated playlists and a newsletter

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Engagement is an artist- led movement tackling sexual harassment, sexisim and abuse of power in the Belgian arts field. It has become an organised platform which is active across all artistic disciplines and working in the professional and educational sphere. They offer support to individuals and communities facing discrimination and unfair practices. Engagement has taken an active role in the initiative against harassment launched by the Flemish Department of Culture, Youth and Media in 2018.

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EPOS (equality and plurality on stage) is a network and non-profit association that works to increase equality and diversity in folk and world music and dance. Annually, EPOS’ activities include participation in various forums where issues can be raised. EPOS also arranges activities for its members, such as networking meetings, mentoring programs, residencies, and more.

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Equaliser (EQ) is an open-source gender equality project designed for all European municipalities to raise the participation and opportunities for women entering or working in the music sector. Cities undertaking EQ are encouraged to develop projects that support this objective, and make a commitment to addressing gender equality in their communities. EQ supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #5

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EQ50 is a collective of women working towards fairer representation within drum and bass. The initial idea for EQ50 was to hold workshops and provide a safe spaces for women and non-binary people to network and learn about the music industry. The mentoring scheme came to light after over a year of planning. They launched in 2020 pairing up a mentee to work with one of the 5 major labels involved – Ram, Shogun, Critical, Function and V Records.

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Equalizer was launched by Spotify in the Nordics in 2017 and is since 2022 a part of the global Spotify program EQUAL. It is a long-term program to support and raise the number of female songwriters and producers on the charts. They run producer camps, networking events

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Equalize Belgium

Equalize was founded in 2023 as the continuation of the Belgian branch of shesaid.so. Their aim is to foster diversity and inclusion for all in the Belgian music industry.

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Equaly, founded in 2021, it is the first Italian organisation specifically addressing gender equality within the Italian music industry. Equaly is a community of womxn and people of underrepresented genders who are singer-songwriters, performers, musicians, producers, sound engineers, tour managers, production managers, press offices, promoters, A&R, legal, product managers, licensing managers, students and want to come together to network and raise their voices against discrimination based on gender. Their mission, descripted in the 10 points of the EQUALY MANIFESTO, aims to deconstruct gender stereotypes, create awareness, provide positive models, offer continuous training, network and highlight women and people who identify as a underrepresented gender.

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Error Music is a Sound x Tech format for girls*, trans*, inter* and non-binary young people aged 12 and over. The programme teaches you how to confidently deal with experimental electronic music and technologies, the basics of sound design and tinkering, and show you the creative potential that error culture contains. The five-day workshop formats take place in collaboration with Berlin schools and intercultural girls’ clubs.

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Esperance is a grassroots collective of people who wish to discuss and address gender equality issues in the English folk scene.

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A feminist interdisciplinary collective aiming to change and question current structures in the creative field. They run DJ workshops for women, host a montly radio show and host parties with their DJs.

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An all female choir based in Portugal

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fæmm is a platform and mediation point for intersectional feminist work within the music industry.

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FairPlé aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. We advocate for equal opportunity and balanced representation for all

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Fase UK

FASE is a Music Producers Collective for women, trans women, non binary and gender fluid people They host events, Podcasts & Tutorials.

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FAUCHKRAMPF! is invested in the visibility of queer people, especially women, non-binary, trans, inter, and agender musicians, and in helping them to execute their artistic goals and projects.

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Fem_Pop Germany

fem_pop is a concert series with female and non-binary acts in Düsseldorf

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The Female DIY Musician (FDIYM), an online resource helping women learn vital recording and production skills. They also host the podcast ‘Girls Twiddling Knobs’ about muisc production and technology

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Female Music Producers Europe

Uniting humans identifying as female music producers around the world

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A community to support women in classical music. They also put on their own events and concerts.

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Female:pressure is a transnational online database and network of women*, AFAB, transgender, transfeminine, transmasculine, intersex [+gender optional], genderqueer, gender nonconforming, a-gender and/or non-binary DJs, musicians, composers, producers, visual artists, agents, journalists and researchers working in the realms of electronic music and visual arts. It is a publicly accessible source of information, a means of communication and a tool to disclose the existence and the work of women*, non-binary, transgender and gender fluid people in this seemingly cis-male dominated field.

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The Female Producer collective runs workshops for FLINTA producers

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The Songwriters Academy of Sweden / Musikmakarna created Female Songwriters Day in 2020.  Today they have more than 700 members spread around 50 countries in a lobal network. On the 8th March each year they host a whole day of activities for songwriters including networking, writing sessions, and online sessions with industry experts.

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This is FEMINA, a podcast listening to women artists. Here we create a safe space for sharing, vulnerability, celebration of achievements and emancipation of women in our culture. This is a podcast authored and presented by Vanessa Augusto.

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FEMINALEN is a music festival for everyone, with a focus on giving female artists room to play.

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Since 2010, the Femix collective organizes numerous programs and projects and participates in initiatives, among which stand out the joint project Gender equality for cultural diversity, Rock camp for girls, as well as the annual compilation of female musical authorship Femixet.

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FBM is a DJ mentoring program for femme, trans and non-binary people, with a focus on bass music and the creation of safer learning spaces.

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Femme Brutal Norway

FemmeBrutal is a feminist club concept and booking collective based in Oslo

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Femme DMC Austria

FEMME DMC is an event by queer women, women and non binary people to support women in the Hiphop and Rap scene in Vienna, Austria.

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Femmes On Decks UK

Female-led DJ collective based in Bristol. Here to build a community & empower femmes to take over the decks and celebrate womanhood through music

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FEMMES WITH FATAL BREAKS are DJ T-INA Darling, CHRISTINE LANG and QUIO, two DJs and an MC – everyone of them also with an international individual solo career – who have dedicated their musical activities to broken beats and related styles.The track selections of the all female Berlin crew reach from Dubstep, Bassline, Garage up to Electro Swing. The FEMMES are famous for their phat DJ sets, combined with QUIOS’s live mc-ing.

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East London based, bi-monthly Techno + House clubnight & safe space for queer Girls, Fèmmmes, Butch, Trans, NB, POC & all that’s in between.

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Femnoise are an international non-profit organization that since 2017 aims to increase the active participation of women through a multidisciplinary digital platform of women, transgender and non-binary people in the music ecosystem. They have a search engine and global map to connect with other women in the creative industries

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Fernweh Spain

community-driven party series and label focusing on FLINTA artists

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Fiesta Wacha Spain

Fiesta Wacha are a collective based in Spain hosting parties and events

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Finding a Voice is a four-day festival of music spanning eras and genres that takes place in March around the weekend of International Women’s Day. Founded in 2017, over the last eight years Finding a Voice has featured music by hundreds of remarkable women composers, performed by leading Irish and international artists.

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FLINTA* Musiknetz Kiel Germany

Space for exchange and support between FLINTA musicians and actors in the music industry

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Fluidae Italy

Female music collective based in Sicily, Italy

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Forcefield Records is a TINFA*** collective that focuses on promoting, supporting and accompanying musicians and organizers.
In the Swiss music industry, which is still dominated by patriarchal and colonial structures, there is a lack of projects that try to deconstruct and actively change these patterns. With Forcefield Records we try to combat this tone. We act as a label, booking and management agency. It is important to us to relieve artists and to accompany them carefully. We are building a network and a community that can support each other in creating music and sound, sharing resources like skills and materials, creating new connections and thus bundling energies.

