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AIM’s Women in Music event to focus on studio roles

Bjork producer Marta Salogni, engineer Steph Marziano, London night czar Amy Lamé among speakers line-up

The Association of Independent Music’s next London-based event will focus on the role of women in the studio.

The networking night on January 17, 2018, will celebrate the successes and examine the challenges of women in the music industry, with panel discussions featuring Bjork producer Marta Salogni, Mumford and Sons engineer Steph Marziano and ex-Spice Girl Melanie C – who will deliver the keynote speech.

The first panel ‘Women in the Studio’ and will see a selection of producers, engineers, mixers and songwriters discuss the rarity of women in studio roles and how they have built their careers in a notoriously male-dominated sector. 

The second panel, ‘Female Entrepreneurship in Music’, will see a selection of female music business founders discuss how and why they established their own company and how they’ve achieved success.

Paulette Long OBE (Westbury Music and UK Music’s Diversity Task Force) has also been confirmed for a keynote address on the broader picture of music industry diversity. 

Speakers at the event include:

  • Melanie C (artist)
  • Steph Marziano (producer and engineer, Denai Moore, Mumford & Sons)
  • Amy Lamé (London night czar)
  • Paulette Long OBE (director, Westbury Music)
  • Dr Mariana Lopez (lecturer in sound production and post production, University of York)
  • Abi Leland (founder, Leland Music)
  • Isabel Gracefield Grundy (engineer, Emeli Sande, Tom Odell)
  • K-Minor (producer, artist)
  • Marta Salogni (mixer, Bjork, Sampha)
  • Kate Tavini (mastering engineer and host of Red Bull’s #NormalNotNovelty engineering workshop)

Following the two panel discussions will be networking drinks, allowing attendees to meet the speakers and grow their networks.

Tickets are now available here.

AIM actively encourages men to attend this event. Tickets are £33 for AIM members, £55.50 for non-members. VAT and refreshments are included in the price.

For a decade AIM has been active in championing and encouraging women in music, striving to achieve gender equality and diversity across the music business. In addition to the annual AIM Women in Music conference, AIM is a partner and co-founder on the Music Week Women in Music Awards, and a signatory on UK Music’s Equality and Diversity Charter, which calls on music businesses to take simple, practical steps to improve equality and diversity.