Equalizer Talk with Charli XCX

Online Virtual EventNovember 10th, 2020

Spotify Equalizer Talk with Charli XCX

2020 is soon coming to an end and we all know it’s been a year out of the ordinary – to say the least – for a lot of people in the artist community.

Equalizer invites female and non-binary music creators to a unique inspirational virtual hangout with no other than pop sensation Charli XCX to talk about her year, the lock-down album ‘how i’m feeling right now’ and how to keep the creativity going during the pandemic – moderated by New York based journalist Cherie Hu.

The talk will be online with a capacity of 100 people – women and non-binary music creators only. Apply below to secure your spot!

"Obviously this year has been difficult and challenging on so many levels and so I think it’s important to be really open and have conversations with the community surrounding you. Being creative has really gotten me through this time, particularly at the beginning, so it's important for me to have an open dialogue with the artistic community. We’re in this together.”

About Charli XCX

Charli XCX has earned critical acclaim for her forward-thinking musical output and refreshing entrepreneurial spirit that has seen her carve her own lane on the global pop circuit. A singer, songwriter, video director, documentary maker, radio host and record label boss, Charli’s story is one of an artist continuing to succeed without compromise. She has collaborated with some of the most prominent global superstars such as Lizzo, Troye Sivan, Selena Gomez and HAIM alongside future game changers such as Kim Petras, Christine and the Queens, Yaeji and Clairo.

In 2020, Charli continues to break boundaries – this year has seen her first BRIT nomination for British Female Solo Artist, marking a huge moment of validation from a mainstream audience that Charli has built on her own terms. In reaction to the global COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, Charli has proven herself to be one of the most adaptable artists working today; initially providing programs of Instagram live sessions that invited various guests to spark conversation, share insight, or simply entertain fans across the world who are currently practicing social distancing. Charli’s vision then expanded further, leading her to announce ‘how i’m feeling now’ – a new album to be written, recorded and released in 39 days, completely in self-isolation.

About Cherie Hu

Cherie Hu is an award-winning writer and researcher focusing on the intersection of music, technology and money. She runs the music-tech newsletter Water & Music, and has also written hundreds of articles for the likes of Billboard, Forbes, NPR Music, Music Business Worldwide, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone. She has spoken as an expert commentator on CNBC and SiriusXM, as a guest lecturer at institutions like New York University, Northeastern University and the University of Oregon and as a moderator, panelist or keynoter at over 30 conferences around the world.

When: November 10th 2020 at 8pm CET

Where: Online (via zoom)

How do I get an invite? The event is full but you can still sign up to be on the waiting list. You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail no later than November 4th.

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With female we refer to anyone who identifies as female, cis or trans. With non-binary we refer to anyone who identifies outside the gender binary.

Who has been involved in Equalizer to date?

Since it launched in 2017, Equalizer has involved more than 100 songwriters, producers and industry professionals in networking sessions, the podcast, producer camps and more. We’ve had the privilege of welcoming some of the world’s greatest writers and producers on board, including Noonie Bao, Veronica Maggio, Katy Perry, Max Martin, Shellback, Kygo, Mabel, Linnea Henriksson and many, many more.

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