Women in Drum & Bass, the Hospital Records gender-equality initiative, will host their biggest in-person event yet. On Friday 17th September, a free-entry, 8-hour programme of talks and workshops will inspire. It follows a year of virtual sessions in which music insiders and artists shared their experiences and skills.
The Sonic Surgery at Strongroom Bar & Studios in Shoreditch, London, will welcome an audience of female-identifying artists and future industry professionals. In partnership with BIMM Birmingham and funded by The British Arts Council National Lottery fund, it aims to address gender imbalance in the drum & bass and wider dance music industry, through its programme of skills training and knowledge sharing throughout the day.
Presenters and radio hosts Charlie Tee and Laurie Charlesworth chair a series of informative panel discussions with artists, brands and industry professionals. Topics include signing music to labels, event management, publishing, copyright, and marketing. Speakers and panelists include a range of influential members of the dance music community, whose work ranges across radio stations such as Rinse FM, venues such as Printworks, British music copyright collective PRS, and Hospital Records artists. Hear from Emerald, BCee, Koven, Charlotte Haining, Degs, and more.
Educational music production/DJ workshops will be hosted by Beatport, Education & Bass, DJ Rap, and Hospital Records artists Nu:Tone and Keeno. There will also be A&R speed feedback sessions for up-and-coming artists to have one-to-one feedback with label owners, A&Rs and artists.
For details and to book tickets, go to hospitalrecords.com.