VIRAL: OPEN SESSION | JULY 2018
WOMEN IN MUSIC TODAY
BRIGHTON, BN1 4AJ
STRENGTHENING DIVERSITY IN BRIGHTON’S FUTURE CREATIVE COMMUNITIES
Lighthouse’s Viral Open Sessions are an opportunity to hear first-hand from professionals working in the creative industries. Our Open Sessions speakers share their career-defining moments and advice for getting started in a creative field. It is also an opportunity to make new connections and meet like-minded people.
Date: 26 July 2018
Venue: Lighthouse, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
Time: Door at 6.30pm, talks start at 7pm
Tickets: Free, register here
OPEN SESSIONS #8
Women in Music Today
The Music Producers Guild estimates only 6% of its members are women.
Of the top 300 songs of 2017 on the Billboard Charts in the U.S, 12% of songwriters were women. Only 2% of all producers are women but more importantly, this is a ratio of 49 males to every one female. Across 300 songs, only two female producers of colour appear across the sample.
In 2016, Womens Audio Mission a non-profit that supports women in audio production stated 5% of people who work in music, television, news and film are women.
In this special edition of Open Sessions we’re teaming up with Audio Active to complement their music production programme Equaliser, aimed at young women (13-25). Equaliser is now fully booked and this Open Session is a chance to hear from Cate Ferris who is leading the programme.
We will also be joined by local artist Bobbie Johnson, singer/songwriter Cate Ferris and Debbie Clare, agent at LittleBig International. This Open Session looks at what it means to be a woman in music today and will include performances and a panel discussion featuring music producers and songwriters. Our speakers will be offering a broad perspective on the industry, both in the UK and beyond.
Bobbie Johnson is a Brighton rapper and producer. After gracing the stage of SlipJam she went on to support Roots Manuva and toured with Rag ‘N’ Bone Man.
Cate Ferris is a Brighton based singer/songwriter. Folk and dark soul lie at the heart of her sound, and the largely acoustic instrumentation is tinged by hard hitting lyrics and intricate harmonies. Cate is running the Equaliser programme with Audio Active.
Debbie is a partner and agent at LittleBig International Booking Agency, and handles bookings for Aphex Twin, Jon Hopkins, Battles, and many more.
She has over ten years experience of working as an agent, but has also worked as a vocalist, writer and performer, collaborating with artists including Massive Attack, 65daysofstatic and DJ Format.
Anna works in the live music industry, having promoted live music in Brighton and beyond for over 20 years.
Her company Melting Vinyl is one of the largest music promoters in the south east, working with a stylistically diverse range of local, national and international artists. She has toured Europe as a Tour Manager, and is passionate about the development and promotion of both new local talent and established artists.
Tickets: Free, register here
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