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The association Musikbevegelsen sprung from the online community that arose first through a chat and then a Facebook group in the summer of 2019. A growing group of women and gender minorities came together concerned about being minoritized and discriminated against in the Danish music industry and decided to stick together and support each other. The community has grown to 2700 members who support and promote the many good equality initiatives that exist. They do this by facilitating various initiatives that can strengthen exactly equal rights, opportunities and duties in the industry. These initiatives include debates, gatherings, writing camps, member weekends, talks and constructive publicity in the media.

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FORGOTTEN FEMALE COMPOSERS SERIES, started in December 2022, is an ongoing concert series in Berlin directed by Lysistrata Chamber Collective.  Through this series they aim to provide a platform to showcase contemporary female composers and, at the same time, to liberate unjustly forgotten female artists of the past from their shadowy existence and to normalise performances of works by female composers.

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An organization that focuses on, works on and advances the equality of women* in art and culture in all its complexity.

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Since 1990, the FMCK in Cologne, have been supporting women and girls who actively make music.

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Frauenmusikzentrum have been providing girls and FLINTA a space to try out music since 1987. They offer workshops in instruments, songwriting and more. They also offer band workshops during the summer holidays.

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The FOP is an ambitious women’s symphony orchestra that has set itself the task of making works by female composers sound.
The project phases take place once a year in Berlin on a weekend in spring as an orchestra weekend with a final presentation.

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The Fraufeld platform is dedicated to making visible the large number and diversity of musicians in the field of progressive forms of composition and improvisation.The impression that the many and diverse women working in the field of contemporary improvised music are not yet sufficiently recognized by a broader public. Their work includes: the creation of a series of recordings on which women who work in the field present their music,The exchange and networking among musicians or with other initiatives, Organising the Fraufeld/Feldforschung concert series as well as Echo in Frau*feld and the operation of the label arooo.records

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Free The Night is a non-profit organisation that is committed to creating a safe, progressive and culturally rich environment for nightlife in Northern Ireland.

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Fuck Your Gender Germany

Parties and events organised by the Nipple Liberation Party. They especially support FLINTA* for a free and explorative expression on the dancefloor

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Further Festival presnts a line up of FLINTA and BPOC Acts only.

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Future Female Sounds is a non-profit organization, community, and booking agency based in Copenhagen, Denmark. They work to make DJ culture accessible to girls, women, and gender minorities globally. FFS run DJ Programmes for future talent in several countries, facilitating events, seminars, digital content and network meetings that focus on incubating new talent, and strengthening existing talent, while making space for female and gender minority DJs in the music industry. FFS work to create opportunities for local communities and DJs by partnering and collaborating with brands and organizations and act as a booking agency – representing a wide range of DJs and collaborate with festivals, venues, institutions, and brands creating more visibility for female and gender minority DJs.

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Irish collective and label focused on supporting female, trans, queer, non-binary and other underrepresented people in music production + DJing

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Gendercocktail Switzerland

Gendercocktail is a network for non-binary, genderqueer and trans artists in Switzerland.

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Founded in 2015, Get In Her Ears is a website, monthly Soho Radio show and live night dedicated to promoting and supporting women & non-binary people in music. They currently host regular gig nights at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

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Girls* to the Front is an initiative of Agata Wnuk and Ola Kamińska, operating in Warsaw since 2015. G*TTF organize concerts of girls, women and queer people from Poland and abroad, events, performances, discussions and workshops, we play DJ sets and publish a feminist and queer zine. Since 2019, we have also been running our own program on Radio Kapitał.

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Girls Can Play Guitar UK

A platform dedicated to giving a voice to people of marginalised genders in music, behind the scenes, and in the spotlight, in the West Yorkshire area

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Girls Don’t Cry is a platform created in February 2016 to highlight women, transgender, queer and non-binary artists: illustrators, DJs, musicians, videographers, photographers, writers, visual artists, etc. They host a festival and regular club nights and events. Girls don’t cry is the live music part of the association La Petite, which is a training organization specialized in fighting gender violence in cultural and creative sectors

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Girls go BOOM is a feminist collective that strives to put more women on stage, mainly in alternative/punk music. They want to inspire women to claim space with more women in the crowd (without being harrassed) and behind the scenes. They actively invest in (music) WORKSHOPS, DEBATES, MOVIE SCREENINGS, ZINE-MAKING, and SO MUCH MORE.

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Girls I Rate was set up to provide women with a voice and platform. They run Girl academy for women 16-30 which is hosted by industry experts to support career development. They also run the Future hitmaker programme which includes a songwriting camp ran by Spotify and beatmaking sessions for aspiring producers.

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GIRLS of GRIME is an independent female-led grassroots organisation steering change towards gender balance within the music industry. They are a Talent Development organisation on a mission to level the playing field and bring more diversity to the industry by giving women in music the support they need to take their careers to the next level. They offer programmes for artists, DJs, and producers to improve their skills; create opportunities for live performances both nationally & internationally and provide career progression pathways for the next generation of women in music, across all roles. Their ultimate goal is to create safe spaces for our future females to be able to fulfil their maximum potential.

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Girls Rock London (GRL) is an award-winning charity based in Hackney who provide high-quality music programming for young and adult women, trans, and non-binary people, with a specific focus on increasing access for people who face barriers to participation.

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The Global Network for Women Music Producers is an initiative to support women and non-binary music producers and help right the gender imbalance in their field. Designed in consultation with partners in countries from around the world, the program will help overcome barriers in the music industry, and provide opportunities for support, discussion, networking and collaboration. The program will also serve as a resource for musicians and record labels who are looking to work with a female-identifying producer. The Global Network for Female-Identifying Music Producers is a partnership with Sounds Australia, Music Estonia, MTA Productions (Sweden) and producer liaison Belen Fasulis (Argentina).

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The GNOC was set up to create safer and more accountable music, arts and cultural spaces. They educate and support people and places to help them better understand, respond to and prevent sexual violence in their spaces, through an accreditation programme, specialist training, policy consultancy and public campaigns.

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The Grrrls cultural association has been promoting female*, queer-feminist and emancipatory music and art since 2010.

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GRRRL-NOISY is a Berlin music collective by and for FLINTA (Women, Lesbians, Inter, Nonbinary, trans and agender people) that was founded in Berlin in 2019, is self-organised and based on volunteer work. We are a collective that brings together diverse voices, talents and expertise from the genres of noise, grunge, punk, doom, metal or other extraordinary styles of the underground music scene, working together for an inclusive musical landscape in Berlin and beyond.

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Harmonia UK

femme/nb DJ circle who offer an accessible and informal space for women and nb people to learn how to DJ.

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Helvetiarockt is an association that is active throughout Switzerland. They are committed to gender equality in the fields of jazz, pop and rock. With courses that offer a platform for young women, inter, non-binary, trans and agender teenager to discover music and promote and network professional artists. Their goal is to sensitize and raise awareness in the music industry.

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Hen Hoose is a songwriting collective and music production house based in Glasgow founded by Tamara Schlesinger. It unites a rich and diverse array of wonderfully talented and award-winning female and non-binary artists, writers and producers collaborating on the creation of exciting new music across multiple genres.

