Month: January 2017

How Ableton pushes women forward in music tech – ElectronicBeats.net

The Berlin-based music technology company Ableton is putting an effort in promoting diversity in music. This year’s edition of Ableton’s annual Loop event showed a commitment to gender diversity. This article presents some of these women, from organizers to oral presenters. Read more here

The top 8 all-female lineups of 2016 – Electronicbeats.net

This article summarizes the top 8 all-female lineups of 2016 across the world. The selected events were held in Australia, England, Germany (4 different events), Mexico, and Spain. Although this approach can be seen as extreme feminism, the authors of the article expect to raise awareness about the general trend of booking a few women…
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Björk Slams Media Sexism in Powerful Open Letter: “Eat Your Bechdel Test Heart Out” – Pitchfork.com

Björk complained in an open letter on biased and sexist comments about her DJ sets at Day For Night in Houston. She was criticized for not performing and hiding behind the decks. Björk raised that male DJs do not receive the same critiques. Read more here

Prix Ars Electronica Seeks Female Media Artists! – Ars Electronica

Prix Ars Electronica are concerned with gender equality at both jury and artist levels. This article looks back and reflects on 30 years presenting infographics of all submitted projects and juries dividing the data into male and female participants. Read more here

Music Industry Advice For Women, By Women – Pigeonsandplanes.com

Music industry experienced women give advice to younger generations on how to survive in the music industry world, which includes keeping always updated, learning from mentors, work hard, or follow your instincts. Read more here

‘She’s been life changing’: Why female mentors matter in tech – TheGuardian.com

This article discusses the benefits for women of finding a mentor in tech, and digs into three examples of mentors and mentees. Read more here

Sonic Cyberfeminisms: Call for Contributions

Sonic Cyberfeminisms will be held at the University of Lincoln, UK, 5-6th May 2017. Contributions include research papers, standpoint papers, workshop proposals, and performances. Five bursaries are available to help cover travel, accommodation and childcare costs. Deadline for proposals: 12 February 2017 Read more here