|Title||Let’s Change the Record: Women Only Studio Lock-in: An experiment in audio education and transforming the recording studio space within a university setting|
There is a need to radically address the issues facing those identifying as female in the audio technology and music production space. This paper reports on an experiment in teaching and learning in a women* only recording studio.
As the course leader of the MA Music Business Management, a music manager and head of business affairs at a music label (for over two decades), I have first-hand experience of the inequality and lack of diversity within the wider music industries from recording studios to publishing houses and beyond. These new conversations in the media and on line gave us the opportunity to demand that we addressed some of these core issues.
Participants included students from Leeds College of Music, City of Westminster College, Westminster’s MA Music Business Management, Goldsmith College and respondents from an advert put out on Facebook who had a range of experience and ability, from Goldsmiths College post-graduate audio production students with a high skill level to absolute beginners who don’t know how to get started. Studio workshop sessions were punctuated by guest lectures all of whom told their stories, shared their advice and skills.
|Keywords||Women in Music, Recording studio, Music Production, Gender and technology|
|Conference||Activating Inclusive Sound Spaces|
|Web address (URL) of conference proceedings||https://inclusivesoundspaces.wordpress.com|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.npr.org/2018/02/27/588422558/if-you-want-to-be-somewhere-you-ve-got-to-occupy-it|