6 April sees The Voodoo Rooms (Edinburgh) host Women in Music: It’s Brutal Out There, a conference aimed at women and gender minorities with a vested interest in the music industry.

Organised by 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), themselves former Music Business students at Edinburgh College, the conference promises fascinating industry insights, invaluable networking opportunities and some great music – all in a safe, supportive, creative space.

We are here so why are we so invisible to these people? What’s stopping us from headlining Glastonbury? What’s stopping us from getting to Glastonbury at all? Or to get to other places or to be signed to record labels? Why are we seen to not be here when we clearly are?

Ashley Stein – WiM interview

Conference Schedule:

11:15 – Doors open/networking time

12:15 – First panel – Why Do We Need a Creative Women’s Network (Chaired by Gillian Morrison)

13:30 – Second panel – Gender & Neurodivergence in the Music Industry (Chaired by Ashley Stein)

14:45 – Third panel – Women in Music: It’s Brutal Out Here (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); and more)

19:15 – Evening showcase featuring Megan Black, Niamh-Sunshine, and more

Conference tickets are available here.

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