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Abbey Road Studios launches International Women’s Day Festival

Abbey Road Studios has announced a programme of masterclasses and mentorship sessions to coincide with International Women’s Day and address the gender imbalance that exists in the industry.

The Equalise programme is intended to highlight the fact that less than five per cent of music producers and engineers are women. Running from March 1-8 (International Women’s Day is March 8), the programme pledges to provide the tools, knowledge and support to inspire and empower more women to join the industry.

As part of the initiative, a raft of leading producers and engineers will be taking part in masterclass, panel sessions and one-to-one mentoring opportunities throughout the week. Among those taking part are Abbie McCarthy, Baby Queen, Charlie Deakin-Davies, Cloves, Cosha, Dani Bennet Spragg, Fiona Cruickshank, Georgia, Hamzaa, Hannah V, Homay Schmitz, Kali Claire, Marta Di Nozzi, Shura and many more. 

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Abbey Road Studios managing director, Isabel Garvey, commented: “2021 already feels like a brighter, more optimistic year, so it’s exciting to see so many of our friends coming together to inspire the next generation as part of our Abbey Road Equalise virtual festival for International Women’s Day. 

“I’m thrilled that we’re able to extend the week beyond panel discussions and masterclasses, with one-to-one mentoring for those who want to understand the roles beyond music production and engineering, too. I’m looking forward to when we can bring everyone together in person to further this agenda.”

The week-long programme can be found at