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Conference: Women in Music: It's Brutal Out Here

With many of our female musicians guest bloggers all delivering the same sentiment - that women in music need to put in extra work to make their mark - it's no surprise that we are thrilled to come across a conference tailored to female and gender minority wanting to get involved in the music industry.


We asked permission to share the below press release. We invite all women and gender minorities who are passionate about music, to mark their calendars for a conference that will inspire and empower: WOMEN IN MUSIC: IT'S BRUTAL OUT HERE -6th of April 2023 at The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh. Tickets: WeGotTickets | Simple, honest ticketing | Women in Music: It's Brutal Out Here


Women in Music: It’s Brutal Out Here, is a new one day conference for women and gender minorities who are working in, or are looking to break in to, the music industry. Organised by two former Music Business students from Edinburgh College, Gillian Morrison (Attitude is Everything Future Leader, founder of Music Drawn Badly) and Ashley Stein (co-founder of POWA, Associate Lecturer in Music Entrepreneurship at Napier University), the event aims to bring creative women together in a safe and supportive space where they can connect, learn, and share lived experiences.

From 12 noon until 4 pm there will be three exciting panels that dive in to the current issues being faced by women and gender minorities working in the music industry: Why Do We Need a Creative Women’s Network: 12:15 - 1.15pm. Chaired by Gillian Morrison. Panelists TBC. Gender & Neurodivergence in the Music Industry: 1.30 - 2.30pm. Chaired by Ashley Stein. Panelists TBC. Women in Music: It’s Brutal Out Here: 2.45pm - 3.45pm. Chaired by Dr Diljeet Kaur Bhachu (Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer at the MU), with Hannah Campbell (Queens of Noise), Jo Dargie (freelance journalist), EJ Kempson (CEO at Queens Sounds, musician) and more TBC. The event will finish with an evening showcase from 7.30pm, featuring some of Scotland’s best talent including Megan Black and Niamh-Sunshine. No matter who you are, or what stage of your career you’re at, we would love for you to join us for this inspiring event.


Women in Music: It’s Brutal Out Here, April 6th at The Voodoo Rooms in the Speakeasy. Doors at 11.15am. Attendees are then welcome to eat their lunch and network before the conference begins at 12.15. The showcase will run from 7.30-10pm.

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