Sony music publisher (SMP) has partnered with non-profit organization Girls Make Beats (GMB) to host a songwriting and composition workshop for young women in music.
The collaboration marks the launch of Sony music group‘s second annual Beyond The Instrument program, an ongoing initiative “designed to develop the next generation of music industry leaders,” says SMP.
The project is supported by SMP songwriters and members of the Emmy-winning, BAFTA-nominated collective Bleeding Fingers Music.
SMP songwriters involved include Crystal Nicole, Caroline Ailin and Sarah Aarons, while Laurentia Editha, Adam Lukas, Christian Lundberg, Anze Rozman, Kara Talve and Denise Santos represented Bleeding Fingers Music.
During the workshop, 15 students enrolled at GMB created an original song and video music about women’s empowerment, says SMP, and provided the students with resources and connections to music professionals from across the industry.
The workshop is part of a series of composition programs aimed at highlighting the next generation of songwriters, composers, producers, DJs and audio engineers, says SMP.
The second edition of the Beyond The Instrument program expands SMP’s relationship with Bleeding Fingers.
In 2020the two institutions created a Screen Scoring Diversity Scholarship for Black composition students as part of the Screen Scoring Master’s Program at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.
“Songwriting and composing are viable career paths that have traditionally been male-dominated fields.”
Tiffany Miranda, girls make beats
Tiffany Miranda, President and Founder of Girls Make Beats said, “Songwriting and composing are viable career paths that have traditionally been male-dominated.
“We are honored and excited to have our girls mentored by the inspirational industry professionals at Sony Music Publishing and Bleeding Fingers to create a pipeline for the next generation of music creators.”
“Working with Girls Make Beats gives SMG the opportunity to further expand its commitment to inspiring and preparing future music guides.”
Towalame Austin, Sony Music Group
Towalame Austin, Executive Vice President, Philanthropy and Social Impact, Sony Music Group, added: “We are thrilled to bring back our Beyond the Instrument program – expanded this year to offer exciting opportunities for aspiring songwriters and composers.
“Working with Girls Make Beats gives SMG the opportunity to further expand its commitment to inspiring and preparing future music leaders – through the creative lens of our own songwriters.”
“The young talent behind the Girls Make Beats program is extraordinary.”
Russell Emmanuel, Sony production music
Russell Emanuel, President and CEO of Sony Production Music, said: “The young talent behind the Girls Make Beats program are exceptional and working with them is a rare privilege.
“It’s exciting to feel the raw energy and talent these girls bring to the table. The results speak for themselves.”music business worldwide
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