Keychange is a pioneering international initiative which transforms the future of music whilst encouraging festivals and music organisations to include 50% women and underrepresented genders in programming, staffing and beyond. 74 emerging artists and innovators each year from across Europe and Canada will take part in international festivals, showcase events, collaborations and a programme of creative labs. Keychange aims to accelerate change and create a better, more inclusive music industry for present and future generations.
Keychange is led by Reeperbahn Festival, PRS Foundation and Musikcentrum Öst, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, in partnership with BIME, Breakout West, Different Sounds, Iceland Airwaves, Ireland Music Week, Linecheck/Music Innovation Hub, Liverpool Sound City, MAMA, Mutek, Oslo World, Reeperbahn Festival, Spring Break, SACEM, Tallinn Music Week, Way Out West. Find out about the other generous supporters here.
For more information or to get involved in Keychange email firstname.lastname@example.org
Why is Keychange needed?
Representation of women and gender diverse people in the music industry remains very low in all European countries. Across the participating countries’ collecting societies, women represent 20% or less of registered composers and songwriters. Earnings for women are even lower and women and gender diverse people are under-represented in leadership roles across the industry and within festival programmes.
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