Month: June 2017

Gender Parity in Electronic Music by 2020 – 6AM

This article talks about a diversity panel and roundtable brunch held during the International Music Summit (IMS) to discuss how to bring more gender balance in dance music. Read more here  

Stop Saying There isn’t a Strong Female Presence in Dance Music – Mixmag.net

Although the opinion of certain relevant figures in dance music about the lack of female music producers,┬áthis article counter-argues this statement, evidenced by collectives such as Discwoman, Female:Pressure and Work In Progress. Read more here  

Move the Needle: Watch an Irish Documentary to Encourage More Women DJs & Producers – Nialler9.com

This article presents the short-documentary Move the Needle to provide evidence that there are many women DJs and encourage new ones to come. The article also announces summer workshops in Ireland aimed at women that teach DJ techniques. Read more here  

Jean Sammet, Co-Designer of a Pioneering Computer Language, Dies at 89 – The New York Times

Jean E. Sammet, an American mathematician and computer scientist who co-designed the computer language COBOL, passed away on May 20, 2017. This article revises her career and key achievements. Read more here

‘You’re Always Erased’: Electronic Musician Tired of Excuses for Lack of Women at Festivals – CBC News

This article debates whether or not there should be gender parity in electronic music festivals. This open discussion emerges from the music festival MEMETIC (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) and the different voices from the festival organizers and female electronic musicians. Read more here