London-based label and party series Boudica is holding a free online music conference on November 15 to support women and non-binary people around the world and help them engage in the music industry.
The event will take place in London’s Freemasons Hall, although will be streamable online globally via Mixcloud. Panels on subjects like mental health and wellbeing in music, the importance of social media and PR in the digital age, how different musical communities have adapted to lockdown, and the gender disparity in music will all be discussed.
Besides the panel talks, there will be DJ sets from Boudica’s own Samantha Togni, Tasha, Proteus and Object Blue.
Boudica aims to explore the darker and hedonistic side of electronic music but with the vision to build a sex and body-positive environment where people can be free to express themselves, and where sexism, homophobia, transphobia and racism won’t be tolerated. Run by womxn and non-binary people, the platform also aims to give female and non-binary artists more exposure within the industry.
Since the conference is free and can be streamed in Asia, it will be a great opportunity for Asian artists to engage in an informative discussion and gain more insight into this realm of the industry.
Grab a free ticket to the streamed talks here, and check out the full list of panel participants below:
- 11:00- 12:00 Mental Health and Well-Being.
How COVID and this year events have affected the overall well-being of people working in the music industry and how musicians, especially those belonging to minorities, can face unique challenges that leave them particularly vulnerable. Hosted by The Musicians Union
John Shortell (The Musicians Union)
Sital Panesar (MusicaTherapy / Music Support)
Ali Hill (Music Industry Therapists / Mindful Music)
Helena Star (Foundation FM)
Chula Goonewardene (CM Therapy / AzuraMinds)
Samantha Togni (The Musicians Union / Boudica)
-12:00-13:00 Press, PR, social media and the importance of an artist’s online presence.
How traditional ways have been bypassed and ways to move forward after this radical year.
Hosted by AIM
Sarah Story (The Little Pink Book / Capital)
Amanda Freeman (Freeman PR)
Alice Browne (The Prizm Network)
Frankie Davison (Stereo Sancity)
-13:00-14:00 A conversation exploring the disparity of gender throughout the music industry and how crucial having role models is for young people's confidence.
Hosted By Keychange
Magdalena Jensen (Keychange)
Shauni Caballero (The Go 2 Agency)
Cori Chinnici (AWAL / The MMF)
Faux Naïf (Mother Superior / M II M)
-14:00-15:00 How communities have adapted to the lockdown, how plans have shifted during 2020 and what have they done to re-invent themselves.
Demetra Georgiu (London Sound Academy)
Sophia Kearney (He.She.They / The Weird and The Wonderful)
Fayann Smith (October Collective)
Alice Whittington (Soundway Records)
Lewis G Burton (Inferno)
- 15:00 - 16:00 Samantha Togni
- 16:00 - 17:00 Proteus
- 17:00 - 18:00 Tasha
- 18:00 - 19:00 object blue