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Female Songwriters Day 2021 possible!
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It’s time to get more females/non binaries visible on the global hit lists.
It’s time to achieve greater financial equality.
It’s time to manifest the female power behind many good songs.
It’s time to connect and encourage female writers globally!
We’ll make a difference – in accordance with the UN Global Goals 2030, for equality!
You can write alone or together with females/non binary from all over the world.
Create from anywhere you want – a café, a music studio, the beach or online. Start writing when the time is right for you and keep going for as long as you want!
Everything related to Female Songwriters Day is completely free of charge! We want to help you connect and meet new friends in music, develop your skills and and have fun with other songwriters and producers. Welcome to join!
MAKE YOUR CREATIVITY YOUR BUSINESS
With Josefina Carlbom (SE)
Josefina Carlbom is an entrepreneur, a lawyer and a business advisor within the music industry. She started off her music industry career as a company lawyer at Warner Music Nordics in 2009.
In 2015 she followed her heart and her intuition and took a big leap of faith and started her own company J Law through which she, since then, has been representing artists, producers, songwriters and other creators and companies within the music and entertainment industry, both on a Swedish and international level.
“I have been working in the music industry since 2009 and I have seen the seasons change, the landscape change and the structures change. I have seen how artists and other creators relentlessly pivot to adapt to the constantly changing times and I am so inspired by all of you great and courageous creators out there.”
Josefina has a huge passion for creativity, music and art and her big mission is to help and support creators with their rights, agreements and businesses. She wants you to be able to thrive and shine and to be able to focus on what you do best – create magic.
BECOMING A MUSIC PRODUCER
With Sammy Jay Powell (US)
Mercury nominated, British-born SJae (also known as Sammy Jay) was the UK’s first female music producer who has been hailed in the US as ‘the best in the business’ by many of her peers including some of the world’s biggest music stars and producers.
Living and working in Los Angeles, the producer, writer and singer, has over two decades of experience in the industry and has worked with the likes of Raphael Saadiq, The Roots, Ricki-Lee, Booty Luv, Terri Walker, Mis-teeq, Mark Morisson, EXO and Rod Stewart to name a few.
In her webinar Sammy Jay Powell will talk about her story, how she became a music producer and how to navigate this heavily male-dominated field in the music industry – Why it’s important for women to enter this field and how to get started.
THE NETWORKING CHALLENGE
With Inés Martinez Llinas (ES)
Inés Martinez is a music business professional currently at the heart of the international talent agency Vocalkitchen, based in The Netherlands.
Working with a passionate team of professionals, she helps to develop the artistry and profile of singer-songwriters, working with labels, publishers, and DJs & Producers to get tailored placement for vocalists, recent examples include DJs such as Armin van Buuren and Lost Frequencies.
“Networking can come more naturally to some people than others, and after realizing how crucial it can be to our personal and professional lives, I placed it at the core of all that I do. Through my own and others’ experiences in the industry, I have developed a series of tips and techniques that everyone can use to build stronger relationships and grow their networks.
As a result of cultural conditioning and societal pressure, women and gender-binary individuals, find It hard to put ourselves at the forefront, but it’s time for that to change. Let’s work together to take the central stage in our lives and the world! Join my networking challenge.“
Inés is also the co-founder of Featuring Females, a non-profit organization that empowers women and gender-binary singers, songwriters and producers, through free educational and networking events.
MIXING AND MASTERING MASTERCLASS
With Melisha Linell (SE)
Melisha Linnell is a music producer, sound engineer, mix and master engineer with a recording studio in Brewhouse, Gothenburg Sweden and she earned a bachelor degree in music production from University of Dalarna even though she has worked many years as a producer before that. She also teaches music production, mixing and mastering at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg.
She has been mastering professionally since 2005 and has also studied mastering practices in Studio Bohus as well as Svenska Grammofonstudion.
Linnell is also the founder of non profit organization EQLovesMusic, working for equality within music production.
During the masterclass you will learn:
- History and mixing mastering processes
- The creativity of mix, mastering and the Top down process
- Hands on tips and tricks
- Conventions and standards applied in the real world
With Maria Marcus (SE)
Swedish songwriter/producer Maria Marcus has made a multi platinum career as a writer and producer for others, mainly in countries like Japan and South Korea. With over 9 million sold albums she continues to write and produce for artists like Red Velvet, Monsta X, Oh My Girl!, Happiness, Sudannayuzuyullu, Exile Tribe, Namie Amuro and many others.
Among many career highlights, Maria wrote and produced “Listen”, performed by American Idol participant Haley Reinhart to market James Cameron’s award-winning TV series on global warming, “Years of Living Dangerously” with Hollywood stars like Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matt Damon and Jessica Alba.
With Mariella Bambi Garcia Balandina (SE)
Bambi is a former Musikmakarna student and an up and comer within the K-pop genre. She’s a producer, songwriter and vocal producer specialized in ballads, RnB and urban pop.
She collaborates with writers from all over the world, especially Korean writers. She has released two songs (“Galaxy” and “Blue”) with Taeyeon who’s the leader for Girls Generation. The song Blue ended up as #1 in 11 countries on the iTunes charts as a B-side to the single “Four Seasons”.
“When writing K-pop, due to the size of the bands, there’s usually a lot of vocal tracks. That’s why Melodyne is my go to when it comes to dealing with these huge vocal packages and making sure everything fits together.”
Melodyne is an audio editing software where you can adjust parameters such as pitch, timing, volume, formant etc. for every note and it works on both instruments and vocals. The software can be used in a variety of situations but is mostly used for vocal editing. In Bambi’s words: “Turning a good performance into a great one – but most definitely a tight one.”
In this webinar Bambi teaches the basics of Melodyne, how she works with leads and dubs including some more advanced tips like how to make harmonies from the lead, using Melodyne as a de-esser and more!