KeychangeNote from the editor

Song Brewery is part of Keychange 2023

Dear songwriters,

I am delighted to share about our participation in the Keychange 2023 program, which aims to advocate for gender parity within the music industry.

Keychange is a movement that counts the discounted. Taking action to empower talented underrepresented genders with training, mentoring, and network support plus conferences and showcasing opportunities at partner festivals. The initiative was founded by Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, PRS Foundation in UK and is co-funded by the European commissions “Creative Europe” initiative.

The Song Brewery blog is non exclusive of any gender, but has always put an obvious focus on females and gender minorities. This is because we believe that a lot of talent goes under the radar for no obvious reasons.

It is an honor for us to have been selected as one of 74 representatives (drawn from 830 applications) from all over Europe and we take the mission to raise awareness and bring about change very seriously!

The Keychange program involves attendence of a couple of festivals all over Europe throughout the year and we will keep you posted on stats, numbers and movements about gender balance here on the blog. For that matter, we have created a new category “Keychange”, which you can select in the blog menu. See screenshot.

To kick off the year with some female empowerment, we are sharing the official Keychange Spotify playlist right here:

We also created a “Gender Balance Song Revolution” playlist with songs that adress gender inequality in music. It includes songs from Margo Price, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys and many more. If you have a song that you think should be added (indies and major label artists all welcome), please send us an email!

Link to Playlist:

Thank you to the Keychange team for supporting Song Brewery!

Looking forward to the kick off meeting in February!

Read all about Keychange 2023 here:

Keychange Acknowledgement:

“Katie Wellenberg is powered by Keychange –
by Reeperbahn Festival, PRS Foundation and Musikcentrum Öst, supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, in partnership with Tallinn Music Week, Iceland Airwaves, BIME, Oslo World, Linecheck, Ireland Music Week, SACEM, Liverpool Sound City, Way Out West, Different Sounds, MAMA, Mutek and Breakout West.“

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