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Change the Record (Both Sides Now)

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Change is starting to happen around the roles, representation and recognition of women in music. But still only 17% of UK songwriters and composers registered with the PRS are women, only 15% of record labels are majority owned by women, and only 32% of employees across the industry are women.

Change the Record is your chance to take positive action around the existing gender imbalance, and affect permanent change around the perception, opportunities and profiling of women in music – from the classroom, to the boardroom, to the stage.

Designed to galvanise and inspire, this event will feature provocations, conversations and practical how-to sessions from leading music industry figures and innovators. With an agenda shaped by over 90 voices from across the sector, we’ll explore topics such as women in leadership, talent and career progression and parenthood.

We need people of all genders, ages, backgrounds and experience to contribute. Whether you’re an artist, music organisation, educator, journalist, label, publisher, young person, promoter – or simply interested in the conversation – we want to hear from you.

We’ll take forward your most pressing issues from the day to an online poll, to coincide with the centenary of the 1918 general election (the first in which some women were able to vote). The results will inform a brand new crowd-sourced ‘manifesto’ for gender equality in music which we’ll take to policy makers, people of influence and into the political sphere.


Change the Record is part of Both Sides Now – our three-year programme to support, inspire and showcase women in music.