WOMEN IN MUSIC: Who gives a f***?!

A day long extravaganza at The Old Coal Yard and Cobalt Studios CIC that will feature some of the most empowering guest speakers for women and non-binary guests. We have partnered with sister organisation Forward NE to bring you a networking event with likeminded individuals, located at the heart of Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle.

Take THE KEYCHANGE PLEDGE

The Keychange Pledge has already had a huge impact on the music industry. With the Pledge, Keychange offers an effective tool and tailored support to increase representation throughout the music world.

Tits, Tunes and Tabloids

Conversations surrounding the entertainment media’s treatment of young women are more prominent recently than ever before, following the recent documentary ‘Framing Britney Spears’, which explores her struggles with fame, legal conservatorship and bullying under the guise of journalism. Although the attention is finally on the press’ mistreatment and misogyny - which has taken the careers, spirits and even lives of far too many - the question still remains: why has it taken this much to confront the media, and why is it a phenomena rooted in sexism?

The music industry, misogyny and the male gaze

By Darcy Nathan Growing up as a young, female music fan in the 00s and 10s was a mixed bag. Whilst we had the progressive changes towards the ‘body positivity’ movement we see today (think Destiny’s Child - Bootylicious, the rise of Kim K, and Sir Mix-a-lot), I also have lasting memories of watching the... Continue Reading →

We Need To Stop Using Female-Fronted As A Genre

By Niamh Christian We've all seen in our favourite music magazines, on Spotify playlists, on music television channels: Female Fronted bands. Bands of all different types of genres from pop-punk to metalcore, all in the same playlist. Bands with mostly male members but a female front, standing out as 'feminist' icons in the rock and... Continue Reading →

#CalledOut: Natalie Greener On Keeping Newcastle’s Music Scene Safe – Interview with Spotlight Music UK

To see the full article alongside the interview conducted by Alice Moulding, please click here! What started the #CalledOut campaign? “I started the Called-Out campaign to address the prominent issue of abuse within the creative industries. Suffering with PTSD from my own experience of being taken advantage of at the age of 17/18, it is definitely... Continue Reading →

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