- It involves a survey, a physical summit and a digital DJ guide.
Copenhagen-based collective Future Female Sounds is starting a new venture to study and resolve challenges for woman-identifying and non-binary DJs in Europe.
In partnership with She Said So and female pressure, the non-profit organisation is first launching a survey to gather data on the working conditions of women and gender-minority DJs. Launching this week, the poll hopes to reach 1,000 people, Future Female Sounds told Resident Advisor. Responses are anonymised and questions cover topics such as the gender pay gap, visual marketing of female DJs, sexuality-based discrimination and business skills.
That information will be analysed and presented at a physical summit in Copenhagen around mid-June, depending on pandemic-related restrictions. Industry veterans and artists will be flown in and European female/non-binary DJs can apply to attend. Funded by the European Commission, the conference will focus on digital, managerial and economic issues.
Findings from that event will then be compiled into an industry handbook that will feature advice from experts as well as a directory of women-oriented DJ groups and networks.
Check out the survey to participate. For more information on the overall project, follow Future Female Sounds on social media.
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