We are excited to welcome music executive Christine Osazuwa to the shesaid.so family in their new role as UK Director.
In this role, Osazuwa will be responsible for overseeing development and operations of the organization’s chapters and initiatives in London, Brighton & Northern England. In addition, she will start new relationships and continue existing relationships with artists, trade bodies, DSPs, label groups, and everyone working to make the UK music industry a safer and more equitable place.
“shesaid.so has always been an organization that I admire for their continuous work in empowering & representing gender minorities in the music industry. I took on this role to be able to implement change within the UK music industry around issues such as career progression at all levels, parental leave and re-entering the workforce, exploring intersectionalities across race, ethnicity, sexuality, neurodiversity, disability and so much more,” says Osazuwa.
What started as a passion project by shesaid.so CEO Andreea Magdalina in London in September 2014, has since evolved into one of the largest independent communities in the music business. The shesaid.so community consists of women, gender minorities, and allies from all sectors of the music industry: from record labels, artist management companies, and booking agencies, through to technology platforms, creative agencies, composers, artists and more. With headquarters in London and LA, shesaid.so has 18 global chapters around the world including New York City, France, Italy, and Mumbai to name a few.
“shesaid.so takes pride in having built a safe and authentic space where all women and gender minorities in music are welcome. That’s why each one of our members has been carefully curated to ensure everyone shares our values and ethos, and actively participates in the community,” says Magdalina. “Christine is no different and we are elated that she is joining the team is such a crucial role within the organization especially as the UK continues to prove its importance in pushing boundaries in an ever-evolving music industry ecosystem” she adds.
ABOUT CHRISTINE OSAZUWA:
Christine Osazuwa is currently the Strategy Director for live music & travel tech startup, Pollen, as well as the Founder of Measure of Music — part conference, part hackathon — to introduce others to the world of music & data. From running street teams to making a music documentary, Osazuwa spent most of her adolescence deeply entrenched in the music industry and went on to receive an undergrad degree in Music Business, followed by an MBA in Marketing and a Masters in Data Science.
She managed to combine all of her passions into roles consulting and working with various music startups, venues, festivals, radio stations and labels bridging the gap between music, data & business. Originally from Baltimore, MD, USA, Christine spent two years in Stockholm most recently as the Head of Data & Insights for Universal Music Sweden before calling London home working as the Global Marketing Director for Data & Insights at Warner Music Group and co-lead for WMG UK’s Employee Resource Group, The Link, for employees of colour & allies.
Connect with Christine: http://christineosazuwa.com/
Visit shesaid.so: https://www.shesaid.so/