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Women in Music

Women in Music

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Centre for Contemporary Arts

350 Sauchiehall Street

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G2 3JD

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On Wednesday 8th March 2017 people around the world will be celebrating the achievements of women while calling for greater equality in the name of International Women's Day.This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange

To celebrate International Women’s Day the Musicians’ Union will host our annual Women in Music event at the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow.

Join us for a day of workshops, seminars and panel discussions

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12:00-13:00 Registration and Lunch



13:00-14:00 Get Your Music Synched

Everything you ever wanted to know about synchronisation with award winning music supervisor Kle Savidge and BAFTA winning composer Mick Cooke.



14:15-15:15 Composing for Games 101

Game music is now a lucrative industry of its own, ever wondered how to break into it? Then this seminar is for you. Join Award winning composer Katie Tarrant and composer, arranger, conductor and arts producer Luci Holland to find out how you go about it.



15:30-17:00 Social Media Masterclass

Join Vicky Pitchers from Arts PR for a session on exploring the power of social media to connect with audiences, attract fans and promote your music.

During this session we will take a look at:

  • Instagram

  • Facebook

  • Driving traffic to your website

  • Do’s and don’ts

  • Live streaming

  • Creating Electronic Press Kits

  • Maximising publicity



17:30-18:00: Registration for Panel Discussion

Please note that the two sessions will be available separately, so you will need to register for both if you would like to attend the whole day.



18:00-19:00: Panel Discussion

In the evening we welcome a panel of speakers, discussing their unique perspectives on their experiences as women working in the music industry, barriers faced and overcome and how we can move forward to ensure that being a women is no barrier to opportunities in the music industry at any level.

Speakers include:

Diljeet Bhachu is a researcher, musician and activist. Her current PhD research looks at broadening access to music education opportunities in Scotland, and her wider research interests include equality, diversity and inclusion. She is a member of the MU Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Committee, and Glasgow Women's Library's network for BAME women creatives, Collect:if.

Keren McKean has been working in the music industry her whole life, covering areas including; Artist Management, A&R, Publishing, Festival Management, Marketing, Press and PR. Keren has been responsible for managing the successful careers of many artists throughout the years, her personal highlight managing and signing Snow Patrol. Keren is a highly sought after consultant and industry speaker and has devised National award winning music campaigns for many well-known brands, including Miller Genuine Draft, Guinness and O2 and regularly books emerging bands for these projects.

Sarah J Stanley is an artist, musician and producer based in Glasgow. Having cut her teeth touring the folk circuits with a guitar and a voice for more than a decade, she is currently focussed on the production of maximalistic electro house music under the moniker HQFU.

More speakers will be announced shortly.



19:00-21:00: Networking

Join us for drinks, canapes and a chance to network with people working across the music industry. Soundtracked by a DJ set from TYCI a collective run by women who care about things.

TYCI is run by a handful of artists, musicians, bloggers, writers and producers in Glasgow, TYCI aim to create a space for women to make art and talk about things that matter.



Please note that the two sessions will be available separately, so you will need to register for both if you would like to attend the whole day.


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