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Meet the team running the local chapter where MEETSSS, the international meet-up, was first held Portugal at MEETSSS

Mariana Duarte Silva: “I have a degree in management and whilst I had my 9-5 official job as a media manager in a big company, I also had a hobby as PR and promoter for some parties. I was then invited to run a bar during the summer of 2005 and started my management company (Madame) to book, manage and promote underground electronic acts. In 2007 I decided to move to London to pursue this passion and got into the scene there, booking and managing acts and putting up parties in many clubs in the city, while my office was…

This month’s member spotlight features Maxie Gedge, a leader in the music industry non-profit space. Currently, Maxie serves as a project manager at Keychange, a global network focusing on building gender equity within the music industry. She is also a Communications Coordinator at the PRS Foundation, the UK’s largest charitable music talent incubator. recently partnered with PRS Power Up for our we.grow initiative, a mentorship program aimed at fast-tracking development for artists under the PRS umbrella. …

By Kayleigh Ramchand

Brenda Juliet and Giovanna Mae (L-R. Photo credit Connor Picken)

Brenda: We met last year when I started working at a small music PR agency. There were about six other employees and Gio was one of them — she reached out and we jumped on a Zoom call pretty much straight away.

We were on the call for about two hours and we just immediately gelled. …

Athens-based DJ’s Fo and VRGN come together to empower gender minorities in electronic music for World Pride

Fofi: I have been heavily involved in the music industry for the past 25+ years as a DJ, radio producer, consultant and music journalist in various media outlets, specializing in electronic music. I started DJing professionally when I was 16, so I experienced the difficulties that a girl had first hand, trying to make it in a (local) man-dominated industry, needless to say female DJs were a scarcity at the time — it was so difficult to find a role model to be inspired by, look up to, reassure in some way that there was a future, a possibility for…

Mentor for the newly-launched she.grows Spain mentoring programme in partnership with YouTube Music

For this month’s Member Spotlight we speak to she.grows Spain mentee, Pat Quinteiro; Director, Mixmag Spain / CEO, PAT Comunicaciones PR Agency / Co-Director, MUTEK Barcelona & MUTEK ES Symposium / Spain Board Member.

To find out more about the she.grows Spain mentoring scheme in partnership with YouTube Music (a hybrid mentoring programme designed to support the careers of women and gender minorities in the music business in Spain) and to apply to be a mentee, apply here.

Pat: I have to be honest, I am very excited but it is also a huge responsibility. I am well aware…

Following she.grows mentorship scheme success, is excited to be announced as Mentorship Partner for the POWER UP Participant Programme.

The POWER UP Participant Programme, developed in Summer 2020 and announced in February 2021 Programme is designed to elevate exciting Black music creators and industry professionals and address barriers for those at crucial career stages, with an annual selection of twenty music creators and twenty executives and industry professionals.

In alliance with the Black Music Coalition, the Power Up Movement will set targets and apply industry pressure to increase Black representation, empower and advocate for Black talent and industry professionals…

Sounds good, right? [Interview by Clare Everson]

Emily White has achieved a lot in her career, to say the least. She is the founder of Collective Entertainment, a talent management and consulting firm based in New York and Los Angeles, after her years as a tour manager (including runs with Imogen Heap and festivals ranging from Glastonbury to Fuji Rock), artist manager and consultant. Somehow Emily also finds the time to share her knowledge as a speaker, writer, and now podcast host.

We spoke to Emily to dive in to her most recent book “How to build a sustainable music career and collect all revenue streams” in…

Sophia Kearney and Steven Braines are co-founders of the multimedia platform and event production company HE.SHE.THEY, which bills itself as a record label, fashion label and queer party for everyone. In honor of Pride month, we’re spotlighting Kearney and Braines and the important work they do to elevate queer voices in the dance music space. They speak about “wow” moments, the sacrifices we make to pursue our dreams, and why queer folks need a seat at the decision makers’ tables.

(L/R) Sophia Kearney and Steven Braines (Photo credit: Fiona Garden)

Sophia: Our ultimate goal is that the brand in all of its facets — be it parties, clothing, the record… Sweden’s new chapter Directors, Dina Liberg and Nicole Palacio, remind us of Sweden’s contribution to the global music industry, and their hopes for the community in Sweden.

Nicole: “I decided I wanted to work in the music industry in 1992 after reading an article in Sassy, the feminist teen magazine of the time, about a woman working in marketing at Def Jam Records. I was eleven years old and just moved to Los Angeles from rural California via Medellin, Colombia. So it has certainly been a journey! …

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