Wed, 05 May 2021 08:43:00 GMT
A change is gonna come! But it’s 2021 and global awards ceremonies are still failing to recognise women or anybody of colour amongst dominant lists of male nominees mostly being white.
In the article ‘Underrepresented Composers Get a Helping Hand From New Agencies and Databases’, Variety covers the importance of agencies that are working to build databases of musicians and composers who haven’t had the attention they deserve.
Managing director of SixtyFour Music New York Rebecca Grierson spoke to Variety about her work with Free the Work.
“Since 2017, Grierson has been working with a team to find composers from historically underrepresented groups who had no representation. “We wanted to build the database with people who had some experience of composing for film, TV or games so people couldn’t counter-argue that these people had no experience and so we’re not going to hire them,” she says. “The database so far includes the names of 212 underrepresented composers.”
As the official music partner of Free the Work, it seemed natural for the team to create a company that offers a space to highlight composers' work that will increase opportunities for underrepresented artists.
Anne Booty, SixtyFour Music’s head of TV & Film cites the lack of female talent alone being unrecognised across all categories of the industry as we’re working in a cycle of people “bringing their friends on board” and forming “an old boy’s club”.
The world is beginning to respond to the lack of colour and gender balance in the media, it’s high time we all contributed to change.
SixtyFour Talent was conceived by Anne Booty, Nick Payne and Rebecca Grierson alongside Johnnie Burn in response to the enormous lack of diversity in the film and television industry.
Its unique roster has been curated with gender diverse, multi-race and LGBTQI+ composers who bring a wealth of experience from their unique backgrounds to the new company. Get to know the roster here.view more - CreativeSixtyFour Music, Wed, 05 May 2021 08:43:00 GMT