In celebration of International Women's Day, Herizon Music Foundation supports the United Nation's 2021 message #ChooseToChallenge. Women representing countries around the globe are choosing to challenge ideas that depict gender bias and discrimination in the music industry. By challenging these notions, we open the door to merit-based success for all women. Herizon Music programs promote equality through education, experience, and role-modeling programs. Donate today!
The problem: 12% of major music festival acts are female or female fronted 12% of the 600 most popular songs are by female songwriters 5% of working audio engineers are women 2% of working music producers are women Yet, women make up 50% of concert ticket sales and 51% of music streaming audiences. Talk about a major gender disparity problem!
Our programs include: -- Scholarship grants that build adolescents' musical and technical skills -- The podcast "Backstage Chats with Women In Music," which shares the stories of trailblazers and rising stars -- Random Acts of Music, which connects independent musicians with virtual event hosts for *paid* performances -- Music business educational series (early development) so women have access to the tools and mentors necessary for an equal shot at success in the music industry.
By supporting these programs, you help prepare women for music industry leadership roles, introduce team-building and tech skills, squash imposter syndrome, and promote a sense of self-worth. Most importantly during the time of COVID-19, we're connecting women to paying gigs so they can put food on the table when live performances are not an option.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Herizon Music Foundation
Podcast "Backstage Chats With Women In Music"
Facebook Page for Herizon Music & Backstage Chats