Keychange UK 2020!

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We're pleased to be a part of PRS Foundation Keychange initiative whereby ourselves and 29 other international music industry conferences and festivals including two leading Canadian events have made a pledge towards achieving a 50/50 gender balance across festivals by 2022 (including live line-ups, conferences and commissions). 

Keychange is a pioneering international initiative supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union which is empowering women to transform the future of the music industry and encouraging industry conferences and festivals to achieve a 50:50 balance by 2022. By bringing together like-minded festivals and conference programmers committed to positive action, Keychange aims to create much needed long-term change in live music and beyond.

"In 2015 our Off The Record youth music business event became the first in the UK to programme an equal number of male and female speakers. The following year our Wide Days convention showcase featured a majority of acts fronted by women and in 2017 we succeeded in getting a gender balance across our conference panelists. By joining Keychange, we hope to share our experience of programming gender-balanced events, participate in a wider network and learn from other industry platforms.” – Olaf Furniss (Director, Wide Days).

For more information on Keychange visit here and for PRS Foundation visit here.

Ailsa Harper