Can you provide an overview of the Women In The Studio National Accelerator. Including its mission to support women and non gender conforming people in the music production industry? What inspired the creation of this program?
The Women in the Studio National Accelerator offers women, gender fluid, non-binary, and gender non-conforming music producer-songwriters a series of curated workshops, educational sessions, and networking opportunities during a seven-month program.
The Accelerator started out of necessity. Research from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative suggests that women are massively underrepresented across the music industry – especially in the studio. Of the top songs released between 2012-2021, only 2.8% are produced by women. This imbalance is something that Music Publishers Canada is committed to helping change, and we are challenging all of our partners to help us.