Rebekah and Sydney Blu launch 23by23, a campaign to increase women artists on label rosters

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  • The aim is to get labels to commit to at least 23 percent by 2023.
  • Rebekah and Sydney Blu launch 23by23, a campaign to increase women artists on label rosters image
  • Rebekah and Sydney Blu have launched a campaign to encourage record labels to add more women artists to their roster. 23by23 wants labels to commit to having at least 23 percent women artists by 2023. Outlets like Toolroom, Soma and Gorgon City's REALM are supporting the campaign by organising remix competitions and demo challenges via the Metapop community, which is powered by Native Instruments. Ableton will also host online production content in 2022, to support women, trans and non-binary artists. "Starting out on many labels as the first women producer nine years ago, it seems that only baby steps have been made in this area to have more women representation," said Rebekah. "It's also important to note women of colour are not only underrepresented on dance labels but also affected the most by discrimination so this makes it even more imperative for diversity to be a priority." You can support the campaign with the hashtag #23by23. In September 2020, Rebekah launched the #ForTheMusic campaign with an open letter to the dance music community about sexual assault and rape within the industry. Read the letter, and sign the petition.