"As a woman working in music production, I felt that there was an opportunity to share my knowledge, experience and contacts with women in the northeast who wanted to learn more and access work in this area.
So, I applied for arts council funding to run this project.
The intention was to identify, and hopefully break down barriers, to "open the door" to more women working as music producers in the local music industry”
– Lisa Murphy (Project Lead)
In November 2020, Lisa Murphy - a music producer and teacher based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the northeast of England - began a 6-month project titled ‘Women in Music Production’. The intention of this project was to support more women into work as music producers, an area of the music industry in which they are under-represented.
Four aspiring female music producers were selected to access weekly skills/knowledge development sessions, recording and production projects at professional studios and guest workshops from prominent local music producers.
In order to capture the success of this project and share with others, we teamed up with local video production company Bridgelight Media to make a mini-documentary. The documentary is the story of the project from the perspective of those involved. We hope that this mini-documentary is a positive insight into the journey of these music producers, and acts as an inspiration to anyone wanting to pursue a career in music production - regardless of their gender.
This project was made possible using public funding from Arts Council England, through the National Lottery Grants scheme.
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