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Music platform to empower, support and promote womxn & gender non-confirming DJs & Producers

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Her Ensemble is a free-form group which seeks to address the gender gap and gender stereotypes in the music industry by shining a light on music written by women, most of which has been overlooked for centuries.

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Empowering and championing rising female talent within the music industry

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Remembering Classical Women Composers

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Heroines of Sound is presenting female pioneers and women of the current electronic music scene, crossing bridges between genres.

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The HF Île-de-France association was born in November 2009, on the initiative of women and men working in the field of entertainment, radio and cinema. It is part of the inter-regional federation of the HF Movement, made up of 9 collectives comprising more than 1000 members. HF Île-de-France aims to identify inequalities between women and men in art and culture circles, mobilize against observed discrimination, and move towards parity. The association contributes to the orientation of public policies and artistic and cultural actions towards real equality between women and men: in the distribution of positions of responsibility and means of production, in the composition of juries and decision-making bodies, in programming, etc.

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Hoe Mies Germany

Berlin Club Night centering female & LGBTQ Artists

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Hospital Records is an independent record label based in south London. They run a women In Drum & Bass Production Mentorship and there is a Facebook community to support women In Drum & Bass.

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House of Spunk Spain

HOUSE OF (S)PUNK is a record label founded by la-fraicheur , home of the new pandemic-born queer electronic music scene of Barcelona, whose mission statement is to highlight the talents of queer, women, trans and cyborgs electronic artists.

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Humans In Music Switzerland Switzerland

A platform for humans in the music industry to meet uncoditionally and with no pressure. A ladies club that is created for women but open for everyone who supports gender equality

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HUN SOLO is a platform for concerts and music content created by women which highlights upcoming talent. They also run a label HUN SOLO Records which focuses on releasing new music by female artists.

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Illuminate is a new project to promote the work of emerging women composers and performers. It also gives a platform for historical repertoire by women.

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IMPRA is a non-profit association whose main purpose is to support and promote musicians who identify as women, transgender and non-binary who are active in jazz and improvisational music.

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In A Mood Germany

FLINTA* run collective for community based and multi- disciplinary events, parties and workshops

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In the Key has grown into a well-respected platform for raising the visibility of gender minority electronic artists, and championing diversity in the electronic music industry more broadly. Their research findings have appeared in some of the industry’s leading publications and informed policy at the Association for Electronic Music. The website hosts a database of producers.

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In The Room is a leadership development and educational programme for songwriters and composers who want to be an advocate and leader in the industry. The programme offers mentoring and support over the course of 6-8 months and they will get the opportunity to work with their peers and members of The Ivors Academy Trust to conduct paid research into an area of their choice that affects them as a songwriter or composer.   

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Incantation Music UK

Incantation Music is a Manchester-based music company, run by and for lgbtq+ and women. Specializing in artist management and label services, they supply artists with music & content production from studios across Manchester.

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Indie Pride Italy

The Italian association of musicians and independent music workers united against Homotransphobia, Bullying and Sexism.

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Insulto Spain

QUEER & DECONSTRUCTED CLUBBING BY LGBTQIA+ femme & non binary artists

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Ivy Big Band UK

Ivy Big Band is a brand new space for women and gender minorities to get involved in jazz in Edinburgh! They know that the jazz scene can be intimidating, especially for women and gender minorities. The aim of this project is to create an open, honest and encouraging big band setting where these groups are comfortable to get involved. The band is open to women, trans, non-binary and gender fluid musicians and will comprise of a full rhythm section, 4 trumpets, 5 saxes, 4 trombones and vocalists. They will be playing a wide range of jazz, funk, soul and pop that is bound to have you moving your hips and singing along.

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‘Jazz Camp for Girls’ provides the opportunity for young female identifying musicians to experience jazz music and explore improvisation in a safe and supportive environment. The camps are designed for musicians aged between 8-15 with no or little experience of improvising and aim to inspire them through a range of activities celebrating the work of women in the Jazz industry. The project connects tutors from across the North, encouraging them to network and share examples of good practice. It also helps to signpost girls to regular jazz sessions in their region and ultimately aims to create a progressive pathway from music hub to NYMO to conservatoire level.

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Juicy Süd Germany

Juicy Süd is a queer-feminist Trap, Rap, and Hip-Hop party with live acts and DJs at the club Südpol in Hamburg, Germany. Juicy Süd aims to be a party (series) where everyone feels as safe as possible while being juicy, celebrating, and dancing, with no room for discriminatory behavior. We prioritize diversity and awareness, from booking to the party itself. Südpol has a comprehensive awareness concept, and an awareness team will be on-site throughout the evening, while we dance to music, that makes us bounce. In Hamburg, there are almost no (regular) Trap, Rap, or Hip-Hop parties in safer spaces. That’s why, in the summer of 2023, Hip-Hop enthusiasts from Hamburg’s club and music scene came together to create Juicy Süd.

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Karne Kulture Spain

Karne Kulture are dedicated to making Spains nightlife more safe and enjoyable for women, non-binary and queer people. At the start of 2019, NAD1A, Orfigyal, Tina and Mena G. were DJing at gigs organised by friends, but soon found that their parties were getting more and more crowded. So, during the summer before the pandemic, the Madrid natives decided to organise their first event. They called it Karne and it was the origin of Karne Kulture, a collective committed to creating safer and more diverse spaces in the Madrid nightlife.

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Key of She UK

Music jam night for women, enbies, and transfolk, at theatre deli in Sheffield

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Keychange is a global network and movement working towards a total restructuring of the music industry to reach full gender equity. Keychange consists of partners collaborating from 12 different countries, working proactively to make this change. Their work includes a pledge for festivals, music organisations and companies to achieve gender balance and an extensive programme of career development for women and gender expansive artists and industry innovators.

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KÍTÓN, an association of women in music, aims to increase the visibility of female musicians in Iceland and work towards greater equality. There are also women in the association who work in music as agents or have direct or work in the music industry. Today, more than 300 female members are registered in the association, which is growing rapidly.

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KFP handle and represent members’ interests through dialogue with public and private actors in order to support and secure profitable and stable conditions for concert and club-promoters in the growth segment of Copenhagen. This includes a seat in the City of Copenhagen’s Advisory Board for Nightlife. They seek to support and expand diverse and inclusive communities and local cultures in the Copenhagen concert and nightlife. This includes facilitating public debate through the curation of talks, panel debates and workshops in collaboration with external actors. They have created a Safer Spaces Manifest which is supported by members and collaborators.

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KODA is the collection society for songwriters, composers and music publishers in Denmark. Koda’s gender statistics 2022 is the third of its kind, and it provides insight into the development of the gender balance among Koda’s members. The statistics show again Koda released together with a number of other organizations in the music industry, a report ‘Why are there so few women in music’, which has been prepared by Analyze & Tal and KVINFO. The report provides insight into the main reasons for its skewed gender balance and based on it, Koda is currently working on launching initiatives to reduce barriers to improve diversity.

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Konstmusiksystrar (Sisters in Contemporary Music) is a network for composers and sound artists who define themselves as women, non-binary or transgender people. It was founded in 2014 by Marta Forsberg and Lo Kristenson, who at the time were studying composition at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. Their website with its ever-expanding list of composers and sound artists functions as a vital resource for anyone interested in diversifying the commissioning and curating of contemporary new music. Together the Konstmusiksystrar members form a platform for a new generation of contemporary music.

