New membership body to support female musicians
A new membership body has been formed to represent female musicians, including those working in musical theatre.
Charity Help Musicians UK and membership organisation Women in Music have teamed up to create Women in Music Great Britain and Women in Music Northern Ireland.
These are the first European branches of the New York-based Women in Music organisation, with the aim of supporting all women working in the UK music industry.
Women and men of any level of experience who work in the industry in any genre can join, with membership free for the first year.
Membership benefits will include educational seminars, masterclasses and workshops with industry professionals, roundtable discussions on topics relevant to the industry, and networking events.
Help Musicians UK has said the new partnership with is part of the charity’s commitment to promoting gender equality in the UK music industry.
Christine Brown, director of external affairs at Help Musicians UK, said: “As a female senior executive in the UK music industry, I am part of the next generation.
“It has always been my goal to act as a catalyst and to raise awareness while empowering other women in music.
“It is important that we recognise the real worth of this growing movement and act collaboratively – as it is only together that we can effect positive change.”