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Inspiring Women: Vick Bain

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The third in a series of talks for young women, non-binary and trans folk considering a career in music, whether that’s on stage or behind the scenes.

In the final event of this series, we’ll be chatting to music industry consultant and campaigner Vick Bain who is from Gateshead and still has strong links to the North East. She’ll discuss her journey into the music industry, the work she’s doing to support gender equality, how she’s overcome challenges, as well as top tips for forging your own path in the music industry.

You’ll get a chance to ask Vick questions of your own, and find out more about an upcoming creative residency for young music creators that we’re running in summer 2021.

Come along and hear from inspiring women, and be inspired to explore your own creativity with other like-minded young people!

When and where

Wednesday 12 May, 5-6pm

Online, via Zoom

Who it’s for

This event is aimed at supporting and inspiring the next generation, and making music more equal, diverse and inclusive.

To sign-up you should:

  • Be based in the North of England
  • Identify as female, non-binary or trans

Delivered in partnership by Brighter Sound (as part of Both Sides Now), Sage Gateshead (as part of Turn Up The Quiet) and We Make Culture.

How to sign up

Please complete an online sign-up form below. If completing this form online presents any barriers to you, please let us know by calling 0161 546 5334 or emailing info@brightersound.com.

Sign-up form

More information

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Both Sides Now Programme Manager Lucy at LucyS@brightersound.com.


Vick Bain has worked in music for twenty-five years. For six years she was CEO of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors and is now a music industry consultant and campaigner for diversity & inclusion in the music industry. She is currently the interim Director of Strategy at Attitude is Everything, a charity focused on disabled accessibility in music.

Vick is the author of Counting the Music Industry, founder of The F-List directory of female musicians and a PhD researcher at Queen Mary University looking at women’s careers in the music industry.

Vick was enrolled into the Music Week Women in Music Awards Roll Of Honour 2017 and the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Music Industry Powerlist 2018. Vick is also a director of the board of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, a music tech start-up called Delic and is a trustee of Parents & Carers in Performing Arts (PiPA).