A new week-long programme of educational events for women and non-binary people looking to break into the music tech industry will take place at the end of next month.
Titled 7 Days of Sound and organised by Bristol based music tech initiative Saffron, the digital programme will consist of guest-hosted online workshops with each day taking on a separate theme – including Wellbeing, Music for Media and DJs & Radio.
The first specialist hosts confirmed for the workshops include Mercury Prize-nominated composer, Anna Meredith (MBE), as well as DJ Mag’s December cover star and BBC Radio 1 resident, SHERELLE. Ableton certified trainer Anna Lakatos, Maxie Gedge from PRS Foundation and Keychange, and event sustainability manager for Glastonbury Festival and Love Saves The Day, Pauline Bourdon, have also been confirmed.
Taking an intersectional approach to redress the gender imbalance within the music tech industry, Saffron supplies training in music production, sound engineering and DJing, as well as offering artist mentoring and development.
In August, Saffron launched a digital membership scheme on Patreon to provide resources, tools and opportunities for womxn to connect, learn and grow in the sector.
7 Days of Sound will take place online from 23rd January to 29th January. Tickets start from £11 with a number of subsidised tickets available, and can be purchased here.
Find out more about the event on Saffron’s website here.