Universal Production Music
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 14:28:26 GMT
Universal Production Music today announced the digital release of '100% HER’, a new production music album with all tracks composed, mixed and mastered by women.
100% HER is a collaborative effort between Universal Production Music and shesaid.so, an international and diverse network of women within the music industry. The initiative was also supported by She Is The Music – a global non-profit working to increase the number of women in music.
The project aims to increase the number of women working in production music and drive visibility to help close the gender gap in this space. The album release was timed in celebration of International Women’s Day.
Andreea Magdalina, founder of shesaid.so, said: "It has been an honour working with Universal Production Music on a project that not only brings real value to women who make music, but a real business opportunity as well. Studies show the percentage of women working in the music studio is extremely low, so we wanted to come up with an idea that brings visibility to women already doing work in this space whilst creating more awareness about production music as a viable career path for those who are new to it. I hope that the 10 creators whose tracks we selected will see great benefits from it over time."
You can listen to the album on Spotify below:
To create the album, the campaign sought out production music tracks created solely by women and aimed to build more awareness around production music within all-women music networks. Universal Production Music conducted a broad search for female-identifying composers and artists to be featured in upcoming compilations of original tracks.
100% HER features ten tracks spanning electronica, future R&B, future bass and more. The songs were picked out of 470 submissions received from across the globe including from France, Turkey, Australia, Sweden, U.S., UK and Europe, among other places.
Dina Liberg, senior key account manager at Universal Production Music, said: “It’s no secret there’s a lack of female composers within the industry and, while this is just the beginning, we want to help affect change. Our hope is that this project has encouraged more female composers and artists to consider working in production music and share their work with the world, and that the music industry will take action to further support this important change for good.”
Caroline Elleray, senior VP A&R of Universal Music Publishing Group and executive committee member of She Is The Music, said: “She Is The Music is proud to support Universal Production Music and she said.so in their endeavour to increase the number of women working in music. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but we’re determined to keep the momentum going towards meaningful change.”
‘100% HER’ will be released on the Universal Production Music Atmosphere label and will be available for licensing here.
The album will also be pressed to limited-edition 12” vinyl for press only.
‘100% HER’ track list:
‘Jhene’ - Mona Khoshoi
‘Solitude’ - Kate Elizabeth Lloyd
‘Fall’ - Villette
‘Altitude’ - Sarah May Playford
‘Fields of Glee’ - Emily Marie Richou
‘94’’ - Marilyn Deang
‘Open Ocean’ - Bryn Bliska
‘Luna’ - Elizabeth Charlotte Massey
‘M&M’ - Charley M van Veldhoven
‘Jazz In The Park W/Tea’ – Jen Miller
Categories: Media and Entertainment, Record LabelsUniversal Production Music, Mon, 09 Mar 2020 14:28:26 GMT