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Kunst Kultur is a change initiative which has been set up to create real behavioral and cultural change across the arts and culture industry. The industry’s players came together in response to the many testimonies of attitudes and work cultures characterized by structural sexism, abuse of power and exclusionary mechanisms. The initiative quickly spread to involve 31 organizations across music, visual arts, film, theatre, museums, performing arts etc. Since then, they have trained +250 change agents from all over Denmark, published a Knowledge Manual and an Argumentation Guide for free use and held various network events, panel debates and workshops.

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The Swedish Association of Women Composers (Kvinnlig Anhopning av Svenska Tonsättare – KVAST) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness for women composers and promote the performance of their music. Their website hosts a database of music by women composers.

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La Petite has been committed to gender equality since 2004 and has developed unique expertise in France. La Petite organises parties and a festival, as well as training and support for professionals in the cultural and creative industries (ICC). Their work includes training in gender equity and against sexual violence in the arts and a mentoring and project development programme called Incubatuer

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Ladies & Ladies Label is the first officially sexist* music label in the world. At first glance, the word sexist seems provocative. 95%* of the music industry is male-dominated, sexism is an everyday experience. The boards of the world’s three major labels are exclusively male and the proportion of women on the stages of the major festivals is often less than 10%. Ladies & Ladies Label is a completely transparent music label that takes care of promoting ladies* in the music industry.

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Ladies Music Pub is a non-profit organisation for women, non-binary and gender variant people working in and around the music industry. LMP is multi-faceted; it began as a community group and has recently developed into a record label, management and production company

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Ladies Of Rage Cardiff UK

Network based in Cardiff supporting women and non binary artists and creatives in MOBO genres such as hip hop, grime, jungle/dnb, garage and dubstep etc with the aim of gender equality on line-ups.

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Ladradora is a management agency and independent label focused on empowering the young and talented female scene. They also organise a monthly radio show in which they interview prominent women in the music sector and participate in several masters and educational projects to train the new generation of bosses in the sector from an intersectional feminist perspective. The aim is to help new female artists to have access to the best references, conditions and opportunities to develop their careers.

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‘Lady of the House’ is a community that celebrates, champions and honours women through a multifunctional platform. They run a record label, host a DJ mentoring scheme and host regular events and workshops.

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Lanyok a Popszakmaban Hungary

Online group created to bring together female professionals working in many areas of the Hungarian music industry.

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Gender and the Large and Shiny Instruments (GALSI) is an initiative started in 2021 by percussionist Beth Higham-Edwards and horn-player Letty Stott to promote gender equality for instrumentalists.

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LaRubiaProducciones is a DIY record label. Initially open to all kinds of music proposals that Nuria, its founder, would fall in love with, she soon had to put a filter: only the works of bands in which at least one woman participated would be released. And this is still the case today where you could find “rubireferences” ranging from metal, garage, grunge, post-punk, shoegaze, avant-jazz… The record label releases and promotes their physical editions, especially on vinyl (although not exclusively) and make as much noise as possible in the media and social networks. Giving love and accompanying the artists in the up & downs is also part of the philosophy of the house. Rubihaus is since April 2021 the headquarters of the record label and a management and booking company. Since then, a space is being fitted out to be a meeting point, a hub of innovation where, through new technologies, the music of the “rubifamily” can reach even further.

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Las Pibas Producen Spain

Las Pibas Producen are a group of female activists who fight for greater participation of women and dissident identities in the music industry. Twice a month they organize an Open Mic cycle that, beyond giving space and visibility to many artists, brings together a mystical energy that transforms into a unique and hopeful experience.

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Latineo Spain

LATINEO its a FLINTA* collective and party created by queer migrants from Chile in Barcelona, aiming to be a safe space for dancing for women and non-conforming individuals, focusing on Latin club music and its derivatives from the continent.

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Lead Sisters Switzerland

Lead Sisters offers production, curation, booking and tour management for FLINTA musicians, with a focus on the Röstigraben exchange.

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Les Belles de Nuit promote the work of women and queer artists in the electronic music scene. This idea has given rise to a remarkable network of national and international artists. They host workshops and a regular podast.

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Founded in 1997 Les Femmes s’en Mêlent (LFSM) was, from the start, a response to the under-representation of women in most festivals thus becoming the first international event defending the musical creation by women artists. They continue to offer programming alternatives by defending artists in their career development, through concerts throughout France, while promoting women’s equality in music with its new action plan (workshops, conferences, meetings, screenings and debates) Les Femmes S’engagent.

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With an inclusive and intersectional feminist stance (which takes into account the interaction of several discriminations), Les Volumineuses gives space and visibility to people who are subject to multiple discrimination due to their gender, ethnic origin, physical situation, religion or spirituality, sexual orientation, social class, etc. Their objective is to highlight gendered artists through micro festivals which are held two or three times a year in different towns in the capital. Each edition has its own program, location and atmosphere. Shows , activities , concerts and DJ sets are organized there.

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Lilith Eve is the association for female songwriters and music creators. They host a database of female songwriters and organise concerts. Their project offers a membership where you can engage with other female songwriters.

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The small team offers a range of services in the music industry, from management, promo, project management, to workshops and consultancy. They are recognised for their contributions to the Norwegian music scene, in particular for pushing and developing women and gender minority talent in the industry, representing some of the country’s biggest pop acts.

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LOUD WOMEN is a group for all those who support putting women on stage, and turning up the volume. LW projects include: regular live music nights, featuring the best in all-woman and woman-fronted riot-pop-punk-rock-awesome, a monthly radio show spinning all the best new music from our scene, A large and active main Facebook group for sharing ideas and news, LOUD WOMEN FEST – our annual festival, now in its 9th year, LW e-zine – the latest music news delivered fresh in your inbox monthly, LW Records – compilations and more, LWPlaylist – a playlist of the talented bands and artists associated with LW, The LW Hercury Prize – honouring the best albums by British Isles-based women/non-binary-led bands and solo artists

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Love Lace Recordings is a record label set up to empower female talent by offering greater artistic control to producers, DJs and vocalists.

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Madame Jazz UK

Agency, Live, Events, Radio, Celebrating Women In Jazz

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Founded in Paris, France, Madame Rap is the first media dedicated to womxn and LGBTQIA+ in hip hop. Its aim is to:
visibilize international femxle and LGBTQIA+ rappers, show that rap is not the most sexist and LGBTphobic music out there, promote gender equality and the links between hip hop and feminisms, fight gender-based violence, sexism and LGBT+phobia, highlight the inclusity and diversity of hip hop culture by celebrating “out of the box” artists who transcend labels and genders.
The online media Madame Rap is free and available in English, French and Spanish, It features an interactive map, a database of artists listed by name and by country, articles/videos, interviews, and the Madame Talk podcast.

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FOR THE WOMEN AND NONBINARY PEOPLE WHO MAKE
THE MUSIC IN THE MUSICAL THEATER INDUSTRY

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Majeur·e·s is an inclusive directory of women, trans and non-binary music professionals, with a focus on the French music community. The directory grew out of the work of She Said So France.

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The music association Fritz’s Corner wants to help young women take control of music. The goal is more women in the creative positions in the music industry. In the fall of 2012, the association Fritz’s Corner will start its mentorship program Power over music. The program is aimed at young women who want to become managers, agents or artist and repertoire managers, positions where women are underrepresented in today’s music life. The mentoring program brings together mentees who are at the beginning of their careers with mentors who have several years of experience in the music world and an interest in gender equality work. The idea is that the younger participants will be able to share in the experience and knowledge of older colleagues about the music industry, that they will have access to a new network as well as methods and tools to break unequal structures in the industry.

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The MaLisa Foundation was founded in 2016 by Maria and Elisabeth Furtwängler. The goal is a free, equal society. MaLisa is committed to ending violence against women and girls at the international level. In Germany she is also committed to social diversity and overcoming restrictive role models.

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A platform for music industry mothers across the globe. Connecting with and supporting mamas who are juggling motherhood and a career in music.

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Maricas Spain

FLINT* queer, techno parties

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+MÚSICAS is an independent platform that promotes the female figure in Spanish music. Since 2018, the +Músicas Association has been dedicated to promoting female talent through its own festivals and concerts, research studies, songs, conferences, interviews, awards… thus managing to create references and more presence in the musical field.

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Me siento extrana Spain

Spaces and events for queer dissidence; women, p/non-binary, p/trans, otherness.

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MeloCompass aims to empower women and minorities to start a career in music by demystifying and navigating opportunities in the music industry.

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MELODITA is an online music journal by and for girls and young women that launched in autumn 2014. The team includes young up-and-coming reporters as well as social work students with a focus on culture and media from the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. They report on interesting musicians, conduct interviews, attend concerts, discuss CDs, make music and much more. 

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The online music journal MELODIVA is published by the Women’s Music Office Frankfurt. The Women’s Music Office promotes, presents, supports and networks female musicians* in the popular music sector in order to counteract the underrepresentation, especially of female instrumentalists* and composers*, and to give them a platform in public.

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The City of Women is a pioneering organisation focusing on feminism and gender equality in the arts and culture. City of Women gives visibility to innovative creations of women* artists, theoreticians and activists from all over the world. It raises awareness about the disproportionate presence and representation of women in the arts and culture, and strives for their better working conditions.

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MEWEM is a German-wide mentoring program for female, trans and non-binary young talents in the music business. The aim of the program is to help ensure that more women, trans and non-binary people help shape the music industry in the long term – including in management positions and as founders – and to make them visible. MEWEM brings together experienced industry experts from all areas of the music business (e.g. label, publishing, distribution, live, promotion, self-marketing artists) with young talent in order to provide them with long-term support in their professional and personal development.

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MEWEM (Mentoring program for Women entrepreneurs in Music Industry) is a tools that connects a person with a young business project and an experienced woman in the music industry, The mentoring offers the mentee a confidential and stimulating space to be listened to and encouraged in their role as an entrepreneur. Each edition is supported by a sponsor who come to bring their expertise and direction.

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Miss World UK

Monthly club night at Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, run by women.

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More Women On Stage is a feminist association that was created
in order to support musicians and music professionals. The association is aimed at women and gender minorities. The Women On Stage Festival takes place every year in June in Paris. It takes place over two days and offers a predominantly female musical program as well as free masterclasses and round tables during the day. After the first edition of the festival, they wanted to develop this type of event in France. So they set up the“More Women On Tour”which aims to highlight female artists from different regions, as well as musical actresses from these territories.

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Mothership Music UK

Music from the Mothership is here to change the landscape of the music scene by making it a more equal and diverse space. A music community, radio show and events company, The Mothership is on a mission.

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An inter-regional federation for gender equality in arts and culture. Today, the HF Interregional Federation has eight active collectives in France and one cross-border collective: HF Europe. The HF Movement demands real equality between women and men in positions of responsibility, in the allocation of subsidies, in programming, in decision-making and appointment bodies.To achieve this objective, it sets itself three missions:Identifying inequalities in rights and practices between men and women in the arts and culture, all functions combined (artistic, administrative and technical), Raising awareness by raising awareness among professionals, institutional leaders, elected officials and public opinion, and the orientation of policies towards concrete measures

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A movement that supports emerging female and non binary DJs. Launched in 2019, MOVE UR GAMBETTES is a feminist project coordinated by ACT RIGHT and working around the underrepresentation of gender minorities in the electronic music world. offers anyone who defines themselves as a woman or non-binary the opportunity to explore the world of electronic music. Their goals include: Introducing female and non-binary people to DJing and musical production in a caring, non-judgmental professional support

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Moving The Needle (MTN) is a not-for-profit educational support group that encourages young women to enter the wide range of careers available in the UK music industry.

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Mujeres en la Música was founded in 1989 and currently has more than 150 members that cover all types of musical and artistic fields: Composition, Interpretation, Musicology, Pedagogy, Cultural Management, etc. The purpose of the association is to enhance, disseminate and promote the presence of female Music professionals in history and today. Every year they schedule concerts and festivals in which works by authors from other eras and current ones are performed. The Getxo Women in Music Festival (Bilbao-Spain) and the “Women’s Music in the Classrooms” project stand out. They also organize meetings, round tables, presentations of books, albums… in order to publicize women’s literature and musical discography.

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MYM investigate and disseminate data, raise reflections and debates, conduct interviews with artists, promote albums and events made by women or with a gender perspective, and promote active and conscious fight against unfair situations due to gender in the musical field. They also host a database of female musicians to facilitate the discovery of new artists classified by genres, countries, eras, instruments… This directory also seeks to be a resource for people who are dedicated to musical programming and who want to break the gender gap. and the vicious cycle of underrepresentation programming women and people with dissident identities at their musical events.

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Musequal festival aims to promote equality in terms of equal realisation of human rights and the equality of people as members of a nation. According to the collective, the main goal is to make the forgotten works of historical female composers more public and enable them to become regular repertoire among both large institutions and individual actors.

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MBW are committed to increasing visibility and promoting FLINTA+ in the music industry. To this end, they organize networking events, workshops, panel discussions, specialist days and concerts. musicBYwomen* is part of the nationwide initiative Music Women* Germany, which aims to establish networks in all 16 federal states. Since 2019, together with Music Women* Germany, there has been a database for FLINTA+ in the music (industry) for better visibility of the actors* in Germany. No matter whether you are an artist, conductor, manager, musician, producer* or technician*: Register, find FLINTA+ and become discoverable for projects and jobs. 

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Music is her passion Society campaigns through multimedia ways and public discussions for equality in the music scene. The society wants to empower women and LGBTIQ+ with versatile formats such as studio talks, interviews, festival documentaries, backstage stories, album reviews, portraits, background reports and much more, we want to illuminate the music scene and women and LGBTIQ+, international Stars und Newcomers.

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Music Leaders Network is a leadership development programme for mid-career women in music created by Remi Harris and Tamara Gal-On. The programme has helped network members to become more confident, effective leaders who are realising their full potential in the music industry.

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MPW empower female and non-binary artists to learn to produce in a safe and encouraging community without excessive technical jargon. Their aim is to give you the skills necessary to create high quality music so that you can start releasing the music of your dreams with the world and take on the music industry with confidence. Since 2019, they have delivered classes to thousands of students across numerous countries around the globe.

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Music Too France France

Collective against sexist and sexual violence in the music industry.

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Music Women Austria Austria

MUSIC WOMEN AUSTRIA is a platform for women working in the field of music. The main objectives are sharing information, best practice and networking events

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Music Women* Germany (MW*G) acts as an independent umbrella organization for the 16 regional Music Women* networks – some currently still in their founding process. MW*G also seeks to support other networks across Germany, collaboratively trying to achieve gender equality in the music industry.

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Musica Femina is a cooperation project of international partners who shared visions of gender equality in the cultural and artistic sector. A variety of activities have been implemented in different local environments: highlighting the creativity of women composers, facilitating new creations and transnational mobility of music artists, proposing discursive programs on music and musicology

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The musica femina münchen eV association is a non-profit organization for the promotion and presence of female composers in concert life and music culture

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Musica Festival UK

Manchester based, student-run festival that aims to make a positive impact on the gender gap in the music industry

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Musica Impreviste Italy

Italian based project that host events and film screenings that support women in music

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The Musicians Union advicate on behalf of women working in the music industry. They support with discrimination, sexual harrasment and gender rights in the workplace. Their research has included reports on sexual harrasment in the industry and safer spaces.

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musicmetoo.de wants to make the full extent of abuse of power and violence in the German music industry visible. Above all, they would like to give those affected a space to speak publicly about their experiences and show that these are not isolated cases, but rather structural problems.

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North East Sound Women Network – bringing together minority genders in music technology to share skills and knowledge.

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Neowarras Spain

Music events with women and the LGBTQ community at the core.

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Established in 2013, NOWIE continues to strive to create better opportunities for women within the events industry through networking, job listings and fighting for improved representation of women on panels, at awards and in the media.

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Night Noise Spain

multidisciplinary queer deconstructed clubbing by #lgbtqiaplus women & non binary

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The Nine Muses Festival was founded in 2019 by Spotify, Kinnevik, MTG and Discovery. The event was also supported by Polar Music Prize, The Moth and Google. It’s a one-day event held every year on International Women’s Day.

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The “Don’t shut up” protocol is a protocol initiated by the Barcelona City Council in 2018 to address male violence, specifically sexual violence and LGBTI-phobic violence in nighttime countries. Since it has adhered to a collaboration agreement, the countries of oci are committed to applying the “No silence” protocol, which allows the room staff to be sensitized and trained on what it is and how to act ahead of sexual assault.

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No Shade collective Germany

No Shade is a collective, club night, creative agency & DJ/VJ training program based in Berlin.

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This observatory aims to delve into the relationship between drug consumption, harassment and other sexual violence in nightlife contexts . It is part of a line of prevention and risk reduction, starting from an approach based on universal and selective intervention actions and from a gender perspective.

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Noisy Daughers is a programme ran by Tracks Darlington. They organise events with women and gender minorities front and centre – highlighting amazing role models in the industry, and provide experience and opportunities to encourage others to follow in their footsteps. They run free workshops & networking sessions in songwriting, production, sound engineering, promotion & more, offering advice and inspiration from industry leaders in a safe and supported space.

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A manchester based collective of female/ non binary DJs who host regular events and workshops.

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Offshoot Tours is a POC women-led touring company in the live music industry sector based in London, UK. By building a diverse roster of drivers and tour managers, we’re actively promoting positive opportunity within the touring industry. We believe touring should be for everyone. Being the intersectional people we are, we found it difficult to find others we could truly identify with in the industry. The amount of women, POC and queer drivers is vanishingly thin. We’re actively building an inclusive community and a diverse roster of people (from everywhere) to build touring parties that celebrate women, LGBTQIA+ and POC within the touring industry. Together, we can play our part in shaping the future of touring.

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Open Music Lab is born from the realization that many marginalized communities face structural barriers and discrimination, which can hinder their access to and opportunities in the music industry. the Open Music Lab is a space where anyone can learn how to create, record, and share. All of their workshops and courses are free of charge for the students and offer a place for Berlin’s diverse communities to connect and create together. They are committed to including and supporting refugees, asylum seekers, people who identify as female, non-binary and LGBTQI+, people of colour, and people with disabilities. OML also run beginners’ courses in music production, radio, and DJing, as well as more advanced courses for experienced musicians.

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In partnership with The Radiophonic Institute, PRS Foundation, the Daphne Oram Trust & the British Council, The Oram Awards is a platform for innovation in sound, music and related technologies to elevate the work and voices of women, Trans and Non-Binary and Gender Diverse music creators.

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Oramics was created in 2017 as a platform to support women, non-binary and queer people in the electronic music scene, then it also evolved into an independent booking agency representing Mala Herba, dogheadsurigeri, Monster and ISNT.

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Out of Focus UK

The music magazine dedicated to gender representation in the music industry, through music recommendations, reviews, interviews, playlists and news stories.

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Parenthood In Music Germany

“Parenthood In Music” is an initiative founded by Steffi von Kannemann (owner of Better Things), Marit Posch (General Manager IDOL Germany/ co-founder of Hyper Culture), and Nicky Böhm (Senior project manager Tresor/ Atonal) to raise awareness of how parenthood influences working conditions in the music industry.

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PiPA was created by Actor Cassie Raine and Director Anna Ehnold-Danailov in 2015, to address a lack of provision for parents and carers in the performing arts.

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The Partnership for Sustainable Development in Music was founded in 2022 by a group of companies and organisations from the Danish music scene, coming together to strengthen industry collaboration at the leadership level. They have created the ‘Code of Conduct for Equal Access in Music’ which sets out 6 principles for a more equal music industry. Companies and organisations can sign up and have to report back annually on progress and results.

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Pathwaves was founded in 2019 by Jane Arnison. In creating Pathwaves, Jane wanted to offer an environment in world class studios where female & gender diverse producers and engineers can increase their technical experience and confidence so they can be considered as major players in the commercial music industry. The initiative is also an opportunity to grow networks and raise the general visibility of underrepresented people in the music industry.

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PEAK Music provides Femxle songwriters, producers and artists, with the tools and expertise to expand their creativity and enhance their skills and visibility.

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Katja Adrikova hosts Personal Space on IDA radio. The show features an all female party series.

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Pink Ivy Management is an independent artist management and booking agency for female and non-binary artists.
Based in Malmö, Sweden.

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Play it Loud! aims to contribute to a more equal and diverse youth & music sector, welcoming all underrepresented youth to express themselves, take ownership, express freely through music and participate actively in local and European democratic and civic spaces, thus contributing to shape a more inclusive society. Throughout a set of local and international activities (both digital, hybrid and face-to-face events), Play it Loud! bring together young musicians and youth and music experts from Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Hungary, North Macedonia, Cyprus, France and beyond

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Poche Italy

Poche  is a collective of artists and producers. The aim is to create collaborations, synergies, unions and ideas for the future.The project therefore aims to think about new events, places of discussion and initiatives to encourage the role of the female producer. It’s not about self-ghettoization or protest, but about action open and proactive, aimed at change and collaboration.

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Polka Dot Disco club

Polka Dot Disco Club empowers and champions women, trans and non-binary creatives in Scotland and beyond.

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Pop Girlz Scotland UK

Popgirlz Scotland is a support group for female, non-binary and trans artists in the Scottish music scene. The collective has over 150 members, ranging from new and
up-and-coming acts to established artists including Honeyblood, Be Charlotte and Siobhan Wilson. Rachel Johnson (Kohla) created the group in late 2019 with the idea of making a safe, motivating space for womxn artists. Cultivating a healthy music scene is of key importance to Popgirlz, with friendship building encouraged overtraditional networking.

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Pop Joy Norway

Pop Joy is a dj booking agency based in Norway

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Popkollo is a non-profit organization that arranges summer kollo and other music activities for girls and trans people. Their goal is an equal music scene – and by extension an equal society. Since the start with a first Popkollo in Hultsfred in 2003, they have grown to become a national organization that gathers 12 local associations around the whole country. At their workshops, you get to play different instruments, write songs, and learn from each other for a whole week.

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POWA stands for Protection of Women in the Arts. Their mission is:
to raise funds through Patreon which will provide session and commission fees for artists, providing them with opportunities to work on funded projects during the current pandemic
to raise awareness about discrimination through the work we create in collaboration with these artists
to host and support a non-violent, nurturing discussion space where it’s ok to agree and disagree with each other while we brainstorm the best ways to create change in our industries
to instigate change and ensure a safer return to the creative industries for women* artists; to build back a better music scene

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Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Netherlands

Netherlands women+ only party

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Project First Wave’s long term goal is helping female music producers to be involved and employed in an actively growing number in the entertainment, music industries and beyond. The project aims to bring female producers back to active networking on an international level, by creating a new support community, connections, collaborations and raising awareness within the industry.

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Prozecco Germany

Feminist DJ Collective from Dresden/Leipzig/Germany

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Women Make Music supports the development of outstanding women, trans and non binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The fund can support projects by women, trans and non binary songwriters, composers, artists, bands and performers who are writing their own music.

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Psst Mlle is an intersectional feminist platform which stands for more inclusion in nightlife and music through events, workshops, conversations and more. They have a database of FINTA (female, intersex, transgender, non-binary) artists, DJ’s, Producers, technicians and collectives. They also host works on subjects as broad as Djing and scenography.

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Psy-Sisters is an inclusive music platform and record label representing gender minority artists in electronic and psychedelic music.

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BIPOC CLUB NITE FOR QUEER WOMEN, TRANS, NON BINARY & INTERSEX BABES

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Platforming Merseyside’s underrepresented artists in the electronic music scene

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Queer Community Club Norway

Queer Clubbing, Community & Creative space.

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Queer Jazz UK

Queer Jazz was co-founded in 2023 by musician Jelly Cleaver and DJ Tina Edwards to promote Queer jazz artists and nurture an emerging queer jazz scene. While Tina was interviewing Jelly for an article about the queer jazz scene, they both came to the conclusion that, while there wasn’t much of an existing queer jazz scene at the moment, they should definitely do something about it. They also noticed how queer jazz musicians had historically been written out of their place in jazz, and young jazz musicians had no queer icons who they could look up to or spaces their identities were welcomed or honoured. So, Queer Jazz was launched in Pride of 2023 with a gig mini-series highlighting amazing queer jazz musicians and fostering a space for a queer jazz scene to emerge. They have since worked with partners including London Jazz Festival and Brick Lane Jazz Festival, been featured in Clash Magazine, Jazzwise and Jazz FM, and amassed a growing following.

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Queers to the Front is a queer-run artist management and touring agency representing queer, female, disabled, and BIPOC artists within the music industry. QTTF operates across North America, UK, and Europe, offering artist management, music business consultancy, backline hire, tour management, and other crew services with the goal of creating transparent, affordable, and ethical work environments for artists and crew.

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RÁDIO QUANTICA IS A LISBON-BASED COMMUNITY RADIO STATION ESTABLISHED IN 2015, AND DEVELOPED WITH A DIVERSE GROUP OF ARTISTS AND CREWS – A SAFE HAVEN WHERE THE VOICES OF UNDERGROUND ARTISTS AND ACTIVISTS CAN BE HEARD. WITH A GREAT FOCUS ON THE INCLUSION OF COMMUNITIES THAT USUALLY SEE THEIR SPACE LIMITED ON MAINSTREAM PLATFORMS, QUÂNTICA IS THE MANIFESTATION OF A MOVEMENT, BRINGING TOGETHER DJS, LABELS, MUSICIANS, COLLECTORS, CULTURAL AGITATORS AND ACTIVISTS FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS, SOCIOCULTURAL CONTEXTS, IDENTITIES AND ORIGINS, BOTH FROM PORTUGAL AND INTERNATIONAL.

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The programme supports women working in the music industry through mentoring and online resources. There is also a podcast discussing the music industry.

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RE#SISTER Netherlands

A community of female/femme/non-binary people exploring the world of electronic music and sound, with a home base at @worm_rotterdam

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Festival Republic is relaunching ReBalance this year, an initiative providing opportunities to women and gender-expansive artists throughout the UK, both on stage and in the studio. Each artist will be receiving five days of studio time to record, mix and complete a project. They will each be paired with a chosen producer and will also have access to mentorship and educational days with industry leaders in London and Manchester. This will culminate in a showcase at the end of the year, with each artist also receiving a guaranteed slot at a Festival Republic event in 2025. Each recording session will be led and/or assisted by a woman or gender-expansive professional.

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Rebel Belgium

Feminist platform aiming for visibility of women & minorities in electronic music scene who want to make clubbing safer

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A new inclusive platform promoting emerging underground women & non-binary DJs from the U.K. and beyond, and raising awareness of PMDD and the importance of menstrual health. Red Rebel FM are now expanding into live festivals and events, from music festivals to panel talks on important social issues, including menstrual empowerment and gender equality. They also offer each DJ the opportunity to take our Period Power menstrual cycle awareness course.

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The European network of independent cultural and media organisations.

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RIKK- the University of Iceland Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference have published research on sexual and gender- based harassment in the Icelandic performing arts.

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The leading ladies of the northern part of the Dutch techno scene, Selene and Carmen Lisa, are the driving force behind RIOT. In 2019, they discovered their shared love for electronic music and the power of women in techno. In a time where female DJs and producers were still quite rare, they decided to create RIOT: a platform that would not only provide women with opportunities but also foster a sense of unity and collaboration. RIOT organises events, festival stages, and radioshows with all-female lineups.

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Riot Gulll UK

Riot Grrrl inspired new seaside live music & club night in Folkestone, Kent. Women & Non-Binary Led Bands +DJs.

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Risen UK

Risen explores the diversity of the electronic music spectrum in both sound and representation.

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Rock Donna is a Finnish non-profit, non political and non religious organisation that works to empower and inspire girls, women, trans and gender non-conforming people through music education.

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Established in 2014, Berlin-based queer collective Room 4 Resistance has led a divergent club counter-culture that has sought to examine the political dimensions of the dancefloor, creating intentional spaces and advocating for adventurous under-represented artists. Prioritizing awareness and safety, R4R has also attempted to implement a system of care within nightlife that’s still far too uncommon. Over the years, the collective has hosted intersectional queer feminist club nights, monthly radio shows, and curated panel discussions and workshops with the goal of nurturing artists too often left out of the conversation, sharing resources and knowledge, and bringing together different communities.

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In 2020, artist-producers Eva van Manen and Josephine Zwaan founded rosetta. to increase the visibility of, and employment for, female and gender non-conforming producers. What started with panels and table talks has grown into several projects based on a unique vision of music production.rosetta. believes that a visionary producer consists of multiple dimensions, technical, artistic and personal.

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Safe Gigs For Women UK

Established in 2015, Safe Gigs for Women works with gig/festival goers, venues, events, bands and artists to get sexual harassment out of our music scenes.

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Safe Gigs is an initiative to make gigs and nightlife in Ireland, safer for everyone, by creating a zero tolerance environment for sexual violence

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SafeQueen provides a safe and anonymous space for you to share your experience on a night out, encouraging users to warn others of unsafe venues and guide each other towards safer nights out – just like what friends do for each other.

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Safe the Dance s an agency for inclusion, diversity, equity as well as music industry know how. Their goal is to prioritize inclusion, diversity, and intersectionality, recognizing that many people experience multiple forms of discrimination. They aim to make necessary knowledge easily accessible through providing training and resources, giving talks and workshops and creating events.

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With saferspaces, people can anonymously and easily contact trained staff and easily and ask for support through a QR code at venues. After the scan, a few questions help to better assess the situation. The trained (awareness) staff is then immediately informed of the incident and the location of the code. Thanks to the transfer of location via the codes, those affected or those observing do not have to disclose any personal data and can remain completely anonymous if they wish.

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Founded in Bristol, UK in 2015 by Laura Lewis-Paul, Saffron operates as a non-profit organisation that primarily offers training in music production, sound engineering and DJing, as well as running an artist development programme and record label. Saffron’s aim is to advance gender equality in the music tech sector by creating a safe space for women, non-binary people and other minority genders to learn and build confidence.

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Scivias was founded in 2019 on the initiative of seven organizations active in music in FWB: Botanique, the Music Council, Court-Circuit, the Music Service of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the Studio des Variétés Wallonie- Brussels, Wallonia-Brussels Music, and FACIR. Scivias make inequalities visible and act to stop the systemic oppression to which women, gender minorities, people who are sexified and discriminated against due to their social race, class, age, disability or any other existing oppression. Scivias supports and supports all professionals who wish to commit to a more inclusive music sector . They run the Les Lianes programme which offers mentoring and career advice for people developing their career in the music sector.

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Scorpio Rising Collective is an ethical record label for female and gender non-conforming artists. Inspired by the Riot Grrrl movement, usic released under Scorpio Rising Collective will be recorded and produced in house.

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Scrapyard studios run programmes to support women in music including Gals who Gig which is a monthly event promoting women in the local music scene. They also support the running of WIMIN festival which is a women ran event promoting women in music.

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SEGRA is an online community that supports women in the Czech electronic scene.

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A collective of women from different countries based in Madrid, formed in December 2022. Their ideas is to create alliances, strengthen existing initiatives, so that more women and dissident DJs can have spaces for performance and recognition to consolidate themselves in the music scene. In addition, spread Afro-Caribbean musical styles, funk, salsa, hip-hop, cumbia, globalbass among others.

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Selextorhood is a Birmingham based community that supports women and gender minority* DJs and producers.

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Self Mades goal is to bring artists together and empower each other with practical knowledge and skills to build a music project. There are a million resources and guidelines out there about the music industry. But putting these into practice can be a whole different story. Their events put artists in the spotlight to help you learn from each other; to simply ask, ‘how did you do that?’, and to offer practical insights into how the music industry works. We are run by artists, for artists. They want SelfMade to be an inclusive space to learn, skill-share, connect and collaborate with your creative community.

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Sexism Free Night is a project involving nightlife promoters, NGOs and universities that aims to promote safer and more egalitarian nightlife environments. The main idea of the Sexism Free Night Network is to create a European platform to guarantee the exchange and networking of all nightlife stakeholders committed to gender equality, in order to share ideas and practices and to cooperate in creating a more egalitarian nightlife environment. Additionally, the Network aims to facilitate the exchange and the reflection among best practices and innovative experiences that are working towards creating safer and more egalitarian night spaces, and reinforce advocacy to promote and to inspire other organizations and professionals, as well as for social agents and stakeholders involved in the fields of nightlife and festival to do the same.

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SEXYLADYMASSIVE UK

The UKs leading ladies ONLY rave & music collective!

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SMM is an online blog that focuses on the best new music made by female & non-binary musicians.

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shesaid.so is a global independent community of women and gender nonconforming people in the music industry. The shesaid.so community consists of women and gender nonconforming people from all sectors of the music industry: from record labels, artist management companies, and booking agencies, through to technology platforms, creative agencies, composers, artists and more. With headquarters in London and LA, shesaid.so has 18 global chapters around the world including NYC, France, Italy, and Mumbai to name a few.

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Community for female and non binary guitarists and bass players

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SheTheySounds is a weekly radio show on Radio Vacarme that spotlights FINTA (Female, Intersex, Non- Binary, Transgender, Agender) musicians.

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sheWrites began as a mission to bring the best and most promising female producers and writers around the world to create undeniable, brilliantly crafted commercial music with female artists. Now in its third year, they have hosted camps in London, Tokyo, LA, Nashville, Stockholm and Berlin with hundreds of women from around the world, producing major label cuts and global sync campaigns.

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SheCanPlay is a community where young women can develop their musical talent, seek advice and meet like-minded people. Once a year, a camp is organized for the members, where they get inspiration and instruction from some of the music industry’s most talented professional performers and producers. In addition, SheCanPlay’s community receives a monthly offer of masterclasses, teaching and advice. SheCanPlay’s members are young women aged 13 to 23. Some write music themselves, some want to become the next big Danish producer, some dream of both

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Shelter Estonia

Shelter offers refuge through contemporary club culture.

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Silikon Germany

Berlin based collective that hold parties that showcase FLINTA artists

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Sin Sync is a DJ school for women and non binary DJs

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Siren Sounds UK

Leeds based collective representing female or non-binary DJs in the underground music scene

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Female-led, gender inclusive recording studio
& practice space in Penryn, Cornwall.

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Sisterhood Birmingham UK

Birmingham based collective fighting for equality and diversity in the music industry.

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SISTERS OF MUSIC is a non-profit network by and for women living in Austria who work in the live music industry. The more than 250 members are made up of technicians, service providers and other trades in the event industry. The aim is to network and support women through the online platform, mentoring programs, network meetings and other projects.

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Sisters Of Sound is a podcast that explores the place of women in the music industry through inspiring testimonies throughout the episodes. Talented female musicians share their personal experiences, strategies for success, and their struggles to maintain their mental health in the face of the constant stress of the industry. This podcast aims to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, encourage female musicians to pursue their dreams and inspire those in music to support and promote diversity. 

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Sisu is a community providing a platform to educate, inspire and showcase aspiring women and non-binary DJs, producers and behind the scenes roles. Their vision is to create educational and inspirational spaces to enhance national and international opportunities, connections and pathways into the music industry. SISU are community led, grassroots and hold a flexible, collaborative and inclusive ethos including an existing 12-month rolling DJ roster which nurtures, and develops women and non-binary people in their DJ career.

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SLÄS Sweden

SLAS host Her Songs For Him camp – the first ever songwriting camp for female and non-binary producers and songwriters writing with and for male artists.

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