In this section one can find some useful documents if you are a FLINTGA person who wants to start DJing and/or producing. We also added some publications about inclusivity in the music sector, various databases and a list of organisations/collectives which focus on equalising the industry.
FEMALE PRESSURE DATABASE
"female:pressure is a transnational online database and network of women*, AFAB, transgender, transfeminine, transmasculine, intersex [+gender optional], genderqueer, gender nonconforming, a-gender and/or non-binary DJs, musicians, composers, producers, visual artists, agents, journalists and researchers working in the realms of electronic music and visual arts. It is a publicly accessible source of information, a means of communication and a tool to disclose the existence and the work of women*, non-binary, transgender and gender fluid people in this seemingly cis-male dominated field. In 2021, female:pressure celebrates its 23rd anniversary."
FUTURE FEMALE SOUNDS' DIGITAL DJ GUIDE
"A Roadmap To Greater Equality for DJs is the product of months of hard work that went into producing the first European Female DJ Summit. In it you will find: industry advice; tips and tricks; information on vital networks; lists of collectives and organisations pushing for inclusivity across Europe and much more!
The guide comprises of the following 7 chapters: Introduction; The Strength of Networks; Insights from the Survey; The Importance of Business Skills; Digital Presence and Branding; A Utopian Future Music Industry; and lastly, Digital Resources.
Contributors to the guide include: FFS Team, Cristina Lazic, Nereya Otieno, Marie Fol, and all of our lovely DJs.
All photos in the guide are taken by Amanda Thomsen."
ECLAT CREW BERLIN'S PRODUCTION TUTORIALS AND RESSOURCES ABOUT MUSIC
"éclat | eɪˈklɑː |
noun: brilliant display or effect; social distinction or conspicuous success
Éclat Crew is a Berlin-based Electronic Music Collective aiming to support, promote, and inspire the practice and output of female, trans and non-binary artists through collaboration and cooperation.
We meet fortnightly in Berlin to work on shared music-making challenges. We also throw parties, and collaborate with other collectives and events around Berlin and Europe."
"Made to showcase, leverage and directly support as many black artists, producers and labels from different spectrums of music as possible. A list of black artists, producers and black-owned labels on Bandcamp driven by an energised and enthusiastic community, encouraging you to consider these artists when purchasing music, and continue to circulate. This list is maintained by a group of volunteers."
CLEAN SCENE REPORT
Clean Scene is a climate action collective exploring alternative futures for dance music. They have a slack channel that you can join.
Summary of the report: "With vaccinations rolling out, we hope to dance again. But before the planes start taxiing up the runways once more, we should acknowledge the unique chance for the music industry to take stock, and use this restart as an opportunity for change. The demand for a small number of DJs to tour constantly is the result of an environmentally unsustainable industry — and an industry that we have an opportunity to collectively reimagine. This report collates and analyses the carbon footprint of Resident Advisor’s top 1000 DJs touring in 2019."
THE MUSIC COALITION ANNUAL REPORT
ANNENBERG INCLUSION INITIATIVE
"Our annual report on inclusion in music examines gender and race/ethnicity of artists and content creators across 800 popular songs on the Billboard Hot 100 year-end charts from 2012 to 2019. The study also evaluates gender for six years of Grammy nominations for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Producer of the Year, and Best New Artist."
CREATIVE MENTORING WITH Isabella Bassi
Isabella Bassi is an Italo-Brazilian music composer, sound designer, DJ and tutor based in Berlin, with an enthusiasm for music education and music therapy.
Isabella Bassi is now offering mentoring and feedback sessions for people (artists and electronic music enthusiasts) who would really benefit from a personalised, caring approach, considering their personal obstacles and emotional needs encountered when learning and making electronic music.
Whether you are new to electronic music production or need help with ongoing projects, you will be supported and guided into different creative processes that allow you to improve your skills, experiment and improvise, challenge current habits and overcome creative blockages.
SEXISM FREE NIGHT REPORT
The research activities of Sexism Free Night were based in a Europe-wide websurvey aimed at collect information on the prevalence of sexism and sexual violence among over-18s in Europe, and to analyse its intersections with specific key factors such as patterns of drug use, participation in nightlife and party environments, nightlife mobility and beliefs about sexual violence